Babysitter • Nanny
Looking for families in Vancouver, BC, Canada
6 years of paid experience
Hi! I'm Rachel, a psych grad and childcare professional excited to meet new families.
I received my BSc in psychology from UVic where I specialized in child development. My research explores the impact of emotional language and attunement on children’s cognitive and social development.
I have 6 years' experience working with children in daycares and family homes in Victoria and Vancouver. My approach prioritizes respect, collaboration, and emotional literacy. I enjoy creating calm and safe environments where children feel supported in their play, learning, and growth. I plan to complete a Masters in counselling and work with youth and adults.
Outside of my career, I enjoy writing, running, reading and spending time with my parrotlets, Pecan and Pistachio and my cats, Calvin and Kafka.
Strong communication skills
Remain calm and patient in stressful moments
Adept at balancing guidance and silliness
I approach childcare with the understanding that:
All behaviour is communication
Child-led play helps to develop core skills
Children learn through our own behaviour
Attuned responding to children's emotional needs plays a key role in their development and attachment
Children feel empowered when they are offered choices
Boundary-setting is most effective when it validates emotion and offers alternatives
Kids have so much to teach us!