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Carla Jarnoux
Western Addition, San Francisco$22/hr  |  6 yrs experience
Dear host family, my name is Carla. I am a 23-year-old French student. I have already been an au pair in San Francisco for 1 year, where I took care of 2 little girls (1 and a half & 3 years old) whom I love more than anything in the world. I am a very organized, funny, creative and above all affectionate person. I love children more than anything and I always know how to create a special relationship with each of them. During my au pair year I participated in household chores (being part of the house it is normal for me to always keep the environment clean and pleasant). I often prepared dinner because I like cooking a lot (is that my French side? haha). I am very maternal and I always focus on safety, but I am in favour of encouraging children to prove that they are capable of doing all kinds of things. I am now bilingual in French and English, and I am perfectly familiar with American culture.
Yvette Flores
San Francisco$20/hr  |  4 yrs experience
I’m a former preschool teacher and I LOVE children. What I most enjoy about working with the children is witnessing those “First”
milestones. I will care for your little one as if they were my own.
Seanna Lanagan
Western Addition, San Francisco$25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello! My name is Seanna. I am 30 years old. I am film student in San Francisco. I love working with kids. I have been helping take of children for the last 4 years. I also love to cook and I play music. Look forward to meeting you and your family!
Estefany Soltero
Silver Terrace, San Francisco$17/hr  |  5 yrs experience
Hello, my name is Estefany
I have over 8 years of experience with newborns and toddlers. My first priority is to make sure the children are safe and comfortable. It is also very important to me that children are having fun while I am caring for them.
I love activities like going to the park, painting, singing songs, reading books. I am certified in Infant/Child CPR, and First Aid.
Hannah Minor
San Francisco$15/hr  |  4 yrs experience
My name is Hannah, I am an elementary education major Currently studying online and I
just love working with kids.
Maddison Toone
San Francisco$11/hr  |  1 yrs experience
My name is Maddi! I’m a 19 year old student & looking to help a loving family in the California area
Jolene Schmitt
Ashbury Heights, San Francisco$30/hr  |  6 yrs experience
I am a very compassionate and patient individual. I pride myself on being very organized and experienced as a nanny to high profile clients. I attended Graduate school at San Diego State University. I have excellent communication skills and have taken many courses in Child Development. Throughout my teaching courses, I have volunteered many hours in local elementary schools and tutored elementary school students in Math and English. I have also taught English at primary schools in other countries and volunteered in orphanages in various countries. I am a very reliable, responsible, trustworthy, organized, and patient individual. I value integrity and ethical character. I embrace my relationships with enthusiasm, positive energy, and an open mind. I am a proactive individual who enjoys being a team player and learning new things. In my free time, I enjoy reading, yoga, hiking, traveling and being outdoors
Amanda Kulwicki
San Francisco$13/hr  |  5 yrs experience
Hi I am Amanda! I am from a small town in Nebraska and was raised in a very family based family. I have always enjoyed being around kids & taking care of them. I have worked around young kiddos my whole life. If you would like to receive more info on me feel free to message me!
Jennylyn Kaye
San Francisco$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I love to be around with kids since I have my own. I had past experience in housekeeping, cooking and doing some medical stuff too. I have a certified medical assistant background also.
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The Brinich Family
& Tamila D
San Francisco$17/hr  |  1 kid
Hi! We are looking for a full time (9-5, M-F) share family for our 1 yr old daughter Charlotte and her wonderful nanny, Tamila. We are happy to host at our home or share hosting. Tamila is kind and loving and does lots of fun activities (trips to parks, zoo, museums) with Charlotte. She is a great cook and speaks both English and Russian. She speaks Russian to Charlotte.
The Fisher Family
& Carolina Mejia
Richmond District, San Francisco$14/hr  |  1 kid
We found an awesome nanny, but just had the other family back out of our arrangement. She starts on May 1, and we're looking for another family seeking a long-term (i.e. 2yr+) nanny share arrangement on Mon-Fri. If you don't need a nanny until June 1, that'd work as well. Carolina is fluent in English & Spanish, very nurturing, well educated, and experienced nannying premie twins from 6wk to 14mo, plus caring for other multi-children families. She has agreed to transport our children daily from one home to the other, and we'd alternate weeks hosting. We do have 2 very docile cats (Ragdoll breed that we selected explicitly because of their gentle nature with young children), and a spacious home. Our contracted rate is $28/hr (paid in Cash/Venmo/Paypal), so split $14/hr per family.
The Mauras-Cartier Family
& Brenda V
Bernal Heights, San Francisco$30/hr  |  1 kid
Hello! We are looking for a family to join our nanny share starting in July/August for our daughter, born April 3rd. We live in Bernal Heights on the south side and would be happy to host or co-host. We're looking for care M-F with a full time schedule. We'd love to find another family with a child of a similar age who lives nearby. Please message me if interested!
The Fleming-Butorac Family
& Betty Rivas
San Francisco$15/hr  |  1 kid
Betty is the best! She is a mother of 3 grown children and a grandmother. We've had her with our family since my daughter was 4 months old and she has been perfection. Never late, always reliable, takes my daughter to the Zoo, Academy of Science, Golden Gate Park, and to play groups at the community center. She has other nanny friends so my daughter is always playing with others. She will even do babysitting on weekends and evenings and has been there for us on short notice. The. Best.
The Gonzalez Family
& Irina Llorenes
Pacific Heights, San Francisco$30/hr  |  1 kid
We are looking for a family to join our sharecare. Our daughter is 20 months old.

Our amazing nanny - Irina is an absolute gem. She has worked as a nanny for several other families and before joining us worked in a sharecare setting with two boys for 3 years until they were ready for preschool. I honestly interviewed a dozen people when we were looking to set up our original arrangement and she was so clearly of a different caliber. She is full of energy, incredibly warm, very focused on the children's development, and reliable. She ensures that there is ample stimulation and takes the girls to a local activity (music class / library) every morning and spends lots of time with them in the park. She also cooks healthy meals, reads lots of books (never turns the TV on), and keeps the area tidy. She speaks Spanish to the girls but is also completely fluent in english (she is from Mexico but here legally for over 10 years). Most importantly, Irina genuinely loves the girls and gives them an incredibly nurturing environment.

Our family:

Our daughter is 20 months old and a very happy toddler. We are both working professionals and moved to SF about two years ago from NYC.

The details, location, and current set up:

Our sharecare family's last day is Sept 7th, so we'd love to have the other family start around then (I'm sure we can find flexibility in the dates for the right fit). We live in Pacific Heights and currently host the sharecare exclusively in our home (because the other mother worked from home and preferred a little more quiet). Irina currently works with us Mon-Thurs 7am-6pm and Fri 7am-5pm. We are hoping to find a family that is interested in overlapping for at least 40hrs a week (ideally more). Her rates are $30/hr for both children (i.e., each family pays $15/hr) and $22.50 for one child (if you need early/late coverage or for babysitting).

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The Dorian Family
& Mylla Miranda
South of Market, San Francisco$14/hr  |  1 kid
We are two working parents who are so in love with our little Beckett! When we found Mylla, after not being able to get Beckett into a daycare - it was like a sigh of relief. She is incredible! She is also bi lingual - Portuguese is her first language. Mylla is open to speaking to your child in English/Portuguese or both (what she does with Beckett) and also works sign language into Becketts mealtimes. Mylla taught young children language in Brazil before becoming an Au Par. Mylla plays, reads, they do sing a long and practice all kinds of ever changing developmental activities throughout the day. Beckett naps in his nursery and we would have a very comfortable brand new pack n play available for another child to nap in our loft(He has only used it twice). You would be welcome to store your own toys, feeding supples, books, etc here full time so that it would minimize having to bring things back and forth. We also have a highchair and floor chair with tray for feeding two at a time. If you work close by Mylla is completely open to parents popping in and out to say hi (we do that sometimes too:) We are very excited about finding a family who is looking for the same things we have found, while helping minimize the cost of childcare in the city. We look forward to meeting you and looking for a mutually great fit for both our families!

Best,
Canaan, Trey & Beckett
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Santia H.

Santia is a wonderful bubbly friendly human. She was born to work with children and is a assist to any family. My daughter & son loved to see her each day. She engages the kids, plays with them & teaches them. I would not hesitate to have Santia be my nanny. - Aislinn

Fanny O.

Fanny is unique in that she is very attuned to infants and young childrens developmental needs. She demonstrates this thru her thoughtful, playful, and attentive nature. On top of that she is dependable, reliable, and always professional! We loved having her as our Nanny! Highly recommended! - Sally

Walaa S.

Walla is a fantastic sitter! She is very kind, gentle and caring, and is responsible and prompt. She is adaptable to our family’s needs for a flexible schedule, and responsive with her availability. I highly recommend her! - Emily

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How to Find a Babysitter in San Francisco, CA

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

San Francisco 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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