Amanda R.|Santa Ynez, CA
6 yrs exp
35 yrs old
Babysitter And Possible Nanny
Recently, I have been returning to my child care roots after studying design/film in college, because there is so much joy in developing interests and knowledge in children.
I sat for families from 1-5 children since I was a teen. (accumulated paid experience I think is around 6 years but have 12+ years non paid) I have experience with newborns to preteens, mainly caring for my nephew who is 14-years-old and my niece who is 8-years-old since they were babies. Currently, I watch, from time to time, a energy-filled 6-year-old, her 16-month-old sister, a quick learning 20-month-old, and a 3-year-old who is full of imagination.
I like to give children a cornucopia of experiences when I watch them. I take them to the park, dance with them, help them with homework, and get hands on with science experiments and/or arts and crafts. I also know when it's time to calm them down with a movie or reading a book.
I believe in helping the child feel proud and cared for, but I do not let them take on the role of boss. I give time outs when they are misbehaving, discuss with them about why they were put there, and believe on moving forward so that the child can have a positive experience with me.
I am looking to find a regular schedule as a babysitter, or a permanent nanny position, with a good balance of time off.