Hi! I’m Ali. I am an experienced mother and nanny with a General Studies Bachelor's Degree from IUSB, with a minor in The Foundations of Education. I studied to become an elementary teacher--all the way to student teaching--and had a complete change of heart. Despite great feedback from host teachers and supervisors, I did not feel like I was making the right decision going into the classroom. Although my love for working with children has not changed, I could not see myself in the traditional classroom, meeting the daily, intense demands of a teacher.
Instead, I took my love of teaching and caring for children to the nanny world! Being a nanny allows me to enjoy the parts of teaching I loved, while working for myself in a slower-paced work environment where the individual child can be better focused on. I love watching children grow and learn; I am always looking to learn myself, open to improving my own practices caring for children.
I am always trying crafts, recipes, and games I find from Pinterest. I love being active with the children I care for with trips to the zoo, library, parks, etc. My vehicle (a Ford Flex) is kid-approved, with TVs in the head rests (not used that often, but a life saver in certain situations), seating up to five children in the back. I am grateful to offer families a clean driving record and a reliable form a transportation.
I like to offer families assistance with errands, house cleaning, and any realistic tasks that I can do while nannying for their family. I am not a nanny that will spend "down time" on my phone or sitting around. I believe if I am on the clock working for your family, I am there to help. The children come first, of course, but I will often use nap times or times the children are independently playing to help around the house.
I am a trustworthy, reliable person. I understand your daily schedules revolve around my dependability.
Please feel free to message me with any questions you may have!