Stop Looking, You’ve Found Us!
Welcome to the best thing that has happened to your childcare life since the first time you read a Babysitter’s Club book. We know there are other places you can go to work with children. We also know that as a loving, qualified, and trustworthy babysitter, CSS is where you belong.
We know what makes a babysitter great and what makes a great babysitter happy. Not only do we know how everything works, we know how hard the job can be. We expect a lot from our sitters, and that’s why we’ve got their backs. We give them advice when they need it, we help them nurture their strengths, and we make sure they feel like a valued part of our team.
We want you to love this job.
Want To Be A Sitter?
- Do you love kids?
- Do you play hard?
- Do you take childcare seriously?
- Do you feel confident in your childcare abilities?
- Do you need a flexible schedule?
- Do you want to be part of an incredible Chicago family?
Welcome to the greatest Sitter Experience of your Childcare Career!
We know how rewarding and awesome babysitting gigs can be. We also know they can be stressful, frustrating, and tough — especially with families you don’t know!
We screen each family before you meet them and then provide you with a detailed profile. There are no surprises when you walk in the door. We match our sitters to families based on personality, discipline style, location and schedule needs.
- We have placements for all schedules.
- We are entirely flexible.
- We are here with advice and support.
- We’ve got your back.
After the application, what happens next?
We will review your application and, if you are a good fit, we will contact you to start our interview process. After we have met with you, we will then run a background check and follow up with all of your references. When we get your rave reviews from all parties, we will invite you to the team. The whole process takes about two weeks.
Please understand that although being a babysitter includes lots of giggling, blowing bubbles, and peek-a-boo, we take our screening process VERY seriously. We will check all references thoroughly and will follow up with every family. As we have said, our reputation relies on wonderful sitters, and we will only work with the best. Our sitters do not simply supervise while attached to a cell phone. They are fun, creative, engaging, and involved. We are shaping young minds and raising future adults. We take that responsibility incredibly seriously and need to know that you do too.
What’s the pay and how does it work?
You will be paid directly from your client family at the end of each placement. Your hourly rate will vary from family to family. It will be calculated using a variety of factors such as the number and ages of children and any special needs the family may have. The pre-determined rate posted on the website will be approved by each family and will typically range between $15 and $20 an hour. You will know this rate before you accept a placement.
Who are these families and what are the kids like?
Every family is different. We understand how nerve-racking it can be to walk into a new home, be faced with new rules and expectations, and have no idea what they actually want from you. Never have that worry again! Before you are placed in a new home, we will send you as much information as we can about the family including discipline style, bedtimes, age-appropriate tantrums or freakouts occurring as of late, demeanor of the parents, and so on. We want you to go to the placement feeling confidently prepared and able to do your best job.
What’s my schedule?
We know you have a life outside of being a sitter and won’t be available to work every weekend year-round, but we also know things are tough these days! Sometimes you will want to work every night possible. You can accept or decline any placement. In a show? Friend in town? Mid-terms? No problem. Want to work? Fantastic! Simply make sure your scheduled availability is always up to date. We operate with Google Calendar, and you will be expected to do so as well.
Perfect! Please fill out the questionnaire and follow the steps to register. After reviewing your information, if we think you are a good fit we will contact you to schedule an interview.
If you have any questions prior to filling out the questionnaire, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.