32 posts categorized "Vancouver"

WHERE CURIOSITY IS NURTURED ~ ENROLLING NOW!

January 04, 2017

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24 Months - 5 year-olds

Monday-Friday 7-5:30 ~ Full-time or Part-time

 

NO POTTY TRAINED PREREQUISITE

Located in the Johns Landing and Burlingame neighborhoods.

The perfect balance of play and academics!

503.550.4444

http://www.littlescholarsacademy.com/

 

 

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

September 19, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.   We are open 7:30-5:30 and offer full-time and part-time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh and grow with us!

Contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a time to tour our space and learn more about our program.

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

August 27, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.   We are open 7:30-5:30 and offer full-time and part-time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh and grow with us!

Contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a time to tour our space and learn more about our program.

BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

August 09, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.   We are open 7:30-5:30 and offer full-time and part-time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh and grow with us!

Contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a time to tour our space and learn more about our program.

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BILINGUAL PRESCHOOL NOW ENROLLING AGES 1-5!

June 08, 2016

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Global Friends Language School, a new home-based bilingual English/Mandarin Chinese preschool in NE Portland, has openings for this summer.   We are open 7:30-5:30 and offer full-time and part-time care.  Come explore, share, play, learn, laugh and grow with us!

Contact us via email at globalfriendslanguageschool@gmail.com or by phone at 971-506-3261 to schedule a time to tour our space and learn more about our program.

Babysitter/Nanny Available

December 21, 2015

My name is Anna, I am a 25 year old college student looking to be a babysitter or nanny for a caring family.

I am available full time and my schedule is flexible. However I am hoping to find a more part time position a couple days a week. I am also available for date nights and babysitting last minute.

I am CPR and First Aid Certified, I have a great driving record and Proof of Insurance. I have a reliable  car with child seat features to keep your children safe. 

I have 7 years of previous experience working in childcare as a nanny, I also have 2 years of experience in a Foster Care Home as a Child Care Counselor. 
I have previously been a nanny for children of all ages. (Infants to teenagers) I have also spent some time overseas as a live in Au Pair in New Zealand. I volunteered at my church nursery for over two years and I am also very flexible with my hours.
 
My rate is $16 an hour for one child and $1 an hour per additional child
 
Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. You can reach me at AnnaMariePhotographs@gmail.com or (503) 957-9361
Thanks for reading!
-Anna
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Come join our daycare in Vancouver!

March 23, 2015

ENROLLING NOW!!
Misty's Little Ones Daycare is a Licensed home daycare located near Andresen & Van Mall drive. Come join our wonderful community of mixed aged children where we enjoying being outdoors, learning, meeting new friends, and having a lot of fun! We belong to the Early Achievers program through the State of Washington striving to provide quality child care for children 0-12 years old.

We also offer a Preschool program through our own curriculum as well as adding in Fun Steps, as well as supplementing lessons with what the children are currently interested in to bring in learning opportunities to all children that also includes fun arts & crafts activities!! We help with Kindergarten readiness skills and also help with homeschooling families.

We are open Monday-Friday 6am-6pm.

Some of the benefits of our preschool/daycare:

~Healthy snacks & meals
~Organized & clean environment~Smoke-Free
~Fenced backyard with lots of outdoor space to run and explore
~No TV
~Mixed age group
~Preschool Curriculum
~Gardening, walks to the park, field-trips
~Teachers are CPR & First Aid certified, Montessori Trained & have worked in the Early Childhood Field for many years.
~We participate in the Early Achievers Program

Please call now for more information and to see if this would be a good fit for your family! Have a great day!

 

Misty

www.mistyslittleonesdaycare.com

Email: Mistyslittleonesdaycare@gmail.com or 360-773-4272

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Discovery Gardens Now Enrolling

July 28, 2014

Welcome to Discovery Gardens Family Childcare! We are an Eco-healthy certified childcare center, with a loving atmopshere. When you bring your children to Discovery Gardens, you enter into a partnership with us. We have an open door policy and we believe in maintaining a close working relationship with all of our families, in order to provide the level of care for your children that you expect and deserve. By bringing your children to our neighborhood childcare, you are giving them the opportunity to learn and interact with other children in a comfortable, safe environment.

We pride ourselves on providing a loving, safe and enriched learning environment. All of our teacher are fully dedicated and very educated when it comes to working with children. Discovery Gardens does not have a high turn over in staffing or enrollment just one quality indicator that we must be doing something right!

Continue reading "Discovery Gardens Now Enrolling" »

Loving care in a in-home child care in Vancouver.

March 11, 2014

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Misty’s Little Ones Daycare is a licensed home-based community of children who are between the ages of 0-12 years old.  We are located in a quiet neighborhood near 78th & St. Johns.  We are open Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-6 p.m.

Our child care community supports an attachment, natural parenting philosophy (babywearing, cloth diapering, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, etc) as well as other similar philosophies & will be used with your children while in care.  With older children we encourage positive social interactions, becoming positive role-models for the younger children, lots of physical activity, homework help, and encouraging them to use their imaginations & be creative.

We use cloth diapers with all children enrolled and cloth training pants once they are in the toilet learning stage.  We eat non-processed, home cooked healthy meals & snacks and are able to help with special dietary accommodations including: Gluten/Dairy/Nut/Egg/Corn Free.  We play outside daily and go on walks around the neighborhood on occasion. 

We have current full-time as well as part-time openings for children 0-12 years old and serve the Hazel Dell Elem School here in Vancouver.  Looking for great families to add to our community who want long-term child care. 

Check out our website!!  Misty's Little Ones Daycare or call Misty @ 360-773-4272

Au Pairs seeking Portland host families

March 02, 2014

Chi Au Pair Portland

Hello my name is Danielle and I am the Portland Au Pair Coordinator for CHI Au Pair USA (www.chiaupairusa.org).  I would love to help your family find the perfect nanny/au pair for your childcare needs in the Portland metro area.

CHI Au Pair USA (Cultural Homestay International) provides quality live-in childcare for busy families by legally sponsoring carefully screened au pairs from around the world.  You can welcome an experienced and well-trained au pair into your family and your children will experience the rich traditions of another culture!

Au Pairs provide up to 45 hours a week of childcare, light housekeeping, cooking and driving. You screen and choose the au pair that fits your family best.  Their schedule is determined by you.  With an au pair you can work during the week and go out on a Saturday night while your children are in good hands.  All of this for less than $350 a week!

For more information and to learn more about our available au pairs, contact me, Danielle, at 971.263.2525 or portlandapc@gmail.com.

You can also visit us on the web at www.chiaupairusa.org.

I look forward to speaking with you soon!

 

Danielle Black Zimmerman

CHI Au Pair USA

Portland Au Pair Coordinator

971.263.2525

http://aupairportland.com/

www.chiaupairusa.org

https://www.facebook.com/CHIAuPairUSA

 

 

Vancouver Nanny Share Opportunity

December 23, 2013

We have an experienced nanny who will provide care for our infant beginning in early January.  We would like to share her with another family or two (i.e. one or two more infants/toddlers).  Here are the details:
 
  • Hours and days: Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM (probably some flexibility there)
  • Location of care:  flexible - our home in downtown Vancouver, the nanny's home in central Vancouver, or yours?
  • Rate: each child is $750 per month
  • Nanny profile:  lots of previous experience, is bilingual (English and Spanish speaking), and has a great resume and references.  
 
Contact:   Ashley at ashleyshanteau@yahoo.com
Thank you!

Looking for NE, SE, or NoPo family to nanny share (bilingual nanny)

September 11, 2011

We are a family in inner NE with three school-age children looking to share our incredible nanny, Eva, with another family. Eva has been with our family for 9+ years. She will take care of our three children after school (from 2:30-5:30 p.m.), so we are looking for a family with a baby and/or toddler who needs help for the first half of the day (like 9:30-2:30 or 8:30-2:30, or thereabouts) Monday thru Friday. If you are willing to have her look after our kids as well, you might be able to also have her watch your child after school one or two afternoons/week. [NOTE: I posted this listing before, when I thought Eva didn't want to get to work before 10 a.m. because of I-5 commute. I was mistaken: She's fine getting to work earlier.)

Some details about Eva:

-Originally from Mexico, Eva’s primary language is Spanish. She speaks some English.

-Eva speaks Spanish with our children because we want them to be bilingual. She would speak Spanish with the children of the family who nanny-shares with us, thus it would work best if family had younger children or bilingual children.

-Eva engages children through song, talking, and movement. Eva is always talking to our children and engaging them in various ways. As a result, they speak Spanish incredibly well.

-Eva is very active: She loves taking our children to the neighborhood parks, OMSI, the zoo, etc. (She is on our OMSI and zoo membership.)

-Eva folds all of our laundry, irons clothes, and does light housework (e.g. sweeps kitchen floor, makes children’s beds, etc.). She perceives a need almost before we realize it!

-Eva lives in Vancouver. She wants to work on the eastside, NoPo, or possibly NW—somewhere easy to get to from I-5. She could also work in Vancouver.

-Eva charges $15/hour, which includes taxes to be withheld.

-Eva is incredibly loving, generous, gracious, and thoughtful.

I could go on and on, but I’ll stop now. Eva has entrusted me to find a family to nanny-share so please contact me if you are interested in finding out more.

 -Sarah, bowenshea at gmail dot com

Fun & Artistic Daytime Nanny Available!

September 10, 2011

 Hi!

    My name is Shannon and I have been working as a nanny and sitter in Portland for the past two years. Prior to this I have several years of sitting experience in Florida as well. Most of my experience has been with 1-3 year olds (toddlers are my favorite age group!), but I also have a lot of experience with infants as young as 3 months and children as old as 6. I have taken care of two to four children, as well as one-on-one care, and have worked in a childcare center.

    I am currently looking for jobs that will begin soon and will continue to fit into my school schedule when classes start in a month. I will be available Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00AM until around 4:30PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00AM until around 1:00PM, and all day on Fridays.

    I am very active and love going on trips to the park, indoor playgrounds, the library, the children's museum, children's music events, music together classes, art classes, and other activities. I have even participated in both baby and toddler swim lessons, children's yoga, and baby sign language classes - all here in Portland. I am a believer in children being actively engaged and stimulated, encouraging learning, discovery, and creativity. I love playing music, doing art projects, reading books, dancing around, and facilitating children's imagination. 

    I am pet-friendly, eco-friendly, have experience preparing vegan/vegetarian & organic meals, have experience with pumped milk, cloth-diaper experienced, potty-training experienced, little to no television, reading-heavy, active and get outside even on rainy days capable, and much much more!

    I have been CPR certified, but do need to renew sometime in the near future. I also have a very reliable car, which I have always used to transport my toddlers, and I am very punctual. $10-$12/hr is generally what I have been paid for caring for one child, and $12-$15/hr caring for two, but I am completely willing to work around your budget. I am also more than willing to do light cooking and cleaning and laundry and have experience with all of these things at several of my previous jobs.

    As for some more personal information, I am getting my BFA in Art Practices with focuses in printmaking and photography from PSU this year. I have my own photography business photographing maternity, children, weddings, portraiture, etc. as well. I enjoy music, making it and seeing it, creating art and videos, exploring nature, and being with friends. I moved to Portland two years ago from Florida and I absolutely love it here!

    I have a resume and several great references that I would love to email you if you are interested, including the many families I worked with in both Florida and Portland. If you are satisfied with my qualifications I would love to interview as soon as possible, by phone or in person, and see if I would be a good fit for your family, and then have you contact my references.  You can email me at shannon@bearstringhead.com if you would like to set up an interview. Thank you for your time and consideration!

                                Best,
                                Shannon

 

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Since I run a photography business, you will also receive countless priceless photos of your little ones!

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Looking for NE, SE, or NoPo family to nanny share (bilingual nanny)

August 23, 2011

We are a family in inner NE with three school-age children looking to share our nanny, Eva, with another family. Eva has been with our family for 9+ years. She will take care of our three children after school (from 2:30-5:30 p.m.), so we are looking for a family with a baby or toddler who needs help from 10 a.m.-2:30 Monday thru Friday. If you are willing to have her look after our kids as well, you might be able to also have her watch your child after school one or two afternoons/week.

Some details about Eva:

-Originally from Mexico, Eva’s primary language is Spanish. She speaks some English. (My husband and I don’t speak Spanish, but we’ve been able to convey what we need to Eva.) She is in the process of receiving her green card.

-Eva speaks Spanish with our children because we want them to be bilingual. She would speak Spanish with the children of the family who nanny-shares with us, thus it would work best if family had younger children or bilingual children.

-Eva engages children through song, talking, and movement. Eva is always talking to our children and engaging them in various ways. As a result, they speak Spanish incredibly well.

-Eva is very active: She loves taking our children to the neighborhood parks, OMSI, the zoo, etc. (She is on our OMSI and zoo membership.)

-Eva folds all of our laundry, irons clothes, and does light housework (e.g. sweeps kitchen floor, makes children’s beds, etc.). She perceives a need almost before we realize it! 

-Eva lives in Vancouver. Due to her commute, she does not want to commit to a position that requires her to arrive in Portland before 10 a.m. She also wants to work on the eastside, NoPo, or possibly NW—somewhere easy to get to from I-5. She could also work in Vancouver.

-Eva charges $15/hour, which includes taxes to be withheld.

-Eva is incredibly loving, generous, gracious, and thoughtful.

I could go on and on, but I’ll stop now. Eva has entrusted me to find a family to nanny-share so please contact me if you are interested in finding out more.

Sarah, Jack, Phoebe (9), John (6), and Daphne (6)

Contact me at: bowenshea at gmail dot com.

 

Nanny/Mother's Helper in Vancouver!!!

June 21, 2011

Hello.  My name is Misty.  I was born and raised in the PNW (living in Vancouver for the past 10-11 years now).  Children have been my passion in life.  I have 3 children of my own (14, 11, 3) whom I raise myself.  I currently work in a licensed childcare center with preschool age children but really miss the more one on one care with children.  In the past I have worked as a nanny, mother's helper, Montessori Toddler Teacher as well as owning and operating an In-Home Licensed Child care here in Vancouver for several years.
I feel I am a outgoing, patient person who likes to spend time with kids-helping them learn, watching them grow and connecting with families.  I treat children with respect and follow their interests when it comes to what they like to do and what the parents want.  I also have worked with children under the age of 5 for most of my life and really enjoy it!!  However I have also worked with children 5-12 as well in a school age program.  I am mostly looking for a family or 2 I could work with long term with the possibility of bringing my youngest child with me if needed. 
I can provide references, resume, CPR/First Aid card, food handlers card etc.

I am very open to families that practice attachment parenting, new parents, same-sex couples, single moms/dads, relatives raising kids-I am open to just about anything with it comes to family structure.

You can contact me at the email address or phone number below:

Misty McCleary
360-773-4272
Motherof3invancouver@gmail.com  

AvieandMisty

New Years Eve Kids Party

December 20, 2010

Discovery Gardens will be having their annual New Years Eve Kids Party!

9 pm to 9 am, space is limited. Please reserve your spot now. 
We are an eco friendly certified in home childcare, partnered with Child care improvement project, Portland Public Schools, CC&R, USDA just to name a few. we have excellent references and tours are available. Please call the center director Sheila for more information503-975-5819

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..Play Academy Preschool is Now Enrolling! (Near OHSU)... SW Portland/OHSU/Council Crest Park

December 06, 2010

 

 

Play Academy, A Successful Start for Every Child

 

Hello. My name is Claudia and I'm the Owner/Director of Play Academy, a brand new, certified preschool right here in Portland near the city center. We are located in SW Portland in the Council Crest neighborhood by Healy Heights Park, only 1 mile from the OHSU Campus and Hospital, and 2 miles from downtown.  

 

At Play Academy, we are committed to providing your child with the highest quality of care and developmental opportunities available. Our approach is based on the belief that children learn and develop most effectively in a fun, social, nurturing, and inspiring environment. We blend the best of play and academics.

 

High-Quality Learning

I have over 10+ years experience with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education with honors and my graduate thesis was in Math Acquisition. I'm certified at Step 11 in the Oregon Registry for Childhood Care and Education.

 

Child-Centered Care

We provide individualized programs to nurture the holistic development of your child. Our unique programs provide opportunities for growth in all five areas of child development - language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical.

 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Readiness

Our developmentally appropriate curriculum ensures your child will meet Oregon's standards, but we believe in supporting them to exceed them.

 

Structured Full-time Programs

* Toddler, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs

* Weekly Lesson Plans

* Ages 3 to 6

 

Flexible Hours for Working Parents

* Open Year Round, Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 6:30pm

* Optional extended hours available from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Fully Licensed Child Care

* Licensed by the State of Oregon

* Healthy snacks are provided, organic food available

* Certified Eco-Healthy Child Care

 

References Available.

 

Schedule a Tour

Please call to learn more and schedule a tour of our academy. Call 503-719-5038 or, email me at claudia@playacademy.com Also, please visit our website at www.playacademy.com

 

Thank you.

 

  PlayAcademyClassroom

 

..Play Academy Preschool is Now Enrolling! (Near OHSU)... SW Portland/OHSU/Council Crest Park

November 08, 2010

Play Academy, A Successful Start for Every Child

 

Hello. My name is Claudia and I'm the Owner/Director of Play Academy, a brand new, certified preschool right here in Portland near the city center. We are located in SW Portland in the Council Crest neighborhood by Healy Heights Park, only 1 mile from the OHSU Campus and Hospital, and 2 miles from downtown.

 

At Play Academy, we are committed to providing your child with the highest quality of care and developmental opportunities available. Our approach is based on the belief that children learn and develop most effectively in a fun, social, nurturing, and inspiring environment. We blend the best of play and academics.

 

High-Quality Learning

I have over 10+ years experience with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education with honors and my graduate thesis was in Math Acquisition. I'm certified at Step 11 in the Oregon Registry for Childhood Care and Education.

 

Child-Centered Care

We provide individualized programs to nurture the holistic development of your child. Our unique programs provide opportunities for growth in all five areas of child development - language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical.

 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Readiness

Our developmentally appropriate curriculum ensures your child will meet Oregon's standards, but we believe in supporting them to exceed them.

 

Structured Full-time Programs

* Toddler, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs

* Weekly Lesson Plans

* Ages 2 to 7

 

Flexible Hours for Working Parents

* Open Year Round, Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 6:30pm

* Optional extended hours available from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Fully Licensed Child Care

* Licensed by the State of Oregon

* Healthy snacks are provided, organic food available

* Certified Eco-Healthy Child Care

 

References Available.

 

Schedule a Tour

Please call to learn more and schedule a tour of our academy. Call 503-719-5038 or, email me at claudia@playacademy.com Also, please visit our website at www.playacademy.com

 

Thank you.

 

 

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..Play Academy Preschool is Now Enrolling! (Near OHSU)... SW Portland/OHSU/Council Crest Park

October 24, 2010

Play Academy, A Successful Start for Every Child

 

Hello. My name is Claudia and I'm the Owner/Director of Play Academy, a brand new, certified preschool right here in Portland near the city center. We are located in SW Portland in the Council Crest neighborhood by Healy Heights Park, only 1 mile from the OHSU Campus and Hospital, and 2 miles from downtown.

 

At Play Academy, we are committed to providing your child with the highest quality of care and developmental opportunities available. Our approach is based on the belief that children learn and develop most effectively in a fun, social, nurturing, and inspiring environment. We blend the best of play and academics.

 

High-Quality Learning

I have over 10+ years experience with a Master's degree in Early Childhood Education with honors and my graduate thesis was in Math Acquisition. I'm certified at Step 11 in the Oregon Registry for Childhood Care and Education.

 

Child-Centered Care

We provide individualized programs to nurture the holistic development of your child. Our unique programs provide opportunities for growth in all five areas of child development - language, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical.

 

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Readiness

Our developmentally appropriate curriculum ensures your child will meet Oregon's standards, but we believe in supporting them to exceed them.

 

Structured Full-time Programs

* Toddler, Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Programs

* Weekly Lesson Plans

* Ages 2 to 7

 

Flexible Hours for Working Parents

* Open Year Round, Monday through Friday, 6:30am to 6:30pm

* Optional extended hours available from 6:30pm to 7:30pm

 

Fully Licensed Child Care

* Licensed by the State of Oregon

* Healthy snacks are provided, organic food available

* Certified Eco-Healthy Child Care

 

References Available.

 

Schedule a Tour

Please call to learn more and schedule a tour of our academy. Call 503-719-5038 or, email me at claudia@playacademy.com Also, please visit our website at www.playacademy.com

 

Thank you.

 

 

PlayAcademyClassroom

 

USAuPair - An Oregon Au Pair Agency!

August 27, 2010

Have you considered an au pair for your child care needs?   USAuPair is located in Lake Oswego, Oregon.  We place au pairs with families in the Portland metro area.  Au pairs are young adults from foreign countries who arrive on a 12-month J1 au pair visa.  They live with their host families and provide up to to 45 hours of child care weekly (up to 10 hours daily).  

The average expense is less than $320 weekly (per family, not per child), including weekly wage for au pair.  Au pairs arrive with medical insurance.  They have background checks, personal interviews with one of our foreign reps, English exam to measure their language level, psychometric exam that evaluates attitudes in caring for children, verified child care references from non-relatives, medical report and more. 

Before an au pair arrives to your family, he or she attends a Portland workshop (32-hours) on child/infant safety and development.  At the end of the workshop, host families may pick up their au pairs at a local hotel.

If you are interested, please give our office a call.  You can also visit the au pair gallery on our web site.  It profiles a few of the applicants available for placement.  Local families have used our service for years.  

USAuPair, au pairs and a host family were recently profiled in the Portland Business Journal, Hollywood Star News and Oregonian.  

Not sure about the program?  Join our Host Family Conference Day in September.  Meet USAuPair staff, host families and their au pairs.  We look forward to hearing from you!


USAuPair
Tel:  503-675-5333
Fax: 503-699-7776
Skype:  usaupair
www.usaupair.com

Infant & Toddler teacher position

August 05, 2010

   Helping Hands Family Daycare and Preschool, Inc.

  8250 N. Wabash Ave

   Portland OR. 97217

   503*247*9051

    hhfd4_kids@yahoo.com

 

Hello!

Helping Hands Family Daycare & Preschool is looking to hire an infant and toddler teacher for an immediate position.

The childcare is located in North Portland and the environment is unique and beautifully set.

We provide care to children Monday – Friday 7:30am until 5:30pm. We are hiring for our 8:00am – 5:00pm full time shift. We are looking for either 1 full time person or 2 part time people for a job share.

Our commitment is to ensuring children have the opportunity for growth and development at a natural pace with nurtured support.

We are looking for people who:

Have experienced in a licensed setting

Infant and child First Aid & CPR, Food Handlers Certification and registered in the child care divisions Criminal History registry.  

Willing to get at least 15 hours continual training & education related to ECE

Willing to make at least 1 year commitment

 

 

 

Personal qualities:

You must be naturally kind

Love & enjoy being with children

Patient with and understanding of children’s individual needs

Comfortable working with children 6 weeks – 2.5 years in a group of children

Be a GREAT team member

Have experience working with infants and toddlers

Being flexible with the daily routine with the ability to multi task successfully

Knowledge of developmentally appropriate experiences to incorporate during the day, including finger plays and children songs.

Assist in meal planning, preparation and serving children

Maintaining the cleanliness of the environment

Able to lift up to 50 lbs, without causing injury to children, self, or other staff

Good communication skills with strong work ethics. Be warm and positive. Have a welcoming attitude towards children, adults, co-workers and visitors

Comfortable interacting with parents

Importance of working scheduled work shifts

Willing to make a 1 year commitment minimum

 

 

 

 

 

 

We offer:

Highly competitive compensation based on education and experience

Paid vacation and Holidays after 6 months

Pay raises based on consistently meeting job requirements

A reliable schedule

Open communication and good work ethics

Room for advancement

If you’re interested, please send me an email at hhfd4_kids@yahoo.com. Include all pertinent information for my review. If you have children and there is space available, they are welcomed to be enrolled with a tuition discount.

Seeking family daycare for my 3 month old in Vancouver, WA area

July 23, 2010

Can anyone recommend a good, reputable & affordable ($150 or less per week, full-time, Mon-Fri) family day care in the Clark County area? I'm looking for a place near the Clark College/downtown Vancouver area or within a 5 mile radius. I may be returning to work as early as September so I'd like to interview the daycare providers soon.

I'm open to hiring a nanny also but it would have to be around the same rate (e.g., $150 per week). Please post your suggestions as "comments" or email me at elmiquiabas@hotmail.com.

Thanks in advance!

Sincerely,

Soon-to-be-employed-Mama

Down to Earth Nanny

July 18, 2010

Hello.  My name is Misty and I am living in Vancouver, WA.  I have worked with children of all ages for the past 14 years.  I have 3 children of my own (13 ½, 10 ½ and almost 3).  In 2006 I graduated with my Montessori Infant & Toddler certificate and worked for about 3 years in a Infant & Toddler Montessori in NE Portland before having my youngest child.  Before that I ran an In-Home Licensed Daycare out of my home.  Currently I am working on my AA through Clark College and work with children before and after school or full time in the summer but I am just not getting the hours I really need.

What I am  looking for is a Nanny position (possibly Nanny Share as well) in Vancouver.  I see a lot of people in Portland who needs this but none in Vancouver.  I think children benefit from more one on one situations and it's hard to find these days.  I would love to find something I could bring my youngest child along with me.

Some of my strengths are being patient with children and reading their cues while offering my love & support to them.  I think children really benefit with being able to freely explore their environment and would love to find somebody who practices Montessori/Reggio or something similar in their home.  I don't believe in letting children sit in swings, bouncers or any other forms of equipment that hinder their movement but would instead let them play outside, crawl or walk around their environment.  

If this sounds like something that interests you, please feel free to email me.  I can provide references upon request.

Misty (Mistymeg2000@aol.com)

Exuberant, creative, voyaging PDX urban Nanny looking for p/t summer work.

June 25, 2010

My name is Mariia, and I'm an experienced nanny looking for some part time work in the Portland area.
I have 8 years experience working with various age groups, one-on-one, as well as classroom settings.

I have all the necessary certifications for childcare, including infant CPR and first aid training.

I have a station wagon perfect for carting around kids and equipment necessary for summer fun.

I also bike and am familiar with Portland bike ways and Portland Metro, all great means for exploring.

I'm an excellent cook (including vegetarian/vegan), and would be happy to do light house keeping. If you have cats and dogs, I'm pet friendly.


I enjoy the outdoors, creative projects, music, and cooking. I look forward to connecting with the right family, and hope to hear from you!

contact info: Steim1736@gmail.com

   Family 131


Help with Vancouver WA Early Interverntion Programs

June 09, 2010

We had a screening appointment for our 2.5 year old son yesterday.  He scores pretty high on everything but speech.  They say he needs to be evaluated.  He has a frenulum that was cut when he was 7 months old, but he still can not stick his tongue out past his lips.  He speaks words but you can not understand them.  Because he screened high on the other sections (fine motor, gross motor, problem solving, personal-social) we are not sure if he will qualify.  He speaks but you can not understand him most of the time.   I was handed 3 brochures for the current service providers. 
 
We have:
Pride for Kids Family Therapy Center (this seems more family based)
Innovative Services NW Pediatric Therapy Services (more like a Dr Office)
The Educational Service District 112 Early Intervention Program (Teachers who visit the home) We are in full time home based Daycare so I do not really want to have someone put the burden on our provider so I feel that this one is out)
 Has anyone had any experience with the Clark county service providers? I am going to call and try to drop but but ANY info, questions to ask ect is greatly appreciated!  We cant move forward till I pick one and I want to get the best fit for us. 
I can be contacted at timandceri at yahoo dot com  THANKS!!!!

Help with Vancouver WA Early Interverntion Programs

We had a screening appointment for our 2.5 year old son yesterday.  He scores pretty high on everything but speech.  They say he needs to be evaluated.  He has a frenulum that was cut when he was 7 months old, but he still can not stick his tongue out past his lips.  He speaks words but you can not understand them.  Because he screened high on the other sections (fine motor, gross motor, problem solving, personal-social) we are not sure if he will qualify.  He speaks but you can not understand him most of the time.   I was handed 3 brochures for the current service providers. 
 
We have:
Pride for Kids Family Therapy Center (this seems more family based)
Innovative Services NW Pediatric Therapy Services (more like a Dr Office)
The Educational Service District 112 Early Intervention Program (Teachers who visit the home) We are in full time home based Daycare so I do not really want to have someone put the burden on our provider so I feel that this one is out)
 Has anyone had any experience with the Clark county service providers? I am going to call and try to drop but but ANY info, questions to ask ect is greatly appreciated!  We cant move forward till I pick one and I want to get the best fit for us. 
I can be contacted at timandceri at yahoo dot com  THANKS!!!!

Fun, Caring, AWESOME Nanny available!!

May 25, 2010

Fun and Caring Nanny available!!!!

I am 25 years old and have been a full-time nanny for the last 5 years, and have been babysitting for more than 10 years. I have experience with children ages 4 mo. to 9 years old. I also have experience volunteering in a daycare for homeless families, tutoring pre-schoolers with Junior Kumon, and working with at-risk teenagers in Oregon Youth Conservation Core. I have been a volunteer at Doernbecher Children's Hospital in Pediatric Acute Care and the Hematology-Oncology Clinic for the past year.

I have a tight-knit network of moms and nannies that I regularly arrange play dates with, and I am very familiar with library story times, baby gyms, indoor gyms, kid-friendly cafes, etc. I love outings to OMSI, Children's Museum, Oregon Zoo, Children's Healing Art Project as well as kid-friendly hikes at Laurelhurst Park and Forest Park. Outings have also included day-trips to State Parks, as well as tide-pool exploration at the beach! I have a strong background in Drawing and Photography and I love doing LOTS of art projects...

My style is adaptive towards each child, because each child has his/her own special interests, personality and talents. I like to encourage spending as much time outdoors as possible, hone creative abilities as well as kids' imaginations, and try to laugh as much as humanly possible :)

My educational experience includes courses in Family Studies, Child Psychology, Human Development and Teaching in International Schools. I have a Bachelor's of Science in Liberal Studies and a minor in Black Studies. I am currently finishing up a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) program, and am applying for nursing programs.

I have an Oregon driver's license and my own vehicle. My availability is Monday, Wednesday and Friday (with occasional weekend babysitting) starting July 1st. Because of my qualifications, experience and ability with children, my hourly wage is not negotiable below $13/hr. If you are interested, please contact me for full resume/references... Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you!!!

-Amy
portlandnanny503@gmail.com

Nanny

Part-time nanny needed

December 18, 2009

I am looking for a part-time nanny for my 21-mo-old daughter.  Ideally, I would be looking for 9am-1-pm in my home Mon-Tues-Thur-Fri, but I could be flexible as to which days or if you could only do 3 days/week.  I would also welcome a nanny share with another child similar in age or slightly older. 

I am currently just across the Columbia, between I-205 and I-5, and will be moving to Portland Heights the beginning of February.  I am thinking someone in NE or SE would work well, or I would also consider hiring someone now until the move, if only our current location works.

Please let me know by email if you are interested or have a referral.

Thanks,

Lorianne Hanson

lorianneconklin@hotmail.com

Recommendations for Childcare in Vancouver

December 10, 2008

My partner and I live in Vancouver and are likely to be needing childcare for our 2 kids, 1 1/2 year old and 4 1/2 year old.  We only will need 2 days a week, Thursday and Friday.  My son will start kindergarten in the fall so we will need somebody who can drop him off.  Anybody have any recommendations for Vancouver?

Host an Au Pair ~ Affordable & Flexible Childcare

November 19, 2008

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Vancouver (PDX?) Childcare exchange?

February 12, 2008

Hi! I am a 25 year old mama to very talkative, outgoing 19 mo. old. We are moving into Vancouver (from downtown PDX) in a few weeks and, at the same time, I am starting to need more time away; looking for more work, possibly starting school this spring, errands, etc...

I'd love to connect with a family who has a similar situation to ours which is: clean, kid-comfortable house, healthy diet/active lifestyle, loooooves to read... and read, and read, and read :-), and is looking for a light childcare swap. I am UBER flexible about days, times, hours, etc. I would just like to know that I had a chunk of time once, MAYBE twice per week where I could start scheduling interviews, boring office errands, yoga classes, etc.

On the other end of the spectrum, I am in a mostly stay-at-home situation. Aurelia (my daughter) is an only child and is really starting to show signs of sociability. I'd love to have an occassional playmate around for her. So, if YOU would like a chunk of time once, MAYBE twice per week where YOU can run errands and whatnot, even if an exchange doesn't work out for you, I'd looove to host your young child at our house. I have seven years of varied childcare experience. I've worked in both public and private day cares, nannied, coached, tutored.

We are just beginning the process of moving right now but once we're settled we'd love to have you over for coffee or tea so you have ample opportunity to look around our house and get a feeling for what kind of environment it is. If you're in the market for a childcare swap, great. If you are looking for childcare, great. We can talk about some extremely reasonable rates. This wouldn't be a "nanny" situation so I wouldn't be thinking about "nanny" rates.

Thanks for your time- this turned out a little longer than I thought it would be. :-) But, this is our situation. If it works out for you, we'd love to hear from you!

Best contacted at meliahm@gmail.com

Best, Meliah and Aurelia