I began my childcare career at the age of 15 with a one-year-old and newborn in the neighborhood I grew up in. Ever since then I have had a deep love and appreciation for children and I believe that they teach us some of the most important lessons in life.
Over the last 10 years, I have had various babysitting and nanny jobs that vary greatly in children's ages, the number of children, job description, and type of family. I have cared for as many as five children (ages 3 months-9 years) at one time and I am very confident in my childcare abilities.
The most memorable and rewarding childcare opportunity thus far in my career would be my most recent which was a full-time position as a nanny for a family of 5 boys (ages 2 months, 2, 4, 7 and 10 years). These children were extremely active and creative. When I was spending time with the toddlers we usually read, sang, danced and painted. My time spent with the older boys was mostly occupied by football, soccer, cooking and going to karate classes. When we were all together we would tell stories, sing, laugh and talk about everyone's future dreams. Working for such a large family with exciting and extremely active children taught me many lessons about compassion, time management, play, and patience.
Along with being a caretaker, I am also a dancer and an actor which adds an element of creativity and excitement to my approach. I enjoy play and make-believe as well as sports, adventure and being active. I was a soccer player for 10 years of my life and played basketball for about three years. I love to sail, hike, rock climb, camp and I am a graduate of the North Carolina Outward Bound wilderness school. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I greatly enjoy spending time in the kitchen with children creating new ideas and learning about nutrition.
I bring an empathetic and exciting approach to childcare and I believe my past jobs and extensive experience with children is reflective of that.