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Am I overcharging?

Hi there!  I am new to care but have over eight years of experience working with children and a Master's degree in Social Work. Recently I was asked by a prospective family how much I charge per week. I replied 550 for full-time work (40 hours or more... more


How much does a nanny cost?

If you’ve narrowed down your choice of child care options and decided that hiring a nanny is the right option for your family, you’re probably wondering: Can we even afford a nanny? As with any child care option a parent considers, it’s crucial to know up front what it’s going... more


This is how much child care costs in 2018

According to a new Care.com survey, child care is unaffordable for more than seven in 10 American families. Learn how you can save money. Child care costs rose for the fifth year in row, according to the fifth annual Care.com Cost of Care Survey, which showed that the average... 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


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How much does a babysitter cost?

It’s the big question on every parent’s mind when they start looking for a babysitter: How much should you pay? Unfortunately, there’s no one answer, as there are many factors that influence how much a babysitter should get paid, including location, skill level and the number and ages of the... more


9 child care subsidies every family should know about

Raising children is expensive. Many of us began budgeting for our new babies before they even arrived, but few could have predicted just how rapidly the costs of child care would grow over the last few years. According to Care.com’s Cost of Care Survey, one in three families are... more


Holiday tipping guide: Who gets gifts and how much should you give?

When my daughter was small, I fretted for weeks about what to give her day care teachers as a holiday gift. As December wound down, I cluelessly (desperately?) scrolled through Pinterest before settling on what I thought was a cute idea. I put plain bathroom tiles and daubs of paint... more


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¿Cuánto cuesta el servicio de cuidado infantil?

Conoce las diferentes opciones con las que cuentas para el cuidado, lo que significan para tu bolsillo y cómo puedes ahorrar dinero. WALTHAM, Mass.—Por cuarto año consecutivo, la encuesta sobre el costo de los servicios de cuidado de Care.com obtuvo información detallada de más de 1,000 padres... more