I am at my core an Educator. I love to teach, and I especially love to teach children. Although my job title is "nanny," I still see myself as a teacher. Seeing children master something whether it be walking, a zipper, a math problem, or how to share with friends, is an amazing event to be witness to. I've worked in many different areas from Maine, Cape Cod, New York City, the Hamptons and abroad, and love working with children of all ages.
I went to NYU to be a Spanish teacher, but all of my part-time work was in preschools doing one-on-one language development. I've worked in preschool, middle school, and high school settings and have experience from newborns through teenagers. I graduated during a hiring freeze for teachers and went into the world of sales for a study abroad company. After a year I missed working with kids and went back to what I love, taking care of children.
As a teacher in a school, one only can get to know a child so much within the span of a year, and that may be the extent of the relationship. As a nanny I get to know children as they become who they are, and have a role in helping them grow and learn that a classroom just doesn't allow. I love the freedom of working with children as a nanny, where each day is a new adventure that isn't constrained by lesson plans or district guidelines. I'm always interested in furthering my knowledge whether it be attending a nanny conference or reading a parenting book.
I dove into my nanny career and now have 5 years of full time nanny experience. I love helping babies reach milestones, helping toddlers with emerging language skills, helping preschoolers with beginning reading skills and helping school age kids discover their interests and passions. I think the children I’ve worked with would describe me as fun and silly, and parents would describe me as patient and caring. I think I do a good job of being fun, yet setting boundaries, and being silly, yet keeping safety first always.
I'm currently pursuing a Master's degree in Family and Human Development online and learning all about Parenting, Child development and more! My plan is to one day work with parents in a coaching/consulting capacity.
I've been in New York City for 10 years now, and I find new reasons to love this city all the time. I spend a lot of my free time exploring the city and its neighborhoods. I love planning outings with children to different museums, events, and new areas in the city.