$16 – 23/hr
Seeking a babysitter near Seattle for 2 children. Hoping you can start immediately! Comfortable With Pets: We have a small dog named Salish who will be your best friend if you feed her and bring her along on walks with the kids. :) We can also crate her if necessary. Light Housekeeping: Guiding the kids with cleaning up their room, clearing the counters after a meal, switching the laundry, light tidying of any big messes that occur during the day (within reason! the priority is being able to focus on the kids). Pick-up or Drop-off: Not necessary but if you want to take them on an outing, they love exploring! We also have a cargo bike if you are an experienced and confident bicyclist. The kids have their own bikes but aren't very safe on the road yet - yikes. Has Own Car: Bus or car is fine! Homework help: Our son will be doing remote summer learning - he will need help signing into video chat online and some guidance with completing school work. He will have his own device for this. Schedule Details: Dates for care will be based off of Dad's schedule, which we get about a month in advance and can share via scheduling Calendar. We may also need some evening care but not frequently.
Our schedule will definitely change when school starts - if we find the right fit we would love to continue through the school year. About the child(ren): Our kids are silly and energetic, they love to create/dance and once they get engaged with their play it could be several hours before they stop. L is 7 and O will be 6 in September. They're frenemies but love being together! Mom has taught preschool for over a decade and now works as a program director. Dad is a nurse. We aren't very uptight/picky people, we have pretty reasonable standards for behavior, noise, and tidiness. Basically, we aren't shocked when the kids make a mess (or act like kids). Behavioral expectations: all emotions are natural/normal, but everyone needs to be kept safe - people are more important than stuff or being 'right'.
Our biggest request is that you would be a great communicator and be on time, as well as being a consistent/firm but kind adult for our kids.
We don't have a set schedule for the summer yet, but meals are timed about 2-3 hours apart. Priority is that our kids get to play and go outside. Recreational screen time starts at 3 p.m. -IF- they have completed their daily tasks. We could use help with homework or curriculum assistance.