Your babysitter has bailed and your night out is in jeopardy. Fortunately on the East End of Long Island there are a number of emergency child care options that just might preserve that essential date night. Some are local companies whose sitters are known to other parents in the community, while others are parts of larger national companies with well-earned reputations for reliability and security.
Most require registration on the firm’s website. Be aware that most sitters are independent contractors and not employees of their firms. so company liability varies.
Still, with less than a day’s notice, these services offer experienced sitters with recommendations that can be accessed online or by email. Prices are as of summer 2015 and vary depending on time, distance and services provided. Cancellation policies also vary.
For other information on activities and events in the area, be sure to check out our Hamptons & North Fork Family Guide.