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Caylie Eichelberger
Costa Mesa$20/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi! I’m 24 years old, currently a full-time online student focused on Childhood Education. I’ve worked with kids for the past 6 years in all different jobs. I adore them and would love to get to know your kids and family on a personal level!
Barbara Gallegos
Costa Mesa$15/hr  |  7 yrs experience
Hello my name is Barbara and i love working with kids because i have 3 of my own! They are all special needs (autistic) the loves of my life! I reside in costa mesa and i would love to work with your family i can cook,clean and love cats and dogs(have 3 doggies as well) im looking to work mostly mornings while my kids are at school but can work some weekends! Hope to meet you soon :)
Griselda Salinas
Costa Mesa$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My name is Griselda Salinas. I go by Gissele. I am 26 yesrs old i love working with kids im fun very easy to get along with. Ill do anything just to make a kid smile and keep them happy. I also have two kids on my own one is 7 years old and the other one is 2 in a half both girls.
Garrett Blomstedt
Costa Mesa$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have just finished my fourth year of teaching middle school special education. I have taught students within the general education, students with learning disabilities, students with mild to moderate needs, and most recently, students with behavior needs.

During my four years of teaching, I have also taken on the responsibility to coach multiple sports. I was given the opportunity to coach girls basketball, boys basketball, volleyball, soccer, and track & field.

In my "free" summers, I have tutored elementary and middle school students in reading and math the past 3 years.

I also love to travel. I recently went on a 3 week backpacking trip in Europe. After 26 years of living in Nebraska, I have decided to make the move to California!
Ani Loredo
Costa Mesa$17/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hello! My name is Ani. I am a 22 year old college student taking a small break from college . In the middle of figuring out my majors and the the school I’d like to spend the next couple of years in. I’m heavily interested in anthropology, literature, and art.
I have one sibling , older , and a family with several younger cousins running around. I like an active lifestyle as well as busy one. I also love working with children, mostly because I find their enthusiasm and curiosity very endearing.
Alixis Robles
Westside Costa Mesa, Costa Mesa$18/hr  |  9 yrs experience
I grew up in Newport Beach! I was a dancer and gymnast for 8 years and also coached children’s gymnastics for 4 years! I love being outdoors and if it’s raining I’ll make sure we’ve got indoor activities! I love fitness and working out, cooking, drawing, hiking and going to the beach! I love little ones and watching them grow up and being apart of that☺️
Lindsey Loomis
Costa Mesa$40/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am a credentialed elementary school teacher and mom to two young boys. I love teaching youngsters and igniting their passion for learning.

My teaching experience ranges from full classroom settings to small group specialized instruction and personal tutoring. I am experienced in today's teaching standards and practices and comfortable using today's educational technology platforms as well. My hope is to provide individualized instruction to your student, to help them grow and excel academically. I am happy to provide references and letters of recommendations.

Please feel free to reach out or ask me any questions you might have.

Sincerely,
Lindsey Loomis
Juliet Gentry
Costa Mesa$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello my name is Juliet Gentry!! I will be an incoming freshman at Vanguard University with majority of early morning classes wanting to get more experience with kids. In the future I want to be an Occupational Therapist and help special needs children specifically. Over the years I have helped my church with the children over the weekends and babysit for neighbors and family. Would love to help your family and give you a little more peace!
Amy Cox
Costa Mesa$19/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi my name is Amy Cox and I was born and raised in Fountain Valley. I am 25 years old and currently live in Costa Mesa. I have been a babysitter/nanny for 4 years now off and on. I have experience changing diapers, light house keeping, potty training, creative activities and much more. I am currently a supervisor at a healthcare agency and I want become a pediatric rn and would like a job that suits best for me and with the amount of love I have for children this feels like the best fit for me.
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He cares. He loves hard. He's fun, intelligent, and creative. Our daughter adores him and so does our entire family. The only reason he's not still with us is because I had another baby and decided to stay home! - Jenni

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Abby is a wonderful, caring, trustworthy, understanding, patient, fun individual. She has created such a unique bond with my daughter that can never be replaced. She was always very flexible with our schedule and willing to adapt as needed. - Amanda Hartman

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How to Find a Babysitter in Costa Mesa, CA

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

Costa Mesa 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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