CARE.COM KICKS OFF THE SUMMER CARE SEARCH WITH A FREE WEEKEND
Waltham, MA- April 20, 2009-Today Care.com (www.care.com/), the premier source of trustworthy care options for families, announced its first-ever Free Weekend. For three days, Care.com will waive its regular subscription fee and allow all care-seeking families full access to hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed, high-quality babysitters, nannies, and other caregivers for free.
The Free Weekend begins at midnight (PDT) on the morning of Friday, April 24 and extends through Sunday, April 26. During these three days, Care.com is prepared to give away memberships valued at more than $1 million to families nationwide.
The Care.com Free Weekend is an excellent way for families to start searching for summer child care options. A recent Care.com member survey found a 75 percent increase in the number of families looking for care during the summer months when school is out of session and many parents need to fill eight to 10 hours of child care each day.
"We're excited to give away memberships to thousands of families across the United States," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, CEO and Founder of Care.com. "Many families will have the opportunity to use the Care.com service for the first time. And we're also giving parents a jump start on finding much-needed summer care options for their children, pets and home."
Every visitor to Care.com during the Free Weekend will have the opportunity to experience the benefits of paid, premium membership for free. They can post jobs, review the full profiles of caregivers in their area, contact care providers to schedule interviews, check references and run a free background check.
Care.com helps families to find babysitters, nannies, special needs care, senior home care, pet sitters, tutors and housekeepers through a national network of trusted caregivers. Families in need of quality caregivers can search by ZIP code, service and salary to find the care providers in their area.
As an added benefit to care-seeking families, caregiver profiles include references and background checks, and a team of experienced moms reviews all caregiver profiles before listing them online. These measures provide families with extra layers of confidence and security when they make important decisions regarding their family care needs.
For more information on Care.com, visit www.care.com.About Care.com
Founded in 2006, Care.com is the largest and fastest growing service used by families to find high-quality caregivers, providing a trusted place to easily connect, share caregiving experiences and get advice. The company addresses the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through-child care, special needs care, tutoring and lessons, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service helps families find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks and references for hundreds of thousands of mom-reviewed providers who seek to share their services. Through its Care.com for Recruiters service, Care.com also enables companies to find high-quality caregiving employees. For more information, visit http://www.care.com/.