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 nannies, babysitters and caregivers. Online safety is extremely important to us at Care.com. So here are several tips to... more


Jobs With Babies: 15 Great Career Options to Work With Babies

Can't get enough of little ones? These 15 jobs will give you lots of hands-on time with newborns and infants. If you love infants and are looking for a new career, options abound for jobs with babies. But passion alone won't make you succeed. "Infants are beautiful and... more


Child Care Rates: How Much Should I Charge?

Determining reasonable rates for providing child care. Even if you're the best child care provider out there, you won't attract clients if your rates are too high. (Or too low, for that matter: Parents might assume you're under-priced because you're under-qualified.) There are many factors involved... 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


How to Get a Teen Babysitting Job

These are the 13 steps you need to take to become a great babysitter -- and land an even greater babysitting job. Allowance not cutting it anymore? Are your parents after you to learn about responsibility and get a job? Babysitting could be the answer. Babysitting is a great job -- especially... more


12 Nanny Training Courses and Certifications

Want to get a nanny job or become a better nanny? Sign up for these classes to improve your nanny resume and skills. Whether you're just starting out or are now a seasoned pro, there's always more to learn about being a nanny. Luckily, there are lots of... more


Babysitter Rates: What Is the Current Going Rate for a Babysitter?

Here are several important factors you should take into account before you decide how much you should charge for babysitting kids. What's the Going Rate for a Babysitter? According to the 2017 Care.com Babysitter Survey, the average babysitting rate in 2016 was about $13.97 per hour -- which is up 26... more


14 Ways to Get Families to Respond to You on Care.com

Tips on how to improve your chances of finding a great nanny, babysitter or caregiver job. The most frustrating part of the job search is applying for a position you're perfect for, waiting anxiously for a response and then getting nothing but silence in return. Care.com is a... more