University Sitters is helping families in Orange County find a nanny through our rigorous screening process and fundamental mission to provide interesting and caring nannies to the children of Orange County.

Kids in Orange County are known for their access to great entertainment and amusement parks as well as some of the most amazing beaches in Southern California and when University Sitters seeks quality nannies, we look for those candidates who are able to hit the road and enrich these curious kids with all that the OC has to offer.

Our local nanny services can be provided in the following neighborhoods: Huntington Beach, Seal Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Nigel, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Mission Viejo, and more.

In particular, University Sitters sources our Orange County nannies through word-of-mouth from past clients and from other nanny contacts that we have. To see some of our sample nannies, Meet The Team.

For more information from the International Nanny Association, click here.


General Nanny Duties:

  • Care and keeping of the children
  • School and activity drop offs and pick ups
  • Cleaning up after the children
  • Meal prep for the children
  • Act as liaison between parents and teachers, doctors, and more
  • Maintain a safe and engaging environment for the children that helps them grown and succeed in their environment


Above and beyond nannies can provide the following in addition to the above basic duties:

  • Meal preparation and meal planning
  • Deep cleaning around the house
  • Introduce or implement learning activities including new languages or homework help
  • Errand running
  • Estate management
  • Assistant work


Nanny Salary

The Orange County nanny salary can vary a great deal based on the work required and the number of hours provided per week.

For a part time nanny in Orange County, a family can expect to pay between $12 and $25 per hour, depending on location.  Gas reimbursement for the activities with the children is typically calculated at the IRS standard mileage reimbursement of .56 per mile.  Part-time schedules for nannies can be anywhere from a few hours per week to 30 hours weekly.  For short-term or sporadic work, we sometimes recommend families to use our on-call babysitting service.

For a full time nanny in Orange County, families can expect to pay between $13 and $30 per hour or a salary of $500 to $1200 weekly or more.  The qualifications and salary history of your nanny can help guide the salary offer.  For full time nannies, a stipend for health care is always appreciated.

Live-in nannies are available as well with a combined compensation of hourly pay plus room and board. Typically because the nanny hours are longer than with a live-out nanny, there are not always significant cost savings.  We encourage families to call and discuss their situation in order to gain a better understanding of the associated costs.