Posted 11 months ago by a parent
We are looking for an after-school sitter for our twins who will be 5 and starting Kindergarten. The regular hours will be 2:30-6:30pm, Monday-Friday. Ideally, we would love to have someone who is able to accommodate full days when school is not in session and possibly can cover for sick days as well as some flexibility for later nights when needed (work functions, etc.). The person would be responsible for picking the kids up from school, creating fun play opportunities with them (including art, imaginative play, music, playground, etc.), helping with a small amount of homework, preparing meals (their dinner, lunch for the next day), light housework (kids dishes, cleaning up toys, etc.), arranging play dates afterschool, and potential afterschool activities. We are looking for someone who is dependable and punctual, has experience with young children and twins (or two young children), is familiar with Park Slope, believes in Positive Discipline philosophies, and can be a true partner with our family. Our family will be adjusting to a new school, the twins first separation, and a parent’s return to work, so there will be emotional adjustment needs. We want to find someone who is ready to make a commitment to this arrangement for at least this school year if not longer to help create stability for our children. We do have a cat, Larry, who is very friendly. We would like this person to be able to come for a couple of “test runs/getting to know you” sessions prior to school starting and begin the position officially on Friday, 9/8.