There’s a Rising Demand For Child Care Providers – And Salaries Are Spiking.

Ms. Career Girl

The rising demand for child care providers is evident virtually everywhere. What is the current demand for child care providers? We’ve found persistent demand, across the country, for quality in-home child care providers — it’s a rewarding career path, with rising wages, and can provide flexible hours for students or women looking to re-enter the workforce. So the supply of child care just isn’t keeping up with demand.

The Mommy bind…again, forever?

Ms. Career Girl

It brings me back to my days of trying to pull together a child care plan while in grad school, and all through my early career climb. And, when I had a second child within fifteen months of the first, my challenge was compounded. Child care

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can my company make me have child care when I work from home, wedding officiants, and more

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This post, can my company make me have child care when I work from home, wedding officiants, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Can my company require me to have child care while I’m working from home?

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what do I do if I can’t find child care, HR asked if I’m job-searching, and more

Ask a Manager

This post, what do I do if I can’t find child care, HR asked if I’m job-searching, and more , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. What do I do if I can’t find child care?

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my employee wants to work from home without child care for his baby forever

Ask a Manager

This post, my employee wants to work from home without child care for his baby forever , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Larry had a new baby join the family in February of last year and has been the primary caregiver since then, caring for the baby while trying to work his full-time job. Furthermore, Larry has made it clear that he has no intention of putting his child in daycare now or in the future, no matter what changes with the pandemic.

playing “never have I ever” at work, child care stipends for employees, and more

Ask a Manager

Can we offer child care stipends to employees whose kids’ schools aren’t reopening? This is not a high-paying industry to begin with and I can’t imagine adding a $500 monthly expense right now and that’s if you only have one child! It’s five answers to five questions.

flaky interviewer is causing child care problems

Ask a Manager

I tend to think it’s better not to mention child care in interview situations, even though it’s a perfectly legitimate reason for wanting less flaky scheduling, but he could say something like, “My schedule is pretty tight this month and I’m shuffling things around to make that time work, so could you shoot me an email no later than Tuesday if it starts looking like it might not work out?”

can I ask my employer to pay my child care expenses when my schedule changes?

Ask A Manager

Don’t ask your employer to pay your child care costs. A reader writes: I work in a satellite office — headquarters is about 2 hours by car, and in the past, I’ve rarely been asked to travel there, as all of my work can be done in the office where I’m located. However, I’ve just been asked if I could travel to the main office twice a month, as it would be “beneficial to the team.”

mixed messages after layoffs, called back to the office but I’m a single mom with no child care, and more

Ask a Manager

I have a feeling she won’t care about much/any of this, given her response so far. I’m being called back to the office but I’m a single mom with no child care. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. We’re sending mixed messages to our laid-off employees.

2020 28

Friday Five: What Are the Top Work Perks In 2017?


HR child care employee training remote work work perks workationIt’s been awhile since I last wrote about work perks and since we’re at the start of a new year, I thought it was time to check out what’s new in perks. Work perks fascinate me. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution.

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telling a chronically tardy employee with child care issues that she has to be on time … without tears

Ask A Manager

She has worked for us for a week now, and is having child-care issues causing her to be tardy or have to leave earlier than expected. The last four days, she has either been late (because the sitter was late), or she’s had to leave before other non-managerial employees in the evening to pick her child up. Sit down with her and say something like this: “I know that you’re in a tough spot with child care, and I empathize.

bringing a baby to work when your child care falls through

Ask a Manager

I asked about 10 of my coworkers about bringing a child to the office in case of emergency, and every single one (parent or not, younger or older than me) expressed horror at the thought and said no way should it happen ever, not even just for a parent to drop by so everyone can meet their baby. Some offices are totally fine with bringing a kid in for a few hours or even the whole day when your child care falls through.

will martial arts hurt my boyfriend’s career in child care, I sent money to an employer who has disappeared, and more

Ask A Manager

Will martial arts hurt my boyfriend’s career in child care? My boyfriend is looking for a job in child care, but he doesn’t have much experience working with children. Some people do still have a bias against men in child care, which is rooted in incredibly sexist and insulting assumptions. I am an employer who is very careful not to cross the line with inappropriate interview questions. It’s five answers to five questions.

child care expenses from team-building retreat, race questions on job applications, and more

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Child care reimbursement for a weekend-long team-building retreat. My question is whether the attendees who must find and pay for care for children for two nights and days can seek reimbursement of those costs. child care expenses from team-building retreat, race questions on job applications, and more was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. It’s four answers to four questions. Here we go….

Employee accuses Chicago circuit court of anti-Muslim harassment


Child care attendant told she was not a good Christian, lawsuit says A former child care attendant for the Cook County Circuit Court has sued the court, its chief judge and her former supervisor for allegedly harassing her because she is Muslim. » Resources for Small Businesses regarding the Affordable Care Act Small Businesses and the Affordable Care ActYou know the value of providing health insurance to your employees. Be our Friend.

The Number 1 Reason the Unemployed Turn Down Jobs

Evil HR Lady

But, they are skipping over the number one reason: Lack of child care. If you look at headlines, you’d think that the number one reason unemployed people turn down jobs is that they are getting massive unemployment payments. For example, Poll: 1.8

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asking a client to cover child care costs, did I over-share about my new salary, and more

Ask a Manager

Can I ask for child care costs to be covered as as contractor? It would be unusual for a contractor to say “I need you to cover my child care.” If you’re truly a contractor, though, then you can set your own rates, which means that you can say, “This is a bit different from our regular arrangement, which lets me work around my child care obligations. It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. My assistant quit because of St.

Can You Hear Kids on Your Zoom Calls? Don’t Fire the Parents

Evil HR Lady

In the pre-Covid days, it was absolutely reasonable to tell an employee that someone else must be taking care of the children while you are working. Telecommuting does not mean caring for your children while building a marketing plan.

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Why School Openings Matter to Your Small Business

Evil HR Lady

And a lot more people found out that when schools and daycares closed but their essential front line jobs didn’t shut down, that child care was critical to any business’s proper functioning. Many schools generally start in the middle of August.

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What Sheryl Sandberg Doesn’t Understand about Minimum Wage and Childcare

Evil HR Lady

Which strongly impacts the additional point she makes (2 paragraphs down): And we need affordable child care. Child care for two children exceeds the median annual rent in all 50 states. Child care is a huge problem for working moms and dads. Sheryl Sandberg wrote a heartfelt mother’s day post on Facebook , detailing the things she would like to see to help mothers in the workforce.

2017 136

How to explain a termination when asked in interview

Careers Done Write

use a child care center instead of my last nanny who was unreliable, and 3.) Share that you were a new mom and having issues with child care and a commute that presented challenges. Also, share the aspects of support that you have in place, such as family members and friends who can step in to help with your child so you can be on time, every time to work. Dear Debra: I was fired in my last job as a customer service agent due to excessive tardiness and absences.

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Best Nanny Job Description (+ Free Template Download)

A nanny is a professional child care worker and household employee. The nanny is responsible for creating a stimulating environment for the child, bathing, dressing, and generally ensuring the safety of the child or children within the home. A nanny can be found within a private residence or as part of a childcare or “babysitting” agency.

How to Handle and Reduce Staff Turnover

Evil HR Lady

This allows your staff to plan their lives outside of work, and is especially critical for people who need to arrange child care. Restaurants are known for having a high staff turnover rate. However, there are certain ways to limit this so your restaurant can run smoothly. With a little effort, you can reduce your restaurant’s turnover and retain quality employees. Here are some tips to help guide you. Treat Your Employees Well.

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Tips for Reopening Your Office After COVID-19

Ms. Career Girl

Many companies had to transition to a work-from-home business model, and employees were left scrambling to set up a home office, find child care, and look out for their family members.

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Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s Childcare Arrangements Are Not Relevant to Her Skills

Evil HR Lady

I do not care what your political beliefs are. And while I don’t remember anything about his senate hearings (I was 13), I’m pretty sure no one advocated asking about his child care arrangements.

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You Don’t Lack the Discipline

Evil HR Lady

Some of us are working crazy hours at grocery stores and take out restaurants while customers hoard ridiculous items, act super demanding, and don’t respect social distancing rules, while trying to find child care, homeschool the kids, and deal with a psychotic ex-husband.

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How To Think Through Going Back To Work

Professional Resume Services

You have to take your own paycheck and benefits then subtract child care, wardrobe, commuting expenses, lunches, convenience foods (you know you will be getting more of those) and whatever else might apply. Can you hold out until they are in school if child care costs are prohibitive? Do you have a good source for child care that you are comfortable with? Sometimes mothers get trapped in the maze of expectations we have put on them, you know what I mean?

2014 147

how can a full-time parent support their breadwinner partner?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’ve just been laid off, and we had to take our two young children out of child care due to the expense. My partner and I have decided that I’ll be staying home with our young children for at least the next year, possibly longer if local child care shortages continue.

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Simple Tips To Make Returning to Work After the Birth of a First Child Easier Than Ever

Ms. Career Girl

Having a child is one of life’s greatest personal experiences. Caring for a new life is a huge task. Fortunately, there are lots of great ways to balance a job and caring for a baby at the same time. State laws regarding pregnancy and child care leave can vary from place to place. Good, reliable child care is a necessity for all new moms. Getting back to work is easier when you have a group of people to help you care for your new baby.

2018 112

Is nursery at work a good thing?


Depending on the individual employers and employees involved, an onsite child care facility may be an answer that solves many problems associated with an out of balance work-family balance. On-site day care reduces anxiety many parents have about putting their children in child care centers where they are not nearby. Just like any supposedly cure-all for a social problem, on-site nursery for employees does not necessarily always work.

Should Your Company Offer Unlimited PTO?

Evil HR Lady

Think of the money you’ll save by not having to pay for child care during those times! Unlimited vacation days sound like a dream. Imagine being able to take off and go to the beach anytime you like. Or perhaps beach trips aren’t your thing, so you can go skiing every Friday or stay home every time your children are out of school. Unfortunately, unlimited PTO doesn’t really work that way in practice. You still need to do your job, which means you still need to work.

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what’s reasonable for managers to expect of parents working from home?

Ask a Manager

For myself, I can adhere to my normal schedule while homebound, but I have a great employee who, having gone above and beyond in normal times, pleads child care issues now that she is home.

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A New Study Finds Bad Managers Aren’t the Reason Employees Quit

Evil HR Lady

spouse relocation, child care, health, etc.). Good management is important. We all know this. In fact, multiple studies have shown that not getting along with a manager is often the strongest influence on employee engagement—and eventual departure. Or, at least, that’s what we thought. According to new research from IBM on why employees quit, the old HR adage “people don’t leave companies, they leave managers” is being called into question.

2017 125

Who’s Hiring at the Top 5 Best Companies to Work for – 2014 Vol 1

Career Alley

They have lots of great benefits like an onsite fitness center, health-care coverage, compressed workweeks, telecommuting, and the list goes on. They have onsite child care, an onsite fitness center, health-care coverage, compressed workweeks, job sharing and telecommuting. Benefits include Telecommuting, Onsite child care a fitness center and a compressed work week.

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How to Get Started with a Career in Childcare

Career Alley

Working in a caring profession offers a number of career paths for candidates of all ages and levels of expertise, and job opportunities across the private, public or voluntary sectors provide a rewarding experience. Social care, support and nanny roles need a mixture of qualifications and experience, whilst work as an au pair can be found through a love for the job and a responsible attitude. Is a Career in Child Care Right for You?

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5 More Career Opportunities for Those Who Love Babies

Career Alley

Responsibilities typically include taking care of one or more babies / children in their home. Book Corner – Beyond Parenting Basics: The International Nanny Association’s Official Guide to In-Home Child Care. Also take a look at child care organizations (such as [link] Book Corner – Careers in Childcare. How Much They Make – Hourly rates range from $18 to $25 depending on how many babies you care for.

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7 Things Dads Should Ask About Before Taking The Job

Career Realism

Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, workers can take time off to care for themselves or a family member, but this is unpaid. Finding child care for a sick child can be difficult so check to see whether your sick days include care for a family member. Child Care. This may include on-site centers, emergency back-up care, or subsidies and vouchers for nearby child care centers. So you’re looking for a job, any job.

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Famous and Infamous Office Romances

Career Solvers

In 2011, Schwarzenegger fathered a child with a household staff member, Mildred Patricia Baena. Hopefully, Law has made alternative child-care arrangements. It later was revealed that Edwards fathered a child with Hunter. The couple’s divorce was finalized in 2005 and Hawke later had a child with Shawhughes.

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companies’ lip service about “self-care” isn’t what employees need

Ask a Manager

This post, companies’ lip service about “self-care” isn’t what employees need , was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager. Since the start of the pandemic, employers have been increasingly jumping on the self-care bandwagon – reminding employees to make time for self-care, sending out tips on incorporating yoga or mindfulness into their days, and even sometimes carving out work time for self-care practices as a group.

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Ask a Manager in the media

Ask a Manager

The Washington Post referenced Ask a Manager in an article about library staffs being forced to provide child care for county employers (and quoted the letter writer from this post ). Here’s some coverage of Ask a Manager in the media recently: I talked to the New York Times about how to help someone who’s lost their job. I talked to Cosmopolitan about taking vacations during Covid.

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Post-Retirement Lady Luck Lets The Money Roll In

Resume Bear

Providing Child Care. Almost every community can benefit from the patience, compassion and experience that older women provide in child care settings. When retirement comes, many women still need or want to generate income to support the household. Many opportunities are available to women today that range from building a home-based consulting business to selling crafts and fashions online. The following career channels are suitable for retired individuals.

2013 131

I’m a Single Parent Who Can’t Find an Overnight Babysitter. Help!

Evil HR Lady

I told my manager that the training was not something that I did not want to go to, but could not go to due to child care and the expectation I would be able to secure overnight care for three days with short notice. With enough advanced notice I can find child care.” I was wondering if you could provide guidance. I was recently informed, with three weeks notice, that I was required to attend out of town, overnight, mandatory training.

2017 136

Could Working from Home Help your Career?

Ms. Career Girl

With women still responsible for most of the child care , the chances are you won’t be able to do endless overtime, and you’ll need to take more sick days to look after your children. As women we can often feel that we are faced with a choice: career or family. Will we be ‘stay-at-home Mums’ who give up a career for domestic bliss, or will we work and deal with the ‘Mummy guilt’ of sending our children to childcare? Of course, the reality is that most of us are something in between.