We were founded in 1997 by a local Worthington, Ohio mom who was known for finding excellent, reliable childcare for her own kids. Her friends began asking her to help them find great sitters too, and Sitters Unlimited was born! It seemed to grow overnight with little to no advertising because our best method of growth has always been directly from our clients. We know moms talk, sharing tips and tricks with one another to make life easier on themselves, and Sitters Unlimited is one of those gems that Central Ohio moms continue to share via word-of-mouth. In the last 20+ years, we have helped over 6,000 local families, employed over 3,000 professional childcare providers, and have placed sitters in over 160,000 local babysitting jobs!
In 2013, Sitters Unlimited transferred hands from its original founder to its current owner, Ami Jones, who has worked for the company since 2000; first as a sitter, then as an administrator. Ami grew up in Dublin, Ohio, babysitting for local families until she graduated DCHS and attended Capital University. There, she was hired onto the Sitters Unlimited team and began sitting for families all over Greater Columbus. Going on over 1,000 babysitting jobs for multiple families in herself meant she had the opportunity to care for thousands of bright, young kids, as well as to learn exactly what parents want in their childcare providers. Now, as the head of Sitters Unlimited LLC, she brings this knowledge to everything she touches, from screening and hiring sitters to helping families find their ideal sitting team.
We have always required that our sitters be over the age of 18, have their own reliable transportation, and have ample experience. We verify their experience by checking multiple references from parents who can attest to the sitter's responsibility, dependability, and capabilities with their own children. In 2007, we added BCI and BFBI background checks to that list, ensuring the strictest level of background checks for all sitters prior to hire, as online checks are not sufficient enough to protect your family. In 2018, all childcare providers are also required to have had CPR and First Aid certification to further ensure your family's safety. These are just a few of the qualifications our sitters must pass to join our team, and we know we've got the most professional, loving, engaging sitters in Columbus! We continually hold an A+ rating with the BBB and are Central Ohio's first & best in-home childcare agency.