Elizabeth C.|Island Lake, IL
10 yrs exp
56 yrs old
Part-Time Caregiver/Nanny/House Manager Available
I started caring for children when I was in middle school. I continued working as a mother's helper through high school. After high school, I earned a diploma in medical assisting and worked as a pediatric medical assistant for two years. While attending college, I was employed by a professional nanny service. During this time, I was fortunate to find two long term assignments. The first family had 4 children; ages 4 months, 2, 4, and 6 years. I worked for this family for about 18 months. The family relocated to another state. After that, I cared for a 5-week-old baby girl and remained with that family for 16 months until I graduated from college. After college, I worked at Brookfield Zoo in the marine mammal and primate departments. I also volunteered at the Shedd Aquarium and was later hired a guest interpreter in the education department. Most recently, I managed a small office for a local children's book distributor. I held this position for 12 years. I am currently pursuing a career as a freelance children's writer. My hobbies include children's literature, creative writing, dog training, cooking, baking, and gardening.