Toronto is a big, vibrant city with plenty of opportunities, but living in the city can be stressful for families as parents try to juggle family lives with busy careers. Their lives are hectic and with an ongoing shortage of childcare in the city, there are plenty of opportunities for professional and part-time babysitters to earn a good living. Parents need someone to look after their children after school, on PA days, and on evenings when they need to take some time for themselves to go out and enjoy a date. They rely on professional, dependable childcare, and if you can provide it, you will have no shortage of opportunities to earn more money as a babysitter in Toronto.
Whether you’re looking to work as a full-time nanny or put together a number of different babysitting jobs to work around your schedule, going online is a great way to find the job (or jobs) that are right for you. There are a number of websites for babysitters and the families who look for them, but there are certain special features that can really make your life easier and help you find the right positions.Just about any classifieds site can act as a meet-up site pairing babysitters and parents, but only a few make life easy for the babysitters and parents by creating a secure, supported environment tailored to the types of searches that are common in childcare.
One example of a site that offers a convenient and safe way to find childcare and childcare jobs is CanadianNanny.ca, thanks to a few easy-to-use features. The most important is identity protection; it’s a system that masks your email or phone number (as well as that of families) when you first reach out through the site. It creates a random number or email when you respond to a help wanted ad and it helps reduce the potential for fraudulent activity, which is always a concern when you go online.
Other features offered by CanadianNanny.ca make it easier for families looking for help to organize their search, including:
1) Profile Notes – Sitters using the site start by creating profiles outlining their experience, availability, and any special qualifications or experience with special needs. Once families begin conducting interviews or hiring sitters, they can write notes directly onto a sitter profile for later use. These notes are for the user only, not public reviews, and simply make it easier for families to make a hiring decision based on their impressions of you.
2) Favourite Lists – Potential employers can also create favourite lists, an especially useful tool for families looking for occasional babysitters who may not always be available when they need them. This really comes in handy when you need a babysitter in a rush!
Combined with good customer service to deal with technical issues and creating profiles, features like these make it simple and convenient to find babysitting jobs. The site also makes it easy to search by city, saving you lots of time from having to wonder if a specific job is in your area. If you work as a full-time nanny, it also helps if the site also offers a payroll service. When you are employed as a nanny, a number of legal obligations must be taken care of by your employer; a good site will rely on direct deposit to simplify the process of calculating the various taxes, pension deposits, and employer insurance, as well as dealing with pay stubs and other tax information.
Many families are unprepared to become employers and service like this means that the paperwork related to your job is taken care of by professionals. Whether you’re a full-time professional or just earning extra money on the side, the right website can help put money in your pocket, and save you time, thereby allowing you to make more money! It’s a win-win situation for you and the family that needs your help.