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My husband and I live in Maplewood, N.J., with two sons, 4 and 6 years old. I'm a freelance journalist now but may be going back to work two or three days a week. The boys are your regular, active boys. They love playing outside more than anything but also love building Legos, reading, coloring, using their imaginations to come up with games, etc. I'm freelance from home right now but may be going back to work three days a week; one day would be from home and two days would be in New York City. So the two days I'm in the city the hours would be about 8:30 to 6; the day I'm home would be 9 to 5 or 10 to 6. Once the school year starts, the hours would switch to picking up one son at 1pm, another at 3:15pm and watching them until 6pm.
We are recent South Orange residents with two children, ages 4 and 20 months old, that love to dance, cuddle and have fun.
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We are a fun, quirky family of four with three cats and two fish. We love exploring the world through art, reading and playing outside. Our son is 4 and our daughter is 7. Dad works in the city and Mom has an office in the house. We are primarily looking for someone to care for our son - pick him up from his preschool in South Orange, drive him home to Maplewood or to other activities, and play, play, play.
I am seeking a 2017-2018 after school sitter starting September 5th for two children: a boy, 10, going into 5th grade and a girl, 8, going into 3rd grade. The provider would be responsible for taking them to practices as needed or preparing them for their carpools (they both play travel soccer), assisting them with and ensuring their homework is done, ensuring the house is as it was left that morning, and some meal prep. I pay on a weekly basis and there are opportunities for more hours, overnights, etc.
We are very close and a laid back crew. Ultimately, I want someone fun and who loves kids (they want to be with kids, not just a pay check) but also responsible to ensure the kids activities and homework are done and run smoothly and whom I can trust. This person is a lifeline and an important piece to making sure the kids are cared for, healthy, and not missing a beat of these exciting years.
My oldest two are boys with afterschool and evening sports, a daily dogwalking gig, and a serious video game addiction. My ideal sitter builds a good rapport with them to ensure the homework is done before the Xbox or smartphone games go on. They're pretty easy otherwise. My daughter is 7 and as such needs the most supervision--she loves to draw and play, has dance class once a week, and also needs some help getting homework finished of course.
Sitters generally report that my kids are nice and easy. (They're nicer to you than me, apparently.)