Kathryn (kate) B. Nanny in Portland, OR 97206. Looking for full or part-time work as a nanny.
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- Age 26
- 10 years paid experience
Last signed in: Within a month
Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour
Kathryn (kate)’s Bio
Hello! :) I'm looking for a summer nannying position.
Most important to mention is that I absolutly love spending time with children. I am 25 years old and I have been babysitting since I was about 12 and nannying since I was 16. In 2011 I finished my Masters in Elementary Education with a certification in Special Education. This school year I have been working in an elementary school in Milwaukie as an assistant in the learning center. I teach reading, writing and social skills groups to kindergarten through fifth graders and I'm loving it. I have worked with kids with special needs such as ADHD, on the autism spectrum, intellectual disabilities, and learning disabilities.
I also do after school tutoring for both students who need extra help and students who benifit from an extra challenge. I see the best in all children and when I work with children with special needs I think it's especially important to help them to see the best in themselves by pointing out when they do someone well and the good qualities that I notice about them.
I believe in setting clear boundaries. When kids are old enough to understand, I make sure to explain the boundaries I am setting. I make sure that the children I nanny for are happy and having fun while also being safe. I swam on a swim team as a kid and have taught swimming lessons so I'm happy to swim with kids and work on swimming skills with them. I'm also happy to tutor while I'm nannying. I studied abroad in Costa Rica so I speak a little bit of Spanish.
If I sound like someone who could be a good fit for your family, please send me a message :)
Age Specific Experience
10 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
- Down Syndrome
Skills & Abilities
- Potty Training
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
- Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
- Homework Help