I love working with children, because I enjoy being around them, helping them, watching them develop, and I like the variety and creativity of nanny work.
I love nature, gardening, travel, hiking and walking, reading, music, and cultural events.
I come from a close, loving family. I care about and respect people. I like to volunteer to help the community I live in whenever possible.
I bring many years of education and lie experience, and 17+ years of excellent references for nanny work and teaching to the table when I work with children. I also have an open mind to life and new experiences, and am creative and flexible.
Barbara's childcare philosophy:
I create a safe environment and a secure, caring relationship with the children in my care. After that, any appropriate fun goes. I bring in and make up activities, I find places they like to go, play with them, help them have playdates with friends and field trips, and assist with whatever else they enjoy. I am energetic and can run (literally at times!) all around with them. I am in charge but not "authoritarian" in my approach. I discuss things that come up with the children, and adhere to the boundaries set up by the parents for the household.
I am a good communicator, multitasker, creative thinker, and am organized - a cheerful team playere. I can fit in household management, and feel that providing support to a busy family is meaningful.
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Will work for family that smokes:
Will work in the following state(s):
AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, DC, WV, WI, WY
I have a CPR certificate or I will get certified:
Would like to bring her child to work:
PROVIDES THESE ADDITIONAL SERVICES:
Cook for the family
BARBARA'S SKILLS AND INTERESTS:
Outdoor activities &
Play an instrument
Arts and crafts
HAS THE FOLLOWING QUALITIES:
Quiet and Reserved
Upbeat and Positive
WILL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING IF REQUESTED:
HAS NEWBORN-INFANT-TODDLER EXPERIENCE WITH:
Experiences with newborn/infant/toddler:
Feeding, dressing, sleep
Has recent references for work with
newborn-2 year old:
Familiar with newborn/infant/toddler:
Tell us your experience working with newborns and infants. What did you find most
What did you find most rewarding?
I have worked with a number of infants and toddlers. There are always challenges when children are ill or need extra direction for behvior changes, but the rewards are well worth it. It is a delight to watch them grow and see their excitement with their new experiences. It is very rewarding to be a help to them with their lives and to have a lovely and fun relationship with them. There is nothing better in the world than babies and children.