Pricing Information

Fees Paid to Sitters Unlimited LLC

One-Time Registration Fee: $75 (Non-refundable)

This buys your family a lifetime membership to Sitters Unlimited LLC so that whether you need a sitter next week or 3 years from now, we've got you covered.  There are no hidden, monthly, or annual fees.  This one-time registration fee applies to whichever service you register for when you initially sign up, and all other service add-ons are free.  For example, if you register for babysitting and pay the one-time $75 registration fee, at any time you can add on "Household Help" or "Pet Sitting" services to your family's account for no additional charge.

 

Babysitter, Household Helper and Pet Sitter Placement Fees: 

                  $10 per standard request (made in advance)

                  $12 per holiday or overnight request

                  $17 per last-minute request (within 48 hrs of job start-time)

-Once you are a registered client, whenever you need a sitter just login, book your request, and pay the associated placement fee to post it to our "Jobs Available" page for our pre-screened sitters to see.

     

-If you place a request that we are unable to fill, we will refund your placement fee.  We do not refund placement fees for jobs that have been filled should you decide to cancel.  We have a fill rate of 98% for sits booked in advance.

-If you have a last minute request (within 48 hrs of the job start), you can login and schedule it yourself up to 4 hrs prior to the start time.  Keep in mind that if you attach a specific sitter request to it, that will put a 24 hr hold on it for only that sitter to respond, so we highly recommend you do not do this unless you have communicated with that sitter verbally and she has verified she can do it.  When you post your last minute request, it will go to the top of our "Jobs Available" page for our screened sitters to view.  If we are unable to fill it, we will refund your fee as you'll never be charged for any service we do not perform, so it is always worth posting a request even if you don't have ample notice!

     

-You will not be able to book last-minute requests yourself within 4 hrs of the sit start time.  Instead, call or email our office so we can get to working on it right away.  We will search for our existing clients for free, so it's always worth contacting us if a last-minute need arises.  We only charge you $17 if we're able to fill your last-minute request.   If our office is closed, we will be unable to help this time but look forward to sending you a sitter in the future. 

 

Fees Paid to Service Providers

Baby Sitter Rates (paid directly to Sitter)

Family Rates (3 hr minimum):

          $12/hr for 1-2 children

          $1 more per hour each additional child

          $1 more per hour on holidays 

          An additional $2/hr is owed directly to sitters for any use of pre-scheduled & pre-agreed upon "flexible end time"

          (No more than 2 hrs flex end time is permitted)

          Transportation Fee (if needed): $5 for anything under 10 miles, $0.56 each additional mile

Organization/Non-Profit/Group Rates (2 hr minimum): 

          $14/hr for anything up to 4 children (0-4) per sitter

          $1 more per hour each additional child

          $1 more per hour on holidays 

          An additional $2/hr is owed directly to sitters for any use of pre-scheduled & pre-agreed upon "flexible end time"

          (No more than 2 hrs flex end time is permitted)

Overnight Rates for Babysitters: 

          $100 after school overnight for 1-2 children (8pm-8am)

          $120 after school overnight for 3-4 children

          $140 after school overnight for 5-6 children

          $150 per 24 hr period 1-2 children Mon-Thurs

          $160 per 24 hr period 3-4 children Mon-Thurs

          $170 per 24 hr period 5-6 children Mon-Thurs

          $160 per 24 hr period 1-2 children Fri-Sun

          $170 per 24 hr period 3-4 children Fri-Sun

          $180 per 24 hr period 5-6 children Fri-Sun

          $10 more per overnight on holidays.  This is a flat rate, despite hours, # of children, etc.

          Transportation Fee (if needed):  $5 for anything under 10 miles, $0.56/ + mile

Household Helper Rates (Paid directly to helper):

          $12-15+/hr depending upon the project & nature of the job (*can be negotiated between helper and family)

          $1 more per hour on holidays

          Transportation Fee (if needed):  $5 for anything under 10 miles, $0.56 each additional mile

 

Pet Sitter Rates (Paid directly to the Sitter):

          $25 per short visit (between 30-60 minutes) 

          $60 per overnight (8pm-8am) for 1 pet, $5 per night each additional pet

          $10 more per overnight on holidays.  This is a flat rate, despite hours, # of pets, etc.

 

-We do not offer daily dog walking services unless it is part of a larger pet sitting job.  Our pet sitters are happy to take care of your pets when you are out of town or unable to return home for 24+hrs.  They can spend the night at your home (optional), ensuring your pet's routine(s) stays the same. Your sitter can also pop in throughout the day (short visit) and let your pet(s) out to eliminate, stretch their legs, play, maintain feeding or medication routines, etc. 

-For pets who require more specialized care, prices can be negotiated up from the base level listed above. Please contact us in advance so we can find a sitter tailored to your specific needs. 

-Each dog, cat, horse, etc. is considered autonomously as one pet.  However, for groups of animals that are housed together and have minimal individual requirements (e.g. fish, hamsters, turtles, chickens, etc.), the group itself is considered as "1 pet" unless any member requires individualized attention (e.g. medication, treatment, specialized care, isolation, etc.)

POLICIES FOR ALL BABYSITTERS, HOUSEHOLD HELPERS & PET SITTERS:

-We have a 3-hr minimum requirement for families and a 2-hr minimum requirement for organizations/groups. Even if you do not need your sitter/helper for the full minimum time, you must pay them as such. *The sole exception to this is if you hire a Pet Sitter for a "Short Visit."

-All sitters/helpers are to be paid for the full time they were booked, even if you opt to let them go early. They are to be paid directly at the end of each sit in accordance with the rates listed herein.  If you will not be home to pay them, please leave payment for them ahead of time & let them know where to retrieve it.  Please communicate your planned payment with your sitter in advance so you can ensure it is correct.  Any mis-payments in which the office must be notified will involve billing you the extra amount owed in addition to a $5 service fee.

-Should you want to additionally compensate one of your sitters/helpers who has done a fantastic job, you may opt to show your appreciation through tipping which is appreciated but not required.

-Cancellations:  There is a $25 Cancellation fee for any job cancelled within 24-hrs before its scheduled start time.  100% of this fee is passed onto the sitter/helper to compensate for lost hours.  A $5 service fee is added for additional office work.

 

-We will not issue refunds for any placement fees should you opt to cancel your request after a sitter/helper has been assigned.  However, we will refund your placement fee if we were unable to find you a sitter/helper prior to cancellation.

-Additionally, if you are unable to give more than 5-hrs notice and have to cancel, the full charge of the job is due to the sitter, along with a $5 service fee.  The only time we waive this full charge within 5-hrs of the job start time is when our office is closed & you are otherwise unable to reach your helper, in which case the $25 cancellation fee (and $5 service fee) will apply.  If you can't reach your helper but need to cancel when we're closed, just let her know when she arrives that you had a change in plans but weren't able to reach her.  Pay her the $25 cancellation fee plus a little for gas, then leave a message for us. We'll be in touch when we open the following business day. 

 

-Please respect our "No Sick Child", Inclement Weather and other policies found here.

*We reserve the right to change our rates at any time and will notify our clients, in writing, of any changes at least thirty (30) days in advance.