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Kirsty Hormell
San Luis Obispo$30/hr  |  2 yrs experience
My name is Kirsty Hormell, I am 28 years old. For the past 7 years I have been a preschool teacher at a prestigious school in Thousand Oaks, (including 11/2 years of being a lead teacher).During my time there I have experience working with infants, toddlers, two’s and three’s. Previously, I worked as a lifeguard/ swim instructor. I recently graduated with a bachelors degree in early childhood studies from CSU Channel Islands.I am highly regarded by parents and staff alike. I am punctual, responsible, respectful, reliable, flexible, and extremely hard-working. People would describe me as caring, gentle, kind, loving, warm, passionate, and fun as a teacher/ caregiver. I can’t wait to meet you!
Sophie Pelletier
San Luis Obispo$15/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi neighbors!

My name is Sophie, I'm a 20 year old Psychology undergrad at Cal Poly SLO.

I have been mothers helping and babysitting since I was 9 years old, and I have babysat all ages. My work experience throughout high school and college reflects my passion for working with children, and dedication to learning how to be the best I can be in childcare. I enjoy getting outdoors, arts and crafts, and teaching children through fun activities. I have experience in positive guidance techniques, and I provide a nurturing, safe environment where kiddos are free to be themselves while under supportive supervision! I'm also CPR certified (infant, child and adult) and have my own car!
Monet Newton
San Luis Obispo$14/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi i'm Monet. A local slo high school student. I have years of experience and love kids. Due to schools being closed I have a lot of availability. Also i'm CPR certified. Look forward to hopefully be working for your family. Have a great day!
Addie Alva
San Luis Obispo$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am a 4th year Food Science major at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. I love kids, pets, cooking, and science!
Karly Barlow
San Luis Obispo$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Abby M.
San Luis Obispo$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have grown up with a large immediate and extended family with lots of experience with children of all ages. Whether infants or teenagers I have grown to love children of any age or personality. I love seeing children grow and learn with independence but I ensure that a child knows that I care for them as an individual and that I am there for them. I have worked with children in exercise environments, day care environments, as well as in homes. I am flexible, versatile and, can be creative to find ways to communicate with any child.
Tammy W.
San Luis Obispo$17.14/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Daniel C.
San Luis Obispo$11.44/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
After babysitting my 3 siblings, my parents' friends' children, and a number of other kids throughout the past 5 years, I decided to pursue a more permanent job in child care. That's when, last year, I got a job at a local daycare. There was a big difference between babysitting 2 or 3 kids and being at a daycare with about 40 kids at one time. There I had to keep many children entertained with activities and crafts and the like. I quite enjoyed that but I think it's time to go back to the home and really focusing on a few kids at a time.
Spring S.
San Luis Obispo$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Since age nine I helped in my family of eight children. At age twelve I started babysitting. I home schooled my two children and covered grades K-12. During that time I was involved in various co-operative homeschooling groups. I oversaw group classes at my home on many occasions. I homeschooled because it proved to be a better form of education than what was provided in the area in which I lived. My two adult children are now College-educated and on their own.
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Kal W.

Kal was always respectful, motivated, and prompt. Kal was a very hard worker doing anything to make everything sure ran smoothly. Kal would be the first one at work and the last one to leave, always making sure everything was done and complete. I wish I had more employees like him. - Courtnei

Kazandra M.

She was always passionate about making the kids' experience amazing. She's attentive, caring, and just one of the most genuine helpful employee I've ever had the pleasure of working with. The kids always loved her and all the activities she brought to the table. - Debbie

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She’s very reliable easy to work with. She is extraordinary talented to comfort kids and very patience. - Kelly

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How to Find a Babysitter in San Luis Obispo, CA

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

San Luis Obispo 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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