Experience 10+ years nanny 10+ years babysitting
Skills Drivers License Car Swim
Can care for Disabilities Behavioral Issues Twins/Multiples
Availability Start Date Is Flexible
Position duration Permanent / Part-time, Temporary / Summer
Would prefer to Live-out
Preferred states MI
I’m a nanny because After holding a variety of jobs nannying is one that always inspires me! Children have a wonderful outlook on life and so many intelligent, amusing ideas to share. I like to slow down and take the time to jump in a puddle or make fresh squeezed lemonade.
My past childcare experience I've always loved kids! My experience started around 10 years old when I worked in a church nursery. I've been babysitting regularly ever since! I worked as a summertime nanny for two years for a family of boys I had worked with on weekends for three years prior. I have since worked full-time for two-years with a delightful sister set, and part-time for four years for two separate three-child families. I have a brother and sister who are more than ten years younger than me and I love investing in their interests and watching them develop into unique individuals who I have the chance to impact! I also have experience developing and executing lesson plans for children in different subjects ages Toddler-Middle School, especially with creative writing and art, and have spent time in the classroom working with groups and one-on-one. I also have experience doing structured"school time" every day to keep kids learning throughout the summer.
Additional comments I make it a priority to understand a family's philosophy on behavior so there is a seamless transition for children between what is expected from their parents and what is expected behavior when I am acting in their parents stead. I have found that this ideology has made my interactions with employers very successful! I love to reinforce what children are learning at different ages be it through our daily activities, ie: counting crayons when coloring or making up songs on walks about the colors we observe, or through specially designed projects. I have an art degree and love creating things that inspire the imagination but also love to be active and outdoors as much as possible!
I thrive in scenarios where I am viewed as an extension of the family so that children do not feel as though they are in "childcare" but are simply experiencing their normal routines in their home environment.
I am flexible with coming early and staying late and try to work with a family as much as possible so unforeseen scheduling conflicts don't create havoc in your day.
I am CPR/FirstAid Certified
I am happy to teach beginning Spanish Language (Vocabulary and Conversation)
I love to cook/bake with kids
I am very comfortable with pets/light pet care, from fishes to big dogs!
Level of education College Degree