About SmartSitting’s Selective Community
SmartSitting is New York’s premier child care network, specializing in experienced, college-educated caregivers who understand the unique needs of families raising kids in a big city! We are passionate about providing your children with engaging, creative, and proactive nannies and babysitters while providing you with a safe, responsive, and extremely reliable support network.
First, we personally get to know you and your family through your family application and a follow-up call.
Second, we answer any questions you have and welcome you into our extended family of experienced caregivers and nanny agency professionals.
Third, we match you with the most ideal nannies and babysitters available for your precise needs. Our expertise includes working with children of all ages, including infants and children with special needs.
Fourth, you love our service so much that you tell all your friends and leave us a lovely testimonial like the ones below!
"Emma and LaRon recently worked together with the kids on a Halloween project one evening. Emma kept me updated with photos! I have been feeling so out of the loop being out of the house and I loved how she kept me updated with their special project. The kids seem to really love them both!"
"We are absolutely thrilled to have Raegan continue with us into the next school year. She has been so wonderful -- dependable, thoughtful, kind, fun, responsive, and punctual. She has a lovely relationship with our daughter and it will be so great for them to get to spend more time together. Thank you so much for finding her for us!"
"We didn't think it was possible to find as a good of a fit as we had with our son's previous SmartSitter, but every time Sydney cares for him we realize we did. She is wonderful with him and truly cares about his development and feelings. She also does little extra things to help us out that I keep discovering like refolding one of his dresser drawers or organizing his toys better. She never leaves his dishes in the sink and helps us out when we are rushed in the morning and can't get to all of ours. She takes him on thoughtful outings and never rushes out the door when I get home. She always sends pictures and takes time to tell me about their day. She is quickly becoming part of our family and I could tell our son really missed her when she went out of town. She is so warm, professional, smart, and caring. She is never on her phone and so careful about our son's safety. She's the best!"
"My boys had nothing but good things to say. She gave me updates and they can't wait for her to come back tomorrow! Very impressed."
"She arrived on time and was wonderful with our daughter. She asked us throughout the day if there were other things she could do and even volunteered to take her to a local class."
"Emily was wonderful! She was prompt, kind & understood what I needed quickly. She engaged my 8 month old daughter constantly, reading to her, having her play with toys, reaching and giving her ample tummy time. It was smooth sailing. I would hire her again in a heartbeat."
"Maggie is wonderful: kind, smart, funny, and always a pleasure to have in our home. She has such an easy way of engaging with our girls. Our 3 and 5 year old rarely agree on anything but both love her so. We love Maggie!"
"Shayla was great! Super responsible and great with our son. Wonderful experience all around."
"We worked few times with Gabriel. He was consistently very punctual, extremely kind, responsive and responsible. Communicated very well."
"Chaya is amazing! She knows what she is doing and is very helpful in every way. We love her!"
"Hope was great with our 3-month-old baby. She was patient and caring."
"Katie was awesome! She quickly bonded with our son and he was all giggles and smiles when we left. We had a great experience with Katie. We were very appreciative to have a sitter on NYE, which can be tough. Thank you, all!"
"Rosalind had great, positive energy with our kids. We especially appreciated how thoughtful she was about tidying up after them and cleaning up -- our place was so clean!"
"Sarah is amazing. My kids adore her! My daughter asked me to leave as soon as Sarah came because she was so excited to play with her. On top of that, she always does the kids laundry and folds all of it. Amazing!"
"My son adores Bailey and instantly connected with her. She’s warm, attentive, and playful, and he responds really well to her. She has also been very easy to communicate with and very punctual."
"Shayla was absolutely wonderful! We had flown into NYC for a client dinner and needed someone to watch the kids for the night. Having no close contacts, friends or relatives in the city, we were quite nervous about leaving our toddler and 8-year-old son with a stranger. All of those nerves went away when Shayla arrived smiling, and on time, at our hotel. She immediately engaged with the kids on their level and put us at ease. She was gracious enough to stay back due our dinner running late. When we returned, our demanding toddler was fed and fast asleep, in a fresh diaper. Our son had a wonderful time. "
"We are madly in love with Ashleigh. She’s so present and engaged - we have never met a more authentic and lovely nanny."
"SmartSitter was an invaluable resource for me in NYC. The administrative team demonstrates exceptional professionalism and upholds the integrity of their network of care workers - both in making positive connections and advocating for fair pay."
"SmartSitting provided the support I needed to land a regular position with an incredible family. Not only does SmartSitting have my back when I need assistance, but I'm also able to simply and swiftly pick up other babysitting jobs for other families in the network. The administration takes care of their SmartSitters, and we are all a big, kiddo-loving family."
"Working through SmartSitting has been a wonderful experience. The staff is very sweet and awesome, they do fun social things to build our community of childcare providers, and they always respond to emails and texts very promptly, with courtesy and compassion. I also really love that I do not give the company a cut of my pay. They charge the parents separately and keep the sitters out of that part of the business, which is such a relief that other agencies do not all do. The families they work with are legit. The family they connected me to is so wonderful and I am forever grateful."
"SmartSitting is the best thing that ever happened to my childcare practice. They have connected me to the most lovely families, and taken such incredible care of me both as a professional and as a human. I couldn't be more honored to be a SmartSitter!"
"I am so thankful I found Smartsitting. Not only have I found some truly remarkable families that I adore working with, but it's also such a load off of my mind to know that I'm working with a team who shares my love for kids and will look out for me as well. I take care of the kids and the Smartsitting team takes care of me!"
"To anyone hesitant about working with an agency - I joined the SmartSitting agency as a babysitter about three and a half years ago and couldn't speak more highly of this agency. SmartSitting is run by a small group of professional, intelligent, diligent women, with friendly natures. They are very well organized and excellent communicators. It seems clear to me that they genuinely care about the babysitters and nannies who form the agency, and also about providing families with the best quality of infant and child care. If you are a smart individual who genuinely loves working with babies or/and children and an individual who has a natural talent for this calling, then I strongly recommend contacting SmartSitting."
"What I like about SmartSitting is that all the staff is friendly and great to work with. I like that you can interact with any staff member... everyone takes care of you. I like the full disclosure of the jobs, the rate, the hours, the schedule. With other agencies I didn't get all the information and there would be a lot of surprises at the interviews. I like the flexibility of available job types - the one time jobs, the occasional jobs, the part-time and the full-time... lots of range to fit any babysitter or nanny's life!"
"I have been working work with Smartsitting since 2011 and it has been a wonderful experience as a professional childcare provider. I have worked closely with the director Dara, and have watched the company grow to what it is today and in this time, I have never seen a more dedicated group of individuals, passionate and committed to providing superior care for both families and sitters, respectively. They are thorough, detail oriented and super caring, going above and beyond to find the right fit for everyone."
"Working with SmartSitting not only was a godsend (post-graduation times are tough!) when I joined in terms of work, but also is an incredibly supportive group of folks. Even when I had a hard time finding a family who wanted to take me on due to my schedule and future job plans, everyone was there to root for me and have my back. I was talking to someone just the other day about a little guy I sat for as a fill-in and how great an experience it was. I've told so many of my friends who are looking for childcare work to apply!"
"SmartSitting is an honest, positive, and encouraging agency to work with - it's amazing because you're working WITH them, not FOR them. I'm proud to be a SmartSitter, I know they're doing it right!"
"I've worked with a few nanny agencies and Smartsitting is by far my favorite. The employees are very personable, and have always made me feel like they put my needs first. All the families I have worked for through Smartsitting have been lovely."