Relevant experience where I also cared for children were…I worked in a daycare for 2 years. I was the lead teacher in the twos, then moved over to infant. Occasionally working with after school program
Activities I enjoy doing with children…Parks, crafts, board games, museums, aquarium, local events.
The most important part about being a nanny…The most important part about being a nanny to me is knowing I am help raising kind, confident, fearless little beings. It takes a village and I understand parents are their best when they have the village they need behind them.
My experience with special needs children…I have worked in the special needs arena for 8 years. My current position is with a young adult who has Cerebral Palsy. He is non verbal, and wheelchair bound. I provide all physical care including. Shower, restroom, meds, tube feeding, advocate in public setting such as appointments, and accompany him to work. I have also worked one on one with a 9 year old who was a non verbal and severely autistic. Currently part of a state board Called partners in policy making to try and make changes at the state level for the disabled.
My favorite nanny moment…I was a nanny to a little girl for 3 years. Her mother was newly widowed. Harps was only 2 when I started with her. By far my favorite memory with her is when she finally took her training wheels off her bike. Seeing how proud she was reminded me why I do what I do.