In celebration of National Nanny Recognition Week, Trusting Connections would like to dedicate a few blog posts this week to highlight some of our wonderful TC nannies.
Today, we want to highlight and feature one of our newest Phoenix nannies, Sophia Santos!
Phoenix is Trusting Connections’ third and latest location, helping and connecting families and nannies since this past July. Sophia has played such a valuable and significant role during this exciting time by representing us and the standards we hold in providing high-quality, safe, and dependable childcare.
We reached out to Sophia and asked her a few questions to get some insights from a nanny’s perspective about nannying and the significance of National Nanny Recognition Week!
Q: Why did you become a nanny? How’s your experience being a nanny been thus far?
A: I’m going to school to be a teacher! So I figured nannying would be a good experience to get my foot in the door! Before nannying, I taught for two years at a daycare center that I loved! Unfortunately, once I moved it was too long of a commute so nannying was the next step! I’ve loved every part of being a nanny! I love getting to know the kids and figured out what they like and dislike and being able to cater to their needs. Being a special figure in their life is an incredible thing.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about being a nanny?
A: My favorite thing about being a nanny is being able to become a child again, but also take on responsibility when needed.
Q: If you could recall one of the most memorable moments/advice from being a nanny, what would it be?
A: I am an only child, so I grew up lonely in family situations which always helped me become independent. However, childhood is so important and memorable to me. I love being able to connect with a child and help them be the best person they can be.
Q: Do you think nannies & sitters are important people? Why so?
A: I think nannies and sitters are extremely important for a child and their family. The parents need someone they can trust, and the child needs someone they can give their full attention to. Nannies are hard workers because they know their responsibilities and value their jobs.
Q: What are your thoughts on National Nanny Recognition Week?
A: National Nanny Recognition Week is such a great way of appreciating the nannies who go above and beyond for their jobs, and it is important to praise them so they will continue being the best they can be for their families.
Are you enjoying reading these Q&A posts? Let us know if you would like us to interview more of our nannies by leaving a comment below! We will be featuring our Tucson nannies next, so be on the lookout for our next blog post!
Did you know nannies are legally recognized as household employees? That means our nannies are and should be acknowledged as professional childcare providers and caregivers. Trusting Connections is committed to advocating for our nannies by offering support and recognition throughout the year.
National Nanny Recognition Week, September 23-29th, is a week during which “families, businesses, and the media will be encouraged to focus on the positive aspects of the nanny profession, the important role nannies play in the lives of the families and the wonderful contribution they make in the lives of the children they care for.”