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Richelle H. - Seeking Work in Ventura

Hourly rate17.14 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I started taking care of my cousins when I was eight years old. I started babysitting on weekends, etc. when I was 12 and then I took care of children as a full time summer job when I was 13, 14, and 15. I took care of the three children across the street who where 3 weeks, 2 and 4 years when I started taking care of them. I continued taking care of children thru high school along with my other jobs to earn extra money. When my first two daughters were 2 and 3 years old I took care of two little boys who were also 2 and 3 years old. I potty trained one of them. I have taken care of children for friends and family for as long as I can remember. I raised four children and took care of my two granddaughters from birth until age 7 full time. They are now 10 and 12.
Donna N. - Seeking Work in Ventura

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

When I was 15 my mom gave birth to my sister. This had me be the only teen in the neighborhood who had infant experience; I was very busy. When my own children were born I was at ease and fully competent tending to their needs and raising them into healthy, caring, beautiful, productive adults. As a mature female I bring lots of love and patience, fun and creativity to each situation. Children learn through play; life should be happy. I am here to expand that, with children as well as adults. Cleaning? Cooking? Pets? No problem! In my own home as well as in others I prefer using natural cleaning products and eating as healthy as possible. In my quiet time I practice yoga, sew, write poetry, occasionally bead. I am fond of baking, gardening, walking and playgrounds. Exploring new things delights me. I am also a Master level Reiki practitioner. I am seeking a family who needs assistance in the form of extra heart, hands and help, preferably 20+ hours per week. I am available for live-in or live-out. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you.
Julie M. - Seeking Work in Ventura

Hourly rate14.28 / hour

Gosh where do I start... I have worked and been around kids my whole life. I currently work for Ojai Unified School District in Special Education. I work with kids of all ages specializing with autism. I write individual lesson plans and work daily with life skills. I have previously worked as a nanny for a wonderful family with four children aging from 3-11. I grocery shopped and prepared all means for the children. Drove the children to and from school and sports. Helped with homework and academics. Most importantly, provided the children with endless amounts of care and love, filled with countless park days and frequent visits to local libraries. Always taking advantage of what our local communities has to offer. Before becoming a Nanny, I was a lead two year old teacher at xx Preschool in Ventura.
Elizabeth R. - Seeking Work in Ventura

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have babysat for multiple families since I was 15. I also worked at an after-school daycare center for elementary school girls for a year, and volunteered there for another. There, I helped with homework, planned arts and crafts, did first-aid, and helped with supervision and safety.
Dana M. - Seeking Work in Ventura

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

I have worked with children of all ages for over 15 years in home child care and in personal homes for families. I have worked with kids ages newborn to teens and I am very hands on and enjoy helping with activities, schoolwork , and teaching in any way I can. I cooperate very well the parents requests and maintain a high respect for the job.
Carolyn S. - Seeking Work in Ventura

Hourly rate14.28 / hour
Hours (full-time or not)Full-time hours

For the past 6 years I have cared for a little girl since she was 4 months. She is now 6 years of age. I have been an asset to this family and I continue to have a close bond with them and their new twin baby boys. For 1,5 years I took care of another little girl since she was 1,5 years. She is now 3.5 years old. Earlier I cared for 3 boys (ages 2, 5 and 7) for 2.5 years, on a part time basis. I provide age appropriate creative play on a one to one basis with art projects, music appreciation, reading, educational activities including child development concepts. I provide meals and snacks, bath, neps and bedtime schedules. Care for all baby"s needs like bottles, dishes, toys, laundry, etc. Help them with home work, provide transportation to outside activities, sports, play groups, appointments, etc.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Ventura, 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 Ventura’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 Ventura 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 Ventura?
  • 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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