Our New & Improved

year-round Matching Program

We are so excited to continue providing reliable, convenient, and affordable care - like never before!
As always, thank you for your support & being apart of our STLS Family.

What's New and Improved

Beginning 10/19, members will have full access to our PROGRAM booking feature; which will allow the option to enter any appointments needed for the following 6, 7, or 8-week period. The appointments do not have to be weekly or consistent, but typically the more consistent the schedule is, the more consistent coverage we can provide. The program booking will be available on a rolling basis, meaning families can submit their requests at any time, with whichever start date they prefer, as long as 2 weeks notice is given.

What to Expect & Our Recommendations

  • The STL Sitter team will work on all program requests in the order they are received and send an electronic proposal to the family, in 7-10 business days, with a full breakdown of the appointments we are able to cover with the least # of sitters.
  • Families will have the option to schedule a complimentary Meet and Greet Call with the proposed sitter(s), prior to confirming or declining care, to make sure they are a good fit!
  • This option will be best for families who have advanced notice, multi-day recurring requests, who would like our office to identify sitters who can fully commit to all or most of their appointments, and the ability to meet their sitter in advance!
  • Families who submit requests that are not likely to be filled in 7-10 days, based on current sitter availability, will be notified immediately so they can either begin to enter their requests through the normal booking feature or secure alternate arrangements. 

How It Works

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Matching Program FAQs

General

What is new about the 2020 STL Sitter Fall Program?

Members will be able to request sitter matches for their consistent, weekly needs in 8 week sessions, rather than the whole semester at once; because we understand it is hard to set a consistent schedule - especially an entire semester in advance! Many of our providers are local college students with fluctuating schedules, so it is easier for them to commit to 8 week requests at a time, rather than 16 weeks. The shorter sessions allow us to provide more consistency to families and quicker turnaround times for match proposals.

Additionally, our 2020 Fall program start date for Session 1 is even sooner! Now there is no worrying about finding care during the interim - your sitter(s) starts as soon as school begins for your little one(s) and the registration periods are carefully selected to ensure a smooth transition into Session 2 for you, your family, and your provider(s).

What is the STL Sitter Matching Program?
I have some questions about the matching program, what is the best way to reach someone from the office?
What are the dates of care for the Fall 2020 sessions?

Scheduling

I only need a sitter 1 day/week, can I still register for the Semester Program?

Unfortunately, we are not able to process match requests for 1 day/week. If you are in need of a sitter 1x/week, please submit these needs through the "Make an Appointment" feature in your member account.

What if I need care before the program start date?
I have a few dates outside of the semester program that I need a sitter. Can these be assigned to my program sitter?
What if my confirmed program sitter is sick or needs to request off for travel etc?
Can I still get a consistent sitter even if I don't have a consistent schedule?
What if I need 2 appointments in a day?
Do you have any sitters that are available for a year-long placement?

Registration

What are the registration dates for each Fall 2020 session?

Session 1 Registration : July 10 - August 10

Session 2 Registration : September 1 - October 1

How can I register for the Fall 2020 Matching Program?
What can I expect once I have submitted my registration?
Once I complete the Semester program registration, is sitter coverage guaranteed?
Do you offer a waitlist after your official registration window is closed?
What if I want to work with the same provider for session 1 and session 2?

Matching

How do I know if I qualify to receive a sitter match?

To qualify for a sitter match via the Fall Program, members must have a need for a weekly, consistent sitter, at least 2 days/week, for one of our 8 week sessions. Members who need less than 2 days/week of care should book their appointments via the “Make an Appointment” feature in their STLS online portal.

Are there any advantages for requesting a sitter match instead of booking with various providers on an as-needed basis?
Can I request a program sitter I have worked with in previous semesters?
Can I meet the sitter I am matched with before the first day of care?
Do I have any options if my sitter does not "click" with my kiddos after the session has begun?

Policies

Do all policies for payment, cancellation, and communication apply to families with program sitters?

Yes! All policies listed in our Terms and Conditions remain the same for all sitters, no matter the manner of booking. These policies are in place so that we can provide you with the most efficient service.

Can the sitter transport my children?
What about carseats?
What happens if I need to cancel one of my semester program appointments?
I found alternate care after I submitted my program registration; can I cancel my request?
Do you offer coverage on snow days?
What if I have changes to my schedule after my appointments have been confirmed with my sitter(s)?
What are you COVID-19 policies?

Payments

How much does a Fall Program sitter cost?

Members requesting a Fall Program sitter will pay a matching fee directly to the STLS Office at the time of registration. The matching fees are determined by the # of appointments requested each week, and are listed below for reference. In addition to the matching fee paid to the STLS Office, members will still pay their providers at the time of departure from appointments.

2 days/week : $160
3 days/week : $240
4 days/week : $320
5 days/week : $400
*Matching fees are non-refundable
How do I pay my program sitter?
Should I include a tip for my sitter?

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