What People are Saying
“WATCH takes the confusion and awkwardness out of finding a babysitting job.”
“Babysitting is a great term-time job! The WATCH portal is a great model for connecting sitters and families.”
"The web portal is equally useful for those on the other side of the equation, providing an easy and efficient way to reach a large pool of sitters—no more frantic last-minute phone calls!"
“I am interested in babysitting, but I like the idea of having my search be less anonymous. I feel I can trust people affiliated with the university.”
“As a student, I need to organize my babysitting around class and semester schedule, so I am glad to be able to focus on the academic community.”
“This promises to be a great resource – whether a student is looking for a one-time or semester-long commitment.”
"Finding a babysitter who fits our schedule/location/children and who we are completely comfortable with can be a major challenge."
“Excellent idea! Such a convenient and supportive service for the Harvard community! Thanks for making it happen!”
"Having organized access to willing and qualified Harvard students is a phenomenal idea."
“As a graduate student, it makes very good sense to swap care with other graduate students. This feature makes sense for our community.”
“I am looking for a bright and energetic sitter – what better place to start than with Harvard’s own students?”
“I am eager to find a local babysitter, and this site will make it easier to connect with students who are right here on campus.”
“Large sitter sites can feel anonymous and overwhelming. It’s reassuring to use a service where everyone is connected through the university.”
"My teen wants to babysit. I want to meet local Harvard parents. A local Harvard parent wants a sitter. Her kid wants a sitter who’s fun. The portal has one entry point, four positive returns. Fabulous!"
"What I love about this is that in a time where we clearly cannot throw money at problems, this addresses a perennial issue with a cheap, community-based solution!"