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