Sherri has experience in a Berks County After School Program that gives her ideas about activities to do with your children!
“I am very responsible and knowledgeable, although I am a child at heart! I like to make an incredible and positive impact on people. I believe a nanny is someone who gets to work with our future. A nanny is someone who gets to be creative every day and explore the magic of childhood all over again. I enjoy being a nanny for these reasons along with the fact that I enjoy watching the magic develop in a child’s eyes when learning something new! Working with children is a powerful experience that can change the life of someone forever. I have been serving in some form of childcare experience for over 15 years and can honestly say I love what I do! I am willing to do housekeeping that includes children’s laundry, light cleaning, and meal preparation. If I had to describe myself in five adjectives I would say that I am dedicated, compassionate, fun, creative and inquisitive. Activities that I would like to incorporate in the daily plan for the family I care for would include cooking with the children, arts and crafts (paints, glue, chalk etc.), field trips, lots of hands on experiences, reading, music and dancing, and sign language. I have a strong background working at a Berks County After School Program and I believe this is a benefit to children! If asked to describe the perfect family seeking a Nanny like me I would hope they would be a family that would be confident in the choice they make when choosing me as their nanny!”
“Sherri was an excellent nanny for our family; she worked for us for three years, including both summer and school year. She was always willing to pitch in and help us find the best solution for everyone. We were extremely fortunate to find her through this Shillington Nanny Agency. She arrived on time every day, and stayed until everyone was settled (vs. just running out when the clock ticked over). Sherri helped with homework, school projects and even went to school functions to support the girls. She actively sought out opportunities that the children would enjoy, and identified activities, purchased supplies, and joined them doing fun new projects - lots of days I would come home to stories of "Look what we did with Sherri"! She made meals fun - arranging plates in happy faces, etc. to encourage good eating habits. Sherri also did house chores while the children were napping, keeping the house clean, kid’s laundry, dishes, etc. She helped the kids pick up toys and keep the house organized. If someone was sick, she would come early or stay longer to make sure we had the right coverage. The girls looked to her for support, both emotionally and physically - I always knew I could count on her to provide extra comfort when I wasn’t able to be there. Sherri came into our family when my oldest daughter was struggling with behavioral issues and the prior nanny just did not have the maturity, skills or patience to help her. Sherri worked hard to help us build a support system that allowed her to succeed, and my daughter made significant progress in her social skills with the nurturing and patience that Sherri brought. In addition, she developed strong relationships with our younger two daughters, helping them to be polite & cheerful, while giving them many opportunities to learn and try new things! My youngest was barely a year when Sherri came, and so she learned to walk and talk, to play, to eat, and to enjoy life with Sherri’s gentle nature. My middle daughter grew from a toddler to a successful elementary school girl with Sherri helping her learn reading and math, make new friends, and participate in extracurricular activities (e.g. Daisies). She even made it a point to work at the Berks County After School Program my children attended so that they would be comfortable. Sherri was critical in enabling me to focus on my career - she was always on top of the girl’s interests and activities, and willing to do whatever it took to keep our family on the right track - laundry, cleaning, cooking, and errands in addition to taking kids to activities, doctor and dentist as appointments needed. Sherri remains a close friend, almost a member of our family. She still celebrates birthdays and holidays with our girls, sends them letters and comes to some of their events. She is a warm and generous person, who builds real relationships with her work family while maintaining her professional boundaries!”
“Sherri was one of the best workers at the Berks County After School Program we both worked in! You could ask her to do anything and she always did it with a smile on her face. She was great with the children as well as talking to the parents. Sherri and I worked teaching the pre-k class when I started. She was there before me and we worked as co-teachers. After sometime I switched to another classroom and Sherri worked with the school aged children as well. We worked very well together and Sherri was a joy to work with! At the time I didn’t have children but now I do and I would trust Sherri with my children anytime!”
“Sherri was responsible, dedicated, and loving/caring towards the children; she addressed concerns in a positive manor, and was always very patient! She was able to multi-task and maintained a schedule with the children. Most importantly Sherri is trustworthy. I was able to leave my child during the day knowing he was safe in her care and genuinely cared for. My experience with her was positive. She interacted in a kind and loving way with my son, she always made sure his needs, as well as the needs of the other children, were met. In addition she created and provided activities which were educational and encouraged/facilitated child development, which I know was a result of her background at a Berks County After School Program. Because I was so satisfied with Sherri’s childcare skills I sought her services after my son left the daycare to provide care for him at my residence.”
“Sherri was always a huge asset to every classroom she worked in and every family she nannied for! The children and parents all loved her! She is always kind and respectful. She truly loves children and teaching children. She is the kind of teacher others strived to be. I looked up to her then and still do. She is a truly special person. She worked at a Berks County After School Program for about 10 years and I worked closely with her many times over those years. I always enjoyed my time with her and she was always one of the children's favorite teachers! Many of the children and parents still keep in touch with her. She was always willing to do whatever was needed to make the program run smoothly. She is great with children of all ages. She is super gentle and caring with babies and young children. She is wonderful with older children too. She makes learning fun for all ages! Any family would be lucky to have Sherri taking care of their children!”
“Sherri honed her teaching craft in in our Kindergarten classroom, and I know that she will bring this teaching background to a nanny position and will prove to be a great asset to this Shillington Nanny Agency. The school outgrew its space, so the Kindergarten classes were housed at another location. This created a self-contained early childhood center, physically separated from the other elementary classes and teachers. We have two different classes of students each day. The younger 5 year olds attend in the morning. The 6 year olds attend in the afternoon. The classes were arranged this way to take developmental differences into account. Lessons often require adjusting to suit the individual class needs. There are approximately 20 students in each class, and double the number of parents to get to know. The Kindergarten curriculum includes language arts, math, handwriting, social studies, science, music and art, all subjects taught by the classroom teacher. Sherri began her practicum observing, documenting, and then assessing students. She participated in Back to School nights, faculty meetings, kindergarten team planning meetings, and parent/teacher conferences. She took on the responsibilities of designing and teaching small groups of students in language arts skills on different instructional levels, whole group daily routines, and assisting in all other instruction. During the last several weeks of her internship, she fully planned and implemented all areas of the curriculum, and functioned independently as the head teacher. Additionally, she was totally responsible for a month-long science unit on the Five Senses where she designed instructional materials, using not only varying technology, but also targeting different student learning styles and ability levels. She was responsible for creating and implementing assessments for her unit of study. She did an excellent job with this unit, keeping the level of instruction, materials used, and desired outcomes in an appropriate range for all students. Sherri spent much of her time outside of school becoming familiar with teacher friendly web sites, finding literature to enrich our curriculum, and making visuals and hands-on experiments that helped to make our units of study memorable. She also volunteered at a Berks County After School Program for the children. In her own quiet way, she assesses what needs to be done, and without prompting, she fills the need. In a similar style, she has made herself familiar with each personality in our two classes, and can relate both individually and instructionally with each student. As Sherri gained experience with the curriculum and learned the capabilities of our students, I noticed her ability to see and develop natural links between curricular areas grew as well. That saved instructional time and made learning more meaningful to the students. Sherri had not previously been in the life situations where she found it necessary to discipline children. In the classroom, she started by reminding them gently of their responsibilities, but soon found that some students needed a variety of techniques to manage their behavior. She realized that she had learned behavior management methods in her classes and now needed to practice them until they became second nature to her in classroom situations. As usual, she applied herself earnestly to this challenge and made wonderful progress. All of the staff who worked with Sherri were genuinely impressed with this lovely young woman! She is a principled role model, for young people, a cooperative and generous co-worker, and a dedicated educator. We feel certain that she will be an asset on any elementary staff. She has the positive characteristics of a life-long learner, who will continue to enrich her teaching skills as her future unfolds. She will certainly be a successful educator for children!”
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