Nanny in Chicago, IL 60607.
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- Age 38
- 10 years paid experience
Last signed in: More than 6 months
Preferred Rate $400-$800 per week
Hello Parents and thank you for visiting my profile!
My name is Janie, and I believe strongly in the power of positive child care. As adults, it is our responsibility to teach children how to become responsible young citizens through good example and consistent practice.
*Children who learn from their mistakes develop quicker resourcefulness and perseverance; learning through mistakes is meaningful and has lasting positive effects in growing through adversity and challenge!
*Children who learn to identify and work through their strengths and weaknesses develop a stronger sense of self, more confidence, greater success, and better coping mechanisms.
*The importance of like-minded peer groups should not be underestimated! As children grow, the ability to identify with similar peer groups aids in their overall maturity, confidence, and academic/social development.
I have spent my career working with children of all ages, supporting, researching, developing, and implementing successful programs in academic enrichment. I have taught and directed Summer and Saturday programs, including overnight academic and residential day camps.
As a child, I did not grow up with nannies or babysitters, but vividly remember the bit of envy I had towards childhood friends who did; they always seemed to have so much fun! As parents, it is a not an easy decision to hire a nanny or babysitter for our children; but it is important to remember that it takes a village, an entire community to raise a child,
and that children benefit from this social development. That not only refers to like-minded peer groups, but it also refers to an exposure to teachers, clergy, coaches, librarians, officers, etc. -and sometimes also nannies/babysitters! In an urban environment such as ours, it is an advantage for children to learn how to communicate and learn from adult members of their community, and to embrace who belongs in their world.
Good luck in your search for the right caretaker for your child(ren)! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions at all, and I'll look forward to hearing from you!
Age Specific Experience
10 years of paid child care experience with:
- Toddlers (1 to 3 years)
- Preschooler (3 to 5 years)
- Grade School (6 to 11 years)
- Pre-teen/Teenagers (12 years and over)
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
Special Needs Services Experience
- Administering Medication
- Dressing Assistance
- Feeding Assistance
- Grooming and Hygiene
- Lifting and Transferring
- Specific Meal Preparation (foods to avoid, etc.)
Skills & Abilities
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
- Potty Training
- Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
- Finishing homework
- Checking answers
- Studying for a test
- Basic Math
- Elementary Science
- Earth Science
- Essay Writing
- Social Studies
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