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Lydie B. - Seeking Work in Napa

11.42 / hour

Hi there, my name is Lydie and I come from the Czech Republic, I have lived in the Napa Valley for last 9 years, and I am looking for a part time babysitting job meanwhile I am enrolled in school program (weekday mornings). I first arrived to Napa Valley 9 years ago as an au-pair and I cared for 2 little angels, ages 3 and 6. They are now 15 and 12 years old, I still can't believe it ;o) I am in a very close touch with my "American family". I was very fortunate, I am considered part of the family. Prior to coming to the US, I took advantage of the au-pair program, and I was an au-pair in London, where I took care of a newborn, and in Spain, where I cared for 3, 6 and 9 year old. It was a great opportunity because I love children and I like to travel. I have experience with all children's ages, including newborns, and I am CPR certified. Glowing references upon request. Please don't hesitate to contact me, I would like to meet you to see if we would be a great fit for each other. Hope to hear from you soon.
Kaili K. - Seeking Work in Napa

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I started babysitting when I was in the 5th grade and immediately loved it. At my local hospital, I took CPR, First Aid, and Babysitting Prep Classes. I have babysat for friends and family members for several years on/off and have thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of care giving. I am fascinated by the idiosyncrasies of children and value effective, respectful, and communicative care giving strategies . I attended the Napa Valley College for a few years and did receive an Associate's Degree. I am now enrolled in online classes toward a B. A. in English, but my ultimate goal is a PhD in English with an emphasis in Russian literature. Ideally, I would like to have a full-time and live-in position. To ensure the best care, I think it is essential to work with one family at a time, not only to build a rapport with the children, but also a collaborative relationship with the parent(s).
Annette C. - Seeking Work in Napa

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a professional nanny for 11 plus years. I care for all the children's needs, make and take to all appointments and activities. Help with homework projects and I volunteer at their school. I cook and do children's laundry. Very patient and hands on. Non smoker drinker. I have a clean driving record. I am bi-lingual. I love arts and crafts and going on outings and having age appropriate activities. I am not shy so I can easily fit into any situation. I feel very confident in any situation that would arise.
Olivia G. - Seeking Work in Napa

11.55 / hour

I would pick up a mentally disabled girl who was 11 at the time from school and go to her house with her and help her do her homework and get a snack and hang out with her until about 6;30 when her parents would come home from work.
Valerie H. - Seeking Work in Napa

18.00 / hour
Full-time hours
12 yrs of experience

I am creative, on the spot thinker, patience, and nurturing. I like to plan out activities for the week . Most of my experience is with newborns & newborn Twins to 5 years old. Am not ashamed to dance with B arney, and learn a new routine with the wiggles. When working with Infants , i like to play short developmental activities , during their wakeful hours, reading, or just opening a book with lots vibrant color pages to feed their senses., or a great distraction for tummy time. I also believe that talking to infants is very important and instrumental to their Development of language. When you talk to infants , their storing up all of those words for future use., and through that , infants are learning how the world works. My Top Priority, besides providing excellent childcare,. Communication is key to the success of a nanny / parent relationship, and making everything work, My friends that are nannys as well , our motto is nanny/ and parent relationship is like a marriage it has to be nutured with mutual respect, in order to make it work . I like to log a childs day, so parents feel well informed about what their child is doing during their time away, and all the exciting things that happen throughout the day. On my log sheets i like to create a space for parents to write special notes , And its also a chance for parents to keep the nanny well informed on things like , whether or not your child has had a good night, or teething issues,, or any information that the parents think thats important , before they leave and start their day . I am respectful of a families Philosophy of childrearing, and whats really important to their family , I love children, and love what i do, I have had some amazing experiences throughout my Nanny career. I am hoping to add your family to that resume, and exceed your expectations ,
Hannah K. - Seeking Work in Napa

12.21 / hour
Full-time hours

I am always watching my nieces (ages 2 & 3) and absolutely adore kids.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Napa, 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 Napa’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 Napa 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 Napa?
  • 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?