Relevant experience where I also cared for children were…Growing up with siblings you are kind of a god-given baby sitter is what my parents used to say! So growing up with two younger siblings, one was three years younger than me and the other was five years younger. I have experience with helping my mom a lot because my dad would work third shift. Making food was my first way of helping! As early as five years old I would make macaroni for the kids or something easy like that. As for house-work I'm a trained pro, as I own my own house and have a fiancé to clean up after! I have been changing diapers since I had just gotten out of them so that's no problem!
Activities I enjoy doing with children…I love going to any sort of play ground with swings! They always remind me of the good old days at recess! I love being able to take my niece and nephew to a park and play with them as if I'm a kid too! They love any sort of running games, I play tag with them often!
The most important part about being a nanny…Providing care that the parents would have provided if they could have been there! I have met the most dedicated parents, and not even they can be there all the time!! To take some time for yourselves sometimes I think is extremely important, as becoming a new family can be a very special time.
My experience with special needs children…My only experience was when I did peer-tutoring in 8th grade at Carroll! It was a very hands-on approach on how to help, they really just threw us in and started having us replace the teachers-aids! That allowed for a kind of culture that accepted differences and allowed for the special-needs kids to develop friendships, and bonds with kids they went to school with.
My favorite nanny moment…One very early morning, the new born baby was keeping my sister up all night, as well as her 2 y.o. at the time and Lily at 2 just looks up at me and says "can we give him back?" This was such an innocent little expression to maybe get her some more sleep, and I will never forget this moment. I think 2 year olds say the most interesting things!