Babysitting Opportunity (Somerville)

Hello!  We are looking for someone to assist with morning drop off for our 4 year old son to West Somerville Neighborhood School (177 Powder House Boulevard, 2 blocks away from campus) 1 – 2 days per week.  We are flexible on the days but Tuesday and Thursday are preferred.  We live on Electric Avenue so the school is a short walk.  We are looking for someone to come to our house at 7:30am, finish breakfast, play, etc. with our son and then walk to school to arrive around 8:20am.  Also interested in the occasional Fri/Sat night or weekday evening babysitting.  

Location: Electric Ave., Somerville

Time(s): Tuesday and Thursday, 7:30am – 8:30am

Interested candidates should contact Sara Wartella at sara.wartella@gmail.com or call 617-620-0474.


Part-Time Nanny/Babysitter (Medford)

Job Description: Hi there! We’re a Tufts Fletcher family living on campus through Summer 2023. We’re looking for weekday afternoon help with picking up our 6 year old from kindergarten at West Somerville Neighborhood School (by walking, three blocks away) on most days at 2:25 pm, bringing her home, helping with snacks, and keeping her occupied while mom works remotely from home and dad is at Fletcher. The job potentially would include driving (no more than 15-20 min each way) our child to afternoon sports/activities and then back to home afterward. We will provide a car with a car seat installed. We also have a 4 year old who needs to be picked up around 5:15 pm from daycare, by walking, two blocks away (by this time mom will probably be done work so you wouldn’t always have to lug both kids). We may be interested in having you work additional hours if you’re interested/available, such as on school days off, when the 6 year old has early dismissal on occasional Wednesdays (school dismissal noon), or an occasional evening babysitting session, but we can discuss those needs later. We are also open to two caregivers splitting the duties throughout the week–ideally, two individuals who already know each other so it is easier to coordinate/back each other up. Again, we’re only here for the current academic year (possibly to June/July). If you’re potentially interested, but not sure of all the details, please feel free to reach out to us so we can discuss!

Potential Start Date:  Late November or early December 2022 (to be finalized with you)

Work Days/Hours: Monday to Friday, 2:15pm – 5:45pm daily (approximately).  Other hours on an ad-hoc / mutually agreed basis.

Compensation:  $25 per hour (or potentially more with significant experience/qualifications).  Bonus for fluent Mandarin Chinese and/or Korean speakers if you use it with our children.

Location: Sawyer Ave, Medford (on Tufts campus)

Requirements: 

  • Full vaccination and booster series for COVID-19
  • Prior experience caring for young children (with references as appropriate)
  • Clean driving history, valid driver’s license for use in Massachusetts
  • Pass an online background check (we will pay for it)
  • We especially welcome Tufts students (both undergraduate and graduate) to reach out to us if interested!

Employer: Patricia and David Muehlke
Contact Information: pm.in.bangkok@gmail.comdm.in.bangkok@gmail.com
Childcare/Babysitting Location: Medford, MA

Babysitting in Somerville

Description: Our family is here for a sabbatical, my husband and I are both academics. We are looking for an after-school babysitter for our two children (ages 8 and 5). The kids are gregarious, fluent English speakers, get along really well and easy to entertain. Their babysitters tend to really fall for them and we are still in touch with them.

Location: Banks St., Somerville MA

Time(s): Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (preferred) from 2:15p-5:15p.

Hours per week: 6-9

Responsibilities: 

  1. Pick up from school and walk back home (a 10 minute walk). No car needed.
  2.  Offer kids a prepared snack. 
  3.  Supervise homework, if they have any. 
  4. Play and have fun

Pay: $25/hr

Contact: Noa Shein:shein.noa@gmail.com  or text (857)-8299981

Babysitting Opportunity (Somerville)

We are seeking an after school caregiver for our third grader in Somerville ( We live off Broadway in Winter Hill).  We need someone on M/W/F 2:30- 5:30 with occasional Wednesdays from 12:00 – 5:00 due to half days.  It could involve an occasional pick up of my sixth grade daughter in town after sports as needed during those hours. If you need more hours we could include a weekend night out too.

We will guarantee hours for you and you will have all holidays off.

This job is about picking my son up safely from school and giving opportunities to have fun with friends or activities while we work.  I can connect you to previous caregivers so you can learn about us as a family too.

This person will have a car.  Responsibilities include: driving, taking son to play dates and scheduled activities, hosting and supervising play dates, overseeing homework.  You must be reliable, responsible and connect me to references that validate your good judgement.  Additionally you must be Covid-19 vaccinated and a non-smoker.   I am willing to give a travel stipend of $10 per week on top of the $25 per hour wage.  My kids have had babysitters their whole life and are used to respecting a caregiver beside their parent.  There is no housework, rather you will be encouraging him to do the chores in the house.

If interested, please contact Kerry.j.robert@gmail.com or text 857-523-5894

Part-Time Nanny Position (Cambridge)

We are seeking a part-time Nanny who can pick up our daughter (will be 2.9 years old) from a Cambridge pre-school and organize some after school activities. License and safe-driving record required. You can use your car or ours.

After working with a full-time nanny for 2+ years, we are looking for someone to care for our sweet and caring daughter. Hours: 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM. School is a 9-minute drive (or 23 minute walk on nice days) from our house (Somerville.)

Expectations are for afternoons only M-F, 3.5 hours a day. 

  • Pick her up afterschool and take back to our home.
  • Transporting and attending toddler activity meet-ups
  • Unload lunchbox and help make her lunches for the week.
  • There is a whole floor, bathroom, and shared outdoor space available for the caretaker.
  • Fold and put away her laundry 1x a week

Compensation: $23-25/hour + holiday bonus. 

For more information, please contact: jamie.sands@gmail.com or call or text: 786-877-8199

After-School Assistance Needed (Randolph)

We are a Randolph ( South shore)  based family with  3.5  year old son and a 1 year old son. I am an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine. We are looking for someone to help us out after school to keep our 3. 5 year old son engaged when he gets in from pre-school ( 2-3 days a week  from 3-6pm ) 

Any candidates interested in this position should have the ability to drive (car seats will be provided), and full vaccination and booster series for COVID-19.

Start date: October 2022 Days/times needed: 3-6pm 2-3x a week  M-F

Pay: negotiable based on experience; raised after the first 90days (introductory period)

Interested candidates should contact Ndidiamaka at 609-672-9086 (text) or at namutah@gmail.com.

Note: We are open to 1-2 individuals as we know these hours may be difficult for your studies 

Babysitting Opportunity (near Tufts)

We are looking for a babysitter for occasional date nights and coordinating kid coverage. We live one block from campus and have two girls (5 yrs. and 3yrs). They love being outside and exploring campus. We would love to have someone who likes to play games, make art, read books, is ok throwing together a box of mac & cheese or pasta, and is flexible.

If interested, please reach out to Annie at annehwoods@gmail.com.

Pay – $23 per hour

Babysitting Opportunity (Medford)

We are looking for an after-school sitter for our 2 kids (6 and 9) on Thursday’s and Friday’s from 2:45 – 6:15 PM (5:45 PM on Friday’s) in Medford (George Street – just behind the Tufts Athletic Facility).

Basic requirements are meeting kids at bus stop, getting them snacks and assisting with any homework (which isn’t typically more than 10 minutes). The most important thing is to have fun and play as much as possible. A car is required as there are some after school activities we would need you to drop them off at.

If interested. please contact Jordan Mangan by email at mcknightjordan@hotmail.com or by phone at 617-797-6309. Pay is $20 an hour plus gas $$.

After school sitter (Arlington)

Hello!  We are looking for after school care and occasional evening care for our eleven-year-old daughter. She is becoming more self-sufficient but we would be looking for someone to ensure she gets home safely (walking from bus), provide transportation as needed and provide some homework assistance/support.

Most likely day would be Mondays and/or Thursdays 3:30-6:30 and some occasional weekend evenings. 

Pay is $25 per hour and we are located in Arlington. We have a cuddly Cavalier King Charles Spaniel that would also love to provide snuggles.

Please contact Amy at 617-909-4160 (text) or am.farrell@northeastern.edu.