I've been nannying for 14 years now. When I had my first in 2013 I started nannying with her when she was just 6 weeks old and then began providing daycare out of our home with I had my second in May of 2015.
We live in a St Johns fixer that we've devoted the last three years to working on and as a result we enjoy our 8k sq ft fenced in lot that had a large garden, big greenhouse, play structure, pizza oven, covered back deck and lots of grass to run around in. We of course have the standard sand/water table, pool and various toys that litter our yard :)
We go for lots of walks around the neighborhood, dig in the dirt, chase our chickens make a mess with any number of the board games/toys/playthings I've hoarded over the years and we very much value manners over appearances (something that my two year old will surely grasp at some point, right!? ).
Comfortable with breastmilk, cloth diapers and eating mostly organic. No media entertainment besides using Pandora for toddler radio stations.
Training & Qualifications
14+yrs as a nanny, including 18m living abroad in the French Alps as an au-pair and one year as a special needs assistant in a middle school.
Availability & Preferences
I have several solid references and usually work between the house of 8am-6pm M-F (with the occasional weekend or evening gig).
Kyndall Nelson wrote a recommendation for Trista Schmerber
Trista is an active and fun childcare provider! My kids love her like family! She is always ready to run, chase, build, or read with them! She is amazing!
Nicole Schiffer wrote a recommendation for Trista Schmerber
I've given Trista my babies and the keys to my house and left her alone with them for hours at a time-- I trust her with everything I have in the world. Trista is a true professional who can handle my kids at their best and at their worst. Our community is lucky to have her!
Jessica Hafner wrote a recommendation for Trista Schmerber
Trista is amazing! I would never hesitate to leave my daughter in her care. She doesn't just watch kids, either... She provides a caring, enriching environment!
About Trista Schmerber
Hi! My jack of all trades husband and I thought it wise to buy an old house and have kids right away when we got married in 2012. Warp speed to current time where you'll find Zach working on our 1919 ...fixer upper in St Johns while I wrangle our two small girls and tirelessly keep them away from the hack saws. After providing childcare for families outside of the house for 14+ years, I have started a casual drop-in day care out of ours. We have a giant play structure, large garden, 9 chickens, a badass greenhouse, loads of organic goodies growing in the yard and plenty of toys to keep kids of all ages happy. (We are also smitten for sushi, brewing beer, bicycles, live music, hiking, surfing and binge watching Netflix when the stars align.) We are constantly purchasing items from home improvement/gardening stores and will soon be remodeling our entire upstairs. Ideally we'd locate an architect/engineer/electrician that could trade us their services for my childcare offerings. We would also be interested in organic or free range meats, any bohemian type furnishings, yard furniture or decorations, house cleaning or even massage or haircuts. I babysit for several families in the neighborhood and have solid references. Cheers!show moreOpen to other proposals
Trista Schmerber is looking for:
- Architectural Design
- Art: Other
- Counseling & Therapy
- Wellness: Other
- Tours & Excursions
- Transport & Rideshares
- Home: Other
- Food: Other
- Graphic Design
- Video & AV
- Web/Software Development
- Website Consulting
- Digital Marketing
- Digital: Other
- Hair styling
- Bike Maintenance
- Handyman services
- Maintenance: Other
- Children's Lessons
- Children's Activities
- Children: Other