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The Nanny Guide: How Much Does a Nanny Cost?

Thinking of hiring a nanny? In Part 4 of "The Nanny Guide," learn about typical nanny salaries and pay to help budget accordingly. Cost Estimates According to Care.com data from 2016, full-time nannies (who work 40 hours/week) caring for one to two children received: $14.12/hour if they worked... more


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How to Interview a Nanny: Your Questions Checklist

In Part 4 of the "How to Interview a Nanny Guide," we share some sample questions you can ask a prospective nanny in an interview – and some that you should never ask. So you’ve vetted your list of nanny applicants, you’ve picked your favorites, and you’ve scheduled the interviews. Now what... 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


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


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7 Child Care Subsidies that Every Family Should Know

Find out if you qualify for subsidies, programs, and resources that can help with child care costs. You might think you can't afford to hire a nanny, but families often qualify for different child care subsidies, programs, and resources. The average American family pays about $18,000 per year... more


7 Options for Summer Child Care

The kids are out of school and you need to fill their time. Whether you are looking for a break to run errands, need to fill gaps between activities or want to create a full-day care plan, here are seven summer care options to consider. 1. Hire a Summer Nanny The... more


60 Babysitter Interview Questions Every Family Should Ask

Finding the right sitter takes research, preparation, and a dash of intuition. Here’s a list of questions you should consider asking before you decide on “the one.” Turns out your kids aren’t the only ones with homework. When it comes to finding the right babysitter for your family, you’ve got... more


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What's the Difference Between a Babysitter and a Nanny?

There are endless types of care providers out there, the most common of which are nannies and babysitters. Before you throw yourself into the process of hiring a babysitter or nanny, learn what they have in common and what they don't to choose the child care option that best fits your family... more