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Anniyah Farley
Irvine Business Complex, Irvine$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi my name is Anniyah Farley, I’m 19 years old and am a student- athlete attending Westcliff University out in Irvine. I’m the second oldest of six and I am currently working at a private school with kids.
Analiese Hettiger
Lower Peters Canyon, Irvine$13/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hello! I am a college student studying molecular biology and have recently been displaced from my college due to the closure of many universities. I am moving to Stockton and would really enjoy watching kids as I have been babysitting a child of a correctional officer overnight for the past year while I was at my college. I am very nice, well spoken, patient, willing to help with ANY extra duties around the house while nannying, and very well rounded. I can teach both violin and piano in spare time for no extra charge. Tutoring is something I have done in the past for math, science, and reading up to highschool levels and a bit of calculus. I am very willing to start ASAP as again, I am in desperate need of a job in this area to be close to family.
Helen O'Shea
Irvine$18/hr  |  4 yrs experience
Hello! My name is Helen, and I'm looking for a wonderful family to join on weekends - and possibly Mondays! I have a wide range of experience, and truly love being a nanny. I try to make my time with children fun and productive. I can help with any household chores and errands, as well as offer homework help, dropoffs/pickups etc.
I have certification from the INA and a Professional Nanny Certificate from NannyTraining, as well as Infant Care Specialist coursework. I have taken classes such as Housekeeping, Nutrition, Childhood Development, and Positive Parenting, and am always looking to improve myself as a nanny! I have a clear background check, many references and a letter of recommendation. I hope to hear from you soon!
Olivia Midtling
Irvine$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello, I’m Olivia! I am a very fun, creative, organized, and responsible sitter. I enjoy cooking, cleaning, and crafting. I have experience with children ages 3-12. I am currently a college student but I would love to spend my free time working and playing with children. I am available for both the summer & the school year (school year schedule may change). Please do not hesitate to inquire further about my school year schedule. I look forward to discussing the possibility of caring for your kiddo(s)! :)
Ashleigh Sweetman
Irvine$25/hr  |  10 yrs experience
Hello! My name is Ashleigh, and I am a certified Elementary teacher with an emphasis in Special Education. I have been a nanny for children of all ages, ranging from 1-5 children per household. My teacher mindset enables me to create meaningful and thought-provoking activities for your kiddos. I have a good driving record, and a safe SUV if your children need transportation. After 4 years in the business and marketing world, my passion of education is calling me back, and I hope to take night classes to obtain my Master’s degree in Special Education (likely to start in 2021). This will not interfere with my nanny schedule, as I plan to schedule my classes around my work schedule. I have ample recommendations from previous families that I’ve worked with, as well as teachers that I have worked with. I am happy to provide parents with whatever they need to have peace of mind regarding childcare :)
Devyn Perry
Irvine$20/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Hello! I’m Devyn, I’m 22, just graduated college and I work in event planning but it is part time. I love kids, and have nannies for two families in the fast during college. I would love to help your family out!
Janna Peterson
Irvine$15/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Janna and I have been a sitter for over 10 years. I am a senior at Concordia University in Irvine, with a double major in Management and Marketing. I do not think I completed the profile correctly, but I have worked with over 100 families, for either part-time or for single nights with children as young as two weeks through teenagers. I have worked as a volunteer for childcare at my local church since I was 14. I currently am a sitter through the website UrbanSitter, where I have worked with over 35 families in the last 6 months. Included in that website is a background check and 18 5 star reviews! I love children of all ages, my specialty areas are with children under 3, but I have had over 10 years of experience with school age and older toddlers. My siblings are twins in 5th grade and it has been a learning experience to go through life with siblings 11 years younger than me! I am CPR and First Aid certified for both infants and adults. I have experience with hearing impaired, vision impaired, allergies, sleep disorders, OCD, ADD, ADHD, asthma, hemophilia, and physical challenges. I am free on weekdays after 3pm and all day on weekends until August 11th when I return to school. I can provide references upon request. Thank you for your interest and I look forward to working with you!
Olivia Midtling
Irvine$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello, I’m Olivia! I am a very fun, creative, organized, and responsible sitter. I enjoy cooking, cleaning, and crafting. I have experience with children ages 3-12. I am currently a college student but I would love to spend my free time working and playing with children. I am available for both the summer & the school year (school year schedule may change). Please do not hesitate to inquire further about my school year schedule. I look forward to discussing the possibility of caring for your kiddo(s)! :)
Sophie Beyer
Irvine$30/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! I am a very reliable, patient, and creative person who has approximately 3 years of experience caring for children, from infants to teenagers. With me, your children will receive appropriate care, and I'm willing to do additional other tasks if requested. Personally, I'm an organizer, planner, and multitasker, so minimum supervision is required. With all my skills and experience, I'm able to provide a supervised, safe, and stable environment for your little ones.
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Very wonderful nanny, a wonderful blessing to my family. She take care of children and did light housekeeping. Very caring and warm and great knowledge of child development. Was always on time, honest and very reliable and dependable. The kids love her, till now speak of her. If your fortunate enough to get her, you will love her as my family still does. - Rene

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How to Find a Babysitter in Irvine, CA

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

Irvine 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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