J.R. asks from North Hollywood, CA on April 29, 2008
Seeking Nanny - North Hollywood,CA
i am looking for a nanny for my 7mnth old son. I would really want to find someone amazing,loving and trusting. Anyone know anyone??? Thanks for your time and input.
A.T. answers from Los Angeles on June 17, 2008
I just posted and ad and came across yours. I will paste mine below, and if you are interested, please let me know by phone or email. Thanks!
Full time Nanny Share in Venice/Santa Monica area. Available mid-July. Our nanny has cared for two children from different families for the last 5+ years, adding up to 5 families altogether. She comes highly recommended through good friends. My son smiles at me when I drop him off with her! She is wonderful, full of playful energy, has a very even keel. She takes the kids to the park every day. Sometimes two parks in one day! She visits the library, mommy-n-me classes in English and/or Spanish, and she does it all on foot with a double stroller. She would take care of your child full time and mine only 15-20 hrs per week. the social interactions are so valuable! Her fee flexes depending on time with two kids vs time with one. She will come to your house, and I drop off my 10 month old son with her during her hours. Your house is preferably in the Venice/Santa Monica area. Our current situation works very well for us, but the other boy (now nearly 2) is going to day care starting in July. It's time for a new adventure! If you are interested to know more about us, please call me ("Alex"andra) at ###-###-####.
M.F. answers from Los Angeles on May 04, 2008
I hope you found someone, but if not, check this website http://www.domesticreferralservices.com
It is free and it might be helpful.
S.L. answers from Los Angeles on May 06, 2008
I am also looking for a nanny - I'm actually on my 3rd now and she's leaving to have a baby and not coming back. This is the most difficult thing ever - finding a stranger to take care of your most precious thing ever. My past nanny's I've found thru various services - check a book called City Baby LA - they have lots of services to choose. It's expensive but worth it since they do the background checks and so forth.
K.D. answers from Los Angeles on April 30, 2008
I wish you much luck in your search. Unfortunately I never found anyone suitable that we could afford. We took a hard look at our finances and decided that I was the best and most affordable care giver for our only child. So I became a stay-at-home mom. After our daughter started kindergarten, I launched my own business from home so that I could fulfill my career needs while still filling that all important mom role. I run Vantage Point Creations (www.vantagepointcreations.com) and would love to do a portrait of your son at some point in the future.
As far as agencies go... if you are willing to sign a one or two year contract, do lots of research with the BBB of the ones in your area before you sign. It usually takes 2-3 weeks to interview people and then about 2 weeks to train someone before you leave them alone with your child.
All my best wishes for you.