I absolutely love children! I started babysitting at the age of fourteen. I have babysat children ranging from a few months old to thirteen years old. I was a camp counselor for three summers and had up to 25 girls from the ages of ten to fourteen in my care. I have nannied numerous children over the last 6 years. Also, with the partnership of Towson University, I was fortunate enough to pilot a teaching program in an elementary school where I taught second grade for four months. I have also learned the Montessori approach to education.
Most recently I nannied for two boys, 2 and 5 years of age. I nannied 5 days a week between 8-12 hours a day. I absolutely loved nannying for them! My time with them came to a happy ending when the youngest went to preschool.
As a nanny, I am the extension of the parents. I am very loving, kind, and patient. I look at each day as an opportunity to grow and learn. A typical day involves educational activities, outdoor activities, developing the senses, teaching age specific skills, reading, crafts, teaching and reinforcing the use of manners, providing discipline, providing help with homework, cooking, completing chores, etc. I partner with parents to ensure that their children are meeting their developmental milestones. A typical week usually involves one field trip, ranging from story time at the local library to a trip to the zoo to learn about animals.
I love playing board games with children, inventing games, playing cars/army men/barbies/dolls/tea party, building forts, reading stories, coloring, etc. I am also athletic and enjoy teaching children sports. I feel children should be well rounded and experience life to the fullest! In my opinion, creativity unleashes a world of opportunity and growth. Also, who wants a boring nanny/babysitter watching them or watching their children?! I hope that I am a perfect match for your family and cannot wait to meet you and your children.