Karen O.|Tierra Verde, FL
5 yrs exp
Trustworthy, Mature and Energetic Nanny
I had the pleasure of being a full-time, live-in nanny for a family in St. Petersburg, FL. The children, boy (then age 8), girl (age 10) and girl (age 14), were adopted from different orphanages in Russia and have been my charges as their adoptive mother passed away and their grandparents became guardians for them. The grandparents and children have since moved to Maine to be close to their relatives now that the children are older and the oldest can drive. I have included (with the grandparents' permission) pictures of the family and myself.
I believe I am highly qualified for the position due to my experience in helping raise three children. I am up on all the thoughts, emotions, school work and culture (kids' movies, bands, clothing, lingo, technology etc) that kids are into these days. I volunteered with Kids in Crisis in the past taking care of children after school and evenings ages 1 to 6. I have six wonderful nieces and nephews and I have the privilege of being their (favorite!) aunt. I also substituted at the children's school and taught grades: pre-K, K, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, Math, Algebra and Spanish as well as covered field trips. My college degrees have been in Communications, Liberal Arts and Pre-Medical studies. I have lived abroad in Germany and England and have studied Spanish, French and German languages.
My weekly duties included waking the children up, preparing breakfast, school lunches, getting dressed, homework bags, etc, driving them to school, picking them up at school or sports activities and supervising homework and providing tutoring. Also, because of the uniqueness of the grandparent and adoption situation, I had the opportunity to perform more functions such as developing reward systems and programs to assist in behavioral modification. For example, the boy had always sucked his thumb continuously before I arrived and I worked out a method and program that helped him stop for good after my being there for 3 months. I educated the children in proper study habits and on how to formulate essays, take tests and I also attended the parent/teacher association meetings, etc. I look forward to meeting with you and your children and discussing this mutual opportunity. Hope to hear from you soon!