April 27, 2015
I am a dynamic, nature-loving nanny working part-time with a fantastic family. I am currently looking for temporary and/or on-call work to round out my schedule. If you are looking for an experienced and dependable person to help out when your nanny gets sick, when you need a date night, or when you are transitioning between childcare, I may be your guy. Since I relocated here a year and a half ago I have worked closely with three families in the Sabin and King neighborhoods. All their babies were under one year of age when I started with them and I still provide childcare occasionally. I have stellar references and love establishing rapport with the families I work with.
My trusty bicycle, Sunny, will transport me all over North and Northeast Portland in punctual and dependable style. I live in Cully and do not own a vehicle and therefore prefer not to travel outside of N and NE Portland. I work on a sliding scale basis, starting at $14 - $17 per hour. Rates vary for shares, multiple children, etc. Ask me about it!
About me: I am a childcare wizard with over 10 years of experience. I have the most experience with little ones 3 months to 3 years of age. I have a background in teaching (pre-K - 12th grade), from language classes to special education to outdoor education. My experience in pre-K included Waldorf and Montessori modalities. I am CPR and First Aid certified (June 2014) and I am Trustline Certified (includes a background check).
About my style: I am an active, creative, and unique caregiver with a good sense of humour. Spending most of my days with little ones, I like to keep it fresh. As a career nanny, parents often ask for my advice in regards to their children's mysterious behaviour. I do not have a textbook childcare philosophy, and enjoy drawing on techniques across a range of styles. With flexibility, I like to work with the parents and children to find something that suites everyone.
I like to explore nature, establish strong attachment and trust through affection, and foster creativity and personality through art, songs, and storytelling. I am a naturalist and herbalist, so most of my outdoor adventures with littles involve relating to plant life small and large. With toddlers I like to dance, garden, cook, and have curious conversations. With younger babies my care includes lots of love and touch, baby wearing, floor exploration, singing and reading practice. I have experience working with parents to establish daily rhythms, including feeding and sleep training. I really believe in none to very little exposure of technology and sugar for children under five. I have potty training experience, and love talking to kids about poop!
I have experience with a wide range of parents, children, and care styles. I am a sensitive caregiver and enjoy diversity, and have loved working with LGBTQ and alternative families and those with unique life perspectives.
Get in touch with me if you think we could be a good fit. My email is email@example.com and my phone is 619.995.9262.