Your Happy Nanny Atlanta January -- Elizabeth W.

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Meet Elizabeth W., our Your Happy Nanny for the month of January! If you’re seeking someone intelligent, bubbly, organized, and loving to join your family, then she’s your girl! Elizabeth has been working in childcare for 10+ years, has incredible references, and is actively seeking a new nanny/household management position. Contact us today to schedule an interview with Elizabeth!

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What part of Atlanta do you live in? North Decatur, GA near Emory University.

Where are you from originally? Atlanta, GA – Born and raised.

What language(s) do you speak? English

How long have you been a nanny? I’ve been working with children now for over 15 years, but a nanny for probably about 10 years!

Do you have a favorite age and why? Yes! 3-5 years old because they’re so cute and like little sponges where they are so excited to learn about everything and take it in. I love that they are a little bit more independent at this age so they can engage more in talks, art, and fun activities. I also love that their personalities begin to show more here.

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Funniest nanny moment: The kids and I made a video of us singing along and dancing silly to a song, and then we watched it a million times laughing so hard in tears! So much fun!

Favorite thing about being a nanny:  Being a part of a family and having mini best friends!

What is your strongest quality as a nanny?  I have a great balance of being fun, but firm. The children see me as their friend, but also as an authority figure that they must respect.

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta: Botanical Gardens! It involves exercise, education, nature, play, beauty, imagination, and areas to rest. We can also eat lunch there which is nice!

Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day: ART! I love doing art activities with the kids.

What is your educational background? Marketing Degree, Early Childhood Education Certification, Small Business Certification, and Marketing Management Certification

What do you like to do in your free time? Go hiking, spend time with my dogs, create healthy, plant based meals.

What special skills do you bring to a family as their nanny? The biggest blessing that I have been told by several families is that what I bring them the most is PEACE OF MIND! They can freely work or go out and not have to worry about their kids but rather know that they’re in great care and having a great time. Also great communication, creativity, and trustworthiness.

When are you available to start a new position? ASAP!

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Your Happy Nanny Atlanta December--Latonia W.

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Parents, meet Latonia! Latonia is a warm, professional woman with 20+ years of experience in her field. Her exceptional past experiences include working as a baby nurse, doula, nanny, and household manager. She has infant, twin, and triplet experience too! Don’t miss out on your opportunity to interview Latonia as she won’t be looking for a new family to work with very long!

What part of Atlanta do you live in? Duluth. Gwinnett County

Where are you from originally? Greenville, MS

What language(s) do you speak? English

How long have you been a nanny? Over 20 years of nanny, baby nurse, and new mommy/baby doula experience.

Do you have a favorite age and why? I can’t really say I have a favorite age, they are all fun in their individual way. I do like to begin with a family in the early baby stage and grow with them. There is something special about growing with and helping to rear from early childhood.

Funniest nanny moment: Kids in general tickle me. Everyday is funny. They tend to say the darnedest things and it is mostly the unadulterated truth.

Favorite thing about being a nanny: My favorite thing about being a nanny is the gift of having input into a young life, being able to teach some of the first subjects and do some of the first things children will experience in life.

What is your strongest quality as a nanny? My strongest quality as a nanny would be my ability to nurture, relate, and identify with kids. Kids naturally cling to me. I think they feel my spirit, the love I have for them. I have always had a strong bond with every child I’ve had the pleasure of caring for.

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta: I love taking kids to the park, Aquarium, the Atlanta Zoo, The Children’s Museum, Music Class and Gymboree Play and Learn.

Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day: Rainy day activities include, arts and crafts (sometimes catered to the season or holiday), building forts, imagination play, dance party, baking or cooking or playdates with friends.

What is your educational background? I have a high school diploma, Patient Care Certification, and am currently working on my BS in Business.

What do you like to do in your free time? I love hosting dinner parties with friends, game night, traveling, shopping, and I’m active in the children’s ministry at my church.

What special skills do you bring to a family as their nanny? I have experience as a labor and delivery nurse, baby nurse, new mother/baby doula, nanny, house manager and assistant. All of these jobs give me the extra skills and ability to work with families no matter their needs.

When are you available to start a new position? As soon as the right family is found.

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Your Happy Nanny Atlanta March -- Cassidy S.

Meet Cassidy S., our Your Happy Nanny for the month of March! Cassidy is a friendly, engaging nanny who recently obtained her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. She has experience both inside the classroom and as a nanny, primarily working with infants, young toddlers, and preschoolers. Cassidy is excited to find a fantastic family to work with for years to come! Contact us today to schedule your interview with her.

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What part of Atlanta do you live in? I am not currently living in Atlanta, but as soon as I find the perfect family I am ready to move!

Where are you from originally? Jacksonville, Florida

What language(s) do you speak? English

How long have you been a nanny? I have over six years of experience in the childcare field which includes being a nanny, as well as working in a preschool.

Do you have a favorite age and why? I love all ages, but I would have to pick 3-year-olds. They are so curious and are becoming independent! I love to watch and help them do tasks and see how happy they are when they successfully complete one.

Funniest nanny moment: Wow, I had an allergic reaction to a make your own gingerbread house kit! My lips swelled up and turned bright red. The child I was watching still talks about how funny my face looked to this day!

Favorite thing about being a nanny: I love that I can teach young minds in a setting where they are comfortable, and I can provide more one on one attention.

What is your strongest quality as a nanny? I think my strongest quality is my background in a preschool. I know how to bring the creative curriculum that we taught there to a home!

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta: I am excited to be able to explore my new city with the children I will be looking after. I like to be on the go, so I am ready to see everything Atlanta has to offer.

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Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day: Art projects, I love to see what they create!

What is your educational background? I graduated in December from The University of Alabama with a Bachelors Degree in Human Environmental Science. My major was Early Childhood Education with a concentration in Early Child Development.

What do you like to do in your free time? I love to go to concerts!

What special skills do you bring to a family as their nanny? As a nanny I am motivated, creative, and able to bring learning experiences in to every aspect of the day. I love to help children reach the milestones of their lives. I can help with schedules, potty training, nutrition, and learning. I can run errands if needed for the family as well (I love the grocery store)! I am ready to start my career and find a long term position I can grow in.

When are you available to start a new position? Immediately!

Your Happy Nanny Atlanta February -- Jessica M.

We are proud to introduce Jessica M. as our Your Happy Nanny for the month of February! Jessica is an absolute delight to be around! She holds her Bachelors Degree in Psychology, and has obtained her Newborn Care Specialist certificate. She has experience working with newborns to school-age children, enjoys cooking, loves animals, and is an excellent swimmer. All of Jessica's references agree that her next family will be so lucky to work with her! Don't miss your chance interview Jessica, contact YHN today!

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What part of Atlanta do you live in? My husband and I bought a house in Dunwoody and have been there for a little over a year and half. We love it!


Where are you from originally? I am the oldest out of four children, was born in Columbia, South Carolina, and have lived in several different states growing up before my family moved to Georgia. I have lived in Georgia now for 19 years.


What language(s) do you speak? English and elementary Spanish.

How long have you been a nanny? I have been a professional nanny for seven years, during that time I was promoted to household manager/lead nanny. I have worked with children since I was a teenager, which encouraged my love for taking care of children. During my teen years I enjoyed babysitting and volunteering in the church infant/toddler nursery, and then in college I volunteered at a non-profit organization called Awana where I worked with the toddler group. My internship was with Power House for Kids, which is a child advocacy center that helped children who had been abused. This further opened my eyes to how important it is for all children to be raised where they are loved, where they laugh, and where they play in a healthy structured environment.

Do you have a favorite age and why? I love all children, but if I had to pick it would be newborns and toddlers because they are learning, growing, and taking everything in with excitement. I love being able to help in that
process and encouraging them. I know this time in their life is extremely important and they can be influenced greatly, so I love to see that their needs are met physically, psychologically, and emotionally, which helps set them up for success.


Funniest nanny moment: There are so many funny moments I have experienced while being a nanny, which makes it hard to choose just one and is one of the reasons why I love being around children! One of my most recent funny moments was when a 3 year old girl told me that she loved a boy in her class and that she was going to tell him she loved him. I asked her what she would say if he said he didn’t love her back. And she smiled and said cheerfully, “I will go find another boy to love!”

Favorite thing about being a nanny: I love being a nanny not only because I get to love and look after children, but I also invest in the entire family and ensure a happy household; so that the parents are able to have more time to spend with each other and their children. This is why I decided to pursue being a professional nanny.

What is your strongest quality as a nanny? It’s that I genuinely love the children I take care of, which gives me patience for them, joy to be in their company, and the ability to get on the child’s level and take in what they are communicating in order to help them express themselves and work through their feelings. Through all this, I respect the parents’ wishes for their children. I value open and honest communication with the parents and can be counted on to be reliable, trustworthy, and loving towards the family.

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta: One of my favorite playgrounds/parks to take children is Mason Mill. It has two play areas (one for younger children and one for older children), it has a wide open area to run around, and it has walking paths leading to a river and a bridge to see trains. I also enjoy taking children to the Children’s Museum of Atlanta because it is great for a wide range of ages and is a place where they can learn in a fun and stimulating way.

Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day: I love rainy days because it gives the children and me a chance to be creative and come up with fun and new activities to do indoors. I like to incorporate fun and silly games into natural learning. Some examples are: Finding a new craft to make or painting. Playing with rainbow rice and using bowls, cups, and spoons to mix, measure, and pour. Exploring imaginative play through building tents or grocery store play. Making exciting science experiments involving colors, bubbles, and fizzy magic.

What is your educational background? I graduated from Toccoa Falls College with my B. A. in Psychology and then recently I furthered my knowledge in childcare by becoming certified with the International Nanny Association and completed the training for newborn care specialist.


What do you like to do in your free time? For a little insight into who I am in addition to my love for children: I love animals and have grown up with them all my life, enjoy horseback riding, arts and crafts for all ages, cooking and baking, I am passionate about reading and writing, singing, swimming, being outside, and much
more.


What special skills do you bring to a family as their nanny? I have extensive experience in caring for newborns and toddlers and have successfully taught: baby sign language, elementary Spanish to toddlers (examples: colors, numbers, animals), ABCs, mathematical concepts, spelling, shapes, sounds, colors, weather, and encouraged cooking and baking skills by helping to mix and measure. Examples: making up songs, playing matching games to learn ABCs, and using art to learn colors. I am also knowledgeable in sleep training, potty training, I am able to be firm and I effectively use positive reinforcement to encourage the desired behaviors. I am organized and a self-starter. I plan well so I am able to plan weekly meal calendars and I take the initiative to help out the entire family.


When are you available to start a new position? I would love to be able to find something starting mid-March.

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Your Happy Nanny Atlanta August -- Jeanette Luna

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Your Happy Nest Atlanta is so happy to introduce Jeanette Luna as our Your Happy Nanny for the month of August. The Columbus State University graduate has 3 years of professional nanny experience under her belt working with infants and toddlers. She loves incorporating her creativity and musical talent into her daily plans with her nanny kids. If you are looking for loving, laid back, and professional full-time nanny, than look no further than Jeanette! She is ready to begin her next longterm position at the end of the month! Contact us today if you'd like to schedule an interview!

What part of Atlanta do you live in? I live in Sandy Springs.

Where are you from originally?  I was born in California, but raised in and around Atlanta.

What language(s) do you speak? I speak English, Spanish and a little Italian.

How long have you been a nanny? I’ve been a nanny for three years.

Do you have a favorite age and why? This is a tough question, but I think infants to early toddlerhood are my favorite age. There’s something about the wonder in their eyes that just melts my heart.

Funniest nanny moment: One moment I can think of was when a little girl, maybe about 22months, discovered different voices. We’d play with her babies and she’d suddenly make her baby have a “deep voice.” Cracked me up!

Favorite thing about being a nanny:  My favorite thing about being a nanny is the relationship I create with children and their families. I am honored to be a part of the children’s lives and their upbringing.

What is your strongest quality as a nanny?  I think my strongest quality is creativity. I like planning outings that involve something fun and educational, whether it’s going to the library, storytime, a music class, or just going to the park! On a rainy day, I love improvising on the spot and coming up with fun arts and crafts to keep busy and have something special to show mommy and daddy when they come home.

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta:  My favorite place has been Piedmont Park, especially if we have access to the Botanical Gardens. There are playgrounds, large grassy areas to have picnics, and being surrounded by trees and flowers is so calming to everyone. There’s so much to see, experience and appreciate.

Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day:  I like painting, coloring, turning up the music and being totally silly, playing with instruments or creating our own out of plastic containers and rice.

What is your educational background? I have a bachelor's degree in Music Performance from Columbus State University and did some graduate coursework at UNCG before completely pursuing nannying.  

What do you like to do in your free time? I like keeping busy. I’m no pro, but I love painting with acrylics. Lately, I’ve been teaching myself to crochet and play the ukulele. I also have a big interest in permaculture and self-sustainable gardening, because, well, save the world! I love being outdoors and taking hikes on the many trails in and around Atlanta.

What special skills do you bring to a family as their nanny? I bring care and compassion, an understanding of the importance of early childhood education, a knack for finding fun things to do, and reliability.

When are you available to start a new position? I am available beginning August 23rd.

Your Happy Nanny Atlanta February 2017 - Kathleen Burke

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Our Your Happy Nanny for the month of February is Kathleen (Katy) Burke.  Katy recently moved to Atlanta from North Carolina and is seeking a full-time nanny position to begin as soon as the right family is found.  Katy has worked as a full-time live in nanny and has extensive experience working with both children and adults who have special needs.  Her most recent nanny position involved working with a child who has autism, and she wrote a children's book about her experience.  Katy is bright, happy, and ready for a new family to work with!  Check out Katy below, and let us know if you'd like to schedule an interview with her.

What part of Atlanta do you live in? 

I just got an apartment in walking distance from downtown Decatur. 

Where are you from originally?  

I was born in Denver, Colorado and lived there until I went to Emerson College in Boston.

What language(s) do you speak?

I took a few years of French in high school and wish I could have taken more!  Sometimes I play French games on my phone to practice. 

How long have you been a nanny? 

I’ve been a babysitter and mother’s helper since I was ten years old. At one point, my sister and I were the primary babysitters for at least eight different families in the neighborhood!  I began working as a live in nanny three and a half years ago.

Do you have a favorite age and why?  

I love people of all ages but babies and toddlers have a special place in my heart. I feel really lucky when I can watch those years of development first hand.

Funniest nanny moment:

In my most recent job, I watched a 5 year old with autism. He absolutely loved cats - he would meow sometimes instead of answering questions. We used to ask him all the time “Are you a cat?” and of course he would reply, “Yes.” For Halloween that year, I asked his mom if he and I could dress up together as cats and go trick or treating. We made a big show of putting on the ears, drawing whiskers and a pink nose and even putting on mittens that looked like paws. When he was finally ready we all stepped back and said, “Look, now you’re a cat!” to which he immediately replied, “Woof.” 

Favorite thing about being a nanny:  

I feel that nannying, that being a part of helping a child learn, grow and think is a very important job and I feel proud to go to work. But as much as I can give kids, they always have so much to give back to me too. Whether it be a reminder that there is nothing in the world that could beat a chocolate chip cookie or how amazing it is that the sky is blue every single day, working with kids helps me stay grounded and thankful for ordinary miracles.

What is your strongest quality as a nanny?  

I have been babysitting for about twelve years and in that time I have worked for many different families, each with their own unique lifestyles. I have come to appreciate a variety of parenting styles habits, and traditions. I think this makes me flexible in new jobs. I can easily adapt my work to fit the needs of different parents and children. 

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta:  

I recently visited the Atlanta Aquarium for the first time and WOW- what a fun and beautiful place! I also love walks around the neighborhood and taking kids to playgrounds and libraries. My parents took me camping in the Rocky Mountains all the time, and I treasure my memories out in the sunshine. I love when I can go out to play with kids so they can run free,  breathefresh air and to explore the natural world around them.

Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day:  

I am a passionate crafter. Anywhere with paints, glue, glitter or ribbon is where I want to be. I also love to bake, and on rainy days there’s nothing better than warming up the house with fresh bread or muffins.

What is your educational background? 

I attended an arts middle and high school from 2006 to 2012 where I majored in theater. I then attended Emerson College in Boston, MA. for Theater Education. My major taught me how to teach children a variety of different subjects while getting kids out of their seats and emotionally involved in the material. I feel lucky that I’ve had such a strong presence of arts in my life because school did not always come easy to me and finding creative ways to learn the material was essential to my learning process. I love that now I have the tools to help kids achieve the same success. 

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I love to craft- most recently I’ve been working on flower garlands to decorate my new apartment. I also love exploring the city and trying new restaurants. I have friends who are starting a production company here in Atlanta- so helping with their projects (by acting, cooking, running errands, etc) has been an awesome way to meet people andhave fun since I’ve been here. 

What special skills do you bring to a family as their nanny?

I am patient and creative when dealing with difficult situations. 

What's something that a family might be interested to know about you?

Last Spring I self published a children’s book titled Z is for Zip. It is a learning tool for children who have questions about their peers and siblings with autism. The illustrator and I met while volunteering at Rocky Mountain Village (an Easter Seals camp for people with disabilities in Colorado). We both volunteered several years in a row and fell in love with the campers - and in awe of all they had to teach us. The book is meant to show children that different does not mean wrong, and to treasure the wisdom of people who think differently.

When are you available to start a new position?

I’m ready and excited to start work now! 

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Your Happy Nanny Cincinnati November 2016- Christiane Sears

We have a fantastic new candidate for November's nanny of the month!  Christiane is a seasoned nanny who has experience caring for children of all ages.  She enjoys spending quality time with children, doing arts & crafts, creative play, reading books, trips to museums, parks and the library.  Christiane is a humanitarian at heart.  She has a passion for helping the less fortunate and assisting with nonprofit organizations.  Christiane resides in the Cincinnati area and is a seeking a long term full time or part time position.  Schedule an interview with her asap through Your Happy Nest before another family snatches her up!

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Where are you from originally? 

I was born and raised in Cincinnati, OH, although I haven’t lived in Cincinnati my whole life. As an adult, I’ve had the opportunity to live in several states around the country, as well as, overseas in Africa and Europe.

How long have you been a nanny?

I have been a nanny for eighteen years.

When did you know that working with children was your calling?

As a teenager, I volunteered at the YMCA. Several of us were there looking after the children, although most of the kids wanted to play with me. That’s when I realized kids were drawn to me and it was something I was naturally good at. Also during that time I realized how rewarding and fun it was to work with kids.

Do you have a favorite age and why? 

I love four year olds! They love learning and have lots of curiosity! It’s exciting to see them grow in independence and I appreciate their excitement in trying new things.

Funniest nanny moment:

I’m not sure if it was the funniest or the most embarrassing moment. A parent came home unexpectedly to find me and the kids dressed up in costume, dancing and singing to music. We had the music up pretty loud so I didn’t hear them come in. I was completely startled when I noticed them and screamed out loud, then, of course, laughed at the fact that they caught me acting so silly.

Favorite thing about being a nanny: 

I enjoy spending quality time with children: doing arts & crafts, creative play, dancing, giving hugs and high-fives, telling stories, reading books, riding bikes, skating, swimming, hiking, taking trips to museums, parks and the library. None of that sounds like work, does it?

What is your strongest quality as a nanny? 

Some of my strengths would be that I am patient, kind, calm and consistent. I believe it's important to instill morals and good values into a child's life. I do my best to help them learn to make good choices, treat others with respect, and be compassionate. Also I would say that I am very responsible and can be counted on. I follow through and stay true to my word. I am dependable.

Favorite place to bring children on an outing: 

There are so many fun places around our city. It’s hard to pick a favorite! I love taking the kids to Union Terminal. The Natural History & Science Museum, Cincinnati History Museum and the Children’s Museum are all located there. There are unlimited options for educational activities to do and the kids love going. Hiking at any of our Cincinnati Parks and going to the Ohio Renaissance Festival are great outings too!

What do you like to do in your free time?

I am a humanitarian at heart and have spent most of my life volunteering my time to help the less fortunate and assist nonprofits. I’ve spent time overseas as an International Humanitarian Aid Worker. I’ve traveled extensively throughout the country and around the world. I also enjoy the arts, adventure, and accomplishments. I was a supernumerary for the Cincinnati Opera. I once was a competitive bodyboarder and played a semi-professional sport for the Cincinnati Rollergirls. I am a photographer, avid ballroom dancer, artist and entrepreneur. I like to be creative and enjoy interior design. I love organization, cleaning out people's closets and making their home more functional. Animals and children have always been a big part of my life. I read daily and enjoy being outdoors.

Who is your hero?

First and foremost Jesus Christ is my hero and then I’d have to say Corrie Ten Boom.

If you could eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

A dry aged NY strip; lobster mac-n-cheese; salad with Asian pears, spiced walnuts, and gorgonzola; and cheesecake for dessert from the Capital Grille.

When are you available to start a new position?

Next week!

 

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Your Happy Nanny October 2016- Kristin Dube

Our Your Happy Nanny for October 2016 is Kristin Dube who lives in Charleston, SC. Kristin just recently relocated to the Charleston area from New Hampshire and is looking for a long term full time nanny position. Kristin has also become one of our go-to fill in nannies for daytime and night time babysitting and we always receive very positive feedback on her! Please read her bio below and let us know if you'd like to schedule an interview with Kristin or to book her as a sitter! 13737605_10154394461838552_411643541701943073_o

 

What part of Charleston do you live in?

I recently moved to the Ladson area.

Where are you from originally?

I’m a New Hampshire native. I grew up about an hour outside of Boston. So I’m a New England sports fan to the core.

What language(s) do you speak?

I speak English, and only a minimal amount of French..but I do speak fluent “toddler.”

How long have you been a nanny?

I’ve been nannying for 6 years, and I’ve been babysitting for many more years than that.

Do you have a favorite age and why? 

I really enjoy 9-18 months old. I’ve had such great experiences witnessing the growth and development in those months. There are so many connections being made as a baby begins to really engage with their environment on a new level. I feel like the pride and happiness a child shows as they learn to master new tasks is an amazing thing to be a part of.

Funniest nanny moment:

One time I showed up on a Monday morning and let myself in(as usual). After a few minutes with no kids or parents in sight, I realized that something didn’t seem right. Within ten minutes I realized that it was Memorial Day and not only did I have the day off, but it was a paid holiday too. I awkwardly let the family know about my mistake and we had a good laugh over it.

Favorite thing about being a nanny:

I’d say my favorite part of being a nanny is the purpose that it gives me. I gain so much from being able to help support and love someone’s little one as they grow and learn about the world around them.

What is your strongest quality as a nanny? 

I think that life should be full of activities and opportunities to learn whether it’s through singing, dancing, activities, or trial and error. I pride myself on finding new ways to teach and encourage children to be creative and curious about how and why things work the way they do. Encouraging that sort of growth and development is something I think I am naturally good at.

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Charleston: 

Since I just moved here, I don’t have much experience going on outings here, but back in New Hampshire we always enjoyed going to the beach and doing anything outdoors.

Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day: 

Rainy days can be perfect for baking or lots of messy arts and crafts. They’re also a great excuse to get some new library books and build “reading nest” to snuggle up inside of. All you need is some sheets to hang up, and plenty of stuffed animals and pillows.

What is your educational background?

I’ve attended a Christian University in Illinois, but transferred back east to take night classes while I nannied full time. I plan on transferring my credits to a school down here so I can finish my degree while I continue working with kids.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Lately I’ve been trying to perfect the art of baking home made bread. Though I’ll never be as good as my mom, I’m loving the challenge. I also love to take out my DSLR to find something new and interesting to take a photo of. I’ve always enjoyed the art of capturing an image in a way that speaks for itself. I especially love taking children’s portraits and engagement photos.

When are you available to start a new position?

I’m working as a fill in nanny or a date night sitter while I wait for the right full time position, so my availability is very open and flexible. I just really want to find a family I can connect to and develop a great relationship with.

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Your Happy Nanny- Charleston

Meet Laura Schroeder, Your Happy Nanny Charleston for the month of June!

Laura is a parent of three and full time nanny who has been credentialed by the International Nanny Association. She is Positive Discipline certified, First Aid/ CPR certified and has 25+ years child care experience.  She has a BS degree in developmental psychology, and many hours of masters work and continuing education in early childhood topics.  She is trained and experienced with newborns through teens including special needs and autism.  She has just recently been certified as a Positive Discipline Parent Educator, and has presented a local, regional and national nanny conferences on several topics including Positive Discipline, Working with Families affected by ASD, and preparing developmentally appropriate curriculum. Laura is looking for a new full time family to begin with mid August. Schedule an interview with her asap through Your Happy Nest before another family snatches her up!

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What part of Charleston do you live in?

I've lived with my husband and 3 children on James Island since 2003 and absolutely love it!

Where are you from originally?  

I was born in Huntingdon, PA, grew up in Glen Ridge, NJ, attended college in Collegeville, PA, and have also lived in Jeffersonville, PA, Collingswood, NJ, and Flower Mound, TX.

What language(s) do you speak?

I've studied French, a little Spanish, and American Sign Language, but am only fluent in English and baby sign language.

How long have you been a nanny?

I've been working with children either in social work or childcare for more than 25 years.  I've been a nanny for 14 years, and have been with my current family for 5.5 years.

Do you have a favorite age and why?

I honestly love children of all ages.  From the youngest infant cuddles all the way to high school, I love helping children learn and grow.

Favorite thing about being a nanny:  

I love working together with parents as a team in the children's best interests.  I adore having fun with children, laughing, being silly, and learning through play.  My favorite thing of all is the loving bond I enjoy with my nanny families.

What is your strongest quality as a nanny?

Aside from a genuine love of children, my greatest nanny qualities are my patience (nothing rattles me), my love of teaching, and my willingness to continue to learn and add to my knowledge of the very best childcare practices.

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Charleston:

There are so many great places to go in Charleston and I think I've brought my nanny children to all of them!  We always have a great time at Charlestowne Landing.  We start with the zoo for science, the village for history, and the boat for imaginary play.  The open fields are great for gross motor practice, and the museum has opportunities for writing and fine motor skills.  The perfect mix of learning and fun!

Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day:

Rainy days are great days for cooking, crafts, board games, puzzles, and of course dance parties!  Creativity rules!

What is your educational background?

I've received my BS degree in developmental psychology, and have taken masters level classes in social work.  I studied to become an ABA therapist, and have kept up with my CPR and First Aid Certifications.  I am  certified in Child Centered Discipline, and am also a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator.  I attend local, regional and national conferences regularly and have been a recent presenter on topics including Positive Discipline, Autism, and Nanny Shares.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I'm active in my church including running the nursery every Sunday.  I also love the beach, especially swimming in the ocean.  Our family is active with the music scene in Charleston, and are often found at the new Gaillard Auditorium . If there is any time left I enjoy the gym and long walks with my dog Grace.

When are you available to start a new position?

I'm available to start with a new family anytime after August 15th and am interviewing now.

Laura with kids

Your Happy Nanny Atlanta - Lesley Kalvelage-Thomas

Meet our Your Happy Nanny Atlanta for June, Lesley Kalvelage-Thomas!  Lesley was previously placed in a nanny position by Your Happy Nest, but she is now seeking a new full-time nanny position to begin this summer.  Lesley has experience working with children of all ages, including experience working with twins and infant triplets!  She loves building lasting relationships with the families when works with and is looking for a great new family to work with longterm.  Take a look at her profile below and if she seems like the perfect nanny for your family, contact us to set up an interview to meet Lesley! Meet Lesley! What part of Atlanta do you live in?

Technically my neighborhood is called Summerhill but not many people know where that is. So I typically say I live between Turner Field and Grant Park.

Where are you from originally? 

I was born in Lynchburg Virginia. It is a small college city very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway. My parents raised me and my four siblings there and then we all relocated to Atlanta upon my high school graduation. My parents grew up in Atlanta.

What language(s) do you speak?

I am currently only fluent in English, however took several years of French in high school and have been listening to discs on how to learn French in your car. I love the French language and have a strong desire to eventually both master the language and live in France someday. I also would love to learn Italian because my grandmother originated there. Both languages, in my opinion, are magnifique!

How long have you been a nanny?

My very first nanny position was in 1998, although I began taking care of children at a Gold’s Gym in Virginia in 1995. I have had the honor and privilege of being a childcare professional for almost 22 years. From 1998 to now I have primarily been a long-term, full time nanny. Besides nanny positions I have worked at 2 health clubs, a Montessori school and a Country Day School. I have had 3 nanny positions for families with twins and 1 position for a family with triplets. I have watched some of my earliest children start college educations and had my first set of twins I ever cared for as junior bridesmaids in my wedding several years ago.

Do you have a favorite age and why? 

Honestly I believe there is something remarkable and beautiful about every age group. Each stage of a child’s existence, from infants to school age and beyond, there are aspects of development and growth that occur and are such an honor to witness and contribute to. I have learned as much about myself and how to be a childcare professional from some of my infant experiences as much as my toddler and school age positions. I guess if I had to specifically state a favorite it would be the toddler to preschool age group. There is just so much curiosity and intrigue at learning the simplest things during this stage of development.

Funniest nanny moment:

That is tough…. probably an experience with the triplets I cared for. They had the most energy of any group of children I had ever witnessed. Shortly after I stopped being their nanny I was over on a weekend night to babysit so their mom and dad could have a well-deserved date night. We were out in their front yard enjoying a warm summer evening of games and exerting energy before bath and bed time and they were having a blast! The next thing I know the boys have decided they needed to go potty and that doing so in their front yard was a brilliant idea. As I am hurrying over to assist in pulling up their pants and telling them that perhaps going potty inside was a better idea in the future I turn around to check on the little girl triplet. She wanted to be included in the fun and be “one of the boys” so decided to pull down her pants and stand up like her brothers and go potty. I was both surprised and entertained. I laughed so hard, tears came running down my face. It was such a shining example of one of those unpredictable and hilarious times in the life of a nanny and I still smirk when I think of how innocent the whole thing was.

Favorite thing about being a nanny: 

Building unconditionally loving, strong bonds with the children and parents. I adore the fact that my field enables me to become like part of the family. This bond, in my experience, continues beyond the actual position and has taught me a tremendous amount about being a respectable, dependable individual and how to be a loving, patient, calm, fun parent to my own child.

What is your strongest quality as a nanny? 

I would say my ability to be patient and accepting. I have worked with children with varying personalities, physical and emotional adversity/challenges and a multitude of different back grounds and upbringings. Each of my past experiences as a nanny has taught me how to be more patient, tolerant, accepting and loving towards children wherever they are in age or development. I have applied the qualities I’ve gained to nearly every relationship in my life and been more content and happy as a result.

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta: 

I really like all of the parks and playgrounds in Atlanta. I have utilized parks throughout Atlanta and its surrounding neighborhoods and enjoyed each of them for different reasons. I suppose my all-time favorite park is Piedmont Park. You can walk, ride bikes or scooters, feed the ducks, learn about different plants and trees, play on two very different playgrounds, watch dogs play in the dog park and sit on a blanket in a grassy field and relax and read stories. It is enjoyable all 4 seasons and inevitably allows children and adults the chance to be entertained and worn out…and all without costing a dime!

Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day: 

Arts and crafts, reading, making up stories, board games, building forts, watching a show, science projects and little cooking projects. I also enjoy doing music and dance time during rainy days so that children can exert energy and have fun even when trapped inside.

What is your educational background?

I have been in college at several different times in my adult life and am currently on a brief hiatus from completing my degree while my husband attends Georgia Tech. I have primarily attended Georgia Perimeter College. I also attended The Art Institute of Atlanta for over a year and was going for a Graphic Design degree. I have yet to obtain a degree but have certainly learned a great deal and ultimately grown closer to knowing what it is I want to major in once it is possible for me to complete my college education. I want to be a speech therapist once I do go back to school.

What do you like to do in your free time?

Spend time with my husband, 2-and-a-half-year-old son and our 2 dogs Archie and Lyndsey. I love to read, draw, paint and listen to music. I enjoy running and doing yoga and going on hikes. I also love movies and going to concerts. I love being outside so whether at a pool or a neighborhood park, being outdoors is what makes me most content. I also enjoy going to art museums and attending local festivals and markets around Atlanta. One of my greatest passions is helping with dog rescues. I own 2 rescues and have been networking via flyers for several years to help find forever homes for dogs desperately in need. I love to write too and one day would love to get a children’s book published.

When are you available to start a new position?

I am available to begin a new position around the end of June. Ideally around June 27th but could also possibly start as soon as June 20th.

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Your Happy Nanny- Joleigh Sonnenberg

Joleigh Your Happy Nanny pic Meet our Your Happy Nanny for October 2015, Joleigh Sonnenberg! Joleigh was previously placed with a family by our agency but is now available and looking for her next nanny family! Joleigh loves exploring all Atlanta has to offer and bringing her creative nature to her positions as a nanny. Take a look at her profile below and if she seems like the perfect nanny for your family, contact us to set up an interview to meet Joleigh!

What part of Atlanta do you live in?
I currently own a home right on the Atlanta Beltline in Reynoldstown with my awesome husband and 5 year old daughter. I've lived in  several intown neighborhoods since moving from San Francisco to Atlanta in 2007. Reynoldstown (tided with  Cabbagetown, since I technically live a block away) is by far my favorite neighborhood. It's a really great community rich in Art, history and some of the best neighbors and people I've had the pleasure of meeting. Not to mention I recently found out Elle from Your Happy Nest is my across the street neighbor! Small world right?
Where are you from originally?  
I was born in Nürnburg, Germany. I deeply identify with my European roots and sensibility when it comes to day to day life, family and children. As a military brat my family moved a lot. Most of my younger years outside of living in Germany have been spent in Texas, Florida and California.
What language(s) do you speak?
I'm only fluent in English currently. I do know some basic German and Spanish words, phrases and songs I like to share with kids. I also have learned a few Hebrew words from my husband and his family as they are Israeli. I am super interested in learning other languages and am actively learning German. I hope to one day be conversational and return to Germany for a long over due visit.
How long have you been a nanny? 
I've been a professional nanny since 2009 but have 20 years in total experience. From babysitting to my most invaluable and hands on experience as a mother and parent. My experience goes way back as many of the women in my family are natural born caregivers and care professionals. I grew up with their great example, sage advice and resounding passion for children. My mother has hands down been my biggest  influence. My childhood was filled with her love and nurturing ways. My mother's loving example extended to include her "other babies". She ran a daycare from our home while growing up and has been a teacher, teacher's aid, preschool teacher, nanny and foster parent. It's only natural I would fall in love with and become a career nanny!
Do you have a favorite age and why?  
Oh man that's a tough one. I can honestly say there is something about every age and stage that I truly love. I am however a total sucker and ball of goo for newborns and infants. It's such a magical and surreal time in a family's life. Caring for an infant is such a honor. You really get to experience the wonder of life through their eyes over and over again. It never gets old. It's also bittersweet as it's the shortest stage. In a blink your squishy newborn is all of a sudden a mobile, world and milestone mastering little person.
Funniest nanny moment:
One of my funniest nanny moments actually happened with my most recent charge. It's kinda a double whammy as the grossest too. Being a nanny your days can be filled with equal parts magic, funny and gross. My charge Z and I had just returned home from our adventuring for the day. We were both "pooped". Being a kid of routine and I, a nanny who's a firm believer in one too, we naturally went into our nap time routine. While I settled in putting our bags away Z went about her merry way getting ready while I followed behind to snuggle, sing our sleepy song and tuck her in. Not 2 minutes later Z screams with great fright "Nannnnnnnnyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!". My heart racing I instantly think... snake?Intruder?Boogieman? Ready to karate chop someone or something I ran into her room. Flipping the light switch on I find Z pointing in terror to a large coil of something now illuminated and clearly doggy doo on her toddler bed! Z and I simultaneously erupt in "EEEWWWW"s. Jumping up and down and totally grossed out. We found ourselves in full gleeful giggle mode, with tears in our eyes from our belly laughs. The surprise compliments of Z's big teddy bear of a dog, who unbeknownst to us had sneaked the kitty cats food earlier that morning. Poor pup. Imagine my relief that I didn't have to get all Chuck Norris! POOP!! That I can handle. I still giggle thinking of the two of us jumping up and down, loosing it over poop.
Favorite thing about being a nanny:  
I whole heartedly love developing deep and meaningful bonds with all my charges. Being welcomed into a family as a trusted care giver, co-parent and honorary family member is tremendously fulfilling. One of my favorite quotes that really embodies for me the joy of being a nanny is;
"When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments — tenderness for what he is and respect for what he may become."— Louis Pasteur, French chemist and microbiologist
What is your strongest quality as a nanny?  
I believe my strongest quality as a nanny is my mindfulness. I make myself very aware of my nanny family's needs, lifestyle, philosophy and home all while paying close attention to detail. But beyond this I am extremely mindful of my connectedness to my nanny kiddos. Their personalities, emotional and physical needs. Natural rhythm. Likes/dislikes and interests. Engaging them in daily activities that foster cognitive skills and inspire creativity, independence, confidence, manners and awareness of others. My goal always is to help my nanny family have the happiest, healthiest, well adjusted and mindful child so it starts with my own approach and what I bring to the table.
Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta:  
Atlanta is a city full of amazing kid friendly parks, hiking trails,museums and hidden gems. One of my favorite year round places to take children on an outing to is Historic Fourth Ward Park located right off the Atlanta Beltline. It has an awesome mulch free play park featuring 2 playgrounds for  big and little kids. A large splash pad perfect for cooling down on a Hotlanta summer day. My favorite part of the park is the often over looked portion across from the playground. With its amphitheater perfect for counting and climbing stairs, fountain, waterfalls, walking trails, ducks, turtles and fish to feed its the perfect city oasis making for endless dialog with kids.
Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day:  
On a rainy day I love nothing more than a visit to the High Museum of Art or the Fernbank Museum of Natural History. I also enjoy curating hands on art projects and educational activities perfect for indoor play on a rainy day.
What is your educational background? 
Although I currently do not hold a college degree I consider myself highly competent, educated through self study and hands on experience. I am an avid book worm. Being very passionate about early childhood education, different cultural norms regarding child rearing and general caregiving I tend to read all I can get my hands on. As a current and proud member of the International Nanny Association I am interested in becoming an INA Credentialed Nanny. I am always looking for training opportunities to continue to expand upon my nanny knowledge.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I love spending time with my little family exploring Atlanta and all it has to offer. We are a very musical minded family. I enjoy seeing live music and listening to records at home from our large record collection. I am a super creative person and enjoy all things esthetic. I love seeing art, making art and talking art. Often my favorite "me" time is getting lost in a good book. Nothing like being cuddled in bed with my fur baby Chicken (my BoShih rescue pup) at my side, a quiet house and book in hand.
When are you available to start a new position?
I am available to start immediately and as soon as I find my perfect nanny family fit. From experience I have found this to be crucial in achieving a happy charge, happy nanny family and being the best nanny possible! I'm very hopeful with the help of Your Happy Nest that  I will find my next nanny family and I can't wait to start!

 

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Your Happy Nanny May 2015- Jessica Driskell

Jessica Driskell

 

Meet Jessica Driskell, our featured nanny for the month of May 2015! Jessica is a teacher during the school year and is looking for a summer nanny position or fill in nanny jobs over the summer. Jessica teaches Technology at Frey Elementary School grades K-5. Previously to being a teacher, Jessica was a full time nanny through our agency. 

 

What part of Atlanta do you live in?

I am currently living in the Smyrna/Vinings area

Where are you from originally?

I am originally from Marietta, GA

How long have you been a nanny?

I began nannying in 2003 and have been fortunate enough to maintain great relationships with the families I’ve worked with.

What is your educational background?

I have my bachelor’s degree in Public Speaking from Georgia State University and I am pursuing my master’s degree in Special Education there as well.

Do you have a favorite age and why? I really enjoy working with elementary aged children. I love seeing them discover all there is to growing, learning and life. That, coupled with the hilarious things children say during those years are the most exciting thing to witness.

Funniest nanny moment:

The funniest moment I’ve had as a nanny was when I was playing Britney Spears on my phone while out on a walk with a little boy and he stopped and said emphatically “Enough! Cut it! I can’t take this girl anymore. We need a break.” I, of course, turned the song off and couldn’t help but laugh at my having been scolded for my taste in music by a five year old!

Favorite thing about being a nanny:

The best part about being a nanny is the bond that is built not only between the children and me but, also with the parents. They truly become family.

What is your strongest quality as a nanny?

My strongest quality as a nanny is definitely my humor. I tend to bring humor into most situations.

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta:

Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day:

I love going out and playing with the kids in the puddles. It’s typically something that is discouraged, but letting out that energy is fun and with the appropriate attire (rain coat, goulashes, etc.) it’s quite enjoyable!

What do you like to do in your free time?

In my free time I love going out to Mexican restaurants with my friends. It’s my absolute favorite cuisine!

When are you available to start a new position?

I will be available to start a summer position on June 1 or to do fill in work during that time.

Your Happy Nanny- Ashley Alves

Ashley Alves- Your Happy Nanny for April 2015! Meet Ashley Alves, Your Happy Nanny for April 2015! Ashley has multiple degrees in Fashion and Design from Savannah College of Art and Design and Georgia Southern. She currently has a job in design early in the day and is looking for an after school position. She is hoping to find a family centrally located in the Buckhead or surrounding areas. Ashley is available starting at 2pm every day. Please take a look at Ashley's profile and let us know if you'd like to schedule an interview with her. She is available to start a new position ASAP!

What part of Atlanta do you live in?

Ansley Park, Midtown Atlanta Area

Where are you from originally?

East Providence, Rhode Island

What language(s) do you speak?

English | Family Speaks Portuguese & French

How long have you been a nanny?

5 Years Not On a consistent basis

Do you have a favorite age and why?

Toddlers 3 Years Of Age : A child’s personality is usually fully developed by three. In fact, that is when the are at their rarest form of exploration and self identity. It is truly an eventful time to be a part of.

Funniest nanny moment:

On a day trip, I stopped at a upscale lunch for a quick lunch time bite with my assigned child. During the usually bathroom visit, he noticed that the toilet was black as is most modern upscale restaurants are doing as a trend. To sum it up, he was completely horrified! He thought it was one big black hole and absolutely refused to go potty. It was completely overwhelmed with laughs while reassuring him of his safety while going to the bathroom.

Favorite thing about being a nanny:

My favorite thing about being a nanny is the hearing the originality and humor of the child’s day to day activities. I am all about the laughs!

What is your strongest quality as a nanny?

My strongest quality as a nanny is being able to keep children inspired yet motivated to maintain and conduct themselves in a proper manner while having a ball! Its all about making every activity fun yet productive.

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta:

I love to accompany children to the aquarium. I myself am very interested in marine life; in fact I majored in Oceanography for a short time during undergrad.

Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day:

The best activity on a rainy day is a creative project. Painting is one of my favorites. I allows the children to embrace feeling, mood, and creativity all at the same time.

What is your educational background?

B.S. in Apparel Design & merchandising | Georgia Southern University

M.F.A. in Fashion | Savannah College of Art and Design

M.A. in Illustration | Savannah College of Art and Design

What do you like to do in your free time?

I am a artist of all trades. I am a designer, painter, illustrator, and entrepreneur. I enjoy building my brand Ashley Alves Collection | BOLSA VERDE, an innovative green living reusable bag line. I am the sole owner all duties such as sketching, sewing, merchandising, and sales and events. Also, on the weekends, I instruct art courses, art camp for children ages 5-9, and special Girl Scout Art events. When I am not creating, I enjoy yoga, hiking, and playing outdoors. As a former athlete I find intramural sports such as football, soccer, kickball, and softball to be my go-to activity to recharge.

When are you available to start a new position?

I am actually currently looking for an after-school position 2pm-7pm.

Here is Ashley with one of her nanny kids!

Nanny Playdates!

Hi Atlanta nannies! Please join us for one of our fun spring/summer playdates! This is a great way to allow your nanny kids to socialize with other kids and for you to connect with other nannies. All nannies and their kids are welcome so bring a nanny friend! Nanny playdate

Your Happy Nanny- Lindsay Faulkner

Your Happy Nanny for March 2015- Lindsay Faulkner Meet Lindsay Faulkner, our March 2015 Your Happy Nanny of the month! Lindsay is a career nanny with over 20 years of experience in childcare. She majored in Fine Art at the University of GA and loves to share her artistic talent with children.  She also majored in Early Childhood Education at GA State and has her Montessori Teachers Certificate.  Lindsay lives in Woodstock and is looking for a full time position to begin on March 30 or later. Contact us today if you are interested in scheduling an interview with Lindsay!

What part of Atlanta do you live in?

I live in the city of Woodstock, just north of Atlanta.

Where are you from originally? 

I was born in Oklahoma, but moved at an early age to Maryland and then at the age of 10 we moved to Atlanta where I have lived most of my life, except for a few years on St. Simons Island and then in California. I consider Atlanta my home.

What language(s) do you speak?

I speak English and Baby Sign.

How long have you been a nanny?

I have been a professional career Nanny for over 20 years.

Do you have a favorite age and why? 

Oh! Gosh! I can’t say that I have a favorite age. There is something very special and unique at every age, from the warmth and sweet smell of a newborn, to the curiosity and thrills of discovery as a toddler conquers each new milestone, to the preschooler and school aged child as they begin to explore their newfound independence all the way to the challenges of adolescence. There is something to be enjoyed at each and every age and stage of development! Choosing a favorite age would be like choosing a favorite child!

Funniest nanny moment:

I love Elmo! And I love reading to children. One of this little girl’s favorite books was Elmo Loves You. I had read it to her too many times to count. One day as I was changing her diaper and we were chattering back and forth I asked, “Who loves you?” (I expected her answer to be Lindsay.) However with absolutely no hesitation at all she answered, “Elmo!” Well of course!

What is your strongest quality as a nanny?

I would have to say patience. Some things just can’t be rushed! Especially when dealing with children.

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta: 

There are so many wonderful places to visit in and around Atlanta it’s hard to choose. But if you’re looking for something indoors I would have to say The Center for Puppetry Arts. And if you’re looking for something outdoors I love packing lunch and just going to a park. Atlanta is full of wonderful parks.

Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day:

I was an Art Major, so of course Arts and Crafts. But I also love to do cool science experiments!

What is your educational background?

I first attended University of Georgia as a Fine Arts Major. After working as a teacher’s assistant at a Montessori school I went on to get my Montessori Teacher Certification at The Montessori Institute of Atlanta. After teaching several years and I attended Georgia State University majoring in Early Childhood Education. I completed all of my course work and my first quarter of practice teaching and due to work was unable to finish the last 2 quarters of practice teaching. I did continue part time at Georgia State once again majoring in Art. Since then I have continued my education taking classes and workshops relative to childcare. I recently completed Newborn Specialist Training.

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to spend my free time with family and friends. I am always working on some project, whether it be refinishing furniture, sewing or planting flowers in my yard. I also love a good book…both fiction and

non-fiction.

When are you available to start a new position?

Bright and early Monday morning! (March 30th)

Lindsay reading a story during Christmas time

Your Happy Nanny: Breiane Jackson

Breiane Jackson  

Meet Breiane Jackson, our featured nanny for the month of January! Breiane just finished a position with a family and is seeking a new full time or possibly part time position and can begin asap! Breiane is also a mother herself so she understands the importance of leaving your precious children with someone new. Breiane has an upbeat, positive personality that we feel children would respond well to! Take a look at her profile and if you would like to schedule an interview with Breiane, contact us today!

 

 

Where are you from originally?

Milwaukee, WI- I’m a cheese head!

What language(s) do you speak?

English and toddler (toddlers have their own way to communicate!)

How long have you been a nanny?

About 9 years

Do you have a favorite age and why? 

My favorite age to interact with varies depending on the season I’m in in my life but right now newborn to toddler. I love to cuddle and swaddle newborns but absolutely love watching how toddlers explore and discover things. Their facial expressions, tone, and verbal communication is always fun.

Funniest nanny moment:

I had a little girl I was keeping (toddler) from the time I began with the family I required the kids to wear socks in the house because the floors were so cold. I started with her when she was 1 and a half now that she’s a solid 2 she asked me if she could take her shoes off after returning home from an outing. I told her it was fine but she instantly assured me it was her shoes not her socks. By waving her finger side to side so I wouldn’t get it confused. She kept this going for about 30 seconds reassuring me that she will happily keep her socks on, she JUST wanted to remove her shoes!

Favorite thing about being a nanny: 

I love love love the children!!! But being able to see a parent after a long day of work come straight home to happy, content, safe children is extremely rewarding. The parents are happier and have time to relax and spend time with their children

What is your strongest quality as a nanny? 

I am extremely energetic. I like to dance around and sing and keep the little ones going. I’m also attentive to the needs of the children.

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta: 

The Zoo!!! The children have so much fun looking at the animals up close.

Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day: 

Crafts, coloring, games, singing and dancing even The Children’s Museum

What do you like to do in your free time?

I’m a mom with lots of family here in Atlanta so spend as much time as I can with them. I have a son who is involved in several sports outside of school so we ( my husband and I ) stay busy with him (chess, basketball, baseball are some of his favorites).

When are you available to start a new position?

I have just ended my time with my current family and am now looking for something full time, part time if necessary with the right schedule.