Kristina G

It has been my objective to harness and cultivate my ability to connect with...

Nanny in Toronto

It has been my objective to harness and cultivate my ability to connect with children; expand upon my experiences within the childcare field and to take my Nanning career to the highest level. I have been blessed to be the eldest of a large extended family and have always possessed an innate nurturing demeanour, which has served me well. I find it most rewarding to work with children and it is my intention one day to teach art, yoga and other forms of creative expression to assist with early year development, with a particular focus on helping those with learning disabilities. I have always been sports inclined and feel that sporty activities, not only rapidly develop balance and coordination in a child but it builds confidence, a sense of fairness, discipline and sets more readily an understanding of boundaries and rules. I have found it an invaluable approach to Nanning. My immediate focus, however, is to gain as much experience working with families from different parts of the world gaining knowledge of the many alternate approaches to raising children which are influenced by culture, religion and personal beliefs. Since beginning my career as a nanny I have worked with children from as young as 5 weeks old to teens of 14 15 years of age. I have a wealth of knowledge with a wide variety of ages and can honestly say I am confident working with any age group. I am kind, patient and a very active person. I have travelled the world as a nanny/PA for families from many different walks of life, for the past 8 years. I believe in leading from example and always have a positive, can do attitude. Having respect for those around you and yourself is a must. Independent Nanny; Val d'Isere, France. December 27th, 2012 - April 21st, 2013. This was a full time temporary position working for families on vacation in the mountain resort of Val d Isere. I would coordinate a week worth of a wide range of fun filled winter activities tailored to each charge according to age and ability. Each day would include an outdoor activity such as building a winter village of snowmen and igloos to sledging; and an indoor activity of arts and crafts relating to the mountain environment or baking, to name a few. On rare occasions I would be asked to take the children snowboarding. Each child at the end of their week would be presented with a portfolio of their projects and a virtual diary filled with photos of their week in the mountains. Reason for leaving: End of Season. Leslie St. John; Nanny; St. Phillip, Barbados. October 20th December 18th, 2012. This was a temporary, part time position caring for two boys, 8 and 6 years. The main responsibility was to provide care for the older boy who had mild autism. I carefully supervised and lead him in his after school activities, whilst recording a detailed account of his behaviour and interactions with those around him. I would take steps in helping him recognize and monitor his own behavior by getting him to utilise a personalize behavioural scale which indicated when his behavior would become disruptive and alienate his peers and also when his behavior was commendable and enjoyable to be around. Reason for leaving: End of school and temporary contract. Harpreet Bedi and Satinder Garcha; Nanny; Buenos Aires, Argentina. October 5th - October 24th, 2012. This was a full time, temporary position where by I had sole charge of twins age 5 and occasionally their 9 year old sister. I was responsible for maintaining their daily routine of waking, getting breakfast, bathed and ready for school, snacks and lunch prepped and packed in school bag. I would then organize their transportation to and from school and plan extracurricular, physically and educationally stimulating activities. I was also responsible for co-ordinating playdates, school functions and birthday parties. Reason for leaving: End of temporary contract. Sacha and Marcus Anselm; Nanny; Marbella, Spain. August 3rd - August 21st, 2012. This was a full time temporary position where by I had sole and shared charge of a 16 week old baby and his older brother and sister of 4 and 7 years old. I was responsible for planning the children's activities on a day to day basic that would be age appropriate, educational and engaging. More over I was had sole care over the youngest child a baby boy of 15 weeks. I established and maintained his sleeping feeding and bathing routine. I developmentally stimulated and challenged him through repetitional play, during which time I was able to get him to roll over. Reasons for leaving: End of temporary contract. Harpreet Bedi and Satinder Garcha; Nanny; Travelled extensively throughout Europe. June 27th July 31st, 2012. This was a 24/7 temporary nanny position where by I had sole charge of twins at 4 and occasionally their older sister of 9, whilst we travelled extensively throughout Europe for 5 weeks. My duties included making breakfast lunch and dinner for the three children and sometimes the whole family. I was in charge of planning and coordinating fun activities for the children in our various locations. I was also in charge of doing the laundry for the whole family and some housekeeping depending on where we stayed. I sometimes did simple PA work for the mother, such as booking shows, restaurants and placing orders over the internet. Of course all my duties were carried out to a greater degree whilst camping in the wilds of Iceland. Reasons for leaving: End of contract. Jelly and Ice-cream Nanny Agency; Based in Val dIsere, France. December 27th May 1st, 2011 2012. This was a full time temporary position working for families on vacation in the mountain resort of Val d Isere. I would coordinate a week worth of a wide range of fun filled winter activities tailored to each charge according to age and ability. Each day would include an outdoor activity such as building a winter village of snowmen and igloos to sledging; and an indoor activity of arts and crafts relating to the mountain environment or baking, to name a few. On rare occasions I would be asked to take the children snowboarding. Each child at the end of their week would be presented with a portfolio of their projects and a virtual diary filled with photos of their week in the mountains. Reason for Leaving: End of season and contract. Fotini Karamanli; Nanny; Based in Athens, Greece. June 14th October 18th, 2011. This was a temporary, full time, sole and shared care position for 2 children, 5 and 6 years of age. My duties included providing the children with a daily array of fun creative/indoor and outdoor/sporty activities to keep them fully engaged during the summer holidays with the objective of strengthening their basic English language skills. I would tailor each day to ensure both children were provided creative activities, such as arts and crafts and cooking and baking during the hot hours of the day when it was virtually impossible to go outside. Later on in the afternoon I ensured that they had lots outdoor and sport activities, such as playing basket ball, riding bikes and going to the beach. On weekend I travelled to the different islands with the family. When School started my duties shifted slightly. Each day during the week I would take children to and from school. On an afternoon I would supervise the homework period and organise play time, playing board games and reading English books. I then made dinner and organized them for bed. Reason for Leaving: End of extended post. Ahmet and Sule Arinc; Based in London, England. August 25th October 5th, 2010 This was a temporary, full time nanny position, caring for three children. Twins of 3 years old and a nine year old. My duties included waking and getting the children ready for school. Serving breakfast and driving them to school. Coordinating and organising various extracurricular activities and play dates. Some PA work for the mother, i.e. running small errands such as dry cleaning and shopping. Supervising homework, serving dinner and caring out the bedtime routine. This included giving the children there baths, giving them their respective medicines and reading them stories. Reason for Leaving: End of temporary contract. Robert and Simone Suss; Nanny; Based in Bari Italy. August 10th August 25th 2010. This was a full time, temporary, shared charge position, caring for two children ages, 2 and 4 whilst the family where on vacation in Italy. My duties included taking the children to the kids club and organizing play. Taking the children swimming both in the hotel pool and at the beach. Cooking healthy dinners, caring out their normal bedtime routine and babysitting through the night. Reason for Leaving: End of temporary contract. Ski Cuisine; Nanny; Based in Meribel, France. February 15th April 24th, 2010. The Job description consisted of the same duties and responsibilities as the previous season. This was part time Nanning caring for children of various ages during a familys stay at a Ski Cuisine Chalet. My duties included taking children to and from Ski school. Organising a wide variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities and crafts, i.e. from building snowmen etc. Cooking healthy lunches and serving high tea. Reason for Leaving: End of ski season Henry and Flore Bruce; Based in Devon, UK. November 2nd December 14th, 2009. A temporary live in position with shared charge between Au pair and myself, whilst parents were away taking care of 4 children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old; girl of 4, boy of 7, boy of 9 and boy of 12. My duties included getting the children up and dressed for school serving breakfast and taking to school. Caring for the youngest girl during the day, organizing creative play and activities, in the form of art projects such as mould making or collages. Light house work whilst other children were at school. In the afternoon picking up children up from school and arranging various afterschool activities such as walks along the moors or taking them into to town to the park. Also supervising the evening routine which included making and serving dinner and preparing the children for bed. Reasons for Leaving: Was only part time position whilst parents were away. Sigrid Rausing; Nanny; Based in Kent, UK. June 2009 October 2009 Sole charge weekend nanny on call 24hrs from Friday mid day until Monday at 6:45 caring for 5 children, a boy of 7, a girl of 10, a boy of 11, a boy of 13 and a girl of 14. My duties included taking the children to and from the various schools throughout weekend and ensuring that homework and projects were completed. Organizing plate dates, weekend activities and the attendance of various school and social functions. Cleaning and maintaining order in childrens bed rooms. Also organising and taking children on many trips in and out of a London. Reason for leaving: Job was based too far from home and family in Cornwall and unable to see them due to conflicting working schedule. Ski Cuisine; Nanny; Based in Meribel, France. February 2nd April 24th, 2009. Part time nanny caring for various ages of children during a familys stay at a Ski Cuisine Chalet. My duties included taking children to and from Ski school. Organising a wide variety of fun indoor and outdoor activities and crafts, i.e. from building snowmen to creating a ski collage. Cooking healthy lunches and serving high tea. Every other week assisting with and overall clean of Chalet, i.e. vacuuming, scrubbing bathrooms, making beds, washing floors, cleaning windows and maintaining a general tidiness. Reason for Leaving: End of ski season. David and Joanne Farquharson; Nanny; Based in London, UK. February 2008 February 2009 Sole Charge position whilst parents were at work for three children, twins, boy and girl at 5 years old and a boy of 9 years old. My duties included getting the children ready for school and taking them to school. During the day I preformed house hold chores doing laundry for whole family, cooking and cleaning with an emphasis on the childrens rooms and play area. In the evenings I picked them up from school assisted with homework, fed them dinner and bathed and dressed them for bed. I also arranged parties for the children and organised play dates and special outings. Reason for Leaving: End of one year contract. Michael and Arabella Thompson; Part-time Nanny; Based in St. James. December 10th January 12th 2008 Share charge position with the mother caring for her three boys ages 9 and 2 year old twins. My duties included taking the boys swimming, organising play time and educational trips around Barbados. Preparing meals, feeding the twins and assisting with the bed time routine. Reason for Leaving: was a part-time position during the holidays. Arthur and Lisa Davis; Full-time Nanny; Based in Geneva, Switzerland. January 2nd September 7th 2007 This was a sole charge position caring for a little boy 3 years of age and a little girl 18 months. My duties included tending to the little girl through the night. Preparing breakfast and organising the little boy for school. Taking the girl to Baby gym. Organising playtime in the afternoon and various after school activities such as music lessons and swimming lessons. Helping with school projects. Packing and travelling with the family on many trips. Cleaning and organizing the nursery. Taking to and from summer camp. Arranging and supervising play dates. Taking to and from the park. Serving and cleaning up at meal times. Light housework and Nursery duties. Bathing, dressing and reading stories before bed. Reason for Leaving: Moved to settle in London Peter and Natalie Chesham; Part-Time Nanny; Based in Christ Church, Barbados. June 2006 September 2006 This was a sole charge position during the school holidays. I cared for a little boy 7 years of age. My duties included preparing meals, taking to and from camp, organising play dates and parties. Reason for Leaving: My services where no longer required as the boy returned to school. Ruth and Chris Watson; Part-Time Nanny; Based in Christ Church, Barbados. September 2006 December 2006 This was a sole charge position as the parents were at work. I cared for an 8 year old girl, a 6 year old boy and a 3 year old girl. My duties included retrieving the children from school, preparing snacks and meals, supervising homework, organising playtime and putting the children to bed and light housekeeping. Reason for Leaving: Was offered a permanent position as nanny, overseas with increased pay Dr. Amanda Story; Part-Time Nanny; Based in Christ Church, Barbados. March 2004 November 2004 This was a sole charge position when the parents where overseas, caring for a 6 year old girl and 8 year old boy. My Duties included collecting the children from school, taking them to extracurricular activities, overseeing homework, preparing meals and putting them to bed. I also arranged play dates and many other social activities for the children. Reason for Leaving: Was offered a more lucrative position in a different field.

Nanny Details

Email Address ...@live.com
Phone Number 416-831-...
Age Group Newborn
Infants
Primary School
Availability Live In
Live Out
Full Time
Part Time
Summer Only
Occassional
Duration Summer Only
Language English
Pay Negotiable
Hourly
Special Needs Other
Diabetes
Severe Allergies
Physical Disability
Intellectual Disability
Services Pet Care
Swimming Supervision
Homework Supervision
Gardening
Training First Aid
CPR
Work Eligibility Eligible To Work
Household Light Housekeeping
Meal Preparation
Groceries
Own Transportation
Errands
Laundry
Number of Children 4
Twins Or Multiple Children Yes

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