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A word from one of our sitters

We always appreciate hearing feedback from our families and from our sitters! Of course we want to know how our sitters are doing, if the kids are having a good time, what is working well and what maybe isn't, and needs attention. The input, comments, and questions from our families is what helps ASAPSitters grow and improve. And it's always wonderful to hear when a sitter is doing an outstanding job - we can't even fit all of those wonderful sitter reviews on our Testimonials page. We always try to make sure sitters always know when a family praises them (or if they have constructive criticism). 

We want to hear from our sitters too, and often do - that the kids were wonderful (or sometimes a little naughty), that the families are nice and welcoming, or sometimes more technical feedback, like that a particular address is hard to find. Today one of our sitters emailed us with the following note-

"I just wanted to let you know that the babysitting job last night was fantastic. The ------'s are such nice and wonderful people. I thoroughly enjoyed myself babysitting the kids and getting to know the family. Thank you for the opportunity once again."

And then we heard from the family about how happy they were with their sitter. And THAT is what ASAPSitters is all about !

 

Should you Tip your Babysitter?

One of our babysitters mentioned a family asked about our "tipping" policy. Should families tip their babysitters? We think that tips for babysitters are optional & appreciated but not expected.  Babysitters should expect to earn the agreed upon hourly rate for their sitting jobs and be paid by cash or check at the end of the job. Families should never feel obligated to tip their babysitters. However, if a babysitter accommodates time changes, additional kids, pets, light chores, etc. a tip is a nice way to say "thank you." 

"Mason" Submitted by ASAPSitter Wanda

"I was babysitting this young boy named Mason, and he was the sweetest thing ever. I had so much fun with him; he taught me different games, and actually got me into Star Wars (mind you, I used to hate Star Wars). We ate pizza and drew pictures together - by the way he is a WAY better artist than me! LOL. He also shocked me with how smart he was. I see him going extremly far when he gets older. I really enjoyed myself, thanks Mason." - Wanda

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