Hi! I'm Rachel. Some background info: Starting back in middle school, I took the Red Cross babysitter's course (CPR/First Aid certs) and began babysitting during the summers. I quickly found several families for whom I worked regularly moving into high school. During and after high school, I worked for Loudoun County Parks and Rec as a supervisor for CASA (after-school program for K-5) at the Purcellville Community Center. I also worked for Loudoun County as a camp counselor for the same age range for special needs children - my particular group was autism. I have several references with contact information available for families I've worked with as well as other employers- just ask me! My favorite jobs are the regular nannying positions where I am able to really get to know the kids I'm working with day after day and establish a friendship with their family. The families that hire me oftentimes end up feeling like my own, though I am still able to align myself with the boundaries, rules, and requirements of each individual household and adhere to them. I just moved to Richmond from Leesburg, VA. I am a graduate student at VCU studying to become an English teacher. So, it goes without saying that I love reading and writing and am glad/able to help with homework. I paint, do yoga, make art, and play the ukulele. Anything creative is awesome. I won't have your kids sitting in front of the TV. I'm cool with animals of any type/size (I have a feral/crazy German Shepherd) and I am down for cooking. Call me anytime!
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