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Shannen W. - Seeking Work in Portland

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I have been a professional nanny for 10+ years. I graduated from xx in 2005. After graduating I worked for the temporary nanny service through the nanny school. This gave me an opportunity to work with many different types of families and many different age groups. Eventually I took a permanent nanny position with the xx family. I cared for one boy and one girl, ages 14 months and 2 years when i started. They were 10 and 11 years old when I left. My reason for leaving is they no longer needed a nanny. I was with them for a total of 7 years. I spent 3 years with them and then moved to Hawaii for awhile and then came back and was with them for 4 more years. My job duties included planning fun activities and outings for the children, reading to them, and helping them learn and grow in a relaxed and fun environment. I also drove them to and from school, doctor and dentist appointments, haircuts, play dates, etc. I fed and walked their 2 dogs during the day, did light house cleaning, all of the kids laundry and one load per week of the parents laundry. I did all of their grocery shopping, dropped off and picked up dry cleaning and did many other errands for the mother. My second permanent nanny job is working for a single mother and caring for her one daughter (who is physically and mentally disabled). She was 4 years old when I started and will turn 6 in July. My duties at this job mostly just revolve around the child. She requires constant care and attention as she can not sit, stand or walk on her own. She is also non-verbal and communicates primarily through making noises (happy or mad, laughing, crying, etc.) She can kick her legs and move her arms and hands to reach for things, point and grab. (medical diagnosis: Generalized Dystonia with global delays.) She loves playing with her toys and listening to music (while I help her practice reaching for toys and stretching). We also go swimming, to the zoo, park, horse back riding, nature walks (I seek out every place I can that has a paved or at least a wider gravel path for her wheelchair or stroller to move comfortably on so she can get out in nature as much as possible. Along the way I like to pick up things and hand them to her to hold and feel, like leaves, sticks, acorns, grass, etc. and then I tell her all about what we're looking at and what she's holding. She really enjoys it!) I also pick her up from school (She attends a Special Education classroom in an Elementary School), I take her to appointments such as Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapy and Acupuncture. I prepare lunch and dinner for her and also feed her bolus through a feeding tube in her stomach. I do some grocery shopping and also light cleaning and light laundry. I have been at this job for a little over 2 years. I currently still work at this job but am seeking more full time employment again as she has been gradually going to school for longer hours which cuts back on my working hours and I need a more full time position. I love being a nanny and watching kids grow up. Watching them play, learn, laugh and have fun is very rewarding for me. I am definitely a hands on kind of nanny, I love getting right down on the floor with them and playing or running around with them! Hugs and snuggles are always good too! Good communication between myself and the parent(s), working as a team and finding the right fit for everyone involved are also very important things to me. A little bit about me: I am 38 years old. I have lived in Portland for a total of 16 years. I was born and raised in a small town in Iowa. Other places I have lived include Florida, New York City and Hawaii (island of Kauai). I currently live in North Portland with my fiancé and our awesome 11 year old dog, Blondie. In my free time I enjoy reading, photography, hiking, spending time with my dog and my friends, and watching a few tv shows that I’m addicted to! ;) I look forward to finding a new family to work for! If I seem like I might be the right fit for your family, I would love to get together for an interview! Thank you for taking the time to read this and I hope to hear from you soon! Have a great day! :)
Brittany  W. - Seeking Work in Portland

11.42 / hour

I have extensive knowledge of child development and I have worked intermittently as a nanny for various families throughout the years. I will happily provide you with any of their contact information. I am very comfortable with the basics of infant and newborn care and children of older ages. I believe in providing a safe yet stimulating environment that encourages learning and social interaction. I believe that caring for infants and children is one of the most important and rewarding jobs which requires patience, creativity, warmth, love and great care and attention. I have experience planning and preparing nutritious meals and creating and providing stimulating age appropriate activities for physical, emotional intellectual, and social growth. I helped toddlers develop talents and interests and build self-esteem. Also, I assisted children with daily routines including dressing, helping with hygiene, nap time, etc. Additionally, I always maintained a clean and safe environment. As a nanny, not only did I teach invaluable life skills I was someone in the child's life that respected and understood their feelings and was someone for them to look up to and communicate with.
Shiloh A. - Seeking Work in Portland

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

Hello! My name is Shiloh, I am a graduate of Washington State University with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with an ESL endorsement. I have been a student teacher in many different schools for primary students. I love caring and teaching children of all ages :) I have also worked on the Disney Cruise Line as a Youth Activities Counselor for 3-12 year olds, and a nanny on the ship for 0-3 year olds. Such a great experience :) I have experience working with children of all ages in different areas, as was a prior nanny in Washington for two wonderful little girls for many years and then recently I was a nanny in Australia :) I was a nanny for two wonderful children in a nanny share in Sydney, Australia. The little boy and girl are were 2 years old, and they were a bundle of joy each week. With the two toddlers, I fed and cooked them breakfast, lunch, and dinner, changed them, cleaned them, and made sure their day was planned with exciting activities! I also have experience caring for twins, as I have twin brothers who I helped raise. Including taking care of twins 0-3 years old on the ship as well as caring for the two 2 year olds I nanny for now. I understand that taking care of twins keeps you on your feet at all times, and each child has their own personality and traits, which I really respect and admire. I also became part of many other families in Australia such as for two lovely girls (14months and a 3 year old) each Monday and Tuesday, I also nannied on Thursdays for a great 2 and 5 year old, and each Friday I had the grand pleasure of caring for a little one year old:) I have a full clear background check, First Aid Certificate, and University Degree. I love taking the kids on play dates, child play centers, the zoo, parks, on walks around the area and in the city. I love when children are happy, learning, and safe :) I also love creating fun and stimulating activities for them to do at home such as making play dough, reading story books, finger painting, etc. I find that manners are very important for children to learn at a young age as well as giving them a happy environment to live in. I also do house chores such as taking out the garbage, doing the dishes, cleaning the house, and some lovely cooking :)
Kaylyn M. - Seeking Work in Portland

17.14 / hour

My role as Household Manager is a diverse role that also requires me to be a nanny & often a personal assistant to the families I am working for. My duties include; Organize an ever changing calendar and complex family schedule Personal shopping, execute special requests, errands and related duties Coordinate travel arrangements including ground transportation Assist with event and party planning for the family and business entities Flexibility with hours and scheduling; available to work overtime as needed Oversee the household staff usually of one residence Understand concepts like being anticipatory, friendly not familiar, privacy and confidentiality Assist with staff training and organizes the duties and schedule of domestic staff Assist or be charged with keeping the household budgets and inventory supplies Schedule and oversee vendors of contracted services Coordinates with other staff as needed as well as with other parts of the employer’s organization Assist with all duties relating to care of the children such as: Create a stimulating, nurturing, and safe environment for the children Supervise the children’s activities at all times Plan and prepare meals and bottles for, and feed the children Implement potty training routine for children Perform housework related to child care, including washing the children’s clothes, cleaning up after meals, tidying play areas, and washing bottles. Teach the children good social manners. Play with the children, both indoors and outdoors. Plan and lead educational activities, including reading, with the children. Drive the children to and from activities. Provide overnight childcare services when parents are traveling or when my assistance is needed during travel
Sandra B. - Seeking Work in Portland

22.85 / hour
Full-time hours

I began my first experience with childcare when I was seven years old and my baby brother was born! I wanted to feed him change him bathe him and basically be a mommy. I did what I could do at such a young age but realized how much fun it was. My mother decided to help out a friend and fellow nurse with some childcare out our house a few nights a week when I was eleven, needless to say I took over that job at once. And since my mom was already raising her own three kids and working a full time job she was grateful for he help. Hanna was just three weeks old who I started taking care of her. This was a hard job because she had colic and the only thing that made her crying stop was for me to hold her face out and just keep walking. But jo matter how hard it was I loved that little baby, and all the cute and cuddly things made up for the hard work. I took care of her sister two years later wine she was born and alps had babysitting jobs around the neighborhood. Over the next several years I didn't have a regular job in childcare but whenever the opportunity came up I was there for anyone who neede help. Mainly my sister and my beautiful niece. When I was 24 I got a job at a daycare. I started in the infant center as a helper but then quickly moved up to the toddler room where I was a main caregiver for a group on one year olds. This job was so much fun and I loved working there every day. After two years there I moved away to the east coast for a short time. And when I moved back a family I met through the daycare asked me if I wanted to nanny for their two girls. And of course I said yes! I took care of them for a year until school started and then came back for summer breaks. I still am in contact with this family today, even though the girls are now 13 and 15. After that job and even in between I took care of two other siblings who were 11 years apart. And now I hope to meet a wonderful new family to help out again!
Christina K. - Seeking Work in Portland

22.85 / hour

I taught snowboarding lessons to children ages 5-12 for two seasons. At this job, I was responsible for taking care of groups of 2-10 children on my own, making sure they were safe and were learning. I was also a nanny for an infant for six months - responsible for all daily activities, including play time, meals, bathing, and bedtime. I also have a year of experience working at xx Center at xx. I am a Step 8 (out of 10) in the Oregon Registry system, and have completed over 20 hours of child care training in the community. At xx, I was an assistant teacher in a classroom of 24 3-4 year olds. I learned cutting-edge childhood development practices such as positive discipline and anti-bias curriculum. I was responsible for the safety and supervision of large groups of children, and I supported children using conflict resolution skills to resolve their conflicts. I have been nannying since January for a toddler (he is currently 18 months old). I have been responsible for feeding/cooking, bathing, playing with him, and putting him to sleep. I have done overnights with him as well. I also have a very part-time job at a Center at Portland State, where I have floated around different classrooms, most commonly in the 3-4 year old range.
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The H Family - Hiring in Portland
Lexi C.  - Nanny Share Member

with Lexi C.
20.00 / hour
Full-time hours
1 child

Two mama household with one toddler seeking stellar kiddo to join us in a nanny share 3-5 days per week in NE Portland. Nanny has 10 years of professional experience and has been with the family long term. She has a plethora of experience in a share situation and is great juggling with needs of multiple kiddos. Our current hours are 8am-4pm 5 days a week. We are losing our current share buddy and are hoping to find a new friend to enjoy daily adventures with. Nanny and children visit everything the city has to offer and have a great network of fellow caregivers and the kids they care for to socialize.
We are seeking a great fit with an awesome family interested in the share being hosted at our home in NE Portland near 9th and Fremont.
The Gonçalves Family - Hiring in Portland
S Abb - Nanny Share Member

with S A.
15.69 / hour
Full-time hours
1 child

We're two teachers with a one year old who are losing our other kiddo in the nanny share. We'll be starting care back up in the fall. We're looking for another kiddo, hopefully not too far off in age from our child (she'll be 15 months in August, when care starts back up), hopefully not too far away (we're in NE Portland), and hopefully with a family that needs full or part time care during a somewhat similar timeframe (we need 6:30am-3:30 pm M-F). Looking forward to hearing from you! Our nanny comes with a Montesorri background, loves toddlers, and has been with us all year. She's great!
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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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