What do we do?

SureSitter was founded by parents, for parents to help make it easy for you to find childcare that others in your community know, trust and use.
We are not a childcare agency nor do we employ childminders. We provide parents with the tools and connections to help parents make informed decisions about their childcare.

How do I sign-up for SureSitter as a parent?

Signing up is really simple. Click on this link. You will then receive an email asking you to confirm your account. You must confirm your account before your profile will be live on SureSitter.
As part of the registration process you will be asked to add your social circles. These include the schools and sporting groups that you or your children are a member of. We do this in order to match you with childcarers that are known and recommended by other parents in your network. Our aim is to find the most suitable childminder, babysitter or au pair for you.

Once I have registered how do I find a childcarer?

Once you have registered and confirmed your email address you can then post a job for a childminder, nanny, babysitter or au pair.
You will be presented with a number of childcarers that have been recommended for you based on your requirements. You can then send invitations to as many of these childcarers as you wish. This ensures you will not be contacted by every childminder, only the most suitable childcarers for your needs.

Are the babysitters background checked? Is it safe?

Trust is at the heart of our platform. As parents ourselves of small children we understand how important it is to find a trusted childcarer. We do not carry out background checks. SureSitter aims to only show you childcarers that are known and trusted by your friends and family.
If the childcarer has been Garda vetted then this profile will be noted on their profile. It is up to parents to verify this.

How much does it cost?

SureSitter does not determine what rate you pay your childminder or babysitter. Parents and childminders agree on this once we make the introductions.

We offer a number of different pricing options to parents:

Option 1: Post a one-off childcare job: €15

The job remains active for 14 days on the platform and can be for a childminder, nanny, babysitter, before or after school care, au pair or all of the above. If the job is not closed within the 14 days it auto renews for a further 14 days. You will be charged a further €15 to post the job for an additional 14 days.

Please keep in mind that all jobs will continue to renew until they are closed on the platform.

Option 2: Subscribe and save: €20 per month

This monthly subscription allows parents to post unlimited jobs. It also includes public liability insurance of €1 million for legal liability to third parties for personal injury and property damage incurred as a result of a job posted and awarded through SureSitter.

Active subscription members are covered by public liability insurance for jobs that have posted and awarded through the SureSitter platform.

Should I leave a review for a childminder or babysitter?

The simple answer is yes! The reviews are extremely important. Word of mouth recommendations from other parents provide an invaluable level of trust and comfort.
If you leave a review then your friends will see this and are more likely to book that childcarer. You will also be able to give them a star rating of one to five.

How do you match me with a suitable childcarer?

We want you to find a childminder, babysitter or au pair that your friends know, trust and recommend. Based on the information you submitted when registering (i.e. your location, schools, sports groups) we will match you with local childcares that your friends have used.
We want to bring word of mouth online.

Where do we operate?

Currently, we are operating in Dublin. However, we are expanding rapidly to other areas.