Your Happy Nest is pleased to announce that our Your Happy Nanny for the month of March is Latonjia Smith. Latonjia has over 20 years of experience working as a professional nanny (including long term work with two sets of twins!) and has also worked as a nurse, infant care specialist, and home health care provider. She loves working with children of all ages and is currently looking for a new family to work with long term in the Atlanta area. Contact us today to set up an interview with Latonjia!
What part of Atlanta do you live in?
Marietta Georgia with my wonderful family.
Where are you from originally?
I'm from Northwest Atlanta. I was born and raised here so I'm an original.
How long have you been a nanny?
I have been a professional nanny for over 20 years. I have worked for 6 families who I have left a really positive impact on.
Do you have a favorite age and why?
I can't say that I have a favorite age. I have raised children from newborns to teens. Three of the children that I raised have now graduated from college.
Funniest nanny moment:
One of my funny and memorable moments happened when one of my families got pregnant with a set of twins. The parents sat me and their little girl down to give us the awesome news. The then-5-year-old looked at her parents and said: " That's awesome! Because Shasha(me) and you will have your babies at the same time. Both of you ladies have humpie tummies." Soooo funny!
Favorite thing about being a nanny:
I love being a nanny, because I love children. I also enjoy watching them grow and being a part of the reason they blossom. Plus the strong connection and bonds I build with my families are forever.
What is your strongest quality as a nanny?
I am a very organized person who believes in good communication. I also provide the children with bottomless love.
Favorite place to bring children on an outing in Atlanta:
There are so many things I love to do. Some of my favorites are: the children's museum, picnics in the park, aquarium. Anything that would make the children happy.
Favorite activities to do with kids on a rainy day:
Sing, dance, arts and crafts. I have played with dolls and doll houses. Race cars and race tracks. I always give the children options.
What is your educational background?
I am a CNA. Graduated from Rutledge College School of Nursing.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy being outside in nature. I'm an organizer for a girls leisure group and we enjoy getting together to try new restaurants.
What special skills do you bring to a family as their nanny?
Organization, safety, love, education, and great communication.
When are you available to start a new position?
I am available to start in the month of April 2017 with a wonderful family.