SmartSitting NYC

New York, United States expand job description ↓


We're SmartSitting, a unique and personal babysitting and nanny agency that works one-on-one to help you to find your ideal babysitting job. We are currently looking for enthusiastic individuals for temporary and flexible babysitting positions all across the NYC area. The rate is a minimum of $20/hour and usually falls within the $20 - $25/hour range. If you have 2+ years experience in childcare, tutoring, camp counseling, teaching, or any other child-care related field and possess a Bachelor's Degree or higher we can help you find your ideal position. Around for over 7 years now, we've grown from just a few New York City babysitters, nannies, and families into an amazing network of hundreds of talented caregivers and loving families. We are looking forward to working with more bright and creative NYC-based sitters.


Candidates interested in working with SmartSitting must meet the following guidelines:

-At least 2 years of professional experience working with children and a strong educational background.

-At least 2 strong references from recent, professional child care or child care-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 a non-smoker.

-Have a family friendly social media presence.

-Are able to work with SmartSitting for at least 6 months.


We stay connected with both families and sitters, always striving for the best possible fit. We have helped many of our babysitters and nannies find multiple jobs over many years, supporting them through the great challenge of being an artist, actor, dancer or student while earning a stable income. Plus, we love to socialize and host meet-ups, CPR classes and workshops, help with sublets/roommate searches, support one another in creative pursuits, and much more!

Our entire network is fully screened, personally interviewed, and background/reference checked. We look for at least two childcare specific or childcare-related references and a clean background check. We ask that all of our babysitters and nannies be fully comfortable with homework help, reading assistance, educational games, transportation, snack and basic meal preparation, general tidying, kids' laundry, and loading/unloading a dishwasher. Babysitters and nannies in our network are paid directly by families and we never ever take a cut of your pay. You set your own rate between $20 - $25/hour! Learn more about us at

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Are you legally eligible to work in the United States?
Have you previously applied to SmartSitting? (If yes, you MUST apply with a different email address or we will not receive your submission).
Have you been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor?
Are you a non-smoker?
Are you a college graduate?
Are you currently CPR Certified?
Are you able to attend an in-person interview at our office in Union Square between the weekday hours of 10am-5pm?
Do you have 2 professional childcare or childcare-related references who can speak to your experience?
Were you referred to SmartSitting by a current SmartSitter? (If yes, please put their name in the "other" box)
Did you fill out this application on behalf of someone else?