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Mishell O. - Seeking Work in Los Altos

20.00 / hour
1 yrs of experience

I'm a current au pair living in Los Altos. This is my second year like au pair. The first year I was taking care of two kids a girl of 20 months and a boy of 3 years old.

I love children and I enjoy spending time with them. I have the disposition and flexibility to take care your kids. I consider that respect, patience, and empathy, are essential to care for children, to understand their world through games, and laughs, to teach them and help them to develop as a person, by using for strategies required to encourage them to do their schoolwork and duties. I am going to give the best of myself to help you care your children.
Sidney H. - Seeking Work in Los Altos

20.00 / hour

I have spent a lot of time caring for children during my time in college and hope to continue to be able to make a positive impact in your children's lives from the start!
Antonya Y. - Seeking Work in Los Altos

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I am 22 years old and I have 2 brothers and sister, as the oldest I'm the one who helped raising them which made me very motherly and responsible from young age. I have many experience in babysitting and nanny with kids from the age of 2 to 11 years old
Lucia L. - Seeking Work in Los Altos

23.00 / hour
Full-time hours
11 yrs of experience

I have 15 years the experiencias with childrens, any kids is diferentes, need especial atention.
Damaris V. - Seeking Work in Los Altos

30.00 / hour
Full-time hours
< 1 yr of experience

I'm a professional nanny with 6 years experience with 3 homeschooled children.
 
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Los Altos, 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 Altos’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 Altos 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 Altos?
  • 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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