I am Mercerde, a Childcare Specialist
and aspiring children’s author.

People usually call me Cerde and I am based in Brooklyn, New York. I’ve been a Childcare Specialist for over 12 years and its a joy to witness the ones I care for develop into remarkable individuals. It's an honor to be part of their lives and contribute to their early growth.

Experience & Approach

I have a wealth of childcare knowledge and many happy references. I have worked in a variety of childcare settings including single and multi-children households. I’m a non-smoker, comfortable with pets, and CPR+First Aid Trained.

I pride myself on my approach which starts with clear communication. I believe this is important for both children and parents. For the child, clear communication lays the foundation for trust, bolsters confidence, enhances problem-solving abilities, and sharpens language skills.

I believe having an active, outdoor, lifestyle is important for keeping a child stimulated and entertained. The benefit of them fostering an appreciation and understanding of the world around them is an awesome bonus.

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Let's discuss how I can help support your family!


General information for potential employers.

General Information

General information about rates and levels of care.

Rates & levels of care


“Simply said, Cerde will win your heart and trust because she is reliable, engaging, enthusiastic and bright. Our daughter loves her like a favorite aunt that she wants to hang out with all the time. She has a gentle manner but can be disciplined and firm when kids want to test and push boundaries. We have total peace of mind that our daughter is safe and happy whenever she is with Cerde. We feel blessed to have had Cerde as our daughter's caretaker and we can't imagine our lives without Cerde.”

Regina R

“When Cerde started with us our daughter was 6 months old and we had never had any other babysitters. Immediately, she was a reassuring and steady presence in our lives. She formed a lasting bond with our daughter and introduced us to so many staples of early childhood in the area (storytime at the library! music classes at Third Root! The Hot Spot Tot Lot!). She has a strong network of other childcare providers and introduced our family to a wonderful community of families. Cerde is kind and caring, smart, organized, energetic, and reliable. Her communication is stellar and we trust her completely. I would be happy to talk in more detail with any family looking to hire Cerde.”

Clara P