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 / Full-time, Temporary / Summer
Would prefer to Live-out
Preferred states MN
I’m a nanny because I became a nanny in 1995, after years of working in retail. About four months after I started nannying, I also began my career as a stand-up comic. Over the years, I have found that I prefer working with babies and kids far more than with drunken hecklers. I have met so many wonderful families as a nanny over the years. The very first baby I nannied for (8 weeks old) just invited me to her high-school graduation party! I will be there with bells on.
My past childcare experience I have been a professional nanny since 1995. I have worked with many wonderful families, and with children at all ages and stages. I want the children I care for to be safe, happy and at ease. I want them to be their absolute selves around me, and I do not get mad when that absolute self is sometimes a bit loud/shrill/exuberant/hyperactive. I know that sometimes, we need to act out our feelings. I love the fact that many children will break out in song or general mayhem around me and then tell me that they can’t/won’t do that around anyone else. I know how important it is for a child to be able to express emotions, without judgment or worry. I love reading stories to children and babies of every age. There is so much to be gained for the reader and the audience alike. I love to sing, and especially to babies. I have yet to see my rendition of Moon River not soothe a baby. For older kids I can do many Disney Princess classics, as well as a full menu of 80’s pop hits. I also remember every song I learned in school from kindergarten up. And I am insane about Laurie Berkner. I am kind and patient, up to a point. Hitting, kicking, throwing of objects and other forms of bedlam will get a child put on the bottom step (which is my designated time-out spot) without a second glance. I notice children. I notice their feelings. I notice their accomplishments. I notice how they might need a snack, or a potty break, or a moment alone. I notice what foods they like and dislike, what their favorite colors and animals are. I notice haircuts and new t-shirts. I notice.
Additional comments I currently nanny for a teacher, so my summer hours are being whittled down to almost nothing. I would love to find a family who is looking for a summer of loving care with this outdoor picnic enthusiast. (Also, I checked ASL as a language I can speak, but it's really only "baby sign language".)
Level of education High School or Equivalent
Languages ASL Sign Language, English