My experience just in the past couple of years is as follows:
I cared for an infant starting at 6 months old; the job lasted for 6 months. Because then the mother changed her job and worked at a daycare/school so she took her son with her. I took great care of him; fed him, introducing him to baby food etc. I taught him to roll over on the floor, crawl, stand on furniture, and start walking around furniture. I spent time with him, that’s what I’m paid to do, and I enjoy it. I still see him and enjoy it.
I also cared for 3 children ages 2, 4, and 6. The youngest is a girl, the other 2 are boys. I prepared all their meals, potty trained the youngest, light cleaning, monitor playtime outdoors, naptime for the youngest. Other things as requested. I cared for them for a semester of school while their dad attended school and at other times occasionally.
I was a live in nanny for 3 children ages 8, 11, 14. I prepared all the meals, got them off the school on school days. I took them to extracurricular activities, managing their schedules, dropping off and picking up, and staying if I could. Managing chores, making sure they bathed and went to bed at a reasonable time. I assisted them with homework and school projects. I did a summer school program with them as they needed extra help with academics. I home schooled my son so I have materials to do it and it’s easy for me. My son was 14 at the time but a grade ahead of himself. I did the grocery shopping for the house and the cooking. I did the laundry for the children and the house cleaning. I basically did everything, their mother worked full time 12 hour days and other things. When she was home the kids still out of habit came to me, and she still wanted me to do things for them she didn’t cook either. I did that for 1 & ½ years.
I have cared for other children also but this goes back to Dec 2008.
I also have raised 2 children of my own, my daughter is now 21 and my son is now 16. I home schooled him since 8th grade until this year. He is a senior and has to attend public school in order to get a diploma from them. It’s a long story. My daughter is a sophomore in college and doing very well.
I would love to care for your children I am a very caring, loving, kind person. I will devote all my attention to your children. Contact me for references or if you have any questions. My phone is 720-989-0149. Laurie Jones