Palo Alto Child Care

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Samantha M.|Palo Alto, CA

$20-25/hr 9 yrs exp 27 yrs old

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I have been working in childcare since I was 18 years old. I have worked for the same family for about eight years. I started working for this family when their youngest boy was only 6 months old and their oldest was 3 years old. While working for this family I had the honor of watching these two boys grow into who they are today, and it has been such a heartwarming experience to watch their personalities bloom. Through working with this family I gained so many skills I can now take into all aspects of my life. I think the most important skill I have gained, is patience. Working with kids teaches you patience, because there is so much that kids don't know and so much they still have to learn. This is a skill that translates well into every single aspect of my life. I have also learned that although instant gratification can be great, sometimes what is even more rewarding is planting a seed and watching the seed grow.
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Reviewed by Alicia S. 5/5 stars
Sam was our nanny for 9 years, from the time my kids were 1 and 4. When they were little she changed their diapers, fed them and occasionally gave baths. When then were older she took them to the park, on walks, swimming lessons, sports and played games with them while she was at our house with them. She's very kind and we consider her one of the family. My kids think of her as a big sister rather than their baby sitter. Any family would be very lucky to have her as their nanny.
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Aurora S.|Palo Alto, CA

$30-50/hr 10 yrs exp 41 yrs old

Experienced, Dedicated, Hard-Working Nanny Looking For Full Time Work In September

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I am a mother of two who has over 15 years' experience caring for children of all ages. I have been working for the same family for over eight years, and now that their children are older, I am looking for a full-time, long-term position starting march 16 2020. For the right family, I am looking for morning Schedule Monday t Friday from 8:30 to 4:30, I can also drive children (CA License) from and to appointments and activities, and I have my own car. I am available to travel with the family for short term trips. I pride myself on being exceptionally caring, calm, warm, responsible, honest, energetic, and hard-working. I am happy to take care of light cleaning and children's laundry, and I work quickly and competently. I am happy to provide multiple excellent references, undergo a background check, and I do not smoke, drink, or engage in any other unhealthy habits. I am seeking stability and a long-term commitment to whatever family I work with next.
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Reviewed by Elizabeth L. 5/5 stars
Aurora was our nanny for over three years and continues to babysit for us regularly. Our three boys were between 0-6 when she was with us full time. We all miss having Aurora in the house everyday. She always shows up on time (or a few minutes early), 100% ready to jump in and help make whatever needs to happen, happen. She is proactive, efficient, reliable, responsible and so loving. We have three young, high-energy boys and Aurora kept pace with them no problem and with a smile on her face. She genuinely enjoys being with children, relating to them, caring for them, and playing with them. So many times, Aurora was on the floor playing Legos with the boys, outside digging in the dirt with construction vehicles, or sitting reading a book with all three kids curled up on her lap and around her. Additionally, Aurora was incredibly helpful with so many things around the house including kids laundry and dinner, and she made my life so much easier. Aurora is a gem.
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Nicole J.|Palo Alto, CA

$25-40/hr 10 yrs exp 31 yrs old

Professional Loving Nanny Seeing Long Term Full Time Position

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Hello! I am a mommy of two, I have been a nanny for 19 years. I owned and operated a day care for 5 years caring for infants from newborns through elementary age. I also worked at preschools and have experience working with all children, including children with disabilities. I am fluent in English and Spanish. I am well educated I enjoy singing songs, doing lots art, reading books, trips to the park, story time, museums. I treat your children as if they were my own with love care and responsibility. I believe in manners and learning from a young age so I will work hard to teach your children good manners numbers shapes colors and more! I am very open with communication as I believe it is the main key to a great relationship. I will always give you a full detailed review of how the day went and send pictures throughout the day :) I have my own car, tb test and CPR and first aid certifications. I can provide excellent references. I look forward to watching your little one grow!
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Reviewed by Robert M. 5/5 stars
Nicole is amazing! We were lucky enough to have her accept our offer to care for our little one. We felt so fortunate to have her. We are sad to have her move on to her next family. She is very experienced, will give you tips and advice, She is very friendly and cares about the family. She is always on time, rarely has a sick day, and very dependable. You know she will be there, you know she will provide excellent care and safety is her number one priority. We will miss her a lot! Whoever hires her will be extremely lucky!

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FAQs for finding child care in Palo Alto

How much does it cost to hire a child care provider in Palo Alto, CA?
Hiring someone on Care.com to provide child care services will cost an average of $21.75 per hour as of November 2020. This rate may vary depending on the experience each child care provider has, how many kids you will need them to watch, the age of your children, and whether you need part-time or full-time child care.
How can I find child care help near me?
Care.com currently has 223 child care providers Palo Alto, CA. You can search for caregivers by their distance from Palo Alto and by hourly pay rate. Then you can compare their experience, specific services they offer and what age groups of kids they specialize in caring for. You can also read reviews from other families in Palo Alto that have worked with the child care providers you're interested in.
What interview questions should I ask a child care provider?
You want to find a child care provider that will get along with your kids, but also follows many of the same parenting ideas you have. Structure your questions around how your kids behave in certain situations and what the provider thinks is the best action to take. And because there are plenty of activities to do in Palo Alto, you should ask questions about the fun things each child care provider would do to keep your kids happy and entertained. Finally, ask each provider about their past child care experience, references from other families in Palo Alto and if they are certified in first aid and CPR.