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Babysitter

July 2020 • Anchorage, AK

What I liked

You get to take care of kids and get paid well.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Have lots of energy before going to work because kids are very energetic.
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Babysitter

March - August 2021 • Fort Collins, CO

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't ask for less than you are worth.
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Babysitting

May 2019 • Lansdale, PA

What I liked

I liked how easy it was to find a good family and that I got to work with kids all day.

What I wish was different

I don't wish anything was different I loved every aspect of my job!

Advice

I would share to make sure you only babysit if you truly understand and love taking care of children as it is tough and a lot of work.
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Nanny

July 2020 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

The experience of working for kids and having another life depend on your care.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Always treat them how you'd want a nanny to treat your own children
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Baby Sitter

May - August 2020 • Fresno, CA

What I liked

I loved being able to be flexible with my hours

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Be prepared for anythinf
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Nanny

February 2017 • Friendswood, TX

What I liked

Fun kids, good schedule

What I wish was different

Younger kids!! I could have them for longer!! I miss them!

Advice

Make sure you get along with the kids AND parents
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Nanny

June - September 2020 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I really liked how easy it was to get into contact with the families. I also liked how they could contact me, through viewing my profile and availability

What I wish was different

I wish the length of time for each job could be more specific

Advice

It is really up to the person if this app will work or not. Many families use it, and everybody has different preferences such as background checks, references, or paying methods
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Nanny

August 2019 • Corpus Christi, TX

What I liked

Love the experience with children that i am receiving and the flexibility that i have with school.

What I wish was different

Higher pay. It’s hard to take care of myself while in school only making $10 an hour and going to school full time.

Advice

Always keep your mind open to jobs you might not have considered before.
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babysitter

April 2019 • Salem, VA

What I liked

I loved getting to care for the kids for what sometimes was very long days. Getting to play games and play outside all day it never felt like a job and I really don't even consider it one!

What I wish was different

I really cannot think of one thing I would change, I love the kids they are so respectful and truly a joy to hang out with, their parents are very nice and respect that I try my best to provide their kids with fun days while they are at work and I just feel lucky that my summer job it something that I get excited to wake up for.

Advice

Something I tell my self every day when I watch the kids is their parents are not paying me to sit them in front of a tv all day and I just think of my mom when my siblings and I were younger. I never saw her laying around she always gave parenting her all- doing whatever we wanted to do and being incredibly active in our games and things we did even if she was tired or didn't quite understand the nonsense game we had made up. if you take on the role of a baby-sitter, it is easy to think its a job you can just sit on the couch and earn money for it but just remind yourself that children are only young for so long, while they may not remember every particular thing you did for them they WILL remember how much fun they had for you and the smiles, hugs and kisses they give you because of your dedication to them will be more than enough to pay you back for it.
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Nanny

June 2019 • Newark, DE

What I liked

Pay, flexibility, the family

What I wish was different

Not anything aimed at my major

Advice

Perfect for students
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Nanny

June - November 2019 • Holton, KS

What I liked

It’s nice to have one site for finding care giving jobs

What I wish was different

I wish there were more opportunities in my area! I got lucky finding the family I worked for

Advice

Apply to all jobs! If they don’t need you now they could later
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Nanny

May 2019 • Morganville, NJ

What I liked

I liked the monthly set hours so I knew when I would be working each week before it started.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Baby Sitter

April 2018 • San Jose, CA

What I liked

working with kids

What I wish was different

more hours

Advice

easy way to get money
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Babysitter

May 2017 • Hilliard, OH

What I liked

I liked having a flexible job doing something I love. Being around kids was fun. I was able to have a fun job during the summer. The best part is building a connection and bonding with both kids and parents.

What I wish was different

I think having more of a set schedule would've been nice. Instead of it being I may work 3 days, 4 days, or even just 2 days a week.

Advice

Every family is different, you often have to find the right fit for you. Not every child or family will work and that's okay. Take the time during interviews to find the family that you best feel comfortable with.
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Nanny

May - August 2019 • Acton, MA

What I liked

You will be able to choose jobs based on your availability and how often you want to work. You have many families to choose from so you can find the right fit for you. It provides flexibility to do different things- homework, etc during childrens down time.

What I wish was different

Advice

Become a nanny! You form relationships with families and it is (mostly) a very easy job to have while you are in school or about to be in school.
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Las Vegas, NV

What I liked

The hours

What I wish was different

More structure

Advice

Nothing
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Childcare Worker

May - August 2019 • Riverside, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the family that I was assisting and the children were a joy. The job was smooth sailing and I enjoyed my role.

What I wish was different

I wish my 2019 school schedule allowed me to continue taking care of the kids, but the schedules were a conflict.

Advice

If you would like to create your own schedule and pay rates, Care.com is the place to go.
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Babysitter

June 2018 • Ashburn, VA

What I liked

The wages and the family I worked for.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

The website for Care was helpful in finding families that could work with my schedule and helped me understand what each family was looking for in a care giver.

What I wish was different

Advice

Make sure to respond to messages quickly so that you can find a job quicker.
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Nanny

June - August 2019 • Barrington, IL

What I liked

I loved working one on one with the parents and I loved hanging out with the kids!

What I wish was different

I wish I had started earlier and I wish I could have stayed longer

Advice

Be flexible
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