A few months ago, I chatted with a friend who told me she loves finding college sitters on Care.com, but wanted to know how could we make it easier. The good news…we took the feedback to heart and our new College Caregivers just went live!
Holley East, one of our product managers, also uses our very own service and found that our college caregivers ”have really flexible hours, are extremely reliable and serious about their jobs.” Holley also added that both of her caregivers happened to be majoring in Early Childhood Education, which was a great experience for the caregiver and her family!
We’ve added College Caregivers to the site because we want to make it easy for you to connect with current students from local colleges or universities to best fit your family’s needs. All of the profiles on the College Caregivers site are still thoroughly reviewed by our team at Care.com, and members can view preliminary background reports on caregivers and check their available references to make sure it’s a good fit for the family.
The College Caregiver service will also help a lot of people in communities surrounding college and university campuses. It’s a great way to connect local families or alumni to caregivers from particular schools, and it’s also helpful to students looking for jobs. Students can post profiles on our site, find jobs close to campus that fit their class schedules, and earn extra money to pay for books and tuition. College faculty and students with young children have an added resource that’s affiliated with their school, making it easy to find care right on campus. And every one of us has a die-hard, loyal alumnus among their friends who would jump at the change to hire a caregiver from their alma mater.
So whether you’re a resident of a college town, a student yourself, or one who bleeds school colors of a particular university, now you can choose your caregiver from Care.com’s College Caregivers!