First and foremost, I have raised my own son who is now 35 and has a family of his own. Right along with this is helping to care for my two young grandsons, one is 2 1/2 and the other is 1 1/2. I am also from a family 8, so being the oldest girl I helped out with the younger siblings. Besides family related childcare experience I have numerous people I have done babysitting for. I am at a time in my life where I can do a profession that I want to do, which is being involved with children. I have always enjoyed caring for children but was never able to get into this field due to outside circumstances. With being a little older comes the ability to be more stable in life and chose things that I want to do for myself, something that will give me great joy. So I may not have the experience as some other people/applicants but I can promise you that I would be more dedicated and responsible than someone who is younger than myself. I have LOTS of energy and if I can keep up with my grandchildren, I can keep up with any child(ren)!