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An Exciting New Concept for Child Care with Charlotte Care Services!

Most parents wouldn't dream of sharing a sitter. We understand. In fact, that's how we've been doing it since we started. But times are changing, and we wanted to offer our child care clients another option for their child care needs. Finding a sitter isn't the problem while being a child care client of Charlotte Care Services. But the extra expense of child care for whatever your needs can be a deal breaker, especially in this economy.

We're pleased to introduce our Share-A-Sitter service, in which child care clients can do exactly that - share the babysitter for the day or evening.

How does it work?

Members and non-members may share a sitter. Each non-member family are subject to the $10 per use fee.

Two families combine to share a sitter. The total number of children between the two families may not exceed five. The cost of the sitter is then split between each family, according to the following scenarios (non-holiday rate):

Total Number of Children: 2
Family 1: 1 child, $7/hr
Family 2: 1 child, $7/hr

Total Number of Children: 3
Family 1: 2 children, $8/hr
Family 2: 1 child, $7/hr

Total Number of Children: 4
Family 1: 2 children, $8/hr
Family 2: 2 children, $8/hr

Total Number of Children: 4
Family 1: 3 children, $9/hr
Family 2: 1 children, $7/hr

Total Number of Children: 5
Family 1: 3 children, $9/hr
Family 2: 2 children, $8/hr 

Families will need to get together on their own. A couple of things to keep in mind with this is the compatibility of the families and ages of the children. Arrangements are to be made by the family who will be hosting the other family's children at their home. We will confirm with the hosting family.

Cancellations

Both families will be responsible for cancellations, regardless if only one family is the canceling party. If you need to cancel a sitter, please notify the office, not the sitter, as soon as possible.

  • Cancellations occurring more than 12 hours before a confirmed assignment will not be subject to a cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations occurring within 12 hours of the confirmed assignment are subject to a $25 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations occurring within 2 hours of the confirmed assignment are subject to the full four-hour minimum.

Cancellations that occur when the caregiver has arrived at the assignment are subject to the full four-hour minimum and gas fee, if applicable. As a gentle reminder, we are a small company and our sitters depend on the assignments when they come in.

If one of the families decides they want to keep the assignment, but not share with another family, current single-family child care rates apply. The cancellation fee, if applicable, will be waived.

Share-A-Sitter may not be used in conjunction with any other offer or discount. Each family must be registered child care clients, paying the full, membership fee separately. Holiday rates will apply. Membership fees are non-refundable.

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