Care.com: Hire Babysitters
4.5

Care.com: Hire Babysitters

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2009-10-10
  • Current Version: 11.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 200.42 MB
  • Developer: Care.com, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 47 083

Description

Hire a caregiver, when and where you need them. Finding the right care comes from making the right connections. Word of mouth searches only takes you so far. At Care.com, you’ll have access to our large network of caregivers right in your local area. Join our community and find the right match for all your child care, senior care, pet care, housekeeping, or tutoring needs. No matter the occasion; special event, date night, recurring, full-time or part-time, find the care that suits your needs. • Share your needs by creating a job post • Search and view caregiver profiles, photos, and reviews • Get instant alerts when interested caregivers respond • Manage bookings, interviews, and payments-all in one place • Make fast and easy payments through the app Premium Subscriptions for Families • We have multiple subscriptions to choose from; 1-month, 3-month, and 12-months • Your iTunes account will be charged at confirmation for your purchase and will auto-renew for the same price and duration period as the original 1, 3, or 12-month package • Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period • Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase • Once a subscription period commences, that subscription period cannot be cancelled • Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable • At any time, you can review our privacy policy at: http://www.care.com/privacy-policy-p1013.html or our terms of use at: http://www.care.com /terms-or-use-p1012.html Subscription costs for families • 1 month: $39.99 • 3 months: $79.99 • 12 months: $159.99 Optional background checks subscription for families • 1 month: $24.99 • 3 months: $74.99 • 12 months: $299.99 Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life. Care.com - Find Nannies, Babysitters & More Support

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Reviews

  • Judd Lattimore

    5
    By Judd Lattimore
    Great service!
  • Overwhelming

    1
    By Sarahbearr110397
    I’m getting a lot of applicants. No idea of how to connect and it’s too many emails
  • Great app for help

    5
    By mamaebt
    Love this app!
  • This application has helped me so much

    5
    By KarenSellsHomes
    I really appreciate this app my daughter recommended it to me because she has used it and was happy with it.
  • Good App

    4
    By Sahr Lebbie
    Good app overall. When i use the message function, it crashes at times, please look into this.
  • Glitchy

    1
    By Farah_T
    While it is a very good app in regards to finding available jobs, it’s EXTREMELY glitchy. Almost every time I apply to a job, it keeps loading (endlessly) to submit an application. I have resorted to clicking out of the app and clearing my history just to start over. I expect more from this app!
  • Good Resource

    5
    By Pga1965
    Nice to come to get resources for help. Instead of going to a company and spend a ton of money
  • STAY AWAY - BEWARE! Money SCAM

    1
    By 11DANO11
    This site pushes you to pay for a membership then cancels your membership but keeps your money. total scam!!! Stay away, beware!!
  • Fraudulent

    1
    By MarjanehMiller
    After taking $140 for membership and to have background checks on babysitters they decided to drop me FOR NO REASON and would never explain. Their policy States they can drop you as a member for any reason or at any time even after spending a ton of money! They dropped me exactly 24 hours after I paid the money. I had used them for the the past 5 years and never paid money and had never been dropped. Yet as soon as I gave money they cancelled my account Go figure........
  • A lot of glitches in the website

    2
    By Kapncyn
    I paid to be able to do background checks and every time I try to use the feature it doesn’t work What a pain 🙄 I’ve tried 10 times to close the job as we found a girl and hired her I’m still receiving applications because the app doesn’t work properly I’m ready to delete
  • Great for finding any kind of help!

    5
    By Desi1924
    Care.com helped me find a tutor for my son and help around the house. Love it!
  • Not paying until I can change my address....

    4
    By 1337 Hilux
    Updated Review: My wife and I have used this site in the past. It worked great but now I am trying to use it and either my phone number or email is connected to my old address in their system. It simply will not allow me to change the address. I moved, never going back to the old address. Don’t want mail there, don’t want it linked to me at all anymore. Here I am trying to get something figured out for long term scheduled child care and I can’t enter the address in correctly. I won’t pay for a premium membership again until that is fixed. Update: Care.com tech service, reached by email, changed my address so that it now reflects my current address. I have re-subscribed to use this service again as it has proven very useful in the past.
  • Ugh

    1
    By Fairchild 100
    Very glitchey. Disappointed
  • Three bears

    5
    By three bears 3
    I’ve loved the ease of the app!
  • Love care.com

    4
    By enorod
    While I love care.com, I find it a bit difficult to use on my phone. The website is great and super easy and fast to navigate. The app works well, only doesn't seem to flow as seamlessly as the online website.
  • Love this App

    5
    By AprilAnn858
    It’s super easy to use and I can trust that the applicants are worthy of hiring with the background checks etc
  • Terrible

    1
    By eddiecat143
    I was a member for over 5 years and have been with a wonderful nanny family ever since finding one on care. This summer my nanny family won’t need me so I went on to check for jobs and kept trying to sign in. I searched in my mail to see if I even signed up with that email and when I searched Care I got a email that for, “a reason or no reason at all my care account will be terminated.” I emailed them and they told me sorry we can’t do anything we will not open your account sorry thanks. No explanation at all probably because I never had to pay for it since I’ve been on for so long that they want me to re-sign up and pay.
  • Thank you

    5
    By Hunny's Rock
    Great app
  • Great cleaner

    5
    By Emmabooshiz
    Lauren has been great! She cleans our house and my office space once a week. She’s great with my kids when they’re around and has been cleaned around them while they’ve been sick. We really appreciate how much she takes off our load.
  • App isn’t stable

    1
    By Crispyjim
    Constant need of app updates and upsell to perform functions. Needs one area to pick what pay services are needed / available. I don’t mind paying for services the app offers but when you select them the app crashes and you don’t know if you’re bill. The hoops it puts you through to just communicate with applicants is ridiculous. It’s like being on a dating app. This is no fault of the applicants on here but the app itself.
  • Criswell p

    5
    By criswell p
    The app is very helpful
  • Wrong Location Being Reported

    1
    By loxation error
    Individuals that are applying believe I live in north Adams. I called in for it to be fixed and the help center stated there was no issues with my location and everyone is seeing Pittsfield Ma. Three individuals have now reported this to me but the IT group says they are all guessing the location which is pretty coincidental.
  • Very unprofessional.

    2
    By tayrussell8D
    They really need a better screening system for potential sitters and not just let anyone make a profile. I had a girl who showed up, was rude the whole time, threaten to throw my dog and cat in the pool even though my profile clearly stated you needed to be pet friendly. Also said she can’t pick up children so idk why you’d apply for a job with a 1 year old?? I called the help center because I felt so violated after the visit and they did nothing. I wish their was a company in my area that did heavy screening because clearly this app lets any and everyone make an account.
  • Proper childcare

    5
    By kylerdad
    She showed up on time even though I told her about the job the day of. Gave my baby milk right when he needed it and was very kind.
  • Thanks Care!

    5
    By Gingerine2019
    Although I didn’t use the app that much, thank you for putting me in touch with qualified caregivers. I would recommend your services to others. The new back-up care is also great for last minute emergencies should you need a sitter.
  • App Crashes

    1
    By Nye T
    App crashes when viewing messages. I launch the app, click messages, click on a message and the app closes. This is constant behavior and makes it difficult to utilize the service on the go. I cannot view responses to my job opening.
  • Best way to find Housekeeping

    5
    By Mtn_Reader
    Care.com is a great place to look for Housekeeping or senior care. I’ve used it for both, and it is much better than trying to browse Craigslist!
  • Buggy

    1
    By staceyee
    Messaging crashes constantly. Impossible to rely on this app, have to go to desktop, which is annoying!
  • Crappy app

    2
    By skemswiler
    It freezes often and there is often a delay when checking and sending messages.
  • Keeps Closing on Me

    1
    By CatsRforUS
    Every single time I try to open a message sent to me the app shuts down. I paid for premium!! Awful app.
  • Please help

    1
    By Word Girl66
    I have used this app on and off for several years. Now all of a sudden when I choose to look at a message, the app crashes. I’ve tried logging out, deleting the app and rebooting my phone. Nothing helps. The app is useless is I can’t read messages or communicate with applicants. Please help.
  • Really helped

    5
    By 408mom
    I found my nanny on here and had great success in the search for a caregiver for Grandpa
  • Crashes

    1
    By Hipstawhatwhat
    The app crashes every time I try to open a message from an applicant.
  • KEEPS CRASHING when you go to your messages

    1
    By Fcdullo1279
    Keeps crashing when you go open up your messages
  • Very useful service!!

    5
    By gj816
    I’ve used Care.com for several years now to find babysitters, dog sitters, housekeepers, people to help with odd jobs, and more. It’s a great service and I’ve always found help pretty quickly using it.
  • Find another app

    1
    By meredithnyc45
    I used to love this app and used it for several years to land multiple good nanny jobs. Now that I am seeking childcare for myself I turned back to care.com, excited to use the app again. Except that when I returned it cost an arm and a leg just to message a nanny/babysitter. You can’t do anything useful or get anywhere without coughing up way too much money for some stupid app. Unbelievable you would try to take money out of peoples pockets for a thing like this. Shame on your entire business.
  • Worst service ever

    1
    By LAcountyguy
    I was searching for a caregiver for my Alzheimer’s parent and my autistic daughter. Spent about $400 and a week of effort and all of a sudden my “membership has been terminated.” They refused to give a reason or solution. They didn’t even refund my money. I had to call a person I could barley understand and even then he couldn’t process the refund. These guys have a great idea with an absolutely abominable execution of that idea. Oh ya, and the app kept crashing. Steer clear. Zero stars.
  • Crashes

    2
    By LAA6487
    Your app crashes whenever I try to message. This is a pivotal part of your product, how is this so buggy?!
  • This app is crap

    2
    By EllieMitchell6
    I like care.com, but this app just doesn’t function well. It keeps crashing. I’ve had to delete and reinstate three times. Ugh.
  • Care seeker

    5
    By Ty Antoine
    I found way higher quality caregivers on care vs an agency for my mother who had lung cancer which advanced to hospice. Just take your time and interview them. You should be able to get a perfect match . The payment agency they use makes it easy to set up too for payment.
  • Ugh frustrating

    1
    By vgghhvvcfff
    I have applications that I keep trying to read and the app keeps kicking me out when I try to open the message. Ugh
  • Buggiest app in the app store

    1
    By Shrey
    I cannot contact a provider on care not can I send messages without the app crashing.
  • They need to redevelop the app

    1
    By loiulo
    I downloaded the app and paid for the upgrade. I was not able to see messages nor respond because the app kept crashing. I emailed support several times with no response. I would recommend just using the website or not using the service at all.
  • Crashes Constantly

    1
    By LaurenFL
    The app was great last year but now it crashes every time I go to look at an applicant. I’ve tried updating/reinstalling the app and nothing helps. The website is more reliable to use, unfortunately
  • Great help

    5
    By Dargarory
    Super ap for babysitting I love this service
  • Umm...awkward

    2
    By Setroc75
    I just downloaded this app and I can’t open messages. I have to go to the web site to see any messages. Can’t wait for the update to get a better chance to review the app properly.
  • Good resource

    4
    By KDCB2012
    This is a great site to connect parents with caregivers. Obviously, parents need to do their homework before hiring a caregiver but with a little extra effort and time, we’ve found a kind, nurturing and sweet person to entrust our child with.
  • Keeps Crashing

    1
    By RajUS43017
    Can't see profiles, can't open messages. What's the use of this app?
  • Always shut down by itself when I check message

    1
    By Sherryli1989
    I can never check new message in the app. It just turned black and shut down whenever I open a new message. I can never read the whole message, the email notifications I received are always partially display. Very annoying. I have paid membership!

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