Visiting Family Service

Visiting Family Service

Our process is designed to make sure each family is comfortable and confident in Artist Babysitting Agency. Below is a glimpse of what we offer for Visiting Family Service.

Registration Fee:
$50 fee for VRBO/AirBnB Clients
Booking Fees:
Starting at $25/booking
Sitter Rates:
Starting at $25/hour
Minimum Hours:
4 hours
Cancellation Policy:
Firm 48-hour cancellation
Cab Fare:
Starting at 11pm, please provide your sitter the full fare home
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Available Services

Visiting Family
Kids Tours & Excursions
Date Night
Special Needs
I’m thrilled with this service. I don’t live in NYC, but this service allows me to bring my kids with me to NYC when I have meetings. And, the kids have fun. They don’t have to stay in a hotel room. The babysitters are matched up in advance to the children’s interests, and then, they work with the parent to sort out what activities are best. I’m grateful for this service. I wish it were available everywhere. - Visiting from California

Visiting Family Policies and Fees

While you are enjoying the city, our sitters open up many artistic possibilities through their unique artistic teaching tools! With your permission our Sitters may take your children to different “hot spots” throughout the city, or they can provide a fun, artistic experience right in your hotel room!

Artist Babysitting has a FIRM paid-in-full 48 hour cancellation policy. If you need to cancel your booking, please call or email us 48 hours before your booking occurs.

If you are staying in a residence, such as AirBNB or VRBO, we may require a site visit before any sitting can occur. Our site visits are for both your safety and our Sitters' safety and consist of one of our representatives coming to your location once you arrive in New York. They can last anywhere from 10-20 minutes and require an additional $20.00 administration fee. Once we receive all of the information about your stay, we will be able determine if your stay requires a site visit.

Please note: This policy does NOT apply to hotels.

Our sitters' hourly rates start as low as $25 per hour which is paid to the sitter directly.

The hourly rate varies depending on the sitter, the number of children they are in charge of (including play-dates) and any additional requests. You will pay the sitter directly. The hourly rate will always be clearly stated in your official confirmation.

Our sitters’ hourly rate can be paid via cash, check or on-line money transfer such as Paypal or Venmo. If you plan on paying by on-line money transfer such as Paypal or Venmo, please let us know before hand so that we can exchange the proper account information.

We have a 4 hour babysitting minimum. Please pay for the hours you have booked your sitter. If you end up needing the Sitter longer than the hours booked, you are required to pay for the additional hours as well.

Please provide your sitter full cab ride home from 11pm onward to ensure the sitters safe travel home.

To use our service, you are required to sign a Visiting Family Contract. As stated in our contract, under no circumstances should our Sitters work for you without our official agency confirmation.

Once you begin the registration process, we will send you our contract to electronically sign. Once you have approved the assigned Sitter, signed our Visiting Family Contract and your credit/debit card has been charged for the associated booking fee, we will email you our official confirmation. The confirmation will come from our booking email ( and will show the requested date(s), time(s), special instructions, Sitter information and payment information.