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...
San Diego Nanny Pay Rates

San Diego Nanny Pay Rates

Not sure how much to pay your new nanny? Lots of things go into factoring nanny pay rates including the number of children, duties, experience, and hours. Whether you need help deciding pay or if you are a nanny and not sure your worth, we’re here to help. Here are some fine-tuned details about San Diego nanny pay rates to help you get started! On average On average, a nanny with 3 years experience makes a minimum of $16-18 per hour for 1 child and $18-$20 for 2 children. This usually occurs weekly or biweekly. If you do decide to go this route, make sure to detail specific hours in your contract. Nanny pay rates depend on what the job entails Depending on what the job duties and responsibilities entail, the pay rate average can change. This should come at no surprise. For instance, some tasks include housekeeping or driving. These extra duties can make the pay rate go up to $23 per hour. Also, most nannies will expect gas reimbursements or a gas allowance if their job entails driving the kids around. Other pay rate specifics to consider Hiring a nanny, especially a full-time nanny, is like hiring an employee for your family. This means that most will expect certain benefits. Most nannies also have a minimum one week paid vacation per year with 3-5 sick days and some paid holidays off. However, all this should be discussed prior to employment and while creating a nanny contract. Fortunately, there is a 3-month “probation” period, where families can test drive their new nanny. We also provide our families with a one-year satisfaction guarantee. Keep in mind...

San Diego Nanny Versus Crying Child

Being a San Diego nanny has its rough days. Children have uncontrollable emotions, and we need to be there to help sort them out. No matter what age the child is, there will most definitely come a time when you will face sudden emotions. At any given moment, that happy, full of excitement and energy child you care for can tear up without any apparent reason. Knowing how to respond to the little one can make all the difference. So, we’ve thought of some tips to help nannies, babysitters, and parents when trying to console a crying child. 3 Tips for responding to a crying child Tip #1: Sometimes crying doesn’t always mean the child is sad, especially in babies. For infants, crying is their only form of communication. Their tiny tears could mean a variety of different things including hunger, sleepiness, or having a wet diaper (just to name a few). So, always check the basics first and if all is clear, move on to other techniques in hopes to stop the crying. Tip #2: Stay Calm. A screaming crying child can be stressful but it is important for you as the nanny (or parent) to stay calm during this emotional rollercoaster. If you are stressed, the child will be stressed too. Sit down to their level and do some breathing exercises to help calm the mood. Tip #3: Listen. Ask them what is wrong and then LISTEN. Don’t try to negotiate or tell them how to solve their problems, just be there. Taking the time to listen to a child and show them you care makes all the difference....
San Diego Nannies Teach Children Values

San Diego Nannies Teach Children Values

Not only do nannies clean the house and help with homework, but San Diego Nannies teach children values. Nannies are role models, while also teaching and shaping little minds all day. Being a nanny means you have certain characteristics, morals, values, wisdom, and expertise in child care can help parents raise smart, caring, and amazing children. Therefore, having a nanny can help teach your children important values that will follow them into adulthood. Luckily, some character traits seem to be born with our children such as love, kindness, curiosity, creativity, and humor. So, we have created a list of several other values that are important to teach children and fortunately, having a nanny increases the chances of children exhibiting these values early on. Nannies Teach Children Values Honesty. Lets face it, sometimes children lie. It’s important teach children the importance of honesty and why lying is wrong. Nannies help parents by extending this value around others instead of just with family. Generosity. Sharing is caring. Nannies model generosity when they are kind and when they share. Gratitude. We all want to teach our children to say “please” and “thank you”. San Diego nannies can teach children to show their innate kindness by showing them how to be grateful. Respect. A child’s respect for their nanny will transgress into their respect for others. Empathy. Nannies teach empathy by talking to children about their feelings. Connecting one’s behavior to feelings they may have is an important tool to learn at an early age. Fortunately, children have an innate ability to empathize and care for others, so nature is on our side. Forgiveness. We teach our children to say “sorry” when necessary because it teaches...
Boost Your San Diego Nanny Resume

Boost Your San Diego Nanny Resume

So you’ve decided to become a nanny. You already know that perks of being nanny and the major qualities of a good nanny. Now, you may be wondering how you can give your San Diego nanny resume an extra boost. Well, you are in luck because we have come up with some  helpful tips to boost your San Diego nanny resume and find that perfect fit. San Diego Nanny Resume Tips 1) Customize your resume. Use keywords that relate to the type of nanny job that you are hoping to land! Unlike an ordinary resume, it’s recommended that you put your availability right on your nanny resume. Having a flexible schedule is important. However, if you are looking for only part-time, its a good idea to mention it. 2) Get Certified! There are MANY training courses and certifications available that will boost your nanny career and won’t break your bank! Some certifications are recommended and preferred by families before getting hired. These could include CPR and first aid, for example. Remember, always bring proof of these certifications with you to an interview. 3) Make transportation an option. Most families in San Diego will be looking for a nanny that can help with transportation. If you are willing to be an on-the-go nanny, make sure your car registration, drivers license, and car insurance are valid. Don’t forget to state this on your resume. Bringing proof of these documents to an interview can boost your chances of getting the job right on the spot. 4) Update your references. Make sure your nanny (and babysitting) references are updated with contact information and a brief description of all...