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Leah L. - Seeking Work in Fountain Valley

11.99 / hour

I have been the go-to family baby sitter for the past year or so. My most recent nanny experience was for the summer for a family with 5 kids with ages ranging from 7-17. i absolutely loved this job and i would love something similar to it but more long-term than just 3 months.
Joy L. - Seeking Work in Fountain Valley

22.85 / hour

I've worked for families with children ranging from ages infant to middle-school. I've had experience with both triplets and twins, as well as children with special needs. I've had live-out experience working full-time, as well as during summers with occasional overnights. In the past, I served as a substitute teacher at local schools in addition to teaching Reading, Writing, and Math in an after school program. I also served one year as the interim site coordinator at a community center for at-risk youth and their families. If you think I might be a good fit with your family, I would love to hear from you!
Lacey S. - Seeking Work in Fountain Valley

14.28 / hour

I have been babysitting since the age of 11 for various families with children from infant to age 9. I have been a nanny for about 4 years now and have done the jobs of changing diapers, preparing formula, making baby food. taking care of sick kids, driving children, and simple house hold chores.
Claire W. - Seeking Work in Fountain Valley

14.28 / hour

I've been babysitting since I was 15 on and off and nannyed full time for a family of 3 children for 6 years. I took care of the kids starting when the twins were 2 months old and premes and the other child was 3. Once the babies started preschool I started nannying part time and continue to babysit for them on occasion. I have training in CPR and am educated in early childhood development. I love all kids as well as pets and love to be outdoors and keep kids active and help them to learn through play.
Sara R. - Seeking Work in Fountain Valley

14.28 / hour

Loving carrying parents a great childhood that ever child should have.
Lisa P. - Seeking Work in Fountain Valley

11.42 / hour

I am currently a preschool teacher and have been a Montessori preschool teacher for 24 years.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Fountain Valley, 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 Fountain Valley’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 Fountain Valley 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 Fountain Valley?
  • 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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