Summer Nanny Montessori Teacher Extrordinaire!
I am an enthusiastic AMI Montessori Student Teacher looking for a family or two to help this summer. I have over ten years experience caring for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in home and school environments. I've also volunteered as a SMART elementary reading tutor and I currently volunteer for Big Brothers and Sisters, mentoring an 8 year old. My approach to children includes lots of respect and positive communication with the whole family, guided creative activities with the little ones and plenty of sensorial-based exploration. I love singing songs, splashing in fountains, reading, cooking, leading process oriented art projects and gardening with children.
I'm available for flexible part-time or full-time care from June 1st to late September. During the school year, my availability will remain open a few days a weeks and for occasional date nights, if needed. I'm hoping to create a lasting relationship with a wonderful family or two! Although I do not currently own a car, I do have a valid Oregon Driver's License and plenty of experience escorting little ones around Portland via Trimet or the family vehicle. I especially love taking walks and hikes with children, exploring the wonders of nature through the fives senses. Also, I love animals and have lots of experience as a pet/house sitter, so I'm happy to help feed chickens, walk dogs or help with whatever else needs tending. My rates are negotiable for the perfect match, and dependent upon your needs. I look forward to meeting your family!