Check out this short interview with Ewa Harr, CEO of ASAP Sitters, a DC area sitting service that has branched out to Richmond this year. They offer great on-call babysitters for weekdays, weeknights, weekends, and even sitting for special events & hotel guests.
Where did the idea for ASAP Sitters come from?
As a first-time mom in 2007, I quickly learned about the need for great childcare. That, along with my professional experience working with children and families, gave rise to the idea for ASAP Sitters. ASAP Sitters started out with the goal of providing families with prescreened, trustworthy, experienced, and dependable babysitters. Since ASAP Sitters launched in 2008, we have provided babysitters for over 1,000 families in Northern Virginia & DC region. We opened our Charlottesville, VA branch in 2012 and our newest branch in Richmond in January 2015.We’re very exited about how ASAP Sitters has continued to grow and how we are a little part of that “village” it takes to raise a child.
How to do you obtain new clients and sitters?
Many of our new clients are referred by families that are already a part of the “ASAP Sitters family” – folks already using our experienced and reliable babysitters. I believe this is a true testament to the quality of our babysitters and service! As a locally managed service, we recruit babysitters from the surrounding community; all of our babysitters go through a very thorough screening process before being eligible for referrals. We respond to our families personally and we hold our sitters accountable – our families and sitters are very important to us and they know from experience that we are easy to reach and here to help.
How do parents find a sitter?
Once a family signs up for a membership or subscription, our online booking system makes it super easy for families to request and book an outstanding sitter whenever they need one.
Want to try ASAP Sitters out for FREE?
We are very excited to now be offering services in Richmond! To celebrate, we are giving away a FREE 3 month membership. The winner of our RVA Membership Giveaway will be entitled to unlimited online babysitter requests for 3 months completely free ($75 value). Click here to enter. Entries must be received by Noon on March 15th. The drawing will be held that afternoon. The winner will be notified by email.