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 last few years to get a lot of shiz together to make the Super Experience even more Super. We’ve made some big changes and some small ones, but as always, we’re still checking in with our families and sitters to be sure we are delivering on the ‘Super’ we promise. We’re excited for you to see what we’ve got cookin’. 

 

Let’s Party.

 What’s different and what changes are coming?

If this last few years have 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.

Current Updates:

  1. Updated Sickness Policy
  2. We have a PODCAST!
  3. Events, Weddings, Hotels, & more
  4. Recurring Placement Specs

1. Sickness Policy update

Tis the season for everyone to be sick, and thanks to the last few Covid years, things got VERY murky here regarding policies, who’s good with what, and what ‘sick’ means to each person. 

We are still prioritizing safety and comfort level for everyone, but now with clearer language and expectations of all parties.

For instance, we outline Baseline Sickness: Sniffles, runny nose, and some sort of dry cough (no fever) – AKA the “Chicago Winter Cold”. The cold that is prevalent in parents, kids, & those around children, especially during the winter months.

Please read the complete policy update and learn how it applies to your placements, HERE.

Have any questions about these changes? Or about anything else? Get in touch at hello@chicagosupersitters.com

2. Have you heard our podcast – Childcare, WTF?

Childcare, WTF is a podcast breaking down all the BS surrounding the childcare world, with none of the mom-group-parent shaming. It’s real, funny, supportive, helpful conversations, with a lot of swear words thrown in (the F is only for title – we use the real word in convo so don’t listen WITH the kids!).

Hosted by our own Super Tori (long-time owner of Chicago Super Sitters!) and Eric Burgher, a new-ish dad who is navigating parenthood and childcare in real time.

WTF EPISODES UP NOW:
Being a Favorite family: WTF?
Sitter, Nanny or Daycare: WTF?
TALES FROM THE (agency) TRENCHES: WTF?
WFH with a sitter/nanny there too: WTF?

It is NOT a ‘HOW to be a parent’ podcast (who the hell are we to say what’s best for your fam?) We will not be bringing in any “parenting experts” or snooty anybodys that will make you feel badly about yourself as a parent (WTF is up with these people?).

BUT, we will make a small part of parenting easier by sharing helpful childcare info, inside-the-agency-scoops, ridiculous stories, and lot of real, actionable tips (actually helpful ones).

Listen on Spotify, Apple, Audible/Amazon, or here!

 

3. Our sitters do more than just in-home care!!

If there are kids that need care outside a home setting, we make that happen too! 

  • Super Weddings – multiple packages for whatever childcare scenario is needed (and whatever budget!)
  • Super Events  group childcare support for corporate events, meetings, high holidays, family reunions, or any 
  • Super Partners – Childcare support & solutions for businesses & non-family needs

 

4. 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 hello@chicagosupersitters.com

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