What People Are Saying About Stellar Sitters


As a busy working mom, I was finding it hard to find a trustworthy reliable sitter.  I contacted stellar sitters at the last minute and they were able to find me someone on very short notice.  Joyce was wonderful!  My 2 year old loved her and my older daughter wanted to stay home from soccer practice just to hang out with her.  She is wonderful with kids and very reliable.  I wish I had more opportunities to use her!

-Ashlee S., mom of 2, Raleigh, NC


My family has used Stellar Sitters for four years now and we cannot say enough about the quality and integrity of the people they have introduced us to.  Anyone that has ever sat with us I could instantly tell they were great and trustworthy people.  The sitters we have had the pleasure of meeting have all been highly educated, did crafts with our kids, played outside, swam with them and taken them to parks and museums.  I have had her place me with permanent weekly sitters as well as one off weekend sitters.  We have used her service when traveling to the Wrightsville Beach as well.  Again the sitters there were wonderful!  I have referred Stellar Sitters to all my friends and will continue to use their services as long as they are here to help!  Thanks Stellar Sitters!

-Ginny H., mom of 2 boys, Raleigh, NC


My family has been gratefully turning to Amanda Bordeaux and Stellar Sitters for the past 9 years. The sitters I have used through Stellar Sitters have all been dependable and great with my kids. The service is wonderful when you need a sitter in a pinch, overnight, or on a regular, long-term basis. We have had only positive experiences with Stellar Sitters, and I highly recommend them.

-Anna, mother of 3 children, Raleigh, NC


Stellar Sitters has been an invaluable resource to me since having children. When we added twins to our family, I often needed extra help, but was hesitant about leaving two infants plus an older child in someone else’s care. I was connected with Amanda of Stellar Sitters, who carefully matched sitters to my needs, and my expectations were always far exceeded. Having developed a personal friendship with Amanda through the years, there is no one I would trust more than her, to find the best of the best for my kids. She is trustworthy, responsible, confident, and fun. And she expects nothing less of her sitters. I recommend Stellar Sitters to all of my friends with kids.

-Dawn, mom of 3, Apex, NC


Cathy was WONDERFUL! Abby adored her. They went out every day and enjoyed the beautiful spring weather. They went to the park, the pool, had picnics, drew with sidewalk chalk, you name it. Cathy was so engaged with Abby — she is fantastic. We’d recommend her (or use her again) in a heartbeat. What a great sitter!

-Julia, mom of 3, Cary, NC


When we first moved to Raleigh with our 9 month old daughter we did not have any idea where to start with finding a great babysitter. A friend recommended Stellar Sitters to me and the rest is history. Our 9 month old daughter is almost 9 years old, and we have been able to use wonderful, caring, qualified sitters that we have met via Stellar Sitters through all those years. Our family particularly appreciates the Wilmington division of Stellar Sitters and have enjoyed going out as adults at the beach knowing that our children are in good hands with a Stellar Sitter! We have met many girls from Stellar Sitters over the years. Each has been a unique individual, but all of them have been kind, polite, and trustworthy. We are grateful to have this business in Raleigh!

– Rebekah, mom of 3, Raleigh, NC


Stellar Sitters has provided us great service for more than 8 years. We have partnered with Stellar Sitters to watch our children for daytime and evening sitting, overnight while we are away and connecting us with sitters at the last second. Also, its sitters are screened to ensure they are trained and reliable. Stellar Sitters are always kind, loving and caring. They really enjoy being with your kids!

-G, mom of 2, Raleigh, NC


Amanda has been providing our family with outstanding sitters for many years. Amanda is truly a treasure. She must be tired of me telling her that she is a much better mother than I could ever be! She gives us such a peace about being away, that we can truly relax and know that our children are not just fine, but that they are great! What a gift! Amanda’s service and passion is invaluable to our family.

-Adora, mother of 2, Raleigh, NC


My husband and 18 month old son rented a condo with some friends (and their two young children) over Memorial Day Weekend on Wrightsville Beach. We desperately wanted a few hours of ‘adult’ time together, and Stellar Sitters made it happen! We were quickly matched up with a sitter who could accommodate our requested dates, and who provided a resume with references. The sitter was extremely professional and handled three kids under 3 with great aplomb. I would highly recommend this service.

– Laura M. from Milwaukee, WI


My husband and I have three girls and own a business and that causes us to have a very busy life; as a result I have needed sitters for the girls for varying reasons and varying lengths of time.  I have used Stellar Sitters for both short and long term sitters and have always gotten top notch, wonderful girls.  There has never been a single instance when we have not been completely satisfied; I think it speaks volumes to the selection process used by the company.  I have and will continue to highly recommend them to anyone looking for a sitter.

– Jenna, mother of 3


We recently moved to Raleigh (June 2013).  The first week here I came down with the stomach bug and was desperate for some help with our 1 year old son.  My husband heard about Stellar Sitters from a co-worker who highly recommended Amanda’s services.  My husband called Amanda who worked tirelessly to find us some help on such short notice (AKA no notice).  Ms. Cathy arrived and was wonderful!!  Our son was asleep when she arrived and I was afraid would be scared never meeting Ms. Cathy.  She knows all the tricks in the book!!  Henry loved her and enjoyed all the special attention.  Such a huge help to me in a new town.  I highly recommend Stellar Sitters and greatly appreciate Amanda’s help!

 -Mandy Kelley, Raleigh, NC


My experience with Stellar Sitters has been amazing. I have 3 boys, now ages 5, 7, and 9 and have used Stellar Sitters (formerly Sitter Connection) for several years now. As a single dad, it has not only been very helpful to have such a quick and responsive service, but more importantly – to have the most responsible and caring sitters possible to keep my boys safe and sound! Stellar Sitters is absolutely fantastic!

-Erik Barrie, father of 3


A business colleague recently introduced me to Amanda, who came through on a last-minute request for a sitter experienced with infants.  When that worked so smoothly, we looked to Stellar again to help us find a part-time nanny.  Amanda found us such good candidates that my wife and I were agonizing picking between them. Since then I’ve introduced two other colleagues to Stellar Sitters, and each time I got a thank-you beer out of it, so I’d wager they’re just as happy as I am.

-Mike C., father of 1, Raleigh


I find Stellar Sitters to be a great company to work for. I have been with them for over 5 years and I am constantly impressed with the management and service of the company.  It is rare to find a company that you can contact the owner directly and receive prompt replies. One of the many benefits of this company is that it is not just an online website/database. There is a real person who is doing the legwork to find a perfect fit for families and sitters. The service is top notch and I continue to refer the company to families in need.

– Rachel C., Stellar Sitter of 5+ years


Stellar Sitters has been an amazing resource for our family for over four years! Whether it is for an event planned well in advance, or a last minute date night for my husband and me, Amanda can find a sitter to meet our specific needs. We have been so impressed with each and every sitter in our home, and we are so thankful to have a service upon which we can rely.

-Sarah N., mom of 3, Raleigh NC


Stellar Sitters was a quick solution to my last minute babysitter need!  Within 12 hours of my request, we had a baby-sitter booked and she was amazing.  Shortly after arriving my boys were having fun with her and didn’t even notice that we walked out the door.  She was a second grade teachers that seemed comfortable and in control with our baby and our older boys.  I will definitely use Stellar Sitters again!

-Whitney M., mom of 3, Richmond VA


Stellar Sitters was a godsend! We were guests at the Umstead Spa and Hotel in Cary, NC and in desperate need of a last minute Saturday night sitter. Not only did Stellar Sitters find us a sitter, but our sitter was a natural and played with my two boys, ages 2 and 4  with ease. Our sitter was punctual and professional! I’m still amazed we were able to find such a competent and sweet sitter last minute away from home. I highly recommend Stellar Sitters and give it 5 stars!

-Erika, mother of 2


Thank you so much for sending Erin Clancy for the care of our children. She was prompt, polite and excellent with providing stimulating activities for our children. I highly recommend her to any of your clients.

-Ruthie, mother of 2, Tuscan, AZ


We were in town for a wedding and needed babysitting help at the hotel. Lorena was superb and so beloved by our kids that they’re still asking about her. She arrived with fun things for the kids to do and managed to keep them wildly happy in a small hotel room for hours. It made the trip a real vacation for us, and we are so appreciative.

-Susy, mother of 2, Piedmont, CA
I have had good experience with Stellar Sitters.  Whenever we have special programs they our first choice to keep our kidds safe.

-Gezu, NC Emmanuel Church, Cary, NC 


My experience with Stellar Sitters was fantastic. I contacted them to find a sitter during the day for several days during the week between Christmas and New Years as our regular sitter was out of town. I ended up not needing coverage for that time, but Amanda let me reserve another sitter for a date night later in January. Our sitter Ashley showed up on time and was very professional. She asked all the right questions and got along well right away with both our dogs and our 15 month old son. She also answered all my texts during the time we were away very quickly. I will definitely use Stellar Sitters again for our next date night!

-Nicole S., mom of 1, Raleigh, NC 

Stellar Sitters have been just that, stellar! They always greet parents and children with smiles and comfort them when they feel scared. I know that our children always feel safe and loved in their care. Parents know that when they drop their child off in the Nursery, their children are safe! Our sitters are always punctual! Stellar Sitters is striving for excellence in the care they provide. They are good about communicating and making sure that they are providing the best sitters possible. I never have to worry that a sitter will not show up. If someone is not able to make, Amanda will find someone who can! Thank you Stellar Sitters for all you do!

-Nicole M., Children’s Coordinator at Church on Morgan


I have had the privilege of using Stellar Sitters for the past three years while helping to coordinate childcare for worship and other various church-related events.  We have always been pleased with the prompt attention of our needs by Amanda Bordeaux, and the wonderful, caring women who have come to take care of the children.  I feel confident in their competency to handle any situation and do not have to worry about background checks or improper care.  I would highly recommend their services.

-Pam Childress, New Hope Baptist Church, Raleigh NC
Stellar Sitters has been a critical resource for me since we moved to Raleigh over 10 years ago.  When my daughters were preschool ages, I relied on Stellar Sitters for routine babysitters to provide me time to run errands, have time for myself, or to go out for a weekend dinner or evening.  Now, as I return to the workforce after many years as a stay at home mom, I rely on Stellar Sitters for a weekly sitter placement to assist me with my middle schoolers and all of their activities.  On a tight timeframe, Amanda was able to pair me with a sitter for three days a week for afternoon childcare coverage to help me with school pick ups, transportation of my daughters to activities and overall childcare needs.  My sitter, Meghan, has been extremely reliable, flexible, conscientious and trustworthy.  Most importantly, my girls love her and she has helped to facilitate my transition to a part time position in a more efficient and effective manner.  Meghan is pleasant, attentive, helpful and a good role model for my daughters.  She has been a great fit for our family and our situation.  I highly recommend Stellar Sitters for finding the best sitter for your family.
— Audrey Esposito

We had a wonderful experience working with Stellar Sitters for our church event. They were always quick to respond in the planning process and helped us think through our specific needs. The sitters were friendly and hardworking. I look forward to working with them again in the future.

-Lauren Linke, KidCity Small Group Director, Hope Community Church


We have been clients of Stellar Sitters for almost 2 years. We have a 3 year old daughter and have hired sitters using the list provided and using the one time placement. The list provided is detailed with bios and references which saves so much time selecting the right fit for our family. The sitters we have worked with through Stellar Sitters have been Stellar to say the least. We have had nothing but the best experiences and have recommend this service to our friends. The sitters we have met over the past 2 years have been professional, reliable, sweet and most importantly adored by our daughter. Thank you Stellar Sitters!!

-Tanaya P.


My experience with Stellar Sitters has been fantastic. We are originally from Pennsylvania and we do not have family here in Raleigh. Finding a dependable sitter for our 2 year old son has always been stressful! I contacted them to find a sitter for an 8 week class, for my husband and myself to attend. We also have utilized their services for multiple date nights.  Stephanie and Rachel have been excellent.  Everyone has been very professional.  I will definitely use Stellar Sitters again for our next date night!

-Christie Szura

Shannon is an excellent sitter. She is consistent, reliable, and my son loves her. Shannon is also very good about supporting the skills and routines we are trying to implement. Most of all, she is caring and kind. I highly recommend her!

-Melinda H.

I love working for Stellar sitters. I have enjoyed getting to know so many children and their families. The owner of Stellar Sitters, Amanda Bordeaux is wonderful. She is very organized and efficient at getting sitters placed in a timely matter.
-Cindy Ray
I have been a long-time Stellar Sitters client and have been impressed with the way Amanda has found mature, professional, sitters who my girly truly enjoy! I plan to continue using Stellar Sitters for many years to come!
Kari S.
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