Hiring a nanny

Coronavirus resource guide for parents and caregivers

Understanding coronavirus 101 What families and caregivers need to know about coronavirus Social distancing and quarantining: What you need to know Being a professional caregiver during the pandemic 6 questions nannies and sitters should ask before caring for kids during COVID-19 6 smart things to do right now for your job... more

What does a live-in nanny cost?

Many families think that hiring a live-in nanny is out of the question. After all, having someone live in your house is bound to be more expensive than having a nanny who reports to your home for 40 hours a week, right? Maybe not. If your family is struggling with needing... more

How to talk about vaccines with caregivers, employers and loved ones

For “heart moms” like Riki Graves, talking about vaccines is a matter of necessity. Her 6-year-old Juliana had a heart transplant when she was a baby. The procedure saved her life, but it also means she has to be on medications that weaken her immune system and make her vulnerable... more

52 ways to thank your nanny

In the midst of hectic schedules and a to-do list a mile long, it can be easy to forget to take a step back and appreciate the people who help raise your kids. For many of you, that includes your nanny.  There's no reason to wait for a... more

I have a sick nanny, now what?

It's a working parent's nightmare: your nanny just called in sick. You have to get to work, but what do you do with your kids? "Have a plan in mind before it happens,” advises Becky Kavanagh, co-president of the International Nanny Association and nanny of more than... more

How to guides

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

What to consider before allowing your nanny or sitter to bring their own child to work

Parents across the U.S. are facing an exacerbated child care crisis, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Care.com COVID-19 Child Care Survey, 63% of respondents who use day care say they are somewhat or very uncomfortable returning their children to day care as states reopen, and... 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