580 posts categorized "Nanny-share"

BABY OPENING IN ST JOHNS, NORTH PORTLAND

March 15, 2017

Greetings, I have one open currently for a baby that is 3 months- 12 months old. I care for a small group of 3 babies from home. I have 20+ years experience. References are 20160726_095214
available to you. Hours are Monday to Thursday, 8:00a-5:00p.  Feel free to email nanny_clair_v@yahoo.com or text/call 503.933.0580 if you are interested in learning more. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Seeking family for FT nanny share in inner SE Portland

March 13, 2017

Hello families! We are looking for a family to join or create a full time spring and summer nanny share in inner SE Portland to care for our three month-old son. Beginning in April 2017, we are seeking 35-40 hours per week of care during standard workday hours, (likely) Monday through Thursday, with the possibility of adjusting the schedule for the right family or nanny.

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Part Time After School Nanny Needed

March 11, 2017

We are looking for some after school care for our 5 year old daughter. This is a super part time gig, with potential opportunity for increased hours over the summer, and date nights.

For now, we are looking for a nanny to pick up our daughter from preschool at 3:30 on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, until about 5pm. Wednesdays may be a little shorter, as I'm often home by 4:30 pm.

This is probably an ideal position for someone who lives in the Sellwood neighborhood, or nearby. This could work for someone who doesn't drive. Bus line 70 is near her school, and there are plenty of activities in the neighborhood to walk around and explore (library, coffee shop, park, etc.). Our house is about a 20 minute walk from her school. If you do have a reliable car, we can provide you with a high-back booster.

Please e-mail (kimbd@pdx.edu) with your resume, 2-3 references, expected pay range, and availability to meet for an informal interview. Our daughter is an outgoing, energetic, funny & bright kiddo. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

Join me in creating a playschool for 2-3 year olds!

March 06, 2017

Cyndi Perczek is a creative play specialist who leads co-op preschools for 2-4 year olds. For the past 11 years, she's provided out-of-the box education that allows her and other families the freedom to create early childhood experiences that are both intimate and adventurous. With a BA in theatre and an MS in education, she combines the two to make stories and make- believe the driving force of her curriculum. Interactive storytelling keeps the class on their feet by acting every moment with their voice and body. Cyndi has worked with organizations like Story Pirates, Music Together, Brooklyn Beanstalk, and Spellbound Theatre as a teaching artist and has worked at Montessori schools, daycares, and mommy and me classes as a Spanish teacher. During the summers she leads a detective camp for 5-8 year olds that solve mysteries by finding hidden clues and letters in the outdoors. She is moving to Portland in July and her Brooklyn co-op community is happy to give recommendations and tell you about their experiences with Cyndi. 
 
If you're interested in creating a cooperative playschool with me for the 2017-2018 school year please email me at cyndi.perczek@gmail.com. Thank you! 20160926_105421

SE Nanny share for infant (Creston/Woodstock)

February 28, 2017

Nanny share opening in SE! We have found an attentive and caring nanny for our 5m old daughter and are looking to share the care with another infant (3-12m). On top of being wonderful with babies, she is trained in the Montessori method as well as CPR/First Aid. If you are hoping to find care for your baby where learning is encouraged through exploration but days are also predictable with naps and feeding mostly on a schedule, this could be the shared nanny situation for you!

We are happy to host in our home (near 45th and SE Holgate) but can also do ½ time hosting if you aren’t too far away. We are non-smokers and do not have pets. Totally ok if you have pets.

We are a few blocks from Creston Park and a 20 min walk to Woodstock Park and library.

Hourly rate and schedule are being negotiated. Considering a schedule of M, W, Th, 10am-5pm (Mondays must be covered and Fridays must be off). 20-24 hrs/week regardless of final schedule, PTO offered and pay above board, taxes withheld. Have questions or might be interested? Please contact Andrew at ajstimson at gmail or Christa at xstamcd at gmail.

Start date is 3/6/17 or after. 

Fridays 9-2: Nanny share with 4.5 year old girl in North Portland.

February 21, 2017

We'd love to find another child to share our nanny with our daughter on Fridays, on her day off preschool, before they go to pick up our older daughter at school. A girl around her age would be ideal. Our daughter is starting kindergarten in the fall, loves art, dancing, dressing up.  Would be $9/hour for each of us.  9-2, or another period between 8:30 and 2:30 could work as well. Would be at our home in Arbor Lodge (and nearby parks etc.), or possibly at yours if nearby. Let me know if you are interested and we can see if it's a fit. Laura @ 310-736-5359

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Flexible Nannies; on Demand and Highly Vetted!

February 20, 2017

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Hi UrbanMamas!

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Child home sick from school? Regular childcare fell through? Need a date night sitter? That is where we can help! We do it all. I essentially have 3-5 nannies on call at all times. 

 
ALL of our nannies are EXCEPTIONAL. I would trust them all with my children, and do! They are thoroughly background checked, infant and child CPR trained, have years of experience in childcare (with references to back up that they were exceptional!), and are seriously just awesome. 

 

Let us help you when life happens! Everyone deserves quality childcare, no matter how last minute or how infrequently you need it!

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Seeking nanny or nanny share for 6 month old

January 07, 2017

Hi there,

we are looking for a nanny or nanny share beginning mid-February for our daughter Artemis, who is going to be 6 months old by then. We live in NW Portland and we are open to many options. Ideally, we are looking for a family with a full time nanny that they would like to add an infant to a few days a week, or a nanny with some flexibility. We would like to start with 3 days a week and then switch to full time. We are pretty flexible location wise as it is not more than 20 min drive, alternatively we could host at our place.

Looking fwd to hearing from you.

Best,

Christina

Pls contact us @ e-mail: chatzi@ohsu.edu or phone: 858-337-3506

Creative, caring nanny looking for Full/Part time Position!

January 02, 2017

Hello and Happy New Year!

My name is Alaina, I am a 29 year old Portland native looking for my next family to Nanny for! My ideal position would be three 10-12 hour days, doesn't matter what days of the week, if the days switch off each week, or if they are consecutive week days off together. I am just hoping to find something around 30-35 hours per week, also open to a nanny share situation. I am a new mom to a 4 month old boy, named Leo. I absolutely love being a mom, he's such a sweet little guy and has been nothing but a joy in our life. My mother has graciously offered to watch Leo 2 days a week, but I would love to be able to bring him one day a week to work. This can be discussed in greater detail of course. I know this may not sound ideal to some families, but I can assure you it would have no negative effect on me being a nanny to your family. I would give equal attention to each child, and I love the thought of my son growing up with other children, and forming lasting friendships. I started my last nanny job in January 2016, which I was with full time until September when I went on maternity leave. The plan was to return to work at the start of January 2017 and bring Leo with me, but things changed with the families work schedule and they can no longer guarantee a set amount of hours anymore, since the mom will be home more often, so here I am!
I live in SW Portland in the Raleigh Hills area, so keeping it within a 20-30 min drive at most would be helpful (especially with this growing Portland traffic!)
A little about me, my work history, and teaching style.

I have grown up in the Portland metro area my whole life, I love Oregon and all if has to offer. Like most Oregonians, I love the lifestyle we are able to have by living here, beautiful day hikes, weekend trips to the Oregon Coast, camping, and trying a new awesome restaurant each weekend. Eating locally and as healthy as possible is very important for me. Which is why staying active, and eating fresh is definitely incorporated as much as possible when I am watching children. I like to have the kids help me cook, get them involved and show them what its like to eat from the garden, daily walks, and exploring all nature has to offer. Rain or shine, I need to go outside everyday! I very much believe a child's imagination is the most important thing to exercise and discover, and no better place to do that then the great outdoors. I grew up in a large family, with my parents, two older sisters, and a younger brother. I now have 4 nieces, and the family keeps growing. I feel very lucky to have them all live close by so Leo can grow up surrounded by his grandparents and cousins.

I have been working with children for the past ten years, from being a full time nanny, preschool teacher, and teacher assistant in the Beaverton School District. Even though all my jobs have been working with children, each job has proved different from the last. I have learned so much in each position, with the different types of teaching styles, parenting styles, ages, sibling behavior, and children with special needs, my passion for being a teacher/caregiver only grows stronger.

Being a Nanny has always been my favorite job of them all. The bond and relationships you form are extremely rewarding and irreplaceable. I have nannied children ranging from 4MO-14years old. As a parent I can only imagine how hard it is to leave your children everyday for work, that’s why as a nanny I make sure the children know they are loved and cared for everyday, I am there for any questions and concerns they have, and am there to teach them and help them grow. I love to stay positive and active. From working in school environments in the past I have taken to implementing some things into my nanny life. Making sure each day has time for reading, crafts, down time, dance/play, and outdoor learning/activities. I know every family is different, some are more structured and scheduled, others may not follow a schedule, with that said I am open to whatever makes the family feel most at ease and comfortable.

As I search for the next family to work with, I am hoping to find something long-term, at least a year+ commitment would be ideal. I want to treat my next job as much as a career as possible, 1 week paid vacation/holiday pay, and a guaranteed amount of hours each pay period. I have a weekly sheet I fill out for the families, which includes activities done throughout the day, food intake, potty/nap schedule, miles driven, expenses used, and hours for the day. It really helps the parents and I keep track in an organized way and it’s seemed to work out really well.

I can imagine trying to find the right Nanny for your family to be a very hard process. I don't blame the family for wanting to maybe have a lengthy hiring process, or wanting to do a trial run to see if you are a right fit before hiring, and to me that makes so much sense. You can't be too sure when you know this person is going to be watching your children. So with that said, I am available for contact through e-mail or phone. If you're interested I can send my resume, which gives in greater detail my childcare experience, I also have great references that are more then willing to chat with you, and we can chat on the phone before meeting to see if we would be a good fit for each other!

I have a 2002 Subaru Outback, which is a very safe and reliable car. I have had my license since I was 16, with an amazing driving record. I recently renewed my First Aid/CPR training and am enrolled in the Criminal Background Check. I am comfortable with pets, and don't mind walking the dog. I am comfortable with meal prep, light housekeeping, and running errands. I don't smoke.

In my last few positions I was getting paid $16 hourly for two children. I am willing to go down to $15 for one child. If its a Nanny share situation I would charge $9 an hour per family.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I am a very caring, reliable, patient, and open minded person, I look at being a Nanny as a career, and not just a job to have until I find something better. I am very excited to find the next family to work with. Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you!

Email: Alainadindia@gmail.com Phone: 503-789-5288

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Seeking Nanny or Nanny Share for 3mo

December 14, 2016

Hi- We are seeking a nanny or a Nanny Share situation starting in Mid February for our son who will be 3mo at the time. Ideally, we are looking for a family with a full time nanny that they would like to add an infant to a few days a week, or a nanny with some flexibility. We are typically looking for mon/wed/fri from 7:30-4pm, but would occasionally need tues/thur instead (we could typically give a schedule a month in advance). If you were thinking of adding an infant to your nanny situation, but wanted someone only part time we would love to talk more! We are looking anywhere in the Hollywood/Beaumont/Rose City/Cully NE area down to Clackamas/Happy Valley. 

 

Thanks- Deidre

Deemiller7@gmail.com

 

SE Nanny Share looking for nanny!!

December 12, 2016

Two Portland families looking to share an attentive, loving, active nanny in SE for two baby boys, one is 6 months and the other 10 months old. The right fit would be someone who is dependable, communicates easily, and enjoys being outdoors. We are looking for someone with infant experience who will follow the children's lead, listen to their individual needs, read to them, and encourage exploration. Infant/child CPR and first aid is a must.
 
Both mothers are teachers; one has a typical full summer break and the other has many breaks throughout the year. This will mean holidays off. Both families are young, active, love trying new things in Portland (food), and spend their free time exploring the great Northwest! Both homes are between SE 50th/Woodstock and SE 83rd/Rhone (2.2 miles from each other), and have parks and a library within walking distance to both.  
 
We would pay a flat rate ($2,000-$2,400 DOE) every month and can provide a schedule at the beginning of each month. Care is typically needed 7:30-4:30pm Monday - Thursday, and will never exceed 36 hours and 4 days/week. There will be times when care will be needed for only one child, and sometimes when no care is needed (salary expectations will still be met, regardless if weekly hours are met).
 
Looking to begin interviewing 12/21 for a start date of 1/3/17
 
Please contact Kelly at kellyfitzsimons85@gmail.com. 
 

Looking for Nanny Share in SE Portland

December 03, 2016

Hello, we are looking for another family to share a nanny (..and, also looking for a nanny!) for 2-3 days per week, starting in January. Our daughter will be 5 months old and we are in the SE neighborhood near Mt Tabor. We are flexible on which days of the week we could do, but we're looking for hours ~8am-5pm. Open to a variety of different situations and are also available to host. Please contact Kat at klperez at gmail dot com. Thank you!

Portland Nanny Looking for FT (Nanny share/my home/your home)

December 01, 2016

Hello! My name is Alaina and I am 28-year-old Portland native, who's hoping to find a 30-35 hour a week nanny position starting in January. I am available M-F, and open to many options! Nanny share, my home, your home, switching off throughout the week. Whatever is easiest for the family can be discussed. 

 I am a new mom to a soon to be 12 week little boy named Leo. He is the sweetest, most even tempered, curious, happy baby and I feel very lucky to be his mom. I started my last nanny job in January 2016, which I was with full time until September when I went on maternity leave. The plan was to return to work at the start of January 2017 and bring Leo with me, but things changed with the families work schedule and they can no longer guarantee a set amount of hours anymore, since the mom will be home more often.  I am going to miss them, they were a great family and we all got along really well. With that said, I am looking forward to my next nanny adventure! 

I have a couple options I am open to, and would be equally thrilled to be apart of. 

 The first being a nanny share with 2 babies at someone's house. Since I would be bringing Leo with me, I think it would be awesome to have other babies close to his age or even up to 1 year old. I've had friends in this scenario and they loved it and said it worked or great! Plus, Leo doesn't have many friends yet and I'm almost certain he would love some. :) 

The second being dropping off 1-2 babies with me. I live in SW Portland, although my place is very cute and perfect for my little family of 3 at the moment, it would sadly be too small to entertain multiple babies, so my parents has graciously offered their home to me. My parents live in Tigard, in the Morning Hill neighborhood. Very close to Summer Lake Park, and the new Progress Ridge developments. They have 5 grandchildren who love visiting because of their warm environment and lots of toys! There would be a designated play-room with cribs, age appropriate toys, and anything else needed for the babies. A clean kitchen for eating and snack time, and an awesome backyard with a new large deck for endless outdoor activities! 

For both of these scenarios I would charge $9.00 per child and would need to be guaranteed no less then 27-28 hours per week and not exceeding 35-38 hours. If only one child, pay would need to be increased but for the sake of each family and payment costs, I am really hoping for two children to cut costs for everyone! 

A little about me, my work history, and teaching style. 

I have grown up in the Portland metro area my whole life, I love Oregon and all if has to offer. Like most Oregonians, I love the lifestyle we are able to have by living here, beautiful day hikes, weekend trips to the Oregon Coast, camping, and trying a new awesome restaurant each weekend. Eating locally and as healthy as possible is very important for me. Which is why staying active, and eating fresh is definitely incorporated as much as possible when I am watching children. I like to have the kids help me cook, get them involved and show them what its like to eat from the garden, daily walks, and exploring all nature has to offer. Rain or shine, I need to go outside everyday! I very much believe a child's imagination is the most important thing to exercise and discover, and no better place to do that then the great outdoors. I grew up in a large family, with my parents, two older sisters, and a younger brother. I now have 4 nieces, and the family keeps growing. I feel very lucky to have them all live close by so Leo can grow up surrounded by his grandparents and cousins. 

I have been working with children for the past ten years, from being a full time nanny, preschool teacher, and teacher assistant in the Beaverton School District. Even though all my jobs have been working with children, each job has proved different from the last. I have learned so much in each position, with the different types of teaching styles, parenting styles, ages, sibling behavior, and children with special needs, my passion for being a teacher/caregiver only grows stronger. 

Being a Nanny has always been my favorite job of them all. The bond and relationships you form are extremely rewarding and irreplaceable. I have nannied children ranging from 4MO-14years old. As a parent I can only imagine how hard it is to leave your children everyday for work, that’s why as a nanny I make sure the children know they are loved and cared for everyday, I am there for any questions and concerns they have, and am there to teach them and help them grow. I love to stay positive and active. From working in school environments in the past I have taken to implementing some things into my nanny life. Making sure each day has time for reading, crafts, down time, dance/play, and outdoor learning/activities. I know every family is different, some are more structured and scheduled, others may not follow a schedule, with that said I am open to whatever makes the family feel most at ease and comfortable. 

As I search for the next family to work with, I am hoping to find something long-term, at least a year+ commitment would be ideal. I want to treat my next job as much as a career as possible, 1 week paid vacation/holiday pay, and a guaranteed amount of hours each pay period. I have a weekly sheet I fill out for the families, which includes activities done throughout the day, food intake, potty/nap schedule, miles driven, expenses used, and hours for the day. It really helps the parents and I keep track in an organized way and it’s seemed to work out really well. 

 I can imagine trying to find the right Nanny for your family to be a very hard process. I don't blame the family for wanting to maybe have a lengthy hiring process, or wanting to do a trial run to see if you are a right fit before hiring, and to me that makes so much sense. You can't be too sure when you know this person is going to be watching your children. So with that said, I am available for contact through e-mail or phone. If you're interested I can send my resume, and references which gives in greater detail my childcare experience, we can chat on the phone before meeting to see if we would be a good fit for each other! 

 I have a 2002 Subaru Outback, which is a very safe and reliable car. I have had my license since I was 16, with an amazing driving record. I recently renewed my First Aid/CPR training and am enrolled in the Criminal Background Check. I am comfortable with pets, and don't mind walking the dog. I am comfortable with meal prep, light housekeeping, and running errands. I don't smoke. 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, I am a very caring, reliable, patient, and open minded person, I look at being a Nanny as a career, and not just a job to have until I find something better. I am very excited to find the next family to work with. Thanks again, and I hope to hear from you! 

Email: Alainadindia@gmail.com   Phone: 503-789-5288

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Seeking family to join our (Spanish speaking) nanny share in SE Portland

October 25, 2016

Hello! 

We have a wonderful nanny who is caring for our 7-month old son three days a week at our home in SE Portland (Woodstock neighborhood). We are looking for another baby to join us, ideally between 4 and 10 months old but may consider other ages also. We are open to hosting at our house as well as alternating homes depending on location. We are already pretty well equipped for nanny share as far as gear goes (double stroller, extra crib and nap space, good proximity to parks and activities, etc). The schedule is currently M-W, but we may be able to flex that some, and we may also consider expanding beyond the 3 days/week. Our son is a happy, easygoing, and active fellow, and we are excited for him to have a playmate! Our nanny speaks primarily in Spanish and is very active throughout the day, going out for walks regularly and engaging in interactive, educational play. 

If this sounds like a good fit for your family please email me at kimmis@gmail.com. Thanks! 

Part-Time Nanny Needed in SE Portland

October 24, 2016

Hello! We're looking for a caring, dependable, education/play-oriented part-time nanny for roughly 25 hours a week. Our two children are 7 and 4, and love arts and crafts, music, books, and being outside.

The schedule is M/W/F after school, and all day Tues/Thurs. The location for care switches weekly between our 2 houses, dad's in South Tabor and mom's in Woodstock. Some very light housekeeping would be helpful--mainly just cleaning up after craft time, etc., and some meal prep (really just snacks and lunches).

We'd love to know a little bit about you, your child care philosophy and methods, and how you see yourself a great fit for joining our family. Compensation is negotiable, but hoping to land around local average pay. Please email Brian at bk@fatpause.com if interested.

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SEEKING FAMILY TO SHARE CARE IN N/NE/SE PORTLAND

October 21, 2016

 

Hi! We recently hired a fantastic nanny and are looking to share care with another family; we have an almost 3 year old (November birthday) girl and a 4 month old girl (born in June). We are located in NE Portland (Rose City Park) and would be looking to share care up to 4 days a week, generally between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. 

A little about us- We are working parents- my husband is in sales and I'm a policy analyst with a local non-profit- of an active, curious and happy toddler. Our 4 month old is already an easy second- mellow and goes with the flow of her older sister! We eat healthy (but are not overly organic and allow some sugar in her diet), encourage outside play, limit screen time and do maintain daily routines as much as possible. We do have a 6 year old black lab that thinks he is one of the "girls". 

We are happy to share care between our homes or host the share. Our nanny is kind, very warm towards the girls, engages them in appropriate play (she brings her own bag of goodies, including books, wraps for infants etc.) and is very comfortable with our routine. She is a graduate of the NW Nannies Institute and can provide references/information upon request. 

We are looking for a family that would be looking for similar hours of care (with the possibility that could use the nanny on the 5th day if need full time care), has a toddler close in age to our toddler (may consider more than 1 child) and is willing to pay between $10-12/hour for shared care, with taxe s deducted (can show you how to do that!). 

If you are interested and would like to explore sharing care with us, please email Danielle at thesobes at gmail.com. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Seeking Nanny / Nanny Share in SE (Buckman Neighborhood)

October 20, 2016

Hello!

We are seeking:

-- A like minded family to share a nanny with our 2-month-old (he will be 4 months old at the time of care)
-- A loving, dependable nanny for our child 
-- Or alternatively, to join another family who already has a care provider in place

We are parents in our early-30s who value art, nature, music, free play, and quality family and social time! We are still working on finding a nanny. If you already have a nanny and have room for one more, we'd also be willing to join you! We plan to set up nanny care Monday-Friday, full time, beginning in December or January. We'd prefer a family close by to our house (near Buckman school), but location can also be split between houses.

If you are interested, please email me at aftonhakes@gmail.com to discuss further.

Thank you!

Seeking Infant Nanny-share in SE Starting March 2017

September 28, 2016

Hi, we are seeking a family to join a nanny share with our soon-to-be born son. We anticipate care starting in March, at which point he'll be a little over 3-months old. 

We are parents in our mid-30s who value the outdoors, music, free play and quality family time! 

We are still working on finding a care provider. If you have secured a care provider, we'd also be willing to join you! We will be planning on providing care Monday-Friday, full time. We'd prefer a family close by to our house (near Mt. Tabor Park), but location can be split between houses or all care can happen under our roof. 

If you are interested, please email me (Annie) at anniebryant@gmail.com to discuss further.

Thanks for thinking of us! 

Babysitter available days and evenings!

About me:

  • Master's degree in Art Therapy with children
  • Former Preschool Teacher
  • Skilled with Infants
  • Former Children's Museum Educator
  • Lots of Nanny experience
  • CPR & First Aid certified

I'm available evenings, weekends, and some weekdays.  I usually have one full weekday open per week.  The day varies, but I know my schedule a month in advance.  I'm currently nannying for a wonderful boy (who I've been with for 6 years) and a delightful 2 year old girl. 

I look forward to meeting your family!

Natalie

Natalierenehunt@gmail.com

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Seeking family to share care in N/NE/SE Portland

September 14, 2016

Hi! We recently hired a fantastic nanny and are looking to share care with another family; we have an almost 3 year old (November birthday) girl and a 3 month old girl (born in June). We are located in NE Portland (Rose City Park) and would be looking to share care up to 4 days a week, generally between the hours of 8 am and 4 pm. 

A little about us- We are working parents- my husband is in sales and I'm a policy analyst with a local non-profit- of an active, curious and happy toddler. Our 3 month old is already an easy second- mellow and goes with the flow of her older sister! We believe in letting our toddler experience/explore without hovering  and are always ready to support/teach. We eat healthy (but are not overly organic and allow some sugar in her diet), encourage outside play, limit screen time and do maintain daily routines as much as possible. We do have a 6 year old black lab that thinks he is one of the "girls". 

We have had a nanny caring for our toddler for the duration of her life; we just started with our current nanny and do have past experience with shares with our former nanny. We are happy to share care between our homes or host the share. Our new nanny is also well versed in shares as her last family also used shared care. She is kind, very warm towards the girls, engages them in appropriate play (she brings her own bag of goodies, including books, wraps for infants etc.) and is very comfortable with our routine. She is a graduate of the NW Nannies Institute and can provide references/information as requested. 

We are looking for a family that would be looking for similar hours of care (with the possibility that could use the nanny on the 5th day if need full time care), has a toddler close in age to our toddler (may consider more than 1 child) and is willing to pay between $10-12/hour for shared care, with taxes deducted (can show you how to do that!). 

If you are interested and would like to explore sharing care with us, please email Danielle at thesobes at gmail.com. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Now Enrolling at The Nest Playschool - Woodstock/Brentwood-Darlington

August 30, 2016

We have moved to a new and larger location, and have expanded with a new cohort of infants. 

We are now enrolling infants 3-9 months old for part-time and full-time schedules. We are also offering a wait list for our next cohort, opening in January 2017.

We offer a gentle, RIE-inspired, relationship-based caregiving approach. We are proud of our beautiful indoor and outdoor play spaces. 

What do we offer?

* primary caregivers in a 1:4 ratio

* educated and intentional staff

* daily photo documentation and personal communication about your child's day. 

* organic, homemade vegetarian meals and snacks.

* cloth diapers

* eco-healthy practices

* you'll find community -- join us for parent discussion groups and other program events for families

 

You can learn more at our website www.nestplayschoolpdx.com

Contact Savannah at nestplayschoolpdx@gmail.com  or (503) 933-0238 to schedule your personal tour. Find out if we're a fit for your family.

Interested in preschool? Visit the websites of our sister schools, www.sunflowerspreschoolpdx.com and www.busybeepreschoolpdx.com

 

Infant Nanny Share in SE Portland Opportunity

August 25, 2016

Hi, we are seeking a family to join our nanny share with our 5 month old daughter.

We are parents in our mid thirties and we value the outdoors, music, health and having fun with our kids!

We are looking for a family to share a nanny starting in late summer/early fall for your infant. Care will be provided Monday-Friday, part or full time. We prefer a family close by for commuting. Location can be split between houses or all care can happen under our roof. We live between Sellwood/Moreland - Woodstock. Just south of Johnson Creek Road.

If you are interested, please email me at Megan at mmeganderson@gmail.com to discuss further. Thank you!

Mama, Nanny and Artist to Care For Your Child

August 22, 2016

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Hi Portland Families! I'm a mother, nanny and artist, available to care for your child. I have a beautiful, clean, safe home in SE Portland, (Woodstock) that features a lovely yard to play in and an art studio. I practice Gentle, AP parenting with my own 2 year old, I am cloth diaper and nursing friendly and have CPR/first aid certification. I am open to a child age 1 to 4 years. I only care for your child and my own. I'm more of a nanny share than a daycare. If you are looking for someone mature, responsible, gentle, creative and fun, to care for your child, then feel free to contact me at dianacomstock@gmail.com.

Full Time Nanny Available September

August 16, 2016

Tiffany has been a nanny for our family for over four years now and our youngest is now moving on to preschool and I am committed to helping this truly remarkable young woman find another family to work for.    

About Tiffany:  Tiff
Tiffany is a professionally trained nanny, having graduated from NW Nannies Institute in Portland, with ten years experience with infants, toddlers, multiples, and nanny shares.  She is infant & child first aid and CPR certified.  Being a nanny is not just an after-college job, it is her profession.  

 She is endlessly patient and I've never once seen her frustrated or flustered.   She is full of love and connects incredibly well with children, actively playing with them, making trips to the park, and singing songs and playing games.  She is professional and responsible.  

I can't recommend her highly enough.  

Pay: I'm also committed to helping Tiffany find a job that pays her a living wage since this is her profession and she needs to be able to pay for her own health insurance, pay taxes, etc. Her rate per hour for a full time, 50 hour week is $22 per hour.    She is really flexible in helping families afford that.  She will care for multiple children at that rate--up to 2 infants and 4 toddlers or adding in an older child after school (all of which she has done while in our employment and I can attest to the fact that she is brilliant at it) AND, she can do what she did for our family which is work 3 days for one group of families and 2 days for another, so please don't hesitate to reach out if you are interested in part-time OR full-time; I know she'll try to make it work.   And I will happily train you on how to withhold taxes, etc so you don't have to stress about that!

You can contact me at amandamortlock [@] gmail.com to learn more or get in touch with Tiffany.  Tiffany has a full website with reviews from families she's worked with at www.tiffanybreunig.com. 

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Looking for Part Time Nanny Share

July 26, 2016

The time has come for Mama to return to work, and we are looking for a nanny share to help care for our 11 month old son.

Days can be anywhere from 1 to 2.5 days a week. Most likely we will need childcare on Mondays and half of the day on Tuesdays.

This is our first child and we are looking for a fun, energetic, loving person to help care for him.  Ideally there is a family out there in SW Portland looking for something similar or would be willing to let us join them in their current situation to help reduce cost.

Please e-mail Danielle at danieller.coughlin@gmail.com if you are a nanny or family that will fit in with our schedule.

We would like to start as soon as August 15th.

Looking for Nanny or Nanny Share

July 19, 2016

We are a professional couple looking for a nanny or nanny share to begin August 29 for 3 days/week (Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday). For a share we are flexible with the location and age of other child(ren). Our smiley 6 month old son needs a caretaker that has energy, patience, and love to give. We are very hands on while also encouraging independence, expose him to many people and experiences, and are environmentally conscious. The ideal candidate enjoys "conversing" with infants, taking walks, reading books, and engaging in interactive songs. If you are experienced with infants, responsible, and organized we would like to meet you and see if you are a good fit!

Please contact Erin at erinpcalkins at gmail dot com. We will negotiate fair pay based on experience.

 

SE // Seeking Richmond Neighborhood Nanny Share

July 18, 2016

We are seeking another local family to share a nanny starting in late August.

Who we are:
Early thirties progressive parents who value the outdoors, healthy living and a good sense of humor. We just had our first baby , Alex, who will be 3 months old when both of his parents go back to work full-time.

Who you are:
A like-minded local family looking to share a nanny starting in late summer/early fall for your infant . Steady income and responsiveness via phone/email.

What the share involves:
We are looking for a nanny Monday-Thursday. Location can be split between houses or all care can happen under our roof. The share would start in or around August 29th.

If you are interested, please email me at mollyishkanian@gmail.com to discuss further. Thank you!

one spot left in home daycare/nanny share in foster/powell

July 12, 2016

Hello Mamas (And Papas, as the case may be),

I am writing today on behalf of our sweet little Foster-Powell nanny-share, as things are changing up a bit and we have 1 spot available coming this August! Our dear nanny Solstice lovingly cares for five children (presently 3 at a time) in her clean and creative home. Below are some words from Ms. Sol, but as a mother who's been lucky to have Solstice care for our son since he was 5 months old (he is now 15 months), I would like to share how wonderful Solstice's care is. Her approach is informal/relaxed while also very interactive, educational, and highly individualized. She listens to the needs of each family and works with parents to enhance whatever routine/lessons/needs each child has so there is continuity between home and childcare. She is very flexible (so helpful!) while maintaining the utmost integrity and dependability in schedules. She has created a wonderful space in her home, and her care feels more like a fun auntie's home than a traditional daycare. She speaks predominantly Spanish to the kids presently, but this is flexible as well! Her rates are also very competitive at $8/hour.

Presently, we are looking one child to join for 3-4 days/week. Available days are M, T,  & Fridays. Solstice is also available for date nights and weekends, so she really is such an incredible support on so many levels. Our little family, and all current families, cannot recommend her enough! We hope to meet your little one(s) soon!

Please contact: Solstice at four one five 3 77 27 one one or toujourshadow at g mail
If you are interested, Solstice can provide all current family contact info for stellar references.

A few words from Solstice:

I am so happy to be looking forward to meeting new friends as I say goodbye to my little buddies who are soon graduating from my care. I offer a casual nanny share situation in my home and its dynamic is stellar. It both encompasses the advantages of a private nanny for your child while at the same time also reaping the benefits of peer play without the distractions of an overwhelmingly large group. The nanny share context is also very budget-friendly. I have been providing child care for over a decade now and my experiences range from private nanny to large summer camps, from nanny share to au pair, from my mom's daycare helper to home tutor and many more contexts in between. I care for children of all ages and I am available all week days minus Wednesday and not after 5:30.

 My home has a fenced back yard with patio deck and myself, my partner and 2 kitties are its only residents. I currently provide Spanish immersion to the children whose parents wish me to do so. Child care is my true vocation and my fulfillment comes from making my little friends happy everyday. I have a personal approach of seeing each child as unique but all children grow from smiles so my daily duty is to have fun! I deeply believe having fun is vital to a child's positive growth. I keep fluid daily schedules that include open play, storytime, yoga, school time, choir practice, dance party, creative workshop, outside tumbling, promenades, baking class, and more. I believe this small group dynamic of intimate care with friendship and play from other children allows them to thrive and flourish with each other and with me too! I consider my approach an immersion of Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia styles. My rate for full time families is 8$ an hour per child. References may be given upon meeting.

A little more about myself...I am from San Francisco! I'm a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in liberal arts. I am a devout yoga student and also teach kids yoga at my studio. I am an avid world traveler and yet its strange that my warmest comfort comes from being home :) I welcome any background checks and I get CPR certified annually, and of course, I am a non-smoker. I am fluent in Spanish and conversational French. There is no television in my home and the only entertainment apparatus we use is my record player for dance and music time. I have an excellent education and many other work experiences such as tutoring English as a second language and crisis counseling, but it's the little ones that make me smile each day when I go to work. I put the same high expectations on myself that I expect other families to put on me. Each child is unique and I am attentive to differences when they arise. It is a strength of mine to be creative when confronting a problem. Sometimes children get restless or frustrated with sharing, or have difficulty communicating their desires, or just don't want to eat their veggies! It's important to not execute anger or negative energy to solve these situations. Love, patience, and innovation will help children much faster and more positively then any frown or holler I believe. I actually grew up in a daycare and my mother was the owner. I am eternally grateful to her. Thank you for your time and I look forward to meeting some of you and your little one(s)!


Amanda

 

NE - Seeking Nanny for 2 Infants

July 01, 2016

We are two professional couples in inner Northeast Portland in the Sabin/Beaumont neighborhoods looking for a caring, responsible, and experienced nanny to care for our two young infants (both three months old) for a nanny share. We are looking for a caregiver to start part time in July, 2 days a week, with a gradual increase to full time 4-5 days a week in September. Both children will be 3 months in July. If interested please contact Erin ebrasell@gmail.com

Looking For Family To Share Amazing Nanny In Overlook/N/NE Pdx

June 28, 2016

Hi!  We have an incredible bilingual nanny, Kelly, who we would like to share with one or 2 other families (max 2 more little ones).  She has been with our 22 month old daughter since she was only 8 weeks old and is very trustworthy, speaks only in Spanish to her, and fills every day with fun activities.  Kelly also seems to have magical powers when it comes to getting little ones down for their naps.

We would ideally like to find one or 2 more little ones around the same age as our girl and families who wouldn't mind dropping their littles off at our house in Overlook.  The days/hours we use Kelly currently are M, Tu 9:15-6:30, W 9:15-5:30, F 9:15-6:30 and we're open to sharing a portion of that or all of those hours if it happens to work with your schedule.  For the shared hours each family pays $13 per hour and if you need Kelly for any alone hours it's $15.

Email me, andreaneal99@yahoo.com, or call, 714-883-5792, if you think this could be a good fit or have any questions.

Thanks,

Andrea

Seeking Family to partner with for FT or PT Spanish Speaking Nanny Share - Sept 2016

June 17, 2016

Hi!

We are looking for a family to partner with for a FT Spanish Speaking Nanny Share, starting in Sept 2016. Our daughter is currently 3 months and will be 6 months when we will need FT care (hours approx 8-5, M-F). We are also open to sharing PT, and sharing the hosting. We are raising her to be bi-lingual (Spanish and English), and step one is immersion! I am currently interviewing some great prospective nanny candidates, happy to co-interview.

Our home is located in South Tabor, in SE PDX. We are a family of 3 with two small dogs, and we value food, education and travel.

If this sounds interesting to you, please send me an email at: sofiavictoriarouth@gmail.com. Thanks!

 

 

Seeking PT Nanny or Nanny Share N Portland/Overlook

June 16, 2016

Hi!

We are looking for very part-time nanny care for our 6-month old baby.  We would also be welcome to the idea of joining a nanny share.  Ideal days would be Mondays and Fridays for 6 - 8 hours each day.  We're looking for a qualified and experienced nanny.  Plus for German speakers as we're raising our baby bi-lingual!  Please e-mail erinzok@gmail.com with a resume if you're interested.  We're looking to pay $15/hour.  Thank you!!  Erin, Henk & Anouk

 

Spaces Opening in July for SE Nannyshare/Private Daycare!

May 23, 2016

Hello Mamas (And Papas, as the case may be),

I am writing today on behalf of our sweet little Foster-Powell nanny-share, as things are changing up a bit and we have 2-3 spots available coming this July! Our dear nanny Solstice lovingly cares for five children (presently 3 at a time) in her clean and creative home. Below are some words from Ms. Sol, but as a mother who's been lucky to have Solstice care for our son since he was 5 months old (he is now 13 months), I would like to share how wonderful Solstice's care is. Her approach is informal/relaxed while also very interactive, educational, and highly individualized. She listens to the needs of each family and works with parents to enhance whatever routine/lessons/needs each child has so there is continuity between home and childcare. She is very flexible (so helpful!) while maintaining the utmost integrity and dependability in schedules. She has created a wonderful space in her home, and her care feels more like a fun auntie's home than a traditional daycare. She speaks predominantly Spanish to the kids presently, but this is flexible as well! Her rates are also very competitive at $8/hour. 

Presently, we are looking for 2-3 kids to join for 2-4 days/week. Available days are M, T, Th, & Fridays. Solstice is also available for date nights and weekends, so she really is such an incredible support on so many levels. Our little family, and all current families, cannot recommend her enough! We hope to meet your little one(s) soon! 

Please contact: 

Solstice Barba: (415) 377-2711   toujourshadow@gmail.com
If you are interested, Solstice can provide all current family contact info for stellar references. 

A few words from Solstice: 

I am so happy to be looking forward to meeting new friends as I say goodbye to my little buddies who are soon graduating from my care. I offer a casual nanny share situation in my home and its dynamic is stellar. It both encompasses the advantages of a private nanny for your child while at the same time also reaping the benefits of peer play without the distractions of an overwhelmingly large group. The nanny share context is also very budget-friendly. I have been providing child care for over a decade now and my experiences range from private nanny to large summer camps, from nanny share to au pair, from my mom's daycare helper to home tutor and many more contexts in between. I care for children of all ages and I am available all week days minus Wednesday and not after 5:30. 

Currently, I care for 5 children under the age of 4 and no more than 4 children in one day since I work alone. My home has a fenced back yard with patio deck and myself, my partner and 2 kitties are its only residents. I currently provide Spanish immersion to the children whose parents wish me to do so. Child care is my true vocation and my fulfillment comes from making my little friends happy everyday. I have a personal approach of seeing each child as unique but all children grow from smiles so my daily duty is to have fun! I deeply believe having fun is vital to a child's positive growth. I keep fluid daily schedules that include open play, storytime, yoga, school time, choir practice, dance party, creative workshop, outside tumbling, promenades, baking class, and more. I believe this small group dynamic of intimate care with friendship and play from other children allows them to thrive and flourish with each other and with me too! I consider my approach an immersion of Montessori, Waldorf and Reggio Emilia styles. My rate for full time families is 8$ an hour per child. References may be given upon meeting. 

A little more about myself...I am from San Francisco! I'm a graduate of UC Berkeley with a degree in liberal arts. I am a devout yoga student and also teach kids yoga at my studio. I am an avid world traveler and yet its strange that my warmest comfort comes from being home :) I welcome any background checks and I get CPR certified annually, and of course, I am a non-smoker. I am fluent in Spanish and conversational French. There is no television in my home and the only entertainment apparatus we use is my record player for dance and music time. I have an excellent education and many other work experiences such as tutoring English as a second language and crisis counseling, but it's the little ones that make me smile each day when I go to work. I put the same high expectations on myself that I expect other families to put on me. Each child is unique and I am attentive to differences when they arise. It is a strength of mine to be creative when confronting a problem. Sometimes children get restless or frustrated with sharing, or have difficulty communicating their desires, or just don't want to eat their veggies! It's important to not execute anger or negative energy to solve these situations. Love, patience, and innovation will help children much faster and more positively then any frown or holler I believe. I actually grew up in a daycare and my mother was the owner. I am eternally grateful to her. Thank you for your time and I look forward to meeting some of you and your little one(s)!

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Looking For Family To Share Our Amazing Nanny In Overlook

April 16, 2016

We have an incredible nanny, Kelly, who has been watching our 20 month old girl since she was 8 weeks old and are losing the family we've been sharing her with at the end of April.  Kelly speaks only in Spanish to our daughter, is experienced (former Childroots employee), reliable, and so great with the little ones.

We live in the Overlook neighborhood (close in N Portland) near Mississippi and we're open to the new family coming over to our home or trading off back and forth between houses.  Kelly's current hours are Mondays 8:45-5:30, Tuesdays 9:15-6:30, and Fridays 9:15-6:30.  We're flexible with the hours, if you don't need full days we could share for a portion of the day.  Email Andrea at andreaneal99@yahoo.com or call 714-883-5792 for more info.

Nanny or Nanny share needed

April 06, 2016

I have a 10 month old son, and am looking for a nanny or family to nanny share starting in May. I only need 2 days a week (Mon and Wed) and I may have a spot in daycare starting in September, so there is a possibility this may just be a summer job. I am located in North portland, near the New Seasons on Interstate. If anyone is interested in sharing or any caregivers wanting more information, please message me! Thank you!

Marcy

marcycrouch@icloud.com

Seeking family (and nanny) for nanny share- June 2016 in Beaverton

April 04, 2016


Seeking family (and nanny) for nanny share starting June 2016 -- Beaverton (close to Washington Square)

We are interested either in joining an existing nanny share (with an immediate opening) OR finding a family that is in a position similar to ours to jointly hire a nanny, starting June 2016.

About us: We have a loving 6 yr old daughter, an infant baby girl and chilled cat. We enjoy good food, camping, hiking, kayaking, watching movies. We are both professionals with full-time jobs with backgrounds in engineering and program management.

What we’re looking for in a nanny: We are seeking a kind, caring, interactive, and playful caregiver who has experience caring for infants and possesses strong references and work ethic. We would like a non-smoker caregiver who has Infant First Aid & CPR training and is willing to go through a criminal background check. Drivers license with good record a must.

The schedule: M-F from 8:30am to 3:30 (7 hrs) but we are open to slightly different hours if needed.

The location: We are open to a combination of our place and your place if they are close enough together; happy to host ourselves or have you host. We are on The Greens Condominiums off of Schools Ferry and Conestoga -walkable to Fanno Creek Greenway Trail and a wide array of parks and other kid-friendly activities.

If you are a caregiver interested in a FT nanny position OR a family interested in sharing a nanny with us, please contact Cristina at elliotscove@gmail.com

Thanks!
Cristina

SWEET RIVER BAMBOO PRESCHOOL & NURSERY NOW ENROLLING FOR JUNE! NE PDX

March 12, 2016

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Sweet River Bamboo Preschool & Nursery is a LifeWays and Waldorf inspired program nurturing the spirit of childhood. Located in NE Portland, we are a predominantly Waldorf program and take inspiration from Montessori and Reggio philosophies to create an environment that is well balanced and suited to the social/emotional development of children in this age group.  

A year round program, we are a small and mindful group of 2 teachers and 8 children from 18m-kindergarten ready. Enrollment options are for one, two, or three days a week:  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 8:45a-12:30p. or 8:45a-2:45p.

Held in a loving home surrounded by beauty and toys made of natural materials, a gentle rhythm carries children through open play, song circles, outside adventures (we live right by Oregon Park!) and rest. Painting, arts and crafts and baking are other activities we do together weekly. Influenced greatly by Nature's rhythm, acknowledgment of and festive celebrations of the seasons are a big deal at Sweet River Bamboo! 


Lead Teacher Sara (Sahra) is a Waldorf inspired teacher with 20 years of childcare experience with children of all ages. Her time with children has taught her how to slow down, find playful moments in every activity, and to stay present, loving and kind. Sara has learned that encouraging creativity and being out in nature daily is imperative for the well being of children (and adults!) She has observed that placing children in mixed age environments that are warm and loving is immensely helpful in aiding their ability to learn, thrive and grow securely and whole heartedly. Sara brings warmth, creativity, intention and love to the children in her care and holds a nourishing container for the preschool group as a whole. Sara's multi cultural and multi lingual background and years of extensive world travel bring a nice flavor to the school. Her decade long exploration of psychology, dance and various forms of mindful movement practices influence the curriculum greatly. 

Space is limited. Our program launches in N.E. (currently in the S.W.) on Monday, June 6th. Please contact Sara at 503-432-6414 or saralizadeh@hotmail.com with your interest and questions. A complete overview of the program including tuition rates will be provided via email at your request. 


Thank you for considering this magical program for your child!

Seeking Sellwood Family for Infant Nanny Share

February 27, 2016

Responsible, dependable family seeking family with similar-aged little one to share nanny in our home in Sellwood. Returning to work April 1st. We have found the ideal nanny, now we just need another dependable family to share the cost with.

We have a young infant, he will be 2 months old by April 1st. Looking for another infant so that they can be buddies eventually.
Full-time, 4 days per week, approximately 8:15 - 6:15
$1250 each per two weeks, she earns $2500 monthly salary so that her income is dependable
She is also available for additional babysitting and flexible and sweet
Paying professionally, withholding taxes

Nanny is sweet, dependable, responsible woman. She is a former doula with ample experience with babies, will do cloth or disposable diapers.

We do have a dog, who barks at first but is very sweet.

Email us to tell us a little about your family so we can see if we're a good fit!

Email tskili2003@yahoo.com

Seeking Nanny for PT infant nannyshare

February 15, 2016

We are looking for a nanny with infant experience for a nanny-share in the SW John's Landing neighborhood.  We are looking for a nurturing, communicative, responsible, and creative individual to love on our babies while we are gone working. The days would be Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday likely from approximately 8 (sometimes earlier) to 5.  There will a 4 month old girl and my neighbor's almost 2 month old boy. Both families also have almost 3 year olds but they will be in daycare on those days; however, it would be ideal if the nanny would be willing to stay a few times a month for either family in the evening for an occasional date night (no more than 2 kids at a time).  

Requirements for nanny: Infant First Aid & CPR certified, at least 2 years infant experience, your own reliable transportation with current insurance and license, no criminal/driving record, and good references.

Please e-mail Beth @ bethbrudneyhiggins@gmail.com if you are interested. Please include your rate as well. 

Part-time Nanny needed starting April 2016, NE PDX

February 11, 2016

My husband and I are in need of part-time care for our daughter starting in April, 2016.  She will be 3.5 months old at that time.  We need care 3 – 4 days per week from approximately 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  We can be flexible with the days and times if needed. 

We are seeking a kind caregiver who has experience with infants, is attentive, responsible and nurturing.  We would like the caregiver to have Infant First Aid & CPR training.  References are required.  We are only interested in a non-smoking caregiver.  We live in NE Portland.  We have two small puggles that would also be in the home. 

If interested, please email Paige at paigedemuniz@gmail.com

PT Childcare Needed in NoPo late March

February 08, 2016

We are in need of care for our son Henry starting the last week of March. He will 5 months old at that time. We're open to any arrangement (nanny, nanny share, center) that's within a reasonable drive of our home in the Arbor Lodge neighborhood of North Portland. 

Henry is a very easy-going, happy baby. We have a pet- and smoke-free home. We're looking for someone who is nurturing, creative, responsible, and likes to get out of the house. We are flexible and open to many things, but we prefer a screen-free environment for Henry. 

My work schedule will be all day MTW, roughly 8:30am-5pm. If interested, please email Laura at laura.n.mccray@gmail.com. 

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Nanny Share in Alameda Neighborhood

February 01, 2016

We are located in the Alameda neighborhood. Our nanny, Angela, currently cares for our daughter, Leila, from 7:30 am until 3:00 pm Monday through Thursday. We are looking for another family to join us for fun, arts and outdoor play during some or all of those hours. Our nanny is also available on Fridays (at your home) if you are looking for care five days a week.

We love our nanny. She holds a BA in early childhood education and was previously an Au Pair before we found her. She is fluent in English, but only speaks Spanish to Leila. Angela typically takes Leila to the library and park once a week, but also makes trips to OMSI and other fun spots. We incorporate arts and crafts projects every week.

Leila is happy and affectionate, and she likes books, outdoors and music among the other typical 18 month-old interests. She is equally talkative in Spanish and English.

We like organic food, playful learning and a positive environment. We're flexible with the schedule. We'd like to find one child to join us for care - to create a more social (and more fun) environment for both kids - while maintaining one-on-one interaction. We have a large indoor play space with too many toys and live two blocks from the park. Leila takes one nap a day at about noon. If this sounds like it might be a good fit for you, please email me at Michele.wasson@gmail.com.

Take care.

Seeking a Fun-loving Family (and Nanny) for Nanny Share

January 26, 2016

We are a new-to-Portland family with two little ones looking for an experienced full-time nanny to care for our kiddos. We just came out of a fantastic nanny share situation back east, where we employed a nanny for over two years with our neighbors and are in search of a similar set-up here in Portland. At present, we are interested either in joining an existing nanny share (with an immediate opening) OR finding a family that is in a position similar to ours to jointly hire and employ a nanny.

A little bit about us: We just relocated from Washington, DC, and have a 2.5 YO and 3 month old (both girls). We have a 65 lb. yellow lab with a lot of energy and love for humans (especially ones that drop food when they eat) and snoozy cat that keeps to himself. We lead an active lifestyle by running, cycling, and hiking, and enjoy good food and drink (hence, the move the Portland!). We are both professionals with full-time jobs (although I am currently still home on maternity leave) with backgrounds in public policy, education, and consulting.

What we’re looking for in a nanny: We are seeking a kind, caring, interactive, and playful caregiver who possesses strong references and a desire to work with both infants and toddlers. The We would like caregiver to have Infant First Aid & CPR training and ideally some background (formal or informal) in early childhood education.  We are only interested in a non-smoking caregiver. 

The schedule: M-F from 7:30am or 8am to 5pm but we are open to slightly different hours if needed. And we would be open to taking on a larger “share” of the nanny if there is a family seeking a share but not full-time like we are.

The location: We are open to a combination of our house and your house if they are close enough together; happy to host ourselves or have you host. We are in Buckman on 15th Ave just a south of Belmont--walkable to Colonel Summers Park, Laurelhurst Park, Buckman Elementary, OMSI, the Children’s Gym, and a wide array of kid-friendly activities. We have a separate room in the house where your child can sleep in a pack and play.  Our preference is that our nanny does not drive the kids anywhere during the day; however, if that’s a sticking point, we’re open to discussing other options.

If you are a caregiver interested in a FT nanny position OR a family interested in sharing a nanny with us, please contact Sara at sara.e.kerr@gmail.com. 

Thanks!
Sara

MWF Nanny Share--Sellwood

January 18, 2016

We have a wonderful nanny for our 2 1/2 year old. She is kind, caring, interactive, playful, and professional--she graduated from NW Nannies Institute so has professional training and her first aid and cpr certifications. She has been working with our family since 2012 first caring for our 10 month old daughter who has now moved on to preschool and now for our 2 1/2 old. For years now, we’ve shared with 1 to 2 other families but one family just had a change in employment so it’s time for us to find a new family to join us.

The share currently has two little girls including my daughter who is 2.5 and another little girl from the neighborhood who is 22 months and they are dear friends :-)

The schedule: MWF from 7:30am or 8am to 5pm but we are open to slightly different hours if needed.

The location: We are open to a combination of our house and your house if they are close together. We are in Sellwood on 15th Ave just a few blocks south of Tacoma--walkable to Sellwood Park, the Community Center, the library, New Seasons. It’s a great place for the kids to have some activities outside of the house regularly without having to drive somewhere. We will have a separate room in the house where your child can sleep in a pack and play.  We do not have the nanny drive the kids anywhere and that remains important to us but she is happy to do drop off or pick up for your little one if that is something you feel comfortable with.

The rate: $6.00/hour though we do request that you have the flexibility to increase to $8.00 if the share drops down to two children while we look for a 3rd.   We convert the $6.00/hour into a flat weekly rate and pay the same each week regardless of whether there are holidays, sick days, etc--this is so that the nanny has a predictable living wage. 

About us: We have our two wonderful daughters and a 60 lb dog named Meg who mostly keeps to herself. We make efforts to be green--from eating a vegan diet to using cloth diapers and natural products. My husband is a teacher and I work in renewable energy. Please get in touch if you are interested in discussing more! amandamortlock [@] gmail.com

Nanny with 20 years childcare experience seeks family

January 17, 2016

I’m looking for a great new family or families to work with. I’ve worked in the field of childcare for 20 years, 5 years of that time as a nanny. In addition to working in daycares and preschools, I’ve worked in after school programs; an art based summer camp; and was the art teacher for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders at a Montessori school.

A few things past employers have said about me are:

– “She's able to quickly come up with fresh ideas to keep children interested in projects and adapt to each child's developmental skill level, while challenging their limits and imagination.”

– “She is a calm and steady presence around the house, as well as a natural with kids. Both my kids hit it off with her right away, and they are always happy to see her when she arrives.”

– “She comes up with games that are perfect for their ages, and has a real knack for getting them to have fun playing together.”

– “Has a wonderfully calm and quiet, yet powerful presence that children naturally follow.”

I’m still in touch with several families I’ve worked for in the past. When you’re a nanny you develop a relationship with the whole family, not just the child(ren). I'm CPR & first aid certified. I’m a non-smoker and am comfortable around pets.

Please email me at nepdxnanny@yahoo.com and I can send you my resume and references. I look forward to hearing from you.

Seeking nanny share -- Join our nanny and 3.5 yr old son

January 07, 2016

We are a family in the Hawthorne area in SE Portland seeking another family to share our wonderful nanny, Suzanne. Suzanne is very caring and reliable, and has several years experience with preschool age children. She primarily cares for our 3 1/2 year old son, with occasional after school care for our 6 year old daughter. We'd like to find another 3-4 year old to join in their adventures and play, which include games, art, baking, reading, fort building, and frequent outings to parks, OMSI, the Zoo, Messy Art, etc. No screen time, and lots of creative, active play. We are interested in more regular play and social opportunities for our son, and can accommodate another child joining any part of our current schedule:
 
Mon and Wed, 8:00-5:00
Tues and Thurs, 1:00-5:30
Possibly some Friday hours
 
If you are interested, contact Emily at 503-516-9552 or moore.emily@comcast.net to talk about schedule, rates and other details.

Seeking a Nanny-Share to Join in SE Starting March 2016 (or sooner!)

January 02, 2016

We are seeking a great nanny-share to join for our 19-month-old daughter starting March 2016, or sooner. We are seeking regular care for 2-3 days/week (Mon-Tues, Mon & Wed, or Mon-Wed) for about 9.5 hours per day, typically from 7:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.  We live in SE Portland near SE 47th Ave and Division Street and we work downtown. 

What we’re looking for:  We’re seeking a family in SE Portland who already has a nanny and who would like us to share with you Mon-Tues; Mon & Wed or Mon-Wed and host.  Ideally we would like to share with 1-2 other toddlers. 

Why:  My husband and I work full-time in Portland Mondays-Wednesdays, but because we live in a small studio apartment these days, we are seeking a nanny-share situation that our daughter could join in on.  We live in Hood River the remainder of the week.  We are currently taking part in a wonderful nanny-share situation, but sadly our nanny is moving from Portland!

About us: My h IMG_8974_smallerusband and I are active individuals in our late 30s. We spend our free time outdoors - surfing, mountain biking, hiking, camping and running rivers.  We’re delighted to be parents of one very happy and spirited young girl, Piper Mae (she’ll be 2 in May).  We have demanding jobs and are therefore looking for a highly dependable situation. We’re clean, organized and we care about the environment.  What that means for our daughter’s care is that we use cloth diapers, glass bottles and we feed her organic, fresh cooked foods when possible. 

Ideal caretaker:  We’re seeking a dynamic, energetic, healthy and attentive individual with multiple years of experience caring for toddlers. We would expect a caregiver to create a loving and safe environment and to engage with our daughter to foster learning and development appropriate for her age through play, music, art, movement, conversation and time outdoors.  We would like caregiver to have Infant First Aid & CPR training and ideally some background in early childhood education.  We are only interested in a non-smoking home with a caregiver that does not smoke. 

Thanks for your consideration!  If you think you have a situation that might be a good fit, please email me, kristin.dahl@gmail.com 

Mama Looking for New Childcare Solution - N/NE PDX

December 29, 2015

Hi there!

My family just recently moved to the N/NE PDX area (Piedmont) from Montavilla. Our 9 month old son is currently attending a traditional daycare center in our old neighborhood, which means this tired mama has to commute to daycare AND to work every day! That's a lot of driving!

We're looking for a new childcare solution that is comparable in price to what we're currently doing, but near our new home instead. We need M-Th full-day care, and we're open to in-home daycares, nanny shares, traditional facilities, or other creative solutions for under $1000 a month in our new neighborhood.

If you know of anything in the area, or if you're interested in setting up a nanny share with us, please contact me at carolyn.knees@gmail.com.

Thank you!
Carolyn