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Morgan W. - Seeking Work in Los Alamitos

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

First family of 3 ages 4-9 for 4 years. Then live in with a family of 2 ages 7 and 9 for 1 year. Then Family of 3 ages 9 months to 7 for 3 years then a family of 4 triplets age 1 and a 4 year old for 1 year.
Katie K. - Seeking Work in Los Alamitos

12.43 / hour
Full-time hours

I have always love taking care of children. I helped raise my two younger brothers and ever since then have had a passion for helping children. When I was 13 I started babysitting children during church in the church's nursery. Since then I have had many babysitting jobs with many different families. I've watched children of all ages. For the past 5 years I've been part of a mission trip to Alaska where for a week we lead a Vacation Bible School course for the children there. I have also worked as a lifeguard and taught private swim lessons. I am also EMT certified.
Emily L. - Seeking Work in Los Alamitos

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have taken care of the same little boy for about 8 years now. We have become part of each other's families and I love to watch and help him grow. I have always loved children and enjoy working with their whimsical and light hearted personalities.
Makaila T. - Seeking Work in Los Alamitos

12.32 / hour

I have worked for several families with children ranging in ages from 1 month to 10 years old over the past 5 years.
Patricia  D. - Seeking Work in Los Alamitos

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have worked with two children the past 10 years,i was very loving and firm I was very loving and firm
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Los Alamitos, 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 Los Alamitos’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 Los Alamitos 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 Los Alamitos?
  • 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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