590 posts categorized "Nanny-share"

Baby Care, North Portland (St Johns)

October 18, 2017

Greetings! I will have one opening in mid February/early March for 3 days of care per week(Mon, Tue, Wed) I care for a small group of 3 infants/wobblers from home located in St Johns, North Portland.  Total ratio 3:1. I have 20+ years experience. References are available to you. 20160726_095214
Hours are 8:00a-5:00p. Closed on Friday except for occasional drop in care if needed.  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 Nanny Share, SE Pdx, Beginning Dec/Jan

October 17, 2017

We’re a family with a 23-month-old boy in SE Portland (Creston neighborhood) that is seeking a family to join us in a nanny-share. We have been working with our amazing nanny for almost a year in my transition back to work, and would like to be able to keep working with her, alongside another family, in the coming year.  We’re looking for a family to share three days of care (days are currently flexible, but I’ll need them to be consistent), from about 7:45am-5:30pm, but our nanny is available to provide care on the other two days if you need full-time care.  We can host, but are open to considering your home if it makes sense with our commute to downtown.

Ideally, we’d like to match with a child who can play with our (nearly) 2-year-old and is also on a once/day nap schedule in the afternoon to allow for morning or late afternoon outings to the park, etc.  We highly value a lot of outside time and avoid any screen time. We should note that we also have a loveable Austalian Shepherd who is great with wobblers and toddlers.

If this seems like a possible fit, please email me and we can start a more detailed conversation! 

Ashley, Leon and Balen

ashleycoltin@gmail.com

Portland Nanny- Flexible In-Home Childcare

August 01, 2017

 

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Memorable on-call or long-term nannies/sitters you can rely on! Vetted and ready to go! Parents use us for anything from date-nights to consistent weekly care.

We offer quality childcare any hour of the day; emergency, backup and regularly scheduled care. 

We do all of the hard work; spending a lot of time hiring and vetting nannies so that you don't have to! Families are only charged on an hourly rate; no agency fees or application fees :)

Most of our nannies have degrees in education, they are all background checked, CPR trained and highly vetted. We have an awesome group of nannies ready to give you peace of mind any hour of the day!

Locally owned and parent operated by awesome parents, for awesome parents! 
See what families say about our services here: https://www.yelp.com/biz/portland-nanny-portland-3


503-586-4775

www.portlandnanny.com

 

 

Looking for in-home child care or nanny share SE Portland

July 21, 2017

I am looking for infant in-home child care or nanny share starting February 2018. I will have a 4 moth old then and will be looking for care Mondays and Tuesdays (and maybe Wednesdays). I live in the Foster-Powell neighborhood, but am willing to travel a bit for the right care.  Please call/text me at 636-219-9846 or email me at hgiglio29@gmail.com. I look forward to hearing from you! Have a beautiful day!

Seeking part-time caregiver for our 10.5 month old starting Sept 5

July 12, 2017

My husband is starting the Montessori elementary training course on September 6 and I work remotely for a non-profit. We need someone to take care of our baby daughter for 12-15 hours a week starting the last week of August or first week of September. Kaia will be 10 ½ months by then. She's playful and fun-loving!

We're seeking a nurturing, compassionate, eco/health-conscious caregiver. Ideally, we’d like someone to come to our home in SE PDX (Buckman neighborhood) from 8:30 to 11:30am Mondays through Thursday for a "work cycle." From here you can go on walks, play in the community garden, or stay at home and play, read, sing, dance, do artsy crafts, etc. Hours/days are somewhat flexible, but we'd like to keep it as consistent as possible for Kaia's sake. We’re also open to childcare shares as well, whether here or somewhere else.

Familiarity with Montessori-inspired approach and/or fluency in a second language a plus. 

Please contact me at erin.hannum108@gmail.com or 509 221 9319.

Seeking to join FT nanny-share for 19 mo old in SE Portland

July 09, 2017

Hello! We would love to find a full-time (M-F) nanny-share situation for our 19 month old son starting in mid-August or early September. Something in the Woodstock, Powell/Foster, Tabor, or Montavilla area would be most preferable. Our son is a sweetheart, loves all kinds of experiences and is very adaptable. He's used to being in a nanny share with other little ones too. Care would have to be given outside of our home due to our schedules. Please reach out if you think you have something that would be a good match! Thank you!

Warmly, LeAnne and Toby  Email: leannecox3@gmail.com

Experienced, Respectful Nanny Available!

June 26, 2017

Hello! I am an experienced nanny searching for a new position, beginning this month! I am looking for a contract lasting June through sometime in November when I am due with my own little one.  I have worked as a fulltime professional nanny since June 2013, and my partner and I just moved to Portland from Seattle this month.  While I am sad to have left all of my beloved nanny families in Seattle, I am excited to connect with some wonderful Portland families!

My childcare philosophy draws from RIE, Montessori, and attachment/gentle parenting. I've primarily worked with toddlers and infants, and I am continually amazed by their curiosity, compassion, intelligence, and energetic awareness. I believe in treating children with respect, honoring their innate wisdom, and doing my own internal work so that I can be the most compassionate and loving caregiver possible. I m a big believer in natural and unassisted motor development, supporting independent play, teaching consent early, giving children the space to figure things out on their own (you won t see me demonstrating how to use a toy!), involving even young children in daily tasks around the house such as cooking and cleaning, and holding supportive emotional containers for big toddler emotions. I am familiar with Montessori philosophies, Waldorf pedagogy, RIE tenants, baby led weaning, babywearing, cloth diapering, elimination communication, gentle sleep training, co-sleeping, extended breastfeeding, and alternative pediatric medicine. I also work as a birth and postpartum doula, although I am not taking birth clients at this time. 

I look forward to hearing from you!

Warmly, 

Esmé

es.whrit@gmail.com

P.S. I would like to stay in Portland proper during this time! 

Seeking PT Nanny or nanny-share for 18 month old, SE PDX, starting in July

June 20, 2017

Looking for a part time nanny or preferably nanny share situation in SE Portland. We live in South Tabor at 77th Ave and Clinton. We could host a share at our house which has a big fenced yard and lots of space and light, BUT since i will be working from home, doing it at the other home would be easier. Ideally we'd like child care for 3 days a week from 8:30ish -5ish, tuesdau, wed, thurs. Days of the week are flexible but would ideally be consistent.

Our son Raymond is 18 months old and a similarly aged child would be ideal for playing/learning. He is a typical smiley little tyke. Loves having books read to him and roving around the yard and the park. We avoid screen time for him. He has no allergies and eats like a champ. We would consider a private nanny if we can't find a share but Ray would like being around another kid. He naps from about 12:30-3 right now and naps best in a quiet, dark space, so that would have to be worked out with the other kid/s.

If this sounds like a match for anyone, please email me and we can exchange phone numbers. Thank you!

Kyla Tanaka

kylaburson@yahoo.com

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Looking for part-time Nanny share, SW PDX/Beaverton, starting September

June 19, 2017

Searching for a part-time Nanny and/or Nanny share option in SW PDX/Beaverton, to start in September, for the school year. Our son will be about 7mo then, and we would love to find another family with a similar age range to share these days with. We need care on W/TH/F 8ish to 3/4ish.

We live off 217/Denny exit. I teach in SW PDX- Garden Home area. If you are an interested Nanny or family of a little one looking to share, please call or email me to talk more details.

Thank you,

Jessica Wolfram

jwolfram84@gmail.com

cell:503-939-6764

PT nanny share available for Fall in SW PDX (Multnomah Village)

June 05, 2017

Looking for another family with infant starting Sept 2017:

I have a lovely nanny who's been watching my toddler son for two years, and in September she will switch to watching my infant son.

I'm looking for another family to start a nanny share. My son will be 9 months old, so looking for child of a comparable age.

Hours: 8a-2p, T-Th; 8-5, Monday or Friday. T-Th hours could start earlier but not run later. I'm hoping to find someone to join all four days, or only Mondays and Tuesdays.

I work freelance from a home office in SW Portland near Multnomah Village, and the kids could be here or your house depending.

Does this sound like the perfect fit for you? Get in touch!

Kirstin Fulton

worldkirstie@gmail.com

MINI ME INFANT CARE

April 25, 2017

 
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"The first two years of a child's life help shape their future.
Consistent care is top priority!
"After all, a good beginning lasts a lifetime!"
 
Welcome to "MINI ME INFANT CARE"!
In our care you will find a warm, welcoming environment where your baby can grow from a little miracle, to miraculously curious! At Mini Me Infant Care we provide Boutique style care that is Personalized care for your child's unique personality, stage of development, and their individual needs. Children are held and rocked to sleep, we practice verbalizing throughout the day, music and sensory play are a fun exploration into the world around them! Personal, warm and consistent care is the core of the care we provide to your "Mini Me". We are focused on keeping your child happy, engaged and Learning.
 
   http://www.thekidsshopdaycare.com/?page_id=11
503-869-0715
WE ARE LOCATED IN THE MILWAUKIE AREA
 
We are an ALL INCLUSIVE PROGRAM, meaning we provide everything for baby! Including formula, diapers, wipes etc. Once they reach 2 years old my preschool program THE KIDS SHOP DAYCARE is the natural next step. Here they will then learn all their Kindergarten readiness skills!
"After all, a good beginning lasts a lifetime"!

 

 *    We Support Breast Feeding Moms

*FORMULA AND DIAPERS INCLUDED!

*ECO FRIENDLY

*BOTTLES SANITIZED DAILY

*SEPARATE NAP AREA

*DAILY UPDATE SHEETS

*SPACIOUS INDOOR PLAY AREA

*MONDAY - FRIDAY 7am - 6:00pm

Seeking toddler to join our nanny share in SE

March 25, 2017

Hi families! We are looking for another toddler to join our sweet 2.5 year old and wonderful nanny on MWF from 8am-4pm. Our nanny is very trustworthy, attentive and loves children! We feel lucky that our daughter is in her care. We'd be open to hosting the share every week, but we prefer to trade off houses so the kiddos can play in different environments. Please contact me if interested. We are looking for a child to join us asap. Thank you! ctmappel@gmail.com 

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!

I started an on-call nanny agency a few months ago, Portland Nanny. We specialize in emergency, back-up and intermittent childcare needs. I started this company because I am a stay at home mom who needed quality care irregularly and had trouble finding QUALITY care exactly when I needed it. So, I started Portland Nanny. 

 

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!

www.portlandnanny.com

503-586-4775

nicole@portlandnanny.com

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

LEO MY BOY Leo!LEO AND ME
Leo and I! 

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