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Deanna Olsen
Palo Alto$25/hr  |  3 yrs experience
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.
Nyrie Ford
Palo Alto$25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello! My name is Nyrie :)
I currently work full time in Palo Alto, Mon-Fri 8am-5 p.m. I live in Santa Clara, & I'm looking for a Mon-Fri late evening job. I figured why not do something I enjoy and baby sit children part time. I've had a lot of experience, seeing as my mother was a single mom, she worked a graveyard shift, and slept throughout the day. As crazy as it sounds I had to step in at a very young age and care for my four younger siblings. To say the least I'm very comfortable with children, very patient and understanding. I've looked after various children over the years, my last Nanny job ended two years ago. I can provide references if needed. My first aid & CPR certs have since expired. All in all, I'm looking for a loving and kind family that could use the extra help :)
I realize most folks work mornings and need someone during the day, but I'm hoping to help out those families that work afternoons and need someone during the weekday evenings!!
Paul Zhao
Palo Alto$18/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
High-school senior who loves working with kids in every aspect: exercising, teaching, laughing, and loving.
Melissa Mejia
Palo Alto$25/hr  |  2 yrs experience
My name is Melissa Mejia I’m a Register Dental Assistan 6 years of experience on the medical field. I’m looking for a part time job from 4 or 5 pm to the time needed, reason I would like to work with kids is because I like working with them and help them develop and become independent. I am Responsible, reliable, Patient , joyful person. Pleas let me know if I’m a good fit for you’re family and I will be happy to be part of it.
Ajee Jackson
Old Palo Alto, Palo Alto$35/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I have worked with children for the past 6 years. I work for a school in Belmont , California for 5.5 years. I have recently became a nanny and I will be leaving this upcoming summer. I am currently a student at San Jose State university and I am majoring in Early child development. I have plenty of experience with children and I am patient and responsible.
Eliza Hafen
Palo Alto$30/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello! My name is Liza. I am one of seven kids, and grew up in Farmington, Utah. I am currently a college student at Brigham Young University. I have a passion for life, family, and the outdoors. I love reading, cooking, playing the violin, running, playing tennis, the mountains, and sunshine.
Ilse Vazquez
Palo Alto$25/hr  |  6 yrs experience
I like little kids I have enough experience and really enyoy Tahoe care about care off the little ones
Ajeena Stuart
Palo Alto$18/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I’m funny , exciting, outgoing , adventurous nanny ! I love to vibe off the great energy of the kids I work with they bring happiness with me !
Medea Samkharadze
Palo Alto$20/hr  |  6 yrs experience
I recently moved to Palo Alto and I'm looking for a party time nanny job. I have been teaching English and taking care of children at the weekend past few years and I have 3 years experience in that area.
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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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