My guiding philosophy is to engage children in activities that they enjoy, but that also encourage their emotional or academic growth. All children need some down time after a day in school, but I'm not one who loves the television. I enjoy being outside, crafts, board games, puzzles, and age appropriate activities. I have experience with a variety of children and view each as unique with their own strengths. I became a camp counselor my junior year of high school, but began volunteering with first graders in 9th grade. I am kind, outgoing, loving patient, a role model, easy to talk to, aware if something is bothering someone, able to set routines but keep flexibility, and I prioritize safety. I do not get into power struggles with the children. If necessary I will set firm, kind, consistent limits. I am a hard worker. I will follow the expectations of my employers. I am dedicated, and truly love children. I will assist with homework, light housekeeping, errands, and meal prep. You are probably curious why an RN is willing to be a childcare provider. I have been between jobs, and want a position that allows me to utilize my strengths, taking care of others, rather than jumping into a job that will not be satisfying. At this time I do not even know what type of position I want. I may be very content remaining in childcare. I grew up in Brookline and have strong morals and values. I have always been seen as a valued member where I have worked. If you hire me, you will not be disappointed.