With a strong foundation in working with children,
I maintain a unique devotion to assisting and directing young children to reach their fullest potential by offering Encouragement and Positive Nurturing to each child.
On top of my extensive experience with a myriad of families, I am a 20+ year active Lifeguard, Newborn Care Specialist, Pediatric Sleep Consultant, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and have over 20 years Teaching experience as a Children's Progressive Swim Instructor. I have a strong focus on professional development thru continuing education within the field of childcare. Current background check available.
Since 2013, I have been a long-term Full Time Nanny for two amazing families in Saratoga Springs, NY beginning when the youngest was 6 months old. I maintained 4.5 years employment and consecutively 2.5 years with my employers. I also Nanny for date nights/occasions and special events including Wedding Services and work as a Travel/Vacation Nanny to several families.
As a volunteer and youth advocate, I continue to build on several years of leadership, youth guidance and family experience. I currently lifeguard at the Glens Falls YMCA and have previously taught children's progressive swim lessons and aquatic fitness. This opportunity has given me a strong leadership and motivational skill set as well as an excitement to help others achieve their very best. My teaching experience at the YMCA has allowed me to initiate new fitness programs as well as retain member participation in ongoing programs. The best joy for me when caring for children is to see the children excel in their abilities, behaviors, personal growths and milestones. I’m usually the one jumping up and down right along with Mom and Dad!
I was employed full time for 8 years with an events management company, therefore I am very eager and creative when it comes to planning activities and often source out the local community for events that provide cultural enrichment, physical activity and social interaction.
I have a strength in lesson planning, activity cultivation and focused attention in all temporary and permanent settings. My most recent position focused significantly on educational values. Throughout the span of this position, I excelled in pre-planning and scheduling activities to create and stimulate development, growth and socialization within my charges.
I was raised in an All-American Family with a strong focus on Traditional Core Family Values, Community Service, Volunteerism and Cultural Experiences. I am an "AUNTIE" to four boys and a Big Sister to three siblings. I am very athletic and fit. I enjoy various daily fitness activities, swimming and cycling competitively. You can describe me as being a "Big Kid at Heart", often showing my enthusiasm for life by having just as much fun as the children. This enthusiasm for the simple pleasures in life has made me a favorite role model amongst many little ones.
I am passionate, innovative and will bring years of experience alongside me to greet you and yours. Please feel free to contact me to set up an engaging interview with your family.
Wishing Your Family Happiness, Joy & Fun,
20 Yrs Teaching/ Childcare Experience
Children's Progressive Swim Instructor, Previous Fresh Air Fund volunteer, CPR, AED, First Aid and Lifeguard Certified, Active Lifeguard 20 Years, 7 Years as a Full Time Nanny, Newborn Care Specialist, Certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator, Youth Mental Health First Aid USA Certified
Communication Essentials for Nannies & Family Assistants, International Travel Preparation, Safety and Wellness, Top Notch Family Assistant Training, Respectful Care for Newborns, Infants & Toddlers, Loving Boundaries, National COVID Ready Caregiver Certification, Child Nutrition and Cooking, Teaching Young Children Virtually, Nanny Association Member, International Nanny Association Member, Pediatric Sleep Training, Parenting from Love Workshop, Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events Training, Child Led Curriculum/ Lesson Plans Workshop, Child Abuse Prevention for Professional Caregivers, Connection Centered Discipline Nanny Certification, Red Cross Advanced Child Care Training, International Nanny Training Day 2017, 2018, 2019
I have fulfilled course requirements in General Psychology, Child Development, Principles of Sociology, Health, YMCA Listen First Training and YMCA Working With Families; providing an essential educational background to successfully perform your job requirements.
100% Clean, Verifiable Criminal and Driving Record. Background Check can be provided.