Vanessa has been helping us survive parenthood for about 4 years now. We have four kids ages 10, 7, 7, and 4. One of our twins is autistic, but they all can be confoundingly challenging in their own unique ways and Vanessa always rises to the occasion when presented with those challenges.
Beyond basic care, Vanessa's particular strength is in the intellectual stimulation that our children receive not only from the interesting activities and outings that she independently plans and executes, but in day-to-day interactive play and conversation. She is reliable, trustworthy, and always does her best to accommodate schedule changes as necessary. We recommend her for any child care role unreservedly.