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Looking for full or part-time work as a nanny.

  • 25 years paid experience
  • Age 62
  • Nanny in Redlands, CA 92375

Meet Debra

  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I have been a babynurse for 20 years and a licensed nurse for longer. After years of working in hospitals, I was so lucky to discover a need for in-home newborn care and fell in love with my work. I meet parents & baby as they arrive home from the hospital and stay from 2 weeks to 6+ months. Normally I offer 24/7 care and support to mom, baby and family, but am also available as a night nurse. In addition to care of the newborn and all things related (including care of clothing, linen, baby's room, and bottles and/or breastfeeding equipment), I provide support and information to mom and family. It is my belief that what happens during the day directly influences how well a baby will sleep at night. I assist in helping to establish a routine that encourages baby to sleep through the night sooner and allows Read more mom to maximize her ability to get sufficient rest so the she is able to enjoy being a mom. It is such a special time that doesn't last that long (kids grow and change so quickly). This is so much easier when she is well-rested. If mom has decided to breast-feed, I will do everything I can to make this go as smoothly as possible. I have training as a lactation counselor. This includes care of equipment, bottles, and storage. If the decision is to bottle feed; again, I take care of all supplies and can also do night feedings, allowing mom to rest, enabling her to recover more quickly. I have experience with twins and triplets as well as singletons. Although I am primarily based in southern California, I am willing to travel anywhere. As a nurse, I am CPR certified. When working 24/7, I charge by the day. Whether it is a first baby, and parents want help along with a safety net, support and information, or a 2nd child where parents need that extra time to help their other child accept the new addition to their family, a babynurse can be extremely helpful in establishing a new family routine that works for everyone. Need help preparing for baby? I'm happy to offer information on what is needed and what makes life easier with a newborn. I'm also more than happy to assist with preparations. I am available for sleep training.

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  • First aid certification

    First aid certification
  • CPR certification

    CPR certification


  • Willing to consider working as a live in care provider
  • Willing to consider either a part time or full time position
  • Seeking Short-term (1 to 3 months), Temporary (4 to 12 months) employment
  • Open (all day, everyday)
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 8/13/18

Ratings & reviews

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Gen T.


This is a childcare reference for Debra Hessong, who was our full-time, live-in baby nurse and toddler nanny for 2.5 years from November 2011 to April 2014, and is now a beloved “aunt” to our twin boys, Ari and Leo Ratner. Debra was quite literally a lifesaver to our family. She joined us a few days before my twins were born and waited on standby for them to arrive. When we came home, she took over every duty and worked nonstop for close to a year, with very few breaks, to make sure that the babies were safe, secure and happy. We don’t know what we would have done without her. Debra was able to get our twins to eat and to sleep on a regular schedule in very short order. When they were sick, she stayed up all night with them making sure they were safe. She aided me as well with breastfeeding and formula feeding when that became necessary and aided me in a non-biased way to feed them, supplying herbal supplements and tips as I needed them. We could never have lived through the first year without her. A few delightful things that you can always expect with Debra is incredible professionalism, a calm demeanor, many years of nursing training (which you never hope to need, but which is amazing to have available if you do), a constant drive to learn the best ways to make children happy and regulated, and an unmitigated desire to always keep learning. At my request, she has accompanied me to countless classes, playdates, doctor’s visits and shopping trips. She always fed the boys the healthiest food and prepared it like a professional chef would. She’s traveled with us and always been willing to turn her apartment during travel into a home base for the twins, filled with toys, clothes and toddler beds. She’s worked ceaselessly to make sure that their environment is a safe and calm one. She is the hardest worker you will ever meet.


Willing to care for 3 children per sitting


  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

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

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Medical/Special Healthcare Needs
    • Social/Emotional
    • Alzheimer's
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
    • Cancer
    • Cystic Fibrosis
    • Delayed Speech
    • Developmental Language Disorder
    • Diabetes
    • Down Syndrome
    • Dwarfism
    • Dyslexia
    • Epilepsy
    • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
    • Heart Defects
    • Hydrocephaly
    • Juvenile Diabetes
    • Learning Disabilities
    • Mental Illness
    • Mobility Challenges
    • Multiple Sclerosis
    • Pervasive Development Disorder
    • Premature Newborn
    • Seizures
    • Sensory Integration Disorder
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Administering Medication
    • Assistance With Transportation
    • Bathing
    • Bed Baths
    • Bladder and Bowel Assistance
    • Blood Glucose Testing
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Feeding Tube
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Injection Assistance
    • Insulin Injections
    • Lifting and Transferring
    • Mobility Assistance
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Repositioning
    • Respiratory Care
    • Sign Language
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)



Attended Washington Adventist University


Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Travel with Family
  • Willing to run errands as needed
  • Homework expand

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