General Safety FAQs

General Safety FAQs

Can I leave feedback on SittersOnly.com member’s profile?

Yes, we allow members to post feedback on other member’s profiles on the site. If there is a member that you are concerned about, you can also report the profile to admin@sittersonly.com. We will review all comments, and decide the action we will take, if any.

Do I need to log out each time I am finished on the site?

If you are using a publicly accessed computer, please use the “Logout” button at the top of the screen so that other people cannot access your account. If you do not log out your session will automatically time out after 25 minutes and you will need to re-login. Safety

How can I block a member?

On any profile you are looking at, there will be a block symbol. Clicking this will add that person to your blocked list. The member in your blocked list won’t show up the next time you search, and you won’t show up in their search results. You can manage your blocked list by going to the Favorites page in your account.

How can I tell if my account is “visible” or “not visible”?

When you log in to your account and see your Home page, your Account Status will show at the top right-hand corner of the page. It will state either “Your Profiles are Visible” or “Your Profiles are Not Visible”. Click the toggle bar to switch between Visible and Not Visible. Safety

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What happens if I put my phone number on my profile?

Only registered and verified members can see your personal information in your profile. If you provide your phone number, registered members will see it, and may choose to contact you by phone. You can indicate whether you prefer to be contacted by phone, but if the number is available, some members will still contact you by phone. If you do not want to be contacted by phone, do not put your phone number on your profile. Members will contact you by email instead.

What is a housekeeper?

A housekeeper is someone who comes to your home and performs housekeeping duties for you. Generally, you will direct the housekeeper as to which duties they are required to do, and you and the housekeeper will discuss and agree on the timing and frequency of their visit. A housekeeper’s wage will be based on the duties they are required to perform for you.

What is a nanny? What is a sitter?

What is the difference between a babysitter and a nanny? This is a very common question that we get asked at SittersOnly.com, both from caregivers and from parents.

Below, find our perspective. Nanny: A nanny is often someone who cares for your children in your home full time or part time They can either live-in or live-out of your home Nannies can be responsible for some cleaning and laundry with regards to the children and family Nannies will often take the children to play dates, libraries, and other activities A nanny may be given a salary rather than hourly pay A nanny is often employed by only one family Babysitter:

A babysitter cares for children on an occasional basis Babysitters do minimal housekeeping and meal prep; they will usually help the kids tidy up, or tidy up for them Babysitters look after your children at your house, taking them out for child-related outings (park, pool, etc) The age of babysitters will range from teenagers to seniors Babysitters are paid an hourly or daily rate A babysitter might work for multiple families at one time The Red Cross and St. John’s ambulance offer courses that provide students with babysitting training, including basic First Aid and CPR. In North America, there isn’t a recognized certificate for an individual to study to be a nanny, unlike in Europe. Often, a nanny has experience with children or working with elderly.

What is a pet sitter?

A pet sitter is someone that cares for your pet when you are unable to. It could be as frequently as walking your dog once per day while you are at work, to just when you go away without your pet – the options are vast.

What is an adult caregiver?

An adult caregiver is someone who cares for adults with special needs or elderly citizens. They may provide full-time, part-time, respite care, companionship, or personal support for those in need. A caregiver may live-in or live-out, and a live-in caregiver may be working under the live-in caregiver program. There is a wide range of caregivers available, some with the ability to provide medical care, whereas others are only qualified to provide companionship and support. Experience ranges from registered or licensed practical nurses, to trained personal support workers, to those that can provide basic personal care and companionship. Their wage will reflect their experience and capabilities of the position.

What is the difference between an(n) Au Pair, Nanny, and Mother’s Helper?

An au pair typically has basic childcare experience. An Au pair is often coming to stay with a family for a cultural exchange/childcare work and experience for one year. Au pairs typically don’t make a career out of childcare work as nannies do. Nannies have several years of childcare experience. Nannies are not necessarily seeking a cultural exchange; rather, it is the long-term career-building experience in childcare they are seeking. A Mothers helper is when a nanny is hired to assist the mother with childcare and household needs. The mother is in the home majority of the time. Safety Safety Safety Safety Safety Safety Safety

What types of care can be found using Nanny?

SittersOnly.com allows families and caregivers to connect with one another online to discuss nanny, babysitter, adult caregiver, housekeeping, and pet sitting jobs. Safety

Why do I need a pet sitter?

Families with pets may encounter a time when they need to go away and can’t take their pet with them, or their usual person isn’t able to help them. Vacations, workday relief, out-of-town trips, sick pets, pet appointments, and having a new puppy are all reasons you may need some extra hands to help you out while you can’t be home for your pets.

What is a nanny? What is a sitter?

What is the difference between a babysitter and a nanny? This is a very common question that we get asked at SittersOnly.com, both from caregivers and from parents. Safety

Below, find our perspective. Nanny: A nanny is often someone who cares for your children in your home full time or part time They can either live-in or live-out of your home Nannies can be responsible for some cleaning and laundry with regards to the children and family Nannies will often take the children to play dates, libraries, and other activities A nanny may be given a salary rather than hourly pay A nanny is often employed by only one family Babysitter:

A babysitter cares for children on an occasional basis Babysitters do minimal housekeeping and meal prep; they will usually help the kids tidy up, or tidy up for them Babysitters look after your children at your house, taking them out for child-related outings (park, pool, etc) The age of babysitters will range from teenagers to seniors Babysitters are paid an hourly or daily rate A babysitter might work for multiple families at one time The Red Cross and St. John’s ambulance offer courses that provide students with babysitting training, including basic First Aid and CPR. In North America, there isn’t a recognized certificate for an individual to study to be a nanny, unlike in Europe. Often, a nanny has experience with children or working with elderly. Safety