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  • 10 years paid experience
  • Age 55
  • Nanny in Hayward, CA 94544

Meet Margaret

  • Speaks Swahili
  • Comfortable with pets
  • Has a car

My name is Margaret and am a nanny with over 10 years experience taking care of kids..I am Cpr certified, Trustline cleared, Clean background check and more than anything else, I wholeheartedly love and adore taking care of kids. I am fun, high energy, very nurturing, patient and i delight in watching kids that i am assigned to take care of, enjoy their growing up, as i gently, lovingly and warmly guide them through the process. I've taken care of kids of different ages, infants, twins, toddlers and  bigger kids, and trust me, it's been fun.  Kids should always be allowed to be kids, that's my policy. Let them have fun, love them, be silly with them and they will always be your friends no matter what. Kids are very easy to handle especially when you take time to understand them and  get to know  their needs, give them all the attention that they Read more may need because they are growing up and hence curious about everything and anything. Gently and lovingly discipline them without using any sort of force, calm them down when they are wrong and talk to them sweetly,  hug them, cuddle them and by so doing, mistakes will be handled very amicably. I can confidently say that i know how to handle kids without using any force and hence they always end up being my best friends forever.  

Trust & safety

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  • Enhanced background check not run.

  • Basic background check Expired

  • Motor vehicle records check not run.

  • First aid certification

    First aid certification Not on file
  • CPR certification

    CPR certification Not on file

Availability

Babysitter

  • Generally available evenings and weekends

Nanny

  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Seeking Permanent (2 or more years) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 1/12/16

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Roopal L.

5/10/2012

Margaret has proven herself to be a remarkably responsible and nurturing caregiver and has truly become a part of our family. We are so sad to let her go and are only doing so to start our son in a preschool program. Margaret is bright, reliable, nurturing, and responsive to feedback. She is also well-versed in child development, through her continuing education, past experiences as a nanny, and raising her own children. She has boundless energy and relates to our son in such a wonderful way, turning practically everything into a fun game that often includes an educational component as well. They are regularly at the park, playgroup, the library, singing and dancing around the house, reading, doing puzzles, and practicing the alphabet, numbers, and colors in a manner that is very engaging to our son. She knows how to structure time well, respects his schedule, but is also flexible and responsive to our son’s needs. Additionally, we prefer to restrict our son’s television viewing and Margaret has been very respectful of this. She is also very diligent about giving our son his daily medicine and vitamins, preparing balanced meals and snacks, cleaning up his room, play areas, completing his laundry, and keeping a detailed nanny log of his intake, activities, any areas of concern, and leaving any notes for us. Most important has been the love she shows our son. Our son misses her when she leaves and is eager for her return. They truly have formed a bond and we know Margaret is as concerned about his welfare as my husband and I are. This has been a tremendous source of comfort as we leave for work every morning. We feel fortunate to have had Margaret in our home. Her approach to caring for our son has truly helped him develop into the amazingly loving and joyous child he is. Her style complements our parenting well, as she respects our personal philosophies while being confident enough to independently make day-to-day decisions regarding our son. We know she would be a wonderful additional to any family she works with.

Experience

Willing to care for 3 children per sitting

$25-$40/hr

  • Infants (age 0-11 months)

  • Toddlers (age 1-3)
  • Preschooler (age 4-5)
  • Grade School (age 6-11)
  • Pre-teen/ Teenage age (12+)
  • Special needs expand

    • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
    • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Education

secretarial

Graduated amarco

References

Additional services

  • Potty Training
  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
  • Homework expand

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