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
Cancellation fees are paid online and distributed to sitters, for the inconvenience.
*Appointments not cancelled online will result in full hourly rate & time.
- > 3 Hours Before Scheduled Start Time
- > 3 Hours Before Scheduled Start Time
HOURLY SITTER RATES
Effective 10/19/20: Members will owe the provider $15/hour, regardless of the amount of children present at the sit. Payment is owed at the end of each appointment, directly to your sitter, via Cash, Check, Venmo, PayPal, etc.
Casual Care | hourly rate
consistent care | hourly rate
Additional Hourly Fees
*Child transportation is not included in the hourly payment to sitters. Transportation fees apply if a member requests driving during casual or consistent care 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.
Payment to Sitter: Clients are responsible for paying their sitter directly at the time of departure. Sitters can be paid via cash, check, or Venmo!
Full Amount Owed Policy: Members are required to pay providers the full amount for which they are scheduled, regardless if the arrival time back home is earlier than the scheduled end time. If you are unsure of your arrival time back home and would like some flexibility, we encourage members to utilize the Wiggle Room option, when scheduling!
Additional fees will be calculated by the sitter and will be noted, during the checkout process.
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 sitters! As of Oct. 19, 2020 - all sitters are owed the set rate of $15/hour for any casual or consistent care appointment. Additional rates or fees may apply and are dependent on the details of the appointment.
Sitters are allowed the flexibility of making their own schedule! We only require that you have 4 available time slots open for the proceeding 60 days, each with a minimum of 3 hours, to remain active. Some sitters work 100 hours a month, some work 10, the choice is yours!
Sitters are compensated for cancellations if made within 3 hours of the appointment, for the inconvenience! You will receive the Full Amount Owed if cancelled within this time.
*The Full Amount Owed: This amount will be based upon the time the provider was scheduled & confirmed for online.
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!)