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Lisa G. - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara
Lisa Giordani
Santa Barbara$15/hr  |  1 yrs experience
My name is Lisa Giordani, I am a student working towards my associates degree in nursing/science (ADN). I am not fluent in Spanish yet I did complete two semesters of college level Spanish. My patience, understanding and work ethic set me apart from others. The natural urge to nurture is what drives my passion to care for others. The ability to improvise, adapt, and overcome allows me to provide quality care for your children.
Makayla C. - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara
Makayla Campbell
Santa Barbara$15/hr  |  4 yrs experience
Hello, I’m Makayla Campbell
I’m a college student and in need for a job! I have years of experience in babysitting and this summer I was a beach lifeguard and have my CPR and first aid certification. I'm very good with children and am a perfectionist! I love the outdoors and Ive grown up on the beach.
Ashley  P. - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara
Ashley Prince
Santa Barbara$18/hr  |  4 yrs experience
My name is Ashley I’m 19 and I will be attending SBCC in the spring (January 2020) I have many years of experience with children of all ages as well as special needs. I am not CPR certified but am willing to change that if a family prefers. I feel I’ve learned from the best, my mom owned a daycare in Houston Texas for 15 years! I have lots of references.
Britney J. - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara
Britney Jimenez
Santa Barbara$12/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Born and raised in Santa Barbara. I have been on and off attending school at SBCC to receive my AA's in administration of justice and child development. I have a full time job DT with flexible hours. I've watched kids for over nine years now, ranging from newborn to 16 years old. I've taken care of multiple kids at once, changing diapers, cooking food, coming up with fun activities, helping with school work, driving kids to and from school/outside activities. I love doing laundry, dishes, etc. Ive had a family of three girls that I cared for many years. Their parents travel so I would stay in home and take care of them for weekends at a time.
My mom ran a daycare center at our house when I was younger. I was always her little helper, changing diapers, making lunch, or putting all the younger kids down for naps. We did it for many years so this is where I get my love for kids from. I have many friends /family with newborns so I am always the first one they call if they need help:)
Alexis M. - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara
Alexis Martin
Santa Barbara$20/hr  |  5 yrs experience
Hi! My name is Alexis. I am 23 years old, and graduated from Cal Poly last spring. I have nannied/ babysat four children for the past five years who are currently ages 4, 7, 9, and 13. I have been babysitting since I was 14. I was raised by my grandparents, so there was always an abundance of kids running around! My nannying responsibilities included driving the children to their activities, making meals, helping with homework, and putting the kids to bed. During the days I would either take the children to a park or the beach to keep them active. I am able to handle chaotic situations!
Blake D. - Seeking Work in Santa Barbara
Blake Dodge
Santa Barbara$18/hr  |  3 yrs experience
Hi there! my name is Blake Dodge I have worked in the childcare field for more than six years now. I have traveled all over the world, teaching English as a Second Language and being a full time nanny. I recently moved back to the USA with my husband and our two dogs. I bring multiple years of experience in full time child care of all ages and situations, my foreign speaking and teaching skills, My CPR+First Aid Certification from the RED CROSS, and my delight of helping a child grow and thrive in their young lives. I have many diverse skills such as music literacy, and crafting along with an excellent driving record.

I'm looking forward to hearing if I could be a good fit for your family.
-Blake
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Mila O. - Seeking Work in Martinez
Mila O.

She was absolutely amazing with my kids. She is the sweetest person you’ll ever meet and you’d be lucky to have her as your sitter/nanny! 10/10 recommend! - Andrey

Mila O. - Seeking Work in Martinez
Mila O.

Mila works hard, dictated to learning and growing. She is open and honest person. Goes above and beyond when she needs to. - Tami

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Judie H.

Judie worked part time for me for several years. I could always depend on her to give my children the best care. She was a positive influence in their lives. From day to day activities, light housekeeping, transportation to homework help. I knew when I came home everything would be taken care of. - Lisa

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How to Hire a Nanny in Santa Barbara, CA

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Understand Nanny Responsibilities in Santa Barbara, CA

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.

Santa Barbara 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 Santa Barbara? 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 Santa Barbara?
  • Do you have a driver’s license in CA? 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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