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Helene B.|Alexandria, VA

$15-20/hr 7 yrs exp 60 yrs old

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I am available as a child care provider. I have 20 years experience. My qualifications include: Lead teacher (May 2013- January 2017) * Lead teacher in toddler and 2-year-old room. * SIDS certified. * ITERS training. * EDU-119 credentials. Assistant teacher (October 2008 - May 2013) * Assistant teacher in a day care facility for children age newborn to four years. * Assisted lead teachers in providing educational support to classrooms. * CPR and First Aid certified. * Completed criminal background check with North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Child care Provider (Sept 2000 - June 2008) * Provided child care for children age newborn to 12 years in a nurturing environment. * Coordinated activities including educational, arts & crafts, music and games. * Transported children to school, appointments and activities. * Designed an appropriate childcare facility within the shared space of my private home. * Preparation of meals, which included specialty diets.
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Reviewed by Jennifer M. 5/5 stars
Helene is a treasure of a person and caregiver and you would be fortunate to have as your child's caregiver. Helene has been with our family since Sept of 2019. We were so lucky to get to snatch Helene up when she first moved to VA. We have had the joy of having Helene as a Nanny share for a year and then as a FT Nanny/babysitter for this last year. Helene has helped us to navigate all the important milestones from when our daughter was 14mo old til now at 3&1/2. Her experience is vast and can be reviewed in her resume, but her patience and pure joy of caring for our little one, and her creativity are just a few of the qualities that make Helene an exemplary caregiver and teacher. We are only dropping down to 2 days/wk with Helene, because we are going to try Preschool 3 days/wk for our daughter in Sept. If I could keep C with Helene forever I would. Helene is part of our family and we hope she find another family who will treasure her as much we have!

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Paddington Daycare

5107 Sutton Pl, Alexandria, VA

Starting at $425/wk

My name is Vanessa and I am a state licensed Family Childcare Provider in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I am married and have 2 wonderful boys. I have been caring for children for over 10 years in many child care centers. I started my own Family Child Care in 2011. I achieved my Child Development Associate (CDA) in August 2011 by completing over 120 hours of childcare related classes, a written and oral test and an on site observation during business hours. I am currently enrolled at Northern Virginia Community College to earn my Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development.

As a State of Virginia Licensed Family Childcare Provider I am required to annually take Infant and Child CPR plus 16 hours of childcare training courses, along with First Aid which is required every 2 years. I have also been fingerprinted by local and federal authorities and have had a criminal background check to meet all requirements of a Certified Virginia Childcare Provider and to assure my clients that they have their children in a safe and crime free environment.

My mission for your family is to provide your child a loving, safe, fun, stimulating and structured learning environment that will help your child to develop the proper skills that will turn them into lifelong learners.
I am a very patient, loving, caring, trustful professional and a knowledgeable Child Care Provider. Vanessa's Daycare is a place that both you and your child will feel comfortable, safe and nurturing. Call now to schedule an appointment. I can assure you won't be disappointed!

Bilingual (English and Spanish)
Outdoor Activities/Playground
Home Cooked Meals
Arts and Crafts
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Reviewed by Laura 5/5 stars
Paddington Daycare is the DREAM daycare. Our son started going to Paddington Daycare at ten months (his first time away from home care!) and has been there for just under a year. We couldn't have hoped for a better daycare for him. Vanessa, Michael, and Erika treat him as if he were their own, and often when we go to pick him up, he doesn't want to leave! Not only do they shower the children with such love, kindness, and care but also they make sure that each child is engaged in developmentally-appropriate activities that help them learn and grow. Each week has a theme, and our son comes home at the end of the week with lots of artwork both related to the theme as well as related to numbers and the alphabet. We are amazed at the creativity with which Vanessa, Erika, and Michael design the activities and educate the children. In addition, they keep detailed daily reports for each child that identify what they ate and how much, when and how long they napped (they are miracle workers with the naps!), when they were changed, and what activities that they engaged in. We are moving out of state, and we're devastated that we can't take Paddington Daycare with us! In conclusion, we couldn't recommend Paddington Daycare more highly. With our son being our first child, we didn't know what to expect putting him into daycare, but now Paddington Daycare has set an impossibly high bar for any to follow. Thank you, Vanessa, Erika, and Michael for everything that you do!!
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The Butterfly House

3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria, VA

Starting at $1800/mo

Our History
Established at Virginia Theological Seminary in 1986, The Butterfly House Preschool (TBH) is a licensed childcare facility in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Our Program
At The Butterfly House (ages 2 to 6 years) and The Caterpillar Club (ages 6 weeks to 24 months), children interact daily, not only with children their own age, but with older and younger children. A diverse, mixed-age grouping gives every child an opportunity to successfully interact and allows for a gradual transition from one age group to another, thus minimizing anxiety by maintaining caregiver consistency.

Each week, we expose children to language, math, media, geography, science, and social studies, as well as opportunities to participate in drama, music, art, and physical education activities.

We operate our program both indoors and outdoors, as outdoor play is essential to healthy physical and mental development. Children spend a minimum of two hours outdoors every day except for in inclement weather.

The Butterfly House and Caterpillar Club (children under the age of 2) provide a healthy, safe, positive, and nurturing environment for all children. We optimize opportunities for each individual child's growth in these developmental areas:

- Social-Emotional
- Cognitive
- Linguistic
- Physical
- Creative

We encourage diversity in all aspects of our program, invite family participation, and foster positive community relationships.

Our Philosophy
We integrate emergent, child-centered, and play-based curricula, the theories of Loris Malaguzzi, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Howard Gardner, and Arnold Gesell into a holistic approach to early childhood education. Based on these principles, we offer children a path to self-expression, communication, logical thinking, and problem-solving.

Our Teachers
We employ and train educators who understand children's developmental stages and are committed to providing experiences that encourage optimal learning. Our continuing education allows all staff to meet state licensing requirements, as well as better assisting you and your child's daily needs.
Reviewed by EW 5/5 stars
Fantastic place for your children. We have had our children in a couple of daycares over the years. Butterfly House is by far the best. The teachers are creative and have energy from the start of the day until the end of the day. The school is located on the campus of the Seminary, which provides beautiful outdoor space for the kids.
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How much does it cost in 2021 to hire a child care provider in Alexandria, VA?
Hiring someone on Care.com to provide child care services will cost an average of $16.50 per hour as of October 2021. This rate may vary depending on the experience each child care provider has, how many kids you will need them to watch, the age of your children, and whether you need part-time or full-time child care.
How can I find child care help near me?
Care.com currently has 933 child care providers Alexandria, VA. You can search for caregivers by their distance from Alexandria and by hourly pay rate. Then you can compare their experience, specific services they offer and what age groups of kids they specialize in caring for. You can also read reviews from other families in Alexandria that have worked with the child care providers you're interested in.
What interview questions should I ask a child care provider?
You want to find a child care provider that will get along with your kids, but also follows many of the same parenting ideas you have. Structure your questions around how your kids behave in certain situations and what the provider thinks is the best action to take. And because there are plenty of activities to do in Alexandria, you should ask questions about the fun things each child care provider would do to keep your kids happy and entertained. Finally, ask each provider about their past child care experience, references from other families in Alexandria and if they are certified in first aid and CPR.
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