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Care.com and Scams: How to Avoid Babysitting Scams

Protect yourself when you're looking for a nanny, babysitter or caregiving job. Unfortunately, online scams and fraud are becoming more common. And among those that fraudsters are targeting are people who are looking for nanny jobs, babysitting jobs, and senior care jobs. Online safety is extremely important to us... 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

8 Tips for Writing a Must-Read Care.com Profile

Fill in the bio section of your Care.com profile with information that will land you a job. The bio section of your profile on Care.com can be your biggest selling point -- or end up costing you a job. But when you sit down to fill it in, it... more

How to Get First Aid and CPR Training

Earning a first aid and CPR certification will prepare you for emergencies and make you a better caregiver. It's not fun to think about emergencies. But as much as you hope they'll never happen, you do have to be prepared. CPR and first aid are things that everyone... more

Special Needs: Defining and Understanding the Four Types

Special needs can mean many things — from thriving with a condition that challenges a single aspect of daily life to coping with something that forces you to learn a new normal. The term “special needs” is used to describe a person with a physical or emotional difficulty or difference... more

4 Reasons to Become a Care.com Premium Provider

Ready to take your job search to the next level? Invest in a premium provider membership. As a basic provider, you know there are plenty of tools available to personalize your Care.com experience. You can tell us your schedule and when you're available for work. You can add... more

How to File for Unemployment If You're a Caregiver

Here's the 9-step process for filing for unemployment when you're a nanny, babysitter, senior caregiver, housekeeper, etc. When you’re a caregiver, you know life is unpredictable. Families move, children grow older and families face financial hardships -- all of which can result in you losing your job through no... more

40 Inspirational Quotes for Caregivers

Whether you're a family caregiver or a paid professional, caring for others can take its toll. These words of support will keep you going. If you know the selfless, rewarding life of caring for another person, then you also know how heavy things can get -- and that's true no... more