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Vote for Us
Pinch Sitters is a finalist in the Most Helpful Childcare Agency category in Red Tricycle’s Totally Awesome Awards! The finalist with the most votes will be the winner, so please vote for us before Sept. 30th! If you love Pinch Sitters, please vote!

Looking for a Personal Assistant?

GYST provides expert, skilled and savvy personal assistant services. When you work with GYST you will always work with the same experienced, fully vetted, bonded and insured assistant who will take daily admin, errands, and personal projects off of your plate and execute them as seamlessly as you would have yourself. GYST is trusted by industry leaders and lends ongoing personal support in NYC’s most established circles.

Starting Your Own Agency?

Since Pinch Sitters opened in 1986 as the first temporary child care agency in New York City, we have been featured in many guidebooks, magazine articles, online forums/blogs; we’ve won accolades and awards; and we have stellar reviews on Yelp, Facebook, and the like.

I receive many inquiries on how to begin a similar business and conduct many business consultations. Since taking over the business in 2000, I have been in charge of all daily operations and aspects of running the agency.

If you have any questions with respect to start-up costs, recruitment/hiring, fee setting/collection, marketing, advertising, or general business operations, I am available via phone and/or email for your needs as a consultant!
Lisa Magaro  —  212-260-6005  —

Are You Ready for the Summer?

Babysitting Services in the Hamptons!
Hamptons Family Concierge and Pinch Sitters Agency have joined forces to bring summer on-call babysitting to the Hamptons. HFC coordinates, plans, and schedules the best children’s activities, services, camps, and events in the Hamptons. Pinch Sitters is a premiere babysitting service in New York City with over 25 years of experience in providing emergency, temporary, and occasional babysitting.
Pinch Sitters families have repeatedly called for the same excellent quality babysitters in the Hamptons. HFC clients have appreciated the array of quality HFC services, but have requested in house, NYC level babysitters. This new partnership will answer those requests by providing high quality babysitting services to families in the Hamptons. Sitters will be available for daytime and/or evening hours and by special case situations.
Pinch Sitters owner, Lisa Magaro, is excited to expand her agency’s service network with HFC and to continue to provide experienced and loving childcare to new families.
HFC co-founders, Kim and Jennie, are looking forward to adding another premium service to their list of extensive activities to current and new members.
Please contact Jennie at HFC at 631-259-3764 for more information.
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One of the Best!

Time Out NY Kids:
“Babysitter services in NYC
Track down top-notch child care for your little one with help from the best online babysitter services in NYC

As the name implies, Pinch Sitters provides occasional and short-notice care (as little as two hours) in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx. Parents register online and then contact the agency to find an experienced college-educated sitter, who has been background checked and has answered a series of essay questions drawn up by the owner. There are no annual fees, but there’s a four-hour minimum hourly rate of $22, with a $15 surcharge after 10pm. Sitters are paid in cash, directly by families following the job, making the service a great option for guests visiting NYC.”