We have a small dog and a cat. My 5-year-old daughter will be starting kindergarten in the fall. My 3-year-old son will need the most care. He loves to climb everything jump off of items and "walk in the house" just isnt in his vocabulary. . Our ideal caregiver: Reliability is the biggest trait we are looking for. Then of course caring and energetic are definitely helpful traits. . Additional needs include light housekeeping, being comfortable with pets, having a reliable car. We could use help with homework or curriculum assistance.