I'm 24-years-old. My first language is French. I am a graduate from Christ for the Nations Institute and I'm now studying Computer Science at Dallas Baptist University. I really don't see babysitting as a job, I just love kids. I love to look after them, be their friend and care for them. I chose babysitting to have the chance to experience this every single day, impact the lives of the kids positively and be impacted by them as well.
I love looking after kids, I've been doing that since I can remember. I got almost all of my experience in my parents orphanage. My parents are missionaries in the Ivory Coast, where the language spoken is French, I have a little accent (: Around the age of 14, I volunteered at the orphanage every summer and weekends I was available. I loved doing it. I was responsible of a certain number of kids everyday. Responsible for clothing them, feeding them, entertaining them, and more. It was amazing. After a couple of years, I started babysitting for different families on weekends.
When I got into college, I first worked in the children's ministry of my college for my first year. It was a Christian College. I am blessed with a voice, so I use to make up singing games for the kids, they really liked them. The summer of that year, I volunteered for a summer camp and I was a counselor.
I then transferred to Dallas Baptist University to study computer Science. I got a part time nanny job, in North Dallas, with a single mother and her 2 kids; a girl (11) and a boy (8). The little boy had ADHD. They were so kind and amazing. I picked up the kids from school, helped them with their homework, and entertained them until the parent came home. They were a wonderful family. I worked for them for one year. The only reason why I left this family is because I had more expenses coming and I needed more hours and she could not give. I still babysit on some weekends for them.
During that summer, I worked for a family of 4, a girl (8) and a boy (5). It was a fun summer. I had a schedule of different activities everyday of the week like going to the park, swimming, going to the movies, cooking...
This school year, I started working with the family I'm nannying for now. They are also a family of 4, 2 girls (7&11) and they live in North Dallas. I love them, those little girls give me new experiences everyday. It is a part-time job, I pick them up form school and drive them to their after school activities.