My name is Eilis, and I am 23 years old. I grew up in the United States and spent every summer in Ireland (where the majority of my family lives).
I am in my last semester of college in Sarasota, Florida. In May, I will graduate with a degree in Liberal Arts and a focus in political science.
I love cooking, outdoor sports, gardening, animals, traveling. About myself: I love to cook and to bake. I love outdoor sports and I am very active. In my time as a nanny, I have become a master of Lego and playing house.
Reading is very important to me, and I love to read with the children I mind. I love to garden, and I eat very healthy foods. I am very tidy and organized.
I have lots of energy and patience which, as all parents and Au Pairs know, is essentially to minding children. When it comes to nannying I am fun and energetic with the children, but I am well able to be firm and commanding when things get out of hand.
Over the years, I have found a great medium between the role an Au Pair must play as a playmate and adult with the children.
Experience: As an older sister to three younger siblings (aged 18, 10, & 2) and minding children has been part of my entire life.
I have been babysitting my siblings since a very young age during which time I developed patience with children and knack for childcare.
I began babysitting for neighbors at the age of 12. I have minded children from the age of 9 months to teenagers.
By the time I was 16 I began working as a live-in Au Pair for a family in Washington DC during the summer. I did this for three summers until I began college in Sarasota, Florida where I have been working as a part-time nanny for nearly 4 years now.
In Sarasota, I worked for one family for just over a year and the current family I am with for nearly 3 years.