I grew up in a small town in Michigan as the youngest of four children. My favorite memories are the many times we went camping together as a family. We spent a lot of time outdoors exploring nature, hiking, and playing sports. I went to Wayne State University and graduated with a Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. After college, I worked as a Behavior Technician, providing one on one therapy to children diagnosed with Autism. I also was a nanny part time, eventually turning it into my full time career.
I took my first babysitting course when I was thirteen years old and became a mother’s helper to a family of six. I enjoyed spending time with the family, caring for their children, and traveling with them during sports tournaments. I was also consistently date night babysitting throughout college. In the past four years, I was a part time nanny for a family of four; 7 months, 2 years, 5 years, and a newborn in 2018. I had additional part time families throughout those four years with children aged 2 months to 3 years. I have experience with bottle feeding and transitioning to formula, milk, baby food, and solid foods with infants. I also have experience in preparing healthy meals and snacks for toddlers and school-aged children. I was in charge of school drop offs/pickups, doctor appointments, planning activities and arranging playdates. In addition, I was responsible for ensuring bedtime routines ran smoothly by bathing, reading, and providing comfort to infants, toddlers, and older children. Other responsibilities I held were to perform housekeeping and cleaning duties related to the children. Some of my favorite things I have done as a nanny include baking in the kitchen and using our imagination. I also enjoy taking the children out to parks, beaches, museums, libraries, and other various activities in the city.
It has been such an enjoyable experience to watch and help these children grow and develop to their fullest potential. In my previous positions I have been a self-starter, organized, and patient as I am in my personal life as well. I strive to be a trustworthy member of the family with open and honest communication.