I started babysitting at the age of 13 watching two children (1 and 3) whose parents were from Turkey and learning the American culture. I was with the family for almost three years in California, until my family and I moved to Council Bluffs. There, I finished high school and got my CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant). I did two years at a community college, working as a CNA and graduating with my AA. From there, I took classes for elementary education (babysitting on the side for various families with children ranging from newborn to 5 years of age. One child had a cleft lip and speech problems and another had a nebulizer). I started nursing school and while getting my generals done, I worked as a daycare provider working as the school age teacher over the summer (5-12 years of age), and during the school year, I was the preschool teacher (3-5 years of age). There, I made detailed lesson plans. Starting in April 2010, I worked as a nanny with a family with a 4-year-old boy. For the past two years, I have worked with two nanny agencies doing on call/temp work for many different types of families. I currently work in NY as a full time nanny for a 3-year-old girl.
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