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Care.com survey featured in The Boston Globe- Parent's Lament: Summer Nannies Have it Sweet

May 16, 2011
Boston Globe
by Globe Staff

A survey out this morning has detected a new work-related malady—- nanny envy.

The survey’s key finding: The majority of working parents get envious of their children’s nannies during the summer.

Its may be a seasonal condition, suggests a national survey commissioned by Care.com, a Waltham-based website that aims to be key source for families seeking trustworthy child care.

In an online survey of 500 adult parents conducted from April 4 through May 9, 58 percent of respondents reported feeling envious frequently, often, or sometimes, while nearly 11 percent said they always felt envious, Care.com said in a press release.

“I am not at all surprised by the findings,” Wendy Sachs, editor in chief of Care.com, said in a press release.  “When my nanny texts me that she’s at the pool with my kids eating ice cream and I am at work, I’ve felt envious.  You want your nanny to be enthusiastic about playing outdoors and going to the pool, but parents want to be there too.  After all, it’s summer.”

Care.com survey featured in The Boston Globe- Parent's Lament: Summer Nannies Have it Sweet

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