Sarah nanny Gender:Female Age:34 Preferred Wage ($/Wk): 0 - 600 Ref ID:397937
|8 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
Would prefer to:Live-out Preferred States:VT
My past childcare experience: When I was 10 I started working at the church nursery with infants. I also helped care for family member's children. At 13 I began babysitting regularly, and continued through high school. During college, I was an after school nanny for two school aged children for over a year. I had a wonderful relationship with both children and their parents. For over two years I was also a Lead Research Assistant for a social study where I worked with middle school children. I received my Bachelors in Psychology with a minor in childhood development from The University of Texas at Dallas. The summer after I graduated, I worked for the DFW Center for Autism. I worked at the preschool as an individual therapist and group teacher after I received my fourth level certification in Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy. The preschool was a mix of autistic and typically developing children. I also worked as a substitute teacher for a K-12 private school.
Additional Comments: I have some additional recent experience, nannying backstage of The Dr. Phil show, typically the children of guests during filming. I am currently still working there part time as an independent contractor, and this is my fourth season. I drive an SUV, but if I'm using it on the job I need to be compensated for the gas on top of my salary. I have my own health insurance. I believe in being gentle but firm. I am always kind and never raised my voice, but I have found most children test the rules and boundaries of a new caretaker immediately. After the children know beyond a doubt that you are in charge and must be listened to, it is then easier to form a mutually respectful warm relationship. I like the children to think of me as someone they can laugh with, play with, and confide in. However, it is important they know who is the adult. I like to keep things very upbeat while also following a schedule. Homework and chores are done first so they are out of the way, and then there is plenty of time for fun.