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Meet Yvonne,
Founder & Managing Director


I personally needed childcare when I moved to San Diego 11 years ago. Like most parents, I assumed there were standards for temporary childcare; in reality, there are NO state standards or licensing requirements for temporary childcare. The idea for Destination Sitters was born! I wanted to Give Parents Peace of Mind® when traveling with their children, so I created the strictest screening requirements in the industry for our sitters.

Our Services

In-Room Babysitting

Every sitter arrives with a bag of games, books, and age-appropriate activities for your children.


Fully Checked & Vetted

Every sitter is First Aid & CPR certified, background checked, drug tested, and reference checked, personal and professional.

Special Needs & Multilingual

Upon request, we have sitters who can care for families of children with special needs or speak other languages.

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Event Childcare

We provide stress-free group childcare that fits your budget and a wide variety of activities for your function.
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Wedding Childcare

We provide on-site childcare at your hotel or venue. We work directly with your wedding coordinator or venue.
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Pet Sitting

Traveling with your pet? Hire a sitter to feed, play, walk, and snuggle with your pet, because pets are family too!
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OUR SITTERS ARE


  • First Aid and CPR Certified
  • Background Checked and Drug Tested
  • Interviewed and Reference-Checked

OUR SITTERS WILL


  • Arrive in a Destination Sitters polo shirt
  • Wear a Destination Sitters photo ID tag
  • Bring a bag of toys, games, and books for the children's entertainment

OUR SITTERS CAN


  • Accomodate families with children of all ages
  • Care for your child with special needs
  • Be available during late hours for long sits

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About Our Company

Destination Sitters is a superior babysitting service for traveling parents. Whether you are traveling for leisure, business, or a wedding, this time you can bring your kids – your children will be looked after in the safety of your hotel room. We refer prescreened, fully vetted and trusted sitters at your travel destination – we come directly to your hotel, vacation rental, Airbnb or event venue!

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WE ARE OPEN
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Pacific
7 Days a week
PHONE
888-SIT-KIDZ (888-748-5439)
E-MAIL
info@destinationsitters.com
OFFICE HOLIDAYS
Easter Day, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving Eve (open until 1pm), Thanksgiving, Chrismas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Year's Day

Destination Sitters is an excellent babysitting resource for the traveling parent. We provide fully screened, vetted, and trusted sitters at your travel destination – we come directly to your hotel, vacation rental, or Airbnb. We also do pet sitting and can provide elder care by watching or accompanying an elder parent.

WHY YOU SHOULD USE DESTINATION SITTERS

While everyone assumes that the state has minimum standards for temporary childcare, there are NO state standards or licensing requirements for temporary childcare. Destination Sitters created the strictest requirements in the industry for its sitters.

All sitters

  1. are background checked, drug tested, & health checked (TB)
  2. are both First Aid & CPR certified
  3. have professional and personal references fully and thoroughly checked
  4. are university students, nursing students, (many of whom are also life guards, EMTs, tennis instructors, etc.), school teachers, and so on
  5. average between 22-28 years old, though we also have older sitters (minimum age is 18)

We are referred by 1400+ of the finest hotels, wedding and event planners in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs area, Silicon Valley/San Jose, San Francisco, Las Vegas, NV and Orlando, FL. that trust us for the guests needs. We have local offices and local sitters in each area & carry liability insurance.

Parents can book directly on-line or by calling us at 1.888.SIT.KIDZ (1.888.748.5439)

We match our babysitters with the parents' and children's needs. After making a reservation, parents will receive a sit confirmation confirming their hotel, date and time requested, any specific instructions for the sitter and a profile of their sitter. Bookings must be for a minimum of 4 hours and can be longer. Reservations are held with a credit card and there may be cancellation fees if booked sits are cancelled within twenty-four hours of the sit time or otherwise.

Our sitters will arrive 15 minutes early to make sure you can be on time with your plans and to go over your specific instructions and our permission forms. Babysitters wear a Destination Sitters' polo shirt, have a picture ID and bring age-appropriate toys, games, books, and activities.

Our babysitters' average age is between 22-28 years old and each must have experience in child care. Destination Sitters interviews every babysitter.

Destination Sitters created the toughest and strictest screening standards in the industry.

Our sitters are

• CPR & First Aid certified
• Background checked
• Drug tested
• Health checked – TB negative
• Professional references checked
• Personal references checked

ALL screening MUST be completed before a sitter can sit. Sitters arrive in:

• Destination Sitters logo polo shirt
• Destination Sitters photo issued ID Tag
• A bag of toys, books and games for the child(ren)'s entertainment

OUR MISSION

We don't sit; we play!®

Most of our childcare providers are studying to be nurses or are pre-med or are college or graduate students in a variety of fields (international business, economics, teaching, etc.). We have professional nannies, lifeguards, Emergency Medical Technicians and school teachers. Quite a few have taken child development classes, and all simply love children.

Many of our babysitters are bilingual, with over half a dozen languages represented. We also have older sitters as well as teachers who specialize in families of children with special needs. Our babysitters' experience, references and talents speak for themselves.

While everyone assumes that the state has minimum standards for temporary childcare, there are NO state standards or licensing requirements for temporary childcare.

Destination Sitters created the strictest requirements in the industry for its sitters.

All Destination Sitters
1. are background checked, drug tested, & health checked (TB)
2. are both First Aid & CPR certified
3. have professional and personal references fully and thoroughly checked
4. are undergraduates, graduates, students, moms, and grandmothers
5. average between 22-28 years old, though we also have older sitters (minimum age is 18)

Many companies claim to be "Licensed and Bonded." Since there is no state "license" for temporary childcare, their license is merely a city business license, which all businesses are required to buy. The bond is most often either a surety bond (for the sitter to get paid) or for theft (usually limited to $3,000-$5,000) for the owner, not the sitter. A bond is not liability insurance.

Parents can request the same babysitter every time or for multiple day sits. We will do our best to accommodate the same sitter for a family's babysitting request. It's subject to the babysitter's availability, we suggest booking your sit request at least 24 hours in advance, and more if it's a multi-day request. Of course, any last-minute sit requests are always subject to the staff on hand and our confirming a babysitter to you.

After booking a babysitter, parents will receive a sit confirmation, which includes the sitter's profile and specific information confirming their hotel, hotel's address, date(s), and time(s) of their child care request.

Parents should review their sit confirmation and make sure ALL information they provide to us is correct; confirm the dates and times provided. Many cities have hotels with similar names and/or multiple locations.…For example: Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott, Four Seasons, Loews, etc, all have several hotels in each area in which we provide child care services; we want to send the sitter to the correct location.

We suggest you make a child care reservation at least 24 hours in advance to match your children with the best babysitter for your needs, but we will make every effort to book any same day babysitting request and can usually accommodate you. Any last-minute sit requests are always subject to the sitters on hand and all requests to our confirming a babysitter to you.

We do not charge a late booking fee or agency fee.

1. Online reservation

2. Talk: 1.888.748.5439

We will be happy to go over any questions you might have. We are here to serve your child care needs when traveling. We strive to create Peace of Mind ® for the traveling parent by providing a fully screened, vetted and trusted babysitter to you when on vacation.

We hold your child care reservation with a credit card. In most cities you can either charge the babysitting fees to the credit card on file with us or pay cash to the sitter. If the babysitter's fees are charged to the card on file at the end of the sit, you will confirm the sitter's total hours, and any reimbursable expenses (e.g., at some hotels, sitter's parking) on our invoice and a receipt will be emailed the following day. In some cases, you may pay the babysitter with cash at the end of the sit for all fees.

We regularly get the question: what about tipping the sitters? If the sitters did a great job and you want to show your appreciation, please feel free to tip! The babysitter greatly appreciates a tip, but tipping is at your discretion. Most families tip between $10 to $20 on an average sit, more if longer hours or multiple day sits.

Surprisingly, states have no required standards for temporary child care!

In order, to give parents Peace of Mind ® when traveling with their children, Destination Sitters created the toughest and strictest screening standards in the industry.

Our sitters are

• CPR & First Aid certified
• Background checked
• Drug tested
• Health checked – TB negative
• Professional references checked
• Personal references checked

ALL screening MUST be completed before a sitter can sit. Sitters arrive with:

• Destination Sitters logo polo shirt
• Destination Sitters photo issued ID Tag
• A bag of toys, books and games for the child(ren) entertainment

Many of our babysitters:

• are bilingual, with over half a dozen languages represented
• specialize in children with special needs
• do pet sitting
• provide elder care by watching or accompanying on elderly parent
• are newborn specialists

Our babysitters' experience, references and talents speak for themselves.

We require all the babysitters whom we refer to be CPR & First Aid and additionally they are:
✓ Background checked
✓ Drug tested
✓ Health checked – TB negative
✓ Professional references checked
✓ Personal references checked

ALL screening MUST be completed before a sitter can sit.
Sitters arrive in/with:
✓ A Destination Sitters logo polo shirt
✓ A Destination Sitters photo issued ID Tag
✓ A bag of toys, books and games for the child(ren)'s entertainment

Destination Sitters has national service areas for your convenience. Please refer to one of our locations above to find the rates for your region.

We are referred by over 1,400 of the finest hotels, wedding & event planners, wedding & convention venues, destination management companies, military balls & deployments, and organizations like the NFL & NFL Players' Association that trust us to provide child care for their needs. We give Peace of Mind® with our trusted standards and professionalism when on vaction with your family.

Absolutely, you can contact us by:

Phone
1.888.SIT.KIDZ (1.888.748.5439)

✓ Office hours 9:00am – 6pm, 7 days a week
✓ A live 24 hour answering service outside of business hours
✓ A Destination Sitters agent on call after hours for questions regarding only confirmed bookings.

Email
info@destinationsitters.com

Confirmed sits must be cancelled in advance or a cancellation fee will be charged.

Please read through the entire policy; cancellation fees vary depending on the length of time of the sit and the number of days booked. Please call us if you have any questions!

Destination Sitters babysitting requests for one-day and only 4 hours must be cancelled at least 24 hours in advance of the reserved babysitting start time or a 4-hour minimum charge at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged.

For two, three or more multi-day sits of 4 hours each, a 4-hour minimum charge at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged for each day that sits have been booked, unless the sits are cancelled the same number of days in advance. So, for example, if you have booked a hotel babysitter for two days, that sit of two days must be cancelled at least 48 hours before the reserved sit start time or two 4-hour minimum charges (i.e., 8 hours – one 4-hour charge for each of the two booked days) at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged. Sits of three days must be cancelled at least 72 hours before the reserved sit start time or three 4-hour minimum charges (i.e., 12 hours – one 4-hour charge for each of the three booked days) at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged. Sits of four days must be cancelled at least four days in advance of the reserved sit start time or four, 4-hour minimum charges (16 hours) at the confirmed hourly rate will be charged.

For sits longer than 4 hours each day or for more than four days, at a minimum, the above policy shall apply; however, please contact the office to see if an additional cancellation policy could apply to your sit.

We look forward to providing you with hotel babysitting, event childcare or childcare at other destinations!

Many companies claim to be "Licensed and Bonded." Since there is no state "license" for temporary childcare, their license is merely a city business license, which all businesses are required to buy. The bond is most often either a surety bond (for the sitter to get paid) or for theft (usually limited to $3,000-$5,000) for the owner, not the sitter. A bond is not liability insurance.

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