CHICAGO, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shattering the old cliche that moms don't hire beautiful sitters, a new survey reveals that today's moms would hire a good looking sitter. A survey commissioned by Sittercity found that only 7 percent of respondents stated they would not hire a beautiful babysitter or nanny*. In fact the most important attribute when looking for a childcare provider is that they engage, educate and enhance their children's lives.
Sittercity makes it easy for parents to find the perfect sitter, connecting them with pre-screened caregivers and providing detailed profiles, photos, parent reviews, background checks, up-to-date-availability, references and caregiving experience. Parents can also use Sittercity's interactive Babysitter Rate Calculator, which pulls real-time data from the site's job postings and sitter profiles to calculate what parents can expect to pay in their city.
*The Sittercity survey was conducted by Carbonview Research using an email invitation and online survey of 2,662 parents. The chances are 95 in 100 that a survey does not vary, plus or minus, by more than two percentage points from the result that would be obtained if the interviews had been conducted with all persons in the universe represented by the sample.
Sittercity, founded in 2001, is America's largest and most trusted online solution for connecting families with high-quality, local caregivers, including babysitters, nannies, tutors, elder care providers, pet sitters, and housekeepers. With over 2 million members nationwide, Sittercity connects families with pre-screened caregivers by providing detailed profiles with photos, parent reviews, background checks, up-to-date availability, references and caregiving experience. In fact, every 30 seconds Sittercity connects a family with the local caregiver that meets its unique needs. As the Department of Defense's solution of choice, military families in all four branches (Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force) have access to Sittercity funded through an exclusive Department of Defense contract. Many other leading employers provide Sittercity's Corporate Program as an employee benefit including UnitedHealth Group, MasterCard, Northwestern University, Avon and Children's Medical Center of Dallas.