Nanny in Lorton, VA 22079.
Looking for part-time work as a nanny.
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- Age 55
- 15 years paid experience
Last signed in: Last week
Preferred Rate $15-$20 per hour
I'm currently a morning preschool teacher of 3s turning 4 at St. Christopher's Episcopal Preschool in Springfield, which is only during the school year. I'm just finishing my 14th year of preschool and elementary teaching. I hold a degree in Early and Middle Childhood Education from The Ohio State University.
As a mom of adult and nearly-adult children (27, 25 and 17) and grandma of one sweet little girl, my experience is both personal and professional. I regularly babysat while homeschooling two of my 3 children (one for early elementary and one for high school). I took a few years off to walk dogs, and ended up going back to preschool, subsequently becoming a weekly babysitter for my former dog-walking-boss' one year old daughter.
I tend to stay with client families for several years, and have enjoyed keeping in touch with them. References are available upon request.
I'm a pretty laid-back and positive person, and I have been told I'm gentle and kind. Getting down on the floor and playing with littles is a joy to me; I feel much of life for littles can be quite rushed today, and I strongly believe in long play times, getting outside in nature, and routines that are flexible but provide security. Professionally, in my preschool teaching, I borrow from Reggio Emilia Inspired work and Montessori; I bring bits of those philosophies to my work as a babysitter and "nanny." I am always willing to help parents by sharing knowledge of child development stages, but am respectful of their abilities to parent their own children; I believe parents are their children's first and best teachers, and I am there to make life easier for everyone.
Age Specific Experience
15 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)
More than 10 years of infant care experience
- Instruction (proper swaddling, feeding, changing, bathing)
- Assist with setting a routine
- Overnight care
- Occasional care
Availability & Job Preferences
- Temporary (4 to 12 months)
- Will consider a part time position
- Start date is flexible
My availability is valid through 8/4/17
- Day-time Weekdays (M - F)
- Weekday Evenings
- Weekends Evenings
Skills & Abilities
- Finishing homework
- Checking answers
- Studying for a test
- Basic Math
- Elementary Science
- Earth Science
- Essay Writing
- Social Studies
- Meal Preparation
- Light Housekeeping
- Swimming Supervision
- Potty Training
- Willing to run errands as needed
- Willing to drive children to events, school, appointments, or carpooling