I'm new to the Dallas area from Minnesota. I took care of 4 children (13, 11, 9 and 6 years old) for 2 years. Then I worked 10 months with another family, I took care of three children (7, 4 and 3 months years old). And now, I have my own kids.
I have always loved taking care of children; I used to work in a day care in Brazil taking care of babies. Also, I used to teach English in an elementary school. I decided to come to US to improve my English, so I became an Au pair. (Au pair is a program that you can come to the US to study English and work as a babysitter and live with an American Family for 2 years.) My 2 year program is done with the family and I decided to change my Visa for student and keep working as babysitter and go to college. Some days I will help my host family, but they do not need me as before because all the kids are going to school and spending most of the day there. After my 2 year program I worked with another American family, for 10 months. I had to quit because of personal reasons, but now, I am ready to work again!!!