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Loving, Gentle, and Respectful Infant Nanny Available!

Hello! My name is Ashley, and I am a nanny in search of an infant care position.  I have been working with infants and toddlers for several years and find tremendous joy in it. I am currently looking for a full-time (approx 40 hours/week) position caring for one or two infants. I would really like to find a family looking for a long-term commitment of at least one year. 


I practice respectful communication and positive discipline in my work with infants and toddlers. I am familiar with RIE, and incorporate many aspects of this philosophy into my care. Some of these include supporting natural gross motor development, sensitive observation of children and their learning, including children in caregiving activities, trusting infants to be active learners, providing consistency in schedule and environment, and basing all interactions in respect. 


I would love to work with a family who supports child-led learning and play. Colors, numbers, words, and shapes are all around us. Children's innate desire to play and learn, and their curiosity about the world, prime them to learn all of these things as they are naturally ready. Rather than working from a set curriculum, I believe that my role is to help scaffold and guide children's natural learning by providing a developmentally appropriate environment with open-ended materials that challenge and support their interests, and that grows and changes with them. 


Being a new parent comes with all sorts of new experiences and challenges. I am happy to support you in introducing solid foods to your baby, helping your baby learn the skills to sleep independently (sleep training), and helping to set up and maintain a developmentally appropriate play space, along with other things! I am comfortable working with breast milk and formula, and cloth or disposable diapers. 


I have experience working with multiple infants in both a center environment and in a nanny share set-up. I'm happy to share more about my background!


I am looking for a family or nanny share with one or two infants to begin building a relationship with. If you are interested in talking further, please contact me at ashleydrummondak@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you! 


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