Looking for families in Vancouver, BC, Canada
10 years of paid experience
I have 10+ years of childcare experience. Before I graduated from high school, I babysat for several different families. Now that I am out on my own, I am looking for a full-time nanny position or more than one part-time nanny position that would equal a full-time position. I have looked after up to 4 children at once, but for no longer than a day at a time. In my nannying positions, I have looked after children as young as 8 months and as old as 7 years. I have looked after a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder and have also learned some basic sign language, such as words that are most useful with non-verbal toddlers. I have done preschool and elementary school drop off and pick up. I am well-travelled on public transit and have taken up to three children on with me, sometimes with one in a stroller. On a day-to-day basis, I do not allow the children in my care to watch TV or play with electronics. I'm very comfortable around cats and I like most dogs that are good around children. I would be interested in doing a nanny share. I would also interested in live-in nanny positions, but only in situations where you have a separate suite for the nanny to live in. My hobbies are knitting, reading, watching TV and movies, going out, walking, using the internet and swimming and want to learn to knit and sew. I've also completed the Responsible Adult course through the Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre. This means I have 20 hours of basic childcare training in subjects such as Health and Safety, Nutrition and programming. I have done my first aid training course several times, most recently in March 2018.
When in nanny positions, I have done the laundry, loaded and unloaded the dishwasher or done the dishes, done grocery shopping, school drop off and pick up and mopped and swept the floor. I know how to change cloth diapers (not well, I'm still learning how to do it so the diaper doesn't leak) and disposable. I know some sign language that is useful in communicating with babies (car, train, bus, more, hungry, water, etc.) I have looked after children between the ages of 4 months and 10 years. I have taken care of up to 4 children at once for as long as a day (ages were 7,5,3 and 1.5/2 years old OR 6, 6, 2.5 and 1 year old). I like taking the children in my care to places such as Science World, the aquarium, play gym, Kidtropolis, Family place, drop-in programs such as the one at Hastings community centre, swimming, going for nature walks, Strongstart and the library (for storytime, to get new books as well as to play with the toys in the basement at the big Central branch downtown). When we're at home, I allow the children in my care plenty of time for independent play or independent reading time (even if they aren't reading as of yet), but I also like helping them with crafts, learning activities and reading stories to them.