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I am a mother myself with 15 years experience in early childhood education and music and art education for children 2-13 years of age. I specialize in teaching cello to young children and am a classical cellist myself. I have first aid and police check along with a solid skill set for creating a safe and inspiring environment in which children thrive. I am available for in home support or out of home care and offer the highest quality art and music enrichment available for early childhood. I have a vehicle that seats 7 and am willing to do drop-off and pick-ups and afterschool activities in the Westboro area. I have recently relocated to Ottawa from Victoria where I ran a successful art and music school for children. I am not yet ready to open another school in Ottawa but will be teaching privately from my home and so offer my expertise and love of children on a flexible, temporary basis while I reestablish myself in Ottawa. Temporary could become long term for the right situation. Please see and the Facebook page link there for further background information and testimonials. To clarify, I am able to offer casual art and music enrichment in addition to regular care and will work with materials available in the home at no additional cost. Full enrichment art and/or music instruction fee is $35/half hour. and a budget for materials negotiable. I am willing to commute to families beyond Westboro but travel time and cost must be factored into billable hours. Please dont hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Nanny Details

Phone Number 613-402-...
Postal Code K1Z...
Years of Experience 15
Provider Type Individuals
Age Group
Pay Minimum - $20.00
Maximum - $70.00
Work Eligibility


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Monique d

I honestly can not say enough GOOD things about Verity. In fact we, as a family, miss her dearly. The art work my daughter with the guidance of Verity hangs above my bed, so her absense in our lives since my daughter has moved on to Kindergarten, is felt daily. Verity is not only a PHENOMENAL teacher and care-giver, her space - peaceful, playful, joyful, inspiring-creativity... - became a refuge for my daughter (and for myself). My family was going through a particularly tough time in the two years that my daughter went to Verity, and her home - and her friendship to me - was a refuge. Verity went ABOVE and beyond to support us in our desire to have my daughter there, and I will always remember Verity's as THE single best thing I did for my daughter over that time. We love her and anyone who is considering sending her child into the care of Verity will soon find out that it is indeed a privilege and an honour!!

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Tanya B

Verity is an educator and an inspiration. She taught both of my children first in her integrated arts preschool programs and then through private cello lessons and specialty camps during school breaks. Her gentle mannerisms put any child at ease. She is able to help children create and learn in a loving and safe environment that embraces each child's unique talents. Through creating their own stuffed animals (each with their own back-story captured in a notebook), Verity inspired my kids to sew stuffies any chance they can get. My son at the age of 5 learned sketching techniques including using negative space from Verity and continues to sketch the things he observes in nature. Both of my children are continuing on with cello as their instrument of choice because of the path the Verity led them on. I cannot say enough good things about Verity. I absolutely trust her with my children and only wish she still lived in the same city as us - we miss her so much.

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Lara v

My family has known Verity since my oldest was 2 (for 7 years now). My son and daughter both attended Verity’s fine arts program (Fiddlesticks) for years and then took private cello lessons with Verity until she changed cities. It is without hesitation that I recommend Verity as a nanny, caregiver, teacher, friend for young children, both boys and girls. As well as being highly dependable and hard working, she has a special magic with children that is beyond compare. She is able to gently guide children, nurturing each as an individual, with such kindness and compassion. I truly can’t say enough good things about Verity. She has influenced the way I interact with my children and I wish we all could have spent more time learning from her. We miss her greatly!

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Heather S

Verity is an amazing teacher. She has a genuine gift for bringing out the best qualities in all the children she teaches. Her gently, kind and compassionate approach would be a great asset to any family!

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Meghan N

Verity Murray is a skilled arts and music teacher who has an incredible gift for connecting with young children. She brought out the best in our four year old, giving him confidence in everything he approached in her care.

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Laurel R

Verity is a caring, talented insightful and sensitive woman who I have observed create beautiful spaces for children to learn, express themselves, grow and unfold. Over the course of seven years she taught my girls fine art classes for preschoolers ranging up to keeping my nine year old daughter inspired and enjoying the self expression of cello. I have faith and trust in Verity as she has cared for and nurtured my children beautifully and I would encourage other parents to do the same, allowing their children the same enriching opportunity Veritys' gifts.

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alicia c

Verity has cared for, and taught music, to both of my children since they were young. They both hold Verity in their memories as one of their all-time favorite adults—ever. She is warm, compassionate, competent, enthusiastic, and indescribably gifted at teaching children music and art while nurturing their individuality. Verity's influence in my children's early years significantly impacted their creative abilities and love of the arts. I also believe one of her incredible capacities as a caregiver, is that she can adapt to the needs of any child. She is genuinely gifted at reaching children's little inner lights and helping each one shine brighter. Her love of music, art, nature, and animals is infectious. I was very sad when Verity moved out of our city, as were my children, we lost a gem. I would highly reccomend Verity as a children's caregiver to any family lucky enough to have the opportunity to work with her.

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Isabela (Bela) C

Verity provided excellent childcare for our daughter which included wonderful arts and music educational programs. She was an integral part of our child's development. Verity is particularly gifted in working with children that have developmental or learning difficulties.

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Julia Y

Verity is amazing with children. She has taught both my daughters not only music and art but the wonder of life and creativity. She is kind, respectful and genuine and creates an environment that fosters these qualities in others. I have know Verity for 12 years and feel she has had a great impact on my children, both in how they interact with others and their zest for life.