Baby Sitter

A caregiver with minimal experience hired to supervise, protect, nurture and care for young children on a part time permanent or temporary basis.


A baby sitter is a person employed to look after children while the parents are out. Unlike a nanny, a baby sitter is employed for a few hours. Usually, most baby sitters will work on specific occasions. This means that they will babysit a child if the parents are going on a date or have an event to attend. Sometimes, a baby sitter will work on a set schedule. This can mean babysitting everyday after school or babysitting a couple days out of the week.

To a certain extent, a baby sitter has the same responsibilities that a nanny does. They are tasked with ensuring that the child is safe. Therefore, a baby sitter must be prepared for any emergency. As a precaution, a baby sitter must possess first aid and CPR training. Additionally, like nannies, a baby sitter is also tasked with involving the children in fun, safe, and engaging activities. They are also tasked with feeding the children and doing basic housekeeping. Taking care of a child can be messy. As a result, it is the responsibility of the baby sitter to keep the child clean. Thus, as a rule of thumb, a baby sitter should always leave the house neat and tidy.

Here at Family Care Options, we have been happily tasked with the job of providing hundreds of families with baby sitters in NYC. We will match you with a baby sitter who is responsible and able to keep up with your family’s unique needs. Your family is our first and only priority and with our extensive and thorough background checks, we will pair you with the right baby sitter for you. Apply for your baby sitter today!

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Family Care Options

142 West 57th Street

11th Floor

New York, N.Y., 10019

24hr Client Support
(212)-SITTERS or (212)-748-8377

Long Island Office
(516)-OPTIONS or (516)-678-4667

California Office