UrbanSitter is taking the guesswork out of finding a babysitter, using the power of social networking to help parents locate childcare providers who have been recommended by their friends. By leveraging Facebook Connect, parents can see which sitters have already been vetted by their contacts, and they can schedule meetings directly through the web-based platform.
Join UrbanSitter by logging in with your Facebook account and searching for a local sitter who’s available on the dates and times you need. From there, you can filter results based on pay rate, age, and experience level. Profile badges also help you identify sitters with fast response times and plenty of repeat bookings. UrbanSitter differentiates itself from competing babysitting platforms with its recommendations feature, enabling you to read personal reviews written by your own friends and parents in your community. When you find a sitter who seems like a good fit for your family, book the job or schedule an in-person interview through the online platform.
UrbanSitter offers a payment module that parents can use to pay their babysitters online, without worrying about opening up the checkbook or scrounging around for cash. Advanced features include automated reminders, directions to your home, and the ability to post last-minute jobs when you need a sitter in a pinch.
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