Relevant experience where I also cared for children were…I have done short and long term babysitting for many years. This generally meant several hours once or twice a week, and I worked with a number of different families.
Activities I enjoy doing with children…Art, painting, crafts, board games, imaginative play, music/songs, exploring nature.
The most important part about being a nanny…Keeping the children in my care safe, comfortable, and in a great position to learn and grow from. Kids can be amazingly intelligent, thoughtful, and empathetic-- I always want to make sure they have all the resources possible to blossom into the best versions of themselves and feel confident in their care and safety.
My experience with special needs children…My longest term nanny position, I cared for a 8 year old girl with high needs Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have also babysat for a young girl with Downs Syndrome.
My favorite nanny moment…My favorite moments are always when my kids get creative. Once, one of them watched Star Trek with her dad and was so excited about it that she asked me to help her make her bedroom into a 'space ship' (lots of paper towel rolls and blankets), and then have all her toys be the crew. It was adorable and so much fun to help her imagination come to life!