Malinda B.|Nashville, TN
10 yrs exp
58 yrs old
I have many years of experience working with children. I came from a family of five siblings and 15 nieces and nephews. Being the oldest, I learned really fast how to care for the little ones. By the time I was 14, I could run the household, do cooking, laundry and care for my siblings. In addition to all of us, my parents kept foster children for 20+ years. I began babysitting for a family in my neighborhood in the summer I entered 8th grade. I continued to care for those children until I went away to college.
I am 50-years-young, have three grown children, two daughters-in-law and one precious, little granddaughter. My two sons live away from the Nashville area, while my daughter is currently living with me as she finishes college. She also works as a nanny!
I operated a licensed home daycare for more than 10 years when my children were young. I was licensed for six and had many that I kept from birth until kindergarten. I loved teaching the children their ABCs, shapes, colors, etc. We did age appropriate crafts and activities, and had loads of fun.
As my children grew up, I went back to college and became a registered nurse. I worked in a hospital on a cardiac floor during those years. I relocated to the Nashville area, making my home in Hermitage about three years ago.
I love spending time with my family, reading, doing crafts, traveling, and browsing thrift stores and antique malls for unique items.
I absolutely love children! My daughter introduced me to Care.com about a year ago. I knew immediately I wanted to do nanny work and be involved in caring for and nurturing children again. It is my passion. I was fortunate to find a family last fall with four children to work for with the youngest being special needs. Unfortunately, they are moving in July 2013. I became a part of this family's life very quickly. They feel like family to me!
I believe children are our greatest blessing in this life! I am not a big proponent of television, video games, or other electronics as a babysitter for young children. I believe children learn and grow through play and interaction with others. I love to read, sing, color, paint, and play! I also don't mind doing laundry and minor household chores and I'm a big pet lover!