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!
"Elly was really great. Our daughter loved her immediately and we felt we could trust her instantly. Two very rare and important things! She continued to exceed our expectations the whole month we were in New York. She was a great communicator. Also extremely on time. Organized. Flexible. She took the initiative to think of fun things to do around New York everyday. She had endless energy! She also helped our daughter with her English and manners in English which was wonderful for us to hear! They bonded over music, which was heartwarming. Something that was very special about Elly that is hard to find in a nanny/babysitter is that she was truly generous of heart and not focused on her own ego/emotional needs being met, but rather taking care of our daughter's needs. She was also very emotionally generous in that she was willing to truly bond with our daughter and get close to her, even though she knew we would be leaving in a month. Some people might not have gotten so invested. It made for a wonderful month for our daughter and a really refreshing experience for us."
May 26, 2016
"Akeem was on time and ready for action. He made all of feel that he could handle whatever as soon as he walked through the door. He jumped right into helping with dinner and then had the kids entertained all through eating. Calm, caring, and super fun, we'd definitely be happy to have Akeem back any time."
"Erika fit in so seamlessly with our family! She was so incredibly competent and had a great rapport with the girls. I completely trusted her, and my children took to her immediately. Temporary babysitting, which is often a stressful thing to coordinate, is so much less so with SmartSitting."
"Erin is fantastic. She was on time, friendly, warm and kind. The reason we are always so comfortable using a SmartSitter we haven't met before is that the sitters you send to us are universally lovely. "
"Con was amazing! She was a lovely presence in our house. When she arrived, our son was a little nervous as he is going through some separation anxiety. By the time we left, the two were playing happily and very quietly together, which is a real testament to Con's intuitive way with babies. Overall she was laid back and accommodating of all our requests. We felt very confident leaving our little guy in her care."
"Chrystal was terrific! She arrived early, was attentive, sweet, intuitive and sat right down and got to know our little guy. She had a wonderful attitude and genuine warmth to her. She and my son got along beautifully! She sent me photos and checked in on his nap schedule throughout the day. She sang and played with him and kept him engaged. When I arrived home, he was sleeping soundly and happily and the apartment was immaculate. I was so happy with Chrystal and hope to have her back again soon."
"Laura is a delight to be around. She is smart, creative, patient and approached the bustle of our home with humor and confidence. Our girls are 10 months and 2.5 years old, so she had her hands full. However, she took everything in stride, whether it was bedtime or double-meltdowns from our girls. Laura never missed a beat and always made us feel happy and calm for having her there as our third parent. Laura is very playful and open, but also very grounded and experienced. I can't recommend her highly enough."
"My daughter just adored Lucy, and I felt very comfortable having her babysit. You all have the best sitters in town; I have never been disappointed or worried. Such a wonderful team, thank you all for your hard work!"
"SmartSitting left my mind at ease by the personal phone call to help match our family with the best sitter for our first time ever leaving our daughter with someone other than family. Ashleigh was beyond perfect. Her disposition was not only a good match for our baby girl, but for me as well. We loved her calm, soothing nature, so much that I just left for our date night without saying goodbye to my baby! She updated me enough to feel at ease while I was away, and I came home to a sleeping, happy baby. I would definitely recommend her to friends and will surely be using her again."
"I almost don't want to say how amazing Kelsey is because I'd like to keep her all to myself. My daughter smiles and gets excited every time she sees Kelsey. Kelsey works with her on words and sounds, they have Disney dance parties and my daughter absolutely loves playing with her. She has also taught her a few sign language words which is great. I always feel confident and comfortable when I leave her with Kelsey. When I return, Kelsey gives me a full report on their activities for the day. Overall, Kelsey is the best!"
"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."