• Who am I and what can I do for you?
My name is Alessandra DaMota and I’m a non-medical insured postpartum professional baby nurse and newborn care specialist (a.k.a. maternity nurse) focused in to assist you with all newborn/infant related care, while providing support and guidance to all members of the household. I’m available to work on different shifts, including, but not limited to 24 hours. My primary focus is to provide care to your newborn/infant baby, especially if you are first time parents or parents with older siblings in needed of care or to work during the daytime and can also provide extensively specialized care for premature babies, twins, or even triplets. I can be considered a “transitional nurse” fully trained in keeping a journal about proper development, behavior and habits of the newborn baby including sleeping, eating, defecating, urinating, crying, etc. and my services would be tailored independently according to your needs. My main goal is to enrich your knowledge of the “baby world” willing to answer any and all your questions about your newborn baby while taking care of you at the same time.
• How can I best describe myself?
Describing myself to you in one word, my answer will be dynamic because I change, I adapt, I do whatever I need to do to succeed. But I can also say that I am bright, highly responsible, self motivated, very dedicated, creative, dependable, reliable, helpful, fair, honest, focused, steady, organized, enthusiastic, mobile, positive, resilient, trustworthy, common sense, compassionate and a great deal of flexibility with open mind to new ideas. The newborn/infant/child is the real reason why I am here applying for the position is being offered, and newborn/infant/child is why I chose to be a maternity nurse and/or nanny.
The thing I like best about being a nanny is of being a nanny is the ability to be an integral part of a child’s development. There is nothing more rewarding than watching a newborn/infant/child grow and progress while in my care. The fact that I am with the child for a significant amount of the day, makes me realize I largely influence them and can impact their lives. It is a huge responsibility, but also an honor and a privilege. Being part of this development is extraordinary!
My experience as a nanny has shown me that there are a number of essential aspects such as developing a sense of trust, showing understanding and patience, respecting the family, forming a bond, consistently promoting the child’s development and well being and showing high standards of professional conduct with the family. I have an urge to willingness to learn and no matter what my age is, no matter how much experience I have, I will always be willing to learn a new skill or technique. I have the ability to assess a situation by seeking multiple perspectives, gathering more information if necessary to identify key issues that need to be addressed. I am experienced and comfortable to working at fully staffed household and I have a natural ability to relate to my co-workers, inspire others to participate, and mitigate conflict with co-workers if ever necessary.
I am a relationship builder by nature and I absolute love to interact with my employer’s extended relatives, friends, teachers and coaches. But I know when I have to be invisible and extremely discrete. I can adapt fast to any environment and highly able to adept to changing work conditions and assignments. I keep my honesty and integrity more than any other value I have along with dedication combined with strong work ethic. After all, trust is not given readily and I must earn it. Reliability and loyalty are no question ones of the many qualities I posses. I will arrive to work every day — on time — and ready to work, and I will always take responsibility for my actions. I am dependable and responsible with strong devotion to my employer—at all times and even in challenging circumstances. I understand that good professional relationships endure through good and bad times. And I want you to know I will always “have your back”. I am pleased to share that I have a history of loyal relationships that not only have lasted years and decades – but may span a lifetime.
Everything I do, I do with motivation and passion and I am very confidence in my skills, education, and abilities. Self-motivation is another quality I want to mention about me. Although teamwork is an important skill I have, I also have the ability to work independently, with little or no supervision at all. After all, I am committed to you, to your ideas, to your biggest asset – your children. The qualities I consider to be “the qualities” that children like and respond to in me are my genuine interest in and love for a newborn/infant/child, high levels of energy, creativity, nurturing, sensitivity to the varying needs and demands of a newborn/infant/child, a good sense of humor, patience and understanding, my natural ability to communicate appropriately with different ages and your patience in teaching the child a new skill.
• Why do I think I am the best fit for your family?
Well, I have all of the skills and experience that you’re probably looking for and I’m confident that I would be a superstar for your whole family. I’m really energetic, and a great communicator. Working as an in home postpartum doula, professional baby nurse and newborn care specialist 20+ years helped me build confidence and taught me the importance of empathy. I’ve also got a track record of success, which helped me build a real strong relationship with previous clients and create new ones. Because of this, I ended up seeing an increase in parent satisfaction. I can see myself continually growing and developing my skills and knowledge to become even more valuable to any family in the coming years. It’s not just my background leading successful delivery. it’s about my passion for what I do. This is my dream career and I’m driven to deliver high-quality work!
• Why did I want to work in this industry?
I’ve always loved the Child Development industry, but my interest in early childhood really started after my parents. I grew up in a family of teachers from both maternal and paternal sides. And after many years seeing, breathing and feeling education, information, performance and accomplishments I could not see myself out of this at all. It is in my blood. I developed a special love for teaching and having fun with toddlers first. And the next thing I see myself doing is babysitting for my nearby neighbors.
Next I graduated myself as teacher with focus in Montessori qualification and not long after got Child Development Degree in early childhood field. After meeting a good friend’s of an aunt of mine, I decided to give focus in newborns and infants special care and parenting education. It is absolute great to be able to contribute positively to a field I feel so passionate about, and to help promote real love I really believed in.
• What motivates me?
I’ve always been motivated by the challenge of working with the unknown, meaning after the baby is born we never know how the baby is going to react to the environment out of the womb and being responsible for a 100% success rate in properly and efficiently for training him to start a new living with parents – I’m more than up for the challenge. In fact, I thrive on it.
• How would my friends describe me?
My friends would probably say that I’m extremely dependable – I’ve always been the one person on my team that can be counted on to start and complete any type of job on time. It’s either single baby, twins or triplets. While some other baby nurses might find it difficult to handle many babies all at once and get a task done, I always find the time to finish what I start and make sure the tasks I lead are top notch quality.
• What do I think of my previous babies I worked with?
Each baby I worked with taught me to see life from different perspective with beauty, patience and love. • What is my greatest failure, and what did I learn from it? When I was in high school, I took acting classes to supplement my curriculum. I didn’t take it very seriously, and assumed that, compared to my Biology classes, it would be a walk in the park. My failing grades were obvious. I learned that no matter what I’m doing, I should strive to do it to the best of my ability. Otherwise, it’s not worth doing at all.
• What’s my greatest weakness?
I’ve never been very comfortable with public speaking. Because I didn’t take my acting classes very seriously, I’ve never learnt how to speak in public and because of that I didn’t develop the ability to present myself in front of a big crowd. After years I realize that this could be a problem in the workplace, so I asked my previous teachers if they knew any class I could enroll in a speech workshop. I took the class, and was able to overcome my lifelong fear. I still don’t love it, but no one else can tell!
• Some of my characteristics?
- I genuinely love the company of children in general
- I have a deep understanding of child development
- I have lots of energy, an extra large reserve of patience and nurturing spirit
- I am safety conscious
- I am an excellent communicator and very understanding
- I am extremely flexible, reliable, dependable, responsible and respectful
- I am extremely organized, self-motivated, creative and proactive
- I am trustworthy with crystal clear criminal background
A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.