Temp, On-Call Babysitting Services
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Rent-a-Parent’s Temporary Service provides a babysitter in your home for daytime, evenings, weekends, and overnights. These positions can be for one time only or on-going. We carefully match a sitter to your needs depending on your children’s ages and the requirements of the position. We also make a follow-up call for your feedback – this enables us to track your favorite sitters. You can request the same person for multiple times and we will always attempt to satisfy your request.
Our promise is to provide your child with as much consistency as possible.
“I can’t say enough good things about the wonderful sitters that Rent-A-Parent has sent to us – each has been warm, caring, positive, professional, and all have taken good care of our boys. Hiring someone to babysit for a particular day or evening takes one phone call instead of several.” Stephanie, Corte Madera
There is no registration fee. The agency fee is 35% of the sitter’s total per day ($25 minimum per day for the fee.) This is paid separately by credit card. You pay the sitter directly at the end of the job by cash or check.
The hourly rates below apply to most assignments, however rates can vary depending on the age combination of children.
4 Hour Minimum
$17 hr. for 1 child
$18 hr. for 2 children
$19 hr. for 3 children
Notice Required: Please give us as much advanced notice as possible. You can ask for the same person for multiple times and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Cancellation Policy: Assignments require a 24 hour cancellation notice, otherwise the minimum 4 hours will be paid to the caregiver and agency.
Newborn Rate: (6 months & under) $20 per hour.
Newborn Specialist Rate: $25-30 per hour.
Infant Rate: (7 months – 1 year) $18 per hour.
Special Needs Rate: Most caregivers charge $20-25 per hour to care for children with special needs.
Extras: (errands, laundry, shopping, meal prep, light housekeeping) $20 per hour.
Special Occasions: (Weddings, Parties, Groups) $20-25 per hour.
24 Hour Care: This service allows you to be away on a pleasure or business trip and have someone caring for your home and children. The rate varies – most sitters/nannies charge $200-250 per 24 hours depending on the number and age of the children.
Same Day Placements: $20 service charge.