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 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 $$.

Babysitting Position (North Cambridge)

We have a 3 year old and a 1 year old whose daycare lets out early on Fridays. We’re looking for someone to pick them up, walk them ten minutes to our house, and then play with them until we’re back from work (about 4pm-7pm). Think snacks, park, toys. We’re in North Cambridge, near Raymond Park.

Fridays would be the main focus, but we’d also looking for some date night and after work coverage as needed.

Pay: $25-28, depending on qualifications.

To get the ball rolling, contact me, Carmel, at cshachar@gmail.com.

After School Sitter Needed (Melrose)

We are looking for after school care for our 9 year-old daughter Monday-Friday from 2:15-4:30/5:00, to start as soon as possible.

Responsibilities will include:

  • daily pick-ups from the elementary school in our Melrose neighborhood starting at 2:15
  • drop off to dance class 1x week
  • help with occasional homework, games/crafts, etc.

Must be COVID vaccinated and have a reliable car. 

Start date: as soon as possible

Location: Melrose

Contact: Reach out toMarissa: marissamclark@gmail.com or 617-817-2412

Babysitter Needed (Roslindale)

We have two children and live in Roslindale near Cummins Highway and are close to buses and Forest Hills. I am looking for care for my youngest (she’s 3 in December) for Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays starting at 2pm and staying until 5pm.

We are flexible to add some hours if needed and pay $20/hr for babysitting. Happy to have a discussion about pay and what people feel they need to make it worthwhile.

Please email alissa.kortendick@gmail.com or call (262-498-2557). Totally fine to text or email first to set up a phone conversation or in-person meeting.

After-School Sitter Needed (Medford)

We’re looking for a regular after-school sitter for 3 kids, ages 6, 7, and 8. We’re flexible on days/times, but hours needed would be 3PM-5PM on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays, and 2PM-5PM on Wednesdays. Currently during this time our kids watch TV and binge-eat snacks while we work from home, so any activities or entertainment you can provide — indoor or outdoor — beyond that would be wonderful!

Our only requirements are: you must be COVID-vaccinated and provide your own transportation to/from our home in Medford. Pay would be $20/hour, but that is negotiable depending on experience.

Please reach out if you’re interested: julie.bogart@gmail.com or 617-721-4040. 

Fun and Caring Babysitter Needed (Arlington)

We are looking for a fun, caring and energetic afternoon babysitter. We live in Arlington, MA, about a mile from Arlington center. Days and hours are flexible. Occasional evening hours if willing. 

We have 3 boys, ages 11, 9 and 4. The older two are mostly self-sufficient so mainly looking for someone to play with our fun and sweet four year old. 

Competitive pay. Car or public transportation necessary.

Please contact Allison Drumma at 781-710-5184 if interested. 

Nanny/Babysitter Position (Cambridge, MA)

We are searching for an afternoon nanny/ babysitter (thinking this would be a perfect student job!) to pick up our 2 boys (soon to be 7 and 5) from preschool and school respectively. Their schools are both located in the heart of Cambridge and 15 min walk apart. We are looking for this job to start at the end of September / first part of October and would be interested in someone that can take on a job like this for the school year (full academic year).

Hours : 2.30-5.30 pm 3-5 days a week with some possible flexibility for being available for full days (school closures) or ‘early release’ days based on school calendar. In general we have some flexibility for more or less hours but would like someone who can provide consistency in scheduling.

Pay: $25/hour – mostly we would need around 15 hours weekly (5 days of 3 hours) but there would be the possibility to add on hours. 2 sick days and 5 vacation days included for a full school year contract.

Responsibilities: pick up from school, bring boys for afternoon activities (eg swimming or piano lessons), to nearby park for outdoor plate or bring directly home for afternoon (home activities: reading, puzzles, drawing). Afternoon schedule depending on weather etc.

Interested applicants should contact Camilla Christensen Ross at clcross20@gmail.com.


Babysitter Position (Medford)

Tufts alum seeking babysitter(s) for our sweet and energetic 15 month old daughter. We live in Medford (1.8 miles from Tufts main campus) and have parking available at our home. The hours and number of days per week can be very flexible- ideal for a student with a non-traditional schedule. 

Essentially looking for someone to help 1-3x a week to allow parents to run errands/complete chores with the potential for occasional evening/weekend hours to allow us to go out for a date. We are looking for a non-smoking individual who has previous experience with children and who is up to date on vaccines including  COVID vaccinated/boosted. Our family is COVID vaccinated and boosted including our 15 month old. 


Pay based on experience- $22-25/hour.
For interest and more info, please email us at ALDGlickman@gmail.com