I am and always have been a family oriented person. I was a regular nanny to two families, which helped me through college. In addition, I have numerous amounts of little cousins (ages 1-13 years) whom I have cared for since a young age. I also have 3 nieces and 4 nephews (ages 4-9 years currently) who love and adore me. Before I moved away for college, I used to babysit regularly (since they were infants-3 years). I speak 3 languages (English, Spanish, and some American Sign Language). I love children. I believe that their inquisitive mind is beautiful and interesting and should not be taken from them. I love playing in the outdoors, encourage reading, love for the arts, and learning about/encouraging any interests of the child(ren). I love cooking/baking, and do not mind cleaning (if needed). I will also encourage the child to help around the house with minor things; for example, helping bake cookies and light cleaning (picking up toys, making bed, etc.).