Moving to the Colorado Springs area, June 6th.
As the second oldest in a large homeschooling family, I grew up taking care of children of every age and description. (Usually several at once). I kept them on task with their schooling, supervised recreational activities, taught everything from cooking to comprehensive reading, and encouraged the children to help work together towards a happy, organized household.
For over the past year and a half, I've been a nanny for three amazing little balls of energy. (Otherwise known as boys). With three little men (3 years old and under), it's been quite an adventure! Navigating bikes, first steps, letter sounds, the great outdoors, swordplay 'etiquette', (Below the shoulders!) and lizards, has kept us pretty busy. We've learned about everything from colors, numbers, shapes, and potty training, to, how the human body works, why rocks sink, and how to climb trees (preferably without falling out of them). We read, play, walk, and talk about everything. Somewhere throughout our adventures, we learn the things that character is made of; how to work, how to not give up when things are hard, how to help others, be kind, and do what's right, even when that's not easy.
While I've worked in various occupations over the years, and have found many of them to be rewarding, working with children is really where my heart is. After working as a CNA in a dementia unit full time, and being a nanny part time, I switched to 'nanny' as my primary occupation. And I've loved every minute of it!
Unfortunately, my husband and I's decision to move closer to family means leaving my little men (whom I currently nanny) behind. (For some reason their parents won't let me take them with me!) :) So I am now looking for a new family to serve.
I did want to note that though I do not have experience with special needs children, I did work for almost a year in a dementia unit, and therefore have had experience caring for individuals with disabilities, learning/comprehension impairments, and dementia.