I am a college graduate from Santa Clara University seeking a full-time Nanny position in the San Francisco Bay area to begin in January. I have 10 years of experience working and caring for children in a variety of different settings. Beginning as a mother's helper at age 12, I have since baby-sat/been a Nanny for a multitude of families, worked as a full-time Nanny in San Francisco for a 18 month and 5-year-old (50 hours a week), as a daycare/preschool teacher in San Francisco for children ranging in ages of 4 months to 4 years old, as a Teacher's Assistant in a third grade classroom, as a Head Teacher for four years in a high school preschool, as a Head Counselor for an award winning children's program at an inn resort, as a main sitter the past three summers for an on-call baby-sitting agency in Chatham, MA (requiring CPR and First Aid certifications as well as a criminal background check), as a math tutor for a University disabilities department, and as a volunteer/tutor for children and teens in a local homeless shelter, as well as for children with mental and physical disabilities. I am comfortable caring for children of all ages and have experience with newborns, infants, twins and triplets. In addition, I am currently volunteering for eight weeks in Cusco, Peru at an all girls orphanage.
Having cared for children for 10 years in a multitude of environments, it is safe to say I have a true love for children. I find joy surrounding myself with the abundant creativity and curiosity that young minds have to offer. I find children to be fascinating; the way they think, interact, imagine, create, play, behave and grow. Thus, I take being a Nanny to be an incredibly serious endeavor. Not only are parents putting their trust in my capabilities to ensure the safety of their children, they are leaving me in control of the environment their children play, learn and interact in. I am confident that the early years of a child's life have a great impact on the person whom they become. Therefore, I strive to create an educational, fun and nurturing environment that fosters creativity, appropriate manners and an active attitude.