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.

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

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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.


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flaky interviewer is causing child care problems

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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?”

is it okay to bring your kid to work when your child care falls through?

Ask A Manager

Is it ever okay to bring a child to work with you when your child care arrangements fall through? If you wake up to a sick kid who can’t go to school or if your normal child care provider cancels and you don’t have a back-up, you might be wondering if you can simply bring your kid to work with you.

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. I am not comfortable with this given the pandemic and due to the fact I am a single mom with a child who cannot be left home all day every day alone. I would frame it this way: “I’d like to continue working, but because of the pandemic-related child care closures, I’d need to continue working from home.

2020 28

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.”

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.

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.

2017 59

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.

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

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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.

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.

2020 147

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. In real life, moms still do most of the child care and single parents exist. And, unless you live in a large house, a toddler meltdown will still be heard throughout the house even if someone else is doing the actual child care.

2020 119

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 137

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.

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.

2014 170

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.

2020 216

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.

2017 141

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 153

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 125

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. Have you seen the “motivational” tweets and advice about what you should do during Quarantine? Like these: If you don’t come out of this quarantine with either: 1.) a new skill 2.)

2020 213

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.

2017 130

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.

2014 231

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?

2013 240

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. No, it’s not reasonable to expect someone caring for a toddler because schools and daycares are closed to work the same schedule she worked in the office without a toddler around! How exactly is she going to stick her office work schedule when she’s supervising a small child half the time?

2020 44

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.

2014 239

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.

2013 87

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.

2015 55

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.

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.

working from home is making a lot of people miserable

Ask a Manager

Of course, working from home in the midst of a highly stressful global crisis is different from doing it in normal times, especially if you add in the stress of child care. We traditionally tend to think of working from home as a perk. You can do your laundry while you work. You can stay in pajamas and control your own thermostat. You can take the dog for a walk.

2020 33

kids at work doesn’t always end well

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It’s a rare parent who wants to bring their kid to work, but some try to make it work when daycare falls through, a child is sick, or school lets out early. You may also like: is it okay to bring your kid to work when your child care falls through? bringing a baby to work when your child care falls through a teacher we employ forged vaccination paperwork for his child kids at work doesn’t always end well was originally published by Alison Green on Ask a Manager.

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

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

do you miss your office?

Ask a Manager

Part of that is because of the circumstances, of course: we’re in the middle of a highly stressful crisis with no timeline for its end, and lots of people are trying to juggle child care along with work. We often think of working from home as a perk (you can work in sweats! with a cat in your lap!), but with so many people switching to remote work because of Covid, lots of them have discovered they don’t much like it.

2020 31

Job Sharing

Professional Resume Services

Job sharing is one way to get work hours flexibility, especially if you need it because of child care or elderly parent responsibilities. Both loved the arrangement and through careful planning, this went on for 15+ years. My mom did job sharing when I was young. She worked Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and her co-worker worked Wednesday afternoon, Thursday and Friday.

2012 130

Tips To Consider When Pregnant And Working

Professional Resume Services

Figure out child care options for your return to the job. One of the realities for women is that of being pregnant and working a full-time job. Actually, even if you were home all day, you’d be working around the house, so it isn’t a new or unusual condition, but for the first-time mother you do need to take some things into account: Pregnancy changes your physical needs. You really do need to get more rest and pay attention to nutrition!

2013 100

ResumeBear: 10 Industries Most in Need of Skilled Workers

Resume Bear

population ages, more and more health care professionals are being needed to fill jobs in hospitals, health care facilities, and home care, yet in many places, there aren’t enough qualified applicants to fill those jobs. will require an additional 103,900 nurses and 7,860 physical therapists a year to maintain the current standard of care. Child Care.

2012 208

we have a new paid (paid!) sick and family leave law

Ask a Manager

But if you’re at a covered company, you are eligible for: • Two weeks (up to 80 hours) of expanded family and medical leave at your regular rate of pay (up to $511 per day and $5,110 over a two-week period) if you’re unable to work because you’re quarantined (via a government order or on the advice of a health care provider), and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking a medical diagnosis. • can you use sick leave to care for pets?

2020 39

Do you Work in a Cult Compound?


People want to choose their own child care, gym, and restaurants. What if you could have everything you needed in life… at work? Comfortable couches, fitness centers, dry cleaning, concierge service, cafes and restaurants, sleep rooms, daycare, ping pong, beer fridge…sounds nice, right? With all of those perks and amenities, why would you ever need to LEAVE the office? There are many companies, big and small, that are building their corporate culture in just this way.

2013 97