Babysitters, Nannies, Tutors, and Teachers Available for Hire
These lists are made available by Cornell Work/Life in Human Resources.
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The individuals listed are available for hire as babysitters, nannies, tutors, or other types of care providers. Some families are seeking to team up with other families and hire one individual to babysit or tutor. Candidates have indicated whether they are interested in the option of caring for more than one family.
Please contact individuals directly to obtain more information and/or conduct interviews. The rate of pay should be negotiated between the hiring family and the babysitter/nanny.
Disclaimer: Cornell does not screen, manage, or endorse individual babysitters, nannies, tutors, teachers, or hiring families. Cornell is not responsible for and will be held harmless against, any liabilities, damages, expenses, causes of action, claims, or demands of any nature whatsoever, including any claims of negligence arising from or related in any manner to the use of this directory or any situation as a result of individuals for hire and hiring families working together.
If you or someone you know is interested in being hired to tutor (remotely or in-person), have them complete this information form to be added.
Adults 18+ interested in providing in-home child care, can create a profile and apply to jobs at Care.com and/or fill out this information form (anyone aged 14+ can fill out the form).
Please visit our Guide to Hiring Informal Child Care Providers for information on interviewing, hiring, and orienting your sitter.
Find Babysitters, Nannies, & Other Caregivers with Care.com
Cornell provides free, unlimited Care.com membership to help benefits-eligible employees locate and arrange care. Find resources like sample contracts and nanny tax guides.
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Cornell Child Care Grant
Cornell University’s Child Care Grant helps you pay for your child care expenses by granting awards of up to $5,000 a year, tax-free. It has an annual application period each September for the following calendar year.
Work/Life Consultation and Support:
Cornell’s Work/Life Consultant Diane Bradac is available to talk with you about dependent care, locating providers, nannies and babysitters, parenting children with special needs, and more. Call 607-255-1917 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cornell Child Care Center (CCCC):
The Cornell University Child Care Center, managed by Bright Horizons Family Solutions, provides care for Cornell faculty, staff, and students with children ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Visit their website for additional information or arrange to take a tour. 150 Pleasant Grove Rd, Ithaca, 607-255-1010, Email: email@example.com
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account Changes:
If you are enrolled in a DCFSA for 2020, and your child care needs have changed due to COVID-19 – either due to a change in provider or a change in projected expense – you may make a change in your DCFSA election, on a go-forward basis, within 60 days of that change in need. There is a special enrollment form required. If you cannot locate the form emailed to you on April 28th, please contact the HR Services and Transition Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 607-255-3936.
You may make subsequent changes to future contributions once you return to your original child care needs/expenses. PLEASE BE AWARE: 2020 contributions to DCFSA may be used for expenses dated 1/1/2020-3/15/2021.
Tutoring for K-12 Children by Cornell Students (Discounted for Cornell Employees)
Student Agencies Tutoring (SAT) is a student-run tutoring company composed of and managed by Cornell students. They offer educational support in K-12 learning and standardized test and college application preparation.
Through a partnership with Cornell Human Resources, SAT is extending a 20% discount on any of their packages to Cornell-affiliated families. To learn about available packages, how tutors are hired and vetted, and/or request services, visit the website. Note: Cornell does not vet, screen, hire, or endorse tutors associated with SAT.
Child Development Council of Central New York, Inc.
Information about regulated child care -- including centers, school-age child care, family & group child care programs
The Child Development Council provides child care resource and referral services to help you explore regulated child care options. Tompkins and Cortland County are home to a number of child care centers and home-based programs. Your search criteria (location, size, age of child/ren, cost, etc.) will be used to identify programs that may meet your needs. The Council can also assist families access child care subsidies, and maintains an emergency scholarship fund for child care payment. Request a consultation by calling 607-273-0259.
Not in Tompkins County? A network of organizations called Child Care Resource and Referral can provide more specifics about your location/county. Contact the Child Development Council to locate a program where you live.
Child Care Idea: “Family Pods” & “Quaranteams”
Some families are considering entering into a “family pod” or “quaranteam” partnership with one or two other families, rotating who provides the care. Work/Life is collecting a list of families interested in this type of care. Please email Diane Bradac at email@example.com to express interest. Check out the Ithaca Area Podschooling Exploration page for local resources.
Hand in Hand Domestic Employers Network
Hand in Hand offers resources for best practices when hiring a nanny, caregiver, or house attendant. View sample contracts, checklists, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
My children's school or child care is closed. Can I bring my children on-site to be with me while I work?
The presence and care of children at a university worksite create significant safety and liability considerations for the university. While the care of infants and children at the worksite is not permitted (Visitors at the Worksite policy), supervisors are encouraged to be flexible in arranging work schedules, granting time off, and/or permitting remote work.
Can child care centers refuse to serve children of quarantined or isolated employees?
Yes. Child care providers are required to follow New York State Licensing Guidelines, Health Department Guidelines, and may choose to impose additional regulations to support the health and safety of families and staff.