Interested in becoming a Sitterzen sitter?

Sitterzen's difference is that all sitters on our platform have been used and trusted by parents in their local neighbourhood. Sitters can only join the Sitterzen community by being nominated by a local parent.

If you're interested in joining the community, there are two steps to get started:

1. Find a parent to nominate you

We recommend emailing the parent you'd like to nominate you with the following information:

Hi (Parent),

I'm contacting you to ask if you would nominate me to be a Sitterzen sitter.

Sitterzen is a new online platform that helps parents find babysitters who are trusted by other parents in their local neighbourhood.

It's a bit like Uber for babysitters, and has been created by a Mum from Mt Eden called Jane Haagh.

You can find out all about it here:

It's a platform that would really help me as a sitter find more work in our community.

But to join the platform, I have to be nominated by a parent who I've sat for, and who can vouch for me.

The requirements for being nominated are:

1. I must have sat for you at least twice in the past.

2. You'll need to join (or already have joined) the Sitterzen community.
Sitterzen makes this super easy for you - signing up is free, takes just a couple of minutes, and there is no obligation to use the platform if you don't want to.

3.You must be willing to recommend me to others - your  first name and photo will be shown alongside mine as a parent who trusts me.

I'd be very grateful if you'd be willing to nominate me. If you are - just let me know and I will start the process with Sitterzen and give them your email address, and they'll be in touch to complete the process.




2. Fill out the following form to get started - we'll be in touch within 48 hours to process your application.

Your details:
Your name *
Your name
Qualifications *
You don't need to have qualifications or long term experience to be a Sitterzen sitter - but if you do, then we'll share that in your profile. Please tick all that apply to you:
Transport *
Please tick all that apply to you:
Availability *
Please tick all the times that you are 'generally' available. You can change this later, or week to week depending on other commitments - but we need to understand how often and when you're normally available.
As a sitter on Sitterzen you get to choose your hourly rate - but we’ve made a simple guide to help you decide where it’s best to pitch yourself. CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR RATE GUIDE.
If you'd like to charge a single rate for all babysitting bookings, please enter that rate here:
If you'd like to charge a different rate for daytime bookings (generally higher, covering ‘active’ sitting - managing and interacting with children, and perhaps transporting or feeding them) and evening bookings (generally lower, and covers putting kids to bed and then choosing how to use your time as they sleep) - please enter your DAYTIME RATE here:
And please enter your EVENING RATE here:
Your photo and personal statement will appear on your sitter's profile page. For a little inspiration, click here to view our existing sitters' profiles and personal statements.
Your profile photo should be landscape format and clearly show your face. You may have up to 4 photos on your profile. Click here to email your profile photo/s to
This is your opportunity to ’sell your self’ to parents who are browsing the site. A good “about me” usually includes the following: • Your education or if you are still studying (if relevant). For example if you’re studying to be a teacher or nurse, definitely add that. • Why you love babysitting or what you like to do when you’re taking care of kids (crafts, outdoors, helping them with homework…etc). • A sentence about you to make it more personal. Please enter your personal statement here:
Parent who's nominating you:
Their name *
Their name
Are they a Sitterzen member already? *
Please confirm you meet all of the following requirements for becoming a Sitterzen sitter:
And that's it!
Click below to apply. We'll be in touch within 48 hours to get things going.

Interested but need to know a little more?

Jane, the Sitterzen founder, is free to explain Sitterzen in more detail and answer all your questions - just click below to leave your name or phone number and she'll get in touch during business hours.