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Real talk with nannies: 20 tips for getting your first nanny job

Care.com recently posted the question: “What advice would you give a caregiver just starting out?”  Here are my 20 tips for getting your first job as a child caregiver, based on my 10+ years of experience as a nanny: Spell check all communication. Check and double check your profile, applications and... more


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As a babysitter/nanny I am not comfortable with being watched on camera. Anyone else feel the way I do?

Now I know for some this would be raising red flags but please do hear me out . I don't think people are understanding why I am asking if others feel the same way. Now I could be wrong but I feel as though parents watching the babysitter watch their kid could open... more


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How much should I pay for daycare pickups?

If my babysitter is picking my daughter from day care, should I include gas money in her pay?


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Is the "Salary" Fair?

I am trying to figure out what is a fair "salary" for a live in family assistant. I am in the planning phase of being a single mother by choice of 4-6 children. I also have 3 dogs that I want my assistant/nanny to help with.I live half... more


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Is 10-15 A HOUR to much?

Everyone is saying to 10-15 an hour is to much for a teen. IS that right is 5-10 better?


How to interview for nanny jobs: What to bring, say and ask to land the gig

Interviews are an opportunity to not only highlight how well you fit a particular job description, but also to find out if the job and family is the right fit for you. Interviews can show how professional and qualified you are, and they can help you make a lasting impression... more


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How to find caregivers who can help manage a child with diabetes?

My son was recently diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes, and I'm learning it's difficult to find someone willing to learn about how to care for someone with diabetes.  I know I can't be with him 24x7 every single day, but I don't know how to... more


First day on the job as a nanny? Follow these 7 tips to ensure a smooth start

Starting a job with a new family can be nerve wracking. Will the children like me? Will the dog get loose? What if the parents dislike something I do? If you’re having Day One jitters, you’re not alone. Madison Aucoin, a nanny based in Lafayette, LA, says it’s perfectly natural... more