St. Louis based TLC for Kids is partnering with the technology company, Sitter, to revolutionize the childcare industry with the “Uber of Babysitting”
Over 30 years ago, TLC for Kids pioneered the industry by being one of the first to provide quality, professionally screened childcare to their clients. Now, as one of the nation’s top nanny agencies, they are transforming it again. Together with Sitter, they’re on a mission to radically simplify the way parents book, pay and find high-quality babysitters. Parents can now use Sitter to book one of TLC for Kids’ fully screened, professional nannies with a tap.
This partnership combines the decades of TLC for Kids’ skilled vetting and matching expertise with the cutting edge technology required to support today’s parent. Parents don’t have time to sift through thousands of unscreened caregivers online, nor do they have the expertise required to ensure the caregiver they find online is capable of keeping their child safe. With TLC for Kids and Sitter, parents save time and worry less by getting a sitter screened by experts on-demand, skipping the ATM, and saving all the critical information (emergency contacts, allergies, etc.) their sitter needs.
“A cleared background check just tells you a potential sitter is not a criminal. It doesn’t mean they’re good with kids. We’ve devoted our lives to developing an expertise in finding the best childcare providers. Now, we’re thrilled to be able to give parents access to them in the most convenient way possible.” says Stephanie Graff, President of TLC for Kids.
Current members of TLC for Kids have access to this new technology as part of their membership. Families in the St. Louis area who are not current members can access and use the app for free for a limited time. Join the Sitter app now to book screened TLC for Kids caregivers.
The only thing left for parents to do is get out of the house. They can rest easy knowing TLC + Sitter have them covered!
To get started using TLC caregivers through the sitter app, visit our TLC/Sitter page.
Headed to Florida for vacation? There’s a lot of fun to be had for everyone! Kids – and adults – love traveling to new places and seeing all the cool things a different city can offer. If you are
traveling to Miami there are so many fun places to go with your kids. Check out some of our favorite family-friendly locations:
For kids one of the best things about vacation is the hotel. I don’t know why but, most kids LOVE the idea of staying in a hotel for a few days.
Parents, however, can find the hotel room a little cramped after a few days. Especially after long days and nights of sight seeing, parents can use a night away from the hotel and a little time to relax and recharge.
TLC Family Care can help. Our Miami office offers hotel babysitting in Fort Lauderdale, Miami and the Palm Beaches! Our hotel sitters are fun, reliable and screened. They will come to the hotel with games and activities for the kids to do while parents enjoy an evening out. Your TLC Sitter will become your favorite part of vacation!
Visit our website to complete the hotel registration form. TLC recommends booking your sitter prior to your arrival but last minute requests are welcome.
Being a nanny and a babysitter is an extremely important job. You are responsible for caring for and keeping safe a parent’s most precious gift. The days are filled with changing diapers, washing and refilling sippy cups and/or bottles, playing, reading, changing more diapers, and playing some more! It’s a tireless job that sometimes goes unnoticed. Not by this mom! Read the thank you Laura Harris wrote to her sitters for everything they do.
” My two kids are at the babysitter’s today. They’re running around in the watchful and loving care of my friend, Seyly, while I sit in a cafe and type on my laptop, listening to movie soundtracks in my earbuds. This is my one full day outside of the home to work as a freelance writer. My one day to chase my dream.
The rest of the week, I chase my other two little dreams. One has my laugh; the other has his daddy’s. For a long time, I felt guilty about doing something like this for myself. Then, I realized, it really does take a village. You, the babysitters, helped me overcome some pretty difficult stuff, and it’s time I shared my thanks with you.
Soon, I’ll pull into my friend’s driveway, and feel a flutter of excitement at the thought of seeing my children. I’ll open the door and find them both, safe and sound, racing around the house. It’s possible that they’ll react to my entrance by running away and sobbing, but I’ve come to take that as a good sign. They had a good time.
There’s no telling what kind of day my friend had, however. No telling how many bodily excretions she had to smell or wipe up. No telling how much food my kids spilled on her table or floor. I’ve been that sitter, as many of us have, and I just want to say,”Thanks.”
To all the sitters: You’re awesome and you probably don’t get paid enough. Some of you even choose not to get paid at all. You love our kids and keep ’em safe while we, the parents, try to remember the basic functions of adulthood sans babies.”
What a sweet thank you! Read the full blog here.
If you are interested in becoming a nanny or babysitter contact TLC for Kids! We are hiring in St. Louis, Atlanta, Miami, Boston, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville.
Are you reliable and do you love working with kids? TLC for Kids has flexible part time jobs with competitive pay and great hours!
TLC for Kids offers many types of nanny positions (full time, part-time, and after-school), but we also offer temporary babysitting positions. These temporary jobs are great for students!
As a TLC temporary nanny, you have complete control over your own schedule—there is an online calendar where you post your available hours. The calendar lets the agency know when you are available, so when a family calls and requests a sitter for Monday from 9am-5pm, they know they can call you for the job. This type of scheduling allows you to go to school, maintain your social life, volunteer, etc.
Another perk of being a TLC sitter is the pay: a minimum of $12/hour (most of the families also tip their sitters). You always get paid for four hours of work, even if you only work for three. For example, if a family only needs a caregiver from 3pm-6pm, they are required to pay their sitter for four hours worth of work. You can also earn more money by taking multiple jobs a day. If you work for one family from 7:30-4:30, it is easy to get another job that goes from 5:30-10:30. The more you work for TLC for Kids, the more families start to request you and the more your income grows.
Not only is being a temporary babysitter profitable and flexible, but it is also a lot of fun! TLC for Kids caregivers are expected to show up to a job with a blue TLC for Kids bag packed with fun, age-appropriate activities for the kids. Most of the children know that TLC sitters bring cool games to their house, so when you arrive on the job the kids are very excited to play with you.
To become a TLC temporary sitter, you must be 18 years or older and have a minimum of three childcare references and an insured vehicle.
TLC for Kids has part-time and after-school nanny jobs!! These families are ready to hire and can interview ASAP!
Contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think one pf these jobs would be a good fit for you!
Family in Creve Coeur needs after-school nanny Mon-Fri from 3:00-6:00p for 2 active boys. The best fit will be someone who is kind but firm. $13-15/hr
Family in University City needs a nanny 3 days/week for 2 year old and new born. Monday and Thursday are 8-5 and Tuesday is 9-5. Newborn experience is required. $15/hr
Ladue family is looking for an after-school nanny for 3 children (6,7,9) Mon-Fri from 3:30-7 or some days as late as 8:00. Also needs 2 mornings a week (Mon and Wed). $14/hr
Ballwin family looking for energetic nanny Mon-Fri from 3-6 who will enjoy working and playing with their 2 kids. $15/hr
Webster family wants to interview someone as soon as possible for their 2 children (ages 12 and 10). Hours are Mon-Fri from 2:30-5. Experience with special needs is helpful. $13-15/hr
Family in Richmond Heights with newborn is looking for a part-time nanny Mon-Fri from 12-4. Pay commensurate with experience.
Clayton family is looking for a part-time nanny for 2 kids. Most likely the schedule will be 12-5 four days a week. The father works from home. Family is looking for someone to play and interact with the children. $12-14/hr
Creve Coeur family is looking for a nanny Mon-Fri from 3-6 starting in November to play with their 5 year old daughter. Child works best with someone who is outgoing, loving, warm, artistic, and into “girly” things. $13-15/hr
Ladue family needs help with getting 3 active kids to different activities and with homework. Family will need different hours every week but nanny will be given advance notice and they can be flexible with the schedule. Position starts in November. $13-15/hr
Congratulations! You’ve secured an interview for a great nanny job. The interview with the family is your opportunity to shine! Be sure to leave 10-15 minutes earlier than planned and arrive with a smile. Show immediate interest in the child(ren). Don’t forget they are why you are there! Read below for more nanny interview Do’s and Don’ts.
DO: Arrive on time and prepared for the interview. Leave 10-15 minutes earlier than planned in case there is traffic or an accident. Know the children’s names, ages, school arrangements, etc. Also have a list of prepared questions to ask during the interview.
Do: Have a resume or nanny portfolio to refer to while discussing your experience. Being able to show a family your past experience and relate back to it during the interview helps the family see your abilities. If you don’t have a resume or portfolio bring along a list of references names and numbers and/or letters of recommendation.
DO: Make sure you have a clear understanding the responsibilities of the position. This will help you relate your skills and accomplishments to the position, even if you come from another field.
Do: Use good eye contact and proper speech. Good eye contact indicates confidence. Proper speech helps us communicate better and teach children good verbal skills.
Do: Turn off your cell phone. You should always remember to turn off your phone before an interview. A ringing, beeping or vibrating phone during an interview is very distracting to everyone. If possible leave it in the car.
Do: Know the next step. At the end of the interview ask when you will hear back from them and if they need any additional information from you.
Don’t: Bring up your salary right away. Let the family get to know you and all you have to offer before you tell them your salary requirements. If the employer brings it up you can give them a salary range. You should avoid expressing a figure until you know that an offer has been extended.
Don’t: Underdress for the interview. You can show respect to the family by wearing proper attire. Wear nice slacks or a casual dress with appropriate shoes. If you want to wear jewelry keep it small. Remember kids grab for things and are sensitive to smells.
Don’t: Bring a friend to the interview. A nanny should always come to the interview by themselves. If you are unsure of the location or length of the drive they can practice before. Calling for a ride at the end of the interview can be very awkward for everyone.
Don’t: Talk negatively. Do not talk negatively about previous jobs, employers or kids you have taken care of. If they ask you why a previous job ended give them a brief and truthful answer without sounding negative.
TLC for Kids has great part time and full time jobs available now. If you are looking for a rewarding job working with kids please apply with us today! Visit our website to learn more or call us at 314-725-5660.
Calling all nannies! Looking for part-time work? TLC for Kids is working with a number of families in need of after school childcare. Only looking for 2 or 3 days a week? We have that too! Check out our list below and contact us at Jennifer@tlcforkids.com or 314-725-5660.
Click on job openings to see more of our available nanny jobs!
Family S has three kids and lives in Webster Groves. They need help on Tues/Thurs from 7:30a-8:00p. $12-$14/hr
Family P has 3 active kids and lives in Ladue. Will need after school help three or four days a week. Days and hours will be flexible. $13-$15/hr
Family E lives in Webster Groves and needs care Mon-Fri from 3:30p-5:30. Two Teenagers need transportation to lessons and practices. $15-$16/hr
Family Z lives in Clayton and needs care Mon-Fri 3:00-6:30p. Family has two kids and will pay $15/hr
Family ST lives in Clayton and needs help M/T/W/F from 12:00-5:00p. Care will be for two kids. $12-$15/hr
Family C lives in Ladue and needs a nanny to care for a 1.5 yr old and baby on the way. Care T/Th from 8:00a-7:00p and ideally one weekend night a month. $13/hr
Family B has two kinds and lives in Ballwin. They need T/W/F from 3:00p-6:00p. Could add a 4th day if nanny is interested. $15/hr
Family D lives in Columbia, Il. They have 2 kids and need care M/Th/F from 7:30-5. $13-15/hr
Family PA lives in Wildwood with three girls and needs help Mon-Fri 3:00p-8:00p. Could have nanny come in an hour early every day to do some house organization. $15/hr
Family K has a toddler and a newborn and lives in Richmond Heights. They are looking for someone with newborn experience who can work T – 2:30-6:00 W – 10:30-6:30 Th – 8:00-4:00p. $15/hr
Family R lives in Clayton with two boys. Family needs before and after school care Mon-Fri 7a-9a and 3-6p. $14/hr
Family H has two kids and lives in Chesterfield. They need a mature and organized nanny Mon-Fri 2:00-6:00p. $15/hr
Family Pi has two kids and lives in Kirkwood. They need help Tues/Wed from 3:00-6:00p. $13-$16/hr
Family KR lives in Webster Groves and has two kids. One child does have ADHD and OD. Ideal candidate will have experience with kids who have behavior disorders. Nanny needed Mon-Fri 2:30-5:00p $13-$15/hr
Family G has three kids and lives in Ladue. They need care M/W 3:30-8 T/TH 3:30-7:30 F 3:30-7:00. Will also need two mornings a week. $13/hr
As I got older, and had kids of my own, I quickly discovered that not all kids enjoy the fireworks as much as I did. Fireworks can be too loud for some kids. And, being in a large crowd can be too overwhelming for kids who have anxiety. We found it easier to watch the show from a safe distance so that it wasn’t too loud or crowded for my kids.
Another idea is to hire a sitter for the night. The babysitter can stay back and the parents can enjoy the fireworks with siblings or own their own.
If you need a sitter this holiday weekend contact TLC for Kids. We have screened babysitters who can come to the home or to the hotel.
We are happy to introduce three of our newest temporary sitters!
Krystal is currently attending the Hickey College school of Veterinary Technology and helps run an all male barbershop chorus. She has worked with children since she was 14 years old. Before working with TLC, Krystal babysat for friends and family since she was 14 and worked in a child development center. She has experience that ranges from one year olds to preteens! Krystal is available evenings and weekends.
Nadica is a very enthusiastic College student studying Mass Communications (TV and broadcasting). She has worked with children of all ages ranging from infancy to teenagers as a tutor, a gymnast coach and has held several nanny positions. She knows how to keep children active and motivated and is happy to prepare meals.
Caylee is a recent college graduate from SIUC. Caylee has a lot of personal experience working with children with disabilities – both during her internship with Special Olympics and summer nannying. She has also worked numerous sports camps for kids throughout her four years as a collegiate athlete.
Jasmine is available for day and evening shifts.
If you would like to arrange for any of these sitters for your next date night give us a call at 314-725-5660!
The more prepared you are for the interview, the more you will shine. Below is a list of some questions that a family may ask you. Review the list before the interview and have a honest answer prepared.
1. Why do you want to be a nanny?
2. What do you feel are the most important characteristics a nanny should possess?
3. Tell me about childcare experience?
4. What do you think are your strong points in working with children?
5. What do you see yourself doing in five years?
6. How would your best friend describe you?
7. What are your hobbies or interests?
8. What salary and benefits are you requiring?
9. What are you looking for in a family?
10. How long can you commit to a position?
TLC for Kids has full time, part time and temporary nanny jobs available. To learn more about our job openings visit our website!