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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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Brenda E. - Seeking Work in San Diego
Brenda E.

Brenda was such an illuminating nanny to my 7 month old son at the time. She always came with a smile on her face and full of creativity to make her time with my son fun. Brenda was always on time & attended my son so wholeheartedly that created a special bond. Till this day he still asks for her & we miss her dearly. - Ashly

Sophia S. - Seeking Work in San Diego
Sophia S.

Sophia was the best baby sitter for our toddler. She is so sweet and energetic. Helped preparing healthy meals and she would come up with the funnest activities. She is very attentive. We miss her so much she was a true light in our lives such a positive and happy girl. We felt very secure leaving our son under her care. Anyone who hires her will be so lucky - Karla calvillo

Sophia S. - Seeking Work in San Diego
Sophia S.

She was great with my son. He was pretty young when she started working for us (6 months) so he was still learning how to communicate and she picked up on all his cues very quickly. She was always very calm, respectful, and level headed. She created a bond with my son and treated him like her own. If we didn’t have to move I would have loved to keep Sophia around. - Renee Lewin

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What’s the average cost of a babysitter in San Diego, CA?

The average cost of a babysitter in San Diego, CA is $16.91 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 San Diego, CA

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

San Diego 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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