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Leslie
Currently living in: Burbank, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I helped out at the nursery at the church I was attending on weekends in 2002. I became a nanny in 2003. I cared her from infancy until I moved to California in 2013. I provided house sitting and cat sitting services for a week at a time last summer and the summer prior for the same family. Then I .
denisse
Currently living in: Los Angeles California, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

i've always worked as a part time nanny
Geraldine
Currently living in: Reseda, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

20 yrs experience children all ages, multiple babies twins, feeding , bathing, reading, singing, walking, and entertaining with activities.
Kaitlyn
Currently living in: Roseville, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Been a Career Nanny for over 6 years, as well as a Newborn Care Specialist and Postpartum Doula. I enjoy working with children of all ages and am extremely qualified and flexible to fit any families needs.
Victoria
Currently living in: Martinez, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I've worked with infants/toddlers for 11 years, starting with volunteering at my church nursery & daycare when I was 9 years old.
Maritza
Currently living in: Rancho Cordova, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I prefer to work with newborns and younger children, so that I can instil proper manners and life skills. It also helps in teaching another language.
Daphna
Currently living in: Laguna Niguel, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hi, my name is Daphna. I have over 15 years of experience working with children. My mother, sister, and I ran our own in-home daycare for 10 years. I was also a Child Care Attendant at xx for 7 years. I have reliable transportation; I am a responsible, prompt, trustworthy, fun and friendly person wh
Andrea
Currently living in: San Jose, CA
Available to Start: 2017-05-01

Even though I do not have any professional experience or training in childcare, I have plenty of experience with taking care of my own children (26 years), who are all grown up now, and babysitting for friends and family throughout all those years. I have experience with every age. As for
Sophia
Currently living in: Petaluma , CA
Available to Start: 2017-07-13

Until June when the kids start daycare to help the boy twins IBS from stress of being at home without parents. I have been nannying full time their now 7 month old and twin three year olds with my 2 year old daughter. From 8-5:30. I get them dressed feed them go on outings. Put them down for a nap .
Mary
Currently living in: North Hollywood, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Babysitting/nanny part time on and off the last 3 years
Ashley
Currently living in: Somerset, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I've been working with children for the past 6+ years. Most of that has been babysitting, but for the past two years i've been getting into nannying. I have also been a Sunday school teacher for 3+ years, working with infants-middle school.
Bethany
Currently living in: Pleasanton, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

As an in-home childcare provide, I have worked several jobs as an au pair or demi pair with many different age groups and levels of responsibility. In general, as I become more experiences, by responsibilities have grown.
Champagne
Currently living in: Elk Grove, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Caring for children has been my passion since I was young. I love it because everyday is different and new, it's amazing being apart of a childs learning and growing.
Gemma
Currently living in: Richmond, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I started mother's helping when I was eleven, babysitting when I was thirteen, and I worked during the summers at a daycare for four years.
Cindy
Currently living in: Menifee, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked with kids and families my whole life. I love helping families become the best that they can be. I have worked with children of all ages and all abilities. For the past several years I have been working with families that have both special needs children and neuro-typical children. I ..
Natalie
Currently living in: Whittier, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

While working on my BA in Child Development, I was mainly working with infants and toddlers (about 4 years). Occasionally, I'd work with school-aged children during those years and more recently (past 2 years and currently) I work with school-aged boys.
Corey
Currently living in: San Diego, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Nanny for 3 minor children, one was 5 months w old when I started and one was 13. Then they had another one when there toddler was 4, I added him into my day at approximately 4 months
Alia
Currently living in: Malibu, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hello! I am a mother of two boys (ages 4 and 7) who is looking for occasional nanny work when they are either at school or with their father. In addition to my immersion training in childcare from being a full time stay at home parent up until recently, I am now a part time preschool teacher working
Courtney
Currently living in: San Francisco, CA
Available to Start: 2017-04-05

8 years full time nannying, live in and out for infants, children, and teens! I'm fully knowledgable in RIE and CLW, and have worked with high end and high profile families, traveled internaitonally and nationally with families, and work with household staff.
Corey
Currently living in: San Diego, CA
Available to Start: 2017-04-01

Mother of 3 Private nanny
Kirsty
Currently living in: Lancaster, CA
Available to Start: 2017-04-01

Not only have I grown up raising my siblings, I have worked professionally for two years in caregiving and nannying.
Julie
Currently living in: Sherman Oaks, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Fun, loving and very active! I'm a graduate of Bridgewater State University with a bachelors in History and I'm currently studying enology & viticulture. I love children and I'm extremely family oriented, as I grew up in a very close nit family of 7. I was a competitive swimmer for 14 years and with
Elizabeth
Currently living in: Linden, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have cared for many children in the past to present. ranging from ages 0-13
Hannah
Currently living in: Los Angeles, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been babysitting and nannying ever since high school, beginning with occasional jobs for friends and family, and most recently, nannying full time for several summers for a family with three young boys in my hometown. I'm now a student at Vanderbilt in Nashville, TN, where I babysit several
Sydney
Currently living in: Turlock, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have worked with many family members and family friends for a few years. I've cared for children from 7 mnths to age 12. I can provide light housekeeping and meal preparation. I have lots of energy and l enjoy caring for children while making the time spent, enjoyable!
Lacey
Currently living in: Fountain Valley, CA
Available to Start: 2017-02-14

I have been babysitting since the age of 11 for various families with children from infant to age 9. I have been a nanny for about 4 years now and have done the jobs of changing diapers, preparing formula, making baby food. taking care of sick kids, driving children, and simple house hold chores.
Alaina
Currently living in: Carlsbad, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have 7 years of experience in Child Care and as a Private Nanny. I have experience watching children from infant up to 13 years old. I also have 2 younger siblings who I absolutely adore! I am reliable, loving, hardworking and able to provide safe and reliable transportation.
Heli
Currently living in: Irvine, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have 3 boys ages 20 years old , 8 years old and 10 years old i also worked as live in nanny years ago and been working with 2 families recently as part time nanny however i would love to get to know one family long term and work with you full time.
Tara
Currently living in: Mira Loma, CA
Available to Start: 2017-02-15

Since the birth of my now 13 year-old sister, I've played a very active role in her upbringing. Directly after my mother was released from the hospital after giving birth, she contracted staph infection, and I took it upon myself to take care of my mother and my newborn sister daily, including ...
emerald
Currently living in: Arleta, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been babysitting since i was 11. I have many references if needed.
Renata
Currently living in: Long Beach, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been working with kids since 2008 so I have plenty of experience with them. I know how important it is to entertain and educate children, and I love working with them. When I work with kids I always look out for their safety first. I also have basic first AID training and CPR/AED.
Matt
Currently living in: Santa Rosa, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I love kids! I have worked as a summer camp counselor for years for young children and I have babysat my younger cousins and twins many times. I am a responsible young man and would love to keep your kids safe while you are out and about! I take pride in making sure the youth has good roll models an
Kyiesha
Currently living in: Victorville, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I've babysat other kids since I was young, I've volunteered at my nephew's daycare and at the elementary school near my old house. I love working with and being around kids.
Kiki
Currently living in: Brea, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been around kids most of my life with 8 nieces and nephews total.
Hayla
Currently living in: Camarillo , CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Recently nannied for twin premees! They entered a group based daycare at age 2. Also watched twins 2-5 yrs! I work with families long term, until children enter school! Help out with light house duties. Have worked with single child, love taking them places like music class or gymnastics!
stephany
Currently living in: Imperial Beach, CA
Available to Start: 2017-01-26

I have ample experience in a preschool setting as a lead teacher. I also have experience as a one on one aide in an elementary school working with Autistic children. I most recently worked as a Children's mental health Counselor. I have years of experience as a babysitter and nanny as well.
Angela
Currently living in: Encino, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

My past child care experience includes mostly working with infants and toddlers. I love watching children grow and facilitating their growth through each milestone of development.
Elizabeth
Currently living in: Daly City , CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have babysat for many of my relatives that have children between the ages of 6 months-10 years of age. I have cared for children of these ages by changing diapers, preparing baby bottles, preparing meals, and playing various learning games with them the involved singing songs, puzzles, and crafts.
ANA
Currently living in: Sacramento, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I take care of kids since I was 16yo, I have a lot of experience, currently taking care of 5yo twins during the afternoons and nights on week days.
Tom
Currently living in: Pasadena, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Hello! My name is Thomas xx. I grew up in Ventura County, California and recently moved to Pasadena this September. I grew up as the second oldest of 6 children in household with two working parents. This gave me 10 plus years of experience babysitting, nanny, and tutoring my siblings ranging from .
Elizabeth
Currently living in: Winnetka, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have 5+ years of experience providing exceptional care to children aged 3 months to 14.
michelle
Currently living in: Yucca Valley, CA
Available to Start: 2017-04-18

i was a nanny for a very large family that had sextuplets newborns
Tina
Currently living in: Covina, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I've been a stay at home mom for the past nine years, in that time I've had cared for a 9 year old boy to age 13,"little boy newborn to toddler, and siblings age 3 and 8 for a year and a half. Their care has included pick up/drop off at school, meal preparation, bottle feeding/diaper changing, toile
Marlene
Currently living in: Glendale, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I'm looking for a full time position as a nanny for a newborn or toddler in the areas of Los Feliz, The Grow, West Hollywood, Hancock Park, Beverly Hills.I have my CPR and Aid Certificates. I have valid and current references letters.I absolutely love working with children.I can organize, plan
Raquel
Currently living in: Los Angeles, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am Brazilian, 25 years old, who had lived in Vancouver around 1 year and newest in Los Angeles. I have Brazilian and Canadian experience, with kids between 4 months and 12 years old, as experience cleaning and organizing homes, prepare meals, laundry etc.
Joanna
Currently living in: Moreno Valley, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have cared for my younger siblings since I was about 10 years old. I have also helped care for relatives and other friends. I am very caring, responsible, hardworking, and honest. I can do light housekeeping and meal prep. I love reading to children and taking them to the park. I have experience .
Gloria
Currently living in: Chula Vista , CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I grew up i a home where my mom did home daycare. I eventually became her assistant and also babysat the daycare kids outside of business hours. I have experience with ages newborn to pre-teens and specialize in multiples. I have cared for twins and triplets, over 9 sets combined. I am very
Casey
Currently living in: San Carlos , CA
Available to Start: 2017-06-29

I have been babysitting since middle school (kids from my moms daycare for date nights). I babysat through college and sporadically while working my full time jobs before becoming a full time nanny 8 years ago.
Haley
Currently living in: San Diego , CA
Available to Start: 2016-11-19

I come from a large family, my experience is taking care my siblings and nephew ages: 14,8,5,3
Monique
Currently living in: San Diego, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

. I have worked with kids from newborn to age 14. I have always created a strong relationship with the families I worked for. My experience with children comes from: -Preemies/newborns (single and twins)- Taking care of babies in general (diapers, feeding); - Getting baby/babies back to sleep and ..
Miranda
Currently living in: North Hollywood, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

2 years full time with 7 year old twins in Washington DC 2 years full time with one 12yo and one 16 yo
Robin
Currently living in: Paradise, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Growing up as an only child I dreamed from a young age to be part of a family with lots of children. At 13 I began babysitting. After graduating high school I became a CNA while I went to college for a degree in early childhood development from the University of Nevada. After graduating I worked for
jeannemarie
Currently living in: Valley Village, CA
Available to Start: 2016-11-09

I went to school for Early Childhood Ed in Boston and worked as a HeadStart asst teacher for 6 years. After starting my own family I was a licensed home day care mom. I closed that day care when I moved. I continued to be a stay at home mom for my two sons until they were school age. I would babysi
Katelyn
Currently living in: Azuza, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

From daycares to summer camps, babysitting to Nannying, I've dabbled in it all. I love working with children of all ages! I try to be a role model to any child I care for; exuding kindness, curiosity, creativity, & politeness.
Jennifer
Currently living in: Santa Rosa, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have 10+ years experience babysitting children ages ranging between newborn to teenagers, I am also a mom to an infant. I love the innocence and imagination children have, I enjoy providing care for them and being around them.
Jorge
Currently living in: Santa Rosa , CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I worked in a private school teaching music. I worked with children from ages K-12 and some with special needs.
Emily
Currently living in: Valley Village, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am an easy going fun loving girl born and raised In the Midwest. I moved to LA and 19 where I had a career in TV for a few years. I wanted to do something more fulfilling, so I started working with kids. I have experience watching children of all ages. I have been around kids my whole life. I ...
Monica
Currently living in: Garden Grove, CA
Available to Start: 2016-11-01

I have worked for the same family for over 20 years, and have seen the girls grow into young women who are now in college. I have taken care of a 5mo old for about a year and a half, as well as a 6mo old for about 2 years.
Jacqueline
Currently living in: Orange, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I started babysitting my brother when I was 13. We are 11 years apart. So ever since then I have nannied and babysat him and friends and families children. So I have about 15 years experience. I also have a 5 month old daughter.
Mirela
Currently living in: San Diego, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been nanny for so many years, I use to work for the same family for 7years, two boys, the older was 2 1/2 years old when I started, and the younger born a mounth after, and when I left the older was almost 10 and the younger 7, was a wonderful experience because we got so close and I still ..
Grace
Currently living in: Redding, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I grew up with 9 biological siblings and have several nieces and nephews who I watch regularly. I have been CPR and first aide certified (willing to renew if needed) and have been babysitting family and friends since I was 13. My parents are in ministry which means I was the chosen babysitter for al
Natalie
Currently living in: Auburn, CA
Available to Start: 2017-05-18

I have nannied, babysat, and instructed swim lessons for dozens of families. I have multiple references.
chelsea
Currently living in: Escondido, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I currently work part-time at a daycare. I have been working with kids for the past 5 years. I have worked with infants up til they go to kindergarten. I have also babysat throughout the years.
Marci
Currently living in: Mather, CA
Available to Start: 2017-06-15

Hi, my name Marci and for the past 2 and a half years I have been working for a great family with 4 wonderful kids ages now are 11, 11, 12, 14. I drop kids off in the morning for school and pick up, I help with homework and then help with the animal care. They have a farm with goats, horses, cows an
Kattrina
Currently living in: Corralitos, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have three other jobs with kids right now.
Madison
Currently living in: Newport Beach, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I've had many years of experience with kids. I first started off watching kids in a group setting at my church when I was about 12 years old. Then the next couple years I started babysitting for a bunch of families. Since then I have had a few nanny jobs, ranging in age of children 2-12, and familie
Marina
Currently living in: Lynwood , CA
Available to Start: 2017-06-10

I have been a tk/kindergarten teacher for the last 8 years. Before that I was a 3rd grade teacher. While working on my teaching credential I worked for 6 years as a T.A. for grades k-5
Alexandria
Currently living in: Los Angeles, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have experience working as a day camp and sleep away camp counselor working with children 4 to 16 years of age. I've taught art (ceramics, photography, mosaic, drawing, and crafting), reading and math skills, sports such as tennis,about caring for animals, and some french as well. I have also been
savithri
Currently living in: Liverore, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am a teacher for kintergarten to vth grade in india.
Rebecca
Currently living in: Hesperia, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been babysitting my baby cousins and neighbor's children since I was about 16 years old. Everyone tells me I have a natural mother instinct to myself and I take care of other children as if they were my own.
Patricia
Currently living in: Los Angeles, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Drees him, getting him ready for school, pack lunch, dropped and puck him from school, make them involved in arts and craft, take him to park
Carmen
Currently living in: Martinez, CA
Available to Start: 2017-04-01

I have extensive experience providing loving care for the little ones, serving as the pseudo parent. I have helped to raise children into respectful, wonderful people, giving them one-on-one attention, consistency, stability, and boundaries for more than 18 years.
Danielle
Currently living in: Upland, CA
Available to Start: 2017-05-25

I have been babysitting for neighbors, locals and family since I was thirteen. I also have taught Sunday School every weekend for the past three and a half years.
Michelle
Currently living in: Garden Grove, CA
Available to Start: 2017-06-01

2 years of preschool experience
Sarah
Currently living in: Hemet, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have babysat though high school and I have also worked in the church nursery and the college pre school
Nance
Currently living in: Mission Viejo , CA
Available to Start: 1970-05-01

I am a mother of 4 grown children and I have a lot of experience therefore with childcare of all ages but am looking for infant care
stephany
Currently living in: National City, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

My last child care experience was watching two children, a 5 year old and a 3 year old, every day after school my senior year of high school. I would go to their house and usually feed them a snack first. Then we would either play outside on their swingset or play downstairs in their basement. They
Chloe
Currently living in: Escondido, CA
Available to Start: 2017-07-01

I have been providing childcare and tutoring for children for the past 12 years. My favorite part about caring for children is helping them learn and discover through play and edutainment activities.
sabi
Currently living in: Burlingame, CA
Available to Start: 2017-02-15

Hi parents, I am looking for full time baby sitter/Nanny position around San Mateo, Burlingame, Millbrae, San Bruno area. I am educated have some college degree, nanny/babysitting experienced, CPR certified, non smoker, US citizen, & have a clean CA driver license. I have three years of nanny
Fina
Currently living in: Hercules , CA
Available to Start: 2017-02-10

I cook and feed children. Take them to the park. Help take a bath for them
Nallely
Currently living in: San Pablo, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am currently a full-time student in Berkeley. I am bilingual (fluent in Spanish), energetic, patient, detail oriented, and a quick learner. I have my own car and a valid driver’s license. I love pets and have experience working with small children. I am working on being CPR/First Aid
edna
Currently living in: Suisun, CA
Available to Start: 2017-01-28

took care of mynown kids
Chelsea
Currently living in: San Martin, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have been babysitting for the last 14 years. During this time, I have cared for children as young as 6 weeks up to 14+ years old. I've grown up around and have been taking care of kids for what seems like my entire life, and I've loved every second of it. While I was younger, my mother operated an
Sonia
Currently living in: Pico Rivera, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

25 years’ experience in child care Adaptability and flexibility with dynamic actions Extraordinary resistant to stress and with
Tatum
Currently living in: Lake Balboa, CA
Available to Start: 2017-01-19

In my past childcare experience i was with the family for 3 years. I did everything just as if it was the mother doing it. I took children to drs visits dentist visits i went to school meetings i cooked breakfast lunch and dinner. handled laundry and household chores.
Colleen
Currently living in: Santa Cruz, CA
Available to Start: 2017-01-19

I have worked with children of all ages and have over ten years of babysitting experience.
Irene
Currently living in: San Francisco, CA
Available to Start: 2017-01-17

I took care of kids between 3 and 10 years. I enjoy being with children, playing and helping them while keeping them safe
Sallie
Currently living in: Los Angeles, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Babysitting, including intellectually disabled children, since 1960. Parent — just ask! Teacher for 18 years.
Maya
Currently living in: Santa Monica, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Very good
Rachel
Currently living in: Los Angeles, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am very responsible student with several years of paid experience working with children. I have worked for three years as a summer camp counselor and a reading tutor at an elementary school and after school program. As a camp counselor I was the full-time caregiver for groups of 10 children at a .
Stephanie
Currently living in: Sherman Oaks, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Growing up i was always surrounded by younger cousins, nephew,nieces,sibling. I started babysitting at a very young age, at around 12 i was already caring for younger cousins ranging from month old babies to toddlers. Growing up a younger sister required me to help out with her care and provided me
Debra
Currently living in: Murrieta, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I am a Preschool teacher by professionals the past 15 years. I enjoy interacting with the children by reading, singing, and dancing. I am loving, compassionate, and caring. I have also taught in Infant and toddler rooms. One of my favorite stages in development with raising my own children is
Nancy
Currently living in: Torrance , CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Nanny to an infant for 3 weeks. Parent volunteer at my children's school as a librarian, field trip volunteer, and art aid.
Diane
Currently living in: Cardiff, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

5 years as a professional Nanny.
Raechel
Currently living in: Cloverdale, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I have previously been a nanny for a family with a 2 year old and an autistic 4 year old. I have babysat for a family with 2 girls (5&6) and a boy, 3. I also babysit a three year old boy as needed.
Rose
Currently living in: Santa Rosa, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

30+ years work with children of all ages and abilities.
Meka
Currently living in: Fallbrook, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

Cared for children all ages, even children with autism. Depending on age I do acitivites with children to help with the development of growth. I told child development courses so that helped me a lot. Somebody you can depend on, trust and very understanding. Im very deciated with what I do. Further
Lisa G
Currently living in: Reedley, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

love looking over kids
Jordyn
Currently living in: Santa Rosa, CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

For the past few years I have worked with two different families providing care for their young children. My duties included; school pickup, meal providing, homework assistance, outdoor/indoor play and crafting.
Vannesa
Currently living in: Santa Rosa , CA
Available to Start: Start Date Is Flexible

I began my childcare at the age of 16. Their was a family that needed someone to care for the newborn. We lived next door and they had known me for a coupe of years. I was then at the time on my 3rd year of taking my child development classes. I loved children and watching them learn new things ...

Fun facts about California

Your nanny might start saying “Eureka” after spending some time in California. After all, it is the state motto. It’s a Greek term that means "I have found it!" The term was adopted in 1849 and refers to the discovery of gold in the Sierra Nevada. Your nanny will find a lot more than fun mottos in this state. There is plenty to do. Top attractions include Disneyland, Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Napa Valley, Lake Tahoe and the San Diego Zoo. Pacific Park, on the Santa Monica Pier, re-creates the amusement parks that were once along the Pacific Coast. It features 11 amusement rides including the 1910-vintage hand-carved merry-go-round appearing in the movie "The Sting." Suggest to your nanny to go to Caswell Memorial State Park (near Manteca) and look for the riparian brush rabbit. Common only to the state's park, the critter lives in 255 acres that stretch along the areas once populated, hardwood forest. Located in Sacramento is the California State Railroad Museum. It is the largest museum of its kind in North America. Your nanny might be interested to know that California is probably one of the most diverse and most visited states in America. The Golden State came into statehood in 1850 as the 31st state. As of 2003, 33,871,648 people called California home. Its largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco and Long Beach. Sacramento is the capital. Your nanny would be amazed to know that the highest and lowest points in the continental US are within 100 miles of each other. Mount Whitney measures 14,495 feet (wilderness permits are required here) and Bad Water (Death Valley) is 282 feet below sea level. But if your nanny really wants to know what it's like to be a speck in the dust - Alpine County is the eighth smallest of California's 58 counties. It has no high school, ATMs, dentists, banks, or traffic lights. One last fact: I bet your nanny didn’t know that more turkeys are raised in California than any where else in the US!