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Leova Cuevas
Arroyo Viejo, Oakland$25/hr  |  57 yrs experience
My name is Leova Cuevas I am 52 years old women, I am currently working at Lighthouse Community Public School, I had been working there for 14 years, that school attend kids from k-12, I am head kitchen server. I speak Spanish, and English too, I have a CPR certificate, TB test, and food safety certificate. I mother of two boys are in college now. I like to play with the kids, and walk a lot, I can drive them to some activities. I love nature and hear music, read a good book.
Jeanie Grant
Oakland$15/hr  |  13 yrs experience
I’m 32 years old and have been working in the field of Hospitality and Guest Services for the past 14 years. My most recent job with children was managing a Children’s Science Museum in Seattle, but I have 1 baby niece and 4 nephews under 10 that have kept me active in raising children. I started working at a young age and had 3 families that I consistently nannied for throughout high school. I was known for my art project and elaborate make believe games. I have chosen to return to childcare now because I know that I have a creative approach to playtime that encourages learning and imagination that would benefit children while Covid-19 restrictions are in place. I have a BFA in Art History and Studio Art and love to pass on my passion for creative learning to youth. I enjoy a very active lifestyle and would promote active play and outdoor activities where possible.
Laisa Oliveira
Oakland$25/hr  |  12 yrs experience
28yrs old Brazilian childcare provider with extensive experience caring for infant, toddlers. I speak both Portugûes, English fluently and some Spanish. Caring for someone else's child is a huge responsibility therefore, I would like to build trust and to know as much as possible about parents needs/ expectations.
I love what I do, I love the connections I make, but I want to be clear that it is also my job and would very much appreciate if financial responsibility be taken care of consistently in a timely fashion. I am not just a regular Babysitter" looking to supplement her income. This is my lively hood and my main source of income therefore NET pay should be nothing short of $20/hr for one child, $30/hr for two. ($15 per family in nanny.

Please be willing to discuss and sign a contract if need be.
I also have a profile page on a different child service site with reviews from previous family and a background check badge. I am also willing to become Trustline Certified.
Ida Keller
Oakland$25/hr  |  5 yrs experience
I’m passionate about working to create and contribute to healthy, love-filled, supportive, and balanced environments/experiences that promote happy, secure, and memorable childhoods!!
Maria Ortiz
Oakland$15/hr  |  20 yrs experience
TATA ITALIANI. NIÑERA HISPANOS. OAKLANDD - CALIFORNIA. Parlo molto bene italiano e madrelingua spagnola. Nazionalità Colombo - Italiana. Sono in questo momento in Colombia ma posso viaggiare appena possibile dopo aver trovato lavoro. Hablo muy bien español e italiano. Nacionalidad Colombo - Italiana. Estoy en Colombia en estos momentos. Puedo viajar apenas se concrete un trabajo.
Paola Gomez
Oakland$16/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi how are you ! My name is Paola I’m 18 ! Currently in college majoring in criminal justice ! I’m very sweet and I love kids I have 6 younger siblings I come from a big family so kids have always been around ! I used to always babysit my cousins being the oldest !
Alina Lopez
Jefferson, Oakland$20/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Hi my Name is Alina Lopez-June
I am a wife and a mother of two beautiful children. We are the June/Lopez Family.. I have a sweet spot for all children and have always enjoyed working with kids. Being that I have had two of my own, as well as helped take care of kiddos in and out of the school. My goal is to make sure the all babies/children are well taken care of and safe at all times. I am very energetic, patient, reliable, and a great communicator. I love to challenge children’s learning and make sure they are on task.. I also would request that if possible I can bring my children and family to meet your family!?
Analyssa Briones
Las Palmas, Oakland$20/hr  |  11 yrs experience
Hello, my name is Analyssa. I dance ballet folklorico, am an avid reader, and I love working with kids. I babysat throughout high school, and while in college. I enjoy taking kids to the park, reading books to them, or being imaginative at home. If you think this suites your family needs, then please contact me.
Cyan Tate
Oakland$16/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I've been babysitting children ever since I was 13 years old, the ages ranging from newborns to 16 year olds. I'm the oldest of 4 children so i'm extremely used to taking care of babies. I've watched children with downs syndrome, adhd, anxiety, etc. My brothers are still little so im caught up with everything trendy for children! I love crafts and the arts as well as music! I have a background in cosmetology so I can do hair and makeup as an extra bonus. I like trying new things and i'm willing to help whenever is needed.
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Hire a babysitter with great references
Joia E.

Joia is a very caring nanny, who takes her work seriously and understands the huge responsibility that she is entrusted with. She is affectionate with children and has a lot of patience. She was instrumental in helping us manage our work schedule while having very young children who needed a lot of attention for several hours per day. - Giovanni

Leova C.

I ofelia González..Recommend Mrs.Leova cuevas,who is characterized by being a Kind responsable and punctual person and very profesional in her work asigned by the empleator... - Ofelia González

Autumn L.

She was on time every day, she has had no problem staying later then her set time to accommodate needs. She is very good with the children - Quin

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How to Find a Babysitter in Oakland, CA

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

Oakland 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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