La Crescenta, CA
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Caitlin C. - Seeking Work in La Crescenta

11.99 / hour

I worked for a family in Venice, CA, for almost a year. They offered me a position with them in Atlanta when they moved, but I had already committed to working in California. I had been a live-in nanny for their family on weekend and occasionally for a week at a time when the parents traveled or when I joined the family on trips to Atlanta to nanny for them. My duties have ranged from taking the child to different activities, picking him up from school, taking him to appointments, and also doing light housework, running errands, picking up groceries, and other mother's helper tasks. I have babysat for many families since I was about 12. During my college summer break I volunteered as a camp counselor for a group of junior high girls, and worked part-time during college at an elementary school as an after school mentor. In addition, I volunteered with inner city neighborhood kids in LA for four years. Also I have had the opportunity to volunteer as a soccer coach for a city team and at church sports camps.
Vickie N. - Seeking Work in La Crescenta

22.85 / hour

Over 30 years experience with children of all ages. Youth leader/After-school care experience. Facilitate enrichment activities for children of all ages and cross-cultural experience.
Sonia W. - Seeking Work in La Crescenta

14.28 / hour

16 yrs of nanny service to a beautiful family that lives in Pasadena. Reference letter available.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in La Crescenta, 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 La Crescenta’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 La Crescenta 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 La Crescenta?
  • 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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