Speed-Dating for Busy Parents and Quality Babysitters and Nannies
Founded in Sydney late 2009, Meet A Sitter is boutique service that connects busy parents in need of babysitting with quality sitters and nannies.
At each hour plus-long event, parents personally meet and interview candidates to find the one(s) that suit your needs and that of your precious family. Then, walk away with the Meet A Sitter resume portfolio of all the candidates you've just met.
Similarly, babysitters and nannies get to meet potential families to help in a safe environment – enabling them to better find their right match(es) having had the chance to ask and answer questions directly with the parents.
Created by parents for parents.
We want to help you care for your family in any way we can. We hope that you’ll feel supported by our service and look forward to hearing from you. Find out about the next event near you!
MEI KOON - FOUNDER & CHIEF PARENT-IN-HOUSE
An HR and marketing professional turned new mother, Mei found her life upturned by the arrival of a bouncing baby boy. Life certainly took a different tack with date-night and the luxury of time disappearing swiftly! Finding the right babysitter for her precious little man was often a focus but harder than she thought. It was the same with all her friends.
After spending days scouring online databases or dealing with agencies and scheduling one-on-one interviews, it just became too tedious for a working parent. What’s more, it often resulted in no one suitable!
There had to be a better way! The objective became trying to solve the babysitter problem and help other busy parents like her find a more effective way to find babysitters.
Why not take just an hour or so out of their day to meet a group of pre-interviewed babysitters in one go? What an idea! Nothing beats our “parent-intuition” and with the events being held close to home in residential suburbs – the convenience factor was such a bonus.
And so, Meet A Sitter was born!
The feeling of satisfaction in being able to help other parents get the support they need is wonderful.
Truth be told, she also gets a kick out of knowing she'll never have to worry about finding babysitters again.
Here's a little backstory about our journey as covered in Cosmopolitan Pregnancy Magazine in 2010: