Although I have never been an official Au Pair, I have ample experience taking care of children. I grew up in a single parent home and am the oldest of 6 children so I know a lot about childcare, patience and teaching. Similarly, I have 6+ years of experience babysitting for other families with children from infant age to 12 years old. On numerous occasions I have cared for children for extended periods of time so I know how to keep routines, work proactively, and work with children instead of just watch over them. In the past my responsibilities have included cooking, cleaning, taking children on field trips, helping with homework, bathing, bed time routines and more. One of my favorite ways to entertain kids is to tell stories and read books. I love how creative and inspired children can become if they are given the right tools and look forward to helping cultivate an open and respectful mindset.