Energetic nanny w/ training in play therapy and child development.
Hi all! My name is Johanna and I'm a master's student! Prior to this, I was training as a health play therapist and working as a full-time nanny (while also working under a play therapist at a paediatric hospital on the weekends). I have four years of post-grad experience working with children (0-21) on a full-time basis and would love to meet a family looking for occasional or weekend help!
My care taking style is patient, playful, and oriented around helping kids succeed. I believe in setting clear, firm behavioural boundaries, establishing trusting relationships, and above all, creating safe spaces for children to grow and explore. I'm especially passionate about play as a vehicle for learning and connection.
I'm a non-smoker, have been trained in first aid/AED use, and have extensive experience working with children with special needs (physical, developmental and behavioural all). I'm comfortable with pets and am happy to provide light cooking or tidying.
I'm available on the weekends but have some flexibility to help out in the early part of the workweek as well -- so if you feel like I might be a good fit for your needs, please feel free to drop me a line!