Lansing$10/hr | 15 yrs experience
Hello! I am an intelligent, driven, compassionate individual who is taking a gap year from my studies at Michigan State where I am working towards my degrees in Psychology and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science.
In addition to my 2 years of paid of nannying experience, I have over 15 years of "unofficial" nannying experience. I am the oldest of 8 children, and they were placed in my care from a young age. Since I have a new sibling born every three years, there has been young children in the household for as long as I can remember.
Caring for my siblings sparked a love of children within me. I believe that children are the future and that we cannot hope to better tomorrow's future if we do not love and nurture the children of today.
I have experience with children ages birth to 15, have experience with early childhood instruction, reading instruction, toilet training, basic language instruction, meal preparation, homework assistance, and animal care.
Furthermore, I have taken several classes pertaining to child development, child language acquisition, child psychology, and other related fields. I am also fluent in Spanish, and understand the fundamentals of Italian and American Sign Language.
I thoroughly enjoy reading, crafts, singing, languages- anything that involves the arts. However, I am more than willing to do more "boy type things" such as sports.
I am a mediocre cook, but a rather talented baker.
Additionally, I am determined to create a mutual bond of trust of respect with any child under my care.
Finally, I love children so much that I plan to dedicate my life to working with children who have mental health disorders, have undergone abuse and trauma, and who simply need someone to love them, for I genuinely believe every child deserves to feel loved.