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Staci G. - Seeking Work in Canyon Country

14.28 / hour

Being a nanny is currently a favorite role of mine. I am well suited for it in many ways, as I am very nurturing and caring, and also energetic and fun-loving. I have worked with kids for about 20 years -- I started babysitting when I was 10, and from age 17 to present, I have worked primarily with youth. This includes a total of 6 years as a full-time nanny, occassional babysitting, daycare, summer camps, tutoring, and 2 years as a substitute teacher (grades K-12). I have some experience (but not extensive) with special needs kids, but would welcome the opportunity for more. I love being very active -- with younger children (including infants), I enjoy going out every morning for 2-3 hours to play at parks, take walks, library story time, swimming, or other local events that are age appropriate. With older kids I like to do as much as we can, such as the beach, museums, zoo, parks and other creative ventures.
Jennifer B. - Seeking Work in Canyon Country

14.28 / hour

I currently nanny for a family in Santa Clarita and have happily been with them for 2 years now. The youngest girl is starting preschool this summer (she's getting so big!) so my hours will be cut because of this so I'm looking for something that could fill my time on the days that I am not with them. This is the second family I have worked for the first family I am still in contact with and see them on a regular basis I was with them for 3 years.
Linda L. - Seeking Work in Canyon Country

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

Third oldest of 6, worked as a child care aid in High School, baby-sitting nieces and nephew ages: 6 months, 1year 11 months, and 4.
Beatriz M. - Seeking Work in Canyon Country

12.32 / hour
Full-time hours

Affectionately cared for 3 children ages 2,3 and 8. Drove them to and from school. Help with home work and engaged them with games, arts and crafts and puzzles.
Almaze M. - Seeking Work in Canyon Country

20.00 / hour

I came here from Ethiopia 40 years ago as a teen and successfully brought over and cared for my siblings, eventually their children and of course my own son. I owned my own business for years, but I recently sold it and love spending my time focused on nurturing little ones.
Jenn P. - Seeking Work in Canyon Country

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I grew up caring for my own siblings and started babysitting at age 12. I have always been active with youth, my first job was as a camp counselor, a gig that I followed up with several more summers spent at camp as a counselor and eventually, the assistant camp director. Summers working at camp were my favorite, and I always have a game, song or craft up my sleeve. In my career I have focused extensively on children with disabilities. I have worked with them in after school settings, in home as a nanny, as a teacher's aide and for a year at LAUSD as a special education teacher.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Canyon Country, CA?

As a parent, it’s natural for you to ask your nanny for a little extra help around the house. However, the boundaries for a nannies duties vary from person to person. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met. This includes things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active, that they have a healthy diet and a sanitary home. When tasks go beyond child care, for example scrubbing kitchen counters, folding laundry, gathering groceries, or teaching a language, you will likely need to provide additional compensation.

How can I ensure I have a great relationship with my nanny?

To start, it’s important you set expectations and are aligned on compensation from day one. This includes outlining vacation days, a protocol for sick days, and everything else you would want your own employer to cover. From here, spend time getting to know them. Take your nanny out one of Canyon Country’s great restaurants, learn about their childhood, and discuss your parenting philosophy. Finally, be sure to resolve conflicts as they arise. Open communication is crucial to ensuring a healthy long-term relationship.

Questions to ask prospective Canyon Country Nannies:
  • Have you been a nanny previously? How long did your employment last?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR?
  • How would you handle a situation where our child began choking?
  • 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?
  • Do you plan to work for our family over multiple years?
  • Do you have a driver's license in California?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Canyon Country?
  • How flexible are you on weekends and evenings?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you comfortable being paid by direct deposit?
  • Are you able to help with food preparation?
  • What could you cook for a child aged 2-5? Do you know how to make baby food?
  • Are you comfortable facilitating play dates?
  • Have you ever potty trained a child before?
  • Have you worked with newborns? Do you know how to change a diaper and prepare formula?
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