Being a full-time student can be taxing – physically, emotionally, and certainly financially. But what if there was something you could add to your schedule that could actually relieve some of that stress?
Surprise – there is! Find babysitting jobs through TLC for Kids and you’ll not only make good money to help support yourself through school, you’ll also have fun!
Here are a few ways that students can work with TLC:
- Be a family assistant in the home. This can range from driving kids to after-school activities, running family errands, prepping meals, and arranging calendars, to playing with one child while a parent takes care of the other. Together, you and the family can make the position work.
- Tutor or help children with their homework. If you have your Bachelor’s Degree you can use knowledge from your earlier school years, or even share information from your current studies to be a TLC tutor. This is very rewarding work for students working on their masters, and both kids and parents will be so appreciative.
- Of course, you can also combine any or all of these skills and take on a traditional babysitting role! You can work regularly after school hours, only on the weekends, or any other combination of times. TLC can help you find jobs around your schedule. Between local families and families visiting hotels you can make your college spending money picking up babysitting jobs around your schedule.
These are just a few ways that you can work with us to make extra money while you’re in school! We’re excited to help you find a good fit for your abilities and your time. Apply now at tlcforkids.com.
TLC for Kids offers many types of nanny positions (permanent, part-time, full-time, after-school, etc.), but we also offer temporary babysitting positions. Our temporary jobs are great for students.
As a TLC temporary nanny, you have complete control over your own schedule—there is an online calendar where you write the hours you are available. The calendar lets the agency know when you are available, so when a family calls and requests a sitter from6pm-10pm on Thursday night, they know they can call you to take the job. This type of scheduling allows you to go to school, maintain your social life, volunteer, etc.
Another perk of being a TLC sitter is the pay: a minimum of $12/hour (most of the families also tip their sitters). Plus, you always get paid for four hours of work, even if you only work for three. For example, if a family only needs a caregiver from 3pm-6pm, they are required to pay their sitter for four hours worth of work. You can also earn more money by taking multiple jobs a day. If you work for one family from 7:30-4:30, it is easy to get another job that goes from 5:30-10:30. The more you work for TLC for Kids, the more families start to request you and the more your income grows.
Not only is being a temporary babysitter profitable and flexible, but it is also a lot of fun! TLC for Kids caregivers are expected to show up to a job with a blue TLC for Kids bag packed with fun, age-appropriate activities for the kids. Most of the children know that TLC sitters bring cool games to their house, so when you arrive on the job the kids are very excited to play with you.
To become a TLC temporary sitter, you must be 18 years or older and have a minimum of three childcare references and an insured vehicle.
TLC for Kids in St. Louis is looking to hire energetic, caring, and responsible caregivers to work as after school nannies for families in the greater St. Louis area.
The hours of an after-school nanny are typically from 2pm-6pm or 3pm-6pm, Monday through Friday. This schedule allows you to go to your classes and still have a free evening to work on homework, or enjoy time with your friends. Plus, these positions pay anywhere from $12-$15 per hour.
As an after school nanny, your job duties would include picking up the children from school, helping them with their homework, driving them to after-school activities/practices, doing light housework (dishes, laundry, picking up toys, etc.), and in some cases making dinner.
However, being an after school nanny is much more fulfilling that just going through the motions of an afternoon. For example, you are the first person the kids get to share their day with—they get to tell you about their happiest moments and their most disappointing ones. As you listen and comfort them, you get to build a bond with them that most people are not privileged enough to experience. This is also true when you are helping them with their homework or going to ballet classes with them. The kids trust you to guide them through the tough problems and be there to celebrate their accomplishments. Not many people have jobs that are as rewarding as that.
Plus, if you are going into the field of education or any other area involving working with kids, this job is an excellent way to build your resume.
Apply for a part time job online today at tlcforkids.com.