Care.com is creating nanny jobs in Boston, among other locations, by connecting babysitters and nannies with families who need caretakers.
Care recently announced its launch in the UK.
The company was founded in 2006. It has one million care providers register on its U.S. site, which receives an average of 6 million visits every month. The company, which has raised more than $60 million in funding from investors, including LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, is now expanding internationally.
“The UK is the natural gateway to the world for Care.com,” said Sigrid Daniel, Head of International Business Development for Care.com. “It is the largest English speaking market outside of the U.S., our families face many of the same care challenges that American families do, and we have a long history and high quality of caregivers. Care.com is thrilled to provide a great resource for the large pool of qualified caregivers here in the UK. The site will enable caregivers to access a growing global network of job opportunities.”
“I’m delighted to be expanding Care.com’s service for families and care providers into the UK,” said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO of Care.com. “Technology now enables us to be more connected and leveraging community relationships, whether truly local or through social networks, is critical. Care.com embraces digital technology to enable families to connect with the best caregivers for their loved ones through our unique tools and resources. Hundreds of thousands of families across America have used Care.com to connect with and meet care providers for their loved ones. As we expand our global footprint, I’m looking forward to helping UK families make informed hiring decisions whether they need childcare, elderly care or even pet care or housekeeping.”