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Heather H. - Seeking Work in Portland

20.00 / hour

I have been a camp counselor, babysat and nannied for all ages (newborn - 15); as well as watched children with special needs. I obtained my bachelors in Sociology and Elementary Ed with a GPA of 3.6 summer of 2005. I continued on and graduated May 2008 with my masters in Education. I went on to culinary school (as I came out in the recession) and graduated from the Institute for Culinary Education for baking and pastry in 2013. My long term goal is to merge my education together by starting my own cooking program for children.I currently nanny a little boy but I'm looking to switch to something more part time so that I can work on my pastry line as well. I am very dependable, honest, reliable, energetic, and have a good attitude. I simply love the magic and wonderment that children see in the world!
Chloe D. - Seeking Work in Portland

17.14 / hour
Full-time hours

I am an energetic, fun, and responsible nanny seeking long-term, full-time childcare opportunities. I have the most experience with children in the newborn to toddler age range, and ample experience with twins/multiples. I enjoy engaging children in stimulating and fun activities appropriate for their age, and love to be outside as much as possible. I have a very hands-on approach to childcare, and am genuinely interested in growth and development. I am fluent in Spanish and have experience tutoring children in English and Spanish. I am extremely reliable and punctual, with a flexible schedule (able to come early/stay late). I am fine with doing laundry, dishes, grocery shopping, etc. and always leave the house tidy at the end of the day. All in all, I aspire to make parent's lives easier while providing a safe and loving environment for their children.
Juliana S. - Seeking Work in Portland

11.42 / hour

I have babysat for multiple families over the years, but for the past five summers I have worked exclusively for one family with three children. My responsibilities included transporting them to and from playdates, summer camps and sporting events, hosting playdates, keeping up with the house and the dog, and coming up with fun summer activities to take them to. I also watched their house and dog for them while they went on vacations and weekend getaways.
Morgan W. - Seeking Work in Portland

20.00 / hour

Throughout high school and college, I was a regular babysitter for 2 families. I looked over a family of 2 girls, 11 and 13 years old, and spent time with them during the day, cooked, took them to the beach, and looked after them. I was also a regular babysitter for a boy and a girl, 4 and 6 years old, and mostly looked after them when their parents went out at night. I made dinner for them, played games, and put them to bed.
Kaitlyn C. - Seeking Work in Portland

17.14 / hour

I have been babysitting since I was about 14 years old for families of varying sizes and ages. I have babysat children ranging from 6 months to around 13 years old and from families varying from 1 to 3 children. For the past year I have been a nanny for 2 different families. One family was 2 girls and involved minor meal preparation and homework help along with drop offs and pick ups from school.The other family I was a nanny for was two middle school aged boys and this involved bringing them to the beach, amusement park and other activities throughout the summer.
Kacie E. - Seeking Work in Portland

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I've been babysitting off and on since I was 11 years old. I've always had a connection with children, they love me and I love them. I helped raise my brother when my mother got sick from the time that I was 16 until recently. I've also majored in early childhood education while I was still in college. I've always been doing this.
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What are some common responsibilities for nannies in Portland, CA?

As a parent, it’s natural for you to ask your nanny for a little extra help around the house. However, the boundaries for a nannies duties vary from person to person. In general, a nanny is responsible for making sure your children’s needs are met. This includes things like ensuring they have opportunities to play and be active, that they have a healthy diet and a sanitary home. When tasks go beyond child care, for example scrubbing kitchen counters, folding laundry, gathering groceries, or teaching a language, you will likely need to provide additional compensation.

How can I ensure I have a great relationship with my nanny?

To start, it’s important you set expectations and are aligned on compensation from day one. This includes outlining vacation days, a protocol for sick days, and everything else you would want your own employer to cover. From here, spend time getting to know them. Take your nanny out one of Portland’s great restaurants, learn about their childhood, and discuss your parenting philosophy. Finally, be sure to resolve conflicts as they arise. Open communication is crucial to ensuring a healthy long-term relationship.

Questions to ask prospective Portland Nannies:
  • Have you been a nanny previously? How long did your employment last?
  • Are you trained in First Aid or CPR?
  • How would you handle a situation where our child began choking?
  • How do you handle tantrums? Can you share an experience disciplining children?
  • What sort of household tasks are you open to doing?
  • Are you open to a live in arrangement?
  • Do you plan to work for our family over multiple years?
  • Do you have a driver's license in California?
  • Do you own a car? Do you have work experience in Portland?
  • How flexible are you on weekends and evenings?
  • What salary are you seeking? Are you comfortable being paid by direct deposit?
  • Are you able to help with food preparation?
  • What could you cook for a child aged 2-5? Do you know how to make baby food?
  • Are you comfortable facilitating play dates?
  • Have you ever potty trained a child before?
  • Have you worked with newborns? Do you know how to change a diaper and prepare formula?
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