I am a Canadian/American/Brit currently residing in Jersey City, NJ, seeking a full-time position in the city. I’ve had years of experience in a variety of capacities (live-in, live-out, travel nanny, mother’s helper, babysitter, volunteer etc.) and have worked with children in all stages of development from infancy to teenager. I also have completed my Post-natal Maternity Nurse Care course while in London, England, which has equipped me with the theory and tools to implement sleeping/feeding routines, healthy sleeping patterns, positioning and attachment techniques for breastfeeding mothers as well as baby illnesses, including colic and reflux. I have experience working along side stay-at-home moms and also being sole-charge of multiple children for 12+ hours a day.
When career searching, I tried to imagine the perfect job and thought – what a great opportunity to be able to do two things I love – going on adventures, learning about myself and others and spending time with children. I truly get such a thrill out of spending time with children and allowing them to teach me so many new things. Their energy is so positive and their perspective of the big bright world is so inspiring. I admire and strive to match children’s endless energy, their honesty, their resilience and creativity. Every day is different and each day is filled with curiosity and questioning the world in order for it to make more sense to the little one.
I am a nanny who isn’t afraid of getting dirty and/or wet. I encourage fun and creativity, even if it means there is a big mess for me to clean up while the kids are napping. I will be on the floor playing, in the playground squeezing through contraptions alongside the children, jumping and singing and being silly with them all day long while finding and encouraging teachable moments along the way.