5 Things You Didn't Know About Care.com
- Care.com founder Sheila Lirio Marcelo runs a personal blog linked to Care.com where she provides home, parenting, and family advice.
- Care.com provides a number of tools to help their caregivers manage their money and keep track of all their tax information.
- Care.com has a comprehensive safety guide directly on their site to make sure you take all the right precautions when finding a caregiver.
- Did you know that payments to your chosen caregiver can be handled conveniently and directly through your personal Care.com profile page?
- Many employers recognize the quality of Care.com and are starting to provide complimentary service to the site for their employees.
How to Redeem a Coupon Code at Care.com
Care.com allows you to apply Giving Assistant coupons when subscribing for their paid membership options. The process is easy. Start by creating an account. Care.com will ask you for personal information, starting with a name, password, and both a physical and email address. They'll then ask you the type of caregiver service you require and ask you to create a personal profile. This section is optional, but detailing the size and ages of your family will allow Care.com to provide more personalized service. You can provide more detailed options that cover the times and days you need services and create a profile where you list your job needs. The final page of account creation will allow you to select from one of their paid subscription plans. Just beneath the chart outlining subscription services you'll find a form marked "Promotional Code". Enter your Giving Assistant coupon code, click on apply code, and continue on with the rest of checkout as you normally would.
Like SitterCity and Nannys4Hire, Care.com has established itself as an online tool to connect customers to quality caregivers in their area. Care.com was founded in 2007 by Sheila Lirio Marcelo, a mother and entrepreneur, with the simple mission of connecting families with their perfect caregivers. The company's focus on safety and thorough vetting, along with its robust set of options to help find the right matches, brought great success to the company. They now operate in a number of countries throughout North America and Europe.
Whether you need a caregiver for your elderly parent or your child, Care.com provides the tools to find a professional who's trustworthy and compatible with your needs. Their listings are similar to a dating website, with potential providers posting up profiles that cover their experience, rates, and age. Care.com knows you don't want to trust your family members with just anyone, so they've built a website interface that's robust and thorough. Potential candidates are competing with each other to sell you on their services, and they have an array of tools to do so. Candidates can create as detailed of a profile as they wish and then provide information on skills and experience, education, and additional services offered. The interface allows you to order a number of background checks or chat with the prospective candidate directly through their account page. You can also post or read reviews on each candidate to share your experience on others or get a second opinion on a candidate you're thinking of hiring. Once you've settled on a caregiver, you can pay them directly through the page. Prospective candidates can be marked as favorites to help you in your search or put on your friends list to help you build an address book of people you trust.
Care.com allows providers to advertise more specialized care and makes it easy to discover them. Child care centers and family child care are sensible options that allow your child to socialize with peers while also being cared for. Live-in au pairs can provide more comprehensive service for your child and provide a more reliable resource you can continue to trust in. A range of tutors can be found directly through the site as well; and through Care.com you can even find ACA accredited camps, so you can send your child away for a special summer and rest easy knowing they'll be safe and cared for. If your parent suffers from a difficult condition, a number of special needs caregivers are available and list their credentials directly on their profile.
Since its inception as a place to connect nannies with potential customers, Care.com has seen explosive growth, and the services they offer have expanded as well. You can now use the service to find personal assistants, housekeepers, and pet care specialists. The providers on the site have moved beyond solely individuals to including agencies and care facilities, and the comprehensive tools relieve much of the burden that comes with finding a provider you can trust with your loved ones.
A basic Care.com subscription is free for customers looking to hire, but a paid subscription is necessary to utilize all the site's resources. Free users can browse from the selection of providers and receive responses from their job request, but a paid subscription is necessary to communicate with prospective providers and request background checks. Care.com offers three options for membership, each with increasing perks. Standard subscribers can access background checks, message providers, and post unlimited jobs. They can also receive ten applications on the jobs they post. An All Access Subscription gives customers more search options, additional profile information on caregivers, and unlimited possible applications. Concierge customers can communicate directly with Care.com consultants to receive personalized hiring advice.
Care.com also offers employee benefit programs. Companies can increase their appeal to prospective employees by integrating Care.com into their benefits package. Less stressed employees are more productive employees, and Care.com offers flexible plans to help employees get parents the live-in care they need, make the process from maternity leave a smooth one, or set up onsite caregivers for overtime hours or corporate retreats.
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Care.com Social Media Links
Care.com on Facebook: Like Care.com on Facebook to get access to a page devoted to everything parenting. They regularly post funny memes about parenting, fascinating articles on children's neurology and learning patterns, and a series of insightful articles into parenting and the caregiver industry titled Care Smarts.
Care.com on Twitter: Care.com is committed to helping you find the right care that suits the needs of your family, and their presence in the Twittersphere works in service towards that. Articles and editorials about balancing work and home life sit alongside funny pictures to lighten any busy parent's day on their regularly updated feed.
Care.com on YouTube: Care.com's YouTube page is loaded with a wealth of videos to help you become a better parent. Instructional videos on how to find the right caregiver and detailed reports on childhood progress milestones are mixed with taped seminars about care in the workplace and interviews with prominent moms. Follow them to add another resource to your parenting tool kit.
Care.com on Pinterest: Care.com is dedicated to making the process of finding a caregiver easier, and their Pinterest account is dedicated to making the process of parenting easier. Their galleries are categorized under names like "Homecleaning Solutions" and "Mommy Musts" and provide a number of cool ideas to streamline the family chores and create a positive environment for your kids.
Care.com Contact Info
77 4th Ave