The Sitter Tree

A Neighborhood Sitting Club. Atlanta and surrounding communities.
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Where you find sitters, not search for them.

Atlanta and surrounding communities.

Welcome to the Sitter Tree

Your local sitting community

Tell us when you need a sitter, and we'll do the rest!

As a member of our community, you will have a personal coordinator who will ensure your family receives the very best service. For your convenience, you will also have a personal online dashboard to allow for requesting sitters and changing requests at any hour.

Tell our coordinators when you need a sitter, and we will do the assigning. Our coordinators recruit, screen and manage our community of sitters so you don't have to. We rely on ratings from our families to ensure we only assign the very best sitters.

No more time spent dialing, no more dealing with last-minute cancellations. Join The Sitter tree community and let our coordinators do the work for you!

How it Works

Finding a sitter has never been so easy

  • Sign up

    Register in five minutes or less. Tell us who referred you, and your friend will receive a free credit.

  • Purchase credits

    Purchase credits for your account to be used each time you request a sitter. Use one credit to request a sitter (up to 12 hours) and then directly pay your sitter our set hourly rates.

  • Request a sitter

    Request a sitter and your coordinator will do the assigning. Your assigned sitter will call to confirm the job within 24 hours. We will be sure to check with your Favorite sitters first.

  • Rate your sitter

    Feedback about your sitter will be averaged with other family ratings to help our coordinators assign only the best sitters. Select a sitter as a "Favorite sitter" and we’ll contact her first for all future jobs.

  • Refer friends

    Spread the word, and get a nice thank-you gift. For each family or sitter signup you refer, we’ll give you one free credit.

Family Memberships

Choose a plan that works for you

How often do you need a sitter?

I want to try it out.

  • $20
  • 1 credit

Once a month.

  • $200
  • 15 credits ( just $13/credit! )

All the time!

  • $300
  • Unlimited credits

1 credit = 1 sitter up to 12 hours
Credits expire 365 days after date of purchase
Pay the sitter directly (rates below)

Sitter rates

  • Babysitting (hourly) *

    • $12/hr for the 1st child
    • $2/hr each additional child
  • Babysitting (overnight)

    • $150/24 hrs
  • Pet sitting

    • $17/visit for the 1st pet
    • $3/ea additional dog
    • $2/ea additional cat
    • $50/night
  • House sitting

    • $50/night

* 3 hour minimum

Safety First

Our sitters are the safest in town! Each sitter joins by referral, provides three references, regularly meets with your local coordinator and is required to clear extensive screening by Sterling Infosystems.

Our background checks include nationwide, county, DMV and sex offender checks for every sitter.

Why families love us.

Simple and reliable

No more calling lists of sitters. No searching through profiles. The Sitter Tree guarantees you will be assigned a sitter for jobs requested at least one week in advance.

Hand-selected sitters

Sitters join by referral only. Each sitter is personally interviewed by a coordinator and goes through a comprehensive screening process, including a background check, sex offender check and driving record check.

Rate & request sitters

After each job, you provide feedback about your sitter. You can save up to three favorite sitters for future jobs. We’ll contact them first to see if they are available.

Rewards for referrals

Refer your friends to The Sitter Tree. For each family or sitter signup, we’ll apply a free credit to your account.

Sitting Services

More than just babysitting

Children

Date nights, small group, parties, overnights and holidays.

Pets

A great alternative to pet boarding. Daily visits or 24-hour pet sitting available.

Homes

Have peace of mind while you’re away with overnight house sitting.

Our Vision

Building a community of local families

The Sitter Tree began in a college dorm room in 2000.

Jody Stephenson, a then sophomore at Oglethorpe University, was babysitting for two families in Brookhaven. She believed sitting offered a unique opportunity to serve families by investing in their children. Jody's two families soon became 20 families. By graduation, Jody and just under 10% of the campus were sitting for 150 families.

As families and sitters continued to join The Sitter Tree, Jody focused her efforts as a coordinator on "loving sitters and serving families." She now shares this role with a team of coordinators who share these values.

Since Jody's first families in 2000 until now, we have seen long-lasting relationships, friendships, formed within The Sitter Tree community. For this, we are grateful to our families and sitters, as much as our coordinators. We invite you to join our community as we continue to love more sitters and serve more families.

Welcome to the Sitter Tree

Sitting jobs when you want them

We provide the jobs. You take what works for you.

The Sitter Tree brings babysitting jobs right to you! You take what works for your schedule, location and experience. No more interviewing with multiple families. We'll send you a list of actual sitting job opportunities. You select the ones you want, and leave the ones you don't.

Register now and sign up for a Sitter Meeting to connect with your local coordinator.

How it Works

Becoming a great sitter is a snap

  • Sign up

    Create an account by completing your profile. Basically, tell us why you are a great sitter.

  • Sitter meeting & background check

    Schedule a meeting with a coordinator and then complete a background check.

  • Make a deposit

    We don't get paid if you don't. Add money to your account to prepay for jobs. When you are assigned a job, we deduct 10% of your earnings from your account (about $5).

  • Accept jobs

    Take the jobs you want, leave the rest. When you are assigned, call the family to confirm your job within 24 hours.

  • Do awesome work & get paid

    Be a 5-star sitter and get paid directly by the family. Be really awesome and get selected as one of their Favorite sitters for future jobs.

Why sitters love us.

Plenty of jobs

We work hard to keep you as busy as you want to be — whether a few times a month, or a few times a week. No matter your availability, you won’t be searching for work.

We bring the work to you

No need to post your profile on numerous sites and interview with multiple families. We have a growing network of families who regularly request sitters. We don’t just screen you; we assign you.

Simple fees

When you accept a job, we deduct 10% of the job’s total (tips excluded) from your account balance. That’s it.

Rewards for referrals

We love great sitters and families. For each family or sitter signup you refer, we’ll give you one commission-free job.

Sitter Rates

What you'll make with us

Families pay you directly acording to our fixed rates. We deduct 10% from your account balance.

  • Child sitting (hourly) *

    • $12/hr for the 1st child
    • $2/hr each additional child
  • Child sitting (overnight)

    • $150/24 hours

* 3 hour minimum

  • Pet sitting

    • $17/visit for the 1st pet
    • $3/ea additional dog
    • $2/ea additional cat
    • $50/night
  • House sitting

    • $50/night

Sitting jobs

You'll never tire of the same thing

Children

Date nights, small group, parties, overnights and holidays.

Pets

Watch pets while the owner is away. Daily visits or 24 hr pet sitting available.

Homes

Give someone peace of mind while they're away with overnight house sitting.

Chruch Memberships

Just what your Sunday morning needs!

Tell us how may sitters you need, and we'll do the assigning.

No more last-minute cancellations or scrambling for volunteers. Join The Sitter Tree community and let our coordinators do the work for you!

Our coordinators recruit, screen and manage our community of sitters so you don't have to. We rely on ratings from our community to ensure we only assign the very best sitters who actively engage with each child.

We will even provide your church-specific instructions to our sitters and ensure they have W-9 forms for their first day on the job!

How it Works

Getting a sitter is simple

  • Sign up

    Register your church and one of our coordinators will call you to learn more about your sitting needs.

  • Purchase credits

    Purchase credits for your account to be used each time you request a sitter. Use one credit to request a sitter (up to 12 hours) and then directly pay your sitters our set hourly rates.

  • Request a sitter

    Request a sitter and your coordinator will do the assigning. Your assigned sitter will text to confirm the job within 24 hours. We will be sure to check with your Favorite sitters first.

  • Rate your sitter

    Feedback about your sitter will be averaged with other family ratings to help our coordinators assign only the best sitters. Select a sitter as a "Favorite sitter" and we’ll contact her first for all future jobs.

  • Refer friends

    Spread the word, and get a nice thank-you gift. For each family signup you refer, we’ll give you one free credit.

Chruch Memberships

Affordable pricing all year long

Church Memberships

  • $250
  • 25 credits($10/credit)

1 credit = 1 sitter up to 12 hours.
Churches must purchase credits in packages of at least 25 credits.
Credits expire 365 days after date of purchase.

 

Sitter Rates

  • $15/hr
  • 3-hour minimum

Paid directly to your sitter.

Safety First

Our sitters are the safest in town! Each sitter joins by referral, provides three references, regularly meets with your local coordinator and is required to clear extensive screening by Sterling Infosystems.

Our background checks include nationwide, county, DMV and sex offender checks for every sitter.

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Contact Us


 coordinator@thesittertree.com

 404-502-4753

* Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. After hour calls are reserved for emergencies only.