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Crystal Fricke
La Costa, Carlsbad$20/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Professional Nanny 3+ years.
Traveled all over the US and lived out of the country.
Traveling, Creative Play, Photography, Cooking, Hiking, Water Skiing, and just about anything outdoors!
Love working with all kiddos.
Went to Driving School to become a safer and better driver.
Wouldn't be doing any other type of job I truly love what I do.
Brooke Avery
Carlsbad$18/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I've worked as a newborn hearing screener in Oklahoma for the last 3 years. I am moving to Los Angeles at the end of August and would love to keep working with babies and children! I am CPR/BLS certified, get yearly flu shots, and TB testing. In addition to caring for newborns, I have babysat children between the ages of 1 and 7.
Feel free to contact me for references or questions about my previous employment.
Marlene Huckabone
Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi there, I am a mom with adult children. I have nanny and nursing experience before my children and currently a teacher aide experience. I am very reliable and trustworthy and I love children
Norma Venegas
Carlsbad$17/hr  |  3 yrs experience
I have experience with other kids.i have 5kids I have my cpr certificate and I have a good record. I have my driving license.
Sara O'Hagan
Carlsbad$17.50/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi my name is Sara and I am from San Diego, I have many years of childcare experience and would love to meet you and your kiddos!
Chelsea Flanagan
Carlsbad$17/hr  |  5 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Chelsea and I've been a nanny now for a little over 5 years. Working with children is my absolute passion and I love interacting with them, as well as watching them grow and flourish. I helped my eldest sister raise my 5 nephews and nieces so childcare is like second nature to me! I'm CPR/First Aid certified, I own my own car, I'm a non smoker, and I'm currently a college student at Mira Costa studying to be a dental hygienist. I'm very responsible, reliable, hardworking- and I'm always on time!
Michelle G.
Carlsbad$11.33/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have been taking care of children for about four or five years now. I have done a large variety of ages and types of children, as well as a very sweet boy with with some health issues.
Jill J.
Carlsbad$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I cared for 2 kids, kindergarten and 2nd grade and I got them ready, fed them breakfast, and dropped them off at school every morning. I also have had a lot of babysitting experience of all different ages.
Lupita Anderson
Carlsbad$15/hr  |  17 yrs experience
Warm, loving and patient individual, fluent in English and Spanish and have formal education.
Bible study teacher; pre-kinder through 2nd grade.
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Stephanie K.

She was so thorough with tracking our daughter’s Activities throughout the day including diaper changes, feeding and playtime. She also used her Education in child development to help our little girl learn new things every day. She truly loved our little girl like her own which my going to work much easier for us. - Elizabeth

Alyssa F.

Alyssa baby sat for us for over 4 years while she was in high school. She was on time, trustworthy and reliable. She also interacted with my children. Alyssa was like part of the family. I recommend her for future work. - Katrina

Stephanie K.

Stephanie is amazing! The kids love her and we do too! She is truly a part of our family. She is getting a degree in early childhood education and puts her studies to work each day. She is wonderful at helping the kids learn, develop and thrive. She always prepares super healthy food and gives us a very detailed summary at the end of the day. Any family would be lucky to have her. - Kelly

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How to Find a Babysitter in Carlsbad, CA

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

Carlsbad 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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