Childcare Webform Submissions

Use the list below to find families you’d like to babysit for. Please reach out to the parent using the contact information listed on the posting. Be professional at all times, and use your best judgment when reaching out to and meeting with families. Tufts is not responsible for the quality, integrity, working ability, or any other aspect of the off-campus employer. We do not screen parents who apply for babysitting postings, and we are unable to offer support for any conflicts that arise.

Employer name: Linda
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Lexington
Job description:

Adult Companion/Live in/Support in Lexington
This is a unique, salaried live in position with free rent for an active, organized, emotionally mature, honest and insightful female to live with a well rounded and outgoing 47 year old woman with Down Syndrome who works – five days a week in non Covid times, lives in her own apartment, and has a life of her own. This is not a cookie cutter PCA (Personal Care Assistant) or room mate job but somewhere in between. It will challenge your creativity - and open endless possibilities for fun and adventure. It is, however, a job that needs focus, attention, and positivity. You provide support as appropriate, particularly with scheduling, gluten and lactose free diet and cooking, transportation, and attending medical appointments. She wants an exercise buddy, a companion, someone to "do things" with, whether watching TV, cooking together, taking a walk, or acting as a helper. She doesn't want another mother. You will maintain a healthy, happy environment, and be a positive role model. 
Is this you?  Do you have the ability to work cooperatively as a team, treading the fine line between emotional, physical and caring support while recognizing that a 47 year old woman has the right to make her own choices? We want you both to be happy. 
Her program (and your salary) is funded by the Department of Developmental Services (DDS) to enable/promote independent living.
Compensation includes salary plus free rent in a 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartment with washer and dryer, community pool, and shuttle to Alewife. Utility and food costs are shared. You will work with a support team involving DDS, parents, a private support broker, and financial management. Clear communication with client and team members is critical.
You must have a safe car, clean driving record, pass a background check, be a non-smoker. Please provide a resume and references.  Contact for further, ample information and with any questions you may have. Covid 19 observance a must.  

Employer name: Irene
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Winchester center
Job description:
Hi there, we are looking for a babysitter for our five year old twin boys. The kids are energetic but very easy going. They like to play inside or outside in the yard/park. We are looking for coverage on Fridays; the exact schedule can be flexible but we are looking for between 4 and 8 hrs on Friday. The ability to cover one or two afternoons during the week from 3 30 to 5 30 is a plus but not necessary. The house is accessible via public transportation but we are also happy to pick up/drop off from campus.

Employer name: Erica
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Burget Ave Near Hume
Job description:
Looking for someone to monitor/tutor one six-year-old (first grade) three times a week as they complete their online assignments. Monday & Tuesday 9:30 to 12:30, Wednesdays 10 to 12:30 (approximate times). Happy to chat and answer questions about logistics, Covid practices, pay rates, etc. Please get in touch if you are interested. Thank you so much!

Employer name: Caitlin
Contact information: 978-987-6139
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Lincoln Road & Lawrence Road, Medford MA
Job description:
Support a group of 4 first grade girls during their learn from home days. This is an 18 hour per week position for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday 8:30 - 2:30. Ideal for a student with evening classes. This person will need to supervise their school work, which is a combination of zoom meetings with their teacher and worksheets/assignments. There is plenty of time for fun including arts and crafts, activities, reading aloud and playing outside. Please text or call if interested.

Employer name: Kate
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Near Medford HS
Job description:
We are looking for a regular sitter - somewhere between 6-15 hours/week. Most important are 2:30-5 on Mon/Wednesday. Ideally pick up (we have car to use or you could walk - about 1 mile) our daughter at pre-school (almost 5 YO) and then play with her until 4:30 - (weather dependent, outside since that is her favorite), then pick up our son (2YO) (driving - about 2 miles away). Picking up our son is negotiable, though would be helpful! We would have snacks etc ready to go. Additional hours would be similar hours on other afternoons and/or evenings or occasional times Fri-Sun, or if you wanted to come a little early and help with tidying/food prep. We both currently work from home, so are covid cautious - except for the childcare our children go to. Must be LGBTQ and dog friendly :).
Thank you!

Employer name: Susan
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Reading, MA
Job description:
We are looking for a sitter for our 6-year-old son, two to three days a week at our house in Reading, MA. He does remote kindergarten for 2. 5 hours every day and will need light supervision during that time. Ideally you genuinely love being with children, have lots of energy, and will be very hands-on! We are in a bubble with another family (they work remotely like we do and their kids are in remote schooling), so we are looking for someone that is practicing strict social distancing and is minimizing their contact with others during the pandemic. This opportunity would go through June (with the possibility of extending through summer).

Employer name: Julie
Contact information:, 617-308-8739
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Playstead and Woburn, West Medford
Job description:
Winter break babysitter needed! We are looking for a babysitter for our 3-month old baby, starting ASAP. Having experience with infants and being certified in first aid/CPR is highly preferred. I will be working from home and my husband will be working in and out of the house. Our family has been adhering to COVID safety guidelines. We are looking for someone who also is observing social distancing practices and adhering to COVID safety guidelines. We are looking for someone for some or all of the following times. Please apply even if you are only available for part of the following: Monday 9:30am-4:30pm, Tuesday 8:30am-4pm, Wednesday 10am-5pm, Thursday 8:30am-4pm, and Friday 9am-4pm-- and there is some flexibility depending on the day and time. We’re looking for someone who will be playful, active, and engage with our son. It’s also helpful if the person is willing to help with light chores when the baby is sleeping (e.g., rinsing and cutting veggies, emptying dishwasher). Pay will be dependent upon experience. Please feel free to email me your resume and/or to contact me with any questions!

Employer name: Eve
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Arlington, MA: Wyman St. and Mass Ave
Job description:
We are looking for a combination of childcare and school support for a five year-old (kindergarten) and eight year old (third grade) beginning in January, 2021. For the right person, we can be flexible with hours and the combination of school vs. afterschool support, but are looking for 15-30 hours with the children each week. Pay $22-$26 per hour, dependent on experience and proportion of childcare/education support. We will pay for time with the children plus additional planning time for school support.

The kids are at home Monday-Weds, so we are especially interested in someone who is free these days. We’re looking for someone who has childcare and/or education experience, is creative and thoughtful about children’s learning, and who will support and supplement school tasks and/or engage in play and outdoors activity with the children. In the fall, we developed a shared learning time—masked—with two other families with the same aged children; we would be especially interested in someone who would like to continue to work with the small group of third graders (while the kindergartner goes to the other family’s house) for a few hours a few days a week.

Employer name: Chris
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Huron Village - Cambridge
Job description:
We are looking for a nanny who can watch our 5 year old and 6 year old for 2 days a week, 5-7 hours each day. Our preference would be Monday and Tuesday afternoons However, we are fairly flexible on the days of the the week exact time of day as we can adjust our own work schedules. The ideal candidate would be able to work on the occasional evening too.

We are located in Huron Village, which is a mile from Harvard Square. Access to a car is strongly preferred due to the occasional pickup.

We are obviously biased but we think our girls are delightful! Both are very into reading, playgrounds, puzzles, dolls, and playing with each other. They have had plenty of experience with babysitters and haven’t had any issues being away from mom and dad.

If interested, please indicate your availability along with your experience babysitting/nannying.

Employer name: Nyree
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Highland and Mass Ave in Arlington
Job description:
Responsible person needed to help two elementary school kids (grades 2 and 4) with the online learning portion of school. Care is needed three (3) days a week, 8:30-2:30pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Hours are slightly flexible. The kids are mostly independent with learning but do need some help and encouragement with assignments, staying on task, and with some project work. This job is perfect for a grad student! Starting pay is $18/hr.

COVID safety: we prefer a helper who follows appropriate COVID safety guidelines, has limited interactions with others unmasked, doesn't travel out of state, and doesn't currently eat out in restaurants, go to gyms, etc. In addition to protecting our own health, we have elderly parents who are under our care (although not in our home) who we need to protect.