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Emily I. - Seeking Work in Oakland

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello! I just moved out to the Bay Area from Massachusetts and sadly left behind an amazing family of 6 (children are ages 4, 4, and 6), and a wonderful 2-year-old boy that I had been nannying for. I moved here to get my Masters degree in Infant Mental Health at Mills College, but for now am focusing on settling myself in and enjoying my life as a nanny and artist. I have been nannying for the past year, and was a camp counselor and an educator for the past four years. I've been the arts and crafts coordinator at two nature focused camps while I lived in Western Massachusetts, and am incredibly passionate about doing art with children! Some of my favorite activities to do with kids are wool felting, making our own mobiles, book binding, painting, clay sculpture, or making our own playdough! I love the challenge of adapting different projects for children of different ages or skill levels. At Hampshire College, I wrote and illustrated my own children's books on a series of gender and health related issues. My experience spans a broad range that extends beyond just nannying. I have also spent a considerable amount of time working in schools. I was the co-creator of an afterschool art program at an elementary school, interned teaching health classes at a middle/high school and running their GSA, taught lessons on family traditions in a kindergarten class, and was a substitute teacher at a Montessori pre-school. These different experiences have allowed me to grow and gain a broad range of knowledge and techniques for working with children of many different age groups and backgrounds. I pride myself on being reliable, available, and creative. I love coming up with new and exciting things to do everyday with the kids I'm working with, and not just being someone to watch them, but to be a teacher and a nurturer. I have worked with children ranging from ages 2 to 12, and in a variety of settings. I'm flexible, adaptable, and extremely open and communicative.
Artur M. - Seeking Work in Oakland

11.22 / hour
Full-time hours

I have one older sister Marta, which is mentally disabled and suffers on Down’s Syndrom. From early childhood all my attitude and way of thinking was directed in thought for her. That’s one of many reasons why I wanted to become male AuPair. I graduated High School in 2008 and then decided to volunteer to the Army for a 9 month training, that included classes from first aid and service in a military hospital. In 2009 after finishing this job, I returned to hometown and spent a lot of quality time with my family - especially my terrific sister, which couldn’t stand such a long separation. After that, I started attending courses and made driving licencse. I enjoy driving own car with ease, especially very often with my godchild. I am pretty close to her and I look forward to seeing her whenever I have the chance! I have been working with children in general for the last 3 years, in many different fields: lately I’ve been taking care for two young siblings of my neighbour, single mother which lives in our housing development. Playing outdoor, making homework and spending time with them were one the most cheerfull moments of recent vintage. Meantime, I’ve started one - year college of further education from pedagogy where teachers mainly showed me the difference in nurturing between a toddler and youngster. Now, since 2011 my main job is taking care of boy with ADHD, occupational therapy and being role model for him. This basic knowledge gives me now bigger confidence and self-belief in dealing with children. Besides, as mentioned above, I’m aware how to treat mentally disabled children with respect and dignity owing to the fact that my sister is loved and adored through all family. Thanks to her, I educated in myself a very softly approach, empathy and awareness that every human being deserves equal attention.
Taj R. - Seeking Work in Oakland

11.42 / hour

Most recently I worked with twins (a boy and a girl) staying with them from the age of 7 to 9. For awhile I was working to take care of both of them, and then towards the end was primarily working with the girl, in an attempt to establish some independence. Before that I worked with a three year old for a year, before she entered pre-school. This was a situation where her mother worked at home, and I would come to their home for the morning then normally to the park or museum during the day. Before that I worked with a family as a family assistant, taking care of grocery shopping, food prep, and caring for two children, a boy of the age of 5 and his sister who was 12. I have also worked to try and help socialize young adults and provide vocational skills, both at home and in a more classroom setting. From the ages of 12 to 21. There have been gaps in all these experiences for I also work in the arts, and have worked as an art teacher here and there.
Hayley B. - Seeking Work in Oakland

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I love children and they love me! I have spent countless hours caring for children and my elderly grandmother. Now I have my own son, who just turned two. He is such a blessing and a joy, and caring for him is the most special part of my life. Playing at the park, reading, doing arts and crafts, imagination time, and healthy cooking are all things your precious little ones and I would enjoy with our downtime.
Jenny H. - Seeking Work in Oakland

20.00 / hour

I am currently finishing my junior year at Tufts University where I am majoring in BioPsychology and minoring in Chinese and Child Development. I love children and have over 5 years of experience babysitting children. In fact, all of the jobs I've had involve working with children (such as camp counselor, swim instructor, and assistant coach). I have experience taking care of children of all ages. The most recent family I nanny'd for is a family of three (ages 2, 5, and 7). I have also been babysitting twins since they were less than a year old (they are 8 now) and I have a sister who is 10 years younger than me. Additionally, I am CPR and First Aid certified. I am attentive, responsible, and always put safety first. I think that it is very important to be engaging with children and provide a stimulating environment. This includes, but is not limited to, outdoors trips (i. e. going on walks, trips to the park), reading books, and making music.
Stephanie V. - Seeking Work in Oakland

12.21 / hour

I started babysitting when I was 11 years old, and I also worked in the nursery at my church for Sunday School, special events, and paid positions for regular programs and events. I was an in-demand babysitter, and did part-time nanny work, as well as assisting in in-home daycare. This ended once I was employed in an office full-time. This past school year I taught Sunday School for 5th and 6th graders. It was my most recent re-introduction to working with children.
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Nanny Share is when two families share one nanny. The nanny has two employers and enjoys higher pay, while each family saves significantly on child care expenses.

The families below have found a nanny they trust, and are looking for another family to join them to save on childcare costs. Learn more about Nanny Share.

The Heimbuch Skaley Family - Hiring in Oakland
Seng S. - Nanny Share Member

with Seng S.
25.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 kid

At the end of August our nannyshare buddies of a year are heading off to daycare and we are looking for another family to join us for four days a week of childcare.

We feel very lucky that our 14th month old has had such amazing care since he was 5 months old. His caregiver has decades of childcare experience and is incredibly loving and playful - playing them music, reading, going on walks, etc. Our son is so excited to see her each morning. She is also very communicative with parents and actively shares observations about child development, along with being first aid and CPR certified. We’ve learned a ton about parenting from her.

In our ideal world we would find childcare for about 40 hours a week - 7am to 5pm on Monday through Thursday with a child of similar age to ours. We live in East Oakland just south of Mills and would ideally love to find a family not too far away, but can be flexible. Rate is 12.50/hr each family.
The Addy Family - Hiring in Oakland
Jane Eziokoli - Nanny Share Member

with Jane E.
24.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 kid
a year with nanny

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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Oakland, MN?

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 Oakland’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 Oakland 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 Minnesota?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Oakland?
  • 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?