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Have you considered a nanny share?

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A nanny share is when one nanny cares for children from two different families. Each family saves significantly on child care expenses, while the nanny enjoys higher pay than the typical full-time position.

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Genny N. - Seeking Work in Sunnyvale
Genny N.

Definitely Genny is very kind and sweet with children has taken care of my son during these months for a few hours and she makes the difference, she always has extra activities to do with him, she is very careful and I have never had any kind of accident or mishap with my son, Genny is very responsible and punctual with the schedules. - Johana Isa

Graciela S. - Seeking Work in Lancaster
Graciela S.

Graciela had been babysitting our two kids for a while now and we couldn’t be happier! She was always incredibly faithful to our family, she loved our kids as if they were her own and the kids absolutely adored her. She is a kid magnet! She’s incredibly sweet and can speak English and Spanish which was a plus for us. We are very thankful for her and her time/ commitment with our family! - Ana

Graciela S. - Seeking Work in Lancaster
Graciela S.

Graciela was a fantastic sitter for my newborn boy. I wish She wasn’t moving! She was on time, sweet, and immediately connected with my little man, who can be very hard to please sometimes! She texted with us while we were away and gave details of her time with our son even when we returned. Thank you for making our daily life more enjoyable and relaxing. We will truly miss her! - Olivia

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How to Find a Babysitter in Mission Viejo, CA

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

Mission Viejo 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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