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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 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

On the Park Bench: A nanny’s tips for assessing and building strong family-nanny relationships

The key to success as a nanny? Finding that perfect family fit, says Martha K., a nanny of more than 10 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. Martha says she had an immediate connection with the twin girls who she nannies today, despite knowing another family better at the... 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 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: A Boston nanny’s balancing act means both child care and self care

“This is one of the only professions where you get paid to be passionate about someone,” says Shateara H., a Boston-based nanny and babysitter. “Who doesn’t want to get paid for caring?” Indeed, the 27-year-old former middle school teacher puts her passion to work: She fields three to... 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

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