I have always been around a lot of children. Growing up as one in a set of quadruplets with and older sibling, our home was always full of laughter and fun! My unique childhood has fostered a love for children that has continued throughout my life. In the summer of 2003, I began my childcare career as a babysitter and a tutor for younger children in our community. After that summer, I was hooked. Over the last 13 years, I have gotten to work with children in multiple capacities. From a full- time nanny, working with children in an orphanage in Honduras, my life has been enriched by each child I have worked with.
My first experience working with children was tutoring elementary school children, ages 7-10, in my local community. After this, I was an after-school nanny for a toddler and a school age child, as well as a babysitter for families in my community. During the summer of 2008, I traveled to China to intern with special needs orphans, most of whom where infants- 4 years of age. While in China, I also participated in a government orphanage program working with preteen and teenagers.
During college, I was an after school nanny for a set of 10-year-old quadruplets (two boys and to girls), which was exciting because I am a quadruplet myself. I also spent one summer as a nanny to two boys, ages 5 and 7, and another summer working with infants in an orphanage and teaching English to high school students in Honduras. Throughout my Junior and Senior years, I worked as a teacher’s assistant for the Auburn University Early Learning Center’s three-year-old class.
After college, upon moving to St. Louis, I worked as a summer nanny for three children ages 3, 5, and 7. My job included planning fun summer activities for the children to participate in. Anything with water was their favorite.
For three years in St. Louis I was a full-time nanny to two children, a girl age 2 and a boy age 6. Those three years were full of countless fun adventures! When moving last summer, the boy who was then 9 years old, told me at the airport, “Thanks for the three best years!”
Since moving to New York last summer, I have worked for two different families. One, as a full-time nanny taking care of a newborn, 5 year old and 7 year old and the other family working as a mother’s helper to a little boy who is 15 months.
I love to be active with the children I work with; whether that is exploring a new museum or playing a sport. When working with children, I love to discover what each individual child’s passions are and what makes them unique! I create a secure and safe environment, while still having fun.