I was recently a nanny for a family of three children (ages 7, 5, and 2.5). The job lasted approximately nine weeks, while the family sought a career change. My responsibilities included picking the children up from school, taking them to recreational activities or appointments, helping with homework, encouraging clean-up time, doing light laundry (children’s only), prepared snacks and/or light meals, and organizing a weekly craft activity. Reading, writing, and free play was also encouraged daily.
During the 2010 summer, I was the assistant director of a summer Christian day camp. My responsibilities included assisting with camp counselors training, maintaining and scheduling weekly field trip and transportation for 50-75 children, directing the music & drama program, directing chapel service, and negotiation rates for events. I challenged myself to learn the name of every regularly attending child, as well getting to know many families on a personal level.
In 2008 – 2010, I assisted the children's choir director for kids ages k-5th grade. During the upcoming summer, of 2012, I will direct the music program for approximately 150 children for my church’s summer church Bible program, Vacation Bible School (VBS).
From my late teenage years and throughout my adult years, I have been a baby-sitter, nanny, summer camp associate, assistant camp director, and weekend house-sitter for families while they were away, sometimes keeping multiple children during that time.
In recent years, prior to seeking a nanny career, I worked as a Meeting and Event Planner organizing nearly 200 functions across the United States, annually, for sixteen years. That career opportunity molded me into the organized, self-motivated, and self-disciplined person that I am today.
I am an upbeat, nurturing, self-motivated person who enjoys spending time with my husband of nearly seventeen years, our twelve year old son, and my church family. Singing in the church choir adds extra lift of joy to my week.
I enjoy working with and watching the development of children through music, arts & crafts, reading, games, and free play. Leading by example is my first goal. I strive to teach children to respect themselves, their family members and friends, as well as personal property. Teaching good manners and politeness is also important in my style of nurturing children. These are life skills they’ll take with them, long after I leave.