How to Make a Good First Impression as a Babysitter or Nanny
Making a great first impression is a vital step in getting repeat business as a child caretaker. Read below for babysitting interview tips, like keeping your phone away and asking certain questions.
Nanny Bag Essentials: How to Pack the Perfect Nanny Bag
A great nanny bag contains items to keep your charges happy and engaged, resources to keep you going through long assignments, and emergency preparedness essentials. With the right resources, your babysitting experience can go much more smoothly.
Babysitting: 10 Basic Tips for Grandparents and Others
Ever been left suddenly with four of your grandchildren for over a week? Well, I have. This guide was created to help grandparents and caregivers by giving them the necessary babysitting tips to get through (and survive) the week.
Great AuPair Review: A Review of the AuPair and Nanny Agency
The pros and cons of using the website, GreatAuPair.com, to find jobs or care providers, as described through personal experience.
Why You Should Treat Your Babysitter With Respect
A babysitter is a role model, companion, and guardian angel during their services. They raise your child in your absence. This is why it is important to find a quality babysitter and show them that you respect them.
7 Tips for Beginning Babysitters and Nannies From Lessons That I've Learned the Hard Way
Words of advice and child care tips from lessons I have learned as a nanny and babysitter.
Review of Care.com Babysitting Site: One Nanny's Experience
Many people wonder about whether Care.com is safe, and the comments I've received seem to say that Care.com has a history of over-billing and deleting accounts, with poor customer service. However, my experience was positive. Here, I share my experience as a nanny.
Hiring a Nanny: Should I Offer Vacation and Sick Time?
The logistics of hiring a nanny can be overwhelming to new employers. In this hub, nanny Kate Spenser gives you advice on how to determine your vacation time and sick day policy.
What Should I Pay My Nanny? The Ins and Outs of Nanny Compensation
You want to hire a nanny—but how much should you offer to pay? Nanny Kate Spenser walks you through the points you need to consider when settling on a salary.
Picking the Right Child Daycare Provider
Some daycares treat your kid like a rug that gets thrown on the floor for 8 hours. Others love and grow your child. Figure out how to find a good daycare for your child. It might end up being the best investment you've ever made.
Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Mom in Canada: Making Money Is Not Easy
Suggestions for stay-at-home parents on how they can make money and continue to stay home with their children.
How to Prepare Baby Bottles for Daycare (Formula & Breastmilk)
Is your child about to make the transition to daycare or a babysitter? Here is a guide to preparing bottles of formula and breastmilk as well as transporting and using them!