Since launching Chime, we’ve been focused on making it easier to find and book the best sitters in the neighborhoods we serve. As we’ve grown — and learned quite a bit along the way — we’ve recognized a need to make this change for three reasons:
- The investment our team puts into screening Chime sitters makes a real difference.
From background and social media checks to the personal screening our team conducts, the “pre-vetting” that Chime sitters go through results in happier experiences all around.
- We believe better sitters should be compensated for their dedication.
Quite simply, a great sitter is hard to find — and hard to keep! Increasing our rates will help us attract the best of the best, and ensure your favorites are available more often.
- Our NYC and NJ sitters are currently paid at below-market rates.
As a national leader in child care, Sittercity has unique visibility into what parents are paying and sitters are asking. We’ve seen that in NYC and NJ, Chime rates have been consistently below average.
This increase will not only allow us to pay our sitters more fairly, but also to build the child care platform of the future — one that makes life a whole lot easier for both families and sitters.