*Please note I will be out of the state & country from April 10th-24th for my wedding and honeymoon.*
Hi, and thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Mirella and I absolutely love children! I've been working with them for more than 18 years now.
I graduated from Columbia College studying music business management & marketing, as well as early childhood education. I also have a masters degree in internet marketing. I have extensive experience and education in child development that I am constantly continuing. I have been a professional babysitter, professional nanny, daycare provider, nursery attendant, camp counselor, tutor, ECE teacher (birth-2nd grade) and Newborn Care Specialist (birth-18months). I am bilingual in English and Spanish, as well as CPR and First Aid trained and certified. I participated in the 2012 to 2016 national nanny training days, happiest baby on the block, and nanny Stella of nanny 911 certifications. I'm an active member of the International Nanny Association. I am currently studying baby sign language. I am also the child care provider for the cast & crew of 3 TV shows filming in Chicago. Lastly, I was nominated for America's Top Sitter 2014. In early 2016 I created, hosted, and spoke at Chicago Nanny Training Day 2016. In August 2016 I became a certified Postpartum Doula and in December 2016, a Labor Doula.
Most importantly, I truly adore children! I treat each child as if they are my own to give them the best love and care possible. I love encouraging language, music, and reading. I also love to do outdoor activities and arts & crafts. More than anything, I love being a positive and loving influence on their development and in their lives.
I have trained my fellow sitters on Newborn Care. I also provide one on one or small group workshops for parents, as well as nanny hiring and training.
In my spare time, I love spending time with my fiance, friends and family. I also love to travel, support the arts, and do charity work.
So whether it's spending the day with your precious little one, training your full-time caregiver, or giving you support, please feel free to reach out to me. Thank you for your time. I look forward to hearing from you soon. Take care! :-)