An experienced caregiver responsible to supervise, protect, nurture and care for children on a part time, permanent or temporary basis.


A sitter is a person employed to look after children while the parents are out. They are typically employed for a few hours. Usually, most sitters will work on specific occasions. They will babysit a child if the parents are going on a date or have an event to attend. Sometimes, a sitter will work on a regular schedule. They’ll babysit after-school or a couple days out of the week.

Sitters are tasked with ensuring that the child is safe. Therefore, a sitter must be prepared for any emergency that comes their way. As a precaution, a sitter must possess first aid and CPR training. Additionally, a sitter is also tasked with involving the children in fun, safe, and engaging activities. They are also tasked with feeding the children. Furthermore, taking care of a child can be messy. As a result, a sitter should be prepared to do basic housekeeping. It is the responsibility of the sitter to keep the child clean. Thus, as a rule of thumb, a sitter should always leave the house clean.

Here at Family Care Options, we have been happily tasked with the job of providing hundreds of families with sitters in NYC. We will match you with a 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 sitter for you. Apply for your 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