Rez (they/them) is a nanny and NCS living in Denver, CO.
UPDATE: Rez is no longer seeking employment at this time, as they have accepted a contract with a wonderful Denver-based family. Thank you for your interest!
Photo: Rez at age 4 holding their younger sibling Claire.
Rez grew up in the SF Bay Area, California. They are the oldest in a family of eleven children, and therefore an early recruit in the childcare field. Rez helped run the house and take care of the kids while their mom taught as a homeschooling parent.
Thanks to Rez's unique upbringing, they developed strong skills as a caregiver. They also learned team building exercises and social skills through baseball, Irish dancing, choir (Rez loves to sing for their nanny kids!), and ten years of swim team experience. (Yes, they can give your children swim lessons!) Rez also plays some piano and guitar, and is a music enthusiast. They also love riding their bike around town and are a longtime cyclist.
Rez is also an artist. They have created several large-scale murals in Denver, and also enjoy working with acrylic on canvas. Rez paints a broad variety of subject matter, ranging from portraiture to landscapes to abstract work. Rez is available to paint murals, including in childrens' play spaces - see some examples of past projects here: www.playspace.design
In 2011, Rez was hired on to their first nanny job in Oakland, CA. They proceeded to work with many first time parents, caring for infants and toddlers. Rez studied child development at Merritt college in Oakland. In 2017, they moved to Denver, CO and continued their career as a professional nanny.
They also worked in the educational field, teaching hands-on skills to elementary and middle school students at McGlone Academy, Kepner Beacon and Grant Beacon. Rez has also facilitated arts education for students, including teaching mural-making to several different groups of young people.
Rez has also done work for clients with disabilities, and provided live-in care for an adult with a spinal cord injury for five years. They have also worked with folks with dementia, vision impairment, autism, and Down Syndrome. Rez is honored to work with clients living with disability and neurodiversity.
Ongoing education is an important factor to Rez. In summer 2021, Rez completed the foundational course with Newborn Care Solutions. Thanks to this training, Rez was able to help a client identify a tongue tie in their six month old baby, which was something even their lactation consultant didn't consider to check as the culprit for a poor latch and reflux. In January 2023, they completed the Advanced NCS course. Rez is committed to staying up to date on information related to their field, in order to best serve the families they work with.
Rez is so grateful to have the privilege of developing wonderful relationships with the families they work with. They consider their work in the care field to be a meaningful part of their legacy, by making a difference in the lives of individuals. They are so excited for the opportunities that the future holds!
Photo: A tiny infant hand holds on to Rez's thumb.
Photo: Rez with a toddler at the playground.
Rez's favorite modalities of childcare philosophy include Montessori, Waldorf, and RIE parenting. Rez believes in the capability of children, and strives to empower them by offering ample opportunities for growth, via developmentally appropriate scaffolding. Rez is a proponent of respectful care and gentle parenting. When it comes to discipline for older children, Rez believes in the Love and Logic method of related consequences, as well as empathy, communication and compassion. Rez strives to be a stellar role model for the children they care for, by practicing patience and loving kindness to all creatures.
Rez has experience teaching babies sign language, baby led weaning, and various methods of sleep training / sleep conditioning. Rez acknowledges that every family has their own unique approach to topics such as sleep training, and their ultimate goal is to support the parents in their decision about what is best for their child.
Rez's favorite activities to participate in with children include art-making, outdoor exploration, and imaginative play. They excel at finding the magic in the mundane, such as turning a simple cardboard box into a castle. Rez does their best to instill a sense of curiosity, wonder and creativity in the youngsters they work with. They also love to provide enrichment through outings to places like the library, playgrounds, zoo, amusement park and more. Rez has an active membership with the Denver Art Museum as well as the Botanic Gardens.
Rez is ever-mindful of safety as their number one concern on the job. They have assisted parents with child proofing, and stay updated with their first aid / CPR certification. Rez has saved a baby from choking by performing back blows during one of their first nanny jobs. While Rez hopes they never have to repeat that experience, they are confident in their ability to respond logically in an emergency. Rez is also committed to safe sleep practices, car seat safety, and environmental awareness while in public spaces.
Rez is a strong driver and has had their drivers license since 2006, with a clean driving record. They own a Kia Sportage and are up to date on insurance and registration. They occasionally do work through HopSkipDrive (rideshare service for kids), and have passed rigorous screenings and background checks to be able to drive child passengers.
Rez is also vaccinated against COVID-19 and is happy to share their vaccination record upon request. Omicron booster & flu shot received in fall 2022.
Photo: Stock image of an infant doll receiving CPR.
Photo: Headshot image of Rez.
Interested in working with Rez? Email email@example.com with your name and details about the position you are offering. Sample contract, resume and references are available upon request.
Rez's ideal work relationship is one that values open communication, respect, and collaboration. Their hope is to work with folks who uphold moral values such as integrity and inclusivity. As a non-binary caregiver, they appreciate working with people who respect their identity, and make an effort to use their correct pronouns.
Rez looks forward to hearing from you in the near future!