$14 – 19/hr
The children are usually well behaved and have a good daily routine. Mom is a neonatal intensive care nurse practitioner with variable shifts who must leave for work no later than 5:15 a.m. and returns by 6:45 pm, most shifts. She works 3-4 sifts a week and has at least a half hour drive to and from work.
She would need a "sitter" on the mornings that she works, arriving no later than 5am, to be with the children when they wake up, give them breakfast and get them off to school--they ride a bus. After the kids are gone, the sitter can leave for the day. At the end of the school day, the sitter needs to be at the house by 4:30 p.m. to greet the children when they get home, and stay with them until Mom returns. It would be helpful is the sitter could also start dinner preparations and potentially, eat with the family before leaving for the day. The mom's schedule is set in advance, so there will be an element of stability in the scheduling needs.