Nanny in Pasadena, CA 91106.
Looking for full or part-time work as a nanny.
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- Age 30
- 15 years paid experience
Last signed in: Within six months
Preferred Rate $15-$25 per hour
I have just earned my Masters of Fine Arts in Poetry at The New School in New York City. Originally born and raised in Souther California, I have lived in Oxford, England, Albuquerque, NM, Santa Cruz, CA, and of course NYC. , I am well-travelled and diverse in my education and interests. I am now living in Altadena and searching for employment while I apply to PhD programs.
I have been babysitting since I was 13, 12 years, children from infants to young adults. I have over night experience, house-sitting experience, feel comfortable working in the presence of parents, and generally enjoy the company of children. I am adept at traveling with multiple children throughout New York City's streets, subways, and busses including school pick-up, doctors appointments, playdates, errands, and oh-so-many parks.
I have a strong arts background, growing up in gifted classes my education was always arts-oriented. As a result, I have a great deal of arts education experience which is useful in childcare, so that time can be spent learning and growing intellectually as well as having fun. I have also worked in several non-profit arts education programs, including one at a local museum in which I taught a group of five nine year old (ESL) children about reading and creative writing. I also led an afterschool art camp class of thirty 3rd to 5th graders, teaching art history with corresponding educational projects.
My strong cultural background in Japanese studies and Africana studies has given me a diverse set of influences and interests. I am happy to include interactive cultural activities to liven up play-time.
*Experience with administering medications after parent's specific guidelines. In my most recent position, I cared for a boy with SVT (Supraventricular tachycardia ) who was very healthy but did require oral medications during my shift as well as doctor's appointments and keeping an eye open for emergencies.
Age Specific Experience
15 years of paid child care experience with:
- First year
- Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
- Preschooler (3 to 5 years)
- Grade School (6 to 11 years)
- Pre-teen/Teenagers (12 years and over)
4 to 5 years of infant care experience
- Instruction (proper swaddling, feeding, changing, bathing)
- Assist with setting a routine
- Overnight care
- Mother's helper
- Occasional care
Special Needs Experience
Special Needs Care Experience
- Cognitive Disabilities
Special Needs Conditional Experience
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Autism Spectrum Disorder/Pervasive Developmental Disorder/Asperger Syndrome
- Heart Defects
- Learning Disabilities
- Sensory Integration Disorder
Special Needs Services Experience
- Administering Medication
- Positive Behavioral Support
- Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)
Skills & Abilities
- Finishing homework
- Checking answers
- Studying for a test
- Basic Math
- Elementary Science
- Earth Science
- Essay Writing
- Social Studies
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
- Swimming Supervision
- Willing to run errands as needed
- Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling