We are proud to provide the most flexible job for college students, near and far!
Become a STL Sitter
Perks of Being a STL Sitter
- Make your own schedule
- Occasional or Consistent Appointments available!
- Build your resume
- Connect with Local STL Families & College Students
- Get paid CASH after each appointment!
- STLS has competitive hourly rates.
- Get compensated for last minute cancellations.
- You will receive $$ if cancelled on within 24-48 hours!
- Receive 24/7 support from the STLS Management Team.
- Our experienced staff is here to help you every step of the way - no matter the time of day!
Rates & Fees
A nonrefundable scheduling fee is paid to the office every time you book a sit. The price of the fee is determined by the amount of notice the office was given.
- 72+ Hours
- 72 Hours
- 24 Hours
Cancellation fees are paid online and distributed to your sitter for the inconvenience.
*Appointments not cancelled online will result in full hourly rate & time.
- 72+ Hours
- 72 Hours
- 24 Hours
HOURLY SITTER RATES
Appointments with a scheduled start time of 3pm or later will owe the provider $15/hour, regardless of the amount of children present.
2 - 3 Children
Additional Hourly Fees
*Child transportation is not included in the hourly payment to sitters. Transportation fees apply if a member requests driving during normal or program sits in the sitter's vehicle.
- *Members are required to cancel online if their child has Pink Eye, Strep, Hand Foot Mouth, or the Flu.
- *Rate subject to increase based on demand of the holiday.
- Under 10 Miles
- Over 10 Miles
Other Fee and Rate Notes
Please Note: All appointments have a 3 hour minimum.
Clients are responsible for paying their sitter directly at the time of departure. Sitters can be paid via cash, check, or Venmo!
Additional fees will be calculated by your sitter and noted on the sitter log.
Overnight Sitting Rates
For Children Under Age 2:
For Children Age 2 and Older:
Normal hourly rate from 7am-7pm & $75 flat rate from 7pm-7am
You can submit an application online at stlsitter.com in just a few minutes! Our hiring manager will reach out once your application has been reviewed to update you on the status.
You will be paid directly by the client at time of departure. Clients have the option to pay you via cash, check, or Venmo!
No. STL Sitter has set rates for each sitter!
STL Sitter Hourly Rates:
1 child = $11/hour
2-3 children = $12/hour
4 + children = $13/hour
Group childcare = $15/hour
Sitters are allowed the flexibility of making their own schedule! We only require that you work a minimum of 10 hours per month to remain active. Some sitters work 100 hours a month, some work 10, the choice is yours!
Sitters are compensated for cancellations within 48 hours of the appointment for the inconvenience! You will receive $10 for cancellations within 48 hours, and $20 for cancellations within 24 hours.
Yes! Sitters charge clients 0.58 cents/mile for any driving that is requested, in addition to the hourly rate.
You will have 24/7 access to edit your online availability calendar. If you are showing avaialble for a date and time a client is requesting and they select you, you will recieve a text and email notification with all the details and have the option to confirm or decline. Once you confirm, your schedule is automatically blocked off and you are expected to arrive as scheduled!
Normal business hours are M-Thurs 9am-5pm, Fri 7am-12pm. Email is preferred for any questions or concerns you may have.
After-hours our emergency line can be contacted by calling and leaving a voicemail for our on-call manager.
We require all sitters to be 18+, have a clean background check and driving record, be CPR certified, and have ample childcare experience with refrences included. (we can help you obtain the Background check, Driving record, and CPR certification!)
All applicants are required to attend an in-person interview with our office manager before moving forward with the hiring process.
After you attend an interview session, we have a 14 day turnaround time to complete all necessary activation requirements if an offer is extended. Most sitters complete these steps within 1 week if they are eager to begin working!
Yes! We have many "seasonal" sitters on staff who live in STL but go away to college. We will coordinate an interview for a time you are in town and activate your profile during any months you are in STL and available to sit!
If you are interested in working with one family on a consistent basis (rather than occasional scheduling) we highly recommend being a Semester Program sitter! Semester program sitters are matched with families who have weekly, consistent needs in the Fall, Summer, or Spring. You can be a semester program sitter, occasional sitter, or both (depending on what your schedule allows!)