Monday, April 18th is Tax Day!

Taxes are due in just a few days! As a household employer are you looking for a way to reduce some of your tax burdens?

GTM and Associates recommends a few ways you can do this.

1. You can reimburse your dependent care expenses with pre-tax funds through an employer sponsored Flexible Spending Account. Check with your company’s HR department to see if this works for you.

2. You could also take advantage of Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit on your income tax return.

If you need help with any of these options please contact GTM and Associates at 1-800-929-9213.

Don’t forget that TLC is here to help you with all your in home childcare needs.  If you are interested in hiring  a full time, part time, summer or after school nanny visit our website at

Available Childcare Jobs with TLC

TLC NannyLooking for a job where you can use your childcare experience? TLC has a job for you! Working through a nanny agency doesn’t only mean full-time nannying with one family. No matter what job you take on, we can offer you a competitive salary, hours and benefits that work for you, and guidance throughout the process with your resume, application, and other paperwork.

Here are just a few of the ways you can help out at our agency:

  • Permanent Nanny: caring for one family’s children on a long-term basis
  • Temporary Nanny or Babysitter: on-call any days you are free to help out for a day, an evening, a weekend – whatever works with your schedule!
  • Hotel Sitter: assist out-of-town visitors looking for childcare assistance in your area
  • Tutor or Homework Helper: certified teachers help kids learn any subject K-12 or in higher education
  • Housekeeper or Personal Assistant: helping out in homes
  • Adult Companion: there to provide non-medical care or household assistance
  • House- and Pet-Sitters: taking care of houses and/or pets when families go away
  • Newborn Caregivers: qualified to provide care for babies daytime or overnight(caregiver is required to say awake)

TLC can help you to figure out what type of work best suits YOUR skill set, experience, and needs. For an idea of what we’re hiring for right now, check out this page, apply here, and/or contact us! We’re so excited to meet and work with you.

How Social Media Can Damage Your Chances of Finding a Job

What you post on-line matters, and it is available to viewers potentially forever!  TLC for Kids wants to review some common mistakes that get you rejected for any job, not just a childcare job.

First, in today’s technologically advance world employers are able to “check you out” even before they hear your voice.  So sometimes a potential employer’s first impression of you could come from that picture of you doing a keg stand that you posted three years ago.  You know the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words”?  Well, it is true.  Whatever you do make all of your social media accounts TOTALLY private or better yet don’t post anything that wouldn’t make your grandmother proud.

Here are a few other things that could be potentially damaging besides your pictures.

1)      Complaining about your boss and/or your job is a big no-no.  This is unprofessional and shows a lack of loyalty.

2)      Using foul language is not only offensive to some but also shows a lack of maturity.

3)      Sexual oversharing is offensive to some and  also shows a lack of maturity.

4)      What and who you choose to “like” or “follow” tells a little secret about you.

5)      Making discriminatory or hateful comments related to race, gender, religion, politics, etc.

It is also beneficial to look at the email address, username and passwords that you use.  While might be cute to use with your friends, it is completely inappropriate to use in a professional capacity.  At some point, your application will be reviewed by someone who has access to your password.  Once again, keep it clean!

Lastly, your voicemail message is very important.  Make it short, sweet and professional.  No soap box speech or “Promiscuous Girl” lyrics on your outgoing voicemail message.

Keep these tips in mind when applying for a job, especially a childcare job with TLC for Kids.

College Students Make Extra Money!

Being a full-time student can be taxing – physically, emotionally, and certainly financially. But what if there was something you could add to your schedule that could actually relieve some of that stress?

Surprise – there is! Find babysitting jobs through TLC for Kids and you’ll not only make good money to help support yourself through school, you’ll also have fun!

Here are a few ways that students can work with TLC:

  • Be a family assistant in the home. This can range from driving kids to after-school activities, running family errands, prepping meals, and  arranging calendars,  to playing with one child while a parent takes care of the other. Together, you and the family can make the position work.
  • Tutor or help children with their homework.  If you have your Bachelor’s Degree you can use knowledge from your earlier school years, or even share information from your current studies to be a TLC tutor. This is very rewarding work for students working on their masters, and both kids and parents will be so appreciative.
  • Of course, you can also combine any or all of these skills and take on a traditional babysitting role! You can work regularly after school hours, only on the weekends, or any other combination of times. TLC can help you find jobs around your schedule.  Between local families and families visiting hotels you can make your college spending money  picking up babysitting jobs around your schedule.

These are just a few ways that you can work with us to make extra money while you’re in school! We’re excited to help you find a good fit for your abilities and your time.  Apply now at


Babysitting Jobs Great For Students

Do you have a passion for working with children? Are you reliable? Are you looking for a flexible job with good hours and competitive pay?

TLC for Kids offers many types of nanny positions (permanent, part-time, full-time, after-school, etc.), but we also offer temporary babysitting positions.  Our temporary jobs are great for students.

As a TLC temporary nanny, you have complete control over your own schedule—there is an online calendar where you write the hours you are available. The calendar lets the agency know when you are available, so when a family calls and requests a sitter from6pm-10pm on Thursday night, they know they can call you to take the job. This type of scheduling allows you to go to school, maintain your social life, volunteer, etc.

Another perk of being a TLC sitter is the pay:  a minimum of $12/hour (most of the families also tip their sitters). Plus, you always get paid for four hours of work, even if you only work for three. For example, if a family only needs a caregiver from 3pm-6pm, they are required to pay their sitter for four hours worth of work. You can also earn more money by taking multiple jobs a day. If you work for one family from 7:30-4:30, it is easy to get another job that goes from 5:30-10:30. The more you work for TLC for Kids, the more families start to request you and the more your income grows.

Not only is being a temporary babysitter profitable and flexible, but it is also a lot of fun! TLC for Kids caregivers are expected to show up to a job with a blue TLC for Kids bag packed with fun, age-appropriate activities for the kids. Most of the children know that TLC sitters bring cool games to their house, so when you arrive on the job the kids are very excited to play with you.

To become a TLC temporary sitter, you must be 18 years or older and have a minimum of three childcare references and an insured vehicle.

Apply online today to become a TLC babysitter!

Jobs, Jobs and More Jobs!

Have you thought about a career working with kids?

TLC for Kids is currently looking for full time nannies.

TLC nannies spend their days nurturing and caring for kids.  On nice days nannies go for walks and scavenger hunts, they ride bikes and go to the park.  If a nanny spends her day inside they play!  They play with play-doh, read books, build with Lego’s, play with dolls, make crafts and so much more!

TLC  full time nannies must have previous child care experience and be willing to commit for at a least a year.

Right now we have full time jobs in Richmond Heights, Clayton and the Central West End.

Visit our website to learn more about TLC for Kids  and to  view a list of the current job openings.