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Melissa C. - Seeking Work in Santa Maria

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

I worked in two homes as a nanny. I was babysitter at first for one and it turned into more of a nanny position as time went by. The second family I worked for had three children ages 5, 9 and 15 that I was with for about 8 months. Besides my jobs as a nanny I have also worked in two schools and babysat a lot.
Elizabeth  P. - Seeking Work in Santa Maria

Hourly rate15.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours
Years of childcare experience1 yrs of experience

I am graduating from UCSB with a B.A. in sociology and plan on continuing my education in Santa Maria to get my teaching credential so i can teach elementary. I will be moving there in June nd will be available starting June 20 full-time/ part-time. I have experience with newborns -teenagers. I have babysat since I was 16 am still currently babysitting. I have experience with kids not with just babysitting but also teaching them swim lessons and volunteering a summer camp. My sister also has kids and help her out occasionally. I also have experience with children with special needs. I am fluent in English and Spanish. I have a car so will be willing to pick them up from practice, school, anything. Please reach out if you have questions.
April A. - Seeking Work in Santa Maria

Hourly rate15.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours
Years of childcare experience1 yrs of experience

I recently had a babygirl named Penelope in September 2017, & my sister had a baby July 2017, & my love for children has gone over the roof. I babysat my niece, Vivienne, for a few days out of the week once my sister got back to work a few weeks after having her. It is amazing to watch how fast they grow in such little time. I feel like I have had a great amount of time around infants & toddlers & I will have no problem taking care of yours. I also do have my license and a reliable vehicle. Thank you. 😊
Ashley F. - Seeking Work in Santa Maria

Hourly rate12.00 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours
Years of childcare experience1 yrs of experience

Hi! My name is Ashley. I’m twenty-one years old and recently moved back to the central coast from the bay area! I grew up with two little brothers and worked as a teacher’s aid to infants and toddlers. I was in charge of four toddlers at a time, including feeding, changing, and supervision. Taking care of young kids comes easy to me. I’m great at thinking of games and crafts to do. I have open availability until school starts. I look forward to hearing from you!
LaToya - Seeking Work in Santa Maria

Hourly rate22.85 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I started watching my younger sister at the young age of 10. At 12 i began watching my young neighbors and children of my parents friends between the ages of 4 and 8. When i started high school i began watching infants and children of all ages. That is when I realized i was very good with young children and i chose to pursue it as a career. I am currently attending school to become a pediatric nurse. I also have been working with kids with mental disabilities for over a year. I love what i do and aspire to open my own group home in the future.
Bri - Seeking Work in Santa Maria

Hourly rate22.85 / hour

When I was 13 I started babysitting for a couple families. From then I I took the necessary classes in order to become a certified babysitter. I have probably baby sat for about 6 years and one family in particular I watched their kids for almost 3 years. Two of the children I watched since they were about one month old. During my babysitting career I also worked at a summer day camp program for 5 years. Here I worked as a staff member, playing with the children and doing arts and crafts. I really enjoyed this job and unfortunately it was only a summer job. I also have an 8 month year old nephew that I watch when my sister needs a babysitter. I have had a very eclectic age variation of the children I babysat.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Santa Maria, 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 Maria’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 Maria 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 Maria?
  • 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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