Courtney M.|Champaign, IL
10 yrs exp
I have been a nanny (full and part-time) for the past 2 years, and have over 10 years of childcare experience. I have been all over the board: Occasional babysitting, previously mentioned nanny jobs, daycare, classroom setting (teaching and curriculum), and more. I've even done vacation sitting and overnights. I have 5 siblings, all 10+ years younger than me, so I had fantastic hands-on experience at a young age. I began babysitting at age 12 and went on to study Child Development at the college level. Taking a break from my studies, I've been enjoying being a regular nanny for a few families. In Chicago, I worked for a wonderful family with two girls, at the time aged 1 and 6. After a year with them, my family and I moved to Champaign where I've been with two families, both with infant girls. I have an 18-month-old son who just adores the kids I've watched. We like to do fun activities usually including going outside, frequent trips to the park, library, and museums. We enjoy picnics and walks, crafts, reading, music time, playing hide-and-seek and of course, imaginative play. We use minimal electronics and try to be creative throughout the day. I like to do a lot of hands-on learning appropriate for the child's age. With older kids, we love making up plays and performances, cooking and baking, crafts, music, and more. I encourage independence and love to foster that as children grow. Working with kids of all ages has been my dream for years. I am passionate about loving and teaching kids on a daily basis.