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How to Get a Teen Babysitting Job

These are the 13 steps you need to take to become a great babysitter -- and land an even greater babysitting job. Allowance not cutting it anymore? Are your parents after you to learn about responsibility and get a job? Babysitting could be the answer. Babysitting is a great job -- especially... more


The 10 Most Common Mistakes Made on Care.com

Whether you're a caregiver or searching for care, avoid these all-too-common slip-ups. At Care.com, we know that the process of finding the perfect nanny -- or the perfect nanny job -- can be a little overwhelming. So, we want to make it as simple for you as possible. As more... more


What's the Difference Between a Babysitter and a Nanny?

There are endless types of care providers out there, the most common of which are nannies and babysitters. Before you throw yourself into the process of hiring a babysitter or nanny, learn what they have in common and what they don't to choose the child care option that best fits your family... more


20 Ways to Save Money on Child Care

Think you can't afford child care? Think again. You may believe it's too expensive for your family, but once you explore your child care options, you might be surprised. With a little creativity, planning and investigating, you can uncover many great ways to save money and find reliable people... more


60 Babysitter Interview Questions Every Family Should Ask

Finding the right sitter takes research, preparation, and a dash of intuition. Here’s a list of questions you should consider asking before you decide on “the one.” Turns out your kids aren’t the only ones with homework. When it comes to finding the right babysitter for your family, you’ve got... more


How to guides

How Much Does a Babysitter Cost?

In Part 3 of "The Babysitting Guide," we discuss how much babysitters typically cost, as well as the factors that can affect rates. If you’re looking for a sitter, odds are that pay rate plays a big part in who you choose. According to the 2017 Care.com Babysitter Survey, the average babysitting rate... more


Questions to Ask When Calling References

When you do a reference check on a potential child care provider, what should you ask? The end of the hiring process is in sight. Whether you've narrowed down your nanny or babysitter search to a couple candidates or there is one who seems to be the right fit... more


How to guides

Here's How to Hire a Nanny From Start to Finish

In Part 1 of "The Nanny Guide," we give you the step-by-step process of how to hire a nanny for your family. Let's face it -- hiring a nanny can seem stressful, especially when you don't know where to begin. But if you break the process down step-by-step, you... more