[Parentsgroup-list] childcare

Kimberly Bertrand kbertran at hsph.harvard.edu
Tue Nov 9 12:36:11 EST 2010

I've successfully hired college students to babysit my 18-month old using
sittercity.com and the BU student jobs board.  College students often have a
lot of babysitting experience, including CPR/first aid certifications, and a
part-time gig could fit in nicely with their class schedule.  I know Lesley
College has an early childhood development program and they also have a
childcare job board.  You might have good luck there.  Or maybe a Harvard
undergrad?  I don't know how to advertise for Harvard students.  My
college-aged babysitters have met all these qualifications, with the
exception of speaking Farsi.  Oh, and I guess they haven't quite completed

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> Date: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 13:50:17 -0500
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> I am wondering if anyone has recommendations for a baby sitter or a home
> day care that is flexible and open to 6 hours of care a week.   I am looking
> for a care provider for our 16 month old daughter for 3 hours, 2 days a
> week, from 2:30 -5:30pm.
> What are we looking for:
>  We need someone who is experienced and comfortable with taking care of a
> toddler.   Our ideal match is a care provider who has a sincere love of
> children, is energetic and active, who will take our daughter out to the
> library, playgrounds, and play dates and provide opportunities for her to
> socialize with other toddlers.   While at home, we would like her to use
> books, crafts, music and other activities to engage our daughter.  We are
> new to the area, so someone familiar with activities for kids in Cambridge
> would be great.  We would like the person to come to our home.
> Additional qualification:
> ? Caring, responsible, energetic and creative
> ? reliable and punctual
> ? Health conscious, non-smoker
> ? Certified in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid (we may be able to assist
> with the cost of certification if needed)
> ? Definite plus is to have someone who has knowledge the developmental
> stages of children of this age.
> ? College Education or equivalent in life experiences
> ? Ability to speak Farsi is a big plus as we are a bi-lingual, and
> bi-cultural  family, but not a requirement.
> ? References required
> We are open to nanny share or a mom who has a little one close to our
> daughter's age and is looking to take care of another; however, first and
> foremost, we wish to find someone who is a good fit for our family.
>  If you have any suggestions and/or interested, please contact me at
> mahtab9 at aol.com
> thanks in advance
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