April nanny Gender:Female Age:29 Preferred Wage ($/Wk): 200 - 300 Ref ID:486781
|10+ years Nanny||10+ years Babysitting|
|Can care for|
|Early Morning (6a-9a)|
|Late Morning (9a-12p)|
|Early Afternoon (12p-3p)|
|Late Afternoon (3p-6p)|
|Early Evening (6p-9p)|
|Late Evening (9-12)|
Position Duration:No Preference,Temporary / Summer
Would prefer to:Live-out Preferred States:IL, IA
My past childcare experience: I have been at least a part-time babysitter/nanny for nearly twelve years, ever since my older sister had her first child. Since then, I've watched at least one child once a week, and up to nine at a time, as often as every day. I've watched all ages alone, up to 17 years and as young as two weeks old. Although I prefer a one-on-one experience when it comes to babysitting children (so I can be sure they are always doing something fun and educational), I do not have any problems at all with sitting more than one child. It is always a number one priority to keep the children I sit safe and happy. The only way I would sit a child in front of the tv for longer than, say, long enough to do the dishes or tidy up, is if either the child or I were sick. In lieu of tv time, we will play games, color, bake together, go to the park if the weather permits, or whatever strikes us! If I am watching several children, I will place my main attention on the younger child(ren) and give them the the proper educational attention they need for their developing brains. That is not to say that I would ignore the older children at all. They would simply be given the space they tend to prefer. And if it became apparent that the child wanted more attention, s/he would be given it. I am a bit stern, but I find that the most fruitful punishment is an effective, age-appropriate length of time out and a stern talking-to if need be.
Additional Comments: I've always been very good with kids. I love coloring, watching Nick Jr., and baking. I get the most joy out of helping children learn about colors, numbers and shapes. I love teaching children and, at the risk of sounding cliche, I love what they teach have to teach us.