Nanny in Downers Grove, IL 60515.
Looking for full-time work as a nanny.
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First Aid Training
First Aid Training
Downers Grove, IL
- Age 29
- 7 years paid experience
Last signed in: More than 6 months
Preferred Rate $700-$1000 per week
I'm a college graduate with a degree in Theater and additional coursework in Education and Theater for Young Audiences. In addition to seven years' experience as a full time nanny specializing in premature and developmentally disabled children, I have another four year's experience as a weekly babysitter, volunteer and intern for Wonder Works Children's Museum, and Triton College's kids days and later as a substitute teacher and counselor for the Brookline Public School's summer and after-school programs (Brookline, MA) and as a volunteer at the Boston Charter Schools (Boston, MA).
I am very energetic and geared toward creating a fun, stimulating, and educational environment for kids. I've worked with infants and preschool-aged children, always putting an emphasis on growth and development. With my younger kids, I work on tummy time and sign language as well as basic first year goals. For infants, I work long-term to develop their fine motor coordination, speech and communication skills, shape, color, number, and letter recognition! We also sing and dance to create a strong foundation in music and rhythm. With older kids, I put an emphasis on developing reading, writing, and language skills. I always try to keep our time educational and fun: baking is a great way to teach math and science! Of course, no matter what age a kid is, everyone loves trips to the zoo or museum!
My goal is always to create a safe, loving, and stimulating environment for the children in my care. I encourage an active lifestyle, taking the children to the park, library, museums, the botanical gardens, and even rock climbing! However, I also try to prioritize education and security by concentrating on at-home activities like baking, cooking, reading, and age appropriate play. Over all, I am an active, curious person, and I try to encourage those traits in the kids I work with.
Age Specific Experience
7 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)
Special Needs Experience
Special Needs Conditional Experience
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Asperger's Syndrome
- Hearing Loss
- Visual Impairment
Availability & Job Preferences
- Permanent (1 to 2 years)
- Permanent (2 or more years)
- Will consider a full time position
- Start date is flexible
My availability is valid through 5/23/16
- Open availability on weekdays (M-F)
Skills & Abilities
- Sign Language
- Potty Training
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
- Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
- Homework Help
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