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Courtney Isles
Sunnyvale$20/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Courtney, I am a recent graduate from Cal State Chico looking for employment opportunities that play to my personal strengths. In addition to the families I have nannied for previously, I also have a large family full of young cousins, nieces, and nephews for which I have also cared for!
I am 23 years old and am new to the Sunnyvale area. If you would like to know more please text or email me so we can meet up and chat more!
Yessenia Meza
Sunnyvale$25/hr  |  10 yrs experience
I’m Yessenia I’m loving, fun, warm hearted. I love kids and kids love me. My major is child development. I’m very active and have lots of energy
Rachel Rose
Lakewood, Sunnyvale$25/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am a fully qualified infant toddler teacher. Currently furloughed, seeking a full time nanny position.
I have been teaching for 3 years and LOVE infant and toddler ages.
I have 21 Early Childhood Education units including Infant/Toddler.
I am fun, caring, understanding and creative!
I believe in engagement, challenging and fun education.
I have been in shelter in place since march 16th and looking for a family who has also been in shelter in place and takes health of each other seriously.
Deanna Diaz
Sunnyvale$15/hr  |  4 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Deanna and I'm a brand-new nanny/babysitter on Nannylane! I'm 15-years-old and ready to work, despite facing any challenges or obstacles that get in my way! I may be underage but I have the willing ability to learn unfamiliar things that may seem new and strange to me. If you choose me as your nanny, I promise I won't let you down. Sure, I can't guarantee there won't be little mistakes made along the way, but that's what learning is for! Here's a little bit about me so we can get to know each other a little better; I like art, movies, jokes, and all-around just a nice, fun-filled day with lots of adventure! I also really love animals so if you have any adorable mountains of fur, that's a plus. If either of these interests applies to you, I think we're going to really connect. Well, I hope to find your job listing and can't wait to start working with you! :)
Antonia Smith
Sunnyvale$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi! I've always loved caring for kids, I've always wanted to be a mom! Even growing up I would babysit for family members then eventually as I got older I started actually getting into babysitting jobs. I'm always open to helping out with house keeping, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, washing dishes, anything pretty much! I'm very artistic and I wouldn't mind bringing crafts over for the kids to enjoy as well. I'm pet friendly, I live in a non-smoking household and I honestly have so much time on my hands ! My availability schedule is open, I can work overnights, date nights, long hours, early mornings etc. I've worked with kids from newborns to 10 years old, this also includes kids with special needs, some who were older than 10. I've worked with kids my whole life and it's something I want to start doing again :)
Maya Zuljevic
Sunnyvale$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
In high school trying to help out my mom. I’m an easy-going person and love kids. :)
Alexis Morrissey
Sunnyvale West, Sunnyvale$13/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Alexis. I am 14 years old and attend a private high school in Sunnyvale. I love working with kids, and my favorite activities include reading, writing, and playing outdoors. I have three younger siblings, ages 3-12, and love to teach them new things. I am currently learning Spanish, and hope to become fluent in it by the end of the year. Hope I get the pleasure of meeting your little one(s)!
Victor Miller
Sunnyvale$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
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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

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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 Sunnyvale, CA

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

Sunnyvale 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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