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?
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 only four children here at one time, I am able to provide lots of individualized attention. My oldest son is starting preschool and I will be caring for my youngest son who is 3 months old along with a 6 month old boy and a 13 month old girl. I have availability for one more child to join our group on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between the hours of 8:00am-5:00pm. Additional days or extended hours might be possible as well. I would love to find a family who is looking for at least 24 hours per week of care for their 3-18 month old child. My rates are $7.50 per hour for 21+ hours per week and $8.50 per hour for fewer hours per week. I am able to begin care on January 5th.
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 all four babies! 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!