Karen S

Nanny / Childcare

Toronto, Ontario
Last seen 2 days ago

3 years experience

Pay negotiable

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Nanny in Toronto, Ontario

Nature walks, imaginative play, stories and adventures. I adore the toddler and pre-school years when all the world is new and waiting to be explored.

As a Mom I understand the challenge of ensuring that our children have the very best care while balancing a demanding career, which for me has included serving as a senior policy advisor to the provincial government, running my own psychotherapy practice, and providing job transition coaching to senior executives and credentialed professionals in Canada and the US.

When my own kids were ready to fly the nest I decided to make a career change of my own, and have had the pleasure of bringing my child rearing experience to some truly lovely families.

When my first nanny family decided to relocate from Ontario to Houston I accompanied them for six months to help with the transition, and experienced the joy of living in the moment as I helped my young charges ~ a 2 and a half year old boy and a 3 year old girl ~ learn about the world while exploring parks, visiting museums and the zoo, attending outdoor concerts and having fun reading and making crafts at home. I watched in awe as a preverbal diaper-clad cuddly boy transformed into a chatty, thoughtful adventurer, and a shy little girl develop social skills and confidence as she tackled everything from swimming to gymnastics.

When I returned to Canada, I split my time between two families, providing respite support for a mom of infant twins, and after school care and tutoring for two elementary school girls in French immersion. In the time I have been with them the twins have learned to sit up, feed themselves, acquire good sleep habits, and are becoming chatty and curious toddlers. The older girls have both gained a full grade point in their report cards, and perhaps more importantly they have developed self-directed study skills.

The school year is coming to a close, and the twins’ family needs less support now that the girls are older, and so I am ready for my next adventure as a nanny.

I am looking for the opportunity to bring my care giving experience to a family that values playtime and curiosity, whether exploring the outdoors or cuddling up for story time.


Availability

I can work:

Live in

Live out

Full-time

Summer only

Long term

Short term

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Experience

Ages include:

Newborn

Newborn

0-12 months


Infant

Infant

3-12 months


Toddler

Toddler

1-3 years


Early School

Early School

4-6 years


Primary School

Primary School

7-11 years


Preteen/teen

Preteen/teen

12+ years


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Services

Responsibilities include:

Meal prep

Meal prep

Groceries

Groceries


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

Has own vehicle

Has own vehicle


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