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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.
Candice Noelle Cabrera
San Francisco$20/hr  |  16 yrs experience
Hi im Candice, 37 and I live in the philippines. I am already experienced as I have 4 kids myself. and I'm proud to say that I have raised them ever since I was pregnant. my 2nd child was diagnosed with ADHD and yes he is ok now.. I don't know CPR but I am willing to be trained. I am a very fast learner so you need not worry about me learning new stuff. I graduated with a college degree so perhaps I can tutor your children as well, for free. I am very well organized and I intend to ensure that kids needs are met. Moreover, love kids, as you can see I have 4 myself.
Victoria Batiste
San Francisco$18/hr  |  1 yrs experience
My name is Victoria, I’m 18 years old. I absolutely love children, I started babysitting when I was 14 years old and I’ve had a passion to work with children ever since. They really make a difference in ones life and bring tons of happiness! At the moment I work at the Waldorf preschool, but I’m looking for something a bit more consistent and nannying definitely fits that category.
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!
NInozska Ninozska
San Francisco$20/hr  |  11 yrs experience
Hello
I’m a happy and devoted nanny that cares about the kids as if they were my own
I’m interested in working short or long term I have been watching babies in the Bay Area for long term and have nice recent references
I have also been a live in nanny and full time live our nanny mostly with small infants and toddlers and also have had babysitting jobs with all ages including teens
I’m active always on the go to new places around with the children and I read a lot to them and have lots of nanny friends to hang out with so we can have play dates with other babies
I respect the parents philosophy and dietary requirements
I’m responsible and will take care of your baby with all my dedication being interactive and present :)
I hope you consider me and I’m very thankful that you read my profile
I’m new to this website
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.
Meghan Barnes
San Francisco$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! My name is Meghan Barnes. I've recently moved to San Francisco and am working full-time in Marketing Operations at a start-up! However, I'm incredibly interested in the part-time opportunity to work with a family.
DaMaia Blue-Estolas
San Francisco$20/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hello, my name is Da’Maia! I am an experienced nanny and currently in the process of being CPR certified with the American Cross Association. I attend San Francisco State University at the moment in the pursuit of double majoring in Business Management and Nursing with a minor in Africana Studies. My goal is to open my own hospital and three-language immersion academic institution in the future! Additionally, I have taken a courses in child development which has given me knowledge about biological, psychological, and emotional changes in children. With that being said I have taken courses in black psychology with an emphasis in pyschological behaviors and influences of black children. With that being said, I have experience with caregiving for children in both formal and informal settings.
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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
The Bellagamba Family
& Lisa Ham
San Francisco$17/hr  |  1 kid
We are looking at starting a nanny share relationship starting in Summer 2018. Our baby girl Sofia will turn 1 year on April. We live in Marina and we would be happy to host. We already have a great nanny, she’s extremely engaging, knowledgeable and reliable. She’s 35 years old from Germany and she’s studied early childhood education. She’s speaking Grma. To our baby so she’ll have the opportunity to learn the language very easily.
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!
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Mallory A.

She was always on time with a great attitude. She did not just supervise the children, she played and interacted with them, too. Flexible and honest, we were consistently impressed with Mallory. We even took her on a trip with us to provide trusted childcare and she was reasonable, patient, and reliable. Very highly recommend. Sad she moved. - Lauren

Sol C.

Sol is very good with children and speaks both English and Spanish with them. Our children were happy to see her every time, and enjoyed the time they were together. We told her that they were her children, when she had them. She was great to take them on outings around town, and to the park. She is very good with being positive and in a good mood, we were sorry to see her go. - BJoy

Naila A.

During this duration I found naila is hardworking honest and sincere toward her work.her way of communication is great. Personally she is gteat girl - Farida

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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!

And of course, as you learn how to hire a babysitter, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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