Eight years ago our lives were radically altered, as that is the day when Almer, walked into our flat and interviewed to watch our newborn son. From that moment on I knew our son and then his younger brother would have exceptional care and love. But that, as they say is only the “tip of the iceberg” when it comes to describing Almer! She is trustworthy, loving, has amazing energy, is a natural with her child rearing abilities, smart and dedicated to raising children with the love and attention they require.
Almer, watched our boys for 5 years, following us on our move to Sausalito, where due to one boy entering school, we decided it best to start a sharecare. In the share care we had other children be dropped off and Almer would watch them and then pick up our son at school, usually walking down 3 toddlers/infants and picking up the preschooler. Mornings at home, with the 3 toddlers, is where the babies had their own “Almer school,” drawing (scribbling), learning letters and numbers, and learning their colors and shapes (my now kindergartener is reading at second grade level!).
She could handle these duties and OH so much more – dishes, laundry, tidying up the house, no stone was left unturned. As time passed with Almer, we learned more about how she came to be “Supernanny” and her response was “Oh this is how my mother taught me!” She is the oldest of four, which only starts to explain her abilities. I have met her mother and see that her mother (a teacher) taught, Almer all of these child rearing abilities and taught Almer to do this with the love each child deserves.
When watching the four children (that we shared with) I am quite certain is the point in her life that she had found her calling of “Supernanny” and decided to start a business dedicated to properly teaching other women the right way to watch and care for young infants and toddlers. My wife and I encouraged, Almer, to pursue her dream, as a parent there is nothing more comforting knowing your child is cared for the right way “The Almer Way.”
When Almer asked us to write her a letter of recommendation, I jumped at the opportunity to say you will not meet a finer, more loving, honest human being on the planet, one whom my family is blessed to have in our life. Almer is now so much more than a nanny she has become part of our family forever.