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Mara P. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

Mara Perez

Palo Alto, CA
$25/hr
7 years experience

A little bit about me…

hello my name is Mara Perez I am 31 years old, I have been working as a nanny for approximately 8 years I have a lot of experience, I have recommendations, I like to play sports and eat healthy, I speak Spanish I hope you give me an opportunity thanks
Evelyne K. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

Evelyne Keomian

Palo Alto, CA
$35/hr
4 years experience

A little bit about me…

I'm a teacher with a background in challenging behavior.
I'm currently working at a desk and looking to become part of a family to pick up in the afternoons and drive your little monsters to activities, do homework, or just have fun!
I'm loving but firm! Kind but hold boundaries! Splurge but is down to earth.
My ideal family is raising great humans that will impact tomorrow's world and be grateful for what they have today (Don't worry, I will make them if they are not. 😆 )
Deanna O. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

Deanna Olsen

Palo Alto, CA
$25/hr
3 years experience

A little bit about me…

I recently arrived to the Bay area (7/1/2019 update)!

I'm a nice girl from the Midwest - that has lived abroad, on the East coast - and now seeking a job on the West Coast after living in the Chicago area for the past few years. My sister & niece live in the Bay Area - and I'm looking for a great situation with a nice family. I have great references from families that I have nannied for before. I love kids!

I am open to a flexible schedule or alternative arrangement, including nights/weekends or temporary.

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Grace T. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

Grace Trout

Palo Alto, CA
$75/hr
1 year experience

A little bit about me…

Hi, my name is Grace. I have 15 years of childcare experience. I also was an elementary school teacher for 5 years. I I run Sing With Grace Studios where voice and songwriting lessons are taught. I’m looking for a part time employment.

I believe children are full of wonder and wisdom. I would love to learn, discover and grow with your child.
Maria H. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

Maria Hernandez

Palo Alto, CA
$32/hr
10+ years experience

A little bit about me…

I am a preschool teacher who loves kids!
Fransisca U. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

Fransisca Urbina

Palo Alto, CA
$25/hr
10+ years experience

A little bit about me…

I am a loving and caring nanny. I love playing, dancing, reading books. I take the kids to park. We do art and i help in light house keeping. Kids are so much fun to be around. I take care of them and make them happy.

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Jennifer A. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

Jennifer Ayala

Palo Alto, CA
$20/hr
3 years experience

A little bit about me…

hello my name is Jennifer I’m currently a high school student in my sophomore year! I’m 16 years old. I’ve babysat for a couple summers in a row now! Mostly neighborhood kids and family friends! I will be free all summer!
Elizabeth S. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

Elizabeth Sanabria

Palo Alto, CA
$30/hr
< 1 year experience

A little bit about me…

“I am a responsible person with a great desire to deal with children and learn from them. My experience with children has been with my family, I have taken care of little cousins, and also my nephew, from when he was 2 to 5 years old. I would like to work as a nanny because I think it would be a very nice and enriching experience, and also an opportunity to meet great people who could perhaps become a second family for me.”
Anna Malia V. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

Anna Malia Veamatahau

Palo Alto, CA
$20/hr
< 1 year experience

A little bit about me…

Hey y'all, my name is Anna Malia and I'm 20 years old. I've been taking care of kids since I was 15 years old, so I'd say I'm pretty experienced.

I'm pretty active indoors and outdoors. I'm willing to do light cleaning around the house (laundry if needed) and meal prepping. I love going on walks around the neighborhood, if that's something the parents are okay with, going to the park, and much more.

I am currently working a part time job as well but I am open to discuss any hours. Aside from that, I am available to babysit for date nights and/or weekends.

I look forward to hearing back from you and hopefully we can work together soon.

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What’s the average cost of a babysitter in Palo Alto, CA?

The average cost of a babysitter in Palo Alto, CA is $19.04 per hour. The cost of a babysitter is dependent on the babysitter’s experience, qualifications and location.
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How to Find a Babysitter in Palo Alto, CA

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

Palo Alto 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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