Experience 10+ years nanny 10+ years babysitting
Skills Drivers License Car Swim
Can care for Disabilities Behavioral Issues Twins/Multiples Elderly
Availability Start Date Is Flexible
Position duration Permanent / Full-time
Would prefer to Live-in
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 a professional career nanny Master Certified as both a Newborn Care Specialist and Professional Nanny. My passion, commitment, and connection with children of all ages guided me to decide this path.
My past childcare experience MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENTS * 35+ years child care experience, all ages * Excellent, professional reference letters * Uniformed professional * 30+ year driver * 30+ years First Aid/CPR/AED * TDap and Influenza shots up-to-date * Twins experience * Language development * English/Spanish fluent * Multi-cultural music appreciation (Opera, Classical, Salsa, etc.) * Dietary care * Preschool preparation and homework/tutoring * Household manager * Excellent interpersonal skills * Excellent communication skills * Goal oriented, team-player, positive attitude * Highly motivated, self-starter * Sleep training * Establishing schedules and routines * Baby calming * Newborn parent training; parent educator * Fluent English/Spanish * Excellent swimmer * Travel * Passport PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS * International Nanny Association Member CERTIFICATIONS * Pediatric First Aid and Child, Infant and Adult CPR/AED, American Heart Association Heartsavers (thru 07/2018) * Medication Dispensing & Healthy Habits, The Planning Council (07/2016) * Mandated Reporters: Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect, Virginia Department of Social Services (07/2016) * Certified Happiest Baby Educator (CHBE), Happiest Baby Education Association (2016) * Newborn Care Specialist Master (2015) * Professional Nanny Master (2015) * Newborn Care Specialist (2011) * Professional Nanny Child Care (2011) * Child Care & Safety, Your Skills Test (2010) * INA Nanny Basic Skills Exam, International Nanny Association (2010) * Parenting Children Ages 1 to 4, Scottish Rite Parent Education (1997) As a nanny, I undertake all tasks related to the care of children. These duties are generally restricted to child care and the domestic tasks related to each child. I have a genuine love and respect for children and have the desire to make a positive contribution in the lives of my charges. I enjoy being around children and am responsive to their needs with my patience, sense of humor, honesty, trustworthiness, and reliability.
Additional comments The responsibilities of a nanny should be valued more as we devote ourselves to loving, teaching, and caring for other peoples' children. There is no job more important as we have the ability to love and nurture children that are not our own. This is not something that can be learned in the classroom, it is a natural calling and skill that also requires knowledge and a tremendous amount of hard work. We support their physical, intellectual, and emotional well-being, as well as all that is required to help raise a happy, healthy, and productive citizen. A base rate for a geographical area should be deemed as just that: a minimum payment for basic service, i.e. a babysitter that is only capable of custodial care for one child. When more is required for the support of a family, different hats that may be worn need to be considered: is someone that functions exactly like a parent required, or someone to work alongside a stay at home parent and capable of handling the children on their own when needed, or are they okay with someone that completely needs direction and instruction, household manager, live-in requirement (adds a tremendous amount of security and support for the parents), amount of hours/travel (consider burn out: let's be real, money helps long-term attitude, self-esteem, and ability to recharge - able to afford a well deserved vacation without children), tutor, cook, chauffeur, housekeeper, supervisor, referee, laundress, personal assistant, lifeguard, disciplinarian, communicator, planner, etc. I have four typed pages of what parents look for in a nanny and I can say that having worked in the corporate world, no other position comes close. I am a parent first and a career certified professional nanny respectfully submitting information regarding the value of a nanny.
Level of education College Degree
Languages English, Spanish
Nationality Puerto Rican