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Stephanie M. - Seeking Work in Culver City

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

PROFILE SUMMARY Stephanie My care giving style involves tailoring my care to fit the unique needs of each child by giving them the help, support and encouragement as I observe they need. I foster confidence and the feeling of accomplishment in children by positive reinforcement of good behavior. Children are comfortable with me and consider me non threatening because I use entertainment and distraction, make them feel appreciated and that I am a friend who can relate to them on their level. I work to acknowledge each child's feelings, needs and thoughts, treating them with the same respect I would give an adult. I explain what I see and do so they feel included in everyday events: ask their help on tasks and thank them. I don't over use warnings or worried disappointed looks, so when I say something is dangerous or can’t be done, it is accepted as true. I believe children’s anger or mischievous behavior is not simply “to get attention” but a cry to be understood. A quick “no” will not solve bad behavior with the same effectiveness as an explanation of why it is dangerous or inappropriate. I consider my time with a family to be a team effort. I will care for the child but keep the parents informed of the activities and techniques that are needed or I have used and are working so that their family life is drama free when they come home to their precious children. KEY SKILLS • Love children • Patient • Able to play and interact with several children at once in home and party situations. • Fit learning into any game, enabling the child to learn without feeling stress or resistance. • Assist with homework. Use repetition to help the child retain information. • Direct all attention to the child and make them feel important, cared for and understood. • Implement parent’s rules and care techniques but am open enough with parents to express if something no longer fits the child's development. • Act as parent’s eyes for problems that arise. • Distract, play, and care for the child’s happiness and health, with the awareness that it is the parent whom the child is bravely waiting for to return each day. • Cleaning as I go, leaving no trail. • Cooking quickly and efficiently healthy meals for the child, or if needed the whole family. CHILD CARE WORK 1971-1991 Twelve years older than sister and six years older than my brother, I assisted my mother with caring for them from infancy to college age. Responsibilities included : • Baby sitting, playing, feeding, diaper changing, organizing and creating theme parties and games, creating art projects, sewing costumes, writing, directing and performing full length plays for the family . Our playtime lead my siblings to chose to participate in theater as adults. 1991 New born care to twin girls: Aunt’s children: Acted as full time mother’s helper for first four months of their life. Responsibilities: • Diaper changing, play time, feeding, bathing. 2001- 2013 Brother’s son: new born - to current age of twelve • Responsible for infant care: diaper, feeding, play and interaction toddler care: inventing games and art projects, young adult care following and teaching on out door equipment like swings, slide, first bike, first skateboard and handball. • 2006-2013 Husband’s niece and nephew from infancy - six years : Responsibilities Diaper changing, feeding, preparation of food, inventing games, creating art projects, use of every day items to build imagination. . Parents had English as a second language and I supplied the English speaking and teaching to the children as they reached school age. Tutored using play to teach preschool education ABC and mathematics, reading, writing and spelling. Four days a week three to four hours a day. I was asked to help, and I made it a regular event • 2003-2013 Husband’s niece and nephew. Tutored young girl from age of six to seventeen. The family had English as a second language: Responsibilities :Helped with home work, assisted with study aids, taught organization skills, helped with writing of school reports, and assisted in writing acceptance essays for colleges one of which the young girl is now attending. • 2012 Husband’s newborn nephew put in hospital for high fever. Family had English as second language and I was chosen by family to remain with child and mother overnight in hospital because of my child care skills and because I am calm during stressful situations. Responsibilities in the hospital included: watching the baby and monitoring IV drips, speaking to the nurses regarding care, taking detailed notes of tests done, so there would be no repetitions or error, questioning and communicating with each doctor to insure the child got the best care. Thirty six hour watch of mother and child, caring for child’s needs so mother could sleep. • 1991-2013 Party planner and organizer of holiday and birthday parties for my large family of over eighty adults and children. Reponsibilities: Planning, organizing and throwing the parties and cooking all the food. Specialized in preparing games, activities, music, and crafts exclusively for the care, and entertainment of over twenty toddlers to teenagers guests. Directed the group of children into learning songs and performing for the group. Brought age appropriate toys and games to entertain and occupy the children while the parents visited. At each party I had children gathered around me as I entertained and watched over them. • I also always like to give the children in my family birthday parties with themes created by me including for example: twenty six year old girls on a scavenger hunt though the house: Creating clues for a mystery adventure with secret messages, treasure with gift bags. During parties I stayed with the children, managed and entertained them.
Drasan "Misty" S. - Seeking Work in Culver City

17.14 / hour

10-1-11 to present- I took care of a newborn full time (Mon - Fri) until he was approximately 28 months old at which time he enrolled in daycare as his father wanted him to interact with other toddlers. He is now almost 4. I still take care of him 2 - 3 times a month. He spends the night at my house, and gets confused and calls me "mommy". He calls my mother "Nana". We read stories; review letters, colors and animals; watch children's tv (Super Y and Caillou); swim; play ball and tag. We play educational games on the Ipad; and go on long walks. We spend a lot of time talking because he's very inquisitive. When he gets sleepy he climbs in my arms and I rock him to sleep like I did when he was a baby. He knows how to call me from his mommy's phone, and calls me frequently to chat and ask if he can spend the night. 1-15-14 to 7-23-15 - I took care of 2 siblings until they moved to Atlanta. The brother is now 9 and has Asbergers. The sister is 6 and is a genius. They call me "auntie". Both children required a lot of attention. I took them to and from school. We played indoor games (Candyland and UNO) and video games (Sonic, Spiderman and Disney Universe). We read; watched children's tv (Doc McStuffins and Peppa Pig); colored; painted; danced and made pretend food with Play Doh. We played silly tag games outside and swam. We stay iun touch via face time.
Gina R. - Seeking Work in Culver City

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a nanny for 16+ years, with children of all ages! I most especially have enjoyed working with families who have good communication and a "team effort" mentality, so that we can be on the same page with issues such as discipline (when necessary), diet, attitude, sleep schedule, etc. In the past, my job has included tasks such as preparing baby food, reading books, playing, crafts, art projects, cooking, walks to the park/friend's houses, extra-cirricular activities such as music and dance classes, etc. I spend a lot of time investing in the child's well-being and their overall quality of life, encouraging adventure/creativity. I am not the kind of nanny who only cares for the child's physical needs, I love to build a fun environment for them, a good loving relationship and teach the children about making good decisions, right and wrong, etc. I have my CPR and first aid certification, I am a strong swimmer, and I am very committed to my job. I am willing to some cleanup and tidying while the children are sleeping (I am very organized), but the children are always my main priority. My references are great, as well! Thank you for reading!
Taylor F. - Seeking Work in Culver City

22.85 / hour

I have been watching kids since I was a kid! I love children and started babysitting/helping mothers around the age of eleven. I have nannied for a few families during the past six years. I've watched babies from the age of four weeks to kids the age of seven. I also have lots of experience with twins and some with quads! I believe in emotional validation, conscious parenting, and individuality.
Karen D. - Seeking Work in Culver City

17.14 / hour

I have been working with children professionally since I was 18. I have my B.A in Child Development. I am currently an Afterschool Care Director in the afternoon at a Private school in West LA. I have also taught preschool, and I have worked as a Nanny/Babysitter for many families including some High Profile Families. I have references available upon request.
Catrina  L. - Seeking Work in Culver City

22.85 / hour

Worked at a school for 4 years And Nanny from Sept 2012-Feb2014
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Culver City, 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 Culver City’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 Culver City 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 Culver City?
  • 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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