Need a Nanny, Pet Sitter, or Tutor?


There comes a time in everyone’s life where you can’t do EVERYTHING by yourself and you need help.  Whether you are going on vacation and need someone to watch the family pooch, an elderly parent needs help getting to their doctors visit each week or you are working from home, but need some extra help with the kids.  Whatever the case, finding help that is qualified is not an easy task.  That’s where comes in.

Care4hire.comis an online database for families and caregivers to
search babysitters, housekeepers, tutors, elder/companion care, pet
sitters and other miscellaneous service. A free preview of available
caregivers is available to families. Whether you need a caregiver for a
few hours to a few days, you will find it at Once you are
a registered member, you will be given immediate access to caregiver
through email and phone.


Here are some tips highly recommends families use when hiring a caregiver:
1. Do a background check on the caregiver that you hire. Definitely
run a criminal background check. If the caregiver will be transporting
the children or doing errands; you will also want to run a driving record.
2. Do your reference checks. When getting phone #’s on the references;
we highly recommend you can call land lines – since you can track the
land lines on who the # belongs to.
3. Make sure you spell out and have a detailed conversation on the
expectations for the caregiver. Have the caregiver ask numerous
questions as well. Communication is the best tool for a successful
4. Not sure what questions to ask the caregiver? Take advantage of the
sample list of questions we have for registered members at
5. If you do not see the caregiver often; have a notepad where you can
both make notes for a communication tool.
Family is priceless, so do your homework when choosing someone to care for your treasures!

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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