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Laurie Riley
La Mesa$15/hr  |  4 yrs experience
I have cared for children all my life or so it seems, I have lived with 3 different families at times when they needed help caring for their children. I will provide them with lots of love and help them learn all the things that they may be struggling with, whatever you need I am glad to help.
Angel Borja
La Mesa$13/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi there!
I am a full time student who is recently looking for a part time job. I am currently studying Sports Medicine and I am on my second year so I still have a lot of time on my hands before I start to transfer. I am a very friendly individual and I love all kids! I know this isn't much to everyone but hopefully it is to someone. I hope to meet you and your little ones soon!
Lori D.
La Mesa$13.91/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I had been a Preschool Teacher for over 10 years. I have also have been a live-in Nanny. My last nanny position I was there for 2 years. I also had worked in a group home with teens in trouble.
Mary Roberts
La Mesa$18/hr  |  4 yrs experience
My name is Mary Roberts and I am a San Diego local looking for nanny work Mon-Fri. I have years worth of experience babysitting little ones, but I have never nannied full time. I do have a few qualifications that make me stand out.
A little about me-I was born and raised in Coronado, Ca. I competitively swam throughout high school & college. I have a lot of experience teaching children how to swim and getting them comfortable in water. I am CPR certified, and I am also nationally registered EMT. This alone sets me apart from any other candidate. I have experience delivering CPR, as well as experience responding to many other life-threatening emergencies. I currently work weekends as a waitress at the world famous Corvette Diner, where my job each day is to simply ensure that children have a fun experience. My passion for working with children is extremely special and I cant wait to share it with you and your little one(s). Thank you so much for considering me. God Bless Mary Roberts
LaRene R.
La Mesa$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
currently with family of 2 girls ages 2 & 3 1 dog, 1 cat. Its mostly cleaning & I would like to be more involved with the children & some house cleaning. I,m very punctual & VERY ORGANIZED.I like to organize playdates take them to parks, museums, etc.
Melanie M.
La Mesa$13.65/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
In high school I watched an infant 3 months up until she was 12 months during the evenings. I started watching a neighbor's kids which was a set of twins and their brothers. I watched the family for 4 years. My most recent experience was when I lived in Delaware (less than a year ago) I would have my nephew and niece (3 and 5) stay with me every weekend, roughly about once or twice a month I would watch the Spagnolo girls for the weekend as well, they are (6 and 7). My most recent care has been with my friends new baby, he is 3 months and I am more of a mother's help so she can run around and out and get things done.
Kayla Barrowclough
La Mesa$11/hr  |  6 yrs experience
Hi! My Name Is Kayla Barrowclough and I am a 19 year old college student. I have had a summer job at the YMCA since I was 16! I love to work with kiddos and I have babysat for many families!
Loubna Hami
La Mesa$12/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I love children, very patient with, very enthusiastic to teach them new things in the beginning of their lives, I speak three languages.
Nicole Donskaya
La Mesa$11/hr  |  3 yrs experience
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How to Find a Babysitter in La Mesa, CA

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

La 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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