Valerie S. - Seeking Work in Del Mar
Valerie S. - Seeking Work in Del Mar

Valerie, a Nanny for Hire in Del Mar, CA 92014

start: May 10, 2014
< 1 yr experience
Special needs
Driver’s License
Has car

Gender Female

Age 65

Experience 10+ years nanny 10+ years babysitting

Skills Drivers License Car Swim

Can care for Behavioral Issues Elderly

Availability Start Date Is Flexible

Position duration Permanent / Full-time

Would prefer to Live-out

Preferred states CA

I’m a nanny because I love kids and really enjoy helping them develop.

My past childcare experience I was born and raised in Ukiah, a small town in N. California, the middle of five kids. Our parents instilled a great sense of family values into us, such as teaching us that we did not need to smoke and drink to enjoy life, nor watch a lot of tv. I appreciated that and to this day hold to these values. I moved to San Diego in 1982 and became a live-in nanny for the first time. I really enjoyed working with kids, teaching them, exploring with them, loving them. I worked with different families for over 10 years until I met and married my husband Michael in 1992. He is a world renowned photographic artist and has been on 50 trips around the world to create his art, half of which I accompanied him. We opened a Gallery together but after 10 years of running it I returned to my real love, being a nanny. I picked up right where I left off with a nice family out in Rancho Santa Fe with a baby named Riley. He was 1 week old and I cared for him as if he were my own. While he was a baby I talked to him constantly, while bathing him, feeding him, teaching him to walk, etc.. When he got older we did a lot of exploring out in the yard, learning about bugs and worms the such. He loved the water and we spent much time there. These were the times I could teach him life lessons and he would not even know he was being taught. It was so tough, when at the age of 3.5, I had to leave him as he started school full time. But as is the same each time I have to leave, I slowly get over not seeing ‘my best friend’ five days a week . And as with all the kids and families I've cared for over the years, we stay in touch. Yes, I will always love Riley but as I said it's now time to find a new Riley that I can love and be best buddies with. So now I'm in search of a new child and family to love. All of the kids I have cared for have tested high IQ at the start of school. I have to think it was the constant talking, singing and teaching I did with them, even though they could not even talk back in those early formative years. I know they soak it all up like a sponge, thus my constant talking and loving of them is so important. I know this is my number one concern for child rearing and hold it dear to my philosophy. It’s kind of weird but I feel more ‘in my element’ with kids than I do adults most of the time. I have excellent references with over 14 years experience.' Trustline' approved, Red Cross certified, great driving record, long time San Diego resident (Del Mar), etc.. References will tell you how dependable I am. Some will say there is no better nanny in the world, but I’m blessed to have worked for them too. Dedication? Look the word up in the dictionary, you will see my picture. Searching for the right family and I am looking forward to interviewing with yours to see if we are a perfect match. Valerie

Additional comments None

Level of education Some College but Non-Graduate

Languages English

Nationality American

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