Nanny in Philadelphia, PA 19146.
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- Age 28
- 7 years paid experience
Last signed in: More than 6 months
Preferred Rate $450-$600 per week
I'm a very open-minded, artsy feminist with well-developed patience and a sharp wit. i have recently graduated from the New College of Florida with a BA in Humanities. I have lots of experience with music and the arts, literature, and speak French and German. I spent six months studying abroad in Fribourg, Switzerland and love to travel! I plan to teach, and/or pursue music/arts therapy as a career (blending my passions - the arts and helping and working with others) but need to save up to go to graduate school!
I love working with children, and have been babysitting in some capacity since I was 11 or 12. I have a younger brother, an older sister (who has 2 children), as well as a pretty large extended family, so I get along very well with others. I have tutored peers since elementary school, was a camp counselor, and also worked as a student teacher and teaching assistant during college. I have considerable childcare experience on my own, but have also worked with a sitting agency in southern NJ for the past several summers. I have also worked as a nanny during the summer for the same family for 2 years.
I'm constantly singing and dancing around, and am not at all afraid to admit that I'm a little peculiar. I like to make sure everyone's as happy as possible. I'm very laid-back but definitely need/understand the importance of structure. I generally relate well with children; I can be antsy if I'm not engaged in some sort of activity (not necessarily athletic/physical activity), so that helps me keep kids having a good time. I think a "nonchalant" manner of discipline is important, at first; you have to be just serious enough to get your point across without a child becoming upset.
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
Skills & Abilities
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
- Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
- Homework Help