Child Care & Nannies in New York
Reliable child care and babysitting services are a must if you are a working parent with young children. Below we list companies and individuals who offer nanny, child care and day care services for young children and infants.
Child care in New York City is complex. Many young professional families use live-in nannies or au-pairs, send their children to day-care, then nursery school, then school. Some rely on the American suburban institution of a "babysitter." At one time this was usually the neighbor's teenage daughter or son who watched the child for an evening.
"Nannies" usually refer to full-time, semi-permanent employees who are specially trained to care for young children. They can be with a family for a few weeks or up to many years.
"Babysitters" refer to a reliable, sometimes trained person who cares for a child for an evening or several hours during the day.
"Au Pair" usually refers to a young woman who comes from abroad (some come from northwestern United States, especially in the summer) who live with the family for a specified period of time. They receive room and board and a small salary.