Relevant experience where I also cared for children were…Apart from vocational interests, I have worked with a non-profit called "Tides Program" that specialized in working with families and children dealing with the grief of losing a loved one. There is where I found passion in working in critical environments where I can provide help and service to struggling communities.
Activities I enjoy doing with children…Activities that enhance children's sensory skills such as kinetic science experiments, baking, self-care skills, swimming (lifeguard experience in high school), crafting creative writing and story-telling, and hobbies that uplift kid's confidence and appreciation for human connection.
The most important part about being a nanny…Uplifting set-family values and supporting children's development and self-regulation, especially in uncertain times like these. As someone who grew up with full-time nannies, I found the greatest impact they had was engraining confidence, consideration, and empathy. Being a shy child, having these non-related members of my community come in and teach me the importance of human connection has given me the drive and enthusiasm to make the most of each connection I have.
My experience with special needs children…While I have yet to have the privilege of working with children with special needs, I feel as though I might be able to empathize due to my experience thriving with ADHD and finding ways to make the most in a world that may have not considered mine or other's existence.
My favorite nanny moment…While my family's parents were abroad for the week, Anika, Joseph, the dog, and I spent our free time out of school going to the many museums in DC where we journaled findings of interest and created a presentation of all the fun things we learned for when their parents came back. We spent time at science-related museums and many other eye-opening museums but also spent time at the Holocaust Remembrance Museum where we were able to talk about age-appropriate issues on equality, peace, and remembrance. Each day we came home exhausted and woke up ready for more.