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Lisa Ventour
Thousand Oaks$18/hr  |  2 yrs experience
My name is Lisa Ventour and I grew up in Brooklyn New York but moved here to LA in the early 2010s. I first started looking after children at 16 when my parents had an at-home daycare where I would help out with the daily activities such as prepare and organize meals, help monitor the children, was in charge of “playtime”, and change the diapers of the small children we had. And from [phone number hidden]
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I looked after two kids who I absolutely loved and adored but then they moved across the country permanently. Now I’m looking to obtain another full time nanny position. On my free time I bake a lot of assorted pastries such as cupcakes, cookies, and cake pops. I cook as well and I enjoy cooking for my friends and family. I would absolutely love to perhaps teach your wonderful kids to bake as well if they were interested. And in the summer I volunteer for a week as a camp counselor in Big Bear which i’ve been doing for three years now. Anyway, let me know if you have any further questions!
Lindsey Houseman
Thousand Oaks$18/hr  |  1 yrs experience
As a family studies major, I love working with families in a close, genuine setting. What is more genuine than your home? I know how important it is to find the right caretaker for your kids and I take the responsibility very seriously. From nannying to working with the Boys and Girls club to being a teen camp counselor, I have experience with many different age groups and love them all. I love music, being outside, and making fun memories. I love to be goofy but most importantly my goal is to make sure your children feel safe and loved. I'm excited to be a part of your family!
Melissa Byerly
Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks$25/hr  |  5 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Melissa and I am 26 with over 10 years of experience with childcare. I have a psychology degree with childcare classes along with first aid and CRP training. I have nannied for a variety of families with various needs including meal prepping, homework, coordinating activities, transportation, laundry, bathing, bedtime routines and much more. I have nannied kids of all ages (0-16) and special needs. My current family is leaving the state and I have been with them for over two years. I have great references and cannot wait to meet you!
Alyssa Fellows
Thousand Oaks$13/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am very good with kids and enjoy to take them to do fun activities! I have been babysitting since I was 12 and have lots of cousins and also a little brother who I have cared for all of my life!
Summer Johnson
Thousand Oaks$18/hr  |  2 yrs experience
Hello! My name is Summer and I’m 24 years old, finishing up my last semester at Moorpark College. I’m transferring to a local university in the fall and I’m working toward getting my teaching credentials and degree to become an elementary school teacher. I have 5 years of prior experience as a nanny/babysitter. I have many good references from past families and seeking a permanent position long term. I’ve watched as many as 4 children at a time, ages 1-11 years old. I have twin experience and have taken care of infants as young as 4 months old. I love arts and crafts, reading, walks, and puzzles! I’m responsible, caring, reliable, patient, and energetic. I love working with children and have a passion for teaching. I’m flexible with times and dates and have my own reliable car for work every day. I can assist with homework help, studying, meal prep, and cleaning. Please contact me if there is anything I could do to help, I would love to meet with you(:
Paige Pearson
Thousand Oaks$19/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Paige and I'm a recent graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. I have a degree in sociology and a minor in elementary education. I'm hoping to start grad school next year and become a full time elementary teacher! I have a passion for working with children and helping them learn and grow!
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Yenia Alarcon Lopez
Thousand Oaks$30/hr  |  7 yrs experience
I was a school teacher in my country for 10 years, I am dedicated, lovely and I like to work whith kids. I have 3 children.
Christie Fancher
Thousand Oaks$20/hr  |  4 yrs experience
My name is Christie, I’m 24 years old, and I live in Westlake Village! I’m outgoing, fun, and caring. I started caring for children as a career my senior year of high school. I went to school half the day and then worked at a special needs preschool the rest. After high school I went on to continue working for preschools as well as becoming a nanny! I was a live in nanny for a summer for a family with 3 children, 2 being new born preemies! I’ve been responsible with family cars, assisting with homework, outings, errands, feeding, bathing, house sitting while families are away, etc. I have glowing references and am still apart of my previous families lives. I am cpr and first aid certified. It’s expired but I don’t mind updating it as I could use a refresher. I hope to hear from you and wish you the best of luck on your search
Samantha Thurman
Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi I'm Samantha - Sam - and I'm 22 years old. I love animals and kids and fun outdoor activities like horseback riding and swimming! I also love art, music and reading! I look forward to meeting you and your family!
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Alyssa F.

Alyssa baby sat for us for over 4 years while she was in high school. She was on time, trustworthy and reliable. She also interacted with my children. Alyssa was like part of the family. I recommend her for future work. - Katrina

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Alyssa cared for my children off and on the past 4 years. She is very responsible, respectful, and reliable. She interacted with my children during her time with them and they always looked forward to their time with her. - Heidi

Alyssa F.

Alyssa Fellows is our oldest daughter and has one younger sibling Jamie he is now 10! She has watched him often on since he was three years old or younger. Of course like siblings do argue and fight at times. She always made sure he was fed, cleaned up, and the house was nice and tidy before we came home. - Erin

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How to Find a Babysitter in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

Thousand Oaks 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!

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