Samara W.|Providence, RI
5 yrs exp
23 yrs old
Childcare Provider And Private Chef As Needed
Interacting with children of all ages has always come naturally to me. Whether it's playing peek-a-boo with a toddler or coming up with bedtime stories right on the spot, I genuinely enjoy every experience I have with kids. I have babysat for children aged 2-12 for about six years. I often sit for a family of four children, one being a baby, with no trouble. I definitely know how to multitask! I spent a summer as a children's camp cooking instructor. I love using my cooking skills as a way to connect with children, to teach them to be confident in the kitchen and open to trying new foods. I also spent five years volunteering in a program that pairs one with a child or teenager with special needs, creating a deep bond of friendship. I have worked with teens with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and various types of learning disabilities. It has made me a very patient and cognizant caregiver, willing to adjust my own practices in order to best suit the needs of the child.