• What Makes us Better

  • At Soho Sitters, it is our mission to provide you with the utmost quality care for your children and pets within our local Tampa Bay community. See below for what makes us better than the others:

    Benefits of SoHo Sitters

    • With our services we accommodate all of your needs anytime, provide you with fully screened and reliable sitters, have back up care, and you know the quality you are getting with our services. All the work is taken care of for you.
    • Background checks are included in your membership cost and all sitters have clean backgrounds.Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 1.45.00 PM
    • All babysitters have already been personally and thoroughly interviewed and all families are welcome to meet the sitters beforehand, should they like.
    • All references have been checked and came back 100% positive.
    • All babysitters follow a detailed handbook, including educational development, strong engagement, positive reinforcement, tidiness, timeliness, and so much more.
    • SoHo Sitters only accepts 30% of applicants to ensure top quality care for your children.
    • All sitters have 2+ years of child care experience.
    • All sitters must be 18 years of age or older.
    • All sitters must have their own reliable vehicle transportation.
    • SoHo Sitters is locally based in Tampa Bay and personally cares for making our community safe.
    • SoHo Sitters has a face to the company and is here to listen and cater to your every want, need, and feedback.
    • SoHo Sitters is here to communicate and ensure everything runs perfectly and smoothly between you and a sitter. You can submit feedback anonymously to us and we can manage conversations. You never have to worry about any confrontation again.
    • SoHo Sitters listens and cares for their clients. We encourage feedback on all of our sitters to ensure everyone is fully satisfied.
    • SoHo Sitters takes all the work off parents’ hands by sifting through multiple applications, scheduling appointments, setting up interviews, checking references, conducting background checks, and ensuring all sitters are trusting, experienced, and reliable.
    • If a sitter needs to cancel due to a sickness or an emergency, SoHo Sitters has back up care so that you never have to worry about changing your plans!Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 1.44.00 PM
    • As a SoHo Sitter member, all families need to do is fill out a request form and SoHo Sitters accommodates all of your needs, including last minute needs. We always have reliable, trusting, and screened sitters available!
    • SoHo Sitters are super engaging and therefore do not believe in television, unless a parent recommends it, and they keep texting to a bare minimum.
    • A majority of SoHo Sitters have or are pursing a degree in Education, Psychology, Family Relations, Social Work, Health Care, etc., making them that much more knowledgeable to care for your children.
    • SoHo Sitters has universal rates for the sitters so you never have to worry about negotiating pricing. Sitter rates are much lower than other local child care agency pricing, and often lower than what sitters are asking for on national child care websites.
    • In a last minute bind, SoHo Sitters has you covered!
    • With SoHo Sitters you never have to worry about scams. Everything is extremely honorable and trusting.
    • With SoHo Sitters we have over 60+ screened, reliable, and experienced sitters waiting to help you with your child care needs ASAP. They are convenient, safe, reliable and trusting.

    With SoHo Sitters Services you can either pay upfront for the year OR pay monthly, so it’s not out of your pocket all at once. This is totally preference based.

    Drawbacks of other child care and pet care agencies

    • Each time you want to request a background check, it costs between $50-$100 per person on top of your membership cost.
    • Sitters have not been personally interviewed by anyone.
    • References have not been checked.
    • Sitters may not have a handbook of criteria they follow.
    • Anyone can sign up to be a sitter on national child care websites.
    • People with 0 child care experience can sign up to be sitters.
    • Sitters under 18 years of age can sign up.
    • People do not have to have their own transportation to become a sitter.
    • Anyone with criminal backgrounds can sign up to be sitters.
    • These national based companies do not care about our local community.
    • National data bases do not have a face to their company. If you have any feedback, you must submit online and receive an auto-generated reply or talk to an operator half way across the nation.
    • With national data bases, parents must do all the work in finding their own child care, which takes a lot time and patience. This includes sifting through multiple profiles (including spam messages and profiles), reviewing applications, scheduling appointments and setting up interviews (most candidates on national databases often do not show to interviews and are a waste of time), checking references, conducting background checks, and still you sometimes do not know what you are getting.
    • Screen Shot 2016-07-25 at 1.47.22 PMIf a sitter cancels, then what?
    • If a family needs a sitter, they must do all the work, sift through their phone books, and take time to find a sitter who is actually available, which is never a guarantee.
    • Many sitters from national websites watch TV, text, and can be lazy.
    • Anyone can sign up for national websites, even sitters with no high school or college degrees.
    • With national child care agencies, many sitters set their own rates which are often above standards.
    • Sitter rates with other local child care agencies are much higher than SoHo Sitters.
    • If you have feedback for a sitter, it is your responsibility to discuss uncomfortable conversations.
    • In a last minute bind… who is there to help if your regular sitters aren’t available?
    • Many top quality sitters are no longer using the national child care websites to promote themselves due to increase in child care scams.
    • Many of national websites are flooded with scammers posing at sitters.
    • Many national websites only let you message a certain amount of sitters a day, leaving you even more behind in finding that perfect person.