Your Happy Nanny Atlanta August -- Julia D.

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Parents, meet Julia D., our Your Happy Nanny Atlanta for the month of August! Julia is a college graduate who has experience as an infant nanny, household manager/nanny for a school-aged child, and preschool teacher. She loves being active, practicing yoga, spending time outdoors, and exploring the city. Julia is seeking a wonderful family to create a lasting relationship with. We'd love to set up your interview with Julia right away!

What part of Atlanta do you live in? I live in Smyrna near SunTrust Park.

Where are you from originally? I am originally from Venice, FL which is about 20 minutes south of Siesta Key.

What language(s) do you speak? I speak English.

How long have you been a nanny? I have over seven years of experience in the childcare field which includes being a nanny, as well as working in a preschool. I have been a full-time nanny for the past two and a half years.

Do you have a favorite age and why? I love working with children at every age, but I especially love watching newborns develop into toddlers. I think it’s amazing to witness all the milestones that happen during the first year of life.

Funniest nanny moment: I have had numerous funny moments while working as a nanny and that’s one of the main things that I love about working with children. One of my most recent funny nanny moments was when I was reading a 3-year-old a book before bedtime and he kept pointing to all the toys in the book saying “You order me dis on Amazon pwease?”

Favorite thing about being a nanny: My favorite thing about being a nanny is getting to form such a strong relationship with the children I watch and their families. I love helping them grow and supporting them during different stages of their lives. It’s truly amazing to be able to watch a young baby develop his/her own personality and become a talking and walking child.

What is your strongest quality as a nanny? My strongest quality as a nanny would definitely be my creative and active personality. I’m always coming up with new crafts, games, and activities for children at any age. I love to keep a busy and engaging schedule throughout the day. I think that playing and keeping activities fun is the best way to help children learn new things!

Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta:  My favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta would have to be the Georgia Aquarium. I love to see their faces while watching the sea lion, dolphin, and deep sea diver shows! It is such an enriching environment for children to interact with and learn about different animals and the ocean.

Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day:  Some of my favorite rainy day activities include arts and crafts, baking cupcakes, building sensory bags, playing hide and seek, or putting on a talent show.

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What is your educational background? I attended Venice High school where I was my class president. After high school, I obtained my Associates degree from State College of Florida. After getting my AA degree, I transferred to University of Central Florida in Orlando where I recently graduated with my BS degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Otherwise known as a “ComDis” degree, it is the undergraduate program for Speech and Language Pathology. My ComDis degree has taught me a tremendous amount on speech and language development in children and the importance of reading to them on a daily basis.

What do you like to do in your free time? In my free time, I love working out, doing yoga, hiking, reading, creating new home projects, exploring the city, cooking healthy meals, and spending time outdoors.

What special skills do you bring to a family as their nanny? I am a very proactive, creative. loving, patient, and responsible nanny. I have a strong work ethic and am always reliable for the families I work with.

When are you available to start a new position? I’m available to start on August 22nd.

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