If you are looking for an occasional sitter, our 6-month membership fee is $400 for unlimited use with a placement fee of $25 each day the sitter is requested. For the BEST VALUE our annual membership fee is $800 for unlimited use and $20 each day the sitter is requested. All requests should be made a minimum of 48 hours in advance. For anything less than a 48-hour notice our fee is $35 regardless of which membership you have. We cannot guarantee a placement with anything less than a 24-hour notice but welcome all last minute requests. We are now offering overnight placements to our membership clients! Fees for overnight requests are an additional $15 each day in addition to your regular membership fees. For overnight requests made to the agency (with less than a 72 hour notice to the agency) it is an additional $25 each day in addition to your regular membership fees. We cannot guarantee any overnight requests made less than a 72 hour notice to the agency but welcome all last minute requests.
One Time Sitter Fees for New Mexico residents
For a one-time placement our fee is $50 for each day the domestic professional works. The agency must receive the Request Forms and full payment more than 48 hours before the domestic professional is expected to arrive. For emergency and last minute services our fee is $75 if we receive the request forms less than 48 hours before the domestic professional is expected to start. For overnight requests made to the agency (with more than a 72-hour notice to the agency) it is an additional $25 each day in addition to the regular placement fee. We cannot guarantee any overnight requests made less than a 72-hour notice to the agency but welcome all last minute requests. For overnight requests made to the agency (with less than a 72-hour notice to the agency) it is an additional $35 each day in addition to the regular placement fee. Please remember that we cannot guarantee a placement for all last minute requests and the fees listed above are the agency’s fees; clients will need to pay the sitter separately.
There are no refunds for One-Time Sitter Requests once the sitter’s portfolio has been sent to the client. If the sitter’s portfolio has not been sent or received, all cancellations must still be made within 48 hours before the sitter is expected to arrive or the agency’s placement fee will stand. This is for those with memberships or one-time requests.
All fees must be paid in full within ten days of receiving invoice or the sitter’s portfolio. If the client is not able to send full payment to the agency for last minute services, the client is obligated to give the sitter the agency’s fee to avoid a late payment. New Mexico taxes will be added to the final amount due. For any late payments exceeding ten days there will be a $25 late fee. Any late payments exceeding thirty days will incur an additional $5/day fee until payment has been sent.
Hotel & Vacation Sitters
When your family is visiting the Land of Enchantment our agency provides the highest quality sitting service in the state so that you know your children are in the best care possible. Please fill out our Hotel Sitter Request Form to reserve a hotel sitter with us in advance. Our sitters can be a nice assistance to your family and help make your vacation more relaxing and enjoyable. The DCA places sitters in all hotels, casinos, and vacation rentals in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos and the surrounding areas.
Multiple On-Site Sitters
If you are hosting a special event and would like to provide professional childcare for your guests, please fill out our On-Site Sitter Request form to reserve some of our wonderful sitters in advance. All of the DCA sitters have been pre-screened and are CPR and First Aid trained. Reservations should be made a minimum of three weeks in advance. If your event projects on having more than 80 children, please call the agency for pricing and information. The DCA does not provide the venue or childcare equipment for any childcare service. Sitters are expected to help set up, disinfect toys and furniture and clean up after the event if necessary. We look forward to providing the best sitters for your special event in New Mexico!