University Sitters is helping families find great San Diego nannies through our rigorous screening process and fundamental mission to provide interesting and caring nannies to the children of San Diego.

Kids in San Diego are known for surfing, sailing, swimming, and being active so when University Sitters seeks quality nannies for these great kids, we look for those candidates who are able to hit the road and enrich these curious minds with all that the greater San Diego has to offer.

Our local nanny services can be provided in the following neighborhoods: Downtown San Diego, Coronado, La Jolla, Mission Beach, Encinitas, Pacific Beach, Del Mar, Solana Beach and El Cajon.

In particular, University Sitters sources our San Diego nannies through word of mouth from past clients and from other nanny contacts that we have.  See our sample nannies from our Meet The Team page.

For more information on the nanny and family dynamic, please check out the International Nanny Association‘s website.

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 San Diego 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 San Diego, a family can expect to pay between $12 and $25 per hour, depending on location and qualifications of the nanny.  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 Santa Barbara, 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.