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The Pirko Family
St. Claire Gardens, Palo Alto$20/hr  |  1 kid
We currently have a 2 month old baby girl and are hoping to hire a nanny or nanny share to watch our baby and do some light housekeeping after I return to work in February (baby will be 5 months old). The position will likely be about 30 hours or less and we'd need someone who is comfortable with dogs as we also have a very friendly and energetic 3 year old doodle.
The Bowens Family
Palo Alto$17/hr  |  1 kid
We’re a very active family who loves to workout and be outdoors. We welcomed our first child into the world in September and it has been an adventure. I’m returning to work in January and would love to find a great caregiver near my job (in downtown Palo Alto) to take care of my blessing. Looking for someone who has experience with infants, loves to sing, read and go on walks with my little guy, cpr certified, as well as a companion to hang out with during the day.
The Coleman Family
Palo Alto$25/hr  |  1 kid
Looking for a family to share with our nanny for our first newborn- Aiden. Currently 2 1/2 months. Prefer a family with another child in age ranging from 3 months to a year old.
The Bose Family
Palo Alto$11/hr  |  1 kid
My son is almost 7 months old now and we both are working parents. Looking for nanny share options near Palo Alto. I believe when kids are together they work upon their social skills which in turn boosts cognitive development. Looking forward to connect like minded parents in the neighborhood.
The Davis Family
St. Claire Gardens, Palo Alto$10/hr  |  1 kid
Meet my adorable daughter Emma! She is 15 months old, full of energy, super happy and friendly. She loves music and pretty much dances to any beat. We are seeking a nanny who is dependable, warm and experienced.
The Vernon Family
Palo Alto$18/hr  |  1 kid
My baby girl is 7 months, she’s happy and sweet! Her father and i both work and need a little help each week as we try to split our schedules but find ourselves stretched too thin. We would like someone who is very interactive and spends time outside. Lots of reading and no TV. Someone with some background in child development would be great! We’re both very active, spend lots of time outdoors and with our families who are both local.
The Fabrizio Family
Palo Alto$16/hr  |  1 kid
We just had a little girl. Mom is going back to work in March of next year and works mostly from home. Dad works in Menlo Park about 10 minutes from home. Both jobs are fairly flexible.
The Alexander Family
College Terrace, Palo Alto$20/hr  |  1 kid
Our daughter Anaís is almost four months old and we are looking for someone to watch her for about 10 hours a week on a fixed schedule. We are flexible and happy to work with someone to figure the right schedule for everyone.
The Dinh Family
Palo Alto$15/hr  |  1 kid
We are moving to the PA area from Texas and are excited to meet new people but also very anxious about such a big change!

Cindy (Mom) is an optometrist and yoga instructor.

Andrew (Dad) is a fellow a Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

We have a busy schedule so any convenience will help! Open to creative options and meeting new people!

We also have a very well behaved 6 yr old lab named Bailey.
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How to Find a Nanny Job in Palo Alto, CA

Are you a nanny looking for a nanny job? Nanny Lane is a nanny website to help you find a nanny job near your area in Palo Alto. You post your profile, connect with families, and sit back and relax while we process all your nanny payroll and taxes. On your profile, you can highlight your nanny references and receive a "ready for nanny payroll" badge to show families that you're professional. Our nanny payroll service ensures nannies get paid on-time and legally so that they are contributing to Social Security income, Medicare, and unemployment benefits.

Types of Nanny Jobs and Nanny Responsibilities in Palo Alto, CA

Before you start looking for a nanny job, it's essential to learn about the different types of nannies and how they compare to each other so that you make sure you’re looking for the right opportunities.

The different types of nanny jobs have different nanny responsibilities. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. However, in general, a nanny is responsible for making sure the children's needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example, housekeeping or meal preparation, it’s good practice to make sure your expectations are aligned with the family.

There are temporary nanny jobs, even seasonal nanny jobs like summer nanny jobs. Beyond seasonal and temporary nanny positions, there are differences between full-time and part-time nanny jobs. The primary difference being the number of hours you spend at your nanny job every week. For full-time nannies, there are options for live in nanny positions and live-out positions in Palo Alto. Live-out positions are more common, but each family has their own set of needs that require different types of care, and live in nanny positions can be exactly what some families want. If you're looking to explore live in nanny positions , it's even more important to create a shared set of expectations around hours, responsibilities, and what is expected of you when you're not on the clock.

How to Interview for a Nanny Job in Palo Alto, CA

Once you start connecting with prospective employers, the next step is a nanny job interview. Here is a list of some nanny interview questions to prepare for:

  • What do you think children like best about you?
  • What kind of activities will you do with children this age?
  • How do you handle problems that arise behaviorally and emotionally with kids this age?

Beyond answering questions, families will want you to have your nanny references ready and ask any questions to show initiative. The nanny job interview is an excellent opportunity to get aligned on the nanny job expectations. By doing this, you can get off on the right foot with your future employer.

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