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Sara M.     Age 41      Female      Seattle  - Republican
Member ID: 19739 
Seeking work as a : Nanny 
Position Type: Live-Out, Full Time 
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  About Me
Hello. My name is Sara and I have worked as a Family and Children's Advocate at an early learning center for 9 years. I have experience working in the classrooms with children ages 1 - 5. I also have experience nannying occasionally for a family with a (now) 3-year-old and a 5-year-old. I enjoy working with children and especially enjoy creating lesson plans, reading to children, doing art together, and exploring on walks. I like to connect art, science, and math to the books I read with children. It's a pleasure to watch children learn and grow. I have knowledge of emotion coaching, reflective practice, kindergarten readiness skills, and promoting first relationships. I am patient and understanding. I believe in talking with children, giving them the words to use, and helping to build their self-esteem while teaching self-control and self-regulation. I have a current TB test, food handler's card, and a first aid and CPR certificate. I enjoy cooking, baking, dancing, and reading. I hope to talk to you about an opportunity to work with your family. 
Valid Driver's License:
Has a Vehicle:
Can Swim Well:
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Comfortable with pets:
Languages spoken:
English, English 
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  Work Experience & Education Background
2 years experience, 4 references
I have nine years of work experience as a Family and Children's Advocate working with one through five year olds. I have planned and implemented activities for children in the classroom at an early learning center. I have created lesson plans and worked with children on social and emotional skills, academic skills, fine and gross motor skills, cognitive skills, and language development. I am experienced with reflective practice and emotion coaching.

For three years I have provided child care coverage to groups of children at a housing program that I work at occasionally. I also have tutoring experience.

In addition to the above I have planned and taught parent engagement classes as well as parenting support meetings on topics such as learning through play, how to be reflective during challenging moments, sensory play, etc. 
Childcare experience within the following age groups:
1 - 2 years, 2 - 5 years, 5 - 10 years  
Master's Degree, CPR Training, First Aid Training 
I have a master's in education (curriculum and instruction). I did my master's thesis on kindergarten readiness - specifically whether social skills or academic skills are a better predictor of success in kindergarten. I have a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in psychology. I am currently taking a parenting education class. 
  Job Preferences
Seeking work as a :
Position Type:
Live-Out, Full Time 
Work Hours:
30 - 40 hours/week 
Position Duration:
   1 - 2 years
   greater than 2 years
Childcare Duties:
   Light Housekeeping
   Running errands
   Preparing meals
   Transporting children
   Children's Laundry
   Limited/light housekeeping
   Occasional supervision of childrens friends/guests
   Ironing children's clothing as needed
   Children's baths and dressing
   Help with homework
   Adhere to special dietary rules (vegetarian, kosher, lactose intolerant, etc.)
   Packing Children's lunches
   Planning activities for the children
I'd mend children's clothing if I knew how to sew!
Desired Start Date:
July 09, 2014 
Desired Salary:
Will work with up to:
Two children 
Will travel with the family:
Will care  Special Needs Children:
Housekeeping Duties:
   Keep a grocery list
   Initial preparation of family's dinner as directed
   Full meal preparation and service
   Keep the kitchen tidy during work hours
   Greeting/serving household guests
   Feed pets during work day as directed
   Plant care (indoor)
   Family laundry
   Family sheets/towels and other linens
   Grocery shopping regularly as directed
   Dust/Vacuum entire house, minumum weekly frequency
   Sweep kitchen floor daily
   Mop Kitchen floor weekly, minumum weekly frequency
   Run/Empty dishwasher daily
   Empty kitchen trash as required
   Errands, including dry cleaning, as directed
   Maintain household accounts/ pay bills
   Book household travel arrangements
   Supervise contractors and tradespersons
   Supervise other household staff
   Event and entertainment planning and organization
Additional Experiences/Qualifications/Preferences:
Nannying extensively for a family over the last 2 years. First Aid Certified CPR Certified  
Wendy Yim 
I have nannyed for Wendy's two children (now ages 5 and 3) since May of 2012. I care for her children (from planning activities to do with them, preparing meals, doing bathtub, and putting the children to bed) on a periodic basis. 
Margaret Armijo 
I have worked with Margaret for approximately 7 years at an early learning center for homeless children. We have taught trainings to parents together and I have cared for her children. She has seen me interact with children ages 1 - 12.