Whether you’re balancing a busy work and home life, or just overdue for a date night, having a babysitter you trust and your kids adore is key! After speaking with many of the families who turn to QuadJobs for their childcare needs, we’ve come to a few conclusions about what makes our college babysitters so popular. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you consider your own choices:
- College students are affordable babysitters. Families report that when they use QuadJobs, they can save money on their childcare costs. For starters, they don’t need to “promise a certain number of working hours” or pay top market dollar to get a warm and trustworthy babysitter. Post for the hours you need, and you’ll find great applicants who also value being able to work when it fits into their schedule. If only keeping a budget was always this easy!
- College students offer greater flexibility. Having a particularly busy season and need more help than usual? It’s possible to hire a college babysitter for a specific period of time. You don’t need to make a longterm commitment.
- College babysitters are fun. Let’s face it, the average 20-year-old college student has way more energy than the average parent! This translates into memorably happy times for your kids as they have impromptu dance parties, play tag, ride bikes, or spend happy hours playing dress up with their favorite college babysitter. We hear it again and again: QuadJobs babysitters are FUN!
- College babysitters can be tailored to your family. Have a kid who loves to sew and do craft projects? A lacrosse player who would love to practice his skills in the backyard? A child who could use a study buddy and some academic support? By hiring a college student, you can find a babysitter who synchs with what your family really needs and wants.
- College babysitters are responsible. Of course, we can’t neglect to mention how much QuadJobs families value the references they immediately see when a student applies to their post. Since every job on QuadJobs is tracked, along with performance reviews from past employers, this digitized word-of-mouth makes hiring fast and easy.
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.