Hew

I love kids! I majored in Child and Youth Studies/Trained as an Elementary Teacher and ECA/Nannied for the last 3 years

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Hello, My name is Hew Young and I am 26 years old. I am a fun, loving, caring, responsible, patient, honest and attentive person. I am a little shy at first but warm up quickly to people. I am a quick learner and self-motivated. I have always tried to be understanding but I also stand my ground when necessary. I have lived in Toronto the majority of my life, with the exception of living in St. Catharines when I was in University. I love being active, being outside and enjoying nature. As such, some of my hobbies include: hiking with my dog and fiance, going for leisure bike rides, going camping, canoeing or kayaking, and jogging. Other hobbies include: reading, arts and crafts, knitting, baking and cooking. I also enjoy learning new things, even if I am no good at it! I am passionate about working with children; this passion grew from when I was little and spent a lot of time raising my younger brothers. As I got older, I spent a lot of time in many environments where I was taking care of children (especially my neice who was 1 yrs old and her parents were working full time), which lead me to pursue my university education with children. I have many experiences and qualifications for working with children; I have worked with and/or cared for children from infants to Gr. 6. The following are summaries of these experiences and qualifications: - Early Childhood Assistance diploma: I had placements in toddler and preschool daycare rooms. Here I took part in caring for children by playing, supervising, feeding, cleaning, changing diapers etc.. I participated and led circle time, outdoor/indoor activities and other routines. - Bachelors of Art in Child and Youth Studies, and a Bachelors of Education in Primary/Junior grades: I completed two placements in Kindergarten classrooms for Teacher's College. I planned lessons and taught, I lead carpet time, I managed centres, I monitored children during play, I helped with snack, lunch and bathroom routines. I also completed a placement in a grade 4 classroom. As well, I completed a placement in a special needs classroom. - Volunteer work in many classrooms and other after-school programs: I participated in a after-school reading program with children as young as 6 to help improve their reading comprehension. I volunteered in a big brother big sister program with a grade 4 student. I also volunteered in many classrooms (JK/SK classrooms and gr. 2/3 classroom). In highschool, I had two co-op placements in which I was in a JK/SK classroom and a gr. 1/2 split. - Babysitting: twins who were 10 and helped with their homework, and took them to classes. In the summer I tutored with them, took them to classes, took them out on activities, prepared meals and occasionally cleaned the house. I also babysat two children who were the daughters of my boss when I was working at a cafe. Also, odd babysitting gigs for family, family friends and referrals. - Nanny: For a year and a half I worked as a Nanny to two amazing two year old b/g twins. I took the kids out to the park, on mini trips around the city, to the museum and more. I prepared and fed breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner. I put them down for naps and sometimes bedtime. I participated in the little boy's speech therapy. I also changed their diapers, did the laundry, load and unloaded the dishes, cleaned their bedroom, playroom, living room, and kitchen. But most of all, I played, I laughed, I cried, I smiled, I laid down the law and I had a blast. -Nanny: For 8 months, I worked as a Nanny to boy twins who were 3 turned 4 year olds. Boys were good kids but typically took some time in the mornings to acclimate and snuggle with Mom or Dad. So, I started the day typically by putting away toys, cleaning up the kitchen counter, sink and unloading the dishwasher, sweeping the floors up the living room, kitchen, dining space. I often served a simple breakfast and then Dad went to work and Mom went to do chores etc. We would play games, read, go to the park, have some fun until I made lunch. We would eat and then I would take a 30 min walk with the boys to their preschool. If boys were busy with play, I would also do some laundry. In the beginning, I took the boys to speech therapy as well as practicing the "homework" from the speech pathologist. I learned a lot working with these two children as they often struggled with separation anxiety due to many changes before and during my time with the family. They were also easily over stimulated and often had huge outbursts. As a unit with the parents, we all worked together to learn different methods to help them with their struggles, as well as our own to not let ourselves get overloaded. After being together for months though, we were able to reach a happy medium. Outside of the struggles, the boys and I still had many silly and loving moments together. Mother's Helper - For the past 6 months, I worked with a 2.5 yr old girl and an infant boy from 10 weeks til 8 months. In this position I took care of children together with mom some days, alone with one of two kids most days, and occasionally for short periods, I had both. I learned a lot about taking care of infants during this time. The baby had difficulties napping and sleeping at night. During the day, Mom and I would take turns carrying the baby in a sling anywhere from 30 mins to 3 hours at a time, as it was the only way the baby would nap. Sleep deprivation on everyone in the family (mom, dad, baby, girl) lead to mom calling in a professional sleep trainer. Assisting Mom and Dad following the sleep trainer's schedule, we were able to successfully help the baby to sleep in a cot on a schedule. In addition, I helped to transition the baby from breast milk to solids. At times, it was difficult to entertain the baby, especially when he did not sleep well and was cranky but I had a blast with him. The 2.5 yr old girl was a ball of fun, enthusiasm, and curiosity! My major challenge with her was helping her to accept the baby and understand that the baby did not mean that she would not get any attention from her parents. She now likes to be silly to make the baby smile and laugh; give him hugs and kisses and hold him; and will often share her toys with him! I'm really proud of her. That's it for now, hope to talk to you soon, Hew.

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Email Address ...@gmail.com Confirmed
Phone Number 416-995-... Confirmed
Postal Code V6P...
Years of Experience 3
Provider Type Individuals
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Number of Children 2
Twins Or Multiple Children Yes

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