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Caregiver Spotlight: 5 Questions with Uchechukwu

Uchechukwu (“UC”) has been a Professional Nanny & Household Manager for over 10 years, working with children of all age groups, multiples, and special needs. She is one of our most prolific writers on the Care.com community site. We grabbed a coffee to learn more about her, her caregiving... more

On the Park Bench: 5 Questions with Yoselin

Originally from Venezuela, Yoselin is a lawyer, nanny, and lifelong learner. In between masters degrees and desk jobs, she has worked with over 40 families. She currently resides in San Francisco and is working toward her license as Early Childhood Site-Supervisor. 1. How did you get into child care? I... more

On the Park Bench: How a self-proclaimed Mary Poppins has endeared families for decades

Jessica G.’s license plate says it all: M Poppins, a reference to Hollywood’s most famous nanny, Mary Poppins. It’s a fitting comparison. During the course of her 23-year career in child care, Jessica’s has owned her own daycare, taught preschool, provided therapeutic services to autistic children in school and... more

On the Park Bench: How an actress who nannies sings her way through toothbrush time and temper tantrums

Every child care provider knows that taking care of children can call for some serious acting skills. (How many times have you put on a fake smile today?) Luckily for Paige M., it comes naturally: When the 29-year-old nanny and babysitter isn’t watching children, she performs as a part-time actress... more

On the Park Bench: How this nanny who cares for special needs kids keeps moving forward

Ana Deferrari, a New York City-based caregiver with more than 25 years experience, describes herself as a lifelong learner. She graduated from Hunter College, studied early childhood education at the City College of New York, plans to pursue a master’s degree and regularly attends courses and conferences to expand her... more

On the Park Bench: How a young college student commands respect as a nanny

Alex G. has always adored children and babies. She started babysitting neighborhood kids when she was just 12, and she got her first taste of nannying in high school, when a teacher hired her to watch her kids over summer break. “I stay extremely close to all of my nanny... more

Caregiver Spotlight: 5 Questions with Elaina

Originally from the Midwest, and now residing in the Bay Area, Elaina is a professional child caregiver with over 10 years of experience. She is especially passionate about development-focused, shared childcare.  We got the chance to interview Elaina recently to learn more about her caregiving wisdom, and what drives... more

On the Park Bench: How an energetic 'Granny Nanny' always gets the gig

In a world driven by technology, there’s still no substitute for meeting face to face. Just ask Oakland, California-area caregiver Mary M. “Once I interview in person,” she says, “I know I’ll have the job.” What makes the self-described “Granny Nanny” so confident despite the fact that she... more