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Nannies ‘Call the Shots’ as Parents Face a Child Care Shortage

The pandemic has caused a shortage of trained nannies, leaving parents to provide higher pay and better benefits for those who stuck around in the industry. High-quality nannies lost or were forced to leave their jobs when the pandemic caused shutdowns. With kids returning to school and parents heading back to the office, parents are […]


Finding a Nanny Doesn’t Have to Be Complicated!

We know that finding the right nanny for your family isn’t always easy, but finding a competent nanny to care for your children shouldn’t be frustrating or expensive. At eNannySource, we’ve harnessed the power of the Internet to provide you with the tools you need to find a nanny independently, without using impersonal classifieds or […]


Parents Faced Drastically Higher Childcare Costs in Pandemic, Survey Finds

A new survey shows that the cost of childcare went up during the pandemic (8 percent for a nanny, 87 percent for a daycare center, and 69 percent for a family care center), forcing parents to reduce hours, change jobs or leave the workforce entirely, according to Carrie Cronkey, Care.com’s chief marketing officer. Child care […]


Child Care Center vs Home Daycare: Pros & Cons

Although no option is better than the other, there are differences between child care centers and family child care (home-based childcare). Family child care providers offer a smaller, home-like environment with fewer children within a mixed age group, while child care centers tend to be larger with a more institutionalized feel. There is the potential […]


Tips for Screening and Interviewing Nannies

It can be a daunting task to narrow down prospective nannies for the return to work, but with a few tips, the process can go smoothly. Take some time to screen the candidates first, focusing on the desired rate of pay, availability, distance from the home, level of experience, language skills, and professionalism in reaching […]


Review of Care.com Babysitting Site: One Nanny’s Experience

An experienced babysitter has offered a review of her use of Care.com. She called the experience “the best job-searching experience” she’s ever had. She got her first job offer after just two days and the simple process involves an email to the parent, who explores the profile, information, and credentials. The site does not charge […]


Do Organizations Rely on Background Checks Too Much?

Background checks, pre-employment screening, and background investigations all can aim to dig up criminal, academic, employment, and other records to verify a potential hire or current employee is who they say they are. According to the Professional Background Screening Association, 96.1 percent of employers perform some sort of pre-employment background screening. Most are compliant with […]


6 Best Background Check Services for Accurate Criminal Background Checks Online (How to Search Arrest Records and Public Databases)

A background check can help ensure the right person is hired as a nanny or babysitter and this involves evaluating the best providers for value for money, user-friendliness, reporting turnaround time, and customer support. Performinsider.com has announced the release of a report that details the “Top Background Check Services.” These include Truthfinder, Intelius, Instant Checkmate, […]


Nannies: Practical Guide to Employing a Nanny

Being a nanny is a professional career, so the process should be formalized with an employment contract and a job description that includes a list of what the nanny is expected to do, transportation arrangements, a weekly household schedule, and a pay scale. In addition, certain legal requirements must be met involving pay rates, superannuation, […]


5 Tips for Vetting and Hiring a Nanny

When a parent hires a caregiver, they should be completely comfortable leaving their family for the day. Since there is no training or national standards to become a nanny, it is crucial for parents to do their homework. Lynn Perkins, CEO and co-founder of UrbanSitter, said there are five steps for finding the perfect nanny […]




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