Experience 10+ years nanny 10+ years babysitting
Skills Drivers License Car Swim
Can care for Twins/Multiples
Availability Start Date Is Flexible
Position duration No Preference, Temporary / Summer
Would prefer to Live-out
Preferred states IL,IA
I’m a nanny because Children, babies in particular, always seem to like me. I have always understood the inner workings of childrens' minds. I am extremely patient and nurturing. Watching and teaching children is so very rewarding, I just love it.
My past childcare experience I have been at least a part-time babysitter/nanny for nearly twelve years, ever since my older sister had her first child. Since then, I've watched at least one child once a week, and up to nine at a time, as often as every day. I've watched all ages alone, up to 17 years and as young as two weeks old. Although I prefer a one-on-one experience when it comes to babysitting children (so I can be sure they are always doing something fun and educational), I do not have any problems at all with sitting more than one child. It is always a number one priority to keep the children I sit safe and happy. The only way I would sit a child in front of the tv for longer than, say, long enough to do the dishes or tidy up, is if either the child or I were sick. In lieu of tv time, we will play games, color, bake together, go to the park if the weather permits, or whatever strikes us! If I am watching several children, I will place my main attention on the younger child(ren) and give them the the proper educational attention they need for their developing brains. That is not to say that I would ignore the older children at all. They would simply be given the space they tend to prefer. And if it became apparent that the child wanted more attention, s/he would be given it. I am a bit stern, but I find that the most fruitful punishment is an effective, age-appropriate length of time out and a stern talking-to if need be.
Additional comments I've always been very good with kids. I love coloring, watching Nick Jr., and baking. I get the most joy out of helping children learn about colors, numbers and shapes. I love teaching children and, at the risk of sounding cliche, I love what they teach have to teach us.
Level of education Some College but Non-Graduate