Our BABYSITTERS are paid directly by families via Venmo at the end of the babysitting job. You will receive a Venmo request from your sitter after the booking. For requests ending late at night – Venmo requests will be sent the following morning.

We kindly ask our families to Venmo the money owed for babysitting as person-to-person transfers and not payments for goods or services.*

 


HOURLY RATES AND TIME REQUIREMENTS


CANCELATION POLICY

All cancelations must be made over the phone (including text). There is no fee when canceling ahead of time, with at least 24h notice. Cancellations with less than 24h notice will be billed our four-hour minimum.


Our rates as of June 1st, 2022


a. regular rate

  • weekdays:  $23/h – one child, plus $2/h for each additional child; Our minimum hourly requirement stays at 4h. Requests shorter than 4h will be charged our required 4h minimum.
  • weekends: $26/h – one child, plus $2/h for each additional child; Our minimum hourly requirement stays at 4h. Requests shorter than 4h will be charged our required 4h minimum;
  • nanny-share (group babysitting rate) – $15/h plus $2 per each additional child, per family; Exact hourly rate depends on the exact number of children, and families; the number of children is capped at 4 per sitter, with 4h minimum requirement; 

b. holiday rate – $30/h with 5h minimum requirement – includes New Year’s Day, Valentines Day (evening only, after 5pm), Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day; 

b1. New Year’s Eve – ( starting December 2022) our rate is $300 with coverage from 7:00pm until 2:00am. Every additional hour is $35/h. The charge does not include a car ride home for a sitter afterward. 

ADDTIONAL INFROMATION


Cab and car service 

We ask our families to cover a cab or car service charge after 9 pm so that our sitters can get home safe and sound. You may want to order the car ahead of time to avoid surcharges. (Uber or Lyft – whichever is more affordable.)

Safety

The safety of your children, as well as our babysitters, is of the utmost importance to us. It goes without saying that we will take all the necessary precautions due to COVID-19 to keep everyone safe. This includes but is not limited to COVID vaccinations, testing, wearing masks indoors when needed, temperature taking, hand washing, and hand sanitizing. We strongly recommend that each home has available for our sitters’ to use hand soap, antibacterial sanitizer, and disinfectant spray. As of October 2021, every childcare provider currently working with us is fully COVID vaccinated


BOOKING OPTIONS

1. UNLIMITED YEARLY – $300
It is a recurring membership, which is billed automatically every year. It is paid directly to Project Date Night by credit card via the Stripe platform. It’s non-refundable but can be paused or canceled at any time. Unlimited Yearly Membership allows our families to send us childcare requests in any way they prefer – including online requests, calls, texts, or emails. This membership also includes every childcare request listed below. 

2. UNLIMITED MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP – $30 
It is a recurring membership, which is billed automatically every month. It is paid directly to PDN by credit card via the Stripe platform. It’s non-refundable but can be paused or canceled at any time. Unlimited Monthly Membership allows our families to send us childcare requests in any way they prefer – including online requests, calls, texts, or emails. This membership also includes every childcare request listed below. 

3. PAY PER BOOKING – $30
It is a non-recurring, one-time membership, which provides families with 24h access to our website, and allows families to send us a one-time childcare request. It is billed online by credit card via the Stripe platform. It’s non-refundable. 

Requires Childcare Requests sent to us via an online booking form.

4. NANNY-SHARE (GROUP COVERAGE) –  covered by our unlimited memberships or one-time booking of $30
It is a non-recurring, one-time membership, which provides families with 24h access to our website, and allows families to send us a one-time special childcare request for group coverage( additional family information must be included at the sign-up process and in the childcare request).  This option is designed for more than one family,  with a minimum of two kids and a maximum of 4 kids per sitter ( and if the group has two or more children under 1y – max two kids per sitter). It is billed online by credit card via the Stripe platform. It’s non-refundable. 

Requires Childcare Requests sent to us via an online booking form.

5. EVENT BABYSITTING  – covered by covered our unlimited memberships or one-time booking of $30
It is a non-recurring, one-time membership, which provides families with 24h access to our website, and allows families to send us a one-time special childcare request for whenever a babysitter’s help is needed at kids’ birthday parties, weddings, holiday parties, etc.
The number of needed babysitters and their hourly rate will be determined depending on the number of kids. 

Requires Childcare Requests sent to us via an online booking form.

6. OVERNIGHT COVERAGE – covered by our unlimited memberships or one-time booking of $30
It is a non-recurring, one-time special membership, which provides families with 24h access to our website, and allows families to send us a one-time special childcare request for the nighttime coverage. It is Paid directly to Project Date Night by credit card via the Stripe platform. It is nonrefundable.

The sitter’s rate is $300/overnight. 

Requires Childcare Requests sent to us via an online booking form.

7. WEEK/WEEKEND COVERAGE – covered by our unlimited memberships or one-time booking of $30
It is a non-recurring, one-time special membership, which provides the family with a babysitter for the time the parents will be away traveling without their child(ren). The provided babysitter will take care of the child(ren) 24h/a day – until the parents are back from their travels. This is a great option for parents that would like to – for example – attend a destination wedding that does not allow children or to plan a weekend getaway without their little ones, or any family in need of 24h/day, continuous childcare on a few consecutive days. It is paid directly to Project Date Night by credit card via the Stripe platform. It’s non-refundable.

We will require parents who want to leave children in our care while they are traveling, to provide us with the following:
– notice of a minimum of one week of international and three days of domestic travel;
– an updated list of local emergency contacts that are allowed to care for and make medical decisions regarding the child; If there is no one – we need notarized permission that will allow us to make those decisions in case of emergency when parents are unreachable;
– information as to how can we reach you at your travel destination in case we can’t contact you by your cellphone alone ( for example – if we have to reach you while you are at your workplace, wedding reception or hotel, etc.);
– the exact information of your child’s schedule for the time you are away, including meal plan and $ for food shopping/activities if necessary;  
– The essential school information including access to the school’s communication system; the sitter should also be listed at school as an emergency contact for when parents are traveling;

Booking requests have to be submitted via email. 

Sitter’s rate: 
– $400/24h shift

8. TRAVEL COVERAGE – to be discussed;
It is a non-recurring, one-time special membership, which provides the family with a babysitter for the time the family will travel. It is paid directly to Project Date Night by credit card via the Stripe platform. It’s non-refundable. All requests have to be sent via email to Dana or via our contact form. The babysitter’s rate will be determined after the initial request and will depend on travel time and location

PROVIDED SERVICES

1. LAST-MINUTE COVERAGE
We are aware of how tough it is to find someone at the last minute. We are here to provide you with trustworthy and reliable help when it is most needed.

2. SCHEDULED BABYSITTING
Whenever you’d like to plan a date night, attend a yoga class, or just need a few hours to run your errands – we are here to help you make that happen.

3. NANNY-SHARE (GROUP BABYSITTING)
This option is designed for more than one family, with a required minimum of two kids and a maximum of four kids per babysitter. Whether you are meeting another mom for coffee or need to schedule a work meeting with your team – your kids can play together safely under the care of our sitter.

4. TRAVEL BABYSITTING
Based on sitters’ availability. The family will cover the cost of travel, lodging, and food; Babysitter’s daily rate must be discussed and agreed upon by both parties.

5. EVENT BABYSITTING
Birthday parties, weddings, etc.
Hourly rate – to be determined, depends on the number of kids.

*(Goods and services option has a fee that takes from the original amount. This means sitters get paid less. The fees charged by Venmo in this case are for delivering the money – it’s not a tax. You can check here for more information.)