Care.com: Hire Babysitters

Care.com: Hire Babysitters

  • Category: Lifestyle
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  • Current Version: 10.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Care.com, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
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Care.com: Hire Babysitters App

Hire a caregiver, when and where you need them. Finding the right care comes from making the right connections. Word of mouth searches only takes you so far. At Care.com, you’ll have access to our large network of caregivers right in your local area. Join our community and find the right match for all your child care, senior care, pet care, housekeeping, or tutoring needs. No matter the occasion; special event, date night, recurring, full-time or part-time, find the care that suits your needs. • Share your needs by creating a job post • Search and view caregiver profiles, photos, and reviews • Get instant alerts when interested caregivers respond • Manage bookings, interviews, and payments-all in one place • Make fast and easy payments through the app Premium Subscriptions for Families • We have multiple subscriptions to choose from; 1-month, 3-month, and 12-months • Your iTunes account will be charged at confirmation for your purchase and will auto-renew for the same price and duration period as the original 1, 3, or 12-month package • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase • Once a subscription period commences, that subscription period cannot be cancelled • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable • At any time, you can review our privacy policy at: http://www.care.com/privacy-policy-p1013.html or our terms of use at: http://www.care.com /terms-or-use-p1012.html Subscription costs for families • 1 month: $39.99 • 3 months: $79.99 • 12 months: $159.99 Optional background checks subscription for families • 1 month: $24.99 • 3 months: $74.99 • 12 months: $299.99 Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Care.com - Find Nannies, Babysitters & More Support

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Care.com: Hire Babysitters app reviews

  • Thieves! Don’t add your credit card 1/5

    By TriPLe PLatiNuM
    Thieves!! They charged me for 6 months when I only chose the ONE MONTH PLAN! $41/ 1 month. ONE. But if you read the tiny print it says they auto renew you each month even though you selected a ONE MONTH plan. I caught this and asked for a refund to which they snarky replied if i read their terms it says they “can” only refund one month. LOL! I haven’t even signed into the website. Companies making money off of moms that don’t notice the “fine print” will never make it. Shame on you care.com. SMH.
  • Keeps crashing 1/5

    By Jcgill3rd
    Keeps crashing as I delete messages I have read every 5 messages or so. Deleting the messages is the only way to clear notifications. Reading them doesn’t do anything.
  • Care.com cares more about our money 1/5

    By Itunes is Awsome
    In order to receive responses through this app you have to upgrade by paying a monthly fee that is not cheap. Whether you are in need of a sitter or you are the sitter you have to pay money to get the responses you are acquiring for. Go to craigslist where it’s free to post and acquire the responses you are looking for it.
  • All My Ads Get Deleted 1/5

    By unhappy laura
    I posted an ad for a live-in nanny which included rent in exchange for hours babysitting plus a pay per house. It got deleted because the rules say money needs to be exchanged, which it was clearly stated in my ad. I posted another ad looking for a babysitter while on vacation for my kids and my friends kids. My ad got deleted because I apparently broke the rules by letting someone else use my account-which I didn’t-Either way I’m still looking for a babysitter for my kids. Customer service is terrible. Links to solve problems don’t solve problems, they just tell me to write an email. It takes a representative a week to get back to me. When they do get back to me, they don’t answer my questions specifically. It advertises background checks but you have to pay extra on top of the already extremely high cost. I’ll stick to Craigslist and if I really want a solid background check, I can purchase my own and it’ll still be way cheaper than care.com with more information.
  • Amazing tool!!! 4/5

    By Lala_dee
    I would have gave it 5 stars if we were able to see what times caregivers were available for and if they were even available or active at all. I’ve ran into many caregivers that haven’t been active on the site for months which make searching for help in that direction useless.
  • Extremely frustrating 5/5

    By Blakhol420
    Just to off set your one star . I did this because you sound like a procrastinating jerk who would rather spend their precious time telling a few people how poorly you mismanage time and now you can’t figure out which hand you want to use to wipe your tears! I am in need of someone too and have not paid this app yet because I was thinking about using your mom now! Thanks jerk face!
  • Amazing Site 5/5

    By Shab42
    I have had great success on this site. I have found wonderful young ladies to babysit for my six year-old. Thank you care.com.
  • Works pretty good when you are trying to find help long-distance 3/5

    By BossGa
    When looking for help long-distance and the standard one or two agencies want exorbitant rates and a minimum number of hours this app will help you get straight to the people who will be providing the services. It gives you the opportunity to talk to people first before ever giving them your home address so that only those you are comfortable with will be the ones coming to your home for an interview.
  • user-friendly and helpful! 5/5

    By audreycringering
    Care.com has made the babysitter finding process so easy. We have so many options and I love that each babysitter can get reviews from other families.
  • Not sure why I did not use Care.com sooner. 5/5

    By R.e.a.n.n.
    This made it so easy to find someone who we felt comfortable with. (Who turned out to be amazing.)
  • No shows common 1/5

    By doniguan
    I have a free account through work. We've repeatedly tried to hire babysitters through this service and repeatedly get no shows. There's little accountability from the service.
  • Thank God for this company! 5/5

    By Dr. Bolude
    Care.com is very useful and efficient way of finding a provider. It is cost-effective and safe. I appreciate them because they have been a life-saver for allowing me to find help in my time of need when there is an emergency or if I just need a full-time nanny. I thank God for this company and the app makes it very easy to navigate.
  • Job transportation 3/5

    By SheaShea & JJ
    I haven’t had a lot of responses so it’s still to early to say
  • Worst service. 1/5

    By soccer-princess9
    This app is so frustrating. I have had a profile before and now that I am looking for a sitter and not looking for a sitting job, I completely understand why I never got any replies. I tried logging into my old account and it would never let me. I tried calling tech assistance and still NO HELP. I finally use my husbands email and get a completely NEW profile. Posted about needing a sitter soon and I’m getting messages from many sitters but I can’t read them or respond to any of them unless I pay 55 dollars. No thank you. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS APP
  • Great 5/5

    By RJPCMP
    Love the service
  • Messages don't get updated 1/5

    By Fdsaio
    This app. has so many bugs! Care.com charges so much and they cannot even build a decent mobile app! Messages don't get synced, app. keeps crashing and the app. is not configured for the latest phone models in terms of screen size. Horrible app!
  • Lots of quirks 2/5

    By Kate Meriwether
    This app has a lot of great features and we appreciate the service in general, but the app on the iPhone 7 has a lot of quirks… The messages often do not load and the app often can’t load conversations or can’t find job postings. This can be troublesome when you’re trying to quickly get back to folks that are messaging you, and that is the only way you can contact them initially.
  • Help???!!! 1/5

    By Cel Solon-Rice
    I’ve had weeks of frustrating experience w/u. I’ve been a care provider w/u fir over a decade & while living in several locations. Now I’m trying to hire a housekeeper myself & u are making it extremely hard. 1st u made me upgrade my care provider acct. but still wouldn’t let me into the other side to find a care provider for myself. U emailed me that i needed to use a different email & join as a different account so i did that but due to needing surgery i didn’t get my ad posted. I just went on to complete my ad posting & u wouldn’t let me in. I had to change my password - once i did that u still wouldn’t let me in unless i clicked “join” instead of “log in” so now what?! I join again & wth happens to my original 6 month subscription that i already paid fir but suddenly u won’t let me access???! U need to fix this problem - many ppl both work as caregivers AND ALSO NEED Caregivers, for themselves or family members.
  • Horrible app experience 1/5

    By S.Agui
    There’s issues with the app all the tine- basically a new issue every day. The messaging is not reliable, its full of bugs, it freezes , I honestly have never used an app that was so poorly engineered.
  • Overall a useful app 3/5

    By Appmaiden
    I’ve used this app over a long period of time and have successfully found caregivers. Lately they don’t let you send your phone number to caregivers and vice versa-It’s a huge hinderance.
  • Terrible App 1/5

    By Kim Dared 2 Care
    I started out as a basic user and upgraded to the quarterly membership. I am now locked into payment but have only basic membership rights meaning that I man paying dues and cannot communicate with caregivers. Additionally, I am getting flooded with marketing ads from Care into my email about all of the caregivers waiting to communicate with me about my ad. Seriously?
  • Can not update my zip code 1/5

    By Carecomisdifficult
    I have paid for a subscription and updated my address. I am still only able to view providers in my previous area. Every time I attempt to submit the MANDATORY “nick name “ is already taken! Even tried “Frustrated.”
  • A most frustrating experience 1/5

    By glasswalker
    After signing up it is nearly impossible to figure the site out. It is glitchy and there is no way for me to message even with a paid premium membership. Beyond frustrating... are there any good sites like this that actually work??
  • Waste of money and time. 1/5

    By kaunissrain
    This app is horrible/s***^. Use this app to find a job did not upgrade to platinum whatsoever, sent message to the parents who is looking for nanny when i open the messages says parents cannot reply until you upgrade it and yes i did i paid $25 and still nobody replied my message. I would not recommend to use and pay this app its a waste of money and time.
  • Great site, apply and work! 4/5

    By Goldworm
    I went to Care.com after a friend started working part time for 2 amazingly kind and generous couples hired her for light housework and caregiving. After signing up I applied for a handful of jobs in the first week of the new year. Within a week I was hired and I am happily and gainfully employed. I did not give a 5 star and only 4 as there are a few odd glitches on the site and mobile app.
  • Very dissatisfied 1/5

    By sheedanikey
    I’ve written about 10 candidates all of which have said they have taken another career path or another job. They need to update their profiles. It’s a waste of money and time
  • Experience 2/5

    By Horizon2018
    I like the ease of Care.com however there are a couple issues I find challenging all the time. 1. Under frequency we need to have an option to choose Daily, Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly and so on...in addition to the option of picking dates. 2. Every time I request for housekeeping help, I’m very specific of what I need help with. When I get responses to my post, I assume that the folks have read my request before applying. Several times I find that after the home walkthrough/interview/visit the hourly rate goes up and/or they are not just one person but 2 and each of them have a separate hourly rate. That’s unacceptable!
  • Follow up is not the greatest 3/5

    By grntew1
    Great when applicants apply, however, very much a delay and disconnect when following up between the applicants and persons posting the jobs. It’s been such a delay. It would be best if Care.com would consider having live personnel who connect the applicants and job posters where they can talk to each other to expedite the recommendations, interviewing & hiring process.
  • App Probz 2/5

    By 799989
    The app definitely needs some improvement and upgrading.
  • Couldn’t have provided care without this tool 5/5

    By HauteMama
    Thank you for this innovation. It alleviated the added stress from a stressful, unexpected health incident.
  • App needs updates 2/5

    By Narkita Guzman
    App runs slow at times and also kicks you out during use. Seems like it needs some updating.
  • Awful, just awful. 1/5

    By Ritzarich
    Please look into hiring a few professional iOS engineers because your platform needs serious help. The app is terrible to navigate and full of bugs. I expect more considering the high $169 you charge annually just to be able to have unlimited messaging and access to caregivers but I have the worst time trying to communicate with them. This is absolutely frustrating and contacting support is just as bad as the app!
  • Major Search Issues 2/5

    By LaLevine
    Why can’t you search by part-time full time? Select multiple categories (like several age ranges or pay ranges)? Very limited and frustrating.
  • Still waiting 1/5

    By foresthouse bride
    Trying to hire someone to come help me around the house at least one time seems impossible. I put an ad out and only one person messaged back soliciting me with their business not what I was really asking for or willing to pay. I’ve messaged many people and I’m still waiting for a response. How long should one have to wait? I thought I paid for this service to be able to hire someone relatively quick if their schedule said available? Very misleading.
  • We love Tessa! 5/5

    By tlcstones
    Tessa has been a wonderful addition to our family. I am a mom of three kids and recovering from a major surgery. Tessa has jumped in to keep our family on track. She is fantastic with the kids and the kids love her. She is great at helping us keep up with household duties, laundry and dishes, as well as keeping us fed. Knowing Tessa is a mom and having driven with her, I am comfortable having her drive my children to and from activities, even on wintery days. If you are looking for someone dependable, trustworthy and wonderful, Tessa is your woman!
  • Doesn’t work like it used to 1/5

    By OC MOM2
    I used to love this site but I now run into technical issues all the time.
  • The site and the app have a lot of room for improvement 1/5

    By ap no
    I use care because there aren’t any good alternatives. That said, it needs a lot of improvement. Candidates are not required to keep their profiles up to date which means people seeking help waste so much time. The matching algorithms are terrible. I take the time to check the boxes of times I need and I’m paired with people who don’t have that availability. Overall it’s excruciating to use and yet there are no better options.
  • Disappointed. VERY disappointed 1/5

    By ChiBusyMom
    Needed a regular housekeeper and posted a job. My complaint is not about the app but rather the quality and unprofessional pool of the candidates, and the fact I paid for the premium service for two months only to end up not hiring anyone. I spent a great deal of time reviewing candidates, conducting phone interviews and in person interviews. I had three candidates that did not show for their scheduled in person interviews and others I was in communication with that suddenly ghosted me. Complete wasted of time and money. I DO NOT recommend this app to find a housekeeper.
  • Program needs some improvements 2/5

    By Lilapplet
    The care.com tech support team needs to make improvements on their website and app. Not always intuitive to use and the small little message boxes are annoying and make it difficult to draft a message. We are thankful for the service, but hope they work to improve functionality and reliability.
  • Great resource 5/5

    By kingnorm
    Awesome for parents with limited time and resources to find care. We use it frequently.
  • Care.com 5/5

    By Freida202
    I have used care.com for 2 years and have found it to be extremely useful!
  • Glitchy 3/5

    By KellNicP
    Glitchy
  • One of the best sites out there 5/5

    By LVorz
    Every Nanny job I have gotten has been through CARE. It just works!! Easy to navigate and very thorough.
  • Unfair 1/5

    By FriedChicken669
    I feel like this app is supposed to help parents or single moms/dads find babysitter. I don’t think it’s right you have to pay for a membership just to reply to a message. Why let me post my job if for free and let people respond to it but I can’t respond to the babysitter unless I pay $40 for premium services.
  • Daughter of Alzheimer’s MIL. 5/5

    By Fiveboyces
    Have found several very helpful and reliable caregivers.
  • Mistreated and unfair decision, 1/5

    By gebriela
    Care.com only cares about his customers, not his employees. We r both humans. I have used care.come over 4years. I had an interview with this women, that she wants me to babysit her son. I lost my phone i couldn't keep in touch with her. She thought that i did it purposely, she contacted care.com and they wipe me out immediately, no question, no respect for their employees and they don't care. I wish if i can give Care.com under 1 rating. Beside when i pay for one month , if you dont track them they keep charging you forever that's stealing. I love SitterCity.com, UrbanSitter.com. I am still with them, they treat u nicely.
  • Never again 1/5

    By chloelove01
    I had a profile on this site for over 4 years and through out those years, I found 2 long term families during this time period. I enjoyed my first nanny family but the second family was very unprofessional at times so, after a year of our yearly “agreement” we both agreed to go separate ways. I communicated how uncomfortable I had become in the setting due to zero boundaries coming from the parents. The family was so raged by me being online looking for a new family, I received harassment text messages and them tearing down my character. I believe they took it upon themselves to lie about my character and me as a nanny. I didn’t have an issue with this site UNTIL it randomly terminated my profile and emailed me telling me so, AFTER I paid in advance to have a premium profile. The reasons for it being “terminated” were private and the terms of this website could NOT explain why. I followed every guideline and even brought a handful of friends to this site to join and was an amazing nanny. It all came down to parents that wanted control. I will NO longer consider this site for people in the future. It take your money. It’s unfair to the nannies. Why can’t the nannies place a review on the families they have nannied for and why don’t they need a background check for OUR safety as nannies. Never again.
  • Ugggg 1/5

    By lilfudgesicle
    Since the “update” this app is HORRIBLE. I love the idea of the app and have previously gotten hired through the app. It used to be really good and easy to use. Now, it’s such a pain. It’s extremely glitchy, and I have to exit out of the app and restart multiple times each time I try to use it. I’m extremely annoyed with it and hope they fix all the problems soon. It’s been like this for a few months now though.
  • WATCH OUT THEY WILL KILL YOU ARE FARES 1/5

    By Frustratedwithpush
    I had care.com. I paid for one month. I thought i was buying a one month subscription. Then I was charged for a second month. So I canceled. Never found a babysitter to fit my needs. They were pretty specific so it might have been my fault.... but still. $80 for nothing. Then a few months later I am desperate for a sitter again. I log on and guess what? It is has been charging me $40 a month for the last six months. BE CAREFUL ABOUT CANCELING!!!!!!! I regret ever using this app.

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