Weekly Babysitter (North Cambridge)

My family is looking for a regular weekly babysitter for our active, sunny, inquisitive 5 year-old. Job duties include meeting child at the bus, taking him on outings (paid for by us, if admission fees are required) to parks, libraries, museums, etc, ensuring he gets active outdoor playtime, and feeding a snack (prepared by us). If desired, extra hours can be added for light housekeeping (folding laundry, tidying the playroom, etc).

During babysitting hours, one parent works from home and will be in the house, and our teenage foster child may come and go at irregular intervals. No pets in the house.

Required hours are Wednesdays 2-6pm. Can also offer additional hours M,T,R,F from 4-6; or extra hours for housekeeping at mutually convenient times.

Benefits include: Guaranteed hours and paid vacation (amount to be determined based on agreed upon weekly schedule).

Requirements: non-smoker, willing to submit to a CORI check, up-to-date with CDC recommended vaccines (including COVID vaccine). 

Wage: $25/hour

Email Benazeer Noorani at benazeer@gmail.com or text message 617-501-4917 

Babysitting (near Tufts)

We are looking for an occasional babysitter to assist with afternoon pick up of our 6-year-old daughter from West Somerville Neighborhood School (177 Powder House Boulevard).  We live one block from campus, so the school is a short walk, and transportation is not required.  We would love to find someone who likes to play games, read books, build with Legos and is ok with our friendly cat.

Location: Teele Ave., Somerville

Time(s):  Varying days, 5:30pm – 7pm

Responsibilities:

  1. Pick up from school and walk back home (a 5 minute walk). No car needed.
  2. Play/read and have fun 
  3. Offer kid a prepared meal 

Pay – $22 per hour. Pease reach out to Roberta at robertafortuferretti@gmail.com

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.


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

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 $$.

Seeking School Psychology Students for Childcare (Arlington)

I am a practicing School Psychologist in Sudbury Public Schools, and have two little boys (age 7 and 2) of my own at home.  I am seeking occasional childcare (nights/weekends) at my home in Arlington!  We also have a very friendly dog who loves snuggles 🙂

Vaccine required

Pay Rate: $25/hour

Interested candidates should contact Lauren Ross at 207-831-5671 (text preferred).

Afternoon Babysitter (Medford)

Job Description: We are looking for a reliable, part time caregiver for our two sweet girls, ages 4 and 1.5, on Thursday afternoons while we work from home.  We live near the Medford Public Library.

Hours: Weekly on Thursdays, 1-5pm. As of now, our youngest typically naps 1-3pm.

Location: Medford Square, right next to the library

Responsibilities: Engage and supervise play time, coordinate outings like playground and the library, prepare snacks.

Start Date: ASAP

Pay: $23/ hour

Contact: Katie at kathleen.dechants@gmail.com