Kristin B.|Berkeley, CA
10 yrs exp
38 yrs old
Experienced Nanny/Childcare Provider
I have over 15 years of childcare experience. I have worked with ages 4 weeks to 12 years in a variety of different positions: from babysitter, to assistant day care manager, co-teacher in an infant room at a preschool, live in nanny, mother's helper, and live out nanny. I am very caring, gentle, patient and loving, and enjoy being on the ground and doing fun activities with the kids. I'm looking for a long term position while I go back to school to study communication and child development
When it comes to childcare my approach is to show love, affection, presence, and interaction while holding boundaries so children feel safe to explore and grow. Supporting children to learn, grow, and thrive through connection, attention, being in nature, reading, singing, and being playful and creative is very enjoyable for me. Making fun games out of everyday activities is one of the ways I like to encourage and boost brain development. Very little screen/TV time is my preference, and I find it most effective to use simple toys, like blocks, puzzles, shapes, etc, to develop motor skills, coordination, social skills, and a love of learning. I also have experience in Whole Brain Child development (using stressful situation and interactions to integrate both hemispheres of the brain and foster growth and emotional well being) and Non-Violent Communication/Parenting.
I have always had a special connection with children and love bringing out the best in them, as that is what they do for me. Great references are available upon request!