Take a moment to get a feel for the caliber of care we’re committed to providing for your family.
All nannies and babysitters that have passed our rigorous screening process to become SmartSitters are comfortable with homework help, reading, educational games, going to and from activities, snack preparation, basic meal preparation, tidying after the kids, kids’ laundry, and loading/unloading the dishwasher.
Our full-time nannies have a combination of impressive child care experience and education, so you can simply focus on identifying the perfect fit for your family.
Our part-time SmartSitters are college educated, energetic, and engaging, happy to help with your family’s weekly routine or fill-in occasionally as needed.
Candidates complete our extensive online application. Throughout the entire process, we evaluate candidates on the following criteria:
Experience and educational background
Passion for working with children
Problem solving skills
Reliability and punctuality
Candidates with exceptional applications are contacted to set up an in-person interview with a SmartSitting Director.
After a successful interview, we reach out to at least two childcare-related references. Transcripts of these conversations are kept on file for families to review. Only candidates with stellar references move forward in our process.
All candidates undergo a National Criminal Background Check, Social Security Verification, Sex Offender check, and extensive Manual County checks which we keep on file for families to review. Our background check policies are modeled after best practices for the childcare industry.
Throughout the screening process, each candidate’s written and verbal communication are assessed. We require SmartSitters to respond to emails and text messages within 24 hours.
After successfully completing all other steps, SmartSitting Directors get to know each nanny and babysitter through one-on-one re-evaluations. In these meetings, Directors hand pick positions that are best suited for the SmartSitter’s skills, experience, and availability, to ensure positive and successful matches for both sides.