I am a seasoned childcare wizard working with an awesome family. We are looking to start a nanny share. I work part time. Tues-Th-Friday full days in Sabin in NE. The baby is 14 mo and it would be lovely for him to have a friend around his age. We take daily walks in the neighborhood, to the library and to the local parks. We meet up with friends who have babies his age so they can play together. I value socialization from an early age. It is ideal if you need childcare for the days I currently work. I prioritize childcare three days/week and have other commitments so I am not very available on my off days (although sporadically may work). The rate is $20/hour so $10/hour for each family. There is flexibility where the share can happen, at our house or yours. We want the kiddos to be able to play together so 10 mo - 20 mo is the age range we are thinking.
About Sam the nanny. I have ten years plus of experience under my belt. I am CPR/First Aid certified. I have excellent Portland and Bay Area references. I am multilingual, efficient in baby sign, and specialize in baby care 3 months - 3 years of age. I prioritize taking littles outside to explore and be in the world and get dirty. I love working with diverse families including LGBTQ etc. I communicate directly and cannot overemphasize the importance of a straight-forward and caring nanny-parent relationship. Awesome parents make my job awesome. The foundation of the work I do with babies and toddlers is to provide them with a structured container so that they may develop and explore safely within that container.
About the baby and parents. Baby is on the verge of walking. He is pretty mellow and sweet and goofy these days. He has a set rhythm in terms of sleeping and eating, and takes one long nap in the afternoon. The parents are awesome, have a great sense of humor, are straight-forward and great at communicating. We all say how we feel and this generally goes great. One parent works from home, and we have learned to support each other in our work days really well.
There is also the small possibility that I may be available for a different nanny share. I'd be looking for an already established set of families that get along and work well together in N/NE. The age range I'd be looking for is 9 mo - 3 yrs old, but around 1 year old is ideal. I would hate to leave my current family, but need to do a nanny share at this point to afford living in Portland.
If either of these options are attractive to you be in touch.