I love children and look forward to having my own someday, so I guess it would be accurate to say that caring for children is part of my chosen life's work. I have a huge heart to nurture and help them grow in love.
I believe that children should be raised in a loving home, where they are encouraged to be creative and express themselves through play, art, music and reading. I have volunteered in my church basically all my life (nursery, 4 & 5, parents asking me to watch their kids). I had the opportunity to be able to work in an orphanage in Bolivia for three months. That experience forever changed my life and was such a time of personal growth. I was also able to go to Mexico to work with the children in the trash dumps. It was such a sad eye opener of what children in different countries have to go through, but it gave me such a passion to help children. I also went to Africa to work with children in a daycare setting. I loved being able to show them love and attention. These experiences helped shape who I am today and made me so much more aware of my passion for children. Some of my interests and hobbies are reading, photography and going outside for walks. I enjoy going on adventures. I believe that mentally and physically stimulating activities are beneficial for both the children and myself. I enjoy learning new things and improving myself. I am so passionate about this job because I love kids and get along with them so well.
My experience and training includes:
* Degree in child development from Lake Michigan College.
* CNA (Certified nurse assistant).
* CPR and First Aid trained.
* I have 12+ years as a nanny.
* 6+ of that is infants (Single and multiple infants).
* 3 years of daycare.
* 3 years of subbing in a public school.
I am interested in being employed with a family who wants me to become a part of their family, who wants only the very best educationally for their children, whether that be through play, paint, crafts, or walking around outside. I enjoy being silly and having fun. Games like tag, hide and go seek are some of my personal favorites. I am an employee who likes communication and loves her children to have a happy and fun time.
Thanks so much.