My nurturing nature pulled me toward baby dolls and pets, and as I got older it drew me to begin babysitting. Entering young adulthood I began to realize childcare was not just something I liked to do in my free time, but that I wanted to make a career out of childcare. I love the energy children bring into a room. Their innocence and desire to learn and explore make childcare a job you never need a vacation from. Since then I've gained years of experience working for amazing families and continuing my studies in higher education so that I can better understand and help develop the incredible children I care for.
I have a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education. This aids me immensely in helping develop the language and literacy skills of the children I provide care for. I have had the pleasure of working as a babysitter, camp counselor, full-time nanny and teaching assistant in preschool, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade classrooms. I have the most experience with early childhood aged children but have worked with children of all ages. Though I enjoyed my times in the classroom I have a true love for private childcare and have chosen to continue my career as a nanny and not become a teacher. I have several years of experience working in private households as a nanny and some household manager experience as well.
My experience and education has set me up with the tools I need to provide a safe, fun and happy environment for children that stimulate healthy growth in each of their developmental stages. I truly believe children learn best through play. So most importantly, I want to make sure the children I care for feel loved and have fun. There are many things about my childhood I sit back and reminisce on with a smile. I always hope to aid parents in creating a childhood for their children they can reminisce on with a smile as well.
I believe everyone should be passionate childcare because children are our future. Being a part of their development into well-rounded members of society is such an enjoyable and rewarding opportunity and so much fun!