Mia Pino

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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. 

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Education:

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

Professional Associations:

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.

 

Teaching Experience:

 

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