San Rafael Child Care

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Average rate: $19.50/hr
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Diana K.|San Rafael, CA

$20-30/hr 10 yrs exp

Infant/Toddler Care--Nanny/Mother's Helper - Preferably 32-40 Hours Per Week

Avg response < 16 hrs
Looking for trustworthy, reliable, loving, nurturing, protective care for your infant or toddler? Recently retired, and mother of 5, I am using my work-life energy toward caring for children. Recent experience with newborns, and children to age 6. I am CPR/First Aid certified, immunizations current, as well as, Hep B and TB neg; clean DMV record, clear Preferred background check, excellent references, college education (nutrition and child development). Mature, energetic, well-organized, efficient, I provide 'family support' (laundry, light housekeeping, child's meal preparation). I enjoy walks to the park, exploring new things, can teach child to sign, love to read to, sing and dance with your child as he/she develops into his/her own person. My rate is $20-35/hr depending on needs and age/number of children. FT/PT or date night. I do not transport unless you provide car. Please contact me if you think I might be a fit for your family. THANK YOU!
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Reviewed by Vanessa L. 5/5 stars
Our family (two kids, ages 4 and 6) has worked with Diana for four years as a babysitter for date nights and beyond. She immediately captured our hearts with her great care of our children and has been like an extended member of our family ever since. Aside from being punctual, responsible, super experienced and great with children, Diana regularly brings books and toys that she collects for the kids, to give them something new to read or play with and keep the kids engaged. She prepares meals for the kids with ease and finds her way around our kitchen with no needed assistance. And, whenever we return home, our house looks immaculate with all of the toys put away, dishes cleaned and countertops cleared -- always better than we left it! We have loved working with Diana, and our kids always look forward to her visits!!

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Mariposa Bilingual School

1879 2nd. Street, San Rafael, CA

Costimate: $387/wk

Mariposa Bilingual School is a Spanish language immersion program with the full educational benefits of a traditional preschool and is customized for children from 10 months to 5 years old. Mariposa offers a variety of flexible, year-round enrollment options to meet the individual needs and goals of children and their families. Our program was modeled after a highly successful, activity-based immersion program and perfected over many years through the experiences of thousands of students. Our goal is to help families open their children's minds to new cultures, embrace diversity, and fully prepare children to enter kindergarten.

Our teachers spend one-on-one time to help children learn language, math, science, social studies and music by incorporating games, art, music, dance, reading, writing, imaginative play, and other stimulating activities into the lessons. Whether at the art table with friends or singing and dancing on our stage, your child will have a wonderful time at Mariposa while learning Spanish.

Spanish Story-time
Saturdays 10:00 am - 10:30 am
For children 0-4 and their parent or caregiver.Talk,read and sing in Spanish.No registration required.Parents /caregivers are expected to stay with children during all story-time sessions.Free
Reviewed by Sarah S 5/5 stars
Mariposa is a truly amazing preschool and the owner, Patty, is amazing as well. She cares so deeply for the kids at the school. Our daughter is 21 months and has been attending for the past 5 months and has made the best connections with the other children and her teachers. We adore the other parents as well. It's just a real winner all around.

FAQs for finding child care in San Rafael

How much does it cost to hire a child care provider in San Rafael, CA?
Hiring someone on to provide child care services will cost an average of $19.50 per hour as of August 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? currently has 152 child care providers San Rafael, CA. You can search for caregivers by their distance from San Rafael 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 San Rafael 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 San Rafael, 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 San Rafael and if they are certified in first aid and CPR.