Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Have you tried out Care.com?

Daniel and I have the same conversation at least once per week. One of us will make a comment about how nice it would be to get out for a few hours, just the two of us. Then the other will complain about the fact that we don't really know who is a) qualified to watch our kids and b) lives near us. We usually end up giving up on the idea and waiting several months until one of our sets of parents comes to visit.

I've seen Care.com advertised before, and I think it looks like a wonderful idea. It's very simple- you put in your zipcode, then you can either post a job listing with your specific needs, or you can search care providers who match what you're looking for. You can also request free background checks, view photos, videos, references and more. I love this idea! And Care.com isn't just for child care, you can also search for special needs, tutoring, senior care, pet care and housekeeping.

Normally you can access basic profiles for free and pay for premium memberships which allow you to access all caregivers and background checks. BUT- this coming weekend, March 19-21, everyone can use the resources for free. So visit then to search for a caregiver, post a job and get contact information. I'm so excited- I'm definitely planning to try the site out!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post and received no product for review- just passing on some information that I received and wanted to share with you!


SSCleve said...

Hi, this is Stacy. I’m a member of Care.com’s Mom Force—a team of work-at-home moms that helps with safety and customer service. I may be biased but as a mom I think Care.com is an amazing resource for finding care providers. The site offers free background checks, uses the Mom Force to review all care providers and job posts before we post them online, and gives you access to recorded references and reviews to help you decide who to hire. They also have exclusive members-only features like Care-on-Call (for last-minute care), Care Exchange (to meet families who want to exchange babysitting and pet sitting services). Plus an amazing selection so you’ll be able to find a match that’s right for you and your family. Good Luck in your search.