Hi! I'm Kestrel.

I’ve been providing childcare and early education since 2012— first as a babysitter, then as an elementary classroom assistant, and most recently as a nanny and mother’s helper for several families in the Portland area.

I pride myself on creating fun, safe environments where little ones can explore and grow! When I’m with your kids, we spend our time doing arts + crafts, reading books, cooking, singing songs, playing games, exploring new places, and spending time outside.

Whether you’re looking for a full-time nanny, occasional babysitting, or something in between, I’d love to help you out! Read on to learn more about the services I offer.

My Services

Group Childcare

Group childcare is the most popular service I offer. It works like this: I’ll watch your kids and your friends’ kids for a 4-hour session in the morning, afternoon, or both! Strictly 4-hour sessions. Minimum of 3 kids required to start a group.

Bonus: If you volunteer your home for us to use as a base camp, I’ll watch your kiddo for free!

$10/hr

per child

Private Babysitting

For busy parents who just need a few hours relief for some Me- or Us-time, I offer occasional, short-term childcare filled with fun activities for a set period of time, i.e. while you’re at date night, study group, a work trip, etc. 

I also sell gift certificates that you can give to your friends and family!!

$18/hr

+$2/hr per additional child

$20 cancellation fee w/o 24-hr notice

Personal Nanny

For career-oriented parents who are looking for childcare on a recurring basis, I offer consistent, long-term arrangements in which my service become a daily or weekly fixture in the lives of your children. I am also happy to assist with housework such as cleaning, dishes, laundry, meal prep, grocery shopping, and pet care.  

$20/hr

+$2/hr per additional child

Testimonials

Direct references available upon request.

Let's chat!

Interested in childcare but don't know where to start?

Whether you’re looking for a full-time nanny, occasional babysitting, or something in between, I’d love to help you out! Let’s connect to see if my services are right for you and your family 🙂

Contact

Kestrel Gehr

happykestrel@gmail.com

cell: (206) 499-6899