I am an experienced childcare provider, with an 18+ years combined babysitting, nannying and child group program experience. I am also a very youthful grandmother of an infant, a mother of 2 grown children and a parent who home-schooled.
I've worked in a children's hospital in the psychology department; delivered both Visual Arts and mindfulness & anxiety-reduction programs to groups of children; tutored; taught Visual Art to elementary school ages; and worked with children and families in their homes intermittently through my life starting from when I was first at university.
My approach to caring for children of any age is very child-centered. I have a holistic approach and am very patient and warm, while ensuring I am a consistent authority figure. I use the Arts, singing, drama and/or reading, as mediums if the child/children are interested and also work to discover their particular interests. I focus on having the child feel safe and happy from the inside.
I have experience from newborns to adolescents, and with some special needs (verbal ASD, psychological, behavioral and LD’s). I also have a recent police check, renewing my infant and child CPR and First Aid, and 2 recent references.
I am available anywhere in the City of Toronto that is accessible by transit. I am available for occasional or ongoing childcare positions.
do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers