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  • What do caregivers and domestic workers need to know about taxes?

    Anja Borngässer November 12, 2021 (0) Kommentar(e)
    We have put together the top 4 things you need to know about taxes and payroll.
  • Caregivers: Expand Skill Set Through New Training Opportunities

    Katrin Lewandowski December 7, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Expand your skill set as a caregiver through training opportunities. We show you which possibilities are out there.
  • What a Safe Return to Work after Lockdown Might Look Like

    Katrin Lewandowski November 9, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    What’s about workplace safety when you need to work in someone else’s home? We have the answers to caregivers’ and housekeepers’ frequently asked questions.
  • Your “How to Handle Covid” Guide

    Katrin Lewandowski November 4, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Covid-related hot topics and the most important questions answered–for families, other care seekers and caregivers alike.
  • Jobs with Babies

    Katrin Lewandowski November 3, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    If you love infants and are looking for a new career, options abound for jobs with babies. We have 15 job suggestions where you would work with the tiniest ones.
  • 6 Easy Ways to Earn Extra Income during the Holidays

    Anja Borngässer November 2, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    The holiday season offers many unique opportunities to earn extra income. Here are some ideas.
  • Additional Services You Can Offer as a Housekeeper

    Anja Borngässer October 12, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Do you find yourself in a housekeeping position but are interested in boosting your take-home pay? Here are some ways to expand the services you perform for the family.
  • Pet Sitters and the Pets: How to Build a Bond

    Katrin Lewandowski September 28, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Your job search as a pet sitter was successful and now the furry family member is going to be in your care. Here are some top tips on building a good bond with your new charge.
  • How to Successfully Negotiate Pay for Care Positions

    Anja Borngässer September 21, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Perhaps the most awkward topic to discuss in an interview is the topic of compensation. Follow these tips to guide your pay negotiations to be polite, smooth, and effective.
  • Virtual Care: How to Move Your Care Skills Online

    Katrin Lewandowski September 21, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Have you been toying with the idea of offering Virtual Care, but aren’t sure where to start? We’ve spoken to a few caregivers and compiled some pointers for you.
  • How to Become a Babysitter

    Katrin Lewandowski September 3, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Are you wondering how to get a part-time babysitting job? Follow these 13 steps to find out how to become a great babysitter and land babysitting jobs.
  • Successfully Negotiate the Pay for a Care Job

    Katrin Lewandowski September 3, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Knowing what you’re worth, preparing in advance and thoughtfully approaching negotiation will make it easier to get paid the rate you deserve for your care job.
  • What to Wear for a Caregiver Interview

    Katrin Lewandowski September 3, 2020 (1) Kommentar(e)
    How do you dress for an interview as a caregiver? Follow our basic dos and don’ts to land that job as as a nanny, babysitter, tutor, dog walker, housekeeper or caregiver for seniors.
  • 8 Tips for Surviving the Probationary Period at Your New Job

    Anja Borngässer August 18, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Many employers are notorious for observing a tough probationary period. Explore eight tips that will help you go above and beyond during your initial months on the job.
  • 6 Questions Nannies & Sitters Should Ask before Caring for Kids in Times of Corona

    Katrin Lewandowski August 16, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    If you’re a caregiver who continues to work or if you’re seeking childcare work during corona time, here are the questions you need to be asking, according to experts.
  • Caregivers: Financial Planning & Strategies for Saving

    Katrin Lewandowski July 9, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    We talk about strategies for saving, and show you how to establish a financial planning and saving routine.
  • How to Be a Successful Summer Tutor

    Katrin Lewandowski June 9, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Beat the summer slump and become a successful tutor with these top tips.
  • Success Tips for Tutoring Online

    Katrin Lewandowski April 28, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Corona has forced many teachers and tutors to work online. Here is what it takes to be good at tutoring online. Read our tips!
  • Keys to Minimizing Stress When Working Multiple Jobs

    Katrin Lewandowski March 24, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    We will explore six steps to help you maneuver between your various jobs and decrease your work stress level.
  • Your Coronavirus Questions, Answered

    Katrin Lewandowski March 17, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    We sum up what senior caregivers and relatives need to know about the coronavirus, and give useful everyday tips to cope with the crisis.
  • 7 Rules of Job Etiquette for Caregivers

    Katrin Lewandowski February 26, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Are you consistently conducting yourself in a professional manner? We summed up some important points of the caregiver’s job etiquette.
  • 2020 Vacation Planning for Caregivers

    Katrin Lewandowski January 30, 2020 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Read our tips, use our 2020 calendar and start planning this year’s vacation. You have earned it!
  • 20 White Lies Parents Tell Their Children

    The Team December 10, 2019 (0) Kommentar(e)
    We always tell children to tell the truth, but every parent is guilty of making up a few little white lies to make life easier! Here are some of our favourites!
  • Earn Some Extra Money: Babysitting During The Holidays

    The Team December 10, 2019 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Get hired this holiday season and earn some extra money! Follow these tips on finding a holiday babysitting job.
  • Lessons You Can Learn From a Nanny

    The Team October 30, 2019 (0) Kommentar(e)
    We examine some of the parenting skills you can learn from a nanny and what they can teach you about your kids.
  • What Character Traits Should a Babysitter or Nanny Have?

    The Team September 4, 2019 (0) Kommentar(e)
    We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 traits every babysitter or nanny should have.
  • 21 Ways To Thank Your Nanny

    The Team August 19, 2019 (1) Kommentar(e)
    Show how much you appreciate their work and follow our list of 21 ideas to thank your nanny
  • Internet Safety For Kids

    The Team July 10, 2019 (0) Kommentar(e)
    You supervise your children’s interactions in the real world, so why not online? The internet can be dangerous, so ensure you know about internet safety for kids.
  • 7 Biggest Babysitting No-Nos

    The Team May 28, 2019 (1) Kommentar(e)
    You were hired as a babysitter for one reason: trust. Stay away from these seven ‘babysitting sins’ to keep that trust — and keep your job.
  • 7 Steps to Quitting Your Caregiver Job

    The Team May 4, 2019 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Resigning from a job is never easy and quitting a caregiving job can be a little bit harder – here are 7 steps to quitting your caregiver job.
  • Online Scams: What Carers Need to Know

    sophiemoran March 28, 2019 (0) Kommentar(e)
    A guide to protecting yourself while looking for care jobs online.
  • A New Year and a New Job

    Katrin Lewandowski December 10, 2018 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Follow our 31 day plan to find a new job! With a tip each day, you can be on your way to a new job in just 31 days.
  • The Qualities You Need to Be a Senior Caregiver

    sophiemoran November 16, 2018 (0) Kommentar(e)
    If you think you have all these qualities, then being a senior caregiver might be the right job for you.
  • 7 Ways To Keep Seniors Safe This Fall

    sophiemoran September 11, 2018 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Do you seniors in your life that might need your help this fall? Here are some great tips to help keep them safe as the cold weather creeps in.
  • Nanny Training Courses and Certifications

    The Team January 21, 2016 (1) Kommentar(e)
    There are a so many nanny training courses to help you boost your CV and nanny skills. Find out here which ones are the most sought after by parents.
  • The Sick Baby Survival Guide

    The Team January 12, 2016 (0) Kommentar(e)
    It can be scary when your little one feels under the weather – especially if you’ve not looked after a sick baby before. Here’s how to help them get better.
  • Raising a Confident Girl: Our 9 Top Tips

    The Team January 6, 2016 (0) Kommentar(e)
    How do you boost your daughter’s self esteem so she knows that she is smart, funny, kind – and beautiful? Here are our top tips to raising a confident girl.
  • How to Hold a Baby: 4 Top Methods

    The Team January 5, 2016 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Whether you’re wondering how to hold a baby of your own, or you want to feel less awkward when someone hands you theirs, here are four of the best methods.
  • “How Do I Tell My Boss I’m Pregnant?”

    The Team December 29, 2015 (0) Kommentar(e)
    You’re pregnant – congratulations! Here, addresses the all important question for Nannies, “How do I tell my boss I’m pregnant?’
  • Writing the Perfect Caregiver Resume

    The Team June 18, 2014 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Here are some insider tips to writing the perfect caregiver resume to help you find your ideal care job.
  • 4 Tips for Finding a Travel Nanny Job

    The Team June 18, 2014 (1) Kommentar(e)
    Looking for jobs over the summer? If the thought of working in a new location appeals to you, why not consider searching for a travel nanny job.
  • 6 Tips to Make Yourself More Hirable

    The Team June 4, 2014 (3) Kommentar(e)
    When applying for care jobs the most important tool is your profile – here are 6 tips to make yourself more hirable with your profile.
  • 4 Ways to Earn More On

    The Team June 4, 2014 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Sometimes with care jobs your wallet needs that little extra boost. If that’s the case then help is at hand! Here are 4 ways to earn more on
  • 5 Steps to Asking for a Raise

    The Team June 4, 2014 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Giving your best in the care for others over time at the same rate could mean its time to ask review your pay. Here are 5 steps to asking for a raise.
  • 7 Ways to Maximize Your Downtime

    The Team May 7, 2014 (0) Kommentar(e)
    During downtime moments it’s easy tolet the time just pass – we’ve put together 7 ways to maximize your downtime regardless of how busy your schedule is.
  • 7 Signs Your Profile Needs a Professional Makeover

    The Team April 4, 2014 (0) Kommentar(e)
    First impressions count in the application process and your profile is critical to getting the job. Here are 7 signs your profile needs a professional makeover.
  • Top 10 Tips to Target Your Application

    The Team April 4, 2014 (0) Kommentar(e)
    What can you do to make your application to your ideal care job stand out? Here are our top 10 tips to target your application
  • Tips for Following Up Job Applications

    The Team April 4, 2014 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Applying for care jobs doesn’t with crafting a well developed application. Here are some useful tips for following up job applications after hitting send.
  • 8 Tips for Acing a Caregiver Job Interview

    The Team March 26, 2014 (0) Kommentar(e)
    We’ve gathered together tips from several leading career experts to help you ace your next caregiver job interview.
  • 4 Sensitive Wage Discussions You Might Need to Have As A Nanny

    The Team March 11, 2014 (0) Kommentar(e)
    The working life of a nanny or caregiver can be unpredictable. Here are four potentially sensitive wage discussions and suggestions for solving them.
  • Nannies, Learn How To Earn Extra Money

    The Team December 10, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Earn extra money as a nanny or caregiver with these useful and effective tips. Boost your income!
  • 8 Ways to Have a Professional Presence on Social Media

    The Team December 6, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Having a professional presence on social media is essential when you are job hunting. Here on 8 tips to help you clean up your social media presence!
  • Perfect Your Profile’s Spelling and Grammar

    The Team November 6, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Make your profile stand out with perfect spelling and grammar. Follow this spelling and grammar checklist to make your profile professional.
  • Get Help with the Homework Struggle

    The Team August 14, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Is there always a homework struggle after school? is here to help with 10 tips for sitters to banish the homework struggle.
  • Give Your Profile a Back-to-school Update

    The Team August 14, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    During this back-to-school season, many families are looking for after-school sitters or housekeepers. It’s time to dust-off your profile!
  • What You Should Bring to a Nanny Interview

    The Team June 19, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    The best thing you can do to make a great impression in a nanny interview is to prepare. Here are nanny interview tips to help you do so.
  • How to Interview for Senior Care Jobs

    The Team June 19, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    It’s important to ask the right questions during a senior care interview, and have an in-depth conversation with any prospective employer about their expectations and needs before you accept a job.
  • How to Interview for Housekeeping Jobs

    The Team June 19, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Here are suggestions for things to ask during your housekeeping interview. Use them as discussion points to demonstrate how you are a great fit for the position and why they should hire you.
  • 8 Tips for Finding a Job Faster on

    The Team June 19, 2013 (10) Kommentar(e)
    At, we want to help you find a match as quickly as possible. Here are eight secrets for how to use to find a job fast.
  • Difficult Conversations with Your Employer

    The Team June 5, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Are you a nanny or caregiver facing a difficult situation on the job? Here are tips on how to handle 5 of the most common uncomfortable conversations.
  • How to Interview for Childcare Jobs

    The Team June 5, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    First impressions are crucial. While families are looking for the right fit, nannies and babysitters should come prepared with their own questions.
  • Which Skills Should I Include on My Babysitter Resume?

    The Team June 4, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Updating your resume can seem like a daunting task. Use this template to make sure you include the right qualifications, applying for a babysitting job.
  • Safety Checklist for Babysitters and Nannies

    The Team May 15, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Do you have a child care safety plan? A just-in-case checklist that nannies and babysitters can use for those child care emergencies.
  • 7 Great — and Free — Apps for Nannies

    The Team March 20, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Technology to the rescue! Keep track of kids, schedules, play dates and your life with these helpful smartphone apps.
  • Care Job Searching in the Age of the Internet

    The Team February 14, 2013 (1) Kommentar(e)
    Technology is constantly changing. So how can you compete if you’re not the most tech-savvy person? Here are some tips to help you find a great job.
  • Is Your Profile Picture Hurting Your Job Search?

    The Team February 4, 2013 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Are you not getting responses to the jobs you want? Here are tips on how to have a fantastic photo and make your profile stand out the right way.
  • 12 Ways to Get Families to Respond to You on

    The Team January 29, 2013 (4) Kommentar(e)
    Here are 12 ways to improve your caregiver profile, your application and your chances of landing that dream job on
  • Childcare Jobs: 9 Ways to Get the Salary You Want

    The Team November 12, 2012 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Make sure your new childcare job provides you with both the right work experience and the salary you deserve.
  • What Families Should Include on an Emergency List

    The Team November 10, 2012 (0) Kommentar(e)
    As a caregiver, it is your responsibility to be prepared for emergency situations. Here’s a guide for what should be included on an emergency list.
  • What to Have in Your Nanny Bag

    The Team October 9, 2012 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Every child carer can bring a little Mary Poppins with her, using this list of fun and helpful ideas. Here’s how you can always be prepared.
  • Make the Most of Your Profile

    The Team October 9, 2012 (1) Kommentar(e)
    Get 5 tips to help you increase your job search success rate by making sure your Canada profile is the best that it can be.
  • How to Promote Your Services

    The Team September 8, 2012 (0) Kommentar(e)
    Promote your services and follow these tips to put your profile front and centre, so families can find you.
  • 4 Step Guide to Searching for a Job

    The Team May 24, 2012 (1) Kommentar(e)
    Are you looking for your next care job? Here’s a 4 step guide to searching for a job on