Julie R.|Lakeway, TX
10 yrs exp
59 yrs old
Professional & Experienced Nanny/House Manager/Lead Teacher. Infant/Toddler/Pre-K.
My most recent experience was with a lovely Pemberton Heights family with 3 precious children that are very dear to my heart. I also fell for their 2 sweet dogs. I was their nanny for 8 years. I was hired before the oldest boy was born, I was there for the sister and youngest brother's birth as well!
I am a hands-on teacher and playmate. I am engaged, creative, active, imaginative and educational play! I love to share my passions for creative open ended art projects, reading (all ages), parks and adventures, nature lessons (I am bug and creature friendly), cooking and healthy eating club and "on the floor" play and conversations. I believe in listening to and observing the individual child to discover their talents and passions. I am "old fashion" in my expectations for manners and kindness to others. I do believe most activities are best served with a healthy dose of silliness and laughter!
I am vigilant regarding the safety of all children. Since becoming a mother (15+ years ago), I know that the greatest gift I can pay forward to other parents is the confidence that their child will be (and will feel) safe and loved.
Prior to working as a nanny, I served as lead infant and lead Pre-K teacher at a preschool. They have wonderful continuing education for classroom curriculum and CPR/First Aid training programs through their master schools. I made many contacts with families that would later request that I babysit (weekday nights, weekends or even overnights when they traveled).
I have a BA in Psychology and Education. I worked for many years in Sales (art galleries, interior design and independent rep). After the birth of my son (certainly the most effective training and my best accomplishment), I decided to redirect my career back to my degree and focus on Early Childhood Education, a path that I began at age 11 (for the next door neighbor), followed by a regular gig with a toddler and his infant sister at the age of 13 and 14! Decades have past, but my love for children and my understanding of the importance of Early Education have continued to grow!
I look forward to meeting your precious child (or children) and to hearing your stories and ideas!