Nicole's Little Ducklings
9041 El Dorado Parkway,
El Cajon, CA
Starting at $14/hr
My title is neither nanny, nor daycare center, as I fall wonderfully in between. You get all the benefits of both with me. No large groups of children fighting for attention & passing viruses around! Yet, I provide all meals, snacks, learning & craft supplies at no extra charge. We also take trips to the library for story time & preschool activities, ONLY if parents consent to this. Each child is treated as family! So I am not a "daycare" in the sense that I do not fill my home with 6 or more little ones at once. They do not receive the individual care & attention they deserve in a situation with several children fighting for the caregiver's attention. There's also more chance of sickness in those types of facilities. I keep my numbers very low. If I ever have more than two children in my care, I have my daughter who is also First Aid, CPR & AED certified, assist in the care of the children. So you get two caregivers for the price of one. ;-)
I have a college education in child care & child development. I have 27 years of experience in childcare as a teacher & chef at Children's World, as a nanny & in my own licensed home daycare. As a teenager, my weekends were always booked with babysitting jobs. I found so much joy in caring for children that I decided to take college courses & learn as much as possible about children's physical, mental, & emotional needs. I provide pictures & video via cell phone, as desired by parents, while children are in my care. I use & teach children baby signing, if parents so desire. I'm a believer in baby wearing & attachment care. I am CPR, First Aid, health & safety & Trustline certified. I am registered with AARC & accept payment from them for respite care. I love to encourage learning through Montessori education, crafts & other sensory activities. I adore & encourage the free spirited nature of children. I believe that it is extremely important for ALL children to receive love, attention & affection, but especially those who have to be away from their mom & dad during the day.
I am very physically active & enjoy camping, surfing, biking, exercising, weightlifting, laughing & spending time with family & friends. I'm often described as a compassionate individual who is willing to go above and beyond in order to make others comfortable & happy. I look forward to speaking with you about your care needs & doing my best to fill them! Feel free to message me or text/call me. (619) 328-8893.