Recently, the Early Show team from CBS News visited our offices in Waltham to learn more about our tips for cost-saving child care options this summer. Something I think we all need right about now. :)
Over the past few months, many of our members have written in with concerns over the rising cost of child care during this economy. According to the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), Americans are now spending an average of $8,000 per year (nearly $700 a month) for child care for babies and toddlers. And everyone, including nannies and babysitters, is hard-pressed to budget these days—with wage workers also being forced to raise their hourly rates just in order to get by.
Recently, I've blogged about several topics around getting creative and devising a care plan that works for your budget and your family's individual needs, plus our editorial team here at Care.com has created some fantastic how-to guides for parents who are trying to determine the right rates of pay for their babysitter or nanny.
Check out these Care.com blog posts and articles for more tips on:
Do you have a creative way of saving on child care costs that we didn't cover? Share it with the Care.com community by posting a comment.
And, check back later this week for the video link to my interview on the Early Show!