Portland$22.85/hr | < 1 yr experience
I have a younger brother who is 6 years my junior, so I got stuck babysitting a lot as a kid! In middle school, I began babysitting for other families and learned I really loved working with kids that weren't my brother.
In late high school and early college, I worked day camps at a children's recreational facility and found my passion. We crafted, played games and sports, went to the beach, and hosted various field trips. I learned crisis and behavioral management. I left to become a nanny, which I did until I graduated college 5 years later. I loved the close bonds I developed with the children I saw everyday.
After graduating college, I began an educator position with a nonprofit that provided academic services to at-risk youth in Los Angeles County schools. I most recently worked as an Environmental Educator with OMSI's outdoor schools. In January, I will be returning to school to pursue a second Bachelor's in Fisheries & Wildlife, so I'm returning to childcare. It's flexible work that I love.
I'm very active and engaged with kids - I take them on walks, to the park, on runs, outside to hunt for plants and creatures. I also love reading together!
I am intelligent, kind, patient, understanding, trustworthy, and energetic. I follow instructions well, but am always ready to work on my own, take initiative, and make healthy decisions for your children. I will take excellent care of your children and I can contribute positivity, knowledge, and love to your child's life!