Babysitting – Ocean City MD/Delaware Beaches
Childcare/Babysitting Rates and Fees
Type of Booking
Daily: If you would like to use Guardian Angel Sitting Service just one time this would be most cost effective for you. Booking Fee is valid for the date of the job only. Each Applicant pays a NON-REFUNDABLE Sitter/upfront booking fee to the agency/per job request, per family when application is completed and received by agency.
Weekly: If you plan to use Guardian Angel Sitting Service 3 or more times within a 7 day period, then a weekly fee would be most cost effective for you. Weekly Booking is valid for seven (7) consecutive days from the first date requested. Applies to the family requesting immediate children and children unaccompanied by their legal guardian only. A separate application form is required for each individual family. Each applicant pays a NONREFUNDABLE - Sitter/upfront booking fee to the agency, per family.
Monthly: If you plan to use Guardian Angels Sitting Service 5 or more times within one month or for more than 2 consecutive weeks, then a monthly fee would be most cost effective for you. Monthly booking fees are valid for thirty (30) consecutive days from the first date requested. Applies to the family requesting immediate children and children unaccompanied by their legal guardian only. A separate application is required for each individual family. Each applicant pays a NON-REFUNDABLE Sitter/upfront booking fee to the agency, per family.
Annual: If you plan to use Guardian Angels Sitting Service multiple times through out the year or have set days and times for sitters come on a weekly/monthly basis. Upfront Annual Fee Per family. Valid for one year from the first date service is used. Annual Members are entitled to overnight sitter requests. Membership applies to the members' immediate children, children unaccompanied by their legal guardian, family members visiting from out of town, and houseguest's children visiting from out of town, staying at members' home. (All children must be listed on additional family form at the time of membership in order to avoid $10 guest fee).
Hourly minimum (per day) : Our Agency has a four (4) hr consecutive minimum per babysitting period.
Same day/ after hours-booking fee: We cannot guarantee same day bookings, but will do our best to place a sitter for you. Additional $10 charge for same day bookings when application is received after business hours. Additional $15 charge for same day bookings when application is received on any holiday.
Booking/Sitter Fees: Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Annual Membership fees will be charged to the applicant’s credit card on file prior to the sitting period start time. If the credit card declines, your sitter will be cancelled. Once cancelled that sitter may become unavailable or booked with another family on a first come first serve basis, as applications may be received in the meantime.
Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Booking fees and Annual Membership fees are NON-refundable and may be charged anytime from the time the application is received up until 24 hours prior to your sitting period. These fees are per sitter and per family.
Consultation Fee – $15
Meet the sitter for up to 30minutes prior to booking
Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Hotel Rates: Non-refundable-$15/day, $30/ week,
$60/month upfront booking fee
$21.00 per hour for one child
$1.00 for each additional child
Group Childcare Rates:
(1) Sitter will be referred for every (5) children (depending on age- agency will use discretion with younger children, infants or young toddlers and may require (2) sitters per (5) children in these cases).
An upfront booking fee per sitter is required to hold and book sitters for your date and time. It is non–refundable and paid at the time the group application is submitted or contract is signed.
Group Booking rates (per sitter): Daily: $17; Weekly: $32; Monthly: $62 Wedding Sitter: $27;
For ongoing events booking fees will be determined in a proposal.
Group Hourly rate (per sitter): $22/hr
Group Holiday Hourly Rate: $27/hr
Annual Members: Call for Annual Member Rates
This is available to annual members only.
Babysitter: $120 per (24) hr period for one child. Additional children: $20 per (24) hour period for each additional child. Agency Referral: $50 per (24) hour period.
Mileage and Parking Fees If more than 25 miles, a $10 travel fee will apply. Some locations may require an additional parking fee. This fee is to be paid to the sitter to compensate, if parking on or off site or valet is greater then $5. Sitter will make family aware of parking fees if applicable.
$26.00 per hour for one child
$3.00 per hour for each additional child
Overnight Holiday rate :(available to annual members only): $150 per (24) hr period for one child. Additional children: $20 per (24) hour period for each additional child. Agency Referral: $50 per (24) hour period.
Holidays: New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, President's Day (Observed), Valentine’s Day, St Patrick’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, (Observed), Mother's Day, Father's Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
Many families ask about gratuity. Gratuity is always left up to your discretion and is not mandatory, however, it is customary and very much appreciated by our sitters. Families tip sitters anywhere from $5-$150 depending on the length of time they are with the family and how pleased the family is with the sitter.
Method of Payment - Before a job takes place
Guardian Angels Sitting Service requires that all families keep a major credit card on file. All major credit cards are accepted for booking fees and agency hourly fees.
Please be sure that your CC information is entered correctly and that you always have a current, valid credit card on file for agency charges. Declined Credit Card transactions will incur a $5 charge per declined transaction for all members. If valid credit card information is not received and payment is not received by the agency within 30 days of transaction decline, member will be sent to a collection agency and legal action will be taken to recover the amount due to the agency.
On the job:
Babysitters only accept CASH payment. This is to be paid to the babysitter at the end of the sitting period. The babysitter will break down the payment on their time sheet at the end of each job. All agency fees are charged to credit card on file after service is complete.
If the member cancels by voicemail or email within 24 hours of the start time of the job Guardian Angels will collect the entire four-hour minimum for both the agency and sitter. If a member "no shows" and is not at the hotel or residence upon the sitter arrival and does not "show" within 15 minutes of arrival, the full booking fee, mileage of $10 max and hourly rate for the sitter and agency for the amount of children requested, will be charged to the credit card on file. If member cancels prior to 24 hours of the start time there will be no charge.
Refer our Agency:
Guardian Angels Sitting Service is always looking for more loving families to become members of Guardian Angels. We would love to hear from them!