New Yorkers can pretty much get anything on-demand these days. From food to pharmacy goods, movies to merlot. But what about more important things, like say, who’s going to watch the kids? If you don’t have family close by, are new to town, or want to use a babysitter but don’t know where to start, we’ve rounded up the best babysitter services NYC has to offer. Whether you’re in a bind or just need a date night, click through to find your sitter solution!

Best for Last Minute Childcare: Pinch Sitters

Pinch Sitters stays true to its name by providing New York City families with last minute childcare. Families can book a sitter in as little as two hours in advance. There’s a four-hour minimum hourly rate of $22, with a $15 surcharge after 10pm. There is a $45 cancellation fee if you cancel less than 24 hours after making your booking. There is no membership requirement and the sitters are all pain in cash by the family immediately after the job is completed. All sitters are college-educated and have gone through background checks.


What’s your favorite sitter service in NYC? Tell us in the comments!

— Bethany Braun