Making a great first impression is a vital step in getting repeat business as a babysitter or nanny.
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.
Things all childcare professionals should bring with them to a nanny job.
My wife and I have been asked on occasions to babysit various numbers of our grandchildren. Most recently this required looking after four boys for a ten day period. I hope this guide may help others.
The pros and cons of using the website, GreatAuPair.com, to find jobs or care providers, as described through personal experience.
Words of advice from lessons that I have learned as a nanny.
UPDATE: 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 overbilling and deleting accounts, with poor customer service.
Do you worry when you have to find a new babysitter for your children? Here are four tips to help you in the selection process.
Finding a good day care for your child (children) can be a daunting task. Here are some ideas to help you get started looking.
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.
You want to hire a nanny to take care of your children while you work - but where do you begin? How do you attract a great nanny? The first step, as this article explains, is to figure out what kind of employer you want to be and to use that to shape your vision of your ideal nanny.
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.
You want your nanny to feel comfortable communicating with you about every aspect of her job - but how do you ensure a culture of communication in your home?
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 ever make.
Suggestions for stay-at-home parents on how they can make money and continue to stay home with their children.
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!
Parents in Canada are finding that sharing a nanny is a good solution to child care needs. However, things can go very, very wrong unless you do your homework and plan well in advance. This is how to do it the right away.
Child support here in America is just one more of the systems we have in place that are meant to help and often don't. I first filed for child support when my oldest was 3 and my youngest was 18 months old. It was pretty easy, as the county system...
The key to finding a good babysitter is know exactly what the term "good babysitter" means to you. After identifying the key qualities of what you want in a good babysitter, you'll be in a much stronger position to find someone that you like to...