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Costa Mesa, CA Nannies

Anna K. - Seeking Work in Costa Mesa

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I started babysitting when I was 9 years old and I have not stopped since! Children and a family are an important part of my future but right now I want to be young and educated and enjoy growing up so my own family will have to wait. But the plus side to that is the opportunity I have had over the years to get to know so many wonderful families. When people let me into their homes it is such a blessing to be a small part of molding their children into the best they can be. My experience varies greatly. Anywhere from the neighbors kids when I was 9 to the 3 children with disabilities I was a nanny for during my freshman year in college. I have volunteered in the church nursery almost every Sunday since I was 10. I have volunteered at a camp for children with disabilities at least a little bit every summer for the last 7 summers. I babysit for 3-5 families on a regular basis when I am at home (not at school--but some while I am at school as well). I work in an elementary school currently assisting the teacher in any way I can. My experience is wide and very useful but I certainly have a lot to learn and I would love to be able to invest in and care for your family if you would give me the privilege. Thank you very much, Anna
Veronica M. - Seeking Work in Costa Mesa

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Newborn to Teenagers
Andra  M. - Seeking Work in Costa Mesa

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am currently a nanny for 2 girls ages 4 1/2 and 8 years old. I have been with this family for 2 years I consider them part of my family. I am looking for a new family to grow with, This family the mother will be staying home full time in the next 2 months. If we are a good fit, I can be available sooner than that. I love all kids, I have taken care of 2 sets of twins at different times. I have been a nanny/babysitter for several years. I have experience with newborns up to age 13. I am very nurturing,loving,responsible,and Trustworhy and my number one concern is the Safety for the child or children. We have had so many fun times together. Reading books,taking walks, blocks,coloring,puzzles,tummytime, signing,music,and dancing,arts and crafts, blowing bubbles and sometimes watching a Disney movie if allowed by parent or even going to the newest animated show at the movie theatre out for iceream or a treat.
Erika B. - Seeking Work in Costa Mesa

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have previously worked with tolddlers, elementary-aged children, middle schoolers for several years (e.g., Danielle was a nanny position and volunteered with middle-school-aged children at a huntington beach church and a middle school after-school program in fullerton). I have additional experience prior to these experiences with the children's ages ranging from 2 to 13.
Emily P. - Seeking Work in Costa Mesa

22.85 / hour

I'm 19 years old, but I have been watching children since I was 14. During a semester in high school I watched two boys from 5pm to 5am while the parents worked night shifts. During my first two semester in college I cared for a now 2-year old boy for 3 days a week. I would be responsible for meal prep, changing, nap times, playing, teaching and taking him to activities such as play dates, park trips, and Chuck E. Cheeses.
Patricia K. - Seeking Work in Costa Mesa

17.14 / hour

I have raised two children. I worked as a nanny 2 years. (I also have a PhD in education, 23 years on faculty of CSUF in Elementary Education, CA teaching credential)
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14.00 / hour
Full-time hours
2 children

We love our nanny. Our daughter is at school from 8:30 to 3:00 everyday and our son stays with our nanny all day. We would love our son to play with a child in his age range while our daughter is at school. We were considering putting him school but would love to explore this option first.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Costa Mesa, OH?

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 Costa Mesa’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 Costa Mesa 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 Ohio?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Costa Mesa?
  • 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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