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Judy Johnson
Santa Barbara$25/hr  |  3 yrs experience
I am a Newborn Nanny Specialist and I have 25 years of experience being a nanny/babysitter, as well as a volunteer foster parent for newborn babies before a possible adoption. In addition, I have had the pleasure of raising two children of my own and I am a grandmother.
I am seeking a part-time position caring for newborn babies and/or infants. If hired I am willing to perform light housekeeping, house sitting, pet care, running errands and traveling with the family.
I am very calm, nurturing and loving which is sensed by the babies I care for. I specialize in transition from breast to bottle feeding, sleep training, tummy time, sitting, crawling and eventually walking. Though I am fun loving, your child's emotional well-being and physical safety are my main concerns. I enjoy reading, singing songs, playing games and walking with the babies I take care of. I consider myself a very responsible individual and have a lot of patience and integrity.
In conclusion, I am CPR and First Aid Certified. I have my own car and a clean driving record, plus I have a clean background check and great reviews that can be viewed on I am available Monday through Sunday as well as overnights. I am flexible, dependable and prompt, and available on short notice if there is an emergency.
I welcome the opportunity to be interviewed for the care of your baby. Thank you for your time and consideration and I hope to hear from you soon.
Michelle Orgel
Westside, Santa Barbara$20/hr  |  5 yrs experience

My name is Michelle Orgel, I am 20 years old, originally from the Bay Area, and now attend Santa Barbara City College. I am currently looking for a new nanny job, with kids of any age! I have experience with infants, toddlers, even young teens.

I play volleyball for the city college, and I used to swim competitively. Now, swimming is a hobby, and is something I can teach your kids, too! I am CPR/First Aid certified, as I am an ocean lifeguard over summers back at home. I can ensure the safety and protection of your kids while being with them.

I have a resume on hand, and am happy to answer any further questions. Thanks for your time and hope to talk soon!
Evie Houtz
Santa Barbara$18/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I'm a Midwestern, hardworking, energetic, responsible adult, who loves working with children. I enjoy roller blading, kayaking, swimming, biking, camping, really anything outdoors and with friends. I can plan, cook, and serve meals. I'm learning to play the ukulele in my free time. I have four siblings, all brothers, and supportive parents. I'm taking a gap year to nanny before getting involved with YWAM, Youth With A Mission. My faith is important to me, but I don't expect others to share my beliefs, nor do I push my beliefs on others.
Hannah Pfeiffer
Santa Barbara$18/hr  |  3 yrs experience
I am a fun, thoughtful, and reliable young adult with experience in many areas! I worked as a full time special needs caretaker for an amazing boy with autism for just under a year. I was so thankful for my experience with him and his wonderful family and have continued to stay in touch with them since. I also worked as a dog walker and sitter for the online company, Rover, for about 2 years, as well as a few years in more professional settings for big corporations: Toyota, The Ritz-Carlton, and an auto repair small business called Pro-finish. I love many things, but I’ve found what makes me feel the most fulfilled is working close with people and animals and I will provide a safe, comfortable, and positive atmosphere for your little ones!
Riley Aronson
Santa Barbara$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello! My name is Riley and I am in my second year at UCSB. I love kids, especially babies, and have been trusted to watch kids ranging from less than a year to tween years. I would love to provide the extra hand you’re looking for!
Lucy Elser
Santa Barbara$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! Currently attending my first year at SBCC, and looking for a part time job. I love working with kids and have been the go-to babysitter in my neighborhood for years, back home in Berkeley. I have also worked as a summer camp counselor for a few years consecutively. I have experience with children 3 and older. I would love to work with kids here in Santa Barbara.
Feel free to ask any questions! :)
Anna Mathews
East Mesa, Santa Barbara$16/hr  |  4 yrs experience
hi! My name is Anna, I am a 19-year-old college student. I attend sbcc and am looking for a part-time nanny job! I've worked as a nanny/babysitter since I was 13, I am fun, energetic, very responsible/reliable and will always put your child's needs before my own! Hope to chat with you soon!
Kira Shultz
Santa Barbara$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am a fourth year at UCSB graduating in the summer. I love kids and have been babysitting for 5 years now.
Kaitlin Roberts
Alta Mesa, Santa Barbara$17/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I’m Kaitlin Roberts. 22 years old and I am a American/Canadian who was born and raised in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I have lived in Santa Barbara for 1 year and am looking to pursue a new passion and become a Nanny. I have always loved caring for children and have spent most of my time helping my sister raise her son 3 yr old son Milo.I have also been a nanny for families on vacation staying at Resorts in Cabo. Prior to my move to California, I was working at finance company in downtown Vancouver where I went from a sales agent to a sr sales manager with my own team of 22 staff in just over a year. I was making great money at a young age however i was not feeling fulfilled at work. I moved to Santa Barbara to pursue a degree in ECE I want to do something that brings me joy while also positively impacting somebody's future. I am energetic and I love teaching kids about art, nature, how to swim, and even speak Spanish!I have the drive, ambition, and motivation to do whatever it takes.
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Aiyonna G.

Aiyonna was such a great caretaker to my 3 children. She was extremely attentive and always on time! - Kathy lewis

Daniela H.

Daniela was so energetic and very aware of the kids needs. Till this day my kids still ask for her, i highly recommend her - Carla

Ione Y.

Very reliable, caring, open to connect to the kids. She taught my kids English (we live in Sweden) and care for them like they were hers. She stayed with us for six year. She is the nanny who raised them. They have never forgotten her. We live in Sweden and I couldn't register my phone. My email address is my name, Pia + Edhall (all together) and I use a Feel free to reach. - Pia

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How to Find a Babysitter in Santa Barbara, CA

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Understand Babysitter Responsibilities in Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara can impact how much you pay your babysitter.

Santa Barbara 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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