For Families

Parents need a support system just as much as kids do. At SmartSitting, we uphold the highest standards of integrity, safety, and scrutiny in selecting the very best nannies and babysitters to care for your children.

  • Our Screening Process

    Thorough. Intensive. Careful. Out of thousands of applicants every year, only 6% are invited to join our selective network.

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  • How We’re Different

    We’ve worked one-on-one with over 500 New York families for over 6 years, setting the industry standards others have followed. We have a proven track record of making families and caregivers happy.

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  • Our Services & Rates

    We quickly help families hire New York nannies, mannies, and babysitters for full-time and part-time, regular after-school, date night, last minute, event, travel, and much more!

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It’s easier to get into Princeton than to become a SmartSitting nanny or babysitter.

We follow a rigorous screening process to vet the qualifications and background of everyone we invite to join our selective community. We review over one hundred applications per week and interview a select number of applicants in person at our Union Square offices. Upon a successful interview, we speak with a minimum of two child care-related references, conduct background checks, and finish with an evaluation from a SmartSitting Director to ensure that they are best matched with SmartSitting families. We believe that nanny and babysitter hires should be treated with the same level of professionalism as corporate hires.

Our Process

Click each step to learn more.

  • Application
  • Interview
  • References
  • Background Check
  • Communication
  • Placement Evaluation
Our Services
  • Full-time Child Care

    For families looking for over 35 hours of nanny services per week and a minimum commitment of one year. SmartSitting can help provide the best child care solution possible, matching your child’s individual personality with just the right full-time nanny.

  • Part-time Child Care

    For families looking for dedicated, active, and engaging individuals for regularly scheduled part-time and after-school care, full days, weekends, mornings, afternoons, or evenings.

  • Temp Babysitting

    For families looking for babysitters and nannies for occasional babysitting requests, date nights, last-minute sitting, travel needs, backup care, school breaks, parties, holidays, New York City Hotel babysitting, and babysitting services for families visiting or on vacation in New York City.

  • Additional Services

    For families looking for academic or standardized test prep tutoring for pre-k to 8th grade; private lessons in everything from athletics to the arts to music and foreign languages; birthday party or event assistance; or personal assistants and general household help.

Our Rates

Babysitter and Nanny Rates

$20 - $25+ Hourly

Based on number of children, length of commitment, and other possible factors which can be discussed with your SmartSitting Director

SmartSitting Fees

15% - 20%

Twenty percent month-to-month fee based on total gross compensation; fifteen percent of annual gross compensation for applicable positions only.

How we’re different
How we’re different
We have loving, nurturing, and kind nannies.
We have energetic, creative, college-educated babysitters.
You can browse profiles online. Neat!
We even have awesome male nannies (Mannies).
We’re real people – not just a website. You can call us or e-mail us and we’ll respond to you.
We personally interview every babysitter, nanny, and manny at our offices.
We personally call at least two childcare-related references for each babysitter, nanny, and manny and keep them on file for families.
We run comprehensive background checks for every candidate hired by a family, whether they are referred for full-time, part-time, or on-call babysitting.
We personally coordinate on-call and last minute babysitting so you don’t have to scramble
We schedule interviews and coordinate trials so you don’t have to play phone tag or worry about scheduling with multiple candidates.
Percentage of total applicants we think are qualified enough to refer to your family. 6% 100% 100%
OUR Sitters

Let our SmartSitters tell you why they love spending time with your children.

When we meet with nannies and babysitters, we’re looking for a lot more than just standard qualifications. In fact, our recruitment directors won’t lower their standards to meet demand. We'll hand select our top candidates for your family, and we stand behind every candidate that we present. We think they’re all pretty special.

All of the SmartSitters on our site have completed our six step screening process. Click below to view individual biographies of our selective group of Smartsitters.

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New York babysitter playing in park with child

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