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Madison C. - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara

17.14 / hour

Most of my experience comes from watching my 7 nieces and nephews, girls and boys ranging from 1-9 years old. I have often been the sole caretaker for up to two weeks while my married siblings are busy or out of town and of course I enjoy every minute of it. I got my first real paying babysitting job when I was a sophomore in High School (2001-15 years old). My best friend's sister had a darling little 1 and 1/2 year old girl that I was familiar with and loved visiting. The mom needed someone to spend time with her daughter after school so she could continue to work from home. I watched her occasionally until my after school theater program started and I could no longer help. I was also referred to the other sister of my friend once her family moved to Utah and occasionally watched their 3 kids as needed, ages 4, 7, and 9. I am a volunteer where I do presentations with live animals teaching kids about wildlife conservation and animal care, I also volunteer at weekly summer day camps in Utah. In 2005 my family and I went on a two-week humanitarian mission to some high mountain villages in Peru, with the group Chasqui Humanitarian. While there I was put in charge of teaching nutrition/health classes to the kids in different villages using a puppet show with a Spanish recording and then got to hand out baby clothes to the mothers and blankets and tooth brushes to the school kids. Also while there we spent two days fixing up a school and playing with the kids who attended it.
Nicolina F. - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara

22.85 / hour

I have babysat since I was 12 years old starting with a family of four children. It has been 18 years since then. I have been in many childcare positions including day care, teaching, camp counseling, and nannying. I began as a nanny for the summer of 2006 in the South Hampton, New York. After being a full-time nannying for another family in Fairfield County, Connecticut (one-year contract), I decided to pursue a career in education and I was accepted into Fairfield University's Masters of Arts in Elementary Education program. During my first year in school, I worked as a full-time Teacher Intern at an Elementary School. I continued to work as a part-time Household Manager/Nanny for a couple families for the next three years, including overnight nannying and vacation nannying travelling with families to their destinations as well as being home-base for parents travelling out of town. Now these families have children who have grown up and no longer need me on a weekly basis. As I am graduating May 2012, I am looking to find a full-time summer position. I have some restrictions on dates in may and june but not many. I like to be active, cook, sing, play games, organize, and assist in keeping a consistent parenting plan. As I have many years experience in Event Planning and home organizing/decorating; I will be able to assist you and your family in light housekeeping, home organizing, laundry, errands, meal planning/executing, sewing, and much much more!!
Janae K. - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara

20.00 / hour

Hello Families! I am a 23 year old female & College Graduate! I have experience with newborns & up. I have been nannying since i was 15. I have a whole array of experience with young ones, and have so many skills to offer your family! My CPR for Adult, Child & Infant along with First Aid Certifications are current and have been consistently valid since 2006. Along with caring for your little ones, I help out with duties such as tidying up the house, laundry, dishes, and any other sort of errand or chore that you would need done without being prompted. I really love being outdoors and introducing children to the wonderful world around them by taking them to the zoo, the beach, the library, on play dates, or even just casual play time in your back yard! I’m really creative and proactive with preparing meals, and all sorts of activities! It would be great to hear from you and tell you more about my experiences with children as well as listen to you voice what you & your family need! I really look forward to hearing from you soon, so please contact me so we can talk more!
Stephanie A. - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara

12.32 / hour
Full-time hours

I have nannied full time for two families over the past two summers. One family had two kids under the age of four and the second family have three pre-teens. I have done weekend babysitting for countless families throughout middle school, high school and college. For one family in particular with whom I have worked for many years I have done multiple overnight babysitting trips. My first paid childcare gig was when I was 14 with a special needs elementary school student. Along with having many young cousins growing up, I also have four nieces and nephews who currently range in age from 8 months to 11 years old. I watch my nieces and nephews all the time, so I am comfortable with kids of ALL ages.
Patricia G. - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara

11.66 / hour

I have been in the babysitting 'profession' going on about ten years now. I will be completely honest, I have never been a nanny per se, however I have a had a lot of experience working with younger generations and caring for them morning till night. I grew up in a small town where there were many working families and everyone benefited from some help around the house- including me! I love to be around the high energy of children and share with them my love for the outdoors. I am creative with crafts to bring for the children but also put education first if tutoring or something of that kind is necessary. THank you for your interest!
Alexandra H. - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara

17.14 / hour

I'm a student at UCSB and currently live in downtown Santa Barbara. I have been a nanny for the past 4 years. I was a nanny to 3 young boys and one girl, 5 young boys, and 2 children here in Santa Barbara. I've also babysat for families for 6 years now. I'm trustworthy, punctual, intelligent, hard working, and fun! I enjoy helping children with homework, making snacks and preparing dinner, playing games outdoors, arts and crafts, driving them to after school sports, appointments and play dates. I have my own nice, reliable sedan, auto insurance and a clean driving record. I would be happy to send you my resume and hope to hear from you soon!
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Santa Barbara, 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 Santa Barbara’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 Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara?
  • 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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