I love children. I was born loving the babies and kids I grew up around. I enjoy leading them and having a pivotal role in their upbringing and education which allows me to return home knowing that my work makes the lives of other people better and easier each day. I’m providing parents with loving, trustworthy care and I see everyday ho
I love children. I was born loving the babies and kids I grew up around. I enjoy leading them and having a pivotal role in their upbringing and education which allows me to return home knowing that my work makes the lives of other people better and easier each day. I’m providing parents with loving, trustworthy care and I see everyday how my positive lessons and guidance is spread to others through my nanny children.
I’m fun! Life isn’t just about learning and growing. We need to know how to take time out to be silly and laugh! When I go to work, I not only prepare or invent fun activities, but I make jokes throughout the day, invent funny songs and stories, let the kids do my makeup blindfolded, whatever it is, I’m not afraid to laugh with the kids and at myself. A fun day could include piggy back rides to the laundry room, inventing pool games, making waiting in line a game of charades, creating elaborate designs out of food, making funny faces in the mirror while the kids brush their teeth so they don’t feel like the task takes forever. Whatever challenge I’m thrown, I try to turn it into a good time.
I’m a natural born teacher. I spend all day talking to my charges. We talk about the world around us and I always explain it to them giving them all the information I know. For example, at the grocery store we talk about the items we see, where the come from, what you can use them for, what they look, feel and smell like. The kids asked once where our water goes when it leaves the toilet and this led to an entire art project of building “pipes” out of paper towel rolls and taking trip to a dam to get some first hand experience from the experts.
Los Angeles-based, INA-credentialed childcare specialist Dana Leigh Feltner has gone from being her town’s favorite babysitter to esteemed globe-trotting international nanny with over 15 years of experience working with children in different capacities. After obtaining her BA in French and English, English as a Second Language teaching cr
Los Angeles-based, INA-credentialed childcare specialist Dana Leigh Feltner has gone from being her town’s favorite babysitter to esteemed globe-trotting international nanny with over 15 years of experience working with children in different capacities. After obtaining her BA in French and English, English as a Second Language teaching credential and her MA in International Relations, she has enjoyed studying, living and working as a teacher/governess/nanny internationally in the United Kingdom, Italy, Russia and France. Dana values continued education, often attending seminars and taking classes related childcare such as Child Nutrition and Cooking, Middle and High School Bullying, Etiquette for Children and Teens and Postnatal and Infant Care to name a few. She has just published her first children’s book that helps children work through worry or fear and plans to write more in the future. Some of Dana’s passions beyond childcare and writing are playing volleyball, creating art, enjoying outdoor activities, traveling, learning languages, ballet/theatre/concerts, culture and helping the underprivileged and foster youth. She has spend the last three years working with her third set of twins and is a member of Childcare Aware America, which helps increase the quality and availability of childcare across the United States.
English as a Second Language Teacher
- Nanny - Governess - ESL Teacher - Art Teacher - Babysitter - Infant and Postnatal Care Practitioner - Assistant - Author - Business Owner
Due to COVID-19, all in-person events have been postponed until further notice to keep everyone safe and healthy.
Please visit my Instagram page @nannyofthestars for live book readings
"She is the true definition of a professional nanny." Nina (LA)
"She often goes above and beyond her duties and is able to create nurturing environment for children without being too strict and reinforces structure and good manners." Lila (London)
"I cannot express what a joy and privilege it has been for our family to have had Dana in our lives for so many years." Rene (Detroit)
"Dana is very smart, ambitious and has lots of interests which she shares with the kids. When it comes to children, Dana is very caring and patient." Alison (Detroit)
"The children loved and respected her from day one." Julie (Aix-en-Provence)
"Dana has proven herself to be an enthusiastic and very capable teacher. She has made her classes engaging and fun and her students clearly enjoy having her as their teacher!" Francesca (Rome)
I am very please to announce that I have just published my first children's book entitled "Tall Sal and Stinky Ray." This book is geared towards ages 2-8 and encourages its young readers to overcome fear and anxiety when trying something for the first time.
Trying something new can be scary for children and adults alike. From trying a new food to playing a new sport or traveling to a new place, sometimes fear and worry can prevent us from growing and just experiencing life! This book encourages you to just go for it and broaden your horizons...it just may improve your life!
Are you available to be my nanny?
- I am currently on a long-term assignment with an incredible family. I have every other week free for daily or short term assignments lasting 1-7 days. Please enquire about availability and position you need filled.
What ages of children do you work with?
- I have experience working with infants up to teens.
Do you work with multiples?
- Yes, I specialize in twins and have also worked with two sets of triplets!
How can I find out more about you and what you do with children?
- I post regularly on Instagram @nannyofthestars. Check out my stories and page to get tips on fun original art projects, safety advice, product recommendations, live book readings and more! You can also find the link to my Linkedin at the bottom of this page.
Do you only work with celebrities?
- Actually, no! I work with all sorts of families! From busy business professionals, to stay at home parents to globe-trotting billionaires!
Los Angeles, London, Miami, Moscow, Paris, Rome, New York