I've been in childcare for nearly 20 years. I started as the neighborhood babysitter, shifted into a childcare provider in a daycare setting, and into nannying as I found that I prefer the one on one/three than one on 10.
I'm the mother of a fantastic 12-year-old, who spends a lot of time with her nose in a book or asking pointed questions about the world or recently politics.
Assisting children to explore the world around them, learn through play and feel safe and confident in their environment is my passion. I lean towards RIE based parenting and learning through play. Though I consider myself fairly flexible and will happily discuss your parenting goals with you.
I support and am confident in baby wearing and attached parenting. I have some experience with free range parenting as well.
I have a strong preference to start with families in the newborn stages, though I'm willing to work with most ages.