For Nannies & Babysitters

Welcome to the SmartSitting Community!

If you’re a trustworthy, loving, reliable, and energetic caregiver, we’d love for you to complete an application to join our community. Our hiring process is very selective, so please take your time applying and be as thorough as possible.

  • SmartSitting & You

    We support our babysitters and nannies from the job search all the way through to employment by a SmartSitting family. We’re committed to helping you further your personal goals, whether that’s finding your next full-time, long-term family or a regular after-school position that makes it possible to live in New York while following your educational, artistic, or entrepreneurial pursuits.

  • Open Jobs

    We receive amazing childcare opportunities from some of the most wonderful NYC families looking for full-time, part-time, and on-call help. You must be accepted into the SmartSitting network before you can interview for any of our positions. Positions are added and removed daily, so please apply today. We may have your dream job tomorrow!

  • Become a SmartSitter

    Are you a bright, creative, and talented individual looking for a rewarding position as nanny, manny, or babysitter? Are you a trustworthy, loving, reliable and energetic caregiver? We’re always actively looking for for amazing SmartSitters to join our team and we’d love for you to complete an application to join our network!


We’re here to help you with the professional side of childcare so that you can focus on what you do best – working with kids.

A working relationship that takes place in someone’s home is very personal, so discussing compensation details like salaries and paid time off with your family employer can be challenging. We’re here to help you balance the personal and the professional from the very beginning.

Our internal team is always available to help you find the right way to ask a sensitive question or to navigate a challenging situation. We also jump in to help make sure your SmartSitting family has coverage if you get sick or an emergency comes up. We have an incredible appreciation and admiration for our talented community of caregivers and the work that they do.

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New York nanny with SmartSitter family's child

At SmartSitting, we follow an intense screening process to vet the qualifications and background of everyone we invite to join our community. We believe that hiring nannies and babysitters should be approached with a high level of professionalism, regardless of the personal nature of in-home work environments.

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Become a SmartSitter Qualifications and Rates

We’re looking for the very best childcare providers in New York City

We hold our nannies and babysitters to high standards and believe that nannies and babysitters should be paid fairly and consistently for their important work. Babysitter and nanny rates range between $20-$25+ per depending on your experience, the number of children, and other position details. Families pay you directly and SmartSitting never takes a percentage of your income.

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  • At least 2 years of professional experience working with children and a strong educational background.
  • At least 2 stellar references from recent, professional childcare or childcare-related positions.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrate a passion for working with children.
  • Possess problem-solving skills and a can-do attitude.
  • Be legal to work in the United States. We unfortunately don’t accept O-1 Visas.
  • Be a non-smoker.
  • Are able to work with SmartSitting for at least 6 months.
  • 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, how much the rate is, the hours, the days, etc. with other agencies I didn't get all the information and was forced to find out on the interview. I also like the detailed bios of the children (and family), they are spot on. I like the flexibility of jobs, the one time jobs, the occasional jobs, the part-times, and the full-times; lots of range to fit any babysitter/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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