As a nanny I can have the impact of a teacher without my attention being divided by a full classroom. Now I have done both and I still prefer the home as a working environment where I do not have to follow a curriculum, set up a classroom everyday or consult with an entire teaching staff. I see myself as a partner with parents to assist them in helping develop their family by providing solid, dependable care for the children allowing a relationship to develop where children are comfortable and secure to explore and develop in a safe environment. I enjoy beginning when the children are infants so I can help develop life skills from the very beginning. Starting at this early stage, allows me to teach when the children learn from their daily routines and activities, in their own environments; which I believe to be very beneficial. I like to take a child's interest and turn it into a learning experience. Independence, self-confidence, trust, friendship, compassion, sharing, cooperation as well as educational subjects like letters, numbers, colors, shapes, names, addresses, phone numbers, etc. are some things I enjoy teaching. Visiting places like the library, zoo, playgroups, parks, as well as the grocery store, post office, and bank are great places to learn and have fun.