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Erin Shiroda
Santa Cruz$20/hr  |  3 yrs experience
I am a 27 year old female currently living and working as a nanny in the Bay Area. I’m originally from Wisconsin and relocated to California last June. I’m looking for a position in the South Bay-Santa Cruz area beginning in August or September. I’ve enjoyed working with children of all ages in many settings such as family homes, schools, summer camps, and community centers. I have experience and a passion for working with children with special needs including Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome and other physical and intellectual disabilities. I also had the opportunity of being a 1:1 English language tutor with a preschooler through Americorps and adored working with that age group. I would love to find a position working with one of these populations, but am open to another opportunity if it’s the right fit. Additionally, I am a cooking enthusiast and have studied nutrition so I’m more than happy to help with meal prep. Looking forward to finding a great family to work with!
Amanda Bloomfield
Santa Cruz$20/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi, my name is Amanda! I have 7 years experience as a preschool teacher and many more years of babysitting. I’ve been traveling in New Zealand and was lucky enough to nanny two adventurous children! I love the outdoors and messy art projects! I’d love to answer any questions that you have!
Linda Nguyen
Santa Cruz$20/hr  |  5 yrs experience
Hello!

My name is Linda. I'm a very sensitive, quiet, and kind person who likes to spend time meditating, reading, writing, doing yoga, being in nature. I have an undergraduate degree in English.

I have over tens years of babysitting and nannying experience, have taught English in a foreign country, and have been an au pair abroad.

I cherish children. I find them such magical beings with so much innocence and curiosity! They are very wise if we take the time to listen to them.

I am very interested in working with highly sensitive kids!
Jill Ferro
Santa Cruz$20/hr  |  15 yrs experience
Hi there, my name is Jill and I love caring for kids! My first job was as the neighborhood babysitter beginning when I was 11 yrs old. I took it very seriously and took CPR courses and had many families I worked for. I continued this until I was 17 and moved away. I began working as an instructional aide for children with Asperger’s who were mainstreamed in a regular classroom when I was 19 and did this for a few years. While doing so, I continued to babysit in my free time. I have also worked as a teacher in a home daycare and was mostly responsible for the youngest children. (Although I worked regularly with all ages.) I have a degree which began as an ECE major (so I have a lot of ECE units), but I changed my major to Nursing when I saw that so many of the teachers in the school I was working in were either being let go or were not making nearly enough to make ends meet. I thought it would be a more sound financial plan to change to a Nursing career. After being accepted into the Nursing program, I felt it wasn’t a good fit for me and was unhappy. I realized that my true passion is being with kids and I want to bring my knowledge and experience to my next job where I can enjoy watching children learn and grow (it truly gives me great satisfaction)! I’m a good choice because I know the appropriate activities to engage in with your child for their age and developmental stage. I love all ages of kids, as each brings their own fun surprises but I think my favorite is 6 months to 2 years. These years are so exciting to witness due to the incredible amount of growing and learning that’s taking place. It amazes me every time. I also think I’m a good choice because I come with the added bonus of all my pre-Nursing knowledge! I’m CPR certified too. I have current fingerprint/background check ready with a clearance number for you to check. New car, long time drivers license, and a perfect driving record.
Emma Alcaraz
Santa Cruz$20/hr  |  11 yrs experience
I am a mom and I am going to school to pursue nursing!
Jeremiah Dickinson
Santa Cruz$11/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
I love working with kids im only 15 but i have alot of experience with littler kids i used to watch my little cousins alot and i no what kids need im good with support fun and i no how to the descalate a situation pretty well.
Marina Anderson
Santa Cruz$22/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
Hi, My name is Marina and I have been working at a preschool as well as at an art school for children. I cared for and taught babies as young as two months old all the way up to early teens. I have brilliant references. I am an artist and a musician and I love teaching and caring for children. I'm kind of silly and playful and I have four acrobatic nephews and nieces, a bicycle and a car and often care for my friends puppy. I am very responsible and nurturing. I would love to meet your family for an interview and care for your children.
Jocelyne G.
Santa Cruz$22.85/hr  |  < 1 yr experience
My experience has been with children between 7 months - 13 yrs old but I'm comfortable with all ages. I've had experience helping with homework, prepping food, bathing, helping with sleep/putting to bed, playing sports, changing diapers, reading, light housecleaning, petsitting while babysitting and arts/crafts. Think it's important to provide children with fun, safe & enriched environment.
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Lucy T.

Considerate and dependable. Being a mother herself, she knows the responsibility and the time it takes to care for children, as well as whatever household tasks need to be completed. - Garrett

Kimberly E.

It was a pleasure working with Kim. She has a great personality and easy to get along with. Her customer service skills are outstanding always goes above and beyond to make sure she gets the job done. She is also a very reliable person always showing up on time ready for work. - Alejandra Jasso

Kimberly E.

Kimberly is great with children! She has several siblings that’s she has baby sat. Also my friends kids she is great with because they love her. - Haley

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How to Hire a Nanny in Santa Cruz, CA

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Understand Nanny Responsibilities in Santa Cruz, 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 Cruz 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 Cruz? 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 Cruz?
  • 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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