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  • 18 years paid experience
  • Babysitter in Van Nuys, CA 91405

Meet Sylvia

  • Speaks Spanish
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I'm Sylvia. I have 20 years experience working with kids, caring for newborns to 12 years old. 8 years with special needs and Autistic children. Some babysitting on call. This profession is something I love doing because everyday is different and new and it's amazing being part of a child learning and growing as a person. I like art, crafts, play piano, and keeping the place tidy. I enjoy cooking and can follow recipes to learn to prepare new dishes. I' m organized, loving, patient, outgoing and love planning activities that children will find entertaining. I have CPR for infant and child. Pediatric Aid. Tdap Vaccine. TrustLine: Three background checks: Criminal, Conviction and Abuse. I have Certificate State of CA. Department of Social Services Community Care Licensing from 2004. Citizen, valid drivers license and Insurance. Flexible schedule, available to live in when you need and travel.I have a Prius V Read more with insurance. If your are interested in setting up an interview to see my resume, references, get to know me and if I'm the person you can trust with your child  My two last jobs were with babies In both families, moms were first time mothers. I worked  creating schedules for everything, creating  routines for babies. Thus life is easier for everyone and plan other activities. I kept track of  meals and everything that happens during the day. Thus you can know of possible allergy reasons for diaper rash or eating problems. I have been at home for 3 months. It ’s time to find a job with the same care. Safety is the most important thing above all. Avoid unnecessary close contacts Wash your hands very often Cover your nose and mouth. Apply social distance as a rule of education. To avoid freedom of movement. I am a patient, calm, very healthy and organic person. happy doing what I like, at home. I have a lot of hobbies, talents and abilities to keep me busy. And distracted everyone. I have had a Coronavirus test and I am negative. That is why I take care of myself applying all the necessary measures to avoid contagion. I am willing to do the necessary tests for your safety and continue with all the measures for the safety of the community.   References and resume available upon request.**** I am available MONDAY- FRIDAY and WEEKENDS. I look forward to hearing from you and meeting with you very soon! Thank you!. Sylvia Mortola Text me 818-6876590

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    Enhanced Criminal

    Expired on 11/02/2021

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    Basic Criminal

    Expired on 04/29/2021

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  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends
  • Daytime care availability during summer months
  • Before and after school care availability


  • Willing to consider either a part time or full time position
  • Seeking Permanent (1 to 2 years), Permanent (2 or more years) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 9/9/20

Ratings & reviews

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Hannah P.


Such a loving kind woman, really truly helpful and great with kids, I wish she had more time for us but we take her when we can get her.

Elizabeth O.


Sylvia was very responsible, energetic, and present with our two daughters. We were very lucky to find her to help us out with a few weeks of short-term nanny support during the pandemic before our kids went back to daycare/preschool, and I felt that our daughters were safe and cared for with her. She is very good at arts and crafts, and did a lot of art projects with my older daughter. She has many years of experience as a parent and a caregiver, and offered clear, frequent advice about parenting and raising children. Her skill set could fit especially well for new parents in a traditional family setting who are looking for someone to help them with specific parenting approaches and early infant routines. Sylvia was very professional, reliable, and worked very hard. She was also very flexible and patient with our temporary nanny needs, and we really appreciate her help while we were navigating work/family pandemic uncertainty.

Chris A.


Sylvia was not only caring and thoughtful with our 16 month old, she took the time to understand his needs and went above and beyond to ensure our sons needs were met and our requests were acknowledged. Sylvia was very easy to work with as we needed short term nanny work in Los Angeles, and we ended up taking her back to San Francisco with us for another 2 weeks. We in Italy did a zoom interview and she took the time to come meet with us where we were staying. She has over 20 years experience caring for children of all ages and she knows exactly what to do when any situation arises. Her experience was apparent on day one as she was an expert with changing, feeding, and entertainment for our son. I have worked with nannies in the past but Sylvia was far more caring than anyone we’ve worked with and her years of experience showed in her work. I highly recommend Sylvia and will be using her services every time we come back to Los Angeles. I would love to have her with us full time :)

Samantha W.


Sylvia is a wonderful nanny. Her years of experience shows with the way she cares for your baby. She was so sweet and loving to our child. When we needed her in a hurry, she came running. You can trust her with your baby and know that she will do her absolute best to make keep your baby Happy and healthy.


Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$20-$25/hr for the first child, $2 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Overnight care
    • Mother's helper
    • Occasional care
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)
  • Special needs expand

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Social/Emotional
    • Autism
    • Hydrocephaly
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Bed Baths
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)


Education and administration



Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework expand

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Basic math
    • Pre-algebra

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