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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.

  • January 02, 2020

    Mari B

    "Our daughter had a great time with Leah, and didn’t want her to leave. Leah was enthusiastic, full of imagination, and our daughter enjoyed playing with her. We’re happy she is coming back tomorrow, and I’m sure our daughter would like to have her as a sitter in the future. "

  • December 30, 2019

    Jennifer D.

    "Opal is great. We love how interactive she is with our son. She gets down and plays with him and engages him rather than sitting back and "watching" him. "

  • December 29, 2019

    Lindsay L.

    "We had a great first experience with Anneline. She sang lots of songs with my son, which he LOVED, and sent me a very detailed recap of the evening when he went to sleep. Also, the house was neat and tidy when I returned home which I appreciated. "

  • December 26, 2019

    Denise O.

    "Jazell is terrific! Communicative, reliable, professional. My 3.5-year-old said, spontaneously at bedtime, that she'd had a "great day with Jazell!" "

  • December 18, 2019

    Maggie N.

    "Malia is a wonderful woman and babysitter. She's kind, punctual, present, even-keeled, rolls with the punches (I have 2 energetic young kids, ages 5 and 8), and she is genuinely a nice person. She paid immediate attention to our schedule and stayed on point with it. She is empathetic, reads to the kids, and is very fun. Pro tip: she knows an awful lot about Harry Potter's world and it's a beautiful thing! "

  • December 17, 2019

    Shauna G.

    "Lila always goes above and beyond what is asked of her. She is able to get my daughter engaged in all of the developmentally appropriate games and toys without me having to tell her....she is absolutely fantastic! "

  • December 16, 2019

    Samantha W.

    "Carmen was friendly and warm and my 13- and 6-year-old girls enjoyed having her babysit on our first night in New York. They talked and did some drawing and she helped them unpack. My 12-month-old is not used to being left with others, but I was reassured when I met Carmen that she would be ok. The apartment was very tidy when I arrived back, too. I would love to have Carmen baby sit again. "

  • December 13, 2019

    Jeremy B.

    "This was my first time using a sitting service and I was a little apprehensive not having met Jazzy before and not having her meet the kids prior to sitting them. Jazzy was a super sitter for my 8-year-old twins. She kindly finished up their dinner time for me, oversaw their evening homework, and played and sang with them until bedtime. I know both children had a really fun time with her. The apartment was nice and tidy when we got home, Jazzy was still as bubbly as when she'd arrived, and we'd definitely use her and SmartSitting again. "

  • December 10, 2019

    Ching-Wei C.

    "Brynn was great beyond all our expectations! She came on very short notice (less than 24 hours), and traveled all the way from Harlem to arrive at 7:30 AM, so that we could go to an appointment. She engaged with all 3 children for 7 full hours, keeping them so happy and entertained the whole time, they barely noticed we were gone. That was the longest we’ve had to be away from all our kids at once, and she really put us at ease and did what we thought was unthinkable! Thank you, Brynn! "

  • December 09, 2019

    Yunhee B.

    "I was bit worried about booking a babysitter from a service because we’re an foreign family, and it was the first time for us to have a sitter. Since my 6-year-old boy asked me to have a male babysitter, l feel we were lucky that we could have Kevin for my son. From the very first contact, Kevin gave us the immediate and professional response. He was very attentive, too. The best thing for me was he really understood all our concerns and shared his experiences to soothe the mood. It gave me the confidence that I was dealing with a really professional organization. I believe Kevin, our sitter, is a very kind young man who genuinely enjoys a time with kids. My son had a great time with him as well. Thank you for SmartSitting!"

  • December 01, 2019

    Jocelyn D.

    "We've worked with Kayt a few times now and we love working with her! First, and most importantly, the children love when she comes and she provides a safe and fun environment for them. She's up for exploring the neighborhood and she always has the kids complete their chores- and the house is always tidy when we come back. Kayt is great! "

  • October 24, 2019

    Wendy M.

    "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!"

  • June 05, 2019

    Meredith S.

    "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!"

  • April 05, 2019

    Rebecca C.

    "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!"

  • January 14, 2019

    Michelle M.

    "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."

  • January 14, 2019

    Ashley D.

    "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."

  • January 11, 2019

    Carolyn S.

    "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."

  • January 07, 2019

    Wendy M.

    "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!"

  • January 06, 2019

    Meghan T.

    "Shayla was great! Super responsible and great with our son. Wonderful experience all around."

  • January 03, 2019

    Simona B.

    "We worked few times with Gabriel. He was consistently very punctual, extremely kind, responsive and responsible. Communicated very well."

  • January 03, 2019

    Lindsay P.

    "Chaya is amazing! She knows what she is doing and is very helpful in every way. We love her!"

  • January 02, 2019

    Joanna C.

    "Hope was great with our 3-month-old baby. She was patient and caring."

  • December 31, 2018

    Jennifer D.

    "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!"

  • December 28, 2018

    Amanda A.

    "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!"

  • December 09, 2018

    Jocelyn D.

    "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!"

  • December 06, 2018

    Leigh S.

    "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."

  • December 04, 2018

    Mehwish S.

    "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. "

  • December 01, 2018

    Angel G.

    "We are madly in love with Ashleigh. She’s so present and engaged - we have never met a more authentic and lovely nanny."

  • Rhianna G.

    "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."

  • Alexa C.

    "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."

  • Jessica W.

    "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."

  • Kirsten G.

    "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!"

  • Kelsey B.

    "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!"

  • Tracy N.

    "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."

  • Rosalind P.

    "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!"

  • Sydaiya R.

    "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."

  • Faith B.

    "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!"

  • Elly S.

    "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!"

  • Suzanne H.

    "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."

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