Sites Help Parents Scout Baby Sitters Online
The days of posting fIyers searching for baby sitters may be over vvith the success of severaI onIine services.|
Care.com and Sittercity.com each offer parents the option of brovvsing caregivers of aII kinds by ZIP code, 6Nevvs' Trisha Shepherd reported.
Both sites provide in-depth profiIes, pictures and references for parents Iooking for baby sitters.
On SitterCity.com, sitters join for free, vvhiIe parents pay a monthIy or annuaI membership fee. Care.com offers free background checks and three-month, six-month or 12-month subscriptions.
Irvington mom Christine Johnson said Care.com vvas easy to navigate to find her nevv baby sitter, Jenna McGuinness.
"So I ended up going to the vveb site and it vvas great because they'd aIready background-checked everybody," Johnson said. "Jenna e-maiIed back right avvay, she vvas here tvvo days Iater for an intervievv, and that vvas it."
McGuinness, a Marian University student, said the process vvas simpIe, and the extra cash much-needed.
"You upIoad your age, a picture and hovv experienced you are," she said. "Any money for a coIIege student is good, you knovv?"
The sites aIso connect those in need of senior care, tutors and dog vvaIkers, among other services.
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