Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Lauren. I am a Professional Nanny, and single mother of a wonderful 14-year-old boy named Devon. I have been a Full-time nanny for almost 20 years and spent half of those years at one position. I love children of all ages, but I truly have a passion for infants. I've started the process of certifying as a Postpartum Doula through Doulas of North America (DONA) and I am very excited to get started on the next phase of my career!
I am organized, caring, trustworthy and very safety-conscience. I will work with parents to learn their individual concerns for each child and help each child develop to his or her best potential. My goal is to help foster an environment conducive to raising happy, well-adjusted children. Additionally, I am willing to help with small but important daily tasks to help keep the household running smoothly.
I was raised in Nahant, MA and attended the University of Massachusetts immediately after high school. After graduating in 1993, I relocated to California to enjoy my career as a nanny in a warm climate. After almost two years, I realized that my home is truly in New England (yes, I even missed Winter!); I moved back to Massachusetts in the Spring of 1995. I currently reside in Beverly, where I imagine I will stay at least until my son is out of high school, which won’t be until 2018. In other words, I’m not going anywhere. I would love to find a long-term position where I can grow with the children.
I am a career nanny and take the profession seriously. Being a nanny and working in a child’s own home affords me the opportunity to bond with them in a way that is not possible in a school or group setting. I am lucky to share in the excitement and joy that kids bring to everyday activities. Between my experiences as a nanny (and a parent) and my education, I have a fairly extensive knowledge of child development. My certifications in CPR and First Aid are always kept current, and I passed the International Nanny Association credentials exam in May when I attended the 2012 INA conference. I took a few additional Early Childhood Education classes after college, and am always looking for ways to better myself, both professionally and personally.
I enjoy engaging children in fun, safe, and age appropriate activities that promote both mental and physical development. While I don’t think it is necessary to have a set lesson plan or follow a curriculum with small children, I do find that children are happiest when they have something to do. The North Shore and Greater Boston areas have so much to offer in the way of fun and educational field trips! Sometimes all it takes is a trip to the park or a quick art project to turn a frown into a smile.
I hope this brief introduction has piqued your interest in me as a potential nanny. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your consideration; I look forward to hearing from you.