I am a Master Newborn Care Specialist, and I am located in Northen California. I will travel domestically and internationally as well.
I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I came to the United States when I was in my early teens. I attended Holy Names University in Oakland, California, where I received my BA in Business Administration as well as a Certificate to teach English as a foreign language. I originally started teaching English as a Second Language in Peru, my native country for eight years. In 1993, I relocated to San Carlos, CA, where I continued to teach ESL in the local school district as well as working part time as a Nanny. In 2000, I was hired for a full-time nanny role, and I knew I found my true calling. I spent many years with this family, taking care of their young children before deciding to concentrate on Newborn Care and the privilege of helping parents give their youngest family members the best start possible.
I have been working with children of all ages for over 30 years, and specifically working as a Newborn Care Specialist since 2000. I have successfully worked with twins, preemies and singleton babies. I am committed to my ongoing education, achieving many of the latest certifications in newborn care. I enjoy sharing all of this knowledge with new parents, teaching them everything from swaddling to breastfeeding.
I consider myself very blessed to be doing what is a true passion of mine: caring for little ones by providing loving, safe and expert infant care. I support and promote parents & baby bond, educate and guide my clients with evidence based reseearch resources.. Whether this is your first or second child, I can help you feel more confident in your parenting skills, let you enjoy your time with your newborn, and allow you the time to recover from the delivery.
In addition to Newborn Care Specialist, I am highly experienced with sleep conditioning - training with both newborns and older infants. Within a relatively short timeframe and the collaborative team efforts with the parents, almost all of my charges are sleeping through the night without interruption. While this is a certainly an important milestone, I continually document all of the other developmental stages for the benefit of the parents.
Connecting with your little one, comes in quite easy for me because I care for your baby as I would care for my own with love and respect. It is part of my ability to accept each and every baby for the unique person that he or she is.
Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration 1982
Holy Names University – Oakland, CA
Certificate to Teach English as a Second Language (ESL) 1979
Holy Names University – Oakland, CA
Certifications and Professional Development:
Brachycephaly and Plagiocephaly Newborn Care Solution Institution June 14, 2020
Breastfeeding and Safe Sleep Great Lakes Breastfeeding Webinar June 6, 2020
CACHE Certified Master NCS CACHE – Nanny Stella /UK April 16, 2020
Science Behind Sleep Summer Sleep Secrets April 26, 2020
The New Parent Educator ABC Doulas – CAPPA – Los Angeles, CA Sept.7 - 8, 2019
Breastfeeding Myths with Dr. Newman Breastfeed Los Angeles, CA September 5TH, 2019
Breastfeeding – Tongue Tie Conference San Diego Breastfeeding Coalition August 5, 2019
Pediatric Sleep & Wellness Conference Kim West – Seattle, WA April 25 – 27, 2019
Integrative Sleep Consultant Course Gibson’s Newborn Services, Cancun, Mexico Jan 12th – 15th, 2018
RIE - Resources Infant Educarer Danielle Bujnak, Cancun, Mexico January 11, 2018
Sleep Foundations & Consultation Summer’s Sleep Secrets, Dallas, TX January 6 & 7, 2018
Sleep Solutions 0-6 Workshop Newborn Care Solutions, Houston, TX March 4, 2017
Foundational Newborn Care Workshop Newborn Care Solutions, Seattle, WA February 11 – 12, 2017
Masters Newborn Care Specialist Gentle Blessings, Los Angeles, CA October 2016
Working with Multiples (Advanced) - ABC Doula Service, Portland, OR March 2016
Infant Massage Instructor - World Institute for Nurturing Communication Feb 2016
Advanced Newborn Care Specialist - Newborn Care Solutions, Phoenix, AZ Jan 2016
Advanced Sleep Training Certificate - Gentle Ventures Training Center, Scottsdale, AZ Aug 2015
Newborn Care Specialist Course II - Gentle Ventures Training Center, Scottsdale, AZ March 2015
Newborn Care Specialist Course - Gentle Ventures Training Center, Scottsdale, AZ April 2009
CPR and First Aid Certified Trust Line Registered Continual since 1996
Phonetics / Lingüística Studies - Ricardo Palma University, Santiago de Surco, Peru 1984 – 1986
International Nanny Association (INA)
Domestic Estate Management Association (DEMA)
Skills, Talents, and Strengths:
Experienced with twins and premature babies
Empowering and educating new parents
Breastfeeding support and education
Overcoming feeding challenges and reflux
Practicing and teaching safe swaddling
Healthy sleep conditioning
Nursery set up and organization
Medication distribution and tracking
Impeccably strong work ethic
Fluently bilingual in English and Spanish
Available for 24/7: day and night shift
Open to domestic and international travel
Dedicated to professional development and learning
Dependable and reliable
Flexible, easy-going, and adaptable
Mindful attention to detail
Compassionate, loving and empathetic
Organized and punctual
Newborn Care Specialist Experience
Provides dedicated, full-time care to infants ranging in age from birth through 12 weeks. Typical Newborn Care responsibilities include:
Performs continual care during the day, evening, and overnight shifts.
Creates comprehensive logs and journals to document eating, sleeping, and behavioral patterns.
Maintaining healthy sleep with consistent routines and optimal sleep environments.
Soothing and swaddling to comfort the newborn.
Changing diapers properly and efficiently.
Cleaning and care of circumcision and umbilical cord sites.
Gentle, safe bathing and infant massage.
Establishing regular feeding routines and preparing bottles for both formula and expressed breastmilk.
Addressing feeding difficulties, including reflux, burping, and breastfeeding guidance.
Assessment and strategies for addressing common conditions such as colic.
Cleaning the nursery and laundry for the baby’s clothing and linens.
Educating new parents in every aspect of caring for their newborn.
Troubleshooting for potential areas of concern in the areas of health, development, sleeping habits, feeding, swaddling and the transition for the new family.
Specific Newborn Care Specialist positions:
V. Family, Palo Alto, CA Newborn Boy & Sleep Conditioning March-May 2020
C. Family, Belmont, CA Newborn Girl & Sleep Conditioning Oct – Dec 18, 2019
S.M. Family, Los Altos, CA Sleep Conditioning – 5 weeks Boy Sept – Dec. 2019
S. Family, Manteca, CA Sleep Conditioning – 8 weeks Girl Sept – Oct 2019
L. Family, Los Altos, CA Sleep Training – 3 months Girl October 2019
D. Family, Menlo Park, CA Newborn Girl & Sleep Conditioning Aug – Oct 2019
W. Family, Menlo Park, CA Newborn Girl & Sleep Conditioning – Rehire March – July 2019
HPF, Hillsborough, CA Newborn Girl & Sleep Conditioning Jan – March 2019
P. Family, Lodi, CA Sleep Training – 3 Months Boy November 2018
V. Family, Palo Alto, CA Newborn Girl & Sleep Conditioning October 1 – Dec 2018
UHNW Family, San Francisco, CA Newborn Boy & Sleep Conditioning June 23 – Sept 14th, 2018
H. Family, Sunnyvale, CA Newborn Girl April - May 2018
S. Family, San Francisco, CA Newborn Boy & Sleep Conditioning January 23 – Jun. 2018
H. Family, Belmont, CA Newborn Preemie Girl (substitute) January 1 – 5, 2018
S. Family, San Carlos, CA Newborn Boy & Sleep Conditioning Oct – Dec 2017
P. Family, San Carlos, CA Sleep Training 9 months old Boy September 2017
Rebecca Wahl - Menlo Park, CA Newborn Girl & Sleep Conditioning May – July 2017
W. Family - Los Altos, CA Newborn Boy & Sleep Conditioning March- June 2017
R. Family - Pleasanton, CA Sleep Training for 12 weeks old Infant Boy March 2017
S. Family, Palo Alto, CA Sleep Conditioning for 6 wk. old Infant Boy February 2017
K. Family – Dublin, CA Sleep Training for 8 weeks old twin boys Oct - Jan 6, 2017
M. Family – Dublin, CA Newborn Preemie Girl Dec 1st- 30th, 2016
L. Family - San Francisco, CA Newborn Girl & Sleep Training June – Sept 2016
HNWF Family - San Mateo, CA Sleep Training for 10 wk. old Infant Girl Apr – June 2016
M. Family - Mountain View, CA Newborn Girl (2nd Child) Apr – May 2016
W. Family - Menlo Park, CA Newborn Girl & Sleep Training Nov 2015 – Jan 2016
T. Family - Redwood City, CA Temp Nanny to 6-month old (Repeat hire) Sept – Dec 20
T. Family - San Francisco, CA Sleep Training for 11 wk. old Girl Aug 2015
H. Family - Menlo Park, CA Newborn Girl & Sleep Training June – June 2015
T. Family- Redwood City, CA Newborn Girl & Sleep Training Mar – May 2015
Irena Ilic - Stanford, CA Newborn Girl Dec 2014 – Jan 2015
Stephanie Tietbohl - Sunnyvale, CA Newborn Boy Aug – Oct 2015
R. Family - Mountain View, CA Newborn Girl & Sleep Training May - July 2014
Rondeau & Moore - Mountain View, CA Newborn Boy & Sleep Training Mar - July 2014
Ranziel Ungar -Burlingame, CA Newborn Boy & Sleep Training Dec 2013 – Mar 2014
M. Family -Cupertino, CA Newborn Girl (2nd Child, Repeat hire) Sept - Dec 2013
Emma Jones -Atherton, CA Newborn Twin Boy and Girl June – Nov 2012
Laurie Olshansky- San Francisco, CA Newborn Boy Jan – June 2012
Katherine Miller - Cupertino, CA Newborn Boy Jun - Aug 2011
Leyla Khosrovani - Oakland Hills, CA Newborn Girl Sept- Dec 2011
Shim & Fox -San Francisco, CA Newborn Boy (2nd Child, Repeat hire) Oct 2010 – Jan 2011
Shim & Fox - San Francisco, CA Newborn Boy and Day Nanny Jul – Oct 2008
Susan Wojcicki - Los Altos, CA Newborn Girl April – June 2008
Erika & Vernon Irvin - San Jose, CA Newborn Twin Girls May ’06 – Jul ‘07
C. Family - Westwood, MA Newborn Twin Boys Jan – May 2005
Duffey & Coneybeer - San Francisco, CA Newborn Girl Jan – Mar 2004
M. Risley - Woodside, CA Newborn Boy Mar – June 2001
Additional Nanny Experience:
Accepted long-term nanny assignments with various families, helping with younger children while assisting with the home operations.
V. Family, Palo Alto, CA April – August 2019
Full charge childcare for their 7 months old daughter. (Previously her NCS)
Tournatory Family, Redwood City, CA Sept – Dec 2015 & May – Dec 2016
* Full charge childcare for their 13 months old daughter. (Repeat hire)
Fox Family, San Francisco, CA Nov 2008 – Oct 2010
* Provided full charge childcare for their 3-month old son through 2.5 years.
M. Bigham, Palo Alto/Santa Cruz/Woodside, CA Jan 2000 – June 2004
M. Bigham, Weston, MA June 2004 – Oct 2006
Originally hired as a full charge nanny for 2 children, consisting of a 3-year-old son, 2-year-old daughter, and newborn daughter was born a year later. Relocated with the family from California to Massachusetts.
Served as family assistant: assisted with personal shopping, and coordinated the organization, packing, and unpacking for three residential relocations.
Provided overnight Newborn Specialist Care to additional families during overnight shifts and while traveling with the family.
San Carlos School District, San Carlos, CA ESL Teacher 1996 – 2000
Universidad del Pacifico, Lima, Peru Business English Teacher 1990 – 1992
Abraham Lincoln School, Lima, Peru English Teacher 1984 – 1992