Valerie Bourco is a wonderful caregiver who I can’t recommend too highly. Although she looked after my elderly mother for 18 months, Valerie’s experience is in early childhood development. Attentive, compassionate, patient and playful, she built on six years’ experience, first as a nanny in London and later as the owner of a daycare center in Dakar. (Unfortunately, her small business did not survive.) Multilingual (English, French, Wolof and Serer), organized and intellectually curious, she arranged fun activities, accompanied my mother on outings and managed her medications – all while living in. When I went to the US for three weeks, she managed the household budget, received deliveries, coordinated the staff and contacted Peace Corps if there were any issues with the house. Computer literate and a devout Protestant, Valerie attends the International Christian Fellowship. Please reach out to her directly (+221 78 581 0867) or to me via WhatsApp (+221 77 637 4704).