Experienced, fun, loving nanny available PT
Are you looking or for and experienced, fun, loving nanny?
I am a full time nanny with 8 years experience and excelent references. I grew up on a small island in the San Juans, WA, where I spent most of my time outside. I think it is paramount for children to get as much time in nature as possible, even if it is only their own backyard. I currently work for two families in the portland area which fills about half of my week, and am looking to add one more family in the mornings starting the middle of June 2012. One of the families I work for now have two boys, 4 1/2 and 6, and they are two balls of energy, as well as daredevils. I have been with them for almost 3 years. The other family has a 3 year old girl and a 8 year old boy. I mostly only watch the younger one since the older one is in school most of the time, although I did watch him when he was younger, and still spend some time with him aswell. I have been with them for the past 3 years, and for a year previously with their son. the children I am with now are all about preschool age, but I love working with infants and toddlers aswell.
My childcare philosophy is simple. Possitive reinforcement. I find that they respond more to it than timeouts or scolding. Some children need a firm hand though, and I will use a timeout if it is needed (1 min. per year of child's age), along with clear comunication of expectaions. I find that if the kids are kept busy and engaged then misbehavior tends to happen less often. Plus, they have more fun, which in my opinion is one of the most important parts of being a kid.
I am an animal lover, I live with two cats at the moment and grew up with dogs, chickens, ducks, goats, and horses, so even a big crazy dog won't really faze me.
If interested please contact Laurel @ firstname.lastname@example.org