Hi to all families looking for a nanny :)) I was born in France, partly brought up in England, Steiner educated, and came to NZ in 1994 when my daughter was two. I've always loved kids and started by looking after my younger brother until he was four.. That was my f first loved/unpaid job :)) I have now been a professional nanny here and in Australia since 1997 My method is fun yet gentle, encouraging, positive, individualist, and creative as well as sociable. The parents and I discuss the child's routine, favourite foods and toys, local friends and playmates, and we go from there. A typical day would integrate healthy nourishment prepared with the child if old enough, warm clothes, social outings to either playgrounds, library or beaches, home for food preparation and lunch, nap, picnic preparation before another outing, then home for bath and dinner, and some downtime spent reading or playing until the first parent gets home. In my opinion, any game or outing or food preparation is an opportunity for learning, fun and adventure. I have just joined @home creators on Kapiti and very much look forward to my next interaction :))
I worked 2 years in Mana College's Special Needs Unit, 1998-2000. I left to attend a local art school.
I've worked in 2 Steiner Kinders, one in Rotorua as a cook following a best cancer diagnosis - 2008, and one in Sydney as a full time reliever 2010. I loved both places yet found the 40mns curriculum slots limiting. I worked 6mths in a Centre for families in difficulty in Rotorua, which was both a humbling and eye opening experience which I still feell for today. For the Special needs position at Mana I liked after the sports programmes + Arts&Crafts .. much fun :) (2yrs) Otherwise my private nannying took me from a family of 3 girls in Kapiti (4yrs) to one of 4 girls in Rotorua with whom I'm still in touch and love (4yrs) to one of 2 boys and a girl, still in touch and special (4yrs). References available on request.