Tips to Make Child Care More Affordable

With forty percent of the workforce working remotely and the majority of our schools on some type of virtual schedule, parents can find themselves needing a break. Finding affordable child care during a pandemic can be as time challenging as a job. A parenting website has a few tips to help. Check with your HR rep. Some employers offer child care as part of their benefits. Consider sharing a nanny or baby sitter with another family. Set up a dependent care flexible savings account, a pre-tax benefit offered by an employer used to pay for dependent care like your nanny’s wages. Use your child and dependent care tax credit on your taxes, and see if you qualify for the child care and development fund.  For more information and for links that will direct you to a qualifications checker, visit sittercity.com or click here.