Each Sitting Made Simple® location is locally owned and operated, connecting area families with the SMS® Sitters. Each owner interviews all sitters in person, completes all screenings and provides ongoing support.

SMS® offers safe and reliable babysitting options for those last minute needs, date nights, Mamma breaks and more! SMS® Members can book directly from their mobile or desktop device at any time!

**See each location for rates.

Before & After School Care

Our Spring and Fall Programs offer local area families the option to confirm before and/or after school hours with the SMS® Sitters. Whether you need the SMS® Sitter to wake up, drop off/pick up, help with homework or transport after school, check out our Spring and Fall Program services!

The Summer Program allows local area families the option to book an SMS® Sitter for only a few weeks around the kids' camp and family vacation schedule or confirm a sitter for the entire summer! You can find the SMS® Sitter shuffling the kids to summer activities, camps and the pool - SMS® has you covered every summer!

**See each location for exact dates & rates.

The SMS® Summer Program

June 1st - Aug 7th

Back Up Coverage
Fees & Specials

The Normal SMS® Scheduling Fees apply (see online).

Every 4th fee waived

requested in one checkout & dates within 30 days of each other
Sitter Rates


Program Sitter
Hourly Rate **

**See Indy's rate page for sitter rates in their location
Use Program Scheduling Feature...
For coverage needs Monday-Friday or a few weeks here and there during June 1st - Aug. 7th. For members who want the SMS® Office to take a group of dates and confirm with the least amount of sitters.
Use Regular Scheduling Feature...
For members who only need a few summer coverage dates.
We'll let the system take care of that!

Other Services

Local Partners

Local Partners

Change your customer experience by offering the SMS® services on-site today! Whether you are a local business offering co-work, small group, classes, gym or church services - SMS® has you covered knowing the children are close by!

**See each location for rates.

Corporate Partners

Through our corporate partnerships, SMS® works to deliver better job performance while offering your employees ongoing discounts when using the SMS® Services!

Corporate Partners
**See each location for rates.
Hotels & Events

Hotels & Events

Get that 5-star review by offering your guests time to explore without the kids! The SMS® Sitters visit all local area hotels.

Let SMS® help you focus on the event of your dreams while we handle the babysitting! There is no event too small or too large - SMS® has you covered!

**See each location for rates.

Out of Town Guests

Just visiting us?! SMS® offers safe, local and reliable services at nearby hotels, Airbnbs, rentals, and more. Contact us to save time to explore!

Out of Town Guests

**See each location for rates.


Read More About the SMS® Life!

The online process is easy and I do enjoy having access to an actual office, so it's the best of both worlds for a parent who is always worried about who they leave with their kids!

Being an SMS® Sitter has given me so many opportunities to not only work alongside my friends, but to interact with wonderful families and children. SMS® gives me joy & satisfaction in the work I do!

Hands down best childcare service! Convenient and rewarding as a customer and as a sitter. Best job I've ever had. Highly recommend this service!!

Loved everything about this service! So easy to use, and the sitters have been wonderful and professional.

Both ladies were sensational. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! We will definitely recommend to others and utilize you again when we are in the area. Such a cool service with peace of mind to enjoy ourselves.

As an SMS® Sitter I have the freedom to make my own work schedule to be fully focused on the task at hand, rather than always focused on the stress of being a college student.


Read More About the SMS® Life!

Read More About the SMS® Life!

How It Works

  • 1

    Sign Up

    Complete your SMS® registration form and submit payment for the non-refundable $50 membership fee. This fee is charged annually and can be canceled at any time directly from your SMS® online account.

  • 2

    Start Booking

    To start enjoying the SMS® Life, log in and submit your request right away! Use our custom online scheduling feature from your desktop or mobile device to submit requests and the SMS® Team will provide updates along the way!

  • 3

    Say Hello

    As a new SMS® Member, you will receive a welcome call from our team to say "Hello!" and to answer any additional questions you might have.

  • 4

    First Sit

    Your SMS® Sitter will show up on time and jump right in! They will look for any last minute instructions, but will be fully prepared with the details you provided upon booking.

  • 5

    How'd It Go?

    Your sitter will complete a log and you will have the opportunity to provide feedback to the SMS® Office for each sit as well!

Are You Ready for the SMS® Life?

Get Started Now - SMS® has you covered!