|Hi! I would love to help you with your childcare needs! I have over 25 years of experience working with children and am excited to get back to what I love most which is working with parents and their children. I have worked as a private nanny for many families, many for years at a time, and have truly enjoyed helping them become the best families they can be with the happiest kiddos on the block! I also really enjoy being part of an extended family.
I have both my undergraduate and Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education and have worked with students in every grade from Pre-Kindergarten to Fifth. I have also mentored students and volunteered in the classroom. In regards to my experience outside of the classroom, I have been a babysitter, church nursery caregiver, day care center caregiver, full-time nanny, day camp counselor and mother to one terrific little girl. I also have Adult, Child and Infant First Aid/CPR training and know how to work an AED. My certification was renewed November 19th, 2011 and is valid until 2013.
For new moms, I can offer companionship, an understanding ear from a mom who has been there, and give you the time you need to take care of yourself. I can help with breastfeeding and getting your baby on a schedule that works best for you and your family. I would also be available to run errands, prepare meals, pick up/drop off older kids, light housekeeping/laundry and anything else you may need help with so you have the time to bond with your baby.
Maybe you just need someone to keep big brother or sister occupied while you recover? Maybe you have preschoolers or school aged children? I have always enjoyed children and helping them to learn and grow and if you have a toddler or preschooler we would have a blast! I have lived in Fort Collins for ten years now and know all the fun kid places and activities the city has to offer. I would take your children on frequent outings to the mall play area, Cool Beans, Pump It Up, The Farm, baby play groups, the farm, library puppet shows/story hour, FC Children's Museum, Recreator classes,etc.. Lots of socialization and fun! I can also help out with potty training and school readiness when the time comes.
I hope my skills and experience meet your needs and that I hear from you soon! Thank you for your time and take care!