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JOIN THE SITTER COMMUNITY!

Bambino provides an easy way to find local babysitting jobs with parents in your community. You don’t have to weed through job boards, instead, parents will request you. Download the app and find your first babysitting job today!

Bambino Sitters
Bambino Sitters

Join The Sitter Community!

Bambino provides a community to find local babysitting jobs with parents. You don’t have to weed through job boards, instead, parents will request you. Download the app and find your first babysitting job today!

Bambino Sitters
Bambino Sitters

Bambino is the #1 Babysitting

App with over 16K App Store reviews!

Bambino is the #1 Babysitting App with over 16K App Store reviews!

HOW BAMBINO WORKS
FOR BABYSITTERS

HOW BAMBINO WORKS FOR BABYSITTERS

Finding babysitting jobs has never been easier with Bambino.

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Receive Requests

Families will request you directly through Bambino for babysitting jobs.

Bambino Sitters
Bambino Sitters

Connect with Parents

You only need one recommendation from a parent to get started. After that, you’ll be instantly visible to neighborhood families for babysitting requests.

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Secure Payments

Get paid directly through the app with secure payments.

Bambino Sitters
Bambino Sitters

Connect with Parents

You only need one recommendation from a parent to get started. After that, you’ll be instantly visible to neighborhood families for babysitting requests.

Bambino Sitters

Receive Requests

Families will request you directly through Bambino for babysitting jobs.

Bambino Sitters

Secure Payments

Get paid directly through the app with secure payments.

Stand out as a
sitter!

Background-checked babysitters receive twice as many sit requests! Background checks increase your credibility as a Bambino Sitter and your level of trust with parents on the app. 

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BAMBINO SITTER LEVELS

Bambino Sitters are categorized into four levels:
Elite, Advanced, Standard, and Junior.

Bambino Sitters are categorized into four levels: Elite, Advanced, Standard, and Junior. 

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Elite Sitters

Elite Sitters are our most reliable, engaged and highly-rated sitters. These sitters are at least 18 years old and have cleared a comprehensive background check that checks national, state and county records. Elite sitters maintain a 4.8+ star rating and a high response rate to sit requests.

 

 

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Junior Sitters

Junior Sitters are 13-15 years old and have parental permission to be on Bambino. They have some babysitting experience and do not have their own transportation.

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Standard Sitters

Standard Sitters are 16-18 years old. These sitters have strong babysitting experience, recommendations, and follow Bambino’s reliability guidelines.  

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Advanced Sitters

Advanced Sitters are typically 19 years old and up. They have a favorable overall rating, great recommendations, and have completed many sits on Bambino.  

Frequently asked questions

How does payment work?

On Bambino, you set your rate so you know exactly how much you will earn for each sit. If you’re unsure of what to charge, utilize the chart provided in the app to determine what amount is typically charged in your area, keeping in mind your experience level.

To change your rate: Click the “My Account” tab in the bottom right of the app. From there, look for the “My Hourly Rate” button and click that. This screen will let you change your hourly rate and provide you with helpful information about the rate you are charging.

NOTE: If you change your rate, it will only affect future sits. Confirmed sits are locked in at your current rate.

When do I get paid?

Once the Parent confirms your payment, it will be processed immediately through Braintree, which is the leading mobile payment processor, and deposited within 2-3 business days into your bank account depending on which selection you chose. 

If you babysit between Friday evening through Sunday, your payment should be deposited no later than Wednesday evening.  If you complete a sit in the evening, the first business is the following day.  Bank holidays will delay payments. If a parent pays with American Express, it could delay the payment by a day. 

Please confirm your account information is entered correctly.  You can verify this by selecting: My Account > Payments.

Can I accept multiple pending sits for the same day/time?

YES!  We want to help you connect with a job when you’re available to work. Let’s say you accept a request for a sit on Saturday evening from 6-10 pm and you’re still waiting for a response from the parent when you are requested for another job on the same Saturday evening also from 6-10 pm.  You can accept BOTH!  Whichever parent confirms you first for the sit will book you and your other response will be changed to decline and the parent will be notified that you are no longer available.  Parents receive multiple text message reminders to confirm a sitter so don’t feel bad.  It’s not fair to you to miss out on other opportunities while the parent is still deciding.

How old do I have to be to join Bambino?

You must be at least 13 years old to join Bambino. If you are under 18, we’ll also need to get your parent or guardian’s consent, but don’t worry, we’ll help you with that as part of the registration process.

How do I set up my profile?

First impressions matter… Create a professional profile to get more requests!

Selecting a quality profile picture

Here are a couple of key things to keep in mind when choosing your profile picture:

  1. Your profile photo needs to be a photo of just you. A group photo makes it tough for Parents to know who it is they’re hiring. 
  2. Make sure your photo isn’t dark, blurry, or taken from too far away. Again, the purpose of this picture is to give Parents an idea of what you look like, and to establish a connection—this is difficult if they can’t really see you.

 

Creating an effective bio

Your About Me section is a reflection of you. Make sure you present yourself in the best possible light by making sure you don’t have any typos, misspelled words, or poor grammar in your bio. Once you’re done, read it again and triple-check for typos or awkward phrasing.

PRO-TIP: When writing your bio, try sharing information about yourself that will be relevant to Parents. If you have prior experience babysitting, let them know! Other things that demonstrate your work ethic, skills, or personality are encouraged as well. Let Parents know that you’re an athlete, have a car, volunteer on the weekends, or any other information that speaks to your interests, strengths, or character.

PRO-TIP: Don’t share your whole life story. Ideally, your bio should be 150-200 words long.

Setting your rate

As a Bambino Sitter, you’re free to set your rate at whatever you’d like to charge.  If you’re unsure of what to charge, utilize the chart provided in the app to determine what amount is typically charged in your area, keeping in mind your experience level.

To change your rate: Click the “My Account” tab in the bottom right of the app. From there, look for the “My Hourly Rate” button and click that. This screen will let you change your hourly rate and provide you with helpful information about the rate you are charging.

NOTE: If you change your rate, it will only affect future sits. Confirmed sits are locked in at your current rate.

Getting a recommendation

For Sitters who have never babysat before, ask a parent, coach, or teacher to recommend you based on your character, work habits, and responsibility. For Sitters with prior experience babysitting, ask a former Parent you’ve sat for to write you a recommendation based on their experience with you. Recommendations don’t need to be formal, or meet a certain length requirement, but should be meaningful and helpful to Parents that are considering hiring you. This is a critical step in the process and lends credibility to your profile. 

The more recommendations you have, the more likely a Parent is to request you.

 

How do you screen parents?

Our community is built on the goal of connecting neighborhood parents with neighborhood sitters. Bambino is a tool to make these connections easier and more convenient. We believe strongly that trust is best gained through physical and social proximity and we strive to create a community that relies on its neighbors and friends for verification, not a corporate certification process.  

As a Sitter, it is important to connect with your friends using the app by linking your Facebook profile, connecting your phone contacts, and searching the Community tab to add your friends to your Favorites.  This will allow you to see if the family requesting you for a sit is connected to any of your friends using the app. You can also see if the parent is “Verified,” meaning that the parent has completed a sit through the app with another Bambino Sitter.  You will also be able to view the parent’s name and address prior to accepting.  When you end the sit, you have the opportunity to submit feedback about your experience with the family.  This feedback is read by our Bambino Support Team and we will follow up if there is negative feedback submitted.  If you do not wish to babysit for the family again, you can select the “thumbs down” response and your profile will be hidden from the family for future searches.  

In addition to the social and local connections, all Parents must pass multiple identity verification checks. These include the following:

Selfie-ID Verification (EvidentID):

All parents who had not completed a sit prior to March 2020 are required to pass selfie-verified ID verification through our partner EvidentID.  Parents are required to submit a photo of their driver’s license or passport along with a selfie to verify their identity.  The data collection, storage, and verification are processed by EvidentID.  

Family Watchdog Sex Offender Check:

Family Watchdog is a service to help locate registered sex offenders by address and name. We have partnered with the database to screen all parents and sitters who register.  If the system identifies a possible address or name match the profile is flagged and blocked and we are alerted.  

Cell Phone Verification: 

When a new parent creates a profile their cell phone number is verified by entering a six-digit code texted to them by Bambino.  We utilize carrier identification services and block VoIP (Google Voice) phone numbers.

Your safety and security are of the utmost importance to us. If for any reason you are concerned with a parent’s outreach, please contact us immediately at support@bambinositters.com or call us directly at 954-328-5830. 

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Looking to grow your Bambino network, learn new babysitting skills, and engage the kids you sit for? Keep reading for tips and tricks from our network of expert sitters and parents.  

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