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  • Best jobs for 50/50? is the other one, they're pretty similar and the folks on there rotate between the two. Source: about 1 year ago
  • Babysitter Wanted
    I'm looking for a babysitter/nanny during the weekday and am having trouble finding someone. Is there anywhere that people would recommend looking for one besides or If anyone has used or, how were your experiences? Source: about 1 year ago
  • Resorts with childcare
    Most resorts with drop-off/group childcare have an age minimum of 3+. Some might have recommended babysitters. You could also use a service like or to find a local sitter to watch LO in your hotel room. Source: over 1 year ago
  • How young did you leave your child with a sitter?
    There are tons of childcare websites and most of them require background checks. I always used Just make sure you call references and do a trial run with them! Also a perk if they are CPR certified but there are tons of resources out there. Source: over 1 year ago
  • DMV Nanny Search.
    As a part-time nanny who works in DC, I've found most of my jobs on and White House Nannies is the major nanny agency here, but I feel like most nannies who sign up for it are looking for full time work. I'd just make sure to include you want to use a payroll in your job listing so applicants know what to expect. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Good starting teen jobs
    If you like babysitting, you could look and see if any daycares near your or the local gyms have any after-school programs that are looking for extra staff to help run. Those jobs are easier to find in the summer months, but if you start looking now, you can secure some community summer activity job. There si a website called where you can find babysitting and nanny jobs. But many prefere if you... Source: over 1 year ago
  • 3 dollars an hour
    Are you CPR certified? Taken any babysitting classes online? If so, then set your rates higher bc you’re more qualified than others. Also look into something like Sitter City to get listed for more gigs. Source: over 1 year ago
  • Question about quitting after parental leave
    Don't leave your current job until a new one gives you a starting date and even then, I caution against leaving until you actually start. Though remote jobs are becoming more common, there are 150 applications for every singleone. You have to be pretty damn lucky to get your resume seen, nevermind get called for an interview. If day care is too expensive, maybe you can find a part time nanny to give your wife a... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Where to look for nannies/daycares?
    You can find a nanny on,, on FB groups, or through a nanny agency. Be aware that part-time nanny positions can be difficult to fill and part-time nannies can be hard to keep. Especially if you live in a place with a lot of high earners, people with money, etc. You'll be competing for a nanny against rich people offering top-of-the-market pay, full-time hours, benefits, PTO, vacation time,... Source: over 1 year ago
  • Nanny struggles - advice needed
    Our biggest concern though is that she is extremely unhappy with our nanny contract. I have account as a caregiver to make sure we are competitive, and we have one of the highest jobs on the market consistently. We pay holidays, sick, vacation time and guaranteed hours (I know this is standard, but pretty uncommon where we live). She complains very regularly that she is not salaried and has to... Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Nightmare of a living douchebag…
    This isn't a "nice guy" scenario, but it reminds me of when I was in college. A family I didn't know found me online on or something and asked me to come over to interview for nannying their kids. I didn't know them, and they weren't friends with anyone I knew, so I asked if they'd be okay meeting at a coffee shop. The woman started telling me she's "uncomfortable" because I asked not to come over... Source: almost 2 years ago
  • Omicron ripping through our centers and admin won't do anything.
    Become a manny then! We have a lot of mannies in our area and many families have that preference. Don't let that hold you back! Put up a profile on , and search local childcare groups on facebook. You would be surprised how many families are 100% onboard with a manny. Good luck to you. Source: over 2 years ago
  • I cant be a parent anymore
    For finding a sitter, I've had good luck using ( I liked it better than I think the first month is free, then $30/mo after that. But that first month should be enough time to find a sitter you can use. Source: over 2 years ago
  • After hours childcare for toddler
    Your wife gets free access to through UVA and you can hire someone. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Need help finding a vegan family to nanny for.
    Many nanny websites have a feature to search by keyword. You can use it to search for families mentioning veganism in their job posts.,, and all have search features. I also think local vegan Facebook groups could be helpful. Source: over 2 years ago
  • Offering Pet and Child Care
    ~10 years ago I landed some pet sitting thru Now I use them for babysitting... Source: over 2 years ago
  • Finding a dog walker
    Perhaps post on a site like or if you are in the US. I have had good luck posting a job description explaining that I was looking for someone who was willing to establish a long-term relationship with my dog and that he was anxious. Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Unemployed over summer
    You can create a sitter profile on,, and nanny lane. There’s also urban sitter. Also get on and let neighbors know that you are available for the summer. It’s a lot of hustle but since it’s just 2 months maybe like a little adventure. If you create a simple business card you can connect with local hotels that might have guests needing sitters while they dine out; ask top... Source: almost 3 years ago
  • May Goals!
    Check out that's where I found my baby sitting gigs previously. There's also Also Wag could be a fun one for pets. Source: about 3 years ago
  • How does Nannylane make money?
    They don't seem to have a business model so I'm wondering if they will sell my information. Does any side pay for the service? I'm a parent and on and, we have to pay to communicate. I heard that on care, nannies also pay, not sure about that, though. Source: about 3 years ago
  • how should i go about advertising?
    For free babysitting ads you can use Babysitternear.Me, both parents and babysitters can post their ads easily, simply provide contact details, suggested price per hour, and any other information. There are other paid babysitting platforms, like or Find Child Care, Senior Care, Pet Care and Housekeeping. Source: about 3 years ago

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