For many families, a live-in au pair from another country can be a wonderful childcare option (we know from experience how great it can be!) Au pairs often bring lots of energy and enthusiasm to the job. They tend to responsible, offer exposure to another culture, and are a cost-efficient way to tackle childcare needs.
Of course, there are trade-offs to hosting an au pair for the year, and the obvious one is that you share your home with someone else. You may also find yourself dealing with homesickness, curfews, and shared car hassles. Some families may not need the full amount of hours each week, and so the costs start to outweigh the benefits.
For those who like the idea of an au pair but hesitate to make the commitment, finding a college babysitter through QuadJobs is a perfect solution. QuadJobs babysitters are energetic, fun, responsible, and flexible. You can post for a college babysitter who matches the specific interests of your children: for example, a college athlete is perfect for kids who love to play lacrosse or soccer in the backyard. You can find a babysitter with the qualifications that are important to you, such as a Red Cross lifeguarding certification (great if you have a pool) or CPR-training.
Best of all, you can find a terrific college babysitter who is available when you need the help, without needing to find space for someone to live in your home. Post today and start meeting the great college students looking for work in your community.
QuadJobs is an online platform connecting college and graduate students to local jobs. From Saturday night babysitting to moving a couch to helping a local business during a busy time, students find flexible jobs that fit into whatever free time they have. By streamlining the employment connection between campus and community, QuadJobs unlocks jobs particularly well-suited for students’ busy, often changing schedules. The platform tracks every job a student takes and gathers performance reviews. Small jobs matter—they help a student network, earn income, and build a track record of work experience. Local employers can hire with efficiency and confidence.