Dear families/parents! I’m a 27 y/o Swedish girl currently living in Riga studying medicine. However, I’ve now passed ”the stressful semesters” in university and I’m only busy a few short hours a day, many of which I can spend whenever I like, so my schedule is very flexible! And I like to keep myself busy. And what’s better to fill your time with than to care for children?! Not much if you ask me, though I really love children of all ages, with every age having their own particular charm to it. So, what experience do I got? Well, before starting my medical studies I worked as a special needs teacher for a little over 2,5 years primarily for kids with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), ADHD/ADD (and other similar concentration and learning disabilities), Schizophrenia, as well as a few cases of kids with physical and mental disabilities/retardation that needed around-the-clock care with feeding, diapers, etc. Apart from that, I ”jumped in” and helped at the kindergartens when they needed extra help and I was free. So as you can see in my profile, I don’t have the specific documentation that I’m ”infant care qualified” because I haven’t had payed work with infants for 200 hours or more. However, I do have experience with it, and when it comes to ”the nursing part”, I’m more than qualified. Because apart from the hours in the kindergarten, and the nursing part of caring for the disabled children, I’ve also worked the past 3 whole summers (3 months each + ”jumped in” extra when needed during other holidays when I’ve been in Sweden and available to them) in the hospital in Sweden. Being a Medical student made it able for me to work as a nurse in the hospital, and I’ve then worked in the Ortopedic Surgery department with primarily pre- and post- surgical care. Much of which is nursing care, such as hygienic care, bathroom, diapers, etc. So I’m more than qualified when it comes to nursing skills. Apart from childcare, teaching and medical/nursing care jobs, I’ve also worked 6 whole summers as a lifeguard at a public swimming pool complex. So my swimming skills are excellent, as well as my water lifesaving skills and my first aid skills. I’ve got both aquamarine firstaid training, as well as medical first aid training. So it’s is safe to say that your child/children will be safe with me, whether we’re at home, on a trip or spending the day at a swimming pool/lake/sea! So, now I’ve only covered my previous job experiences and the skills I have gained from those. But who am I really as a person? Well, if I would describe myself with just one word, I believe that would be ”energetic”, and anyone who’s met me would say the same. I like to keep myself busy, and during my working years and summers I have often accepted to work a lot more than the full time of 40 h/w. Not because of the money, but simply because I like to have my schedule full, and keeping myself busy keeps me energetic! When I don’t work, I like to sing and dance, so much that I actually thought of pursuing a career in music/musicals before I decided to become a doctor. This is something I know from experience that many kids like about me, that I can sing, dance and play some theatre. Another very big hobby of mine is cooking and baking, because I grew up in a home with one of my parents being a chef. Both cooking and baking is something I very much enjoy to do, and I can cook and bake basically anything, so I definitely wouldn’t mind if you’d want me to cook for your child/children, and for you as well if you’d wish. Apart from this, I’m a big nature lover, as I grew up deep into the Swedish forests. And I’m a big animal lover as well, with more experiences with horses, dogs and cats. Currently I have 2 indoor cats at home, so if your child/children are animal lovers too (as so many children are!) then they’d be very welcome to come play with my two babies some time too. When it comes to the language, I’m sad to say that my Latvian and Russian skills are not good. I have got some very basic Latvian course in university, so I understand some, but I don’t speak well. However, I’m fluent in English, and apart from that I’ve studied French (B1.2 level) and German (A2.2 level). And my mother tongue Swedish ofc! Write me if you have questions!