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Alexandria Dwyer
Berkeley$20/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hello my name is Honey. I am a local Nanny with some open availability that may work for your schedule! I have been working with kids as a nanny, teaching aikido, and as an after-school program counselor. I have taken classes for child development, first aid CPR, and child abuse and neglect. Other skills include cooking, light cleaning, singing, ukulele, dancing and visual art. I have a valid CA license and a reliable vehicle.

Right now I am available Monday and Tuesday during the day, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Friday all day and weekends. Willing to do occasional overnights as well.
Madyson Hooks
Berkeley$30/hr  |  4 yrs experience
I’ve been a nanny for 5 years and I’m looking for a new family to care for. I’m super loving, energetic, organized and fun. Love nothing more than caring for little ones! Can’t wait to hear from you!
Frankie Woodman
Berkeley$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I love children and would love to spend more time caring for them as well as learning from them. I have always felt like I bond really easily with children. I currently am not in school and would be able to provide my full undivided attention to any family I am nannying for. Though I have never held an offcial nanny position I have taken care of children on and off since I was about 8 years old. I started off helping my mother as she cared for others (at home and in our church) and soon I progressed to solo babysitting gigs and being a lead teacher in my churches nursery . Since then I have also mentored young girls while I was in high school through my cheer leading program.
Amelia Risner
Berkeley$18/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I'm a double major in Computer Science and Cognitive Science at UC Berkeley. In addition to my own studies, I've always liked teaching and keeping curious children engaged. This likely stems from being the oldest of 7 siblings and cousins and, if so, has given me a large amount of experience.
Nasrin Collins
Berkeley$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi!

I am 22 years old im in school for medical assisting i love kids I've been babysitting for about a year now And been a teacher's aid for 3 years i have lots of experience when it comes to kids.

one of my favorite things to do while sitting is to play outside. i also love to on crafts and games.

i am comfortable with any age from infant to 10 years old. I can cook, help with homework and am happy to it kids to bed.

I am a fun energetic, responsible person and i hope you choose me to care for your kids as a babysitter
Mary Anne Grey
Berkeley$20/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I’m a very nice and kind hearted woman, soft spoken, compassionate, loving, fun, loving to kids
Mohabat Barikzai
Elmwood, Berkeley$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello my name is Mohabat but for short some call me Mo! I'm a tutor at Berkeley High School and have experience with children that may be hyper but I understand that I just have to be patient with kids. I have also helped around at a family friends daycare with kids ranging from ages 1-5. My availability is every day of the week.
Maya Jacobs
Berkeley$18/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Always ready for a new adventure. Very positive & caring. I am currently working at Sports Basement of Berkeley selling comfortable shoes , good quality product for outdoors & rental for snow & camping trips! Compassionate & patience when working with kids.
Katelyn Sturm
Berkeley$20/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hello! My name is Katelyn or Kate. I’m 19 years old from Hayward California. I’m currently a student at SFSU and play softball for the university. I love kids and I would love to spend my working hours having fun and taking care of kids. I love the outdoors and going on fun adventures.
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How to Find a Babysitter in Berkeley, CA

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Berkeley, 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 Berkeley can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Berkeley 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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