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Rachel D.     Age 37      Female      San Francisco, CA  - 747 Gonzalez
Member ID: 4322 
Seeking work as a : Nanny or Nanny/Housekeeper or Tutor or Mother's Helper 
Position Type: Live-Out, Full Time 
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  About Me
I would describe myself as a very sensitive individual, who is very passionate about my work with children. With an extensive background in childcare, spanning over ten years, I have developed my talent and skills to best serve the parents and children while always bringing my own personality and special techniques to my work.

I believe in creating a safe, genuine, warm, supportive, encouraging atmosphere for the children, combined with a functional, reliable, honest, and efficient atmosphere for the parents of each family, as multi-tasking has always been a strong point for me and is absolutely 100% necessary when working with children.

In my time with the children, I enjoy introducing (or reinforcing) songs and dance, storytelling, arts and crafts projects, outdoor activities, healthy clean-up and eating practices, strengthening communication skills, good old fashioned play time together, and when the position requires, academic tutoring and guidance.

Working with children has always been special to me, and I believe it can be an opportunity to have a wonderful and positive impact on the lives of each child. This is the most precious and exciting part about it for me. I believe that all children are very special, and all can be reached through positive reinforcement and sensitivity, rather than a strict disciplinary influence. I believe that this promotes a more positive self-image for the child, which helps with even the most tough behavioral challenges.

I also believe that children need and advance more successfully under a routine schedule, that can be flexible, but for the most part consistent.

With the knowledge that each and every child is different and with differing needs mentally, physically, and emotionally, it is of the utmost importance to me to connect genuinely and honestly with each child, so that I can learn what these criteria are, giving me the opportunity to personalize my childcare, tailor it to suit each individual child's needs.

I am passionate about working with children, and deeply care about their welfare in all aspects, so you will find that I am very attentive and honest in everything I do, because the number one priority for me is always the safety and well being of the child or children in my care. 
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Languages spoken:
English, Hebrew 
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  Work Experience & Education Background
10 years experience, 3 references
I have over ten years experience working with children in a wide variety of capacities. While in the beginning of my time in this field, my experience was primarily as a babysitter/housekeeper, I also traveled with the family to care for the children.

In more recent years, I have been working in a preschool, elementary school, and as a private instructor of dance as well as private English tutor. Some of my duties within these positions included, but are not limited to, song leading, preparing and leading arts and crafts projects, playing creative movement games, cleaning, teaching more structured elements of dance and movement, working on relationship management skills, academic instruction and tutoring, and of course, creating a warm, sensitive, caring environment and always encouraging and using positive reinforcement with the children to promote the development of positive self-esteem. 
Childcare experience within the following age groups:
3 - 12 months, 1 - 2 years, 2 - 5 years, 5 - 10 years, over 10 years of age, special needs children, twins, triplets  
Bachelor's Degree, First Aid Training, CPR Training 
1994-1998 San Luis Obispo High School, San Luis Obispo CA Diploma 1999-2000 Custa College, San Luis Obispo CA 2000-2001 University of California, Santa Cruz CA 2005-2007 University of California, Irvine CA Bachelor of Fine Arts 
  Job Preferences
Seeking work as a :
Nanny or Nanny/Housekeeper or Tutor or Mother's Helper 
Position Type:
Live-Out, Full Time 
Work Hours:
40 - 50 hours/week 
Position Duration:
   1 - 2 years
   greater than 2 years
   As Long as Needed
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
   Mending Children's clothing as required
   Planning activities for the children
outdoor activities, dance/singing/theater play with the children, and arts and crafts projects
Desired Start Date:
September 13, 2010 
Desired Salary:
$1600 - $1800/month 
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
   Keep the kitchen tidy during work hours
   Greeting/serving household guests
   Feed pets during work day as directed
   Walk dog and/or pet care
   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