Relevant experience where I also cared for children were…My name is Suzanne and I have cared for children in various capacities for over 15 years here and on the East Coast. I have also babysat and nannied in San Francisco for the past eight years. I have experience with ages 3 months - 15 years. I am currently a full time nanny looking for occasional / weekend babysitting opportunities.
Kids I babysit for and I have enjoyed: singing; dancing; building; doing arts and crafts; going to the park, playgrounds, beach, library, museums, and tot classes; lots of reading, etc.
In previous jobs I have been required to prepare meals and do light clean-up, and would be happy to do the same for you.
I believe in putting a fun, educational, and artistic / creative veneer on everything we do, allowing it to be child led. I have many passions of my, but derive even greater joy from learning the child’s passions and helping to foster them.
All my very best,
P.S.--I am happy to provide several references upon request.
Activities I enjoy doing with children…Reading
Dancing (formal class & informal fun)
Theatre & puppet shows
Watching ballet & figure skating
Creating stories together
The most important part about being a nanny…Helping to foster creativity, education, good citizenship, and growth. I also consider myself their teacher. My current charge has learned letters, counting, vocabulary, colors, symbol recognition, and a love of reading with me. :)
My favorite nanny moment…When my current little charge was still mostly non-verbal, and I saw her pick something up off the floor and stuff it in her mouth. Concerned, I rushed over and said: “M, what did you put in your mouth?” I, of course, didn’t expect an answer, and planned to just open her mouth and feel around inside, but she looked at me and said: “Egg.”
It was such an amazing moment, and it is hard to describe exactly why, but I suppose that, in a way, it is the first “conversation” we ever had. It is the first time that she proved her perfect comprehension by answering a question with one of her few words, thereby conveying information and assuaging fears with language, just like a big person. 🥰