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Rebecca B. - Seeking Work in La Mesa

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

Experienced live-in nanny with over 25 years of experience Cared for two children from birth through adulthood Provided family with full-range of childcare, teaching, household and extra-curricular activities Organized, dependable, committed and responsible adult that loves caring for children EXPERIENCE Employer: Short Hills, NJ Nanny, 1983-2011 Childcare responsibilities: tended children, helped with homework, managed parents handoffs, served as playground parent, played age appropriate games and arranged play dates Teaching responsibilities: read to children, taught manners and kindness, provided tutoring with school assignments, helped teens learn to drive Extra-curriculum activities: coordinated all physician appointments, planned and executed birthday parties, baked fro school and church activities, painted and redecorated rooms, sewed Halloween costumes, provided transportation to music/riding/etc. lessons Household responsibilities: maintained household schedules, cooked nutritious meals, did laundry and grocery shopping, decorated for holidays, coordinated home repairs and maintenance visits SKILLS First/Aid Certified CPR Certified Computer Literate INTERESTS Reading Sewing Cooking Crafts Gardening Knitting Decorating EDUCATION Ricks College Rexburg, Idaho 1981-83 Studied Home Economics Education
Randi R. - Seeking Work in La Mesa

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hi, my name is Randi! I am 21 and a baby-hungry newlywed. I LOVE kids. I have spent time around kids my whole life. I have been a live-out nanny, and have babysat for multiple families. All through high school I assisted with the "mini-cheer" clinics that were hosted by my high school cheer squad. I taught girls and boys cheers and dances and chants from early in the morning all through the day. Those activities included exercise, snack time, and game-time. I am a Mormon so I have grown up in family settings, and love playing with my husband's nieces nephews and little cousins. Also, with my church I serve in the "nursery" where I entertain children ages 1 yrs to 3 yrs for two hours while their parents attend classes. We have lessons, snack time, play time, and do crafts. I haven't been a nanny for a few years but am excited to jump back in and enjoy spending time with kids again! Please feel free to contact me with questions or to meet!
Jane U. - Seeking Work in La Mesa

22.85 / hour

I have worked as summer camp counselor in the past with ages ranging from 5-14. I have also lived with an infant for a year in 2009. The majority of my professional experience is with the elderly. However, I have experience providing care for clients with all levels of dementia and behavioral issues so a transition into working with children is something that would come easily and I would greatly enjoy. I am BLS (basic life support) certified at the healthcare provider level meaning I can perform CPR and heimlich on someone of any age, infant to adult.
Hannah Y. - Seeking Work in La Mesa

17.14 / hour

I worked in a church for two years with children, starting as young as six weeks of age, and the oldest children being around right years old. I taught a class of 10 two and three year old children, teaching them colors, shapes, letters and numbers. I have a niece who is 14 months old who I have cared for on a regular basis since her birth. Before and during working at the church, I babysat children at least once every couple weeks, it not more. I have many friends with infants and toddlers that I also watch regularly.
Kimberly M. - Seeking Work in La Mesa

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I was an early childhood education major when I was attending college. I've been babysitting/nannying since I was 12 and have had such a wide veriety of experience. I've hosted childrens birthday parties, watched my baby cousins, worked with a child that has Downs Syndrome, subbed at primary-middle schools, and for the first 6 months of 2012 was nanny to an 18 month old boy. I also frequently babysit for friends with large families, often at the same time (9 children at once).
Kelsey C. - Seeking Work in La Mesa

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have babysat for lots of different families boys and girls ages ranging from newborn-9. I was a nanny for two girls ages 5 and 7 for two years part time. I was a nanny for an infant boy for the past couple months but the father unfortunately lost his job. I am in school(online) to become an elementary school teacher. I have over 35 hours of in class volunteering with elementary school children
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in La Mesa, 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 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 La 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 California?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in La 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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