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Judith N.|Santa Monica, CA

$30-40/hr 10 yrs exp 53 yrs old

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Hello, My name is Judy and I have over 20 years of experience caring for children of all ages ranging from newborn - teen. I am awesome with all ages and have worked with families that have four and five children ranging from newborn - teen. I also have worked with families that just have one newborn. I am awesome with all ages and am very passionate about what I do. I am especially great with newborns and have had one in almost every job I have had. I really enjoy taking kids on outings to parks, museums, aquariums, the beach and age appropriate classes. I also love to get down on the floor at their level and play games with them, read, teach abc's and sing songs. I also love taking babies to story times at the local libraries!
Reviewed by Jackie F. 5/5 stars
Judy started caring for our son when he was three months old. Having Judy from the start would have made those first few months much easier. I would not hesitate to recommend Judy's services to anyone. She is truly an infant care specialist. Judy brought so much harmony to our home. I had a fussy, spirited baby who often loudly rejected anyone other than me, but he bonded with Judy immediately. Her nurturing extended to our entire family and her kindness was like a balm for me during those early sleep-deprived days. She offered so many helpful tips that I found invaluable as a first time mother. She offered advice for everything from feeding to sleep training while always being respectful of my parenting decisions. The transition to motherhood can be hard and having someone with Judy's skills and knowledge nearby to assist was amazing. She was always available by phone or text whenever I had a question or needed support. Our son adores Judy. We are moving and I wish we could bring her!
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Whitney W.|Santa Monica, CA

$20-45/hr 10 yrs exp 33 yrs old

Whitney - The Ultimate Caregiver!

Hello families! My name is Whitney, more commonly known as the "babysitter extraordinaire" (self proclaimed ;)!!!!). I have my own car and am able to travel. I have been working in early education as a preschool teacher for almost 10 years. Naturally, with so much clientele from my classrooms it was simple to make the transition from full-time teacher to full time nanny. 5 years ago I resigned as an infant/toddler teacher in Torrance part time in the mornings and as an after-school program leader in the afternoon for a school district so I could pursue household management/nanny full time. That being said, I have tons of experience under my belt with a wide variety of ages and backgrounds. I have worked professionally in the childcare industry at a corporate level for 8 years and I have not looked back since. I could not have picked a better career and working daily with children has had such a refining effect on my attitude towards life. I started nannying part time for many of the families at the schools I was employed at and have since gained many STELLAR references available upon request, from both the families and supervisors I have worked with in the past. I am CPR and First Aid certified and working in preschools I have become skilled in the art of working for moms of all sorts of personalities (and you know how picky you "first time moms" can be... hehe) BUT, I always mesh well with the dear moms I work for. I'm a trooper and I love to make my moms happy. I have great relationships with every family I have worked for because I'm professional and experienced, but most of all I love what I do. I'm excited to hear from you all!

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FAQs for finding child care in Santa Monica

How much does it cost in 2021 to hire a child care provider in Santa Monica, CA?
Hiring someone on Care.com to provide child care services will cost an average of $19.00 per hour as of April 2021. 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 277 child care providers Santa Monica, CA. You can search for caregivers by their distance from Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica 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 Santa Monica, 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 Santa Monica and if they are certified in first aid and CPR.