We Don’t Sit…

CSC specializes in connecting families with highly qualified college student childcare providers in a safe, convenient, and reliable way. Allowing you to sign up, search, select and schedule at the click of a button!


CSC specializes in connecting families with highly qualified college student childcare providers in a safe, convenient, and reliable way. Allowing you to sign up, search, select and schedule at the click of a button!

    How It Works

    Create a CSC account and login to your dashboard from your favorite device.

    Search through CSC’s database of qualified college sitters by date/time needed, experience and more to select the sitter that best fits your family’s needs.

    Schedule the sitter that works best for your family and they will arrive ready to not just sit…but PLAY!

    View our Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

    • What are the rates?

      The rates range from $11/hr – $16/hr depending on number of children and your location. After you register (It’s FREE!) then click on the community tab to see the local rates for your area.

    • How do I book a sitter?

      After logging in to CSC, at “MY DASHBOARD” click on “Book Sitter”. Next complete the date and time you need childcare, click “Browse”. We will then search who is available, you click on the sitter of your choice and after reading about them and their qualifications, click “Book”. It’s that easy!

    • How soon in advance do I need to request a sitter?

      The childcare provider is immediately notified via text message and email that you have requested them for a certain date/time. They will respond to your request within 24 hours. However, if you are looking for same-day childcare needs, please contact your local Community Manager directly. 

    • Will I be notified when the childcare provider has accepted my request?

      Yes! The minute the childcare provider accepts your request, an email is sent to your inbox to confirm the booking. You also have the option to be notified via text message, select this option in the notifications star tab in your parent dashboard.

    • What if I’m not sure how long I will need a sitter?

      You may be home earlier or out later than expected. If you are, that is fine! When requesting a booking, enter the start time you would like them to arrive and select an estimated end time (as long as this end time DOES NOT exceed their block of availability). After the childcare provider has ended their “Playtime”, they will complete your booking online. This completed booking will be for the exact hours that they worked for you. YOU WILL ONLY BE CHARGED THE HOURS THAT YOUR SITTER IS ACTUALLY THERE, NOT YOUR INITIAL REQUEST.

    • How are sitters paid?

      Payments are made monthly from your credit card, on file, to CSC and forwarded directly to the sitters bank account. They are paid bi-monthly. No awkward “how much do I owe you” cash payments!

    • Will I be charged booking fees?

      NO! CSC does not charge any booking or subscription fees. However, your credit card is charged on the 1st of every month if you use our service and there will be a $2 credit card processing fee tacked on to your invoice for that month.

    • Can I book a sitter overnight?

      Absolutely! The rates are reduced for overnight hours (12am – 6am), but only if booked consecutively (e.g. if a sitter is booked from 6pm-1am, overnight rate will not be used, but if a sitter is booking from 6pm – 8am, overnight rate will be used. Although some sitters may not have overnight hours posted for their availability, that doesn’t mean they aren’t willing to help out! Ask your Community Manager to assist you in finding a sitter that fits your needs. 

    • Can I meet a CSC sitter prior to scheduling a booking?

      Yes!  We understand that some families would like to be able to meet their childcare providers in person before booking. Contact your local Community Manager, they would be happy to set that up.

    • How do I cancel or modify a booking?

      It’s simple! Just login to your account and click on the booking tab in your calendar that you need to modify/cancel. To modify: simply change the times and submit. To cancel: just click on the link “Cancel Booking”. Note that you will be charged a $10 cancellation fee for any bookings canceled within a 48 hour time frame. Your sitter is notified immediately via text message about the cancellation or modification.

    • How does the mileage cost work?

      There will be a $0.50 charge for every mile driven after 10 miles (there is no charge for bookings within 10 miles, roundtrip). We want to help compensate our sitters for their drive-time while also encouraging families to book sitters who live nearest to them! To see how far away a sitter lives from you, click “Calculate Mileage Cost” before booking the sitter.

    • What browsers does the College Sitter Contact site support?

      For the best experience using CollegeSitterContact.com, we recommend using one of the following browsers:

      – Google Chrome 50 and higher
      – Mozilla Firefox 44 and higher
      – Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.x and higher (10.x and higher preferred)
      – Mac OSX Safari 8 and higher
      – Safari for iOS 8 and higher
      – Chrome for iOS
      – Chrome for Android

    About CSC

    Welcome to CSC, where your family’s childcare needs are our #1 priority!

    CSC is an online childcare service that believes families all over the United States deserve to be getting the best, most reliable childcare possible – without having to take the time to sort through applications and sit through interviews to find a childcare provider who fits their family’s needs. That is why CSC does that for you! CSC has a professionally trained staff of community managers who conduct face-to-face interviews with each college student who submits an application to become a CSC sitter, check their references and facilitate their orientation and training. You then get to sort through the profiles of all of the high quality sitters and decide who best fits YOUR needs. If you ever have any questions through the process, CSC staff is available and ready to answer them!

    Our Team

    Jill Arthur

    Founder and CEO

    Hi! I’m Jill, founder and CEO of CSC. My vision is to help parents find well-qualified options for childcare and connect students with wonderful families to engage during their college years. It is rewarding to hear their testimonies! I am passionate about child development and blessed to be able to continue to spend time as a sitter with CSC families. Gratitude fills my heart for all of the help, support, and encouragement that people have given me along the way. CSC wouldn’t be what it is today without a dedicated management team, wonderful sitters and our loyal families. One of my goals for CSC is to use proceeds to start a non-profit to foster the growth of happy and healthy children. We are always striving to improve, so please let us know how we can better serve you!

    Chelsea Scully

    Regional Manager

    Hello! My name is Chelsea Scully and I have been working with CSC since September of 2012. I started as a sitter at the University of Iowa campus and was really intrigued by the business and Jill’s passion for the company. I met some really great families through CSC and I got to see first hand just how much our site was helping them with a very important need – childcare! At the beginning of my junior year at Iowa, Jill asked me to take on the roll of Community Manager for the Iowa campuses and I was thrilled! I got the chance to see a different side of the company and learned what it was we were looking for in the type of sitters we brought onto the site to ensure that our CSC families were receiving only the BEST childcare possible. With the launch of our new website in August of 2015, it became my passion to expand CSC across Iowa and the midwest. I believe in this company so much, and I can’t wait to see our success with this innovative and convenient service.

    Michael Arthur

    Chief Financial Officer

    Hello, my name is Michael and I am your go to guy for any questions regarding invoices and billing. As part of the management team, I am constantly receiving feedback from parents on how convenient our website makes the scheduling and payments  – no quick runs to the ATM to grab cash and easy-to-print invoices make receiving tax reimbursements a breeze. I remember the day when my sister, Jill, shared with me her idea for CSC. Awesome! It’s exiting to be on board with this growing company! Let us know if there are any ways we can better assist you.

    Jaime Petsel

    Creative Artist

    Hey there! I have been working with CSC since it was just a seed of an idea, making me reminisce back to our college days at The University of Iowa. CSC started from an idea, and from there I worked with Jill to help paint that vision into something bigger. I am so grateful to be working with such an amazing group of people that hold such strong values towards helping others and being part of a community. CSC is a company that takes pride in quality childcare and building a strong team of qualified individuals. CSC has helped cultivate my passion for design and has provided me with the opportunity to help others in our community. I welcome the opportunity to discuss any ideas or advice that will help our creative team grow.

    • Jill Arthur

      Founder and CEO
    • Chelsea Scully

      Regional Manager
    • Michael Arthur

      Chief Financial Officer
    • Jaime Petsel

      Creative Artist

    Parents Say

    After going back to work full time, CSC has been a lifesaver for the before and after school shuffle, we love CSC!!

    - Regina Arthur

    Admin went above and beyond to help us book this day. Wonderful, fast, and friendly customer service.

    - Katherine Duffus

    This service is a life-saver for working parents! Thank you!

    - Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz

    As a stay at home mom with two kids under 5, it’s hard to get some free time. CSC is great because I can book a sitter to come over two times a week for a couple hours. All the sitter’s we’ve used have been great and our kids love them!

    - Susan Lee