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Estefani O.|Cambridge, MA

$30-50/hr 4 yrs exp 28 yrs old

Part-time/full-time/weekend Care Giver

(2)
I am a university undergrad (psychology) working with an awesome family during weekdays, right now I'm looking for new opportunities to improve my experience within the newborn/baby realm. I have experience with children ages newborn to 12 years old, I usually work with families as a team member focusing on how I can help with their child development &parenting in a constructive way so all can thrive. I am a Portuguese native speaker, my English is considered advanced and my Spanish is basic. I'm a leader with domestic workers- a non-profit that acts in Massachusetts, I'm a member of INA (International Nanny Association) and have the certifications required to provide great care to your precious baby (see profile), and I'm always looking for opportunities to improve myself and my nanny skills. I am open to feedback as much as I'm open to giving feedback when asked. I appreciate good communication, reliability, trust, and love.
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Reviewed by Christina L. 5/5 stars
Estefani (Steffi) worked as a sitter for our son when he was 8 years old. She picked him up after school and watched him in the afternoon and evenings. She was on-time and responsible. She engaged our son in activities, and was friendly and great to work with as a sitter. Though our son is an only child, I know that Steffi also has experience watching multiple children at once, and she has experience with younger children as well. I have recommended her to other families as a sitter before, and we would hire Steffi to sit for our son again.

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Children's Playhouse Daycare Inc.

46 Bucknam Street., Everett, MA

Starting at $335/wk

(2)
Children's Playhouse Daycare, Inc. is a warm, family oriented childcare center with a professional atmosphere.

We have two locations. Our Infant/Toddler location is located right next to our preschool location.
Both locations include all meals. Breakfast, Lunch and afternoon Snack are served daily. Our cook serves fun and nutritious meals that is over seen by the USDA. We also provide 3 different top brands of formula and baby foods.

Our Teachers are committed to their classrooms and really enjoy working with children.

Children's Playhouse Daycare employs Early Education and Care certified educators who consistently meet the following job responsibilities which are not limited to but include:

Duties/Responsibilities:

* Stimulates emotional, intellectual, and social growth of children by developing and directing educational programs and activities tailored to assigned class.

* Provides safe environment by maintaining orderly, clean, and appealing facilities; removing known safety hazards.

* Encourages children's participation by providing interactive activities.

* Informs staff and parents of curriculum by preparing and submitting lesson plans; posting schedules and curriculum.

* Keeps parents informed by posting parent information in the classroom; maintaining and sharing records of child's progress, attendance, and behavior.

* Encourages development of children's self-control by utilizing classroom management and modeling techniques.

* Encourages consistency of service by maintaining communications with parents and staff.

* Protects families by keeping personal information confidential.

* Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; Maintaining the 20 hours per year as mandated by EEC.

* Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

All educators have their EEC Teaching Certificate.

Call or email us for the Infant Center and speak to Director Michelle, or for the Preschool Center and speak to Director Jennifer for more information about our programs and availability.

We look forward to hearing from you!
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Ellen Moore's Child Care

12 Worthington Street, Roxbury Crossing, MA

Starting at $100/day

(5)
My program is a small, mixed-age group, and we all become very attached to each other--it really is very much like a family. I am located in Boston, close to the Longwood Medical Area. I have a well-equipped home with three levels of interesting space and a small backyard. We also have a wagon-for-six for trips around the neighborhood, and a minivan filled with car seats (and with a triple stroller folded up in back) for field trips to the zoo, the science museum, and other cool places around Boston. The mixed-age grouping contributes to a cooperative rather than a competitive environment--it's the norm to have a different skill level, since children are different ages, and your friends will just naturally offer to help if you don't know how to do something.

The curriculum is child-centered and play-based, by which I mean that I guide activities mostly by preparing the environment and selecting the playthings. Then I let the children engage in play and discovery. I'm here to model appropriate behavior, set limits, read books, add or subtract materials, keep everybody clean, fed, safe, and loved, and generally keep things moving smoothly. We have a wonderful time!

I have three major goals for the children in my group: positive self-concept, social skills, and language skills. If you are confident and excited about your world and your ideas, know how to make and keep friends, and communicate well, you are well on your way to academic and personal success.

I am licensed for six children, but prefer to have a group of four or five per day, depending on the ages of the children. I sometimes do have six children, when alumni come to visit or when I simply can't work out the schedule any other way. Children typically start the program at age one and continue until age four or five.

I try to provide everything so that parents don't have to pack a huge bag each day. Food, diapers, and field trip expenses are all included in the daily rate--there are no extra charges. I serve a lacto-ovo-vegetarian menu. There are lots of pets--turtle, geckos, fish--which provide a wonderful anchor for the science curriculum, since they all need different food and different environments. We also do things like hatching chicken eggs, planting seeds, making collections of pine cones and other natural objects. A dog and two cats live in the house, and petting and playing with them contribute a lot of comfort and interest. Two openings for 9/20.
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SolBe Learning

631 VFW Parkway, Chestnut Hill, MA

Starting at $3332/mo

(3)
SolBe is an early learning center that re-imagines traditional notions of child care and nursery school. Our name defines our purpose: "sol" from the Spanish word meaning sun and the English word "be", combining into a name meaning "to be full of light". Learning is not the filling of a cup, but the lighting of a fire.

We aim to create the highest quality early learning experiences through a seed-to-table nutrition program, thoughtfully designed facilities, especially-trained-for-this-work educators, and a school culture influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach integrated with Spanish immersion.

Your wellness and the wellness of your child shouldn't be a question of either/or. SolBe is an early learning center committed to yes/and. Our dynamic program continually adapts and improves as we nurture healthy, engaged lives for children and adults.

The SolBe educational philosophy is heavily influenced by the Reggio Emilia approach; we believe children to be competent and capable citizens of our society. As such, we are careful to craft experiences and learning opportunities based on what we observe about children. We constantly look for opportunities to scaffold children s learning, which encourages them to be active participants in their learning experiences. This means allowing children the freedom to play and explore on their own accord, and the educator taking a role as a guide instead of the traditional gatekeeper of knowledge.

Our educational philosophy also encompasses best practices related to language immersion education. We are a Spanish language immersion program, which means that our day-to-day activities happen in Spanish. We value bilingual learning- and the cognitive and social emotional benefits which bilingualism promotes.

Attention has been paid to the interactions between the physical learning environment and children, as well as how the environment impacts the interactions between educators and children. Our spaces have been intentionally designed to shift to the changing needs and emotions of the humans who use them. We re inspired by the Montessori method and its attention to beautiful home-like environments, which is reflected in our design.

Our seed-to-table nutrition program is another element of our educational philosophy. Research shows that when children are active participants in the growing and preparation of their food, they are more likely to try, and enjoy, new foods. Children participate in a food preparation task daily.

FAQs for finding child care in Cambridge

How much does it cost to hire a child care provider in Cambridge, MA?
Hiring someone on Care.com to provide child care services will cost an average of $16.00 per hour as of April 2020. 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 438 child care providers Cambridge, MA. You can search for caregivers by their distance from Cambridge 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge, 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 Cambridge and if they are certified in first aid and CPR.