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Christy Mendez
Santa Clara$20/hr  |  1 yrs experience
My name is Cristina Méndez .
To be a nanny , taking care of kids is the job a enjoy to do ! I’m a mother of three kids my little one is 11 years old I experience on what they need or want it I’m looking for an opportunity I speak Spanish has my first lenguaje I learned English I finished Adults high school in Tulare cal aim 41 years old I’m an active athletic women
Christina Fernandez
Santa Clara$25/hr  |  4 yrs experience
hi my name is christina have more 14 years experience with all ages im bilingual
Allison Ng
Santa Clara$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hello! My name is Allison Ng and I'm currently a student at De Anza College studying Public Health. A little bit about myself, I'm 21 years old, I'm really into anything fitness/health-related, and I love interacting with kids! I'm very out-going, patient, and hardworking.
Nathalia Martinez
Santa Clara$20/hr  |  1 yrs experience
My first time like nany I was working like au pair In buffalo-New York, so they give me my experience like nany. The last year I was working in San José -CA, in a family with 2 girls, and they can give you reference. Of my work. My language is Spanish because I am from Colombia, but my English is 70%. But I know to cook, clean, driver and everything that your family needs
Diavian James
Santa Clara$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I’m a 17 year old high school student with a least 25 or more cousins , many of them younger and I’ve had pleasant experiences with younger kids over . Younger kids seem to enjoy my playfulness and letting them life life and have a little freedom . Of course with a few rules
Ali Bazal
Santa Clara$20/hr  |  18 yrs experience
I have 2 children of my own and pregnant with my 3rd. I love children and enjoy taking care of them.
Mia Guarneros
Santa Clara$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
my name is Mia and im 16. I love caring for kids there just everything and they warm my heart. I love spending time and making kids laugh and see them with a smile on there face. I will always keep them active and creative and ill always have my and your kids time be worth it! We can go on walks the park sports all kinds of things. Im always full of energy and big ideas!
Yamileth Martínez
Santa Clara$30/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
27 years experience working with kids backgrounds on preschool teaching , I just love kids I’m patient , sweet , playful
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How to Find a Babysitter in Santa Clara, CA

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

Santa Clara 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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