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Time Out! While that phrase is often associated with kids, Time Out Sitters is all about grown-ups. By providing dependable and caring sitters who are always available, we allow mommies and daddies an opportunity for Time Out. Whether it's for a date night, doctor's appointment, lunch out with friends, or any other time you need a few hours away from the kids. Time Out Sitters are mom-tested and mom-approved, so you can feel comfortable having them watch your little ones while you are taking a Time Out!
Time Out Sitters are:
  • 18 and older
  • CPR trained and First Aid certified
  • Nationwide background and sex offender checked
  • Personally interviewed and reference checked
  • Fun, interactive, and love kids!
Your kids will have so much fun; they'll want to send you to Time Out more often!
I was not born in San Antonio; however, as they say, "I got here as fast as I could!" In 2002, I graduated from the University of North Texas with a degree in Hospitality Management. I met the love of my life in Beaver Creek, Colorado during my internship and got married on April Fool's Day in 2006. I became a mom in August 2011 and thankfully was able to stay home with our son for the first year. God provided me the opportunity to be the owner of Time Out Sitters, which has allowed me to be a work-at-home mom.

As a mom, I now understand the need for a night out to rekindle a relationship or to let loose with the girls! I believe childcare should be affordable and easy to find. My promise to you is to provide outstanding babysitters that you can trust and who will make lasting, positive memories with your children. I have always had a passion for serving others - I strive to provide you with unparalleled service at an affordable cost and always with a smile on my face!

Thank you for allowing Time Out Sitters to serve the beautiful city of San Antonio!

- Katie Rakowitz
Our Time Out Sitters provide an array of services for you and your family. In addition to our child care services, we have loving pet sitters, dependable house sitters and even sitters who can watch your little ones every day of the week! Our services are listed below but please feel free to contact us with questions or special requests.

Registration Fee A one-time $35 registration fee will apply to new clients.

Please note there is a 3-hour minimum for all jobs. Should you arrive home earlier than 3 hours, you are required to pay the sitter for 3-hours plus the small travel fee.

In-Home Hourly Rates per Family

1 Child......................$11.00/per hour
2 Children...............$12.00/per hour
3 Children...............$13.00/per hour
4 Children...............$14.00/per hour

Please add $1 additional per child per hour for children in the immediate family.

Additions to Hourly Rate

Guests...........$3.00/hour per guest
Sick child......$2.00/hour per child

Overnight Rates

1 Child..........................$200.00
2 Children...................$220.00
3 Children...................$240.00
4 Children...................$250.00
* Holidays require a 5 hour minimum. Holidays include: New Year's Eve (after 5pm), New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Group Rate This rate applies to corporate & non-profit groups.

6 or more children.........$13.00/hour per sitter

Please note, we recommend the following child to caregiver ratio which is in accordance with the American Public Health Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics. These ratios are more stringent than the State of Texas guidelines.

Infants - 24 months.........3:1
13 - 30 months...................4:1
31 - 35 months...................5:1 
3 years - 4 years................7:1
4 years - 6 years................8:1

Pet / House Sitting

Up to 3 dogs......$55 per night
Daily visit..............$18 per visit

In addition to caring for your pets, this rate includes watering plants, collecting mail and gathering newspapers.

Travel fee A travel fee of $5 will apply to all jobs in San Antonio. A travel fee of $8 will apply to jobs outside of San Antonio including, but not limited to Bulverde, Schertz, New Braunfels, Selma, Boerne, and Castroville.

Payment & Billing Please pay the sitter directly with cash or check at the end of the job. Make checks payable to the sitter. The client will be responsible for any returned checks fees.

The sitter will provide a receipt itemizing the charges. All jobs will be billed in 15-minute increments.

Rates are subject to change without notice.
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We want to be your first choice to care for your children. We are sure you have some questions, so we hope to answer them here. If not, please contact us with any questions you may have.

What are you hours of operation?

If I am a current client, how do I log in to the new website for the first time?

If I am a current client, how do I request a sitter?

If I am a new client, how do I request a sitter?

How soon should I request a sitter and how long does it take to confirm a sitter?

How do I pay the sitter?

Can a friend and I request one sitter for all of our kids?

What if I need to cancel?

Can I request the same sitter every time?

If I return home earlier than I had planned, am I required to pay for the scheduled time?

Do you provide nanny services?

How do you recruit sitters?

What is included in the background check that you run on the sitters?
  • National Statewide Criminal Search
  • National Known Sex Offender Search
  • Social Security Verification/Previous Address Update
  • Death Master Index
  • Checks all Alias Name for Criminal Records

Do you love working with kids? Would you like to set your own schedule? Time Out Sitters may be a great way to combine your love of kids with earning money when you need it! Our sitters must:
  • be at least 18 years or older
  • have current CPR/First Aid certification
  • have previous childcare experience
  • have a current drivers license, your own reliable transportation and current auto insurance
  • provide at least 3 childcare references (no relatives)
  • pass a national background and sex offender check
If you meet the qualifications, please click the "apply now" button below. If we feel you may be a good fit for our company we will contact you for an in-person interview. Please check Sitter FAQs if you have any questions, or you may contact us by email or phone.

Thank you for your interest in Time Out Sitters!

Apply Now!

You may have some questions about being a sitter for Time Out Sitters. We hope you find the answers here, but if you don't, please contact us.

What should I bring to the interview?

If I have to cancel a job that I have been confirmed for, what do I do?

What if a client contacts me directly to sit?

What should I do if I get lost or stuck in traffic on the way to a job?

What should I wear to a job?

What should I do when children are napping or in bed for the night?

May the client’s children have friends over or go to a friend’s house while I am sitting?

Am I required to clean the house?