Remember the last time you looked for a babysitter? You probably made a dozen phone calls to friends, scoured Craigslist, and posted an SOS to any parents’ group you could think of. Those days are in the past thanks to UrbanSitter, a new site designed to take the hassle out of finding babysitters. Founded by four busy parents, UrbanSitter helps parents and babysitters find each other through people they know.
Simply create a free account and identify your parenting social groups such as Tribeca Parenting, Playgarden, and Imagine Swimming, and UrbanSitter will show you a personalized list of sitters that your friends—or fellow NY parents in the same group—have rated and reviewed. Sitters can also be sorted by qualifications like years of experience, languages spoken, background checks or hourly rates. If you need someone more regularly, you can also try the handy “Post a Job” feature.
Scheduling your sitter is as easy as booking a dinner reservation online, since you can see the exact dates and times sitters are available. With the click of a button, your sitter is booked for a job or interview! You even have an option to skip the trip to the ATM and pay your sitters by credit card.
First 25 Tribeca Citizen readers to enter code TRICITIZEN get a $10 credit toward babysitting services on UrbanSitter!* To redeem, sign up at UrbanSitter and enter your code on the Credits
page under My Account.
*UrbanSitter promotion code and credit is subject to certain terms & conditions including sitter availability, locations served by UrbanSitter, sitters who accept online payment. Promotion code use limited to one transaction per member. Credit expires 9/30/2012. UrbanSitter reserves the right to modify these terms.
Sponsored by UrbanSitter.