Childcare Job Postings

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Employer: Max J. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location  Mid-Cambridge. Between Harvard and Central Square. 

Job Description

Hello! We are looking for after school care for our 4 year old starting this September. We are looking for someone to pick him up from school and walk him to our home, parks, or activities nearby. There are no responsibilities other than care giving. The school and our home are in mid-Cambridge and are accessible via bus and red line. Our ideal candidate is reliable and energetic. Spanish-speaking would be a bonus but is not required (our son has been learning but we don’t speak Spanish). 

Care Hours:
3:30 - 5:30 | M, Tu, Th, F | 2 hours 
1:30 - 5:30 | W | 4 hours 

We can work with candidates who can only make some of the days. Please let us know which days you are interested in. 

* $25-28/hr based on experience
* Paid sick time
* Follow Cambridge school calendar 
* Guaranteed Hours on all school days

Submitted: June 10th, 2024


Employer: Emily S. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location  East Somerville (near the T stop)

Job Description

Looking for a Flute Tutor for my 9 year old daughter. Ideally once a week for 45 minutes. If interested in additional babysitting hours, Great! 

Submitted: June 9th, 2024


Employer: Emilee M. 
Contact Information 206 920 7898;
Childcare/Babysitting Location  South Medford (by Atlas Liquor) and Ready Set Kids in Arlington

Job Description

I have 6yo and 3yo boys who are both going to Ready Set Kids in Arlington while I am at work 3 days a week (MWF). Starting July 10th looking for someone to pick them up from Ready Set Kids at 2:30 and two days a week (MW) take them to speech therapy in Arlington about 5 min away by 2:45 and then head back to our house or a park until 5ish. You are welcome to use our car to pick them up and my husband works remotely from home but will be in a separate space and out of the way. Dates we will need help are W 7/10, F 7/12, 
M 7/15, W 7/17, M 7/22, W 7/24, F 7/26, M 7/29, F 8/9, M 8/12, W 8/14, and potentially 8/21-23. 

So we would plan on paying for 3 hours 2ish-5ish to account for travel time. They would just need to be picked up by 2:30 from Ready Set Kids. $35/hr for both boys. 


Submitted: June 5th, 2024


Employer: Karin F. 
Contact Information, 954-646-9610
Childcare/Babysitting Location  Cambridge (near Harvard and Inman Sq)

Job Description

We are a family in Cambridge looking for after-school childcare for our 1-year-old and 3-year-old starting this September. The nanny will be responsible for engaging the children in 
age-appropriate activities (including lots of time outdoors), keeping them safe, feeding them snacks, and tidying play areas after use. 

Our children are joyful and active toddlers who love books, outdoor adventures, and imaginative play. The hours would typically be 3pm-5:30pm on weekdays, but we are flexible and open to candidates only available some of the days if not all. We will need regular afternoon help starting in September, but we would be happy to have occasional help during the summer if the candidate were available then. 

Ideal candidates will have had experience caring for young children, including multiple children at once. We are looking for a warm, calm, and reliable caregiver who communicates well with children and adults alike. Our children enjoy spending time outdoors in all weather, and so it helps if their caregiver feels the same. 

Pay is $30/hr when actively caring for the children ($25/hr during evening babysitting when the children are already asleep). Reach out if interested. Please include a resume or description of past childcare experience.

Submitted: June 5th, 2024


Employer: Sonali D. 
Contact Information Best is
Childcare/Babysitting Location  Central Sq. in Cambridge 

Job Description

Hello! We are looking for an afterschool babysitter for our 4-year-old primarily for the 2024-2025 school year. The hours are 3pm to 5:30 or 6pm each weekday, except for Wednesdays when we would need someone 2pm to 5:30/6pm. We would need you to pick her up from her school (Amigos School in Cambridgeport), give her a snack, take her to a local park, the library, or and/or back to our house, which is about a ten minute walk away from her school. She is a very sweet and easy-going kiddo who loves helping with cooking/baking, doing crafts, and scooting around. 

While we would ideally like someone Monday through Friday, even 3-4 of those days could work- please don't hesitate to reach out if you think that might work for you. No driving will be required, but likely a decent amount of walking in the Central Square area. 

Pay is $28-$30/hour, depending on experience. We look forward to hearing from you!

Submitted: June 3rd, 2024


Employer: Jonathan L. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location  Medford near Medford Sq. 

Job Description

We are looking for an occasional weekend evening babysitter for a 3.5 year old boy (around 7:30pm-11pm on Friday or Saturday nights). Responsibilities will include helping our son get ready for bed. Must have own transportation and references.

Submitted: June 3rd, 2024


Employer: Ursina S. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location  Davis Sq. 

Job Description

We are looking for part-time support during the summer months to help take care of our newborn and perform some light household tasks (dishwasher, folding laundry, ...). Ideally, you would be available for 3-4 hours in the afternoons on 2-4 days/week, but we are flexible. We live at Davis Square. Please send us a message at if interested. 

Submitted: May 31st, 2024


Employer: Ana A.  
Contact Information / 617-230-1263
Childcare/Babysitting Location  North Cambridge, residential address near Mass Ave between Porter and Davis squares

Job Description

We are looking to fill a temporary position of afternoon babysitter from beginning of June to end of July (except the 1st week of July)

We look for someone to regularly spend some time after school/summer camp with our daughters, 6 and 9 years old, a couple of days per week, beginning as soon as possible. We are a family from Spain and have been in the US for several months. We are looking for an active person to engage with our kids in English conversation through play time. This person would ideally pick them up from Graham&Parks school in Cambridge at 2:25pm (or summer camp in July at 3:30) and engage with them in games and activities for a couple of hours each day. Both the school and our home are a 10 min walk from Porter Square (in different directions). We are ideally looking for someone with availability 2 days a week among Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays.
Rate per hour would be 25$. 

You can reach me at Please, include contact information in your application.

Submitted: May 28th, 2024


Employer: Bridget K. 
Contact Information 203-770-5295
Childcare/Babysitting Location  Charlestown MA 

Job Description

Hi! We are looking for babysitting help this summer for our 4 year old daughter in Charlestown. Specifically we need someone weekday afternoons from ~3-6 (June-August). If you are interested, please feel free to shoot me a text at (203)770-5295.


Submitted: May 22nd, 2024


Employer: Elizabeth A. 
Contact Information Email-
Childcare/Babysitting Location  Somerville, near west Somerville rotary 

Job Description


We are looking for a regular sitter for our three little ones, 4 years old, 2 years old and 2 months. We are looking for…

- start end of August / start of September
- Monday-Friday from 2pm-3:30pm
- $20/hr
- Responsibility would be to play and hang out with the kids. Maybe a school pick up, school is waking distance from the house. 

I work days and my husband works nights, we need someone for the time between me getting home and him leaving for work. We live in Somerville, Davis Square/Tufts area. Previously we worked with two Tufts students, who were friends to make the full week work. We are open to this again! Please email for more details if you think you might be a good fit! 

We know schedules don’t typically come out until August but would love to try and connect with someone or two people now and see if the schedule works once you have it. 

Submitted: May 21st, 2024


Employer: Jared W. 
Contact Information; 518-429-9782
Childcare/Babysitting Location  Teele Square and Porter Square after mid-summer

Job Description

Looking for a sitter for our 2.5 year old boy for some weekday evenings (starting at 5:30pm) and weekend hours (could be afternoon or evening). Usually at least once a week, and depending on your availability up to 3 times a week. Our son loves to play inside or go out and about to parks on his bike. We also have two cats.


Submitted: May 19th, 2024


Employer: Damien B. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location  Hillside - Winthrop and George Street

Job Description

Looking for a weekend babysitter, primarily for 2pm to 6pm on a weekend day (probably Sundays but its flexible) Mainly intended as a way for us to get some errands done on a weekend. Also open to babysitting for date nights as well. We have two boys, 5 yo and 2 yo. Tasks would be just to hang out with them and maybe take them to a local park. References required. Pay would be 25 dollars an hour.

Submitted: May 18th, 2024


Employer: Carly C. 
Contact Information
Childcare/Babysitting Location  Winchester

Job Description

Starting in September, our family is looking for help with after school care and light household duties. The afterschool care would be for our two girls (ages 7 and 9) and responsibilities would include school pick up, helping with homework, unpacking school bags, preparing snacks, driving to sports/activities and organizing play dates. When the girls are at activities, we are also looking for help with a few household needs (loading/unloading dishwasher, tidying up play areas, starting dinner) and running local errands (dry cleaning, post office, returns, etc.). We are located in Winchester. 

We are looking for help M-F with core days being Tu/W/Th. Hours would be 2-5/6pm with flexibility on Monday and Fridays. 

Must have own car with insurance and clean driving record. References required. 

Compensation: $30-35 based on experience and references. 

Submitted: May 18th, 2024


Employer: Katie C. 
Contact Information
Childcare/Babysitting Location  Broadway and Oxford in Arlington

Job Description

Two Arlington families are looking for a fun, reliable nanny to provide part-time afterschool care for their two 4-year-olds. Provider needs to be able to pick up children at Menotomy Preschool and transport them (by car or bus) to the Capital Square neighborhood. 

Qualities & Skills Required:
- At least 3 years of experience
- CPR and first aid certified

- Picking up children from school
- Providing snacks
- Planning activities 
- Supervising playground time

Start & End Dates: 9/9/24 - 6/11/25
Hours: Tues - Thurs, 2pm - 5pm.
Pay: $25-$30/hour

Submitted: May 17th, 2024


Employer: Jess F. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location  Close to the Dunkin' Donuts at the corner of Oxford and Broadway in East Arlington

Job Description

Hello! My husband and I are looking for a sitter to come from 4-7pm on Thursday nights for the upcoming school year (2024-2025). I will be starting graduate school, and I will not be back to the house until 6:30 or 7pm (latest), depending on traffic. My husband is a consultant and may be home or may be on a trip. We have two daughters. One will be beginning 2nd grade (age 7), and one will be beginning sixth grade (age 10). The girls will need to be picked up at afterschool at two walkable locations. Then they will need to unpack and relax. They will also need dinner, so I am looking for someone who can cook. We do not need a three-course dinner, but if Macaroni & Cheese is intimidating for you, this job is not a good match! Our daughters are great… we are not just saying that! We have a Tufts sitter who can vouch for them… and us! It is a long-term job, so if there are two people who would like to apply and alternate weeks, that could also be an option. Hanging out with the girls could be a nice change for week… and you get paid! We would like to interview soon and perhaps get together for a few trial runs this summer. Please send a resume. We look forward to hearing from you!

Submitted: May 16th, 2024


Employer: Sarah M. 
Contact Information 617-462-6000;
Childcare/Babysitting Location  Salem and Vine in Medford (right outside of Medford Sq).

Job Description

We are looking for a part-time nanny to care for our 13-month old son and provide light household assistance, to start as soon as possible! I am a stay at home parent looking for childcare and “an extra set of hands” to help with tidying up common areas, clean dishes, and–while our son naps – child and house laundry. I may or may not be home while you are here, and my husband works full time from our home office.

Hours: 15-20 hours a week, over 2-3 days. We’re flexible in adjusting the schedule/hours for the right person, but ideally we would Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Available for occasional babysitting on weeknights or weekends is a plus!

Car with clean driving record, a plus, but no car required so long as you are able to get to us on time.

$25-$30/hour (depending on experience)

Benefits: Guaranteed hours, two weeks’ notice before any change in hours

Who we’re looking for:
Comfortable with large dogs (we have a friendly rescue, named Sasha); ok with letting her out in/out in our fenced-in yard for potty breaks.
Infant CPR and choking trained, fully vaccinated (up-to-date Covid, TDAP, flu, etc.), and non-smoker
Strong references
Experience with infants and toddlers a plus

Submitted: May 14th, 2024


Employer: Kait M. 
Contact Information email:
Childcare/Babysitting Location  Somerville (Beacon and Washington)

Job Description

Hi there! We are looking for a babysitter for our 12 month old daughter 3-5 times per week from 11:30am-1:30pm, while I work from home. We are looking for care ASAP until June 28th. Duties would include feeding her lunch, playing with her, and taking her to the park on weather-appropriate days. Please send me an email if this sounds like something you might be interested in :)

Submitted: May 13th, 2024


Employer: Beth F. 
Contact Information
Childcare/Babysitting Location  Cambridge, between Harvard and Porter

Job Description

Hello! We are looking for a sitter to help out with some date nights during the week. Our daughter is an adorable 6 month old...we typically put her to bed before we leave so mostly looking for someone to mind the baby monitor while we are out :) We also have a large friendly dog who who will be home with you but does not need to be walked while we're gone. Flexible on timing (7PM-10PM ish) and days (usually Wednesdays / Thursdays) ...we will uber you home at the end of the night. Thanks!

Submitted: May 13th, 2024


Employer: Kara V.   
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Childcare/Babysitting Location  Cambridge, MA - 7 min walk from Davis Square

Job Description

Hey Jumbos!

I'm a former Jumbo, living about 1.5 miles from the Medford/Somerville campus. I have a bookish 5 year old and a funny 3 year old, who currently have an awesome Tufts sitter who is graduating and moving on to new opportunities! We're looking for regular help in July 2024 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays to pick kids up from camp/daycare and entertain them until about 5:30pm. Camp and daycare pick-up times and locations will vary week-to-week. You can use our car for pick up, and would generally need to be available between 2:30pm and 5:30pm. 

We'll also need some full-day care in August here and there, and are always looking for weekend/evening sitters - but you don't need to be available for August or evenings to contact us. We'd love to hear from you. 

Submitted: May 12th, 2024


Employer: Janna K.  
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Childcare/Babysitting Location  Ball Square, Somerville

Job Description

Hello! We're looking for a Friday afternoon babysitter for our 2 kids (5yrs and 3yrs) this summer. The job involves picking them up at camp (nearby, with our car) and playing with them until the end of the workday. We live walking distance from campus and have worked with several great Tufts students in the past. We'd love to build a relationship with someone who'll be around for a few years! 

Submitted: May 12th, 2024


Employer: Michelle S. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location  East Arlington, by Alewife and the 77 bus

Job Description

We are looking for a sitter June 3 - August (end date negotiable), to watch our 2.5 yo boy, and do local camp pick up and watch our 5yo girl and 7 yo boy in the afternoons. We seek a sitter who loves to read and craft with kids, and be outside at parks, library, and swimming areas. Pay at $23-25/hour depending on experience. Driving is not required.

Submitted: May 10th, 2024


Employer: Lizzy K. 
Contact Information
Childcare/Babysitting Location  Belmont Hill neighborhood 

Job Description

June 29, 3pm-6pm
Looking for certified lifeguard for support during a 4 year old birthday party at a private pool. The party is NOT intended to be a swimming party (other activities will be provided) but looking for someone to stay stationed by the pool for the duration of the party to ensure no kids wander over or attempt to go swimming without supervision. No other childcare responsibilities are required. 

Submitted: May 6th, 2024


Employer: Tara C. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location  Arlington Heights, MA 

Job Description

I am looking for occasional help on Tues and Fri from 9am till about 2-4pm. My children are 8 and 12 years old. Both are pretty self sufficient. I am a single mom. So I was hoping to pay around $20hr. I just need someone to hang out with them while I work. A license is preferred. Thanks

Submitted: May 6th, 2024


Employer: Avisha L. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location  North Medford 

Job Description

I’m looking for a babysitter for 2 days per week (days are flexible) for our kind, sweet, and energetic 5 year old son. You will engage him in activities at home and take him to a nearby park. The hours are 1pm-4pm. Experience with children with ASD a plus. 

Submitted: May 4th, 2024


Employer: Julie G. 
Contact Information
Childcare/Babysitting Location  West Medford square (along playstead park)

Job Description

We would love a sitter to care for our happy, sweet 16 month old little one for date nights. open to weeknights and weeknights. This usually means helping with story time, giving a bottle for bedtime. $25/hr . Please reach out over email if interested!

Submitted: May 3rd, 2024


Employer: Emma G. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location  Malden, on the border with Medford, near Devir Park

Job Description

We are looking for a sitter for the evening of Friday, May 24 as well as few other summer dates and continuing date nights. Our son is 2 and daughter is nearly 6. You would just be responsible for playing for a little bit, dinner, and putting them to bed. Thank you!

Submitted: May 3rd, 2024


Employer: Megan L. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Somerville (Powder House Circle area)

Job Description

We are looking for someone who could babysit occasionally in the evening, maybe 1-2x per month. Three energetic kids (10, 7, 3). Pay negotiable but likely $25-$30 per hour.

Submitted: April 30th, 2024


Employer: Alexandra S. 
Contact Information; 917-655-6448
Childcare/Babysitting Location Huron Village, Cambridge 

Job Description

Hello! We are a family of 5 looking for weekday help May 13-17 while our wonderful full time nanny is on vacation. 

-Our oldest two children (5yrs, 3yrs) will be in school during the day, so we are looking for help with the littlest one at home - he is 17 months old. He loves playing in our yard, exploring playgrounds, music class, and his magnetic blocks.
-Our hours are flexible - any number of hours that you are available between 8am to 6pm (ideally at least 4 hours per day)
-We have a friendly 25lb labradoodle!

In addition to this specific request above, we are always happy to find more weekend sitters or evening help! And will be looking for a full time nanny starting in August 2024 when our current nanny begins graduate school.

Would love to hear from you if you are interested in any of the above. Thank you!

Submitted: April 30th, 2024


Employer: TJ G. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Arlington, Morningside Heights 

Job Description

We would love an attentive, caring, reliable, and punctual person to help us with the kids. We would like help with getting the boys ready for school and dropping them off at their 2 schools from 7-9am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We would also like help taking the kids from school to their after school activities on Wednesdays from 1pm onwards. Thank you.

Summitted: April 29th, 2024


Employer: Sofie B. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Somerville near Porter Square

Job Description


We are looking for someone to babysit our smiley 6-month-old daughter two days per week beginning the week of June 3 and continuing throughout the summer. We are looking for two full days - from around 8:30-4:30 or 5pm. We are flexible on which weekdays work best with your schedule, and we would also be willing to hire two individuals who are each able to take one full weekday.

Responsibilities include age appropriate play like reading and supervising her as she works on crawling, putting her down for 2-3 naps per day, giving her purees and bottles, and taking her out for walks (weather permitting). Pay will be $25/hour. 

We would love to hear from you if this sounds like a good fit for your summer schedule!

Submitted: April 28th, 2024


Employer: Bridget G. 
Contact Information (617) 447-8259;
Childcare/Babysitting Location Arlington - Near Intersection of Highland Ave & Gray Street

Job Description

We're looking for someone to watch our 4 year old son, Brooks, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons from 2:45pm to 5:00pm. He's in school until 3pm and ideally you could pick him up, but we do have some flexibility. Brooks loves doing art projects, cooking and playing outside. He is a happy and easy going kiddo who adapts well to change and has never met a snack he didn't like. We look forward to hearing from you if this sounds like a match! 

Submitted: April 26th, 2024


Employer: Linda N. 
Contact Information 413-531-1363;
Childcare/Babysitting Location Medford

Job Description

Hi All - we are looking for a nanny for our adorable, fun and very active 14 month old son. We are looking for care Monday- Thursday 830am-5pm, with opportunity for additional date nights. Duties involve playing with and general care for our son (diapers, meals, nap, walks, clean up related to baby, etc). Experience taking care of toddlers and multiple references required. Cleaning driving record and drivers license required. All vaccines up to date. 

Submitted: April 25th, 2024


Employer: Sarah B. 
Contact Information
Childcare/Babysitting Location Spring Hill/Union Square Somerville 

Job Description

We have 2.5-month-old twins and are looking for some help in the mornings (3-5 hours per day, 3-5 days per week, flexible schedule). Mom is trying to breastfeed the babies but can handle only one baby at a time when breastfeeding, so we need a second pair of hands to care for the other baby during feedings. We'd also like help with washing baby bottles and pump parts and with baby laundry, so we have time for a few other things during the day :)

We'd like somebody very detail oriented, because the baby bottles and pump parts need to be washed very thoroughly (our babies were born premature and are still very young, so keeping the feeding equipment very clean is important). Also because our babies are so young, we need whoever comes to help to wear an N95 mask while inside. We also want somebody who's up to date on covid, flu, and Tdap vaccines. Previous experience caring for infants would be nice but is not required. This position could be good experience for someone hoping to be a nanny or otherwise care for infants.

If you are interested, we will do a quick Zoom interview and then a trial day.

Up to date on covid, flu, and Tdap vaccines 
Willing to wear N95 while indoors 
Fluent English speaker 
Must be comfortable around breastfeeding with no cover

Bottle feed one baby
Soothe one crying baby
Wash baby bottles
Wash breast pump parts
Baby laundry (requires going down to basement)
Preparing and bringing mom simple breakfast items (e.g., yogurt, cereal, bagel and cream cheese, instant coffee)

No diaper changing required 
Mom or Dad will be home (and awake!) the whole time

Flexible! 3-5 hours per day in the morning (ideally starting between 7 and 8), 3-5 days per week, starting ASAP until end of May, potential to extend through mid/late August 
Schedule to be set a week in advance but can vary week to week

Pay: $20 per hour

Spring Hill/Union Square Somerville 
Parking available 

Submitted: April 25th, 2024


Employer: Florence C. 
Contact Information
Childcare/Babysitting Location Jason Heights in Arlington 

Job Description


We are looking for a babysitter for our 2 boys (13 and 10) for school/summer camp pickups.

This job is just about driving kids around so a car is required and also a clean driving record.

The school is in North Cambridge, a 5 minute drive from Tufts and our house is in Arlington about 7-8 minutes drive from the school. Pickup is around 4:30PM.

Start date would be Mid-May until end of school year mid-June. We would also need a few weeks of pickups during the summer from summer camps and we could resume in the new school year.

We are flexible for start date and can work with you if you cannot cover all week days or all weeks. Please e-mail if this is of any interest.

Pay is $25/pickup.

Submitted: April 21st, 2024


Employer: Lauren A. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Lowell and Woodbine in Somerville (close to Magoun T stop) ge

Job Description

Hello! We will be looking for help this fall picking up our five year old daughter at 8am and driving her to school at the Kennedy School several days a week. My husband will also be doing drop off for our son and mornings will just be chaotic and we could certainly use the help.
Please let me know if you’re interested! Thanks! - Lauren 

Submitted: April 21st, 2024


Employer: Aimee S. 
Contact Information
Childcare/Babysitting Location Walking distance from Porter Square in Cambridge

Job Description

Who we are
As a family, we have a deep respect for caregivers. We value the positive impact they have had on our young children's lives and as two working parents, we understand how necessary reliable childcare is to meet our professional commitments. 

The Position
We are looking for 3 days / week childcare, 8:30-6:30pm (30 hours) starting mid May - end of August for two school aged children. We have applied to camps for our oldest so for 6 weeks so there could be about half the time where you are caring for one child. We can be flexible on days outside of Friday (where we already have childcare) but do request that once a schedule is set for between us we keep it consistent and honor the days/hours. We will have some flexibility on the start/stop date for the right candidate. 
There is an option to extend childcare into the school year but the hours would shift to 3 days / week from 2-6:30pm.

We are biased of course, but our kids are fun. Our 4yo is articulate, friendly, smart and charming. He loves playing with trucks and riding his bike. His 7yo brother adores legos and playing soccer. Our oldest is on the sensitive side, so he would benefit from someone who is patient and help him identify and regulate his emotions. Both boys are full of energy so this position would be ideal for someone who likes to be on the move. We would provide a car to use so you could do fun events outside the city this summer and drive to/from camp for our oldest.

We live within walking distance to Porter Square in Cambridge. 

Expectations for the position
Past experience working with children
Comfortable driving and hold a valid MA driver's license. You do need to have a car. 
Interested in planning fun outings or coordinating park playdates with our kids friends, we do have many museum passes.
Someone who is full of energy, enjoys school aged children and is patient
Good communicator - we know our kids are not perfect. We appreciate direct communication so we can support you 
Pay - commensurate with experience

If you think you'd be a good fit please email and we will set up a time to chat. We will provide references of people we've worked with in the past who can speak to the experience of working with our family and would ask you to also provide references.

Submitted: April 19th, 2024


Employer: Ayse A. 
Contact Information
Childcare/Babysitting Location Arlington

Job Description

We are looking for a date night sitter for the night of May 30 as well as at least one date before and other occasional dates. 

We have two daughters, 4 and 7. They enjoy playing together (Barbies, board games, etc), books, playing outside, and dance parties. 

We live in Arlington Center, right on the 80 bus and 3 minutes from the 87. Plenty of on street parking, or you can pull into our driveway. We can also offer a ride from the Tufts area and support a ride back. 

Please reach out over email. Thank you. 

Submitted: April 18th, 2024


Employer: Nadja Y. and Connor G. 
Contact Information; 973-876-8319
Childcare/Babysitting Location Winchester near Arlington heights (Dunster & Forest, 1 mile off Mass Ave) 

Job Description

Looking for an occasional date night sitter for our 8.5 month old son. 

Responsibilities Include: Bedtime routine (diaper change, PJs, story) & bottle, putting him to sleep, monitoring and light cleanup of bottle/baby meal. May also include some playtime and solid foods for dinner depending on start time. 

He is currently on a 7pm bedtime schedule so mostly would just be making sure he's asleep and safe, soothing if necessary and a diaper change. 

We'd like to have someone who could come for a few hours every couple weeks to start (possibly more often depending on how things work out). 

Submitted: April 17th, 2024


Employer: Bridget H. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Davis Square, Somerville

Job Description

Looking for childcare for our sweet three month old son in the mornings. Ideally, Monday-Thursday from 8-12pm but can be flexible.

Submitted: April 17th, 2024


Employer: Tallen S. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Cotting and Lyman in Medford 

Job Description

Seeking an ad hoc babysitter for two kiddos ages 2 and 3 from May through August. We are looking for childcare on Friday or Saturday evenings from 5-8 or 9, as needed throughout the summer for date nights. Responsibilities would include: playing with kids in the house and backyard, preparing, serving and cleaning up a simple dinner, and getting the kiddos ready for bed. $28/hour. Two references required. Preference for CPR certification. 

Submitted: April 16th, 2024


Employer: Allison P. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Charlestown

Job Description

I am looking for experienced sitter for the following schedule:
Monday - Thursday 3pm - 5pm (flexible on end time / some evenings if desired)
June 10 - June 27
August 5 - August 15 

The child is one 3.5 year old boy who loves playgrounds, scooting adventures and of course snacks. We live in an area of Charlestown with easy access to many playgrounds and fun activities. Pay is $25/hour. Parking is available if needed. Easily accessible to orange line, bus lines and 15 min. walk from green line. Please reach out if interested! 

Submitted: April 16th, 2024


Employer: Christopher C. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location College Ave between Powder House & Davis Square

Job Description

We are looking for regular or occasional afterschool or date night care for two creative, curious and energetic boys (4yo & 6yo). Must be comfortable with asthma and severe food allergies. Ideally looking for someone also available over the summer. Very easy walk from Tufts main campus or Davis Square Red Line. $25-$30/hr commensurate with experience. We are excited to hear from you!

Submitted: April 10th, 2024


Employer: Catherine R.  
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Childcare/Babysitting Location George and Winthrop in Medford (next to campus) 

Job Description

Looking for an afterschool sitter to pick up our daughter and a friend at the bus stop by Tufts campus at 2:45 and hang with them until around 5/5:30. Days of the week and hours can be flexible depending on your class schedule. Car is not required; we live in walking distance to two parks, Tufts campus and Medford Square. Possibility for summer hours and to continue next school year. 
The girls play super well together as they have known each other since they were toddlers! They love being outside, creating and putting on plays, and doing crafts. 
FYI: One home has a friendly, 10 yr old medium sized dog

Submitted: April 10th, 2024


Employer: Dana K. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location West Medford - Monument St & Arlington St.

Job Description

We (a family of four in Medford located within one mile of the Tufts campus) are looking for part-time help while one parent in our family is recovering from surgery (May 29 - June 12). We are interested in hiring a Tufts student to walk our 7-year-old son to his school in the morning (approximately 7:30 AM), and to walk him home from his afterschool program at the same school at about 5:30 PM. We would also like the childcare assistant to play with, supervise, and assist with both the 7-year-old and his older brother during the evening (5:30 PM - 8 PM). 

7-year-old is very playful and imaginative, and has high energy. Older child (12 years old) is on the ASD spectrum, highly intelligent and communicative but can have difficulty both sensing and understanding feelings (both their own and others). Both love playing games, music, and active play, and the 7-year-old enjoys drawing, art, and being read to.

Pay will be $25/hour (morning walk to school will be considered 30 minutes, so total hours/day will be 3). Applicants must have at least one childcare/babysitting reference. Must be LGBTQ+-friendly. 

Special consideration will be given to applicants that have a valid driver’s license, vehicle, and a clean driving record, and could potentially serve additionally as transportation to and from the younger child’s day camp during the remainder of the summer (June 24th - August 16th). Please send your resume, including contact info, to

Submitted: April 8th, 2024


Employer: Midori K. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location In between Arlington Center and Arlington Heights
Bus accessible#77 from Harvard or Porter Sq.

Job Description

Greetings ( Summer babysitting opportunity / Thursday PM ) 

We are looking for fun and reliable sitter for Thursdays between 3pm to 6 pm ( could be 5:30 pm if you prefer) We had a wonderful Tufts freshman for this position, but she will be away for summer. 

We have 4 year old girl ( potty trained) and a 2 year old boy. Either myself or my husband will be around the house working, so you won't be totally alone. They love pretend play, outdoor play ( park nearby) reading etc. We have two friendly indoor cats.

Please feel free to contact me if you are interested. Thank you, 

Submitted: April 5th, 2024


Employer: Cara F. 
Contact Information 704-222-9707;
Childcare/Babysitting Location Teele Ave and Curtis St, Somerville

Job Description

We have two kids, ages 8 (almost 9) and 5 (almost 6). We are looking for someone who can babysit in the evenings once a week or every other week. This would involve feeding the kids dinner (we will make sure dinner is ready in advance) and getting them ready for bed. 

Submitted: April 5th, 2024


Employer: Meredith E. 
Contact Information 978-387-5187;
Childcare/Babysitting Location Beverly, MA 

Job Description

I am looking for a babysitter for my twin 9 year old girls starting May 20th. From May to June, babysitting will be after school hours, from approximately 2-6, on Mondays and Wednesdays. For after June to August, we will need a sitter for Mondays 8:30-6 and Wednesdays 2-6. Pickups at school and at camp will be required. My girls are really fun, energetic, busy kids who are fun to talk to and have wild imaginations. They love cooking and art, and would love a babysitter who plans activities to keep them busy.

Submitted: April 4th, 2024


Employer: Rachel K. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Arlington Center, near Arlington Children's Center 

Job Description

We're looking for someone to help get our 2 and 5 yo get up and dressed and ready for school in the mornings, and to walk them to their respective schools. We have a double stroller and both schools are short walks from our house. We would be looking for someone to come from approximately 7-8:15 or so, either M-F (preferred) or Tues-Thurs. This position will be for the school year and the summer. Pay varies based on experience. Thanks!

Submitted: April 4th, 2024


Employer: Samantha R. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location West Medford

Job Description

Looking for a summer sitter (can start anytime between now and June).

Days: Wednesday and Friday
Times: 830 am to 430 pm (If you can't do these hours you're not a great fit)
Kiddos: 2 year old and 4 year old 
Activities: I plan lots of fun activities for the kids, and you'll have use of our car. Some downtime during naps in the afternoon. 
Rate: $30/hr

We love our Tufts friends. My husband is an alum. 

Submitted: April 3rd, 2024


Employer: Nassy M. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Union Square, Somerville

Job Description

We are looking for a weekly afternoon tutor to support our 6 year old with math, reading and other subjects of mutual interest. 

Time would be between 2:30-3:30 or 3:30-4:30pm weekdays, 1 or 2 days a week. 

Would be open to more days a week depending on schedules. Pay is between $25-30 depending on experience.

Submitted: April 1st, 2024


Employer: Adam C. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Watertown MA 

Job Description

Family looking for a native Mandarin speaker to babysit our joyful three-year-old toddler on occasional weekday mornings, with possibility of becoming weekly or bi-weekly. 

Responsibilities include: playing together in Mandarin, reading children's books written in Chinese characters, and singing songs and nursery rhymes in Mandarin. Parents might also be at home working for some part of the morning. 

Preference for a graduate student, and even better, but not necessary, if have an interest in early childhood education. Must have full vaccination and booster series for COVID-19. Looking for serious inquiries with available references. Compensation is $20/hour. Located in Watertown.

Submitted: April 1st, 2024


Employer: Sophie R.
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Medford near Goldilox Bagels/Whole Foods

Job Description

Looking for a responsible, warm babysitter comfortable with car seat safety/driving to use our car to pick our 6 year old son up at his elementary school in Medford Friday afternoons, and drive him to a martial arts class in Davis square, for April, May and part of June. You would need to pick our car up at 2:45pm (near Whole Foods), pick him up around 3, and then drive him home again around 4:30/4:45, so 2 hours of work weekly. 

We also would be interested in occasional Saturday morning babysitting (9am to 12pm) for our two boys (3 and 6), or for evening hours. 

Please send an email with your experience with this age group in particular.

Submitted: March 29th, 2024


Employer: Melissa R. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Magoun Square, Somerville

Job Description

Hi! Looking to find reliable, occasional babysitters for evenings (usually Saturdays). Would be ad-hoc, but also open to something more consistent depending on the fit. 

We live in Magoun Square and have a 15-month-old son. He loves books, cars, and exploring everything!

Pay would be $25-30/hour, depending on experience. Close to green line and parking pass available. Responsibilities would include serving/cleaning up dinner, getting ready for bed, and putting him down. 

Please email if this is of interest. Looking for serious inquiries with available references. Thanks for reaching out!

Submitted: March 22nd, 2024


Employer: Haley O. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Huron Village, Cambridge

Job Description

We are a family in West Cambridge looking for a regular babysitter for our sweet and smiley 5 month old daughter. 

- 8 regularly scheduled hours during the week (either one full day or two half days between 9am-5pm M-F) 
- Occasional weekend/nighttime babysitting

- Huron Village in Cambridge 
- No car needed but off-street parking is available
- Short walk to several MBTA bus stops

- Take baby on stroller walks (we live in a very walkable neighborhood nearby Fresh Pond)
- Engage baby in age appropriate play
- Feed bottles and solid foods, once introduced
- Change diapers
- Put baby down for naps

- CPR certified
- Experience with infants
- Can provide at least 2 references
- Comfortable around dogs (we have a large, friendly black lab)

- $25+/hr

Submitted: March 17th, 2024


Employer: Samantha R. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location West Medford

Job Description

I need help for 2 children ages 2 and 4 on Friday, March 15. Would love to make a local connection as a date night sitter!

We'd be looking for coverage from 830am to 430 pm but can work with your schedule so please reach out!

Submitted: March 13th, 2024


Employer: Caitlin P. 
Contact Information 646-400-2528;
Childcare/Babysitting Location East Arlington, MA - Broadway and Cleveland Streets

Job Description

Compensation: $25-$30 depending on experience
Schedule: Monday-Friday: 2pm-5pm; may sometimes need more time on either end, but core is M-F 2-5. 
We are looking for a part time after school caregiver for our son. He is a curious, joyful, and silly little guy. We're looking for someone who enjoys playing, reading books, and having fun for our kid to spend time with after school. Must be able to pick him up in own car (must have valid drivers license and clean driving record) and transport him to activities after school -- two regular appointments on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, otherwise to area libraries or playgrounds to enjoy time together until 5pm drop off at home. We will reimburse you for mileage at IRS rate. If it's a good fit, this can continue into the summer or possibly fall. 

Looking forward to connecting 🙂

Submitted: March 13th, 2024


Employer: Meera A. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Arlington 

Job Description

We are looking for childcare support for occasional needs (for instance 1-2 weekend days a month, evenings, specific weekdays as needed). We do have an upcoming need on 4/11 (flexible with times). 

We are a family of 3 with an almost 2 year-old daughter. Our daughter loves to read, talk, dance, and outdoor play. Responsibilities include supervising play (indoors and outdoors in our fenced in back yard), providing snacks and means (pre-prepared), and light cleaning up after our toddler. 

Rates between $25-30 dependent upon experience. We do also have two friendly golden retrievers who will be around but there are no responsibilities for their care. 

Submitted: March 12th, 2024


Employer: Ariel W. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Arlington Heights 

Job Description

Looking for one-time early-morning help for Monday April 22 from 5am to 8:30am in Arlington Heights. Need a responsible adult to supervise kids (9 and 6) getting up at 6:45, getting dressed, eating breakfast, and walking to school at 7:30. $25/hr. Would be great to have an afternoon/evening session prior to meet the kids, and definitely open for an ongoing occasional evening sitter.

Submitted: March 9th, 2024


Employer: Cindy C. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Medford, Central area, north of Medford square

Job Description

Looking for an experienced, caring and nurturing babysitter to play with, read to and occasionally go to the playground and library (within walking distance) with my daughter. Occasionally supervising meal/snack times. Food would be prepared ahead of time. 
We have a bright, energetic and fun 2 ½ year old daughter. We also have a 30 lb, 4 year old dog that is a love and energetic-you would be required to have experience and be comfortable around dogs. No responsibilities for the dog. 
Looking for 4 hours on Mondays, weekly from either 9-1p or 1-5p. Can be flexible with day of the week and slightly flexible with the time. Occasional Saturdays from 5-7/8pm for date nights. To start 4/2024 through the summer at least. Professional references required. 

Submitted: March 9th, 2024


Employer: Molly H. 
Contact Information; 4152353054
Childcare/Babysitting Location Ball Square: Boston Ave & Broadway, Somerville

Job Description

Early morning childcare needed for toddler in Ball Square, Somerville.

We are a family of three looking for a kind, responsible nanny to help play with our toddler and feed him breakfast while mom gets ready for work or heads to the office early. We’re looking for early morning help 2-3x a week during the school year on M/(W)/Fr Ideal hours are 6:30 to 8 am but could consider 7-8am.

Dad (music teacher) leaves early for work, and Mom (mechanical engineer) would sometimes be home prepping for work, sometimes out of the house. Full time nanny arrives at 8am. Being detail oriented is critical, as our son has medical complications which means his mealtimes like breakfast need to be closely monitored. Rate is between $28-$32/hour based on experience. Options to expand to other babysitting opportunities in the evenings also. Benefits include: guaranteed hours and no work on Tufts holidays.

Submitted: March 7th, 2024


Employer: Beth B. 
Contact Information; 617-429-9624
Childcare/Babysitting Location East Arlington and Watertown

Job Description

Driver and/or babysitter with a car (and safe driving record) to do school pickups in Watertown, and drive back to our house in E Arlington Gig could be driving only, or it could include a couple hours of babysitting/household help after school if more hours are desired, up to 10 to 15 hours/week. Generally 3:30 pickup and, if babysitting, would extend until 6:30 with some variation. We have some flexibility in exact hours and days. Kids are 10 and 13. 

Household support could include folding laundry and meal prep. If applicant would like less hours, job could be limited to driving.

Salary - $25 to $30/hour depending on role and experience.

Submitted: March 6th, 2024


Employer: Kristen R. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Medford, near the Medford Public Library

Job Description

We are looking for a sitter to pick up our 8 year old at from his bus stop at 3:05 pm and walk him to his afterschool program. It is a .4 mile walk, and takes about 10 minutes. 

The bus comes between 3:05-3:15pm, so you should be done by 3:30pm at the latest.

Days: Monday through Thursday (some variations in schedule due to school calendar)

Duration: Through the end of the school year (June 20)

Pay: $15 per pick up day

NOTE: If you are able to do a few days per week, please reach out, we can likely make that work! 

Submitted: March 6th, 2024


Employer: Jennifer G. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location 3 Church St. Cambridge, MA 0138

Job Description

We are looking for an assistant teacher or person who loves children to work on Sunday mornings from approximately 8:45-12:45 at our Religious Education program at the First Parish Church in Cambridge Unitarian Universalist. Responsibilities will include supporting the teacher, giving individualized attention to children and reading books as needed, and helping with snack and clean up, We're located in the heart of Harvard Square near the subway and bus. The job will run until June with the possibility to extending through the 24-25 school year. The pay is $25.00 per hour. 

Please send a letter of interest and resume to:

Submitted: March 5th, 2024


Employer: Marina B. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Winter Hill - Somerville

Job Description

Hi! we are an Italian family of 4 looking for some part-time help with our twin daughters (1.5yo). We already have a full-time nanny but we need some extra help until August 2024 with the possibility of an extension until the end of 2024. Details:

· schedule: 3-6 pm on Tuesday & Thursday + 9am-12pm & 9am-5pm on Saturday (alternate schedule). Optional additional days when full-time- nanny is out.

· pay: $20-30/hr, depending on experience. Note that during the weekdays, our nanny will be around and overlapping until 5pm)

· benefits: guaranteed hours. Federal days off or option to work full time. Sick days follow standard Massachusetts recommendations:,for%20every%2030%20hours%20worked.

· duties: care for our twins in Somerville, when our nanny is around, it would be great to get some help with other light chores (e.g., grocery pickup, dry cleaner pickup/dropoff, packages/mail pickup, throw away trash).

. requirements: Non smoker- must speak basic level of English with parents in order to communicate, but we would love if they can speak Spanish with the girls (they completely understand Spanish).

Email me if interested, looking for someone to start asap.



Submitted: March 5th, 2024


Employer: Claire V. 
Contact Information or 617-596-5701
Childcare/Babysitting Location Teele Square, Somerville

Job Description

We are looking for a responsible babysitter for 1/month or less Saturday night (6pm-11pm) babysitting for a 7 y.o. girl and 3 y.o. boy. Tasks include supervising dinner (not preparation or clean-up), getting kids ready for bed (teeth brushing, pjs and book reading), and putting kids to bed cerca 8 pm. 

Submitted: March 4th, 2024


Employer: Vivian N. 
Contact Information 3194001931;
Childcare/Babysitting Location South Medford (by Magoun and Ball Squares)

Job Description

Hi, we’re looking for someone to babysit our 1 year old between 4 and 5:30 pm every day (or at least four days a week). Daycare pickup (Somerville) in your own vehicle will be preferred (car seat provided by us and the drive compensated accordingly) but not required. 

We have a dog and a cat at home, both very friendly, but can keep them in a separate room upon request. 

Our 1 year old is super outgoing and fun to hang out with! He loves cars and all things that go. We encourage outdoor play weather permitting or indoor time if that’s your preference. 

We pay cash or via Venmo/Zelle at a previously agreed upon cadence and provide snacks and beverages during your time with the little one. 

Submitted: March 3rd, 2024


Employer: Jacqueline C. 
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Childcare/Babysitting Location Union St. in Watertown

Job Description

Looking for part-time help approximately 3 days per week in the afternoons. Mom works from home full time while taking care of 3 month old baby boy. Ideal sitter would handle play, diaper changes, and putting baby down for naps during this time so mom can work. While baby is napping, we’d love someone who is comfortable with some light housework: tidying nursery, starting laundry and doing dishes while watching the baby monitor. Rates negotiable. Flexible dates/times.

Submitted: March 3rd, 2024