I started babysitting when I was just 12, but of course over the years the responsibilities became greater and I gained greater experiences. I have always loved children, and I love getting to play a role in their lives- whether it is for a couple of hours or a couple of years! I have watched children of all ages and abilities. Most of my experience is in an in-home setting, but I have also had childcare experience in a martial arts classroom setting as well as in an office setting. In home, I have cared for one child to five children at once, and in the martial arts setting anywhere from three children to twenty. As far as the office setting, it has been a newborn, so mom can breastfeed between meetings. I have experience with hyperactive children as well as children with special needs, specifically down syndrome and autism. I have done it all- from changing diapers, to playing hide and seek for hours at a time, to assisting with homework, to bathtime and bedtime. I have experience with packing lunches, daycare drop offs/pick ups, bus and subway rides, cooking breakfast and dinner, dance parties, reading books, singing songs, going to the park.. the list goes on!