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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: How this nanny turns everyday tasks into adventure and fun

In a previous chapter of her career, Laura V., a classically trained French chef, spent hours serving up decadent dishes for restaurant patrons. But the long hours of restaurant work didn’t mix easily with the arrival of motherhood. "I was working full-time as a chef and I was pregnant and... more

On the Park Bench: Mom of 7-turned child care provider shares her secrets for juggling multiple children

When Julie L. embarked on a job search five years ago, she says she began by asking herself, “What am I good at?” Turns out, she had seven answers staring her in the face: her four sons and three daughters. “I guess I have marketable skills in child care... more

On the Park Bench: The toolkit that makes this nanny a ‘child whisperer’

When Leslie R., a classically trained opera singer, first started nannying more than 25 years ago, her friends would ask her when she was going to get “a real job.” “I would just look at them and say, ‘You can’t do my job,’” she recalls, explaining that child... more

On the Park Bench: How this social worker-turned-nanny helps kids deal with the emotional stuff

Erin G. has been caring for children for as long as she can remember. Her mother ran an in-home daycare, and most days she’d come home from school to a house full of babies. That formative experience led her to a career working with children — as a camp counselor... 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