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Sydney Marrah
Mid-City, Santa Monica$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi my name is Sydney Marrah! I'm 16 years old and a sophomore at St. Monica Catholic High School. I've done volunteer work at Franklin Elementary School for the past 4 years and love art. I love working with kids and would love to work with you!
Emilia Hernandez
Santa Monica$15/hr  |  5 yrs experience
Hello my name is Emily Hernandez, I am a Film Student, a pleasure to write this , as happy for meeting beings that I have, and going through the series of events, personally, mentally, physically, and most importantly courageously believing in the vibrations of pure love, and we obtain that from our childhood and apply it to our present life’s. Significant moments we come across, we take them as one and only scenarios, that empowers us with a wave of emotions that make us react and seek for change. We live in a era where change is needed, and with all the knowledge we can all gather, we can create mesmerizing experiences for the good.
Tiana Martin
Santa Monica$15/hr  |  5 yrs experience
Greetings families, I’m 19 years old recently moved from New York City. Oldest of 7 siblings have been baby sitting since 13 years old.
Miriam Saucedo
Santa Monica$25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I love taking care of children and ensuring their health mentally and physically. I have a bachelor's degree in languages and love helping others.
Alicia Siguenza
Santa Monica$18/hr  |  11 yrs experience
I am loving and responsible person always on time and i been a babysitter since i was 16 year old .i used to work at equinox (kids club ) i have work with kids ages 0 to 12 years old . I also have kids of my own. I speak and write spanish and English. I have a high school diploma. I am available Monday ,Wednesday,Friday if need references i can provide
Devon Marunde
Santa Monica$30/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi, I am Devon!
I am a recent graduate with a major in Educational Studies. I am a second grade teacher during the school year, but I am looking to help a family during the summer. I am fun-loving, responsible, and caring. I Can’t wait to meet you!
Valie K.
Santa Monica$35/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi. I am Valentina or Auntie Valie :) I don’t have an extensive experience (only nannied for my friends and family) but I love children and I would love to care for one part time. I do have a responsible professional job (10 years with the same company) but work on EST time so I am usually finished with my duties by 2-3pm. Resume available upon request. Thank you for the consideration. (Ocean park area on main str).
Thank you, Valie
Jhon Mejia
Santa Monica$20/hr  |  3 yrs experience
My name is Jhon Mejía, Im have 21 years old, and i'm from (barcelona) spain.
Now I'm living in LA for studies.
I have expirience with childrens because in Barcelona I was a football coach during 5 years.
I love kids, and i love teach.
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Valentina G.

Valentina was a great employee. She was great at coming up with arts and crafts. She was always on time. She was always willing to help and she was a great team player. She was very thorough when it came to cleaning. She was very passionate about her work and the children loved having her around. You would be lucky to work with Valentina. - Ashlynn

Sabrin N.

She was amazing and exactly what we needed with our family. She very passionate with what she does and it’s her major. She makes sure baby’s safety is first and always stayed in good communication with us. We would have totally kept her but we moved. She’s definitely the one your looking for - Julie

Sofia R.

She took care of the kids while I had to work from home. She is a very kind and sweet girl. She works with kids very well and has great patience and love for them. If you are looking for a great sitter this is your best choice! - Siris

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How to Find a Babysitter in Santa Monica, CA

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

Santa Monica 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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