Shakayla D.

Professional Overview

- Newborn Care Specialist and Career Nanny seeking long term positions working with newborns, infants  and children in private homes.


- Highly experienced with 9 years working with infants, toddlers and school-aged children as a Professional Nanny.


- Focused on continuing education in the newborn care field as well as a degree in kinesiology to provide the most up-to-date and high-quality support to families adjusting to life with newborns.

- Certified in Adult and Child CPR/First Aid/AED


- Travel-Ready with valid US Passport


- Open to relocation throughout United States

- English and American Sign Language



  • Effective Communicator

  • Reliable and Punctual

  • Flexible and Firm

  • Patient and Positive

  • Scheduling and Time Management

  • Encouraging and Non- Judgmental

Key Skills

  • Managing multiple infants and children

  • Montessori Methods

  • Infant Sign Language

  • Curriculum creation and implementation

  • Extensive experience with Deaf children

  • Outings, structured and unstructured activities

  • 24/7 Support

  • Family Transitions

  • Gifted Learners


Professional Nanny Experience

Atkins Family, Sunnyvale, TX

June 2020 – December 2020

Full-time care provided for one infant directly home from hospital. Managed all child related duties including meal preparation, transportation and creating and implementing age-appropriate play- based curriculum. Accompanied parents to doctor appointments. Prioritized safety precautions during COVID pandemic.

Rotating Nanny Share August 2010 – January 2020

Cared for the children of multiple families on part-time, full-time and as needed basis over the course of 10 years. Care included a mixture of infant and toddler care during daytime hours, after-school care, summer care, overnight care and 24/7 care while parents traveled both domestically and internationally. Acted as lead nanny on a team of two nannies, providing training and mentorship for assistant nanny. On average, cared for 4-5 children at a time with full-time infant care during school hours and part-time care for older children outside school hours. Managed multiple schedules, transportation and organization of multiple families’ needs with excellence.

Sancho Family: 2017-2020

One child from 2 years of age

Glandon Family: 2015-2020

Two children from 3 months and 5 years of age, 2015-2020

Schram-Al Qasem Family: 2014-2020

One child from 3 months of age and

subsequent siblings in January 2015 and August 2018,  each from 3 months of age

Groos Family: 2013-2020

One child from 6 years of age


Gilmore Family: 2018-2020

One child from 3 years of age


Johnson Family: 2016-2020

Twins from 2 year of age

Peterson Family: 2015-2018

Three Children From 4, 6 and 8

Professional Development

Heartsaver® First Aid/CPR/AED

American Heart Association

Exp. November 2021


Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education (CACHE)

Newborn Care Specialist Certification

Currently Studying ... December 2021

Advanced Newborn Care Specialist Training

Newborn Care Solutions, Tonya Sakowicz

In Progress... December 2021

Green is the New Black

Newborn Care Solutions, Tonya Sakowicz


Live Foundational Newborn Care Specialist Training

Newborn Care Solutions, Tonya Sakowicz

February 2020

Formal Education

Texas Women's University Dallas, TX

• In Progress 2018 – ... Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology


Collin College McKinney, TX A.S.

• Graduated 2018 General Studies


Davidson High School Mobile, AL

• Graduated 2012 High School Diploma

Volunteer Experience

Special Olympics – Collin College – Plano, Texas, Spring 2018