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Sabrin N.

She was amazing and exactly what we needed with our family. She very passionate with what she does and it’s her major. She makes sure baby’s safety is first and always stayed in good communication with us. We would have totally kept her but we moved. She’s definitely the one your looking for - Julie

Sofia R.

She took care of the kids while I had to work from home. She is a very kind and sweet girl. She works with kids very well and has great patience and love for them. If you are looking for a great sitter this is your best choice! - Siris

Courtney T.

Courtney always went above and beyond to treat our kids like family. Our son Ronan flourished under her care. She was always thinking of new activities and new outings to keep him entertained. We knew with Courtney Ronan was always in excellent hands and we could focus on whatever we needed. We only wish we could have taken Courtney with us when we moved out of state!!! - Katharine

How to Hire a Nanny in California

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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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