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Andrea M. - Seeking Work in Modesto
Andrea M.

She is a super sweet girl, she was amazing with my three kids. She was their nanny for two years for unfortunately she moves to a different city. She was always on time and helped a lot - Rosy Romero

Afshin B. - Seeking Work in Rocklin
Afshin B.

Afshin was a great nanny to my son! She was very interactive, patient and responsible. My son loved when she would come cover and I felt comfortable leaving her with him as a first time mom. I would definitely recommend Afshin to anyone needing childcare. - Rosie

Babi M. - Seeking Work in Mountain House
Babi M.

She is helpful and care a lot, not only for the children but the hole family! Very easy to talk and fast learning person, all the time she was with our family she was with 100% attention on us. Was a pleasure to have her not only as nanny but a friend for our family. She is really lovely and warming, any kid likes to be around her. She is the best! - Amy P.

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What’s the average cost of a nanny in California?

The average cost of a nanny in California is $17.75 per hour. The cost of a nanny is dependent on the nanny’s experience, qualifications and location.
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How to Hire a Nanny in California

Nanny Lane is a nanny website to help you find a nanny in your area. Our nanny services include background checks, nanny contracts, and nanny payroll.

Understand Nanny Responsibilities in California

Before beginning the search for a nanny, it’s important to understand what you’re looking for and if a nanny is the right choice for your child care needs. In hiring a nanny, first, you should think through what responsibilities you expect your nanny to handle. With that information, you can create a profile so that nannies can reach out to you. The boundaries for nannies duties vary from family to family. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met, including things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active. When tasks go beyond child care, for example, housekeeping or meal preparation, it’s good practice to communicate these expectations with your nanny before hiring them. Along with the different duties that you ask for, experience and location can impact how much you should pay your nanny.

California Nanny Interviews

Once you start connecting with prospective nannies, the next step is a nanny interview. To make things a bit easier, here’s a list of some nanny interview questions to consider asking:

  • Do you have experience being a nanny?
  • 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 in California? Do you have experience being a live in nanny?
  • Are you open to being a nanny in a nanny share?
  • Do you have any references?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR in California?
  • Do you have a California driver’s license? Do you own a car?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you open to being paid through direct-deposit, pay stubs?
  • What are your expectations around over-time pay and vacation time?

During the hiring process, it’s essential to ask for references, and by asking their references questions you gain a better understanding of they will fit in your family. As you get closer to hiring a nanny, be sure to run a background check to ensure your kids are in good hands. When evaluating a prospective nanny, it’s essential to make sure you’re setting the foundation for a good relationship with your nanny. You can do this by being clear about your expectations around nanny responsibilities and compensation, and of course, by being friendly and welcoming! And of course, as you learn how to hire a nanny, Nanny Lane's nanny services are here to help you along the way.

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