Super in more ways than one.

In March 2020, everything changed.
Especially the overwhelming need for childcare support.

Of course we jumped in to help.


I wanted to help more people.

COVID-19 brought to light what so many of us have known for a long time – childcare is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. But being in this biz for so long, I know childcare can be hard to find, nanny agencies can be very expensive, and managing the hire and those first few job-days can be awkward (at best). And then add a pandemic to the mix? Nightmare.

For the first time, helping only in Chicago didn’t seem like enough and expansion wasn’t happening in time. I needed to do more, and quickly.

I looked at what we do well, what we do really well, and what people were asking for. I looked at our values of Empathy, Trust, Support, and Inclusion, and listened to what parents were saying. I looked at our track record: We’ve screened more than 3,000 childcare providers over the last 10+ years with Chicago Super Sitters, and we’ve learned a thing or thirty. This was valuable information and parents needed it.

And so, Super Screeners was born.

And though we are still based in the Windy City, I am thrilled to be able to expand our Super Screeners support to everywhere, not just Chicago (though Super Sitters will be in your city shortly too).

Screening a sitter or nanny is no joke. It can be hard, it can be time consuming, and it can be really frustrating. Especially if you are doing it thoroughly. But you know what? 2020 has been frustrating enough. I’m happy to say that Super Screeners is here and we’re ready to rock.


Tori Ulrich

“I started a business in 2010 based on my belief that finding quality childcare should not feel impossible, and should not cost as much as a vacation.
Then 2020 happened, and suddenly childcare became as necessary to survival as water and sleep. I was tired of seeing parents (let’s be honest, moms) struggle. So, I decided it was time to create a different kind of service with the same kind of Super magic.”