Nanny in Alexandria, VA 22305.
Looking for full or part-time work as a nanny.
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- Age 37
- 6 years paid experience
Last signed in: More than 6 months
Preferred Rate $20-$25 per hour
Hi & thank you for viewing my profile!
I feel I am the ideal candidate to be your family's loving, and committed nanny. I have extensive experience (over 16 years) working with children ages newborn to 15 years. I believe that I stand out among other nannies for my high energy, nurturing, and hands-on approach to childcare.
Baltimore native, and now in Alexandria for 6+ years, I've been fortunate to have "nannied" for 5 great families in VA. I now seek a 5 day per week, full time position, as my previous family had their kids in school full time now. I was able to bring my sweet, easygoing 8 month old son with me, & he became a part of the family! I occasionally work as a Zumba dance instructor for parties, and I've worked as a dancer/party motivator at Bar Mitzvahs (for 11+ years.)
I also proudly created a birthday party business for ages 2-6 in which I provide all of the entertainment including games, arts & crafts, music, face painting & more.
When I moved to VA, I left my position as an Award-Winning Director/Lead Teacher of a My Gym Children's Fitness Center. With 5+ years at My Gym, I worked with babies and children in an encouraging environment, teaching physical as well as social development skills. Previous to My Gym, I have been an Elementary Ed. Substitute teacher as well as a camp counselor to kids ages 10-15.
I have a passion to help children develop high self esteem & realization of their highest potential. I believe that every child has unique skills & talents to offer, & when properly fostered, they can utilize these gifts as they grow.
I also feel discipline is essential in a child's development. I don't use negative verbiage or harsh language, but I understand children crave boundaries and order. I am a firm believer that children grow up to be happy & thriving adults when they are loved & nurtured through proper discipline as well as acknowledgement.
I am a huge advocate of play, creativity, & being silly, & love incorporating those elements in learning & development. As your nanny, (& a positive example to my son,) I promise to treat your kids like family, and to adhere to the values & rules that you abide by in your home; while caring for your children in a safe & nurturing environment.
I look forward to learning about your family and how I can be a contribution in your home!
Age Specific Experience
6 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)
6 to 10 years of infant care experience
- Instruction (proper swaddling, feeding, changing, bathing)
- Assist with setting a routine
Availability & Job Preferences
Has a child who needs to accompany care provider on the job
- Permanent (1 to 2 years)
- Will consider either a part time or full time position
- Start date is flexible
My availability is valid through 2/1/17
- Weekday Early Morning (Before School)
- Day-time Weekdays (M - F)
- Weekday Afternoons (After School)
- Weekday Evenings
- Weekends Evenings
Skills & Abilities
- Finishing homework
- Checking answers
- Studying for a test
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
- Swimming Supervision
- Potty Training
- Travel with Family
- Willing to run errands as needed
- Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling
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