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What questions should you ask your nanny or babysitter during your phone screening or in-person interview? Our insiders and real moms give you advice on the right questions to get the answers that will help you make a decision.

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Nanny share contracts: How to structure pay, time off and more

Thinking about working for multiple families in a share? Be sure to do your homework: Nanny shares and shared care arrangements may be subject to various licensing requirements or prohibited in certain states and jurisdictions. Research local laws and regulations. If you thought having a contract for a nanny job was... more

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What every nanny needs to know about nanny shares

Thinking about working for multiple families in a share? Be sure to do your homework: Nanny shares and shared care arrangements may be subject to various licensing requirements or prohibited in certain states and jurisdictions. Research local laws and regulations. The percentage of families seeking a nanny share jumped 23... more

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6 questions nannies and sitters should ask before caring for kids during COVID-19

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the world, professional caregivers are being affected in a big way. Many nannies and sitters were let go when families began quarantining at home and states issued “stay-at-home” orders.  However, many parents, including health care professionals and other essential workers, need child care, and... more

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How to find, interview for and land a nanny share job

Thinking about working for multiple families in a share? Be sure to do your homework: Nanny shares and shared care arrangements may be subject to various licensing requirements or prohibited in certain states and jurisdictions. Research local laws and regulations. The benefits of working in a nanny share are clear... more

How to discuss bringing your own child to a nanny or babysitting job

Enter a caption... If you’re a nanny or sitter who is concerned about child care for your own child, you’re far from alone. A majority of parents — 63% in fact — are somewhat or very uncomfortable returning their kids to day care, and more than one-third (35%) are now... more

Back-to-school 2020 resource guide for parents and caregivers

The back-to-school 2020 season is looking very different for families and caregivers, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There's a lot more to factor in for everyone's health and safety, and adapted school schedules and day care closures are adding logistical hurdles on top of the usual child care struggles we've... more

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4 keys to success in a nanny share job

Thinking about working for multiple families in a share? Be sure to do your homework: Nanny shares and shared care arrangements may be subject to various licensing requirements or prohibited in certain states and jurisdictions. Research local laws and regulations. Even if you have years of experience as a nanny... more

How becoming a newborn care specialist can help you earn more on the job

If you’ve been looking to advance your caregiving skill set in order to be an even more appealing candidate to families with care needs, you might want to consider continuing education to become a Newborn Care Specialist (NCS). After undergoing special training, an NCS supports parents by assisting with sleep... more