I have been a nanny caring for children of all ages for 11 years, most recently an infant who is now 2 years old. I have a bachelor's degree in elementary and special education and I find that I still enjoy teaching everything from colors and shapes to tying shoes, sharing, cooking, music and math! In turn, I have learned a great deal from children. From those older...how to throw a baseball and kick a soccer ball "without looking weird", and from the younger ones...that we all start out very innocent and at the same time are incredibly wise. I will go the extra mile. I've assisted children in writing and performing original plays, hosted large group play dates, driven to Hershey Park, ArtScape, museums, made playdough and pinatas. I love being a nanny and ensure all children feel loved and secure.
Jennifer's childcare philosophy:
I am an involved, caring nanny who is attentive and responsive to children and their concerns. I believe in giving children choices - even from a very young age...offering choices of hand held toys and picture books. There is an easy give and take in my relationships with children, with laughter and listening (and cuddles for all who do not consider themselves too old!).
I am clear and consistent in setting limits; children know that I am an adult who can be trusted and counted on to be responsible. I like going out of my way to bring fun, joy and positive experiences into children's lives. I let them know I care.
GET TO KNOW
Will work for family that smokes:
Will work in the following state(s):
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
JENNIFER'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 been a mother's helper on three occasions... once for triplets and once for a mother who gave birth while I was caring for her older daughter. In my current family I began when their son was almost 3 months. The most challenging aspect was in transitioning the child from the breast to the bottle so that the mother could return to work. We tried a variety of bottles to find the one that he liked best. I also found that diverting his attention to colorful mobiles and singing to him, all while approaching in a calm manner, helped him to accept the bottle. The most rewarding times with newborns is simply watching and supporting the emergence of their own unique little selves as they discover the world.