I find great joy in caring for children, and I would love to find a fulfilling job in assisting a loving family in doing so. I have been caring for children since I myself was a child, always knowing I would be a mother, wife, and teacher. What I didn't know was that when it was time for those things, life would not cooperate! I am in an awkward situation currently. I am a well-respected and experienced teacher, but have been struggling to ascertain a teaching job for almost 5 years because it is virtually impossible to do so right now with the state cutbacks and across-the-board layoffs. While I am able to be a housewife, and as much as it makes me happy to take care of my own (childless) household, I am craving the fulfillment I get when I help a child grow. I would love the opportunity to help the right family with its day-to-day schedule and errands, but also to give the love children need in the absence of their parents. While I have been offered related jobs outside of the classroom, such as positions in child care facilities, my experience is that one is able to make a bigger difference in an in-home, personal setting versus a busy daycare. I want to give children the attention and love they deserve, which I feel is better done in their own home, with their own toys, and their own routine. I have nannied in the past. In addition to watching after the children, I loved having the laundry done and dinner ready when mom and dad got home from work. I really do love cooking and cleaning, and I truly find joy in running kids around to lessons, play dates, and appointments. My education, training, experience, discipline, morals, and flexibility allow me to provide excellent private child care. I look forward to finding a family to help who appreciates this, and is looking for the same in the professional they'll choose to care for their children.