Hello! My name is Jenni, and I am in my late 20's, living in the NE Portland Woodlawn neighborhood. I am currently looking for some part-time (roughly 10-15 hrs a week) childcare work. I will be leaving Portland in June, so I can only commit until the end of May. I love love love working with children, and have been doing so since I was 13. I mainly have cared for 2-5 year olds, though I have experience with infants to tweens. My childcare approach is one that values loving presence, healthy attachment, emotional intelligence / healthy expression, and creative exploration. I love to play outside all times of the year. I enjoy cooking healthy, wholesome, organic meals. I am tidy, and always leave spaces better than I found them. My days and times are currently flexible, though I would love something consistent. I have a strong community of friends, and many of them nannies, so I could likely support the transition when the time comes by helping find my replacement (though no guarantees). I am currently training in Mindfulness / Body-Centered therapy and will be moving into a career as a counselor in the next couple years. I have found my work with children feeds that work and vice-versa. My background is also in yoga, mindfulness, and meditation, and I love finding subtle ways to bring that into children's lives. Activities I love to share are: going on adventures in nature, even if only to the park or around the block, making music or teaching songs, going to see fun shows or to museums, doing seasonal crafts with recycled & / or natural materials, reading or making up stories, dance parties, yoga / stretching, cooking projects, & more! I have a car available for use, it can fit two car seats. I am insured and have a clean record.
I love reading and learning about alternative childcare, so if there is a topic or a book you are particularly passionate about, I would likely be more than happy to read it in my spare time, and incorporate it in my work.
Please email me with your interest Jengold23@gmail.com - I would love to hear about you & your family, your values, what neighborhood you live in, & sending pictures is always helpful! Please do not email me for full-time work as I am not interested or available. Please note: I am in school one weekend (including Friday) a month, so if you need consistent care on those days, I am not able to meet that need.
FYI - my rates begin at $15 an hour, and increase by $2 for each additional child. I am happy to provide references upon request.
Thank you for reading. Be well.