Information about Sitterhood

About

Welcome to Sitterhood. 

We've made some updates to our platform amidst the COVID19 crisis in an effort  to provide parents with more childcare options. Sitterhood is a free tool that allows parents seeking childcare to connect with parents offering childcare in their community. It was initially set-up for occasional babysitting but given our current circumstances, we would like to open it up to the following:  

  1. VIRTUAL PLAY DATES - this category allows families to connect with new friends by setting up a virtual get together. Kids can meet other kids their age and socialize online.   
  2. HOME DAYCARE - this category is meant for a longer term childcare solution, including full time or part time home daycares with a group of 5 or less kids. 
  3. HOMESCHOOLING - with more parents interested in continuing to homeschool their kids, we thought it might be a good idea for current homeschoolers to connect with new homeschoolers to share ideas and guidance. Create a profile under this category if you're new to homeschooling or if you've homeschooled for a while and would like to offer your help. 
  4. SITTERS - this is were parents can find occasional childcare. Please note that not all Sitters will be offering services at this time due to the pandemic. You can send Sitters a message by clicking on the ‘Connect’ button to ask if they are available. 


Have questions or suggestions? Please email us at info@sitterhood.ca

If you’re interested in setting up a profile, sign up here.

Please be sure to share Sitterhood with your friends so we can support each other during these challenging times. 


SAFETY TIPS DURING COVID:

  1. Childcare providers/parents should discuss their current circumstances (i.e. has anyone in their family been working outside of the home, how many people have they been in contact with recently, what safety measures are being taken, etc.) to ensure that they are comfortable with the level of exposure. 
  2. Wash hands frequently. Childcare providers and kids should wash their hands thoroughly before childcare services are provided and afterwards. 
  3. Childcare providers should wear a mask and follow the Public Health Agency’s recommendations to prevent the spread/contraction of the virus.
  4. Kids should be encouraged to keep their hands and toys out of their mouths. If kids are teething, they should be using their own teethers/toys.
  5. Kids should avoid playing with toys that don’t belong to them. 
  6. The number of items (i.e. diapers, wipes, toys, etc.) brought into a new space should be kept to a minimum and sanitized before and after childcare services have been provided.
  7. Childcare should not be provided if anyone in the family has a fever. 


We’ll continue to update this page as more safety guidelines become available. Please email info@sitterhood.ca with any questions.