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Carlena  T. - Seeking Work in Bakersfield
Carlena Torrens
Avalon, Bakersfield$20/hr  |  9 yrs experience
Dear family,

My name is Carlena Torrens and I am from New York but have been studying and traveling abroad since I was 16. I am fluent in Spanish, and English. I have positive energy, and am loving, dependable, responsible, well traveled, honest, and very flexible. I am available to work anytime in June until the end of August. I would love to become part of your family for this summer while maintaining safety and amazing care for your children.
As I said earlier I have been working with kids since I was 15. I started babysitting when I was 15 and that leads to being a nanny for a family of six. Later I was head English teacher in Bali for 5 months. I was a speech therapist working with toddlers with disabilities for 1 year interning with my father. I was a camp counselor for kids with brain tumors. I am patient, resilient, equal, fun, loving, passionate, and very hardworking and will do anything to make you and your children lives fun, easy, and safe.
Alicia M. - Seeking Work in San Diego
Alicia Moreno
San Diego$12/hr  |  1 yrs experience
HI! Im Alicia and I love children. I am very organized and fun. I love playing and caring for children. I love teaching them new things and helping them grow in any area I can from teaching them new words, helping potty train them to helping with homework. I take pride in my job and I will always do my best.
Jordyn R. - Seeking Work in Los Angeles
Jordyn Rynearson
Los Angeles$13/hr  |  9 yrs experience
Hi there! My name is Jordyn Rynearson and I am 19 years old, about to be 20 in December. I have seven years experience working as a nanny from ages 6 months to 13 years old with up to 4 kids at a time. I also have experience working as a children's swim instructor and lifeguard. I am a caring, outgoing, and organized nanny who makes sure to create a safe, fun and nurturing environment for the children. Thank you and I hope to be the right fit for your family!
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Mila O. - Seeking Work in Martinez
Mila O.

She was absolutely amazing with my kids. She is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet and you’d be lucky to have her as your sitter/nanny! 10/10 recommend! - Andrey

Mila O. - Seeking Work in Martinez
Mila O.

Mila works hard, dictated to learning and growing. She is open and honest person. Goes above and beyond when she needs to. - Tami

Judie H. - Seeking Work in San Jose
Judie H.

Judie worked part time for me for several years. I could always depend on her to give my children the best care. She was a positive influence in their lives. From day to day activities, light housekeeping, transportation to homework help. I knew when I came home everything would be taken care of. - Lisa

How to Find a Babysitter in California

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in California

Before beginning the search for a babysitter, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for and if a babysitter is the right choice for your child care needs. There are lots of benefits to hiring a babysitter such as getting the flexibility of having some more time for yourself or with your partner. When hiring a babysitter, first, you should explore the differences between a nanny and a babysitter. If you’re looking for occasional child care, babysitters are the right choice for you, but if you’re looking for more frequent care, a nanny may be better for your needs.

From there, you can think about what you expect your babysitter to handle so that you can create a profile for nannies to reach out to you. The boundaries for babysitters’ duties can vary from family to family. However, in general, a babysitter is responsible for making sure your kids’ needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example to housekeeping, laundry, or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your babysitter before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

California Babysitter Interviews

Once you start connecting with prospective babysitters, the next step is to conduct an interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some babysitter interview questions to consider asking:

  • Do you have experience being a babysitter?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open and comfortable doing?
  • Do you have any references?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in California?
  • Do you have a California driver’s license? Do you own a car?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?

During the hiring process, it’s essential to ask for references and by asking their references questions you gain a better understanding of they will fit in your family. As you get closer to hiring a nanny, be sure to run a background check to ensure your kids are in good hands. When evaluating a babysitter that you’re considering hiring, make sure you’re setting the foundation for a good relationship with your babysitter. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around babysitter responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming!

And of course, as you learn how to hire a babysitter, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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