Individuals can find child care wanted ads by searching through newspaper classifieds and online job search services such as Craigslist.org or Care.com. Visitors can view the specifications of child care needed in various locations. Individuals interested in providing child care can also find ads posted in local community centers, grocery stores, unemployment offices, or at college or university career and employment centers.
Child care wanted ads typically list the number of children requiring care, work hours required and the potential pay rates. Some child care wanted ads detail required certifications such as CPR training for medical emergency preparedness and a valid driver's license to transport children to and from school or daily activities.
Child care services sought by parents and child care facilities often include work for nannies, au pairs, babysitters, daycare specialists, mother's helpers or preschool teachers. Responsibilities range from caring for children in a home or daycare setting, light cleaning or housekeeping, outings with children to local attractions or parks, transportation to and from school, or private lessons. Families placing want ads for child care typically request references to verify professionalism and any related previous work experience. Some agencies may also require a background check prior to employment.