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Looking for work as a babysitter or nanny

  • 12 years paid experience
  • Age 43
  • Nanny in Astoria, NY 11105

Meet Leyla

  • Speaks German
  • Comfortable with pets

Originally I come from Switzerland (the German part) where I earned my teaching degree and gained extensive experience as a head kindergarten teacher. My function included leading a group of 20 - 25 children, plan and execute the lessons, special needs education, school enrollment, parent teacher conferences to name a few.  After several years of teaching, I moved to New York to extended my studies in Musical Theatre (Voice, Dance, Acting) at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and have worked as a part time singer/songwriter as well as with children ever since. My practice with children in New York ranges from working as a caregiver (all ages) to teaching German summer camp as well as being part of creating a private classes/tutoring for German bilingual children. I focus on using books, songs, movement, language games and arts & crafts to facilitate language learning. I also strive to provide a Read more fun, structured and warm learning environment for the children. I would consider myself  patient, creative and compassionate.  Additional skills: German native (Swiss born), Spanish good, French basic, Italian basic, Strong musical and organizational skills (songwriting, piano, recorder) Working experience as administrative assistant in offices Additional certifications/degrees: Kundalini Yoga Teacher certification, Kundalini Yoga East NYC Voice Teacher certification, Justin Stoney/New York Vocal Coaching Integrative Sound and Music certification, Open Center NYC Reiki Master certification, Open Center NYC Dance certificate, ISVP Dance Program, Broadway Dance Center, New York Musical Theatre performance certificate, The Integrated Program (Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, Vocal Performance ), American Musical and Dramatic Academy NYC Bachelor Preprimary & Primary Education, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland International School of Tourism Management, Switzerland WMS degree of Business , WMS Business School Switzerland

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  • Generally available mornings, afternoons, evenings, late nights and weekends


  • Willing to consider a part time position
  • Seeking Permanent (1 to 2 years), Permanent (2 or more years) employment
  • Start date is flexible
  • My availability is valid through 2/28/14

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Willing to care for 2 children per sitting

$20-$30/hr for the first child, $2 for each additional child

  • Infants (age 0-11 months) expand

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



Teacher Education University

Additional services

  • Meal Preparation
  • Laundry
  • Light Housekeeping
  • Swimming Supervision
  • Crafts
  • Homework expand

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

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