I am currently caring for two chilren. An eleven year old girl, and a twelve year old boy. The little girl is very sweet with a soft disposition. She rarely argues and does what she's told with a smile on her face. She is very likely the easiest child I have taken care of. The little boy absolutely loves to play hockey, hates to do homework, is very hot-headed and loves to be right! Him and I sometimes have our disagreements but I'm sure he is well aware that my main concern is, and will always be, his well being. This particular job is after school monday-friday and full time during the summer. We sit down every afternoon after school and work on homework at the kitchen table, I am there to answer any questions they may have. I then oversee their reading everyday. I also take the kids to various after school activities. Sometimes we have their friends over, have little outings if we have the time or stay home and play board games, video games, puzzles, and cards. During the summer we did many different things from visits to the pool to visits to museums. The kids, as well as the parents, are very laid back and do not demand a lot of responsibility from me because they are already very independent. My time with them is spent either playing fun, active, mentally stimulating games or helping them with homework and keeping their lives organized. I always take it upon myself to tidy up the house and various trips to target, grocery, etc. are sometimes required. All in all it is a fairly simple job that is easy to master as long as I stay focused and remember the kid's everyday schedule and various, random events and assignments.
Before my current job I was taking care of two little boys, ages five and seven for the summer. I picked the boys up from summer camp everyday at 12:00 and watched them until about 6:00. The boys and I would take part in various outdoor activities such as swimming, bike riding, hide and seek, tag, etc. I feel that the boys (being VERY energetic) tried to test their limits at times but unfortunately for them, I have never been one to easily be taken advantage of. I find that they, as well as other children I have cared for, thoroughly enjoy my company but also respect my authority just as much. I put a little extra time in with the youngest to help him improve his swimming. The oldest boy is behind his peers in reading so I also worked vigorously to help catch him up to the average level.
My first official nanny position required me to watch two little girls, ages seven and eleven. I looked after them once a week during the summer but took care of them during the school year three nights a week. I also worked with the seven year old on improving her swimming skills. The eleven year old is very self-sufficient but needs my help with various homework assignments. Job requirements with this family include picking the girls up from school, taking them to after-school activities, helping with homework assignments, directing their household chores, cooking simple meals, and tidying up the house.
I also have many hours of experience that come right from home! I have two beautiful nieces, Sophia and Jordyn who are five and two, and a handsome nephew who is just 10 months! I am with these kids regularly and do all I can to help raise them as I would see fit.
I also cared for my niece Sophia before my first official nanny position from age one to two years old. This was a full time job monday through thursday 8:00 AM- 6:30 P.M. This basically included every parental duty involved with taking care of an infant. I began by getting her dressed in the morning, preparing food, feeding her, putting her down for naps (which could be quite challenging at times), bathing, and engaging in various educational play and activities.