ON-CALL SITTER SERVICES
“Family Helpers was responsive, professional, and extremely easy to work with.”
J.F., client, Eastchester, NY
On-Call Sitter Services
Thank you for your interest in Family Helpers’ sitter services. This “temporary service” is provided to families in need of on-call, occasional help. Although, advanced notice is appreciated, Family Helpers is able to place a screened, experienced Helper in your home, with only a few hours notice! Temporary job requests may be for one day (4 hour minimum) to several weeks, or months.
All Helpers providing temporary and on-call services have passed Family Helpers’ rigorous screening, which includes interviews, reference checks and background checks, and all have professional childcare experience.
Temporary services include date night sitters, sick child care, newborn care specialists, postpartum doula services, summer nannies, and all other services that are needed for a limited amount of time.
You may register for this service now and begin using it immediately, or you may register and Family Helpers will keep your information on file for a future time when you need our assistance.
To register for on-call, temporary services, please complete the application by clicking on “Register Today.” Once we receive your registration we will contact you regarding your need for temporary help.
Helper Fees: Helpers are paid an hourly rate directly by the client. The rates vary, and are based on the the number of children, hours offered, job responsibilities, etc. On-call Helpers hourly rates typically begin at minimum $23 per hour. Newborn care specialist rates begin at $35 per hour.
Agency Fees: There is a $100 enrollment fee which is good for a 6 month period of time, for the date-night babysitting service package. The additional daily agency fee for clients on the babysitting service is $20. Short-notice request agency fee is $30.
There is a $100 registration fee for long-term temporary services. Long-term temporary services are requests that are at least 3 days duration within one week. There is an additional agency fee of $35 per day paid by the client to Family Helpers for temporary childcare services. Short-notice request agency fee is $50.
There is a $35 per day agency fee for families who need an occasional day of babysitting services.
Holiday Agency Fees: There is a fee of $50 for Holiday requests.
Rules: On-call occasional Helpers may only take a child/children swimming if another adult or a lifeguard is present. On-call Helpers are not to bathe children.
DATE NIGHT SITTER
SICK CHILD CARE
Sick child care is provided to families that need back-up care when children are mildly ill and can’t attend school, or daycare. Sitters will read, play quiet games and attend to their charge’s needs. The sitter will also communicate with parents throughout the day regarding their child’s condition.
NEWBORN CARE SPECIALISTS
Parents choose between day care or night care. Newborn care specialists usually work 8 hour shifts. They may also choose 24 hour care for their newborn baby. New moms will get the essential rest they need, while a highly experienced newborn specialist provides care for their newborn.
Postpartum doulas are multi-taskers, that will help families with their newborn, interact and care for other children in the family, do some laundry, prepare a light meal, and generally help parents with the multitude of tasks that are required to help a family run smoothly when a new baby arrives. Doula’s usually work 4 – 8 hours a day.
HOTEL CHILD CARE
Hotel childcare is provided to families that require quality childcare so that parents may attend a business or social function, while knowing their children are well cared for. Sitters will engage children with games, reading and watching movies (with parents’ permission).