To tip or not to tip? That’s a question we get from many of our families. Tipping is definitely not required, but our sitters and nannies do appreciate it! Similar to eating out, tipping shows your caregiver that they did a great job. Some instances you might want to consider tipping your caregiver are if they go above and beyond or deal with a situation that is unfamiliar or unexpected. Additionally, when sitters are available at the last minute or during undesirable times such as holidays, it is a nice gesture to show appreciation. The amount tipped is also similar to general etiquette for eating out: 15 to 20 percent.
You may tip your sitter in cash or tell them to add it to their checkout at the end of their BFC appointment. The sitter will then add the tip to the miscellaneous section of the checkout.