I know that every adult in a child's life plays a very important role so when it comes to older children, I prefer that both the parents and the children themselves are part of the decision-making process to hire me. Your child's safety and comfort is my top priority; let's set up a meeting and see if your child(ren) would like for me to spend time with them!
I would also love to discuss all your household rules, expectations and daily routines beforehand to make the transition of a new caregiver easier on the children.
In addition to being a RECE, I graduated from York University in 2015 and then studied Documentary Filmmaking in New York and Los Angeles before moving back to Ontario.
While my filmmaking projects are in progress, I'm currently working as a part time babysitter because I truly enjoy working with children and spent many years babysitting throughout college before earning my qualifications to become an RECE.
I have a valid, current CLEAR Vulnerable Sector Check from Toronto Police Services, Food Handler's certification, First Aid and CPR Level B and First Aid and CPR Level C.
I am fully vaccinated and boosted (x3) and ONLY interested in working with the same.
Proper PPE will be worn at all times according to our agreement
My name is Amira, but most people call me Mira.
I'm a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) and I have experience working with children between 5 mos- school age. This includes planning lessons, implementing routines and assisting with transitions.
I believe that children are very capable and my personal philosophy is to guide children as a co-learner, encouraging them to explore and learn from the world around them. My activities are child-led, building on each specific child's interests with developmental goals and targets. I encourage the children I work with to ask questions as they grow and learn. I'm also very conscious of modelling behaviours to children when I work with them (i.e. respect is mutual, don't just demand that they be kind to others, model the behaviour instead).