Relevant experience where I also cared for children were…I volunteered at a hospital with children where my mother still works.
When in Medical School, I also attended clinics in the Caribbean which included a variety of minors from infancy to adolescence.
Activities I enjoy doing with children…As I child at heart, I am just as eager to explore new things with children, whether it be through books and shows inside the house or strolls and views outside in nature. Though I must admit, I find myself happiest within pages filled with words for our curiosity and blank spaces for our creativity.
The most important part about being a nanny…The most important part about being a nanny is to learn and grow gracefully as an individual alongside each child and their family. There is no such thing as perfect growth. The ultimate goal is to familiarize and encourage every child with a variety of healthy tools that will best support their well-being independent of rain or shine. This endless path of self love and security will hopefully serve as steady ground for them walk on at every stage of life.
My experience with special needs children…I have watched kids with varying levels of autism, ranging from those who are high functioning to those are struggling with delayed verbal skills and heightened sensitivity. I have an extremely soft spot for how strong and resilient they can be despite moments in which they might find it very challenging to seek comfort and assurance.
My favorite nanny moment…My favorite nanny moment was witnessing a brother and sister go from fighting for who gets to eat the last cracker to who gets to give it. Guilty of breaking the selfless magic, I reminded them that they could always break it in half. Instead they surprised me once more by giving me the whole cracker.