Relevant experience where I also cared for children were…Goldfish swim school in elmhurst I worked as a swim instructor and lifeguard.
Activities I enjoy doing with children…my favorite inside the activity is reading and relaxing with the children, but my favorite outdoor activity is making a scavenger hunt for the kids!
The most important part about being a nanny…Having a good connection with the kids and the family.
My experience with special needs children…While working at Goldfish Swim School I got the opportunity to work with a handful of special needs children. My youngest student was 5yrs old and my oldest was 22yrs old. I Proudly was able to teach my youngest student how to float and feel safe in the water! This student at first was one who clenched onto me so tight I would have marks the next day! He at the end of his lessons was finally able to stand in the water all by himself, blow bubbles and stick his head underwater quickly! It was amazing to see!
My favorite nanny moment…The family I worked for had a Goldendoodle that was still a baby and we were in the process of training. I let her out one morning and I could NOT get her to come back inside! I tried everything she was not budging! The 5 year old girl I was watching comes to me and says " Im going to use my best trick!" She went to the door and called her name, next thing you know she dog came right inside!! I was Shook! I called the mom cracking up because I was having so much trouble and she did it like nothing!