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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.
Rossana Salcedo
Bakersfield$13/hr  |  1 yrs experience
One year experience as a nanny and over 5 years of experience as a preschool teacher with a background check and first aid/CPR certification.
Alejandra Ayala
Bakersfield$15/hr  |  6 yrs experience
My name is Alejandra, I have a bachelor in architecture that I was able to get with the help of babysitting on my free time for the past 4 years in my home country; I have worked with kids between 3 months - 6 years old, some of the duties that I had in charged were: playing with them, taking them to the school, giving them a shower and feeding them as well. I consider myself a great candidate to be your babysitter because I am a very patient person which is 100% needed when working with kids, I am realiable and also creative when it is time to play. At this time, I have a very flexible schedule, so it is very convenient for you, parents, whenever you need me. I hope this little description helps to give me the opportunity to work with you and your kids and be a great team!
Shaylan Pope
Bakersfield$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My name is Shaylan. I am 27 years old and have been waitressing for about 6 and a half years. I am recently out of work due to the COVID19 so I have lots of availability! I have a younger sister as well as a younger brother. Growing up I always helped care for my siblings. My mom was a single parent and was always working so I took full responsibilty for making sure they were taken care of whether it be feeding them, dressing them and just entertaining them. I have also babysat for children of family friend’s. My very first job when I was 15 was at a gymnastics association. I worked there for about 3.5 years working with children from the ages of 6 months to 14. Children are a blessing and I want to make sure that yours are well taken care of :)
Please message me for any questions you have!
Carly Howard
Bakersfield$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi there! My name is Carly! My official "nannying" experience might seem minimal, but I have babysat for several families throughout the last 6 years. I also have childcare work experience with children from infants to 12 years olds. I am originally from Arkansas, have a photography business, and a love of all things art (music, painting, film... you name it!). I love working in childcare, because I get to combine my passions and get creative. I am somewhat of a neat-freak so housework is absolutely no problem! I am here to do whatever is needed to make your life easier and more enjoyable. I love dogs, and am comfortable with all pets, really! I can also help tutor or assist school work. I would also be willing to work full time or part time. I look forward to answering any of your questions and working with your family!!(:
Ariel Brodrick
Bakersfield$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi, my name is Ariel, I'm 18yrs old, and great with kids. I have been babysitting since I was 12yrs of age.
Antonia Madrigal
Bakersfield$15/hr  |  4 yrs experience
Hello, my name is Antonia and I have been a nanny for about 10 years. My last family I worked for 4yrs & 3 months, I cared for triplets since they were born. I enjoy doing outdoor activities with the children and love taking them to the park. I also am comfortable with pets, I have 3 rescued cats and 2 dogs.
Kameryn Milazzo
Bakersfield$15/hr  |  16 yrs experience
Hello! My name is Kameryn, I’m 21 years old & studying to be an elementary school teacher. I am the second of 5 children, meaning I have a lifetime of hands on childcare experience. My love for children runs deep & I hope to show that in my efforts. I have no problem assisting in things that go beyond the children. Whatever I can do to be a help to you & your family is my priority. I hope to hear from you so soon!
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Antonia M.

Antonia was our nanny when we lived in the greater Bay Area for a year. She was absolutely incredible - caring for our then 1-year-old full-time and our 5-year-old after school (including pick up). She was attentive, reliable and nurturing. The girls had a wonderful relationship with her, and she was very good at communicating with us. I would recommend her as a nanny without hesitation. - Maria

Antonia M.

Antonia is such a caring, loving and responsible person. She will go above and beyond when she is with your child. My kids loved being with her as she is fun and enthusiast. Could not ask for more in a nanny. - Pilar Rincon

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How to Find a Babysitter in Bakersfield, CA

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Bakersfield, CA

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 in Bakersfield can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Bakersfield 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!

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