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18 Candy Apple Recipes

During the colder fall and winter months, we naturally crave our favorite apple, cinnamon and candy treats. Whether your kids are begging for a batch or you're throwing a fall-inspired party, candy and caramel apples are the perfect dessert. They're also great additions to a Halloween party or... more

Do Nannies Get Overtime?

A common question when families hire a caregiver is: do nannies get paid overtime? The quick answer: yes. But according to the 2017 INA Salary and Benefits Survey, 32% of nannies say they don't receive overtime pay. That leaves a lot of nannies short-changed or paid off-the-books for their overtime... more

How To Update Your Profile For Back-To-School Season

Back-to-school season is just around the corner and families' schedules are about to get chaotic. Here at Care.com, we see huge increases in the number of jobs posted during summer and before school starts. Families are looking for after-school sitters and full-time caregivers, teaching nannies, tutors, dog walkers for... more

What Is A Care.com Job Alert?

Got an email about new jobs on Care.com and not sure what it is or what to do next? Learn how job alerts benefit you. A Care.com job alert is a message our caregivers receive, letting them know about brand new job opportunities. When families post openings onto... more

How To Apply Your Skills To Your Job

Learn about 11 abilities that caregivers often have and how to showcase them with families. Other than being a superstar caregiver, you may have many other skills under your belt that can be extremely valuable to families during every time of year. Set yourself apart from other candidates and show... more

Handling Nanny Vacations, Holidays And Sick Days

Do you give your nanny paid time off? When you hire a nanny, you'll probably talk about things like pay rates and schedules. But what about paid vacations, holidays and sick days? Being a nanny is a job -- just like any other. And nannies have lives of their own... more

Interview Questions For A Live-In Nanny

25 questions to ask potential live-in nannies during the interview process. Choosing to hire a live-in nanny is an important family decision and it can be difficult to find a child care provider who has the same child care philosophy as you, while also being caring and dependable. And since... more

10 Royal Baby Names

Kate and William had a baby boy! What will the new prince's name be?     The prince is here! Kate Middleton (now Duchess of Cambridge) and Prince William had a baby boy. And everyone is waiting breathlessly to learn what the future King of England's name will... more