1. I have successfully raised 4 children; the oldest of which is 33; the youngest of which is 20, and in college. We have a very close relationship, and their friends all like me and like to hang out with me.
2.My current childcare experience is in special needs, with a completely physically disabled child, with CP and seizures. I have been with them for about 2 1/2 years. I am exploring having more work, and she is in school. Prior to this, my most recent childcare experience was caring for a just turned 1 yr. old girl, and her recently turned 4year old brother. I have excellent references from this job. I stopped doing this job due to the mom getting pregnant and deciding to work from home.
3. I was a foster parent to a 3 year old girl for a year, through Social Services when my youngest daughter was 3. The girl was 6 months older than my daughter.
4. In the early 80s, when my son was 2 1/2, I took care of a girl 2 months older than he was, as well as him, and her older brother, who was 9. This job was at their home, and was with them for about 1 1/2 years, . After that, I went to work for a nearby family who had four children, ranging in age from 2 1/2 to 6, plus my son. I worked for them for a year, then left to have my daughter.
5. In the later 80s, I took care of 2 children ,from the same family, in my home. The children were a 2 mo. old boy, and a 3 year old girl. They were with me for a couple of years. For awhile, during this time, I also cared for a 2 year old Down's Syndrome boy.
Most recently, I cared for a 9 mo. old, and her 3 yr. old brother, for approx. 3 mo., until the mom got pregnant and had to change to work at home.