At 20 years old, I have about 8 years of experience providing care for children. As both the oldest sibling and the oldest cousin in my family, I was the go-to sitter for my parents, uncles, and family friends. I began babysitting my 2 younger brothers at 12, but was blessed with a third at 13 so I have gained a lot of experience with him! I also have 9 younger cousins, boys and girls, who I spent much time caring for throughout middle and high school to save up for art supplies or trips to the mall. I cherish the time I get to spend with these little ones now, as I have moved from Illinois and see them rarely. I was a nanny for a local family, for about a year and a half at age 17-18. Their kids were 2, 4, and 7 when I began nanny them, and I was sad to leave the family but excited to travel. I traveled from IL to SE Asia, where I ended up teaching English to small Buddhist monks age 7+ for about three months during my time in Cambodia.