We have 2 boys and 1 girl from time to time that alternate schedule. The girl is 5 and is our granddaughter . There is sometimes only one child to tend to .. simple schedule of things to have the children engaged in. Simple meals and light cleanup is required . Must be a patient person and flexible on leave time ... typically someone is home by 5 p.m. But sometimes it's 530 p.m. Our ideal caregiver: Can cook generally , keep a schedule , can clean up dishes and after the kids. Additional needs include having a reliable car and being comfortable with pets.