Babysitting in New York City and the surrounding area often pays a premium hourly rate, according to Aubry Parks-Fried, branding and marketing strategist at, a Website for parents searching for babysitters.

“New York has a massive need for sitters,” she says, notably over holiday periods and especially New Year’s Eve. With Sittercity you can pick up jobs quickly when you know that you will be available, and parents pay babysitters directly.

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