I am a 29 year old nanny and artist. One of my part time childcare positions is ending and I am looking for another great family to begin working with during the second week in December. I will be available all day Thursdays, Wednesday mornings until 2:30pm, and may have some time on Tuesdays in the late afternoon. It is important to me to have a dependable schedule so a family in need of a minimum of 10 hours per week with little change expected in the foreseeable future would truly be ideal.
I have been a nanny/childcare provider full time since 2003, but have been relied on to babysit younger siblings, family members, and neighbors since the late 1990s. I have experience caring for children ages 0-13. I've worked in preschool and in-home childcare settings and was a live-in nanny for 2 years in Baltimore. I am comfortable caring for multiple children of same and varying ages including infants, toddlers, and school age children.
I am committed to providing a high level of care that promotes stability, trust, compassion, creativity, learning, respect, safety, and fun. It is important to me to maintain an environment that allows children freedom to explore the world around them in ways that nurture and encourage autonomy, self-confidence, respect for self and others, and question-asking (with thoughtful answers!)
I am very openminded and accommodating to most parenting styles and have experience with attachment parenting, cloth diapers, special dietary needs (especially food allergies and vegan/vegetarian diets), and homeschooling/unschooling/freeschooling. I also have experience caring for children with physical and other varying abilities and am trained in CPR and First Aid. It is important to me to have an open dialogue with parents and maintain existing routines and dynamics in the home.
I also have a very reliable and safe vehicle and am comfortable driving with children in the car.
My rates generally fall around $13-15/hr (depending on number of children and other factors) and I would be happy to discuss this and provide a list of excellent references and resume to interested families. I am located in inner-NE Portland but can travel to nearby areas as well. Please feel free to email me at leahkitkogan (at) gmail . com