Oakland, CA (PRWEB) September 13, 2015
With nearly 13% of preschoolers being cared for in the home by non-relative caregivers, the challenge of finding the right nanny or babysitter can be overwhelming. This is especially true when choosing someone to care for an infant. BANANAS has been the trusted place for parents to go when looking for child care in Northern Alameda County for 40 years and they are now excited to announce the launch of their new Jobs Listings Board— http://bananasbunch.org/job-listings —providing an online resource that allows parents in Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Piedmont, Emeryville, and Alameda cities to post nanny and babysitting job opportunities.
Most parents living in Alameda County have heard the name BANANAS. It’s that agency that helped you find child care as a new parent worried about going back to work, where you have dropped off gently used children’s clothing and toys for their free boutique, or attended one of their workshops. Located in Oakland’s Temescal neighborhood, BANANAS has also attracted many nannies and babysitters looking for employment.
For over three decades, parents have gone to BANANAS to hang up their job postings on the board located in the lobby. It’s where nannies and babysitters visit daily to peruse the opportunities, and now parents can have the ability to post directly on their website.
“We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new jobs listings board online. We receive calls daily from parents looking for nannies and babysitters, and they know that BANANAS is the trusted place to go. Over the past year we have worked diligently to foster a strong online presence and this is yet another step for us to better serve families,” said Tara Bartholomew, Development & Communications Director at BANANAS.
In addition to assistance with finding an in-home caregiver, BANANAS offers child care referrals in-person, over the phone, and online to assist parents in navigating the child care system and choosing the program that best meets their family’s needs. All types of licensed child care programs are referred to including: family child care homes, child care centers, preschools, playgroups, co-ops, shared child care arrangements, and programs that specialize in serving children with special needs.
Founded in 1973 by a group of mothers trying to find playmates for their children, BANANAS quickly grew into a robust nonprofit agency. BANANAS is well known in the community as being a vibrant hub for parents and child care providers to gain advice, resources, and support in raising happy, confident children.
BANANAS is a Child Care Resource & Referral agency serving Oakland, Berkeley, Albany, Piedmont, Emeryville, and Alameda cities. They support families in finding child care while going through life transitions that include entry into the workforce, returning to work, continuing education or training, job changes, shift or schedule changes, relocation, and family emergencies.
BANANAS also offers educational programs for parents and child care providers, child care subsidies for low-income, working families, child care workforce development opportunities, QRIS on-site coaching, and a free boutique for parents. For more information, visit http://www.bananasbunch.org.