What's new at Chicago Super Sitters?New world, same Super Service
We’re growing quickly. And we’re so happy to have you along for the ride.
Chicago Super Sitters took the 20/21/22 years to get a lot of shiz together to make the Super Experience even more Super. We’ve made some obvious changes regarding Covid exposure, vaccinations, and safety. But, we’ve also been making changes within the biz, both with technology AND taking bold stances and making sure we are extra clear on our values and policies. Our admin team has also grown! This is all good news.
What’s different and what changes are coming?
If this last year+ has taught us anything it’s that crazy shiz can change crazy quickly so we reserve the right to update this with new info at any time. Of course we’ll let you know if this happens.
- Summer Sitters
- Additional SUPER Things!
- Updated Placement lead times
- Realistic Expectations
- Recurring Placement info
1. Summer Super Sitters available – but booking fast!
First big post-Covid Summer is comin’ in fast and it’s already looking BUSY. We have sitters available for our regular date night and occasional coverage, but also lots of Super Sitters interested in big Summer Gigs!
Have Baseball tickets already and know you’ll need a sitter?
Have a weird week off between camps and need daytime coverage?
Want to book a regular weeknight out for the warm months to take advantage of patio season?
Missed the camp registrations and want lots of Summer coverage?
Get your requests in ASAP and make this summer SUPER!
2. *NEW* Super Things in the super-verse – SO MANY THINGS!
So many new things happening here, it’s hard to announce them all! Here they are in a list, but stay tuned HERE and HERE for consistent updates!
- Super Weddings – packages for whatever childcare scenario is needed
- Super Screeners – access to the CSSitters Sitter Screening process for candidates YOU find!
- Super Partners – Childcare support & solutions for businesses & non-family needs
- Super Events – group childcare support
3.placement lead times & rates – updated 3/23
We know everything is more expensive now and we don’t love it either SO, we worked hard to find a spot in the middle where everyone could win. SO we’re happy to say that the only thing that changed here is the amount of TIME before placements – you can still spend the same amount of $ that you always have, we just need a bit more notice.
14+ days– $25 (1 SC credit)
7-13 days– $35 (1 SC credit) *was $25
3-6 days– $50 (2 SC credits) *was $35
<48hrs– $75 (3 SC credits) *was $50
<24hrs– $100 (4 SC credits) *was $75
4. Realistic expectations
The Covid years have blown some childcare expectations WAYYYYYY out of reality.
We love our families and will always try to make big magic happen. But – please be realistic about your expectations. We always encourage you to ask for what you want out of a placement but please really think about what you are asking for, and realize that sometimes extra requirements or extreme specifics, cost extra. Requesting a sitter do housework, costs extra. Requesting a sitter watch extra kids, costs extra. Requesting a trilingual, pediatrics PhD, with a background in ECE, with their own minivan, that is willing to cook 3 different dinners, and iron your pillowcases, costs extra.
We have base rates, but if you are asking for more, offer more.
5. Recurring placementS – Seasons & specifications
A CSSitters Recurring Placement is defined as: a consistent (same day, time, and sitter), on-going schedule, lasting 4 weeks or more. Placements that do not meet these criteria will be billed for one-time days, or another modified package as suggested by the agency.
CSSitters works in three ‘seasons’ of the year for our recurring placements: Jan-June, July/Aug, and Sept-Dec.
This doesn’t mean that the sitter will definitely change at these times, but it means we check with everyone at these points of the year to be sure the ongoing schedule can work. If your request lasts indefinitely, we will prioritize any sitter that can give a long-term commitment.
Have any questions about these changes? Or about anything else? Get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org