Sitter Spotlight

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Meet our “Sitter Spotlight” Hunter K.

Hunter is a junior at Missouri State University majoring in Elementary Education, working on her masters in Literacy. She has worked in a preschool since she was 17 and has a passion for kids. She currently works in a nursery at a local preschool, but has worked with children of all ages from 3 months through 5 years. She is CPR and First Aid certified and also is available to care for dogs or help with cleaning.

One SelectSitter mom shared, “Hunter is awesome! My boys just love her bubbly personality and she is also an excellent dog sitter. Highly recommended!”

Check out Hunter’s profile on profile on SelectSitter and book her now!

We want to feature your favorite sitter! Let us know who you love and trust at founder@selectsittapp.com

We’re a finalist!

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We are super excited to be included as a finalist in the third annual Biz 417 Excellence in Technology Awards. We are a finalist in the Most Innovative Startup category and even better, the other three finalists were also all part of the e-factory accelerator program with us this  last summer!

On Thursday, Feb. 28, they will name the winners in each category at an awards ceremony where they say they will  be, “recognizing the pioneers, originators, creators and developers making waves in the local tech and business communities.” …

Wow, how humbling… honestly we are just thrilled to see our name mentioned alongside all these great innovators and companies! Thank you Biz 417 for the recognition!

Read more about the awards from our besties at the e-factory, here.

 

SelectSitter is rolling out in-app payments!

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Ditch the checkbook, and stop running to the ATM.  SelectSitter is rolling out in-app payments!

Hi fellow parents and babysitters! We have some big news here at SelectSitter. We are rolling out in-app payments starting December 10 (postponed to Jan. 2019). That means soon you’ll be able to find, book, and pay your babysitters directly through the app. For all you sitters out there, this means you’ll be able to accept payments right in the app. No more last-minute trips to the ATM, and no more hunting down the checkbook. Just log in to the SelectSitter app and securely enter your payment info. We’ll take care of the rest. We’ll even send you helpful reminders when it’s time to pay your sitter and when you have funds waiting for you in your account.

We’ve been working on this new feature for the last several months. We actually got the idea from all of you! In-app payments has been the No. 1 request we’ve heard from parents and sitters since we launched last November. Now, after some experimenting, we’re ready to answer that request.

 But first, let’s go over the highlights!

  • We’ll send you helpful reminders to make sure you pay your sitter.
  • We’ll also keep you posted when you have funds waiting for you in your account.
  • Your payment info will be securely stored in the app, which means you can pay your sitter anytime and anywhere.
  • No more trips to the ATM or scrounging up cash for those last-minute babysitting requests.

December 10 can’t get here soon enough! This is babysitting in the digital age.

Sitter Spotlight

Meet our Sitter in the Spotlight, Taylor C.

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Taylor is currently a senior at Missouri State University majoring in Middle School Education. She works part-time for the YMCA in the school age services department.

She loves interacting with children and keeping them active! She is available on weekend day and nights (Friday – Sunday) and also occasional week days depending on her work and school schedule. She is happy to provide a background check.

Check out Taylor’s profile on SelectSitter and book her now!

Have a sitter you want in the spotlight? Let us know and we will feature them!

Sitter of the Week

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Meet our “Sitter of the Week” Josie O.

Josie attended Missouri State Universtiy and studied Elementary Education. She has babysat since she was 13 years old and has experience with ages newborn to 14 years old. She also can assist with any errands and running the kids around.

One SelectSitter mom shared, “Josie was wonderful. She helped me out when I was in a bind. She came promptlu and on very short notice. My kids love her!”

Check out Josie’s profile on SelectSitter and book her now!

We want to feature your favorite sitter! Let us know who you love and trust!

Demo Day Presentation

Back in August, SelectSitter presented at the efactory’s Demo Day about how our app, SelectSitter, has grown and developed through our involvement  in the e-factory’s Accelerator program.

If you were unable to attend Demo Day, check out the video below of co-founder Sarah presenting on SelectSitter.

We’d love to hear from you, message us at founder@selectsitterapp.com, with any questions or ideas to help us grow our startup!

Sitter of the Week

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Meet our “Sitter of the Week” Christina H.

Christina is a part-time assistant teacher at the Missouri State Child Development Center. She has worked there for a year in the infant and toddler classroom. She’s in her junior year in college, double majoring in Speech and Language Pathology and Education of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing with a minor in Sign Language.

One SelectSitter mom shared, “I highly recommend Christina. She’s very sweet, experienced, and great with kids. She really helped ease my anxiety about leaving my two babies with a sitter. I’ll definitely use her again!”

Check out Christina’s profile on SelectSitter and book her now!

We want to feature your favorite sitter! Let us know who you love and trust!

November | Local School Closings

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Can you believe November arrives this Thursday? Or did it totally sneak up on you like it did us? With the new month here, do you have sitters booked for this month’s SCHOOL CLOSINGS? We can help!
Download the SelectSitter app today and be ready for when your kids are out of class!
Sitters are available for the following local school closings:
NOVEMBER SCHOOL CLOSINGS
Nov. 2
Republic (1 hr. Early Release)
Willard

Nov. 5
Springfield
Willard

Nov. 6
Nixa
Springfield
Ozark
Willard

Nov. 9
Republic (1 hr. Early Release)

Nov. 16
Republic (1 hr. Early Release)

Nov. 21 – 23
Nixa
Republic
Branson
Springfield
Joplin
Logan-Rogersvill
Ozark
Willard

Nov. 30
Republic (1 hr. Early Release)

Sitter of the Week

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Meet our “Sitter of the Week” Avery F.

Avery is working on her masters degree in chemistry and physics at Missouri State University. She has taught high school physics and also has several years experience in childcare. She has experience as an overnight nanny, daycare work, as well as assist with special needs children. She has certifications in CPR and first aid and has a full background check available.

One SelectSitter mom shared, “Avery arrived on time and ready to play with my girls. Both kids absolutely adored her. She went above and beyond!”

Check out Avery’s profile on SelectSitter and book her now!

We want to feature your favorite sitter! Let us know who you love and trust!