I was recently invited to try out a membership at Care dot com, a website that connects you with qualified babysitters, nannies, pet sitters and more.
I'm pretty fortunate to have my family close by and some very wonderful friends who are generally available to watch my toddler. But in a crunch, Care dot com is there as a back-up and I find comfort in that.
I've spent some time clicking through the website and I find it very easy to navigate. I have set up my profile there and a brief description letting all know that I occasionally need someone to watch my little girl. I have pets too, so in the event my regular pet sitter is unavailable, I'm confident I can find someone reliable at Care dot com.
The other day, I was in need of a sitter for just a couple of hours in the morning. I logged into the site and posted a "job" for all care providers to see. I could have also used Care dot com's search function to find someone who was available on specific days during certain hours. When you're a member of Care dot com, you are able to view complete care provider profiles, contact information and perform background and reference checks. Within 24 hours of posting my job, I was contacted by several care providers. I was quite thrilled with the response. I hired a wonderful sitter to come and stay with my precious little girl and felt at ease the entire time I was away from home.
Care dot com was founded in 2006 by Sheila Lirio Marcelo. Sheila has a background that is very "care" focused and has enlisted a fabulous team of professionals who understand quite well what it's like to need a reliable source of care giving, whether it's for the elderly, a pet or some help with that stubborn math problem.
Care dot com is constantly growing and improving. Right now, the service can be found across the country in most major cities.
You can join Care dot com to offer services, such as babysitting or senior care aide.
Subscription information including rates (as low as $25/mo) can be found by clicking the button below to learn more.
I highly recommend Care dot com. I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to turn to them. I believe this is a service where we can all "give back" a little and help Care dot com become an even bigger success than they already are.
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