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Meghan Lehmann
Petaluma$20/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi there! My name is Meghan and I am a Neuromuscular Therapist when I’m not nannying. I’m hoping to find a great family I can help out part time while I build my private practice as a NMT. I’ve always loved spending time around children as I’m a big kid at heart! I have a college degree in theater and was able to work as a Summer Camp Theater Teacher in Santa Rosa a few years ago. I had so much fun with all the kids! I am very responsible and will care for your kids as if they were my own.
Mia Cain
Petaluma$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! My name is Mia. I am currently a Chico State student studying pre-nursing and Child Development. I have experience working with children from newborns to teens. I love doing crafts, activities and working to help children learn, explore, and develop.
Gracen Arntz
Petaluma$22/hr  |  5 yrs experience
My name is Gracen Arntz. I am 19 years old and Im currently in school to become a pediatric nurse. My aunt owns a preschool and I tend to help her out whenever I can! I have babysat and been a nanny since I was 16 years old!
Jessica Bryant
Petaluma$15/hr  |  3 yrs experience
I've been watching children since I was 12 years old and I love children! I've watched over, cooked, and cleaned for multiple children for long and short periods of time. I did overnight stays where the parents left for a date night, weekday jobs where I took care of the kids while they were at work or busy, and all sorts of other care. I love the outdoors, reading, writing, cooking, and many other activities. I am willing to help in whatever way I can. And if payment is an issue, I can accommodate for your budget. I have a very free schedule, so almost any time works! I also have a little girl of my own who is currently 14 months old, and if you have no problem with me bringing her along that would be wonderful!
Sofia Figone
Petaluma$20/hr  |  1 yrs experience
I recently finished early at St. Vincent High School, I have 2 online classes to complete to receive a diploma from them which means I have a huge amount of spare time on my hands. I would love to help you in caring for your child. I turn 18 in February and have a valid drivers licsense
Nannette Williams
Petaluma$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I love babies and the elderly, I currently have several PT jobs with both. I’m looking for 1 great family to match up with. So we all look forward to a fantastic week every day.

Jordyn Austin
Petaluma$15/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Im an experienced nanny who is certified in CPR and I have my own car I also have a free schedule so I’m available whatever you need me . In my previous job I helped with taking kids to school and picking them up meal prep homework and putting to bed .
Daisy Reynolds
Petaluma$15/hr  |  4 yrs experience
Hello! I am 20 years old and currently attending Santa Rosa Junior College. I have always loved nannying in the past, but recently I have been working various part time jobs in food and retail while I am in school. I am looking to nanny over the summer and hopefully into this next school year!
Hannah Gamez
Petaluma$20/hr  |  3 yrs experience
I have experience with special needs. I have worked with children as little as toddlers to children as old as 14 years old. Like to be creative and be active. Always putting the child's interests first! Love to bake and cook! I can also clean and do household chores. Flexible schedule. I have references.
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Tia is great! Always available for last minute calls. My children enjoyed their time with her. Very dependable and trustworthy. - Brandee

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She is very hands on with them in activities and keeping busy they loved being with her and doing stuff she always kept them busy and is very attentive - Cynthia Sandoval

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Bianca was wonderful with our twin boys. We were fairly overwhelmed during our first year of parenting, and she was such a blessing to our family. She’s attentive, caring, responsible, and engaging. We were so lucky to have her, and you would be too! - Sarah

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How to Find a Babysitter in Petaluma, CA

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

Petaluma 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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