Are you happy with your babysitter or nanny? We are. I found a part-time sitter last year when I reviewed SittersuLove.com, a Georgia sitter service where the candidates have all completed background checks. Since she’s doing a great job, I wanted to share a questions parents may ask, “When is it time to give the babysitter a raise?”
If you think you may not be paying your sitter enough or paying them too much, Sittercity has a calculator to help you determine a fair hourly rate. Factors include your city, the age of the sitter, how many children they’re caring for and their age.
Video: When is it Time to Give the Babysitter a Raise?
Have you given your babysitter or nanny a raise? How did they react?
Sites to Search for Sitters and Nannies
At first I thought it was weird to hire a sitter from an online site, but it’s proved to be quite useful for me. Most sitter sites include reviews and a sitter’s availability which is helpful when deciding who to hire.
- Sittercity: Join for free to search for sitters in your area. Once you’re a subscriber you can contact candidates. Save 40% on a subscription with the coupon code – WINTER40
- Care.com: Similar to Sittercity. You can also search for tutors, elder care assistants and pet sitters. Read reviews from parents and businesses on Care.com. Save 20% on premium membership with the coupon code – CAREMYMOVE20
- Craigslist: Don’t think of it as just a place to sell your old furniture. I’ve heard of success stories of sitters and nannies found through Craigslist ads. Of course, you should check references and complete a background check.