July is here and gone already! I'm sure all of you parents have been seeing notebooks, backpacks, and school buses in your dreams at night. That also means it is time to start thinking about what you're going to do for childcare at the end of the school day and how you're going to get dinner on the table each night! Well look no further than this month's Your Happy Nanny, Tawniah Beard! Tawniah is a Georgia Licensed Educator who started her childcare journey with Teach for America. She has worked with children from 3 to 18 years of age. The UGA graduate has taught an array of subjects such as AP Human Geography, English Language & Grammar Skills, Elementary Reading, Writing, Science and Mathematics. Tawniah loves to take learning outside of the classroom and explore Atlanta's many attractions and museums. She absolutely loves grocery shopping and cooking, and would be happy to help a family in the kitchen! Parents, look no further for your Nanny/Household Manager! Get to know Tawniah better in our interview below, and contact Your Happy Nest Atlanta to schedule an interview with Tawniah right away!
What part of Atlanta do you live in? East Atlanta Village
Where are you from originally? Augusta, Ga
What language(s) do you speak? English
How long have you been a nanny? I have 4 years of experience as a certified educator.
Do you have a favorite age and why? My favorite age is 4 yrs old. I love the inquisitive mind and spirit of children that are this age.
Favorite thing about being a nanny: I love the personal connections that I make with the children and families. I enjoy sharing my gifts with others and being apart of a loving unit.
What is your strongest quality as a nanny? My background in education, learning does not have to stop once the children are home from school.
Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta: Piedmont Park
Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day: Cooking /baking lessons! I truly love creating meals!
What is your educational background? I have my Bachelors degree in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs!!!
What do you like to do in your free time? I enjoy museums, festivals, reading, playing with my dogs, and cooking for my friends and loved ones.
What special skills do you bring to a family as their nanny? I believe that my educational background is an asset, and I have a strong compassion for the youth. I truly enjoy cooking, and I find grocery shopping therapeutic, so I would not have any issue completing that task for my new family.
When are you available to start a new position? Immediately