I would give yourself at least a month!
Personally, I always ask for $10/hour when it is one child. However, that is when I am traveling to their home to watch the child. Since you get to watch the child in your own home, I would ask for less. I think you should still ask for at... more
I have been in a similar situation, and in the end you really need to do what is best for you. For me, I was driving 20 minutes each morning to watch a child for an hour before taking him to school. It was hard for me to quit, because... more
It could mean that they will let you use one of their cars to pick up or drop off the children, or it could mean that they just filled out the job posting incorrectly. I would just apply, and if they reach out to you you can always ask for... more
I am not sure what the exact situation was, but you could just say that the family was not a good fit for you.
References! I asked parents from families that I worked for in the past to review me on here (even families that I did not find through care.com). Now, my profile shows that I am a 5 start caregiver. I think this can help you stand out more.
Babies can be difficult because they are not cognitively developed enough to reason with them. You really just need to give them time to warm up to you. You could try asking to take them for walks or to the park alone so that you get time to bond with... more
For me, it would depend on if they are taking taxes out or not. If they are paying cash, I would not ask for overtime pay. If they are taking taxes out, I would approach them about overtime pay. In any other job where taxes are taken out, your employer... more