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: Lisa
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: East Arlington
Job description:
I’m looking for a non-smoking, reliable, vaccinated, experienced babysitter with a clean driving record that has a reliable car to help after school 2-4 days per week starting at 3 pm. I am flexible on the days but my happy, sweet, perceptive 4 year old son needs to be picked up at preschool in Cambridge by 3 pm and driven to activities (Monday/Tuesday) or brought home to our house (Weds/Thursday) in East Arlington. I work from our home office.

Care for 1 child
Pick up from Preschool
Drive to activities
Serve snack/meals and & clean up afterwards
3-5/5:30 pm Can be flexible on hours. Rate commensurate with experience plus stipend for gas. I look forward to hearing from you!

Employer name: Vanessa
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: West Medford MA - near Commuter Rail
Job description:
Hello - we are looking for an energetic and caring Tufts students to watch two 4 year olds a few days a week after preschool! This person would pick them up from West Side Preschool and walk them about one block to watch them at our home. We are looking for someone who can work from 2:45pm - 5:30pm. Days can either be Mon/Fri, Tue/Thur, or just Wednesday. If interested, please send an email with the times that work for you and a little bit about yourself.
Thank you!

Employer name: Susan
Contact information: 781-720-9532
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Near intersection of Mystic Valley Parkway and Hastings Lane in Medford
Job description:
Tufts alum looking for an occasional weekend evening babysitter for happy and active 10 month old baby. Seeking someone who is loving, reliable and responsible and has some experience with infants. Would sometimes involve feeding and putting baby to bed, but often would be mostly once baby is asleep.

Employer name: Lorella
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Teele square
Job description:
We are looking for a babysitter to take care of our 7,5 month daughter 4-5 hours / week. We are quite flexible on the day and time.
We are both working from home, so the tasks would be playing with her, feed and change her, going on a walk around... She still do 3/4 naps per day and she is super easy (not saying it just because it's my daughter :) )
Let us know if you are interested!!

Employer name: Ilana
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: East Arlington: Lake and Brooks
Job description:
Multiracial family looking for afternoon care for our first grader in East Arlington. We're interested in a long term partnership for the whole school year, but are also willing to work with shorter term commitments, or folks who can only do a few days per week.

• M/W/Th/F — 2:30-5pm-ish.
• Tuesdays (early release from school) — 1p-5pm-ish.
• The start time is firm and includes picking up our kiddo from school, but we are flexible on the end time for the right person.

• Approx 14 hrs at $250/week (Or, $17.85/hr for time worked.)
• School holidays pay time-and-half, if you choose to work those days.

• School pickup and playtime with an energetic, silly, and highly verbal 6yo who loves the outdoors, legos, cooking, reading, dinosaurs, and general nonsense.
• Distribute a prepared snack.
• This gig may include walking our kiddo to a scheduled activity at locations up to 15 min away by foot.

• No car required — we're a 3 minute walk from the Mass Ave bus routes, and a 10 min walk from Alewife.
• We're located adjacent to the elementary school, and close to 3 playgrounds.

• We're Covid-cautious and vaccinated, and ask that you be as well.

• We welcome folks from all backgrounds, gender expressions, and identities.
• If you're a parent who might be interested in this gig, and are looking for a situation where you can bring your own child along, let's talk!

Employer name: Julie
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Bishop school area - Arlington
Job description:
Hi -

We are looking for regular child care for our 3 and 8 year old on Friday afternoons - school pick-up at 2:15 - 5pm. Kids are fairly easy going and like to play outside, go to park, etc.
Would also be looking for occasional date night coverage.
Dog friendly house.
Thank you!!

Employer name: Erica
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: East Arlington
Job description:
Looking for babysitter/driver. Babysitter needed 5 days a week to pick up toddler from daycare in Somerville and drive him home to East Arlington. Pickup at daycare is between 5 and 5:30pm and babysitter would help bring our fun-loving 2 year old into the house and play with him for 20-30 minutes at home while family prepares dinner. Job may occasionally also include picking up 9 year old sister on the way home. Candidate would preferably be able to drive the children in their own car, but we would consider reimbursing for a car share (such as Zipcar). Total job commitment is 1 hour/ day, M-F though there may be occasional other opportunities (like transport to soccer practice or weekend date night). Both children will wear masks in the car and we request that babysitter be vaccinated.
Rate is 20-25$/hour (in addition to zip car or mileage payment).

Employer name: Vern
Contact information: 617.908.5816
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Arlington Heights Neighborhood/ Dallin School
Job description:
Hello- We are looking for after-school care for our son Jackson, 9 years old 3 days a week M-W-Th from 2:30 to 6pm beginning 9/8. He's a responsible kid who will begin the 4th grade at the Dallin School. One parent works from home 2+ days a week which will lessen in the fall. We are both vaccinated and ask the same for our potential candidate. Looking forward to hearing from you. —Vern

Employer name: Jean
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Academic Tutor for high school senior
Job description:
Somerville family seeks an academic tutor for a high school senior with deficient executive function skills due to anxiety: My daughter has a rigorous course load and needs instruction and support in task initiation, planning, prioritizing, and sustained attention, particularly when it comes to drafting and editing writing assignments.

> Support the student in developing and meeting academic goals.
> Review the student’s assignments in Google Classroom.
> Instruct the student on how to prioritize assignments; how to break down long-term projects into manageable chunks and how to budget for time.
> Create and monitor a monthly calendar of deadlines, test dates, and other important dates.
> Create and implement behavior modifications as needed, particularly as they relate to excessive screen time and distractions.
> Communicate with the student's parents, adjustment counselor, and teachers regularly or as needed about the student’s progress.
> Maintain documentation of weekly tasks and progress.

> 2 hours a week (can be two 1-hr sessions or one 1-hr session and two ½ hr sessions). These sessions can be a hybrid model ( in-person, remote) and can be scheduled in the late afternoon; weekends and early evenings are possible.
> September 2021-May 2022 (We can discuss how to work around vacation weeks in December, February, March and April.)

> Completion of bachelor’s degree in Education or related course of study. Preferred: Current graduate school level in good standing in Education.
> Some undergraduate or graduate coursework in Psychology in order to have working knowledge of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and to have the ability to address the social-emotional aspects that manifest in executive dysfunction
> Strong organizational, writing and editing skills
> Highly effective communication skills to engage teen and to work collaboratively with her teachers
> Proven experience working as an academic tutor at the high school level

Other Info:
> In-person sessions can be held in the family’s home or the West Somerville Library (We are fully vaccinated; mask wearing indoors is fine with us). Both locations are within walking distance of the Davis Sq/ Red Line station and Bus Routes 87, 88, 89, 90, 96.
If you will drive, off-street parking is available.

$20-$40/ hour, depending on experience

How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, and at least two references to Jean Player:

Friday September 10, 2021

Employer name: Kate
Contact information:
Childcare/babysitting location vicinity: Wallace Street and Park Ave; Davis Square
Job description:
Looking for an occasional date night babysitter for our 2-year-old daughter. Someone friendly, patient, engaging, and tidy would be a great fit for our lovable, book-loving toddler. Must be fully vaccinated and able to show COVID-19 vaccination card. Must be comfortable with dogs (we have a 60-pound black lab mix).