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Mika K. - Seeking Work in Santa Maria

11.44 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello, my name is Mika and I am very much interested in caring for your precious children. As a mother myself, I understand the scientism associated with searching for a care giver, but with me, you can feel rest assured and set all of your worries aside. In addition to volunteer experience in my church's nursery, I am educated in the development and physical/emotional needs of children. I currently am enrolled completely online at Grand Canyon with the hopes of obtaining a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. These classes are 100% online and will not conflict with my availability. In addition, I will be taking sign language at xx in the fall on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 5:50pm. Although this does conflict with my availability, it would be a great opportunity to teach your children sign language as I learn.
Stephanie G. - Seeking Work in Santa Maria

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Interact and care effectively for the needs of children, including in health, hygiene and safety Develop play-based curriculum Lead craft sessions with children aged 2+ Coordinate sports/activities Write monthly center newsletter Foster relationships with children and parents from diverse cultural backgrounds and build community involvement Work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers.
Julia  S. - Seeking Work in Santa Maria

14.28 / hour

Live -out Nanny for newborn for 3+ yrs. Mother's helper to 2 other families at same time. Many, Many yrs. childcare experience! I was also a single mom(she's an adult now) and mentor to many others.
Bailee F. - Seeking Work in Santa Maria

11.88 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been working with children from newborn to jr.high age for over 5 years. I love kids so much! I'm very creative and love coming up with crafts. I try to limit kids on screen time and enjoy spending more time reading, socializing, and outside. I've worked with children who have disabilities and I am comfortable watching children if they are sick.
Alexis C. - Seeking Work in Santa Maria

11.33 / hour
Full-time hours

Always had a fantastic experience. Was able to teach kids different chores arts and crafts and stuff for school.
Elizabeth  P. - Seeking Work in Santa Maria

15.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 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.
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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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