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My name is Cress I am very passionate about working with children of all ranges from birth to 18 years. My first experience of officially working with children was volunteering at a children developmental unit in England where every Saturday I would go and volunteer, I was only 16 but I loved the experience I recall volunteering there for a year.. I moved from England when I was 19 years old after attending college to study the N.N.E.B , nursery nursing. In the nusery nursing course I studied the in depth development of children from birth to 7 years old. After which I started travelling. My first place I stayed was in New York State working on a summer camp with children with special needs. I loved it ,then after three months went to Toronto.I began working in a daycare then moved back to London U.K to immigrate to Canada. When I lived in London I worked in the school board as a nursery nurse working with children between the ages of 3-6 years old, providng creative fun learning environment for them. When I arrived back into Canada, I moved to Vancouver..I nannied for a wonderful family who I still have very fond memories of. I was very honoured to work for such an amazing family and felt like I was part of their family..I loved the connection I had with them and how they even involved me in the meetings at school. I then moved to Revelstoke with my husband. We love nature, hiking, biking,and loved having the opportunity of visiting natural hot springs and camping out in the wilderness. My first position in Calgary was a nanny job with a family mostly assisting the mother looking after her 2 month old baby.The position was like a maternity nurse position in England assisting mother and baby in routines, providing emotion support and providing maternity support for the mother.I had a strong connection with the whole family and was invited to familly gatherings and became quite close to the family.I worked with them for a year. After the nanying job I started working at Renfrew Educational Services as a special education assistant and got lots of training in Autism, F.A.S and other learning delays..It was quite an intense, but fulfilling expreience learning so many unique skills working alongside the physio, speech pathologist and O.T which were very transfereable.I gained valuable knowledege then worked for the Calgary school board as a student support worker with autistic children and got specialist training in dealing with behavioural issues. Having been in Calgary for a few years we decided it was too cold. We missed the rain. My husband and I decided to move back to Vancouver where my first initial employment was at U.B.C Daycare working with 3-5 year olds with typical and special needs children. In 2008 I applied for the Vancouver School Board as an on-call student support worker and having specialist training in working as a deaf blind intervenor .I am currently transitioning from working in the school board to nannnying as I really enjoy the opportunity to build up close relationships with parents and children and to provide fun, Creative activities where the child can learn through play, in nature, visits, reading having quiet times. I really love nannying. I am open to doing light housekeeping , having pets around..mostly I love to spend quality time with children providing a fun, stimulating learning environment that enhances the childs development on all levels. I look forward to meeting you. Cress Spicer U.B.C. Daycare-contract position for supported childcare Supported childcare position within a daycare of 25 , 3-5 year olds.The daycare consisted of typically developing and special needs children. Duties included planning creative activities so children could freely express themselves Planning circle and story time Organizing fun days such as spa days and movement/dance days Assisting the children with any toileting issues and lunch time duties Providing a safe nurturing environment Temporary nanny positions in Calgary On call nanny jobs. Varying from a couple of hours to 1-2 days. Duties included working with babies and children up to 8 years old. Assisted in planning fun activities and outings. Followed daily feeding and changing routines for babies and toddlers. Calgary Arts Academy Programme Director of before and After School Student Care. Working with children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old. Duties include: Planning activities for children which are age and developmentally appropriate for their stage of development Plan activities, to encourage creativity and imagination Create programme plans with other team members that are in accordance with city of Calgary licensing laws Supervise team of 7 staff, during school lunch time Work with a team of people, encouraging and fostering sharing of ideas, personal and professional growth and support Admin duties, registration of children, invoicing, accounting, Organising field trips and other activities Maintain good working relationships with staff and parents The Nardelli Family (Vancouver B.C.) Providing support as a nanny , for a seven year old girl with physical and developmental challenges and her two sisters. Communicated with her using sign language Worked in conjunction with her class room teacher in providing activities that would enhance her learning Implemented play therapy Provided emotional support Assisted with feeding, toileting and bathroom routines

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Phone Number 778-708-...
Years of Experience 10
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Pay Hourly
Special Needs
Work Eligibility
Number of Children 3
Twins Or Multiple Children Yes


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