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Poliana Villela
Torrance$20/hr  |  9 yrs experience
My name is Poliana, I'am 39 years old. I'm Brazilian and I live in California makes 9 years. I'm married and I live with my husband in Torrance. I took 3 years of English class when I came. After that, I took College for 3 years of webdesign. In Brazil I'm graduated in Marketing and kindergarten teacher. I do work right now only on Wednesdays and Thursdays - every week. I take care of 3 kids for the same family makes 8 years which the oldest is 10 years old now, the girl is 9 years old and the baby is 1 year and 11 months. So I do have a great experience from newborn until 10 years old which is the age of the older boy now so I have reference. I'm energetic, I love play outside. I'm looking for a extra job on my days off (Mon/Tue/Fri). Please give me the opportunity to show my work. I love kids so in resume, kids make part of my whole life. Thank you in advance.
Allison Zelaya
Old Town Torrance, Torrance$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My name is Allison. I have a bachelors degree in child development. I have five years of experience working with children. I’ve worked with children from infancy up to elementary aged children. I’ve worked with children who have disabilities. I’ve also worked alongside occupational and physical therapists which has allowed me to learn some of the strategies they use to help children.
Julia Yang
Torrance$18/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I am the kind of person who likes to make sure everyone around me is taken care of and loved.
Amelia Barreda
Torrance$18/hr  |  23 yrs experience
Hello, my name is Amelia Barreda, and I have been working as a nanny/babysitter since 1992. I have extensive experience caring for new born twins, I'm a very loving, caring and enjoy my job with children, I like to go out for walks to park, do all the chores of caring for the children, and whenever possible, do housekeeping tasks.

Currently I'm looking for another family. because the lady I have been working for the last 6 years will not longer need me because the children who are 6 years of age now are going start school very soon
Cheyenne Silvas
Merit-Carson, Torrance$11/hr  |  2 yrs experience
I’m a senior in high school I’m homeschooled which means I have a lot of time on my hands I nannied 2 kids for 2 Years before the parents no longer needed a nanny for them I am very good with kids and am even planning on making a career out of it I am fluent in both English and Spanish and kids love me I am fun but very cautious at all times I can do almost anything you will need from cooking to homework and even a set bed time diaper changer and bottle feeding I’m a firm believer in rules and respect in ones home
Kamila Washington
Torrance$18/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hey everyone! I have been a nanny for over 5 years and I am a trained Labor/ Postpartum Doula. I love working with all ages and meeting new families. I would love to discuss more with your particular needs and see if we’re a good fit. Thanks for reading!
Lori Ann
Torrance$30/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Madison Watson
Torrance$15/hr  |  1 yrs experience
Hello!! I’m Maddy and I am an 18 year old student who has a passion for children and finding new ways to have fun and be creative while making a learning experience out of activities. I am going to school to be an elementary school teacher so I take classes at El Camino College that help me learn how to work with children of all age groups. I have lots of babysitting experience but have only had a full time nanny job once. However, I look forward to working with new families.
Tia Palmer
Walteria, Torrance$15/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I have spent my entire life working with kids, from my aunts children, to the kids my mother would bring home from her pre-school and have me watch. I also spent some summers working at the YMCA at Arnold elementary, where i was in charge of caring for 20+ kids at a time and i loved it. I have worked for multiple families and have never had any complaints. I do not mind cleaning either, or doing any house hold chores, I am happy to help in any way I can. I am also CPR certified, and have experience with first aid.
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How to Find a Babysitter in Torrance, CA

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

Torrance 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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