Munchkin Minders has a large team of trusted on-call sitters who work for both our local and visiting families. All of our minders have been thoroughly screened, interviewed and trained. All minders have had complete background checks; including criminal reports, social security verification, sex offender checks and DMV reports. We check 2-4 childcare related references to ensure they are experienced and highly recommended. All sitters are required to become CPR certified. Most importantly we are looking for minders who LOVE children!
How does this all work?
Local families register online. Click Here to register.
Visiting families please call us directly to book and we will take care of the rest. 760-494-8764
Local families, once you are registered, you are ready to schedule your own sitters online as long as you have more than 12 hours’ notice, if not, call us and we can book it for you!
How do you choose my sitter?
Once you book your sit request, we search through our highly qualified team of minders to find the best match for you and then email you her bio.
How exactly to I book my sit request? (Local families only – Visiting families call us directly!)
Log in to http://munchkinminders.babysitease.com in the upper right hand corner using the email and password you created.
Under the Calendar on the left, click on Schedule Baby Sitters
Click on New Request
Job Name: This can be whatever you choose. Date night, concert, wedding, looking for ONE sitter for multiple days, etc.
Time Start and Time End . Remember we have a 4 hour minimum for all assignments.
- If you need to make any changes to the times after a sitter has been assigned, you must contact Munchkin Minders to make these changes, otherwise the sitter will automatically be cleared from the sit assignment. The reason for this is we first want to check to make sure the sitter is able to accommodate the time change.
Select Number of children the sitter will be watching.
Select Overnight if needed. Overnight booking fees are $30 per overnight.
Select Repeat if you plan on scheduling a sitter for more than one day.
- Click on Daily drop down menu and select daily, weekly, Monday-Friday, etc.
- Select Ends on …for the last day you need coverage.
Job Comment. Please add any special instructions or information needed. I.e. We need sitter to pick up kids from school, child home sick with fever, looking for an upbeat fun sitter to take kids to the pool, etc.
Request Past Care Provider. On the right side you can check the box next to the sitter/s name who you want to request. You can request more than one sitter at a time.
When you request a sitter they get 24 hours to reply to the request before any other sitters are able to be scheduled. Please keep this in mind when scheduling with short notice.
Need additional dates but with different times? At the bottom of your sit request, click on Continue Scheduling to enter any additional dates.
Scroll down to bottom and click on Complete Request.
PAY the booking fee/s. If you don’t pay for the sit it at the time of booking, it will not go up on our calendar for us to cover for you.
Check your current scheduled sits under Family Account. This will show you what sits are scheduled and who is scheduled.
Once your sit request has been assigned to a sitter, you will receive an email with her bio and experience. If you want to see her picture, you will need to log in to your account to see her picture next her name.
All sitters are supposed to call to confirm the day before each assignment between 9am-5pm. If you don’t get a call, please contact me via text or email to let me know. We want to avoid issues on the day of the assignments.
Reviews: Do you like a sitter and want to let her know this?
Scroll down to Past Jobs.
Click Rate on the right side of sitters name.
Add your review and save.
The sitters are encouraged when they get good reviews and Munchkin Minders also loves the feedback, it tells us that we are doing our job right or where we need to make improvements.
Excluded sitters. If you have a sitter that did not work out for your family or if you just don’t like them, we can exclude them from your profile, so that they don’t get notifications when you book another sit in the future. You don’t need to feel uncomfortable telling us. Everyone clicks with different people.
If you have an issue with a sitter, please let us know. We expect a lot out of our sitters and if they are not following procedures, we need to know.