San Diego Nanny Jobs Perfect For College Students

San Diego Nanny Jobs Perfect For College Students

You’ve started college, and you’re looking to make some extra cash. But with a schedule that’s changing with each new semester, how are you supposed to find a decent job? Have you tried searching the many San Diego nanny jobs available? I know what you’re thinking. How can I watch kids and go to school? Depending on how many units you’re taking, you need extra time for class and homework. And this varies depending on if you’re a part-time or full-time student. However, even if you’re a full-time student, there are still tons of San Diego nanny jobs for you to explore that can fit your schedule. So, here’s just a few reasons why college students should look at San Diego nanny jobs to make some extra cash. 5 Reasons why college students should look for San Diego nanny jobs 1. Flexible schedules A full-time college schedule can be time-consuming. San Diego nanny jobs provide the luxury of a flexible schedule. Looking to work during the summer? Families in San Diego are always looking for a summer nanny. There are also other flexible schedules in babysitting and newborn specialist jobs. 2. Great Pay Need some extra cash in your pocket? Maybe you’re struggling to pay for school supplies or those hefty college fees. Either way, college life can be expensive. Becoming a nanny means you can finally afford those extra nights out. Nanny pay rates are excellent in San Diego and depend on the services needed. 3. Work Experience Most nanny and babysitting agencies do require previous experience working with children. You can always start with family and friends. Gather some references,...
5 Ways San Diego Nannies Keep Children Learning Over Summer Break

5 Ways San Diego Nannies Keep Children Learning Over Summer Break

The “summer slide” and what it means for your child You may be asking yourself, what is the “summer slide”? Is it a fun new attraction in San Diego? A rentable toy for a summer birthday party? Well, it’s not. In fact, the “summer slide” refers to the unfortunate summer learning loss that happens to students during summer break. According to a study, students are experiencing academic regression anywhere from 20 to 50 percent and “losing a greater proportion of their school year gains each year as they grow older.” I know what you’re thinking. My child could lose 50% of what they learned during the summer break? Now you’re feeling stressed and wondering what you can do. You’re working full-time and don’t have time to plan fun activities AND educate. Don’t worry. There are many ways you (and your nanny) can encourage learning opportunities that also preserve the skills learned in school. I’m sure you’ll agree with me that summer is about having fun and taking a much-deserved break from school. However, there are many creative ways to avoid losing skills learned while still having fun. Even if you don’t have your summer nanny hired yet, this article gives some ways to overcome the “summer slide” and keep children learning over the summer break. How San Diego nannies help children overcome the “summer slide” 1. Reading (and writing) adventures Summer reading program/book club. Reading just 15 to 30 minutes a day can improve a child’s reading skills. Create a book club or reading program (with rewards) and keep a book in your kid’s hands this summer. Inspire creativity through writing. Enhance writing skills by creating a scrapbook/journal about their favorite...
7 Effective Healthy Eating Habits for Kids (and Parents)

7 Effective Healthy Eating Habits for Kids (and Parents)

7 healthy eating habits for kids of all ages So your kid won’t eat the pile of greens on their plate, what’s new? They pass the mound of vegetables every time, hoping you don’t notice. But, you do, and you’re getting frustrated. Don’t worry; you’re not alone. This unavoidable struggle of finding (and maintaining) healthy eating habits for kids happens with all children. Any parent who tells you otherwise is lying. Between balancing work and your home, you’re realizing you need to step up your game in the healthy eating department. But, you’re already rushing out the door every morning and too tired to prepare a healthy meal every night, let alone sit there trying to make them eat it. To combat your busy schedules, some parents hire nannies for transportation, date nights, vacations, or that constant household mess. But, nannies can also help with snacks, lunches, dinner, and basic healthy eating habits for kids and parents too. We’ve scoured the internet and compiled 7 effective healthy eating habits for kids. These tips work for children of all ages. Parents can even take a bite out of these (pun intended). 1. Parents, stop buying junk food (or at least hide it better) Okay, so this first tip sounds easier said than done. We all love munching on cookies or inhaling ice cream now and then. And I’m sure we’ve all been grocery shopping with kids that suddenly see the Paw Patrol macaroni or bright colored packs of sweets. It’s no wonder they are attracted to it, honestly. Every parent has gone through this. So I repeat, you are not alone. Parents need to fight the...
5 Reasons You Need a Summer Nanny In San Diego

5 Reasons You Need a Summer Nanny In San Diego

Summer is almost here. With the kids soon-to-be out of school, you’re frantically wondering how you’re going to balance work and the kids on summer break. Summer camps typically only last a short time, definitely not all summer long. Your daily routine is about to be upended. So, who’s going to help with transportation to and from summertime camps, sports practices, and the multitude of activities that are going to be thrown at you this summer? Hire a summer nanny in San Diego!!! You’re in luck because this is the perfect time to start looking for your summer nanny in San Diego! Summer nannies in San Diego are never in short supply. However, if you wait till the last minute, you might have trouble finding the perfect fit. Most nannies like to know their summer plans ahead of time. With that said, start looking now! The majority of families start looking in May. So, quickly fill out our family application, and you can be that much closer to hiring your summer nanny Still not sure if you need a summer nanny? Here are the top reasons why every busy family in San Diego needs to hire a summer nanny. Top reasons you should hire a summer nanny in San Diego 1. A nanny allows for a flexible summer schedule. You may have kids who are getting older and want to spend the summer relaxing at home. After all, they deserve a much-needed break from their strict routines. On the other hand, maybe your kids want to attend that fun summer camp- again. They want to take up baseball or finally, learn how...
11 Nanny Interview Questions Every Family Should Ask

11 Nanny Interview Questions Every Family Should Ask

Are you interviewing a potential nanny soon? You may be wondering what kind of nanny interview questions to ask during the interview. Should you ask more professional questions or more personal ones? After all, your future nanny will be watching your children. How much more personal can it get? If you’re one of those parents who researches everything, just like me, then you’re in luck. These questions are in no specific order. Instead, they will provide basic question ideas as a guide when conducting your nanny interviews. We’ve even provided a link to our full nanny interview questions guide. Here are some basic nanny interview questions every family should ask Why do you want to be a nanny? What was your last childcare experience like, and why did it end? How much experience do you have working with children? Have you ever handled an emergency? If so, what was it, and how did you handle it? What do you consider your strengths as a nanny? What certifications do you have? Additional nanny interview questions  What are your thoughts on discipline? How do you feel about housekeeping or traveling with the children (if applicable)? What values are most important to you? How might you help my children learn? Are you familiar with the area? Having these nanny interview questions handy will help you feel confident during the interview process. Find here our full printable guide of helpful nanny interview questions used by our agency. Here’s a bonus tip. After meeting a nanny that you are interested in, you should always call the references to give you peace of mind. Keep in mind; we...

5 Fun and Easy Craft Ideas for Kids

What’s your go-to craft when watching kids? Every nanny (and babysitter) should have at least a few fun kids craft ideas in their back pocket. Luckily, tons of blogs provide insights to keep the little ones busy. A first-time nanny or experienced nanny can find use in these 5 fun and easy craft ideas for kids (and more). So, let’s dive in. 5 Fun and Easy Craft Ideas for Kids   1. Book Monsters  Kids love making silly faces, so why not make reading time fun too? Grab construction paper (or yesterday’s newspaper) and let’s make paper crafts. These fun bookmark monsters from Easy Peasy and Fun are simple and creative. Want more paper craft ideas? Check out 27 perfect paper crafts for kids from Red Tricycle.       2. DIY Mini Pompom Monsters  These cute mini pompom monsters idea from Marie at DIYAdulation.com is sure to keep the little ones entertained. Few materials needed for this fun craft. We did this craft in under 10 minutes, and the kids loved it! Marie has more craft ideas on her website here.           3. Homemade Squishes  Get creative and make these easy silly homemade squishies from RedTedArt.com. Paper, sponge, or foam options as materials are available. More home crafts for all ages are located on their website here.           4. Painted Rocks  Become a rock painting artist with 20+ ideas for Painted Rocks from craftsbyamanda.com. Get creative depending on the size and shape of the rocks. Then, set them up as garden decor when done. Check out craftsbyamanda.com for more craft ideas for kids.       5. Last Minute Mother’s Day Crafts Help...