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Supporting Families with Trusted & Vetted Child Care

Welcome to the SmartSitting Community of Privately Screened Child Care Professionals.

Serving the 5 Boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and New Jersey

A Unique Blend of Education and Babysitting

About SmartSitting’s Selective Community

Since 2009, SmartSitting has specialized in a unique blend of education and babysitting for all ages. Let us help your family navigate the sudden and unexpected shift from in-person schooling to home-schooling and virtual classrooms by providing highly qualified, educated, and engaging individuals in a one-on-one setting: your home. Parents can focus on working remotely while children advance through the curriculums outlined by their school teachers and continue to receive the education they deserve. In response to COVID-19 and for the safety of all our families and caregivers, babysitting, nanny, and private educator services are offered in a 1:1 capacity.

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How We Can Help Your Family

We connect you with a carefully selected and vetted babysitter, nanny, or private educator, taking into consideration geographic location, commute, specializations, relevant experience, and other factors.

We help with employment and tax responsibilities, so you can focus on your family and your work.

We minimize exposure by limiting service to one family and one caregiver at a time.

We provide guidance on social distancing, illness and exposure assessment, and have protocols in place to keep your family safe and cared for at the same time.

Red Tricycle Winner 2016 Totally Awesome Awards

We're proud to be 2016 Red Tricycle award winners! New York parents voted us the Most Helpful Child Care Agency in New York City in the 2016 Totally Awesome Awards.

  • November 05, 2020


    "SmartSitting has been an absolute pleasure to work with. We recently moved and are expecting a new baby, and SmartSitting helped us find an extraordinary local sitter who is able to meet our evolving needs. The SmartSitting Team strikes a perfect balance of being both incredibly professional and also highly in-tune with the personal needs of their families. Very importantly, they are committed to COVID safety and matching families with wonderful sitters who are able to take similar precautions. We look forward to continuing our relationship with the SmartSitting Team!"

  • October 09, 2020

    Harlon A.

    "SmartSitting is a wonderful company from head to toe. I’ve gotten to partner with them for the last few years and I admire their deep devotion to the families they serve and the sitters they hire. My company, Chess at Three, also works with young children and parents, and I know the joys and trials of such a business. SmartSitting does it right. Always go with the company that has the heart of gold. And SmartSitting’s heart is just that, pure gold."

  • October 01, 2020

    Valerie B.

    "Rachel is so energetic, warm and bubbly; she was totally engaging for the kids and engaged with them. She played games, read to them, made dinner and was mindful of asking them to clean up. Such a huge help and just lovely to have around."

  • September 23, 2020

    Jane B.

    "Ranae has been terrific! The girls really love her already and the transition from our former nanny to Ranae has been seamless. She has lots of energy, jumped right into the craziness, and is happy to help in any way. We feel lucky to have her!"

  • September 01, 2020

    Lauren S.

    "Rachel was a lifesaver -- she came in on 45 minutes' notice and then was thrown into the mix with our 18-month-old with only a short introduction to our son and home. Our son very quickly warmed up to her and she kept him entertained and happy the entire day. She is incredibly sweet, warm, and creative. We are already looking forward to having her back very soon!"

  • August 26, 2020

    Kate S.

    "We have had a wonderful time working with Carmen and we would wholeheartedly recommend her to other families. She is incredibly patient, super engaged with Emma and happy to help out however she can. She is super professional about everything and has made everything a breeze."

  • Chloe W.

    "I just started working as a SmartSitter for SmartSitting and my experience is incredible. They are extremely helpful, caring, and truly help you find the perfect job for you. They are responsive and very professional with how they handle everything. If you are a nanny or a babysitter, I highly recommend this agency. They genuinely have your back and are always there to help. I've been a nanny for a long time and going through this agency, has made my life a whole lot easier and a whole lot better! Again, I highly recommend it. They are awesome!"

  • Jonathan C.

    "I have been favored enough to be a member of the SmartSitting family for the past 2 years and have sincerely never worked with a more professional, articulate, caring & savvy group of individuals. They continue to prove they always have their employee's best interests — I have felt welcomed, acknowledged, heard, and respected. Never once have I experienced neglect or passivity. SmartSitting is an undeniably trustworthy company and an ultimate asset for so many families. Their hard work continues to speak for itself — I can’t say enough positive things about them, because they have done so much for me and others alike. If you are a babysitter, caregiver, or family looking for an environment that will put your needs first, will extinguish their resources and go above and beyond expectations to fulfill them... SmartSitting is the place for you."

  • Kelsey R.

    "I've been a sitter for going on over a year now and can only say positive things about my experience. As a new-to-NYC nanny, coming in with 4 years of experience, I researched a lot of agencies before choosing SmartSitting. I'm very glad I did. The staff members have consistently been very kind, responsive, and professional. We know each other by name, and I have always felt that I have their support. They were patient and communicative with me as I searched for the perfect family fit for my needs, regularly sending me jobs and asking me questions to narrow the field (because they always have lots of jobs!). I've been with my current family for over a year now, and we're very happy and silly together - even as we navigate this pandemic. The sweet staff at SmartSitting still occasionally reaches out to make sure I'm still feeling good and enjoying my job. Nice. I highly recommend SmartSitting for anyone who is serious about their work as a caretaker."

  • Rachel G.

    "I began working for SmartSitting right after the pandemic started, and I’m so grateful I found this amazing organization. Formerly working as an independently contracted nanny, I was not expecting to become unemployed so unexpectedly after the pandemic hit. Once I found SmartSitting, they assured me that they protect their sitters and make sure that they are taken care of if situations like this ever arise again. Plus, I’ve been able to work consistently! I’ve met some of my favorite families through SmartSitting. It feels so great to feel supported and valued by a company that so many families rely on for childcare. Thank you, SmartSitting!"

  • Tess C.

    "I've had a wonderful experience working with SmartSitting and was able to find a great job thanks to them. SmartSitting really cares for their sitters and their wellbeing as human beings throughout the process. I found their team to be considerate, responsive, helpful, and overall a pleasure to work with. I would implore anyone seeking professional childcare work to work with SmartSitting!"

  • Marisa F.

    "As a SmartSitter, I have had a wonderful experience working with SmartSitting! I have been working with children of all ages in a variety of settings for roughly fifteen years, and the last two have been with SmartSitting. Every staff member I have had any exchange with has been enormously supportive with clear and consistent communication, and everyone is clearly dedicated to the work. I know I can always ask a question and get answers or assistance getting the answers. I strongly recommend SmartSitting as a nanny/babysitter, and can easily say the families I have worked with have been wonderful and an incredible fit both professionally and personally!"

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