I am a 33-year-old woman, I have been working as a nanny for 12 years with additional experience before that as a summer sleep away resident camp counselor. I have worked with children as young as newborns, all the way to teenagers. I have worked as a night nanny to babies, and even as a mother's helper to several school aged children, taking them to and from after school activities and such, and keeping up their home and errands while their parents work. I love working as a nanny because I love being part of children's lives and helping them grow. I also love working for a family where I am somewhat a part of, as I feel that children excel when they have multiple, positive adult influences in their lives. I love watching a child grow and know that I have helped them become the person they are. Outside of childcare, I love hiking, playing with my dogs, exploring my neighborhood, running, cooking and reading.