I was raised in a family with eight children, so I grew up around children and developed an understanding and appreciation for consistency in attention, compassion and discipline with children. I babysat as with three younger siblings, you kind of absorb a parenting role by default. 
During my teenage years, I began my “official” nanny- career during the summer months in high school, also working in a day care until I graduated and moved to Portland, Oregon and became a live-in nanny for a foster family. I stayed with them for a year while they had two girls the same age, one was biologically theirs, the other granted to them by privilege of the state. We went on frequent walks, I prepared all nutritionally-conscious meals and made all bottles. I had the privilege of playing on the floor with them, working on eye-hand coordination and other developmental exercised to strengthen their attention spans. It wasn’t a great challenge most days. They are still exceptional little girls! They ended up adopting the one who came to them later, and I still keep in contact with them as very close friends. I also watched groups of up to 10 children while the group of parents went on dates once a month.
I left Portland to nanny for a family in San Diego, California for four years. He was the VP of a very reputable company while she was quite an entrepreneur. I successfully worked with their three-year-old, teaching her the alphabet that she had never been taught, advanced shapes and was able to make a fun game out of addition equations as arithmetic was not her favorite topic of the day! I took her and their 10-year-old son on frequent trips to the Children’s Museum, the beach, Science Museum, Sea World, San Diego Zoo, the dog beach for the two gorgeous golden retrievers on days that I didn’t have the children, along with other exciting adventures we were able to go on! I also took them hiking a few times, which was really special and formed great, hilarious memories!
When I moved back to Houston, I worked in the two year old class. It was always a blast, and I learned a ton of cool songs with exciting hand motions!
I am good at what I do, because I genuinely love it. I left the industry for two years, only to find myself studying to go right back into the child care arena. I am now a registered home child care facility, weeks away from being a home child care. I am great at reeling in different age groups into one activity, keeping the environment safe and organized while everyone is having fun and learning. Understanding the lack of individual attention these children get in more commercialized day cares really has put a passion in my heart to see that there is at least one place in my area where children can go while their parents must work and really feel like they are at home, where the can still be kids without it feeling like a jungle. (If you’ve ever been into a day care center room with toddlers or three-year-olds or an infant room at feeding time, you know what I mean!) My main mission is to treat you child as I do my own, providing educational curriculum, nutritionally focused daily menu, an educational, loving, encouraging environment at an affordable cost for your family.