Rebecca G

Dear Family

British Columbia
Last seen over a week ago

10 years experience

15/hr

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Nanny in British Columbia

Dear Family Let me introduce myself. I am a mother of four grown children and Grandmamma to three little darlings, ages five, three and two. Being a Mother and now a Grand Mother has been my, “Life’s Work”. I raised my young family (infant to 13 years of age) aboard our sailing vessel, travelling through the South Pacific for six years. I home schooled my children, teaching the younger ones to read and write and assisted my two older daughters with their correspondence. My husband and I now live one block from the beach in beautiful Brentwood Bay where I still keep my sailing vessel. We get great pleasure having the Grand children over for extended stays, going for forest walks or to the beach and going out on the boat. I have a strong sense of adventure and wonder for the natural world which I love to share with my grandchildren and the children of families I work with. I began my childcare career four years ago working part time for my daughter, in her eco- friendly, licensed daycare, Grow Child Care in Vancouver. I enjoyed working with the 3 to 5 year olds so much that I decided not to return to my “real job” with the Canadian Coast Guard! I began working part time as a Nanny for local families in Victoria. Last year I managed a full time schedule, providing part time childcare and housekeeping for four local families with children ages ten months to nine years. I have over 30 years’ experience caring for children of all ages. My goal when I care for children is to create an environment of mutual respect. I believe learning to feel and express emotions is very important; I make a point to listen so that kids will talk and to validate their feelings. I believe most children are capable of understanding the need for appropriate behaviour. I am patient, yet firm and make sure my needs and expectations are known. I explain “why”, I demonstrate “how” and then I encourage children to complete tasks independently, with a “can do “, attitude. We learn new skills every day, I encourage children to discover their natural abilities and celebrate their achievements. I believe in a positive, child led, whole learning environment, experiencing natural consequences in a safe environment. Wow that’s a mouthful! Most importantly we have FUN, doing what we need to do. I am happy to pitch in and meet your family’s needs in the way of additional home support. Light house cleaning, organizing, laundry, cooking, driving, grocery shopping, gardening, milking goats, walking the dog or visiting Great Grama. I have done it all….really! I engage the children’s cooperation whenever possible. I can manage a family’s busy schedule but prefer to work with a family that values some unstructured time as well, so I can just be with the children and give them my undivided attention. Reading, painting, playing games or make believe, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, yoga, swimming, gymnastics whatever activities engage your child. Thank you for your time and consideration in reading my letter of Introduction. I love what I do and I am happy and proud to be a Nanny with Canadian Nannies. I feel it is a privileged to be given the opportunity to care for your children. I look forward to meeting you and your family in the near future to discuss how I can meet your family’s individual child care needs. All the best, Rebecca Gresham (aka Becca) I am a mother of 4 grown children and grandmother to 3 little ones. I have provided care for all my grand babies from infant to 5 years. In addition I assisted my daughter in her Licensed, Eco friendly, Nature family daycare/preschool (ages 2 to 5) and alternately assisted in the care of my infant grandson for 1 year. I have been providing part time/nanny share/ house keeping for several families in my area for 3 years. Children have ranged from 10 months to 13 years, with one sibling group of 4 children (ages 1, 3,6,8) and 2 sibling groups of 3 children (ages 1, 2.5, 4) and ages 3,6,8. Combined family, nanny share situations with multiple children, 2 under 2 and 3 children ages 2 to 8 years of age. I enjoy working with children out doors in Nature, playing sports and teaching practical life skills with a whole learning, child led approach. I also home schooled my 4 children ( then ages 1.5,3,9 and 13) for several years while sailing off shore on our family yacht. As a single mom I owned and operated a home maintenance business for 8 years and am currently operating my own 4 bedroom home as a Holiday Rental, as well as repairing my sailing vessel. Duties have ranged from gearing up and playing lacrosse with my 12 year old son to harvesting the garden and making "garden" soup with my 2 and 5 year old grand daughters. I am a mom and a grand mom, a nanny and the best baby sitter! I have done it all from milking goats to sailing across the pacific.


Availability

I can work:

Live out

Part-time

Occasional

Long term

Short term

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Experience

I can look after:

5 children

Ages include:

Newborn

Newborn

0-12 months


Infant

Infant

3-12 months


Primary School

Primary School

7-11 years


I have advanced experience with:

Twins/multiples

Other

Physical disability

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Services

Responsibilities include:

Pet care

Pet care

Housekeeping

Housekeeping

Swim supervision

Swim supervision

Meal prep

Meal prep

Groceries

Groceries

Homework help

Homework help

Errands

Errands

Laundry

Laundry

Gardening

Gardening


Qualifications

First Aid

First Aid

CPR

CPR

Babysitter

Babysitter

Background check

Background check

I can speak:

English

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Training

I have been trained as:

Personal support worker

Early childhood educator (ECE)

Midwife


Job Details

Transportation on the job:

Has own vehicle

Has own vehicle


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