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Melissa Z. - Seeking Work in Santa Cruz

Melissa Zahn

Santa Cruz, CA
$25/hr
10+ years experience

A little bit about me…

My name is Melissa. For the past 17 years I have worked as a full time nanny. My husband and I live on the Westside of Santa Cruz with our cat. I also am a Certified Massage Therapist specializing in pregnancy and Infant massage which is used to help sooth and nurture the children in my care. My skills include planning age appropriate developmental activities to help children reach their milestones, general care and nurturing of children, organizing schedules as well as cleaning and organizing the spaces used in the care of children. I am happy to assist in cooking, cleaning, and meal prep for the in care of the children. I love to spend outdoor time and find it necessary for a child's wellbeing and development. I can plan and implement age appropriate arts, crafts, and other sensory activities to nurture development. I love what I do!
Vanessa C. - Seeking Work in Santa Cruz

Vanessa Carson Howes

Santa Cruz, CA
$20/hr
10+ years experience

A little bit about me…

(Condensed version due to 1000 word limit)…

Hello, I’m Vanessa! Proud Mom of two! My daughter, 13 yrs. and my son, 12. Both attend Mission Hill Middle school. A few months ago, the rent went up and we were forced to move back to San Jose. I continue to commute my children to and from San Jose to Santa Cruz everyday for school and because I am unemployed at the moment and gas prices are ridiculous, I spend my time in the area while waiting for my kids to finish school so that I am not having to make multiple trips back and forth. My availability is 9am-2pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 9am-12pm / 12:30pm on Wednesdays. It’s been so difficult to find a position that works around my Children’s school schedule. I am a genuine, honest, loyal, loving and kind person and as I am all of these things to my own children, I would not be any less to yours! I do appreciate your time and consideration and hope to speak with you soon.

Kind Regards,
Vanessa (Ness) Carson
Annah D. - Seeking Work in Santa Cruz

Annah Decker

Santa Cruz, CA
$30/hr
< 1 year experience

A little bit about me…

Hello! My name is Annah and I am a college graduate looking for a position in surrounding Santa Cruz area. I have a degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University where I taught for the #1 ranked school district in Indiana. I am passionate about science, health and wellness hoping to be able to provide chances for children to explore, grow and learn at home and in nature (parent approved.) Outside of teaching, I also have years of experience taking care of children from 5 months to 10 years of age. I am CPR/ AED certified, First Aid certified, fully vaccinated and the proud owner of a Toyota Prius. I am a great cook and would be happy to help out around the house with anything that needs done. I also have experience in construction and forestry and am certified to use power tools and chain saws.

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Emily F. - Seeking Work in Santa Cruz

Emily Fernandez

Santa Cruz, CA
$22/hr
2 years experience

A little bit about me…

Hello I'm Emily! I'm a UCSC student majoring in Psychology hoping to spend my free time with awesome kids. I was a preschool teacher, where I gained most of my skills. I've worked with two different families throughout my time at university. A few things about me are that I am very gentle and nurturing regarding children. I love to play and find new and fun activities to activate those sensory-motor skills.
Emerald S. - Seeking Work in Santa Cruz

Emerald Sorell

Santa Cruz, CA
$20/hr
2 years experience

A little bit about me…

Hi! I am very passionate, enthusiastic, and energetic. What I'm looking for is a full time position. I would love to work throughout the week something like 9-3 or even a bit earlier works. I'm open to a live in situation but I am married so ideally it would have to be a space for my husband and I like a guest suite on the property. We would love to work together like taking them hiking with us or traveling as a travel family nanny. My ideal situation would be to work full time with your children and travel as well with you. I love working one on one with kids in the early development stages. I am not a typical Nanny or babysitter, I will do activities and lesson plans with kids to learn. I am fun and often find kids feel safe and comfortable with me. I will do my best to protect and keep your kids safe and having fun!
Claire R. - Seeking Work in Santa Cruz

Claire Rowan

Santa Cruz, CA
$25/hr
10+ years experience

A little bit about me…

Hi my name is Claire! I am 27 years old and located in Santa Cruz. I graduated in December 2019 with a BA in Liberal Studies, a minor in human development, and an early childhood teaching credential. I have many years of experience babysitting, teaching, and nannying children from newborn age up to middle school age. I am CPR/first aid certified and I have been fully vaccinated for COVID. I also have a spotless driving record/background. Please reach out if you have any questions!

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Michelle W. - Seeking Work in Santa Cruz

Michelle Wright

Santa Cruz, CA
$21/hr
5 years experience

A little bit about me…

Reliable, friendly, patient marketing professional and mother of a 21-year-old college student. Looking for occasional care jobs while searching for a flexible corporate job. As a mom of a child who went to Montessori, public school, and University (opera), I chaperoned choir trips to Europe, music lessons, and kids' theater. I have a BA in Literature from UC Irvine, lived in Germany for a year, and speak some German and French. For 25 years, I've managed sales, marketing, events, and websites related to music, education, tech, and retail for corporate and family businesses, so I’m a good multitasker and calm under pressure. I was a sitter in my teens, including autistic children. I've had cats, dogs, and fish. Happy to help with cooking, light cleaning, chaperoning zoom lessons, transportation, and shopping (I am a Costco member). My SUV seats 7 (or 5 with groceries and a stroller). Passed Red Cross Adult, Child, and Baby First Aid/CPR/AED.
Jade H. - Seeking Work in Santa Cruz

Jade Hardy

Santa Cruz, CA
$16/hr
4 years experience

A little bit about me…

Hi there! My name is jade! I’m a 23 year old barista and artist, I was a nanny for a lovely family and pair of twins from the ages of 14months to 4 years old. I am passionate about teaching, creating and playing.
Zoe M. - Seeking Work in Santa Cruz

Zoe Murray

Santa Cruz, CA
$18/hr
2 years experience

A little bit about me…

Hi! My name is Zoe and I am looking for a family to help out part-time starting August 2021! I am a second-year at UCSC studying Legal Studies and French.
I am looking to help out once or twice a week, preferably for 'date nights,' or for occasional tutoring, as I will be continuing my work with another family twice a week.
I am available usually Mon/Wed/Fri, but only until classes start on Sep. 23, but can still do date nights.
My experience has been with infants (7 mo-1 y/o) as well as older kids (6 y/o - 12 y/o). I am happy to tutor your kids, play with your kids, run errands, perform household duties, and prepare food. I live in the Seabright neighborhood, provide my own transportation, and have a fairly flexible schedule until classes start in September. I am punctual, enthusiastic, and vaccinated.
I will be ready to start whenever and I am happy to meet socially distanced or on zoom beforehand to get to know each other. I am looking forward to meeting you and your kids!

Zoe

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What’s the average cost of a child care provider in Santa Cruz, CA?

The average cost of a child care provider in Santa Cruz, CA is $19.08 per hour. The cost of a child care provider is dependent on the child care provider’s experience, qualifications and location.
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Understand the Different Types of Child Care in Santa Cruz, CA

If you’re looking for affordable child care, you should explore the different types of care and how they compare to each other. What are the differences between a solo nanny and a nanny share? What about a nanny share vs. daycare? Or nanny share vs. nursery school? Or a solo nanny vs. an au pair? What is a nanny share?

There are lots of options to find affordable child care that works best for your family, and Nanny Lane’s child care services is here to help along the way.

Explore the Costs of Different Child Care Options

There are various types of child care (solo nanny, nanny share, etc), with different levels of costs. For how much to pay a nanny, key factors that determine cost are experience, the number of children, where you live, and much more. In addition, during the hiring process, you should be considerate of how to handle expenses (e.g. gas, food, etc.).

If you choose a nanny as the best child care option for your family, there are ways to save on nanny costs like an afterschool co-op or having relatives who live close offer child care support on certain days.

Alternatively, you can split the costs of a nanny. There are lots of different nanny share setups that highlight how to make nanny shares even if the kids are different ages. With a nanny share, you can find a family first or hire a nanny and consider creating a nanny share. Either way, a nanny share is the most affordable way to employ a nanny.

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