I have been living in Southern California with my husband since fall of 2012, while working as a nanny for families with children ranging in ages newborn to school-aged. Prior to that, I was working as a nanny and preschool teacher while living in Phoenix for one year after spending two years in Chicago. While in Chicago, I attended graduate school in an art therapy program and worked as a nanny/babysitter. My experience with childcare is varied and dates back to 20 years ago, when I first started babysitting. While in college, I continued to babysit and was also employed as a preschool teacher, nanny, an after-school program leader, and a certified lifeguard, where I was a child swim instructor. I have provided childcare to children in age ranges from newborn to adolescents, including working as a mentor/instructor with elementary, middle school, and high school students. In addition to my work experience, I have over 1,000 volunteer hours in which I had many different duties, but I primarily worked with children (nationally and internationally). I am compassionate and dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of others. I am passionate about childcare and feel comfortable in all age ranges, from infants to teenagers.