I am the oldest of five children and have extensive experience taking care of four or more children at one time. I have cared for babies, toddlers, young children, and older children. I took Red Cross First Aid, Red Cross CPR, and Red Cross babysitting a few years ago. However, I can no longer say I am "Red Cross certified" in First Aid and CPR, because I have not retaken the classes to renew my certification. In July I will be taking Red Cross Advanced Childcare with First Aid and CPR to renew my certifications. I have taught swimming lessons to children with Red Cross swimming levels for 6 years, and have supervised groups of swim teacher/student pairs as well as taught water safety for 3 years. Additionally, I have led small groups of middle school girls at church and volunteer activities. Finally, I assisted in teaching Sunday School classes to children grades preschool to first grade for two years. I love cooking, and can prepare quick and healthy meals with ease. My interests include hiking, bike riding, dance, piano, music, natural health, reading, learning about different cultures, and cooking. I enjoy being outside and creating fun activities to keep children engaged. I have my own car, so transportation will not be an issue. Childcare providers should exude love, kindness, encouragement, trustworthiness, responsibility, and integrity, and that is what I seek to do. Children are greatly influenced not only by parents and teachers, but also by nannies. Therefore, a nanny should not only care for children, but should also inspire them to be the best they can be.