Frequently Asked Questions
‘Babysitter Near Me’ is an online childcare platform, facilitating communication between childcare providers and parents. Dedicated to transparency and trustworthiness, our mission is to empower communities around childcare, globally. Users on our website can contact one another directly with our private messaging service and plan childcare appointments.
Keep in mind that parents and babysitters are responsible for screening, interviewing, and making their ultimate choice. ‘Babysitter Near Me’ cannot accept responsibility for platform users or their actions.
The platform is completely free for both babysitters and families.
Parents and childminder can create a profile and post listings for free, however we encourage our members to promote their listing for a small fee and get more exposure and more engagement.
‘Babysitter Near Me’ does not screen every user, however, we do have reports and safeguards in place and regularly check these for inappropriate behavior. If we hear about an unreliable user, we will immediately block their account.
However, as we don’t screen our users, please be aware that you are responsible for interviewing potential candidates and ultimately making a selection.
We strongly recommend that users communicate via the ‘Babysitter Near Me’ messaging service until they are comfortable enough with, and trust the other user, to exchange contact information and communicate externally to ‘Babysitter Near Me’.
‘Babysitter Near Me’ respects your privacy and only processes your data for the purpose for which you provided it and in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Contact information, such as your address, email, and phone number, will never be displayed or shared with third parties or other users. We use this information to verify who you are, provide accurate search results, and contact you, if necessary. It is entirely up to you what information you decide to share with other users on your profile or via the messaging system.
If you choose to communicate outside of the ‘Babysitter Near Me’ platform, it makes it harder for us to protect your data as our safeguards will no longer apply.
We recommend that you use our private messaging service to keep your information secure. While communicating on our Chat service, ‘Babysitter Near Me’ can manage and respond to inappropriate behavior by other users. If you choose to communicate through an external messaging service, we cannot guarantee that your information will be kept secure. So, by using alternative communication mediums, you will run a greater risk of fraud and phishing attempts.
Should an unknown user request your personal data, please report this to us immediately as it could be an attempt at fraud. If you believe you are a victim of identity fraud, inform us and file a report with the police immediately.
‘Babysitter Near Me’ does its best to detect and remove scammers from the platform and respond quickly to reports, but we cannot help you with interactions that happen outside of the platform.
No, as a parent or babysitter you are not covered by any type of insurance via ‘Babysitter Near Me’. Decisions regarding taking out insurance are left to the parents and babysitters.
In most cases, it is not necessary to take out insurance as a babysitter, but for other child care occupations (and in some situations) it may be mandatory.