I’m a child carer or housekeeper and I have a question:
- How does Findababysitter.com work for child carers and housekeepers?
- How much does FAB cost?
- How do I stop receiving emails from Findababysitter.com about jobs?
- How do I remove my details from Findababysitter.com?
- How often should I update my profile?
- How likely is it that an employer will contact me?
- How do I prepare for a call from an employer?
- Are my contact details secure on Findababysitter.com?
I’m a parent or agency and I have a question:
- How does Findababysitter.com work?
- How much does FAB cost?
- How do I find a child carer or housekeeper with Findababysitter.com?
- How many candidates should I contact?
- What is the best way to contact a candidate?
- How long does the recruitment process normally take?
- How does Findababysitter.com provide a safe online environment?
- How do I alert Findababysitter.com to a posting, profile, or email of concern?
- Once my search is complete can I unsubscribe from the service?
A: It's simple: You can search the site to see all childcare or housekeeper opportunitues in your area. To apply you just need to register and create a profile. It's free to register and there are optional features to enhance your listing and make parents more likely to find you - such as an Experian Background Check or FAB+.
A: Findababysitter.com is a completely free service for childcare professionals and housekeepers. You can register, post a profile, search for the perfect opportunity, and you can apply for two jobs each month. If you upgrade to FAB+ you will rank higher in the search results, making you 20 times more likely to be seen. You will also be featured in notification emails to parents, and you can respond to as many job opportunities as you'd like. A good tip - parents prefer to choose child carers and housekeepers with background checks. For just £15 we can arrange an Experian Background Check for you, which will reassure parents, and make you 10 times more likely to be interviewed. You'll also receive an Experian ribbon on your profile for parents to see.
A: There are two options. You can choose to 'hide' your account, which you can do by going to your account settings. This means you can reactivate your profile at any stage, for example if you wish to search for another job opportunity later on. If you wish to permanently remove your account, you must contact us.
A: Our advice is to regularly update your profile. Full, well-written profiles with good quality photos and excellent descriptions are eye-catching. Parents want to read about your experience and the passion you have for the work that you do. Make sure you provide evidence of your background, experience, qualifications and skills, as well as your working preferences.
A: If you have fully completed your profile and you keep it updated with new qualifications and experience, it is highly likely that an employer will respond. It is important that you proactively search the site for new job opportunities too. See our tips on creating a CV here.Back to top
A: Be prepared, and ready to discuss your profile in more detail. You might like to offer to email the employer your CV. Make sure that you are in a quiet place, and are able to discuss the opportunity when they call.
A: For reassurance, a good place to start is our tips for staying safe online. Your contact details are only accessible to employers who have subscribed to Findababysitter.com.
A: Findababysitter.com is a leading online search site that brings parents and carers together to create cost-effective, flexible solutions quickly and easily - putting an end to unneccesarily high childcare costs. We help you to find local carers in your area.
A: Parents can register for free, post a job and search for carers. Once you have found a candidate that you'd like to contact, you just need to subscribe to the service which costs as little as 27p per day. See our subscription options.
A: Two ways - you can advertise your vacancy and candidates will contact you, or you can search candidate profiles local to you and contact them yourself. Read our tips on interviewing, screening, background check's: How to hire a Nanny or Sitter.
A: If you start by reading our tips and advice you can cut the recruitment and selection time down. It's important that you have a clear understanding of what you really need; you'll find it much easier to get a great shortlist of candidates. Make sure you visit the site regularly during your search as our database of candidates grows by the second.
A: You can contact them in a way that is most convienient for you. You might choose to send a message via Findababysitter.com, email them directly, send an SMS or call the candidate. You can also advertise your childcare job vacancy and wait for candidates to contact you.
A: Timings will vary, depending on the type of search. Our advice is to invest enough time to find the perfect candidate. We have put many features in place to make the process as quick and easy as possible.
A: For reassurance, see our tips for staying safe online. We encouracge a sense of community, whereby childcarers and parents come together in collaboration to create solutions, share advice and discuss issues. For example, in a 30-day period, parents and carers hold an average of 20,000 online conversations.
A: Once you have filled your position, you may want to unsubscribe from the service. Simply contact customer support and request to end your subscription. You can contact the team either by replying to any email we send you, or through the contact us page.
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