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Looking for work as a babysitter.

  • 5 years paid experience
  • Age 43
  • Babysitter in Portland, OR 97211

Meet Shawna

  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

I am a nurturer at heart and adore children. I have been working with children for the last 5 years. I have a BA degree in Psychology and currently studying Holistic Nutrition. I'm enthusiastic to provide children with activities that work towards both their physical and social development. As a parent myself I understand how important it is to find the right person. I believe in teamwork and open communication. I bring my previous nanny experience and working with children ages 6m to 18yrs in various environments modeling patience, consistency, creative and imaginative play, and positive communication. *I am Aegis Certified/Trained -Specializes in non-violent crisis de-escalation and prevention techniques, *Enrolled with the Oregon Registry - Certified Step 10 T *The Oregon Center for Career Development in Childhood Care and Education Central Background Registry - # R356765 exp.12/4/2017 *Food Handlers/CPR certified SHAWNA ZELLER ______________________________________________________________________________ OBJECTIVE: Nanny – Nurture children and provide Read more them with activities that work towards both physical and mental development SKILLS SUMMARY • Functional knowledge of managing children from ages 0 months to 18 years • Hands on experience in assisting children of all ages with homework and other activities • In depth knowledge of meal preparation and feeding children • Adept with toddlers/preschool age age and ensuring that their core needs are filled SPECIAL CAPABILITIES • Patience • Consistency • Creative and Imaginative • Trustworthiness • Multitasking • Nurturing • Sense of Humor • Communication • Promote Independence PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Nanny Share| *Private Family*Portland OR| Aug 2014– June 2015 • Prepared healthy meals and snacks the appropriate times • Encourage social interaction and providing stimulating learning environments of all kinds • Teach social graces and table manners • Place children down for naps • Play indoor and outdoor games with children •Took children on outings to Zoo, OMSI, Park, Aquarium, Fire Station, Children’s Theater Performances, Hiking, Gardening, Roller Skating • Tidy play areas and put away toys • Lead educational activities such as reading, puzzles and cognitive development activities • Wash dishes, children’s laundry, light housekeeping

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  • Basic background check Expired

  • Motor vehicle records check Expired

  • First aid certification

    First aid certification
  • CPR certification

    CPR certification


  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends
  • Daytime care availability during summer months
  • After school care availability

Ratings & reviews

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Heather D.


Shawna has been great with my 8 year old daughter! My daughter loves her. Shawna has always been very reliable, and professional. I would recommend her services to anyone needing child care!

Youngyoon H.


Shawna started by helping us in the morning with drop offs of our two kids, and has been very reliable and professional. She’s also helped us with full day care on some weekend days and we’ve been very happy with her. My kids can be a handful but Shawna seems unflappable and firm when she needs to be but also fun and playful when she can. The kids always tell me that they had fun with her and occasionally ask for her if she hasn’t been by in a while. Highly recommended!

David J.


Shawna watched my 2 years old daughter while I was auditioning in Portland. She responded very quickly to my request (I only contacted her a few days before) and made herself available right away. For the short time I got to know her and talk to her, she was very sweet, charismatic and my daughter was very comfortable with her right away. She seemed very caring and I will definitely contact her again when I go back to Portland. Thank you Shawna!


Willing to care for 2 children per sitting


  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

    • Swaddling
    • Feeding
    • Changing
    • Bathing
    • Assist with setting a routine
    • Overnight care
    • Mother's helper
    • Occasional care
  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)
  • Special needs expand

    • Cognitive Disabilities
    • Physical Disabilities
    • Social/Emotional
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Delayed Speech
    • Sensory Integration Disorder
    • Administering Medication
    • Bathing
    • Dressing Assistance
    • Feeding Assistance
    • Grooming and Hygiene
    • Positive Behavioral Support
    • Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)




Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Potty Training
  • Travel with Family
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework expand

    • Finishing homework
    • Checking answers
    • Studying for a test
    • Proofreading
    • Basic math
    • Elementary science
    • Earth science
    • English
    • Essay writing

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