Jeff R

Active and caring nanny/daycare with excellent references in the Beach neighbourhood of Toronto.

Toronto, Ontario
Last seen 15 hours ago

8 years experience

Pay negotiable

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Nanny in Toronto, Ontario

I'm a caring, active and involved father and nanny. I have provided childcare for over eight years and have first aid training, a driver's license abstract and a police vulnerable sector record check available. I have excellent references and regularly see the families that I've provided care for in the past, so they will be happy to speak about my services. I started providing childcare when our daughter was 1 and have provided care for another eight kids over the course of being at home with our own children. Most recently I had provided care for two sisters who were 1 and 2 years old when they started (along with my own daughter who was 3 at the time), up until school. I'm currently providing care for one family and their daughter who turns 1 in April 2019. I would ideally like to find one additional family with a infant of similar age so that the kids can develop and share interests as they grow. I would also consider families with an infant/toddler combo.

I use my home as the base for my childcare - so I'm technically a home daycare (within the Beach neighbourhood and Williamson Road school district) - although I'm much more of a nanny in terms of style. We take regular walks to local playgrounds, meet with play groups and head to programs (such as dance/art/swimming/gymnastics) which I'll help book and organize with you. Day outings with my vehicle around the GTA are common, visiting the Zoo, Wonderland, ROM, Aquarium, Science Centre and many more. I enjoy caring for multiple children, but take a maximum of three kids at a time (with a max of two under two). It's important for me to remain safe and flexible while going out on our adventures, as I personally love this part of raising kids. It's also nice to have room for playmates to join us from time-to-time once the kids begin making their own friends.

I approach childcare with the perspective that our world is a place for children to explore and enjoy without too much structure. We would have both busy days and lazy days during which I'll fill their early years with a wide variety of experiences that's so valuable for children. I like the freedom to pick activities and outings based on the season, weather, and what is of particular interest to them at that point in their childhood. Education takes place daily in everything we do, where I promote learning through hands on play and discovery combined with conversations about the activities taking place. I believe kids should be able to grow and develop at their own pace throughout which time I help build their confidence, interests and abilities. I prefer not to rush into achieving adult determined milestones and avoid using societal expectations as a guideline for this. As such, I'm in no hurry for kids to lose their comfort items and take a consciously relaxed approach to growing out of soothers, bottles, diapers, etc. Obviously it works best if your family shares in these philosophies.

At this time I'm looking for families who will be able to join me for several years before they head to school. Since most children start once maternity leave is finished, I'm certainly accustomed to beginning with babies from 10 to 12 months old, but can also start younger or older. A Tuesday through Friday arrangement works great due to my wife's work schedule, although Monday's are also available if needed. While a 4 day week works well, I don't provide part-time care for fewer days than this. Also note that I don't provide after-school care as being restricted to a mid-afternoon pick-up every day makes it difficult to fit in our programs, outings and the carefree style that I love about raising kids!

I offer a 10 hour window somewhere between 7am and 6pm for a daily rate of $95 per child (for an infant/toddler family combo it would be $180 per day). For a family with one child, this should offer some savings over a traditional nanny. For a family with two children it would be on par with an experienced nanny or a high-end daycare. The children will be 100% my focus and there is plenty of extra value in the experiences and outings I provide. I cover the majority of our adventure expenses as part of your daily rate, and would be happy to discuss what is and isn't included in detail.

All said and done, if you like the idea of a down-to-earth, personalized and adventurous childhood for your kids, we would likely work well together.


Availability

I can work:

Full-time

Long term

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Experience

I can look after:

3 children

Ages include:

Newborn

Newborn

0-12 months


Infant

Infant

3-12 months


Toddler

Toddler

1-3 years


I have advanced experience with:

Twins/multiples

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Services

Responsibilities include:

Swim supervision

Swim supervision


Qualifications

First Aid

First Aid

CPR

CPR

Background check

Background check

I can speak:

English

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Job Details

Transportation on the job:

Driver's license

Driver's license


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