My name is Mary and I am a 19-year-old college student at Central Washington University. I am coming home to live this summer in Woodinville. I will be home and available June 12th through the beginning of September. I am looking for a sweet family to nanny this summer when I come home. I have my own car, a 2010 Honda Accord, great for taking your little ones wherever they need to be. I've worked numerous babysitting jobs throughout my high school career as well as in junior high, for family friends, family members, and kids around the neighborhood. This gave me the chance to work with multiple kids of all different ages, ranging from infancy to 11-years-old. Right now I am in school, so I have not had much time with children, only watching my 2-month-old cousin 2 days a week since he was born. I had my first babysitting job the summer when I was 14 years old. A single mother who was new to my neighborhood hired me to watch her 6-month-old daughter and 4-year-old autistic son, 9 hours a day, 5 days a week; certainly a handful for my first babysitting/nanny job, but I rose to the occasion and it trained me well when providing child care afterwards. Two summers ago, I spent 3 weeks working with an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. All 3 years of high school I kept a steady job at a retirement home. Some laugh when I say this, but as I worked with the elderly there for years and spent much time with children during that same time, I noticed that a lot of the same elements go hand in hand. The intertwining experiences taught me that when working with either, you need a lot of energy, endurance, patience, a daily routine, that the elderly and little kids always tell you exactly what's on their mind, and both definitely get grumpy when they're tired. Throughout those 3 years, I learned of these elements and have been able to adapt to both working with kids and the elderly. On my spare time I enjoy going on hikes, reading, or just spending the day with my family. I love children, the outdoors, sports, arts/crafts, making forts, and just putting a smile on anyone, especially adorable kids' faces. I am hoping to spend my summer with a family who is in need of a nanny to care for and adore their children.