Experience 10+ years nanny
Skills Drivers License Car Swim
Can care for Disabilities Twins/Multiples
Availability Start Date Is Flexible
Position duration No Preference
Would prefer to Either Live-in or Live-out
Preferred states AL,AK,AZ,AR,CA,CO,CT,DE,FL,GA,HI,ID,IL,IN,IA,KS,KY,LA,ME,MD,MA,MI,MN,MS,MO,MT,NE,NV,NH,NJ,NM,NY,NC,ND,OH,OK,OR,PA,RI,SC,SD,TN,TX,UT,VT,VA,WA,DC,WV,WI,WY
I’m a nanny because I am looking for positions as a baby nurse. I love working with babies and new parents. It is good to know that what I do makes it easier for parents to maximize their enjoyment during this very short and precious time in their baby's life.
My past childcare experience I spent about 10 years working as a nanny for several families spread across the US. However, I have spent the past 16+ years working as a baby nurse. This included meeting the family as they arrived home from the hospital with their newborn and assisting with all things connected with the baby and initial care of mom as needed. Such things as care of nursery, laundry and care and upkeep of equipment being just a portion of those duties I usually handled. In addition to that, since I am a licensed nurse and a certified lactation counselor, I am able to assist and support mom with breastfeeding and issues that can sometimes arise. Getting adequate rest for mom is essential for a more expeditious recovery and fewer post partum problems. I can help with breastpumping and caring for equipment. Whether it is your wish to breastfeed or bottlefeed (or a combination of both, I will support your choices to the fullest. My previous clients have hired (and/or extended my stay) up to 6 months depending on their need. Some families just want some respite help for the first few weeks, others want assistance with sleep training and beyond. One of my strengths is helping parents to establish a routine to encourage baby to sleep through the night faster. This in turn enables baby to integrate into family life easier. Having an established routine for the first child makes daily life more comfortable for a new mom, allowing her to be able to enjoy just being a mom. It can be very helpful to have a support system. If there are additional children, especially toddlers, having a baby nurse sometimes allows for a buffer (not all children are ready to share parents with a new baby) or grants mom the ability to spend individual time with her other child/children knowing baby is well cared for, making the adjustment for the other child easier and less traumatic. I have provided all levels of care from full care to almost an advisory position depending on what the family's desires are. I have worked with twins and triplets along with, of course, singletons and preemies. I can run errands if needed. I have also helped with information in preparing for baby's arrival as far as nursery/equipment is concerned. If I was located close enough, I would be willing to help with setup of nursery.
Additional comments I have been a baby nurse for over 13 years. In addition, I have been a licensed nurse for even longer. Along with professional training and experience, I come from a very large family and babies have been a consistent part of my life basically all of my life, making it a very natural and comfortable fit to care for newborns.
Level of education Other