Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Where To Get Care

If you're a parent, then chances are you've had to arrange for a babysitter at one time or another. This is no easy task, especially if you don't have any family close by who you can conveniently dump your children off with. There's always your friends, but sometimes they're not available either, and you might feel a little guilty subjecting them to your screaming toddler. I've often wondered, "If I absolutely needed a babysitter and I couldn't find somebody to help me, what would I do?" And I really didn't have an answer to that question until I found out about care.com.

Care.com has done all the hard work for you. For example, instead of having to searching for childcare providers on your own, just do a search for your area and you're provided with a list of caregivers near you. They are pre-screened with recorded references and background checks available. In addition, you can read reviews, view availability and send messages to potential caregivers to speak with them further. It's free to sign up with the website - you'll get limited access to caregiver profiles. If you want unlimited access to all caregivers and free background checks, opt for a premium membership starting at $25.

In addition to Child Care, there are a number of services available including Special Needs, Tutoring, Senior Care, Pet Care, Housekeeping, and Care Gigs. These are all services that I just wouldn't know how to go about finding by myself, so it's great to have a resource like this that has all the information in one place. This website provides a simple and safe way for families and individuals to get the care that they need. The myriad of interesting and relevant articles is impressive and helpful. Anyone who needs care can benefit from Care.com. Check out the FAQs if you'd like to learn even more.

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  1. Hi Marissa! Thanks for your sweet comment!

    You're in SD right? I'm in Aliso Viejo....We're going to be down in SD in a few weeks....maybe we could get together....


  2. If you move to Toronto you can dump bean off here any time! How about it?


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