Northbrook, IL, June 04, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Finding reliable after school childcare can be a difficult task for many families. Most dual working parents need care from 3pm – 6pm for when the children get home from school until the parents can get home from work. Steve and Erin Krex, owners of First Class Care, a successful domestic placement agency in Chicago, have launched an online platform, After School Sitters, to help families find the care they need quickly.
“After School Sitters fills a void that most full-service agencies lack,” said Erin Krex, founder of After School Sitters. “We know that most agencies focus on placing career nannies into long-term positions, whereas After School Sitters offers families a great resource to find sitters who are available at various hours throughout the day and week.”
The platform allows families to use the site in two ways. Families can either post a job opening to accept applications, or they can search through the database of sitters and connect directly with the best-suited sitter for their needs. When posting a job, families are able to include a photo, location, hourly rate, education requirements and a detailed description of what the job entails. After School Sitters also offers extra security with their professional background check service and a review-posting section.
Sitters looking to find opportunities can use the site to create an online profile and search for jobs. Applicants are required to provide a detailed description of themselves in addition to a photo, location, past childcare experience, languages spoken, hobbies and first-aid qualifications.
Additional features of the site include direct email contact, instant messaging with others online, babysitter booking for occasional needs as well as Facebook integration to see who your friends may know.
“We’re excited to be able to offer families and sitters an affordable way to connect. Our fee structure offers a free 90-day membership and then transitions into a small fee thereafter,” continued Krex.
Most of the sitters on the site are college students or college graduates who have open availability to help families out and make extra money while having fun.
The site has launched in Chicago first, but is national and can be used by anyone seeking great care.
To find a family or childcare professional visit: www.afterschoolsitters.com