I have nannied for 4 wonderful little girls for 4 years off-and-on thru my college career. Sleepovers were a special treat, as well as our own New Year's Eve party with movies, games, and junk food, trying to stay awake til midnight! I arranged playdates, transported to and from swimming lessons, soccer, birthday parties, etc. Occasionally, we would go roller-skating or to the matinee, to the lake, and the park and pool were near every day outings in the summer!
I also provided sporadic baby-sitting for these same girls since they were babies.
CURRENTLY, I am a full-time nanny in Omaha, providing care for 4 children, ages 7 yrs (boy), 5 yrs (girl), 4 yrs(boy), and 2 yrs yrs (boy). I ready the children for school/preschool, drop-off and pick-up from school, cook lunch, do laundry and light cleaning, and also ready children for after-school activities, such as swimming lessons, ballet, tae kwon do, or soccer/basketball.
I also recently nannied for a preemie baby boy, from September 2008-Sep 2009, providing special one-on-one care. I administered medications, performed physical therapy with him, and provided lots of hands-on exercises to help him gain mobility and improved mental function. I transported him to and from physical therapy and have accompanied his mom on hospital visits to Denver.
I provide excellent care, treating them as though they are my own children. I cook meals, have art projects, take the kids to the pool or lake, go on walks, play at the park, etc. I do not allow TV watching except for one movie once a week or every two weeks--active play is better! I have helped with potty training, teething, and learning to walk/ride bikes. I try to ensure that the children get plenty of exercise and mental stimulation while having fun and being a kid. I also teach the children Spanish in a fun and engaging way.
Slumber parties are a favorite pastime for the girls, some of which have been preceded by a trip to a roller skating rink.