The Care.com UK Team's Activity

Care Providers: Financial Planning And Strategies For Saving

by freelance writer Riley Herder   When you spend your days caring for others, it can be particularly hard to care for yourself. One of the most overlooked ways to do this is future financial planning. Life can get busy, especially when it feels like you are living pay cheque... more

How To Improve Cognitive Health In Old Age

by freelance writer Riley Herder   Memory is a funny thing. Some people struggle to recall details of their childhood, but can lock in numbers and facts like a steel trap. Others—like myself—can tell you vivid memories from the age of five, yet forget what they had for breakfast come... more

Insect Hotel: How To Create One And Why You Should

by freelance writer Riley Herder   Insect hotels provide refuge for various kinds of insects and pollinators during the harsh months. If you are starting a garden, or live in a neighbourhood with a community garden or p-patch, chances are you have heard of or seen an insect hotel. They... more

Having A Safe And Stress-Free Bike Trip With Your Family

by freelance writer Riley Herder   Months into COVID-19 lockdowns across the world, some families feel they have exhausted just about every effort to keep the kids entertained—even Pokémon GO has its limits. But there seems to be one way to pass the time that hasn’t lost its lustre: the... more

How Parents Can Teach Their Kids To Be Anti-Racist

  In the wake of millions of people taking to the streets to protest police brutality against people of colour—the most recent example of which involved the killing of George Floyd—and demand racial justice, parents want to know how they can encourage the next generation to do better. The key... more

Training Your Dog To Live In The City

by freelance writer Riley Herder   Living with a dog in an urban setting is much different than it is in a more rural or suburban area. Many people assume that because you don’t have a large private outdoor space for your pup to run around on, it’s best not... more

Nursing Case: When An Elderly Loved One Suddenly Needs Care

by freelance writer Riley Herder   As parents age, it is challenging to know how to best prepare for the changes that come later in their lives. Challenging may not be the right word. It can be uncomfortable and even unpleasant. Still, planning ahead is wise. You can pay watchful... more

Pool Safety For Kids

How to keep your kids safe at the pool this summer. >> Yearning for some relaxation? Find childcare here.   Fun summer memories are often filled with days swimming in pools, but those long, lazy days mean parents should ramp up their vigilance about pool safety for kids. In one split... more