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Judy Johnson
    - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara

25.00 / hour
3 yrs of experience

I am a Newborn Nanny Specialist and I have 25 years of experience being a nanny/babysitter, as well as a volunteer foster parent for newborn babies before a possible adoption. In addition, I have had the pleasure of raising two children of my own and I am a grandmother.
I am seeking a part-time position caring for newborn babies and/or infants. If hired I am willing to perform light housekeeping, house sitting, pet care, running errands and traveling with the family.
I am very calm, nurturing and loving which is sensed by the babies I care for. I specialize in transition from breast to bottle feeding, sleep training, tummy time, sitting, crawling and eventually walking. Though I am fun loving, your child's emotional well-being and physical safety are my main concerns. I enjoy reading, singing songs, playing games and walking with the babies I take care of. I consider myself a very responsible individual and have a lot of patience and integrity.
In conclusion, I am CPR and First Aid Certified. I have my own car and a clean driving record, plus I have a clean background check and great reviews that can be viewed on I am available Monday through Sunday as well as overnights. I am flexible, dependable and prompt, and available on short notice if there is an emergency.
I welcome the opportunity to be interviewed for the care of your baby. Thank you for your time and consideration and I hope to hear from you soon.
Blake Dodge
    - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara

18.00 / hour
Full-time hours
3 yrs of experience

Hi there! my name is Blake Dodge I have worked in the childcare field for more than six years now. I have traveled all over the world, teaching English as a Second Language and being a full time nanny. I recently moved back to the USA with my husband and our two dogs. I bring multiple years of experience in full time child care of all ages and situations, my foreign speaking and teaching skills, My CPR+First Aid Certification from the RED CROSS, and my delight of helping a child grow and thrive in their young lives. I have many diverse skills such as music literacy, and crafting along with an excellent driving record.

I'm looking forward to hearing if I could be a good fit for your family.
Mellisa Dallstream
    - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara

20.00 / hour
Full-time hours
27 yrs of experience

Hello my name is Mellisa and I have been a nanny for 31 years, and 17 of them with a wonderful family in Barrington IL. I am a kind energetic and organized person. I have cared for children of all ages including infants and through the teen years even on their sick days. I will do light house cleaning and the children's laundry, fix meals for them as needed and drive them to and from school, sports and/or activities. I will truly take care of your children. I will immerse myself in their activities and ways they like to play. I will help them grow up to be kind and responsible people. At the end of your work day, you can come home to a clean house and happy calm children.
Donita  Andrus Kish
    - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara

25.00 / hour
Full-time hours
6 yrs of experience

Hello, i am Donita! I am 47 years old and looking for an extended commitment. I love children! They are Gods gift! I enjoy the innocent mind of children and the learning ability they have! I am extremely active and creative!
Ann marie Lopez
    - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara

15.00 / hour
Full-time hours
12 yrs of experience

I love working with kids doing arts and crafts going for walks going to the park
Shaylin Cheverez
    - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara

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

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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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