Experience 10+ years nanny 10+ years babysitting
Skills Drivers License Car Swim
Can care for Disabilities Behavioral Issues Twins/Multiples
Availability Start Date Is Flexible
Position duration Permanent / Full-time, Temporary / Summer
Would prefer to Live-out
Preferred states OR
I’m a nanny because I would love to grow with and share my great joy, passion, knowledge and extensive experience, as a nanny and early childhood educator, with a family in their home environment. I would provide the warmth, calm, security, nurturing and daily rhythms in a loving environment that babies/children need to grow and develop healthfully and holistically. I can offer the beauty, artistry and simplicity of the Waldorf impulse and philosophy, as well as apply age and developmentally appropriate therapeutics through artistic, musical, physical and practical activities as the children grow. I will promote, by example, respect and reverence towards others, the environment and nature as a whole, as well as a deep sense of gratitude. I will work to create a foundation for the joy of living and the wonder of learning, and I will strive to help free their potentialities in a natural and balanced way.
My past childcare experience My childcare experience began many years ago with babysitting during junior high and throughout high school. I had numerous families I babysat for in my community, with ages ranging from newborn to age 12. Since high school, I have had six nanny jobs, two of which were for children with special needs, including autism and ADHD. For the past eleven years, I have been teaching xx Preschool. During this time, I have taught 2 to 6 year olds, and have been teaching the pre-kindergarten class (ages 3-5) for the last six years. xx early childhood education is a therapeutic, holistic education rich in art and music with an emphasis on fostering creativity and cultivating a lifelong love of learning. I have attended many conferences and have completed many extensive trainings, while earning numerous certificates (which I can share with you). I have attended the annual xx for the past ten years and have received a certificate for completing a Puppetry in Early childhood Teacher Workshop from the Juniper Tree School of Story and Puppetry Arts. My most recent and extensive training was completed in July 2013. It was a two year training in Denver, CO called, "Nurturing the Roots," through Denver Anthroposophic Studies. It was a 'Professional Deepening Course in Therapeutic Approach to Waldorf Early Childhood Education.' Areas of emphasis were: ~ Child development - birth to age nine ~ Sensory development, emphasizing touch, proprioception, vestibular and life senses ~ Child observation and child study methods ~ Constitutional polarities as tools for understanding processes of movement, wakefulness and developmental maturation ~ Developmentally healthy movement ~ Introduction to puppetry as a healing art ~ Developmental screenings: -Nursery/Preschool play-based screening -1st Grade/School entrance screening -2nd Grade Developmental screening. I should also mention that I am certified by MEDIC First Aid Pediatric Plus in CPR, AED, and First Aid for Children, Infants, and Adults. I am currently enrolled in the Office of Child Care's Central Background Registry, and I am current with Oregon Food Handlers card. I can provide copies of all of my trainings and certificates, as well as my first aid/CPR card, food handlers card and background registry. I have an extensive list of references you may contact.
Additional comments My suggested compensation is based on national statistics, my education and experience (you will be paying for a professional) and may be negotiable if the fit feels right. Also, I am currently enrolled in the Office of Child Care's Central Background Registry and can provide proof of this in person. It might also be worth mentioning that I have been a licensed driver for 21 years and have a perfect record.
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