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Trouble Finding Childcare

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Trouble Finding a Nanny

Over the past couple of years, I have tried to find a babysitter who would come once a week, start a laundry, do some light house cleaning, pick up my daughter from preschool and babysit until 9:30 or 10:00. They need to have a car and speak English. I have advertised $10/ hour. All of the people I have hired have been young women who after 3 or 4 months, move on with their lives, so I start all over again. In the last six months, it has been harder to find someone. I have advertised at Berkeley, Mills, Merritt, St. Mary's, CCAC, and Holy Name. No calls. I have advertised here. Few calls. I have gone through Bananas and Neighborhood Moms. Nothing appropriate. Does anyone have any other ideas?
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