The CCSU Babysitting website hopes to be a first step in meeting the child care needs of the CCSU campus. All parents and sitters are currently affiliated with CCSU and you will need a CCSU- affiliated login and password to register and post jobs. Posted jobs must be short-term only (1-3 hours). Babysitters should not watch more than 3 children under 12 at a time. Children must be at least 3 months old.
If you are seeking babysitting/child care jobs, please go to the Care Provider Registration page. Also look at job listings.
If you are seeking a Care Provider, please go to the Job Postings page OR review our list of child care providers. These are CCSU students who are interested in babysitting.
The Central Connecticut State University Babysitting Service ("the Service") acts only as a clearinghouse for the convenience of babysitters and clients. Neither Central Connecticut State University nor the Central Connecticut State Babysitting Service screens babysitters; Central Connecticut State University and the Service only guarantee that the babysitters are currently registered Central Connecticut State students. Babysitters are employed solely by the clients and are not employees of Central Connecticut State University or the Service. Central Connecticut State University and the Service make no representations to the client as to the qualifications of the babysitters. Central Connecticut State University and the Service make no representations to the babysitters as to the nature of the clients other than that the clients are current Central Connecticut State faculty, staff or students. In addition, Central Connecticut State University and the Service make no representations to babysitters or clients concerning the nature of the services provided. The clients and babysitters acknowledge that Central Connecticut State University is not legally or otherwise responsible for, and will be held harmless against, any injury, loss, or other damage arising from or related in any manner to the clients' and babysitters' use of the Central Connecticut State University Babysitting Service.
Link: resources for Sitters
Tips for Babysitters:
Be on time!!! Arrange enough time to go over all instructions with the parent.
Before you accept a job, find out what the client expects from you and that you are comfortable with those expectations.
Contact the client as soon as any illness of emergency arises to keep you from getting to the job in order that they may get a substitute.
Agree on a place or places that you can take the children and DO NOT go anywhere else with the children.
Discuss payment with the client individually.
Try to meet with the client and the children personally beforehand in order to assess that they are who they say they are and that you are comfortable.
DO NOT take children into dorms.
Child Care FAQs
Who Are the Babysitters?
Babysitters are current CCSU undergraduate and graduate students.
What experience do the sitters have?
The experience of each sitter varies. Some sitters have been caring for children for many years and have references; others have only watched kids in an informal setting. Please keep in mind that the sitters ARE NOT TRAINED BY THE UNIVERSITY. We encourage that you ask for references, and have a telephone or in-person interview. CCSU makes no representation as to the qualifications of the sitters.
How do I post a job?
After a parent or guardian registers for CCSU Babysitting Services, he or she can post jobs directly on the website. To register you will need to Log-in with your BLUE CHIP CARD and then fill out an on-line registration form. After you have registered the first time, you can always click directly on the appropriate link to post or review a job. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU POST A JOB AT LEAST FIVE DAYS BEFORE YOU NEED A SITTER.
What kind of job can I post?
Parents or guardians can post a sporadic, one time job, or regular basis job with a set weekly schedule. Please keep in mind that because of class schedules evenings, weekends, and short, flexible daytime hours are ideal for most of the sitters.
What happens after I post a job?
Sitters view jobs on the website, where they are arranged by day, time, and frequency. When a sitter is interested in your job, he/she will contact you directly. Once a sitter has confirmed a job, it is the parent’s responsibility to remove it from the website. Please remember that NOT ALL JOBS WILL BE FILLED.
How much should I pay?
CCSU does not have an established pay range. This should be discussed one-on-one with the sitter. Some factors to consider for payment include number of children and difficult hours.
What if I have a question, problem, or suggestion?
Please email (?)
Link: Tips for Parents
It is your responsibility to interview the babysitter and get references. Inquire about experiences and any certifications (ie CPR)
Post jobs as early as you can.
Provide transport for the sitter if needed.
Find out if the sitter has particular allergies to foods or pets, for example, which may prevent them from caring for your children.
Agree upon payment prior to the job.
Link: Registration for Parents
First and last name:
Spouse/ partner, if applicable:
CCSU Affiliation: Pop-up menu
Emergency contact info
This is a legally-binding Release made by the undersigned to Central Connecticut State University, for access to information on child and/or elder care services. The university is not a regulatory agency. It does not endorse, recommend or conduct any screenings as to the quality or competency of the caregivers associated with this website. It is the client's responsibility to conduct screenings, assess the quality and competency of the caregiver(s) and choose the caregiver(s) that best meets the family's needs.
I agree that, in consideration for any child and/or elder care information provided to me, I will assume and take on myself all of the risks and responsibilities in any way associated with my assessment of the quality and competency of the care giver(s) I choose. Further, I release Central Connecticut State University (and its board of directors, officers, employees, and agents) and the State of Connecticut from any and all liability, claims or actions that may arise from injury or harm to myself, my dependent(s) or damage to my property, in connection with the child and/or elder care services selected by me. I recognize that this Release means I am giving up, among other things, the right to sue the State of Connecticut or Central Connecticut State University, its board of directors, officers, employees, or agents for injuries, damage, or losses I or my dependent(s) may incur through the child and/or elder care services I choose. I also understand this Release binds my heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, as well as myself and my dependent(s). I acknowledge that I have read this 'Disclaimer/Release of Liability Statement' and understand it and agree to adhere to the terms.
Click “I agree” to continue to be able to post a job.
Link: Registration for Sitters