• FAQ- Child Care Questions

    • What do I get out of becoming a SoHo Sitter Client?

      It honestly depends on what you are seeking in child care! We have an array of services to hopefully meet all of your every child care and/or pet care needs!

      We can accommodate you with consistent care, part time sitters, full time nannies, sporadic sitters, you name it! 

      All care takers are fully screened beyond measurable standards and are truly top quality babysitters and nannies, in Tampa Bay 

       

      The sitters are paid separately for their child care services, shown below: 

      1. Watching your children

      2. Engaging in activities with your children

      3. Maintaining safety for your children

      4. Cooking and preparing meals for children

      5. Tidying up toys, cleaning dishes and making beds

      6. Bath times and diaper changing, if applicable

      7. Driving to and from activities, if applicable

      8. Homework help if need be

      9. Helping your children learn and grow and much more

       

       

    • What if I Need to Cancel a Reservation?

      If you need to cancel a sitter, we ask you be considerate and encourage a 24 hour notice of cancellation. You may reach out to your sitter directly or contact us.

      There are no sitter cancellation fees, at this time. However, if you utilize our one time options or are grandfathered in as a pay as you go client, there are no accommodation refunds. 


      This is subject to change, if we begin to see a high increase in families cancelling at such last minute! 

    • What Locations do you Serve?

      Our Main Market is South Tampa. However, we offer our services all around Tampa Bay, including St. Pete, Clearwater, Lutz, Westchase, Riverview and more! 

    • Can I Request the Same Sitter Every Time?

      If you are seeking part time help or a full time nanny with a consistent set schedule, then yes we can arrange the same sitter to accommodate your needs. 

      For sporadic requests, such as date nights, last minute requests and such, it is our efforts to schedule the same care take, each time, for your family. Please be sure to provide us with dates and times, with as much notice as possible so we can schedule the preferred sitter. Although we try our very best to reserve the same sitter, we are unable to guarantee a reoccurring sporadic sitter every time. If the same sporadic sitter is not always available, we suggest rotating between 4-5 sporadic sitters as majority of them time 1 of 5 is available. 

    • Can I Meet The Sitter in Advance?

      Absolutely! We a lot for a free of charge 20 minute meet and greet, should you like. We also recommend arranging the sitter to arrive a half hour earlier than scheduled, to meet with you and the family. All sitters reach out to you to confirm, via text, too so you can communicate via telephone, too! 

    • How do you find Sitters and Nanny Candidates?

      At SoHo Sitters we recruit Top Quality Sitters and Nannies through word of mouth referrals, on-campus recruiting, ongoing networking and advertising, and our own personal connections. We only accept, on average, 30% of applicants, resulting in only top quality care.

    • How Do I Request A Sporadic Sitter?

      Once you are a client of SoHo Sitters, you will use our request form, each time, to request a sitter.

      If you ever have any issues, please contact us at 813-609-2551.

       

    • Is it okay if I Have Pets?

      Absolutely! We adore pets, just as much as we do children. Although, some of the sitters we recommend may have allergies, so please indicate on your request form if you have pets.

    • How Do I Tax a Full Time Nanny?

      Although, we are unable to provide you with any legal advice, we do recommend the below.

       

      We highly recommend using a payroll service specifically for household employees.

      4NannyTaxes is a great household payroll service.

    • Do you offer Over Night Stays?

      Yes. We are more than happy to accommodate over night stays!

    • How are Sitters Paid?

      The sitters are paid separately by the families for their superb child care services.

      Sitters may accept cash or check at the end of each event and tips are always appreciated. 

      Universal base rate for sporadic sitters is $13/hr take home for up to 2 childs and $1 additional for each additional child. Last minute and holiday rates do vary. 

    • Do you offer House Keeping?

      Although we do not offer house keeping at this time, all sitters are required to tidy up toys, clean dishes and ensure your home is cleaner than before you left.

      If you have other requests, such as doing children's laundry, making beds or any other small requests, the sitters are more than happy to help!

    • Can a Sitter Drive my Child, if need be?

      Of course! All of our sitters have clean driving records and are very responsible drivers. 

      The sitter is just to be reimbursed for their gas, when driving your children. The standard Mileage Rate for 2017 is 58 cents to the mile. 

       

      Standard Mileage Rates

    • Can I request a Consistent Part Time Sitter?

      Absolutely! A consistent part time or nanny is a consistent care taker consistently needed under 30 hours per week.

      We work to take all the work off your hands and into ours in finding you the perfect constant part time nanny. Typically this process does take 2-3 weeks. Although we do try our very best to expedite the process. We vigorously outreach, sift through multiple applications, interview and screen candidates and present you with the top candidates we feel match everything you're seeking in child care. 

    • Can you match me with a full time nanny?

      Absolutely!

      We are here  take all the work off your hands and into ours in finding you the perfect constant part time nanny. Typically this process does take 2-3 weeks. Although we do try our very best to expedite the process. We vigorously outreach, sift through multiple applications, interview and screen candidates and present you with the top candidates we feel match everything you're seeking in child care. 

    • Is a sitter allowed to watch my children and a friend's child at the same time?

      Absolutely! This pricing model is to help you save money, too! 

      Instead of paying the sitter $13/hr, each family gets to save $3/ hr! 

      Each family is to each pay $10/hr for up to 2 children ($1 additional per hour for each additional child per family) 

      However, if your friend would like to utilize our sitters, in the future, they will need to become a member of SoHo Sitters. 

    • I have a friend that needs a sitter. Can they request a sitter using my membership?

      Although your membership is only valid for you, if you do recommend your friend to sign up, you can get $10 cash back OR give that $10 towards your friend's sign up! Either way you get to save! If they are just visiting in town, we have options for them to utilize, too, so not a worry! 

    • Can I do month to month on my membership versus an entire year

      Absolutely! For JUST $39.99/month we offer UNLIMITED amount of sitter accommodations and you may cancel at any time, given 30 day notices. 

       

      *Sitters are paid separately for their child care services. 

    • What if I need a sitter for just one time?

      We can absolutely help you with your one time need and that lasts for up to one month of services, should you so desire.

      We have a one time accommodation fee, which is perfect for those in a temporary need or traveling to the area. 

      *Sitters are paid separately for their child care services