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Concepcion Villarreal-Barron
Santa Barbara$20/hr  |  10 yrs experience
Hello my name is Concepcion. I have 22 years experience in childcare. I started working for the Santa Barbara School District in [phone number hidden]
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. I had a break I between to work as a live in nanny. I have 74 college credits, 12 units in ECE includes. I also worked for a kids club in SB and we were laid off due to the pandemic.

I am mature, dependable, caring, nurturing, friendly, patient, kind and love working with children.

Safety is my priority so I follow COVID procedures. I will teach children fun activities to learn and grow and providing excellent care. I am interested in health and wellness, science, astronomy, reading, math, languages, music and dance, painting, stretching and yoga; teaching self care and healthy independent skills and helping with academics to children in an age appropriate manner. I believe in giving the best care possible to children so that they can become happy and healthy members of society.
Alondra S
Santa Barbara$20/hr  |  5 yrs experience
I’m a fun outdoorsy person who loves teaching and guiding children. I try to be someone they can trust and look up to, I want them to feel safe.
I truly believe it takes a village to raise a child and I am honored when families invite me to be a part of their team. Its extremely rewarding to work as a team with families.
Parents lead the way and I follow up while allowing the kids to lead the way.
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 Care.com.. 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
Hi!

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.
Angie Connell
Santa Barbara$16/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I'm Angie and I have an 8 year old brother that I am mainly responsible for, I enjoy taking care of kids and don't mind doing housework, cooking, ect. I'm personally into BMX and bass guitar. Thank you for reading!
Rhyen Pilkington
Santa Barbara$20/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi! I am a college freshman online who intends to move to Santa Barbara( I attend SBCC) as a nanny, or a live-in nanny. I have taken 3 years of Child education classes and 2 years of interning at a preschool. I speak english, although I have a seal of biliteracy in Spanish. I live in California about a 5 minute drive from the beach. Before the pandemic I worked with about 10 families, but currently I babysit for a family of a 3 and 4 year old, I have been with them for about 15 months now and during quarantine while schools were closed I worked with them up to 36 hours a week. I helped them with their school and zoom calls. I’m very passionate, as I love working with children and hope to be a pediatric psychiatrist in my future. I love to do volunteer work for the community, and listening to other people’s perspectives. I love school and was sad to hear that it will be cancelled for the year. I’m looking for a new family to meet, help out, and love during the times of the unexpected!
Hannah Warrick
Santa Barbara$25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi - My name is Hannah and I 20 yrs old and still in college in the field of Outdoor Education. I have worked the past two summers as a camp counsellor for girls ages 8-17 at a sleep away camp in Northern Michigan. I have trained as a wilderness outdoor survival accreditation through Outward Bound outdoor wilderness training. I am certified as a kayak, rafting, hiking guide and have led outdoor camping trips with girls multiple times. I love children and the outdoors and I love to teach. I have also really loved helping my younger brothers with school work and would love to help in this way if that is a need. I have lived in Goleta this past fall and spring while attending SBCC and looking for employment in SB until schools open again to in-person classroom settings. Please let me know if you have any questions for me!
Kaeli Spence
Santa Barbara$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello! My name is Kaeli Spence and I am looking for a fun nanny job. I have been babysitting for five, almost six, years but I'm looking for something more consistent so I thought I would explore the nanny world. I am a very outgoing and reliable person who loves working with kids. I am Red Cross Child and Infant First Aid/CPR/AED certified so I am very comfortable around children. I am excited to meet some fun families with some amazing kids!
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Benjamin B.

He cares. He loves hard. He's fun, intelligent, and creative. Our daughter adores him and so does our entire family. The only reason he's not still with us is because I had another baby and decided to stay home! - Jenni

Abby J.

Abby is a wonderful, caring, trustworthy, understanding, patient, fun individual. She has created such a unique bond with my daughter that can never be replaced. She was always very flexible with our schedule and willing to adapt as needed. - Amanda Hartman

Debbie M.

She is very loving and kind as a person and towards children. She is safe and attentive towards children as well. - Julie

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How to Find a Babysitter in Santa Barbara, CA

Nanny Lane is a child care website meant to help you find a babysitter in your area. Our child care services include background checks, PLUS, and payroll.

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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