Updated: Oct 2, 2020
Congratulations on finding my website and blog!
Before I find out more about you, I am going to tell you a little bit about myself and how I ended up here, doing what I do.
My journey working with families started, when I was very young. I WAS the local neighbourhood babysitter. In school, I excelled in Childcare (which was part of the curriculum back then). I got the highest grade in the county for a study I did aged 16 on breastfeeding and bottle feeding.
In 1994, at 18 years old. I left my native England , to start my nannying journey in America.
(Here I am, packing my case!)
What started out as a year initially, quickly turned to 5.
An amazing adventure and journey, living with families and looking after their children. By the age of 23, I had potty trained 3 children, sleep trained a baby, taught a toddler to stay in her bed, weaned off bottles to sippy cups, looked after and stored breastmilk (not mine) took care of a set of twins, as well as overseeing a rebellious teen. All whilst having the dinner made, children's laundry done, house tidied and golf clubs dropped off at the country club on time.
Post America, I ended up in Australia, working for another family for a year, and seeing some amazing sights, then it was back to the USA for another nannying position.
All the time, I was adding to my memory bank, the dynamics between families, how children act, think and how parents respond.
Fast forward to 2003, I was married, with a 3 month old in hand (literally), we emigrated to Canada, where we settled on the West coast in rainy, but pretty Vancouver.
On arrival, I defaulted back to what I knew best, and with child in hand, worked with some local families as a night nanny | day nanny | and trouble shooting nanny.
By the time my daughter came along in 2006, I decided to take what I knew, and turn it into a consulting business.
The Premise of this business was: