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The Anderson Family - Hiring in Santa Barbara

The Anderson Family

Santa Barbara, CA
$20/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

8:30-5pm 5 month old - looking for Montessori experience / positive parenting philosophy
The Lacey Family - Hiring in Santa Barbara

The Lacey Family

Santa Barbara, CA
$35/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

40-45 hours per week, M-F, 8am - 4 or 5pm
Keep baby on feeding and nap schedule
Playtime based on developmental stage, outings and activities out of the house
Non-smoker, infant cpr certified
Comfortable with work from home parents
Willing to help out with light house work (baby’s laundry, tidying)
The Cooper Family - Hiring in Santa Barbara

The Cooper Family

Santa Barbara, CA
$24/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

Hello! We’re first time parents to an adorable, curious, sensitive and funny little 20 month old, Cal. Our nanny who we adore and has been with us since Cal was 12 weeks old unfortunately has to leave us in December to deal with some medical issues. We are devastated, but are hopeful we can find another great fit.

Cal is fun, active, silly, sensitive and stubborn and loves to spend lots of time outside. He’s a bit shy at first but warms up quickly. We live on the Mesa near a lot of parks and are looking for someone who is comfortable taking him to and participating in all of activities (currently goes to music class, swim glass, gym, etc). We also would love someone who’s knowledgeable about early child development and can help with fun and stimulating activities that will help our little guy learn and grow!

My husband and I both work from home, so you should be comfortable with us being in the house, though we’ll try to stay out of your way!

We are currently exploring the option of starting half day Montessori day care three days per week so we’re ideally looking for someone open to part time hours (3 half days per week and 1-2 full days per week) but if it was the perfect fit , we could consider full time.

Spanish speaking / bilingual would be ideal, but not a requirement!

If this sounds like you, please reach out!

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The Fox Family - Hiring in Santa Barbara

The Fox Family

Santa Barbara, CA
$20/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

Kaylor is our very bright and energetic 8 month old! He loves being in the spotlight and entertaining those around him. He’s very receptive and has a contagious laugh. He is a very easy going child but because he loves life, he naturally does not like falling asleep. The biggest learning curve for him is learning how to put him down for naps, but other than that, he has an easy time feeding and playing!

He needs to be hung out with from 8am-1pm Monday through Friday. We are flexible on the location (our house or yours). He’s good with dogs and cats if you have any, and he loves being outdoors. He gets bored easily when he is inside doing the same activity for too long, so as long as you can switch things up like taking him on a walk, going for a drive, reading to him, or just including him with your activities, he will be very happy!
The Brown Family - Hiring in Santa Barbara

The Brown Family

Santa Barbara, CA
$20/hr
2 kids

A little bit about us…

Looking for a nanny for my one year old and kindergarten son, as well as a house cleaner. Hours would be 8 to 5 Monday to Thursday. Typical day would include watching one year old girl, tidy the house, then watch son until 5 (after father brings him home at 2). A good house cleaning once a week would be needed as well. We have no pets and will supply lunch items.
The Raymond-Beni Family - Hiring in Santa Barbara

The Raymond-Beni Family

Santa Barbara, CA
$19/hr
1 kid

A little bit about us…

I am an atty and work from home. Husband is a chef. Will have a 6 mo old when we need help

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How to Find a Nanny Share in Santa Barbara, CA

Nanny Lane is a nanny website to help you find a nanny in your area. Our nanny services include background checks, PLUS, and nanny share payroll.

Understand the Cost of a Nanny Share in Santa Barbara, CA

The costs of a nanny share depends on your nanny share set up. How you share the cost a nanny can depend on the number of hours, children, and even who is hosting the nanny share. Additional expenses for nanny shares can include over-time, vacation time, and holiday bonuses.

Nanny Share Family Interviews in Santa Barbara, CA

Once you start connecting with prospective families, the next step is to interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some questions to ask the other family in a nanny share:

  • What is your discipline style (or what do you plan for it to be?)
  • If our nanny is late regularly, how would you want to handle it?
  • How would you describe your child(ren)?
  • How would you describe your parenting style?

Beyond these questions, try to create a job posting together by creating rules for your nanny share. In doing this, specific areas to focus on include discipline, over-time, and vacation time.

How to Set Up a Nanny Share in Santa Barbara, CA

In setting up a nanny share, there are lots of different ways to do it: finding a family with a nanny, hire a nanny and then find a family, or start by finding a family then hiring a nanny together.

When finding a family for a nanny share, you want to assess compatibility in terms of logistics, personalities, and parenting philosophies. It’s also important to be mindful that nanny shares can work with the kids of different ages whether it’s two infants or an older child with an infant, there are lots of different ways to set up a nanny share.

Understand Nanny Share Responsibilities in Santa Barbara, CA

Before beginning the search for a nanny share, you should think through what responsibilities you expect your nanny to handle. With that information, you can create a profile so that nannies can reach out to you. You can do this with the other family or alone. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. However, in general, a nanny 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, housekeeping or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your nanny before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you should pay your nanny.

Nanny Share Nanny Interviews in Santa Barbara, CA

Once you start connecting with prospective nannies, the next step is a nanny interview. There are questions for hiring a nanny in a nanny share and testing different scenarios. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:

  • Do you have experience being a nanny?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open to doing?
  • Are you open to a live in arrangement in Santa Barbara? Do you have experience being a live in nanny?
  • Are you open to being a nanny in a nanny share?
  • Do you have any references? If yes, here are some questions to ask the nanny’s references.
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in Santa Barbara, CA?
  • Do you have a driver’s license in Santa Barbara, CA? Do you own a car?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you open to being paid through direct-deposit, pay stubs?
  • What are your expectations around over-time pay and vacation time?

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 prospective nanny, make sure you’re setting the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around nanny responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming! And of course, as you learn how to hire a nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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