Faith O.

Education

Montessori Institute, Manchester, UK, Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Childcare Experience

Full-time Nanny
Hoboken, NJ, 2010 - 2012
Twin boys, age 3; girl, 6 months
Full-time Nanny
Westchester, NY, 2010
Twin boys, 18 months

Professional Experience

Volunteer Assistant Teacher
Boston, MA, 2010 - 2011
Head Montessori Teacher
Nairobi, Kenya, 2007 - 2009
Florist Shop Owner
Nairobi, Kenya, 1993 - 2007
Safari Tour Guide
Nairobi, Kenya, 1993 - 2007

About Me

I bring a unique multicultural perspective to childcare. I was a teacher at a very diverse Montessori school where I taught children from many different backgrounds with many different skill levels. My approach with children is firm but not strict: I explain rather than punish. I use words for encouragement and this also helps to boost children’s self-esteem.

As my references can attest, parents who work with me note that I am very consistent in my approach and my demeanor. They also marvel at the developmental strides that their children make in my care. Part of the reason for my success in this area is that I very much enjoy taking care of and interacting with children. I first started taking care of children when I was 18 years old. The child I took care of then is now at University! Her mom and I are the best of friends and her daughter looks up to me as an Auntie. I am also one of eight children. My nieces and nephews were a constant source of joy while I was in Kenya. My home was the child-friendly meeting place for all to come and have playtime.

As a Montessori-trained teacher, my aims are always to: develop your child’s confidence, concentration, and independence; encourage your child’s sense of order and neatness; and work on social skills, focusing on developing your child’s courtesy and grace.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Multiples

I will be SmartSitting while…

Enjoying all that NYC has to offer!

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Marketing for Tour Safaris for kids and families interested in visiting Kenya and seeing its wonderful wildlife.

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

Montessori trained child care expert, fluent in Swahili and Kissii.