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 Affordable Care: Barnard Babysitting

Barnard Babysitting Agency is student-run and all sitters are full-time students at the prestigious college. Payment is between the sitters and the family so be sure to solidify hourly rates prior to booking a sitter. Also, be sure to ask all pertinent questions as these sitters can be new to the game. Average rates are around $15/hour and there is a $30 registration fee.


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

— Bethany Braun