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Sitter FAQs

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO FIND A SITTER FOR MY FAMILY

Using our proven Complete Family Approach®, we work quickly to find a number of qualified sitters in your area. This process can take up to a week, depending on your family’s unique needs. Once you have met with a local CNST professional, you will be able to start scheduling sitters.

WHERE DO YOU GET YOUR SITTERS?

We’re constantly recruiting from a variety of top-notch sources, including college campuses, established community networks, local public and private school connections, and online resources, including our own web site. Many of our quality candidates are referred to us directly by families and sitters who love working with us. Sitters seek us out because they want to work with a reputable service that offers them professional development and guidance, and legal employment.

ARE ALL YOUR SITTER COLLEGE EDUCATED?

Most of our sitters have completed some type of post-secondary education. Many are either current college students or recent college graduates.

WHAT DOES YOUR SITTER SERVICE COST?

This depends on your family’s unique needs. Our pricing structure includes a placement fee and an hourly wage rate, which includes the sitter’s wage, taxes, insurance coverage, ongoing professional guidance from your CNST placement professional and access to our backup sitter service. Once we’ve learned more about your specific needs, we’ll quote you a detailed rate range.

HOW IS THE SITTER PAID? DO YOU BILL US OR DO I PAY THE SITTER DIRECTLY?

We pay your sitter through College Sitters at an hourly rate. This rate is all inclusive, meaning we handle all the payroll and legal details: state and federal taxes, unemployment, FICA, Medicare, workman’s compensation, general and professional liability insurance and non-owned car insurance. The hourly rate also includes payroll services, ongoing professional guidance. We bill your credit card for hours worked on a bi-weekly basis. To make sure you’re always in the loop, you can see your family’s detailed timesheets anytime through our secure, online family resource center.

HOW DO YOU SCREEN YOUR SITTERS?

Our proprietary background screen conducted by an accredited national provider include address history report covering residence, work and school history screening county, state, federal criminal history and sexual predator database.

WHAT TYPES OF TRAINING DO YOUR SITTERS RECEIVE?

Our training resources include an initial orientation, access to online training courses on child safety, security and fun, videos, print resources, resource directories, the most up to date tools available and the ongoing professional guidance of your local College Sitters team.

I THINK YOU OFFER GREAT SERVICES AND WANT TO SIGN UP. WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

Please contact your local College Sitters office to schedule a consultation. We look forward to meeting you!

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