Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Got questions about using the platform of Tiny Steps?

Browse through our FAQs.

For Nanny

You can always register and sign up for free. Receiving and replying to messages is also free. However, if you passed the screening and found the perfect match and you want to send the first message, you may then apply for premium membership.

Nannies and babysitters can enjoy premium membership benefits for:

  • €8,00 per month 
  • €16,00 for 3 months (get 1 month free!)

NOTE: Wait for the result of your screening before subscribing to Premium Membership

You have to consider the following factors:

  • Age
  • Experience level or years of experience
  • Education: Early Childhood Education, Pedagogy, Mindfulness for Children Course, or any related Child Development Course
  • Skills: EHBO Training, swimming, etc
  • Number of kids you will babysit
  • Additional tasks: child-related chores, cooking or organizing the home
  • Location

In Tiny Steps, we make sure nannies or babysitters are screened and have at least 2 years of experience. Here's our rough estimate of rate per hour:

  • 18 - 20 year old:  €8 to €10 per hour
  • 21 - 24 year old: €10 to €12 per hour
  • 25 year old above: €12 to €15 per hour

A nanny or babysitter who has several years of experience, Early Childhood Education, Pedagogy, or other child development education and special skills may ask for a higher rate per hour. 

Be ready to answer questions about yourself, your experience, why you want the job, and why parents should trust you with their kids. As long as you know and love what you’re doing, you can be yourself and give your best. After registering on the website, you can build your profile to showcase your skills and experience. Here are tips on what you need to prepare for a nanny job application and interview, Three Tips to Standout When Looking for Nanny Jobs

At Tiny Steps, we make the process easy and simple for you. See How It Works Then, review your profile. Make sure all the items are complete. Share your story, skills, and why you want to babysit. See if your availability matches the times most families need a babysitter. Lastly, upload a sweet and friendly photo. A sincere, big smile makes you look easy to approach.

  • Permanent Nanny: works on regular or fixed days and working schedule with at least 6 months agreement.
  • Occasional Sitter: available for on-call work or last-minute work. Parents attending events, weddings, birthdays, emergencies or immediate childcarer is sick need this type of sitter.
  • Afterschool Sitter: fetch child/children from daycare/school, assist kids with homework or activities, and prepare snacks or dinner.
  • Night Sitter: it may also be an overnight sitter who is available from 18:00 to 24:00 or up until 06:00 the following day. Ideal for sleep-deprived parents with a newborn baby.
  • Free registration and sign up 
  • Free screening
  • If you successfully pass the screening, you'll get a Tiny Steps Verified Badge which will be seen in your Profile
  • Free Tiny Steps Babysitting Basic Orientation
  • Free Tiny Steps Babysitting Basic Orientation Manual & PDFs
  • View Full Profile of registered parents & mentors
  • Reply to messages of premium members
  • Send a message to mentors

For Parent

You can always sign up or register for free. Receiving and replying to messages is also free. However, if you find the perfect match and want to send the first message, you may apply for a premium membership.

Parents can enjoy premium membership for:

  • €16,00 per month 
  • €32,00 for 3 months (get 1 month free!)

 

You have to consider the following factors:

  • Age
  • Experience level or years of experience
  • Education: Early Childhood Education, Pedagogy, any related Child Development Course, Mindfulness for Children Course
  • Skills: EHBO Training, swimming, etc.
  • Number of kids you will babysit
  • Additional tasks: child-related chores, cooking, or organizing the home
  • Location

In Tiny Steps, we make sure that nannies or babysitters are screened and have at least 2 years of experience. Here's our rough estimate of rate per hour:

  • 18 - 20 year old: €8 to €10 per hour
  • 21 - 24 year old: €10 to €12 per hour
  • 25 year old above: €12 to €15 per hour

A nanny or babysitter who has several years of experience, Early Childhood Education, Pedagogy, or other related Child Development education and special skills may ask for a higher rate per hour.

At Tiny Steps, we make it easy and simple for you. See How It Works  And to find the best match for you, come up with your criteria first so you have a basis when screening profiles. A few questions to ask yourself during the process; What are the qualities am I looking for in a babysitter? Does the babysitter have relevant experience? Can the nanny or babysitter offer activities that my kids will love? Here are some helpful tips for finding the perfect nanny or babysitter 8 Smart Tips in Hiring the Perfect Nanny or Babysitter

We suggest that the questions to ask a nanny or a babysitter during an interview should be based first on your child's needs. What are the activities your child will benefit from? Is the babysitter capable of leading these activities for your child? Then, you can ask about the babysitter's experience, passion for kids, schedule, and fees. Interviews also allow you to see the personality of the babysitter and if you're a good fit together. This interview checklist may serve as a guide.

  • Permanent Nanny: works on regular or fixed days and working schedule with at least 6 months agreement.
  • Occasional Sitter: available for on-call work or last-minute work. Parents attending events, weddings, birthdays, emergencies or immediate childcarer is sick need this type of sitter.
  • Afterschool Sitter: fetch child/children from daycare/school, assist kids with homework or activities, and prepare snacks or dinner.
  • Night Sitter: it may also be an overnight sitter who is available from 18:00 to 24:00 or up until 06:00 the following day. Ideal for sleep-deprived parents with a newborn baby
  •  Free registration and sign up
  • View Full Profile of registered screened babysitters and mentors 
  • Reply to messages of premium members 
  • Send a message to mentors

About Tiny Steps

  • MISSION: To connect parents and babysitters through our online matching site and create a mindful parenting community. 
  • VISION: To be the world's first parent and babysitter online matching site that fosters mindfulness and awareness of child development to families and childcarers.

Your registration is free. Once your registration has been approved, you only need to complete your Profile. As a registered member, you have an option to avail of premium membership with a subscription fee.

NOTE: For babysitters and nannies, wait for the result of your screening before subscribing for premium membership.

 

Yes, Tiny Steps screens the profile, interviews the babysitter/nanny, and does a reference background check. If the sitter passes the screening, his/her Profile will be added to the search list with a Tiny Steps Verified Badge.  Therefore, parents will have an easier time choosing from our screened babysitters and nannies on the platform.

Parenting is not an easy task and often it is challenging. This is the reason why we would like to spread the benefits of mindful parenting and how important it is to have an awareness to tune oneself to the present moment.

Mindfulness is beneficial in so many ways: 

  • Practice being fully present with your child by giving undivided attention.
  • Learn how to manage stress, self-regulate, and self-control.
  • Promotes a positive outlook and fosters self-esteem.
  • Increases the ability to focus and pay attention
  • Helps develop empathy 
  • Improves mental and physical health

Account and Privacy

Once you’re logged in, go to your Profile. Click on your name at the upper right side of the screen and choose Account Settings. Fill out the New Password box and then click the Update Account button.

Log in, go to your Profile, and click the Edit Profile button near the bottom of the page. After you’ve edited your Profile, click the Update Profile button.

If you have not received the email that contains the reset password link yet, check your spam folder first. If the email is still not there, you may contact us at info@tinysteps.nl

Log in, go to Account Settings, and click on Cancel my Subscription.

If you wish to cancel your account and no longer use Tiny Steps’ Services, you can completely do so by logging in, going to Account Settings, and clicking ‘Delete account’. A pop-up message asking you to confirm the deletion of your account will appear; click the Delete button. However, if you only wish to discontinue displaying your Profile and not appear in searches but not have it completely removed from the system, you can click ‘Deactivate account’ only. Your account would automatically be activated when you log in again. Important Note for Premium Members: Your Premium subscription will automatically be terminated should you decide to delete or deactivate your account.

You may email us at info@tinysteps.nl or WhatsApp 06 11137744

Your personal details such as full name, address and date of birth will be kept confidential and will never be shown on your Profile Page. These vital information is safe with us and will never be shared or sold to third parties.

Filling out your address will allow other parents or nannies to determine their distance and who is the nearest to your residence. This will help both of you arrange the details in your agreement, such as fees and schedule.

Tiny Steps is committed to ensuring the safety and protection of your personal data. Our website is secured by an SSL certificate, which safeguards pertinent information being sent out and received by the system.

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