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Jolene Downing

Jolene Downing
Salem, OR

Special occasion, last minute plans, weekend getaways? This grandma will help with childcare needs

I am a retired Speech Language Pathologist that moved back to Oregon because of my grandbabies barely here and on the way. My pure joy and passion are children and specially being a part of the wonder and fascination in exploration and new discoveries. I utilized much of the Montessori concepts age appropriate. I am open to non-traditional times of childcare. I am a registered childcare provider for the state of Oregon. Reach out and we will discuss your specific needs.

Babysitter, Parent helper, Nanny $20 / hour

Child ages I'm comfortable caring for:

  • Newborns (0 - 2 months)
  • Babies (3 - 12 months)
  • Toddlers (1 - 2 years)
  • Preschoolers (3 - 4 years)
  • Small school kids (5 - 8 years)

Childcare duties I can do:

  • Light meals
  • Bottle feeding
  • Transporting kids
  • Taking kids on outings
  • Toilet training
  • Changing diapers
  • Bathing kids
  • Help with homework
  • Care for special needs kids
  • Care for twins/multiples

I'm available for events:

  • Special event babysitting
  • Corporate functions babysitting
  • Wedding babysitting

My availability

I'm looking for Casual/temporary, Part-time, Full-time employment.

I can travel to surrounding suburbs/towns of Salem for work.

I'm available for:

  • Last minute bookings
  • School holidays
  • Public holidays
  • New Year's Eve
  • Valentine's Day
  • Overnight jobs
  • Full weekends

My credentials

I'm happy to provide written documentation of my qualifications and credentials:

  • 57 years experience working with children
    • I'm a parent
    • Registered carer
    • CPR training
    • First aid training
    • Water safety training
    • Bachelor of early childhood education (completed)
    • I have child car seats
  • General credentials:
    • 61 years old
    • Police check
    • Drivers license
    • Emergency car access
    • I have a car
    • Non-smoker/non-vaper
    • Permanent resident
    • Covid vaccinated
    • Liability insurance
    • Languages I can speak: English
    • Email verified

I am a retired Speech Language Pathologist with a MS degree.

My skills and interests:

  • Music
  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Comedy
  • Reading/storytelling
  • Drawing/painting
  • Arts/crafts
  • Fitness
  • Swimming
  • Nature
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Design
  • Writing

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Babysitting Pay Rates OR, United States (Jul 2024)

Oregon babysitters are paid an average of $15.25 per hour as of July 2024, which is 10.5% lower than the United States average of $17.04. A fair pay rate depends on babysitter credentials, specific job requirements, and local demand for babysitting services.
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$2.00 $17.04 $80.00

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