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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!
Karly Barlow
San Luis Obispo$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
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!
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.
Grace H.
San Luis Obispo$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Ever since the family across the street would let me watch their kids in the 4th grade, I knew I loved kids. I always babysat casually on and off until senior year of high school when I was given the opportunity to nanny for 3 girls for the summer. Moving to Santa Barbara after I graduated, I starting working at Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club in their Childcare and babysat regularly for a lot of the families. I watched 3 boys 1-2 nights a week for a year and absolutely loved it. After moving away, I continued to babysit for various families but it was always on top of another couple of jobs. I love kids. I think they are exciting, inspiring and help you to laugh at the little things!
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Imperia E.

Reliable girl, if my mother need it something she will always get it for her on time. She is carrying. - Elena Hernández

Imperia E.

She was very care and because she takes psychology classes she was able to give more extra care . She has a children class and she takes care and encourage them to do better for a better future. - Ernesto

Ashmita S.

Ashmita is very caring, respectful, timely, and dependable! I’m a single mom and she’s been both an amazing friend and an excellent babysitter for my daughter. I’ve had to work late a few times and she has been able to pick her up from daycare and take care of her until I’m able to get off work. My daughter loves her and so do I! Highly recommend! - Alicia

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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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