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Miriam S. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

12.10 / hour

I first started working as a nanny in 2007, in the Netherlands. By that time, I had already had a lot of experience from helping to care for my younger brother, who was born three years earlier. I first started working for a family of two boys (they now have three), and this was mostly babysitting in the evening. I found out that I really like interacting with kids, and I started looking for a job for during the day. As time progressed, I found a few more families through referrals and decided that I wanted to stay with the 5 families I had, to ensure as much availability as possible. I have experience with infants up to pre-teens, picking up from school and taking to after-school activities, making dinner, doing household chores, tucking them into bed, and other activites. Currently, I am a full-time law student in the Netherlands looking for a summer job while I'm visiting my parents in Palo Alto. I am available up to aug 12th, when I go back to Europe to continue my studies at the University of Utrecht.
Katie T. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

22.85 / hour

Due to the size of my family, I have always grown up with young children around and I was often the one who looked after them at family events. My first official job beyond babysitting in high school was with a family which I stayed with for four years while in college. When I started they had two girls who were 3 and 4 but then added a third child a year or so later. The mother stayed home with the newborn for 3 months and then I began watching all three of them when the baby was about 3 months old. During the school year, I often just stayed with the baby during the day and would watch all three for date nights. During the summer I nannied all three girls for 40-50 hours a week. Over the years, I became a part of the family and my husband and I still visit them when I go back to Ohio. When I moved out to California, I took a short term nannying position with a family who had just had their second child. I was their mother's helper for a few months before the older child went to preschool. When I started, the infant was 3 weeks old and the older child was 3. I would typically care for both children a few hours a day while their mother ran errands and did some work at the house. I was with this family for about 4 months in the fall of 2010 before going to work at the child development center and preschool.
Jenny M. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I grew up nannying for my neighbors' children. From the age of 13 to18 I was caring for a family of 3. When I was in college I spent summers nannying for a 7-year-old girl. I then graduated from college and spent 1.5 years teaching English in Korea. I was teaching children ages 5-12 and was also tutoring/caring for a 11-year-old girl.
Luisa H. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

My name is Luisa i recently moved from New Jersey to California just a few weeks ago, i babysitted a 7 year old girl back in 2005 to 2008 ,after that i worked as a dental receptionist and x-rays technician and after work i babysitted a 4 year old boy at nights. im friendly person and love children and im a very easy going person. i can cook and lightcleaning, and help the kids with homework. please if you have further questions feel free to contact me.
Rahma K. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

14.28 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been working as a nanny for almost 7 years. I am a mature, responsible, reliable and cheerful person with excellent childcare. I have extensive experience working with children of all ages. I'm an extremely hard worker, enthusiastic, honest, individuals and responsible with the duties
Kristin M. - Seeking Work in Palo Alto

12.32 / hour

Most of my experience comes from working in elementary school classrooms. I have worked as a kindergarten teaching assistant in multiple classrooms for the past 5 years. I have also worked as a camp counselor for school aged children, and taken Early Childhood Education courses.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Palo Alto, 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 Palo Alto’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 Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto?
  • 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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