I have worked with children for 30 + years starting out as a nanny - 4 years, daycare worker - 1 year, day home provider - 20 years, and Childcare Consultant - 4.5 years for Government agencies. I re-opened my home again in 2011. The agency I am with is Calgary & Region Family Day Homes Agency and my training is available in an interview which includes current Childcare & Standard First Aid, CPR C & AED. ECE as well as many, many courses with authors, key note speakers, psychologists and more. I also have AFLCA, and RMT. My husband, myself and our 18 year old have security clearances from the Calgary Police Service including the vulnerable sector search. Our 18 year old son is graduating High school and plays hockey, our 25 year old attends the University of Calgary and works, and our 30 year has graduated from the U of C years ago and is married. Both older sons live outside of our home. We have a 5 year old golden retriever dog. My experience also extends to being a guest speaker at several childcare workshops, conferences, seminars and support groups with speaking in front of as many as 100 people. I enjoy bringing inspiration, sense of humor and background knowledge of empowering both children and adults.
I meet up with professional childcare educators with First Aid/CPR and security clearances as well for monthly meetings, networking, programming and ideas, mentoring, support, and when we go on fieldtrips together there are a lot of children for mine to play with. I follow the Government regulations from Calgary and Region Family Services Day Home Standards Booklet to continually offer a safe business to my clients.