Are you looking for high-quality, affordable, personalized childcare in SE Portland?
Would your child thrive in a small, family-like environment rather than a crowded center?
Do you like the idea of a nanny share, but with a bit more structure and dependability (and not in your house)?
I have been providing child care for a small group of babies and toddlers in my home since November 2012, shortly after the birth of my oldest son. Before this, I worked closely with kids of all ages for over 12 years as an environmental educator, elementary school teacher and as a nanny. I love spending time with children!
Our group is very much like a little family; with just a few children here at one time, I am able to provide lots of individualized attention. My oldest son is now in preschool and I will be caring for my youngest son who is 5 months old, an 8 month old boy, and a 15 month old girl. I currently have availability for one more child to join our group full-time between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. Ideally, I would love to find a family who is looking for at least 36 hours per week of care for their child whose birthday falls between October 2013 and October 2014. My full-time rate is $7.50 per hour.
My home is located near SE Woodstock and 60th. Inside, we enjoy lots of free play and exploration - there are plenty of books and toys, but no TV! We like to spend lots of time outside as well - we explore nearby parks, investigate the vegetable garden, make messes on the deck, and play in the fully fenced yard.
As a child care provider (and a parent) I value maintaining a flexible routine to our days - I find that young children benefit from knowing the general flow of the day and what is coming next. I believe that infants and toddlers thrive with consistent and adequate rest, so age-appropriate naps are prioritized. I even have separate sleeping areas for each child! I am open to supporting a variety of parenting styles and values and I have lots of experience with cloth diapering, bottle feeding, baby wearing, special diets, baby-led weaning, baby sign language, and potty learning. I am trained in first aid and CPR and have a food handler's license. While I don't adhere to a single parenting or educational methodology, I am familiar with and borrow ideas from the RIE, Attachment Parenting, Waldorf and Montessori philosophies.
If it sounds like my care might be a good fit for your family, please contact me with questions or for more information!
Simple Traditions Child Care