Ojai, CA
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Ojai, CA Nannies

Bradley  S. - Seeking Work in Ojai

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I am originally from a rural town in Pennsylvania. I am the 5th out of 6 children--raised in a loving & caring family. I have 10 nieces & nephews and MANY cousins (who have provided MUCH experience in child-care!) My parent's and coaches were diligent in building character traits like responsibility, respect, honesty and caring into me during my growing up. Not only have I done a great deal of babysitting since I was in high school to the present caring for many of my friend's children, along with teaching in schools & working with organizations(elementary through senior high ages), but also have been the nanny for four families (one in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI; one in Portland, Maine; one in New Smyrna Beach, Florida; one in Lake Placid, NY) during the past seven years. Any references that you would like from these families, friends or teachers I have worked with are available upon request.
Mercedi R. - Seeking Work in Ojai

12.43 / hour

I am a mother of a one year old boy and I've been a nanny since my first job at 18 and I took care of twin 15 month old boys for a year. Then I was a nanny for my aunt and her three children as well as I nannied for a family that had two boys, 5 and 2 for about a year and a half.
Sasha V. - Seeking Work in Ojai

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a babysitter in my community for 8-12 years, and I have always loved it no matter how old the child may be.
Rener H. - Seeking Work in Ojai

18.00 / hour
< 1 yr of experience

worked with children & adults for over 20 years and have many references
Laura W. - Seeking Work in Ojai

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

Alma G. - Seeking Work in Ojai

18.00 / hour
17 yrs of experience

I have 2 daughters one have 25 and the another have 12 years old , I love kids
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ojai, 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 Ojai’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 Ojai 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 Ojai?
  • 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?