Philia Featured Caregivers

Philia nannies and senior caregivers


Our Philia Nanny- Shelly

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?Caregiver-in-McLean-VA

Shelly loves spending time with her family and friends who Shelly is extremely close with. She loves taking her dog to the dog park. Her dog is more like her child 😉 And she also enjoys going to church on Sundays. Shelly is very strong in her faith. Always has been. Shelly also enjoys writing poetry and her newest interest is in photography.


What do you enjoy doing with your clients?

Shelly loves doing arts and crafts. Anything from coloring to sand art or water colors. Shelly likes anything outdoors where we can explore at playgrounds or nature walks.


What do you enjoy about caregiving?

Shelly has been working with kids for almost 18 years since she was in high school. She loves what she does. She started working in the church nursery then got her first job at a summer camp as a camp counselor. She was also a preschool teacher for two year olds. She got her first job as a nanny 10 years ago and fell in love with the one on one aspect. Shelly loves being a role model and teaching children and watching them grow. It is very fulfilling and being with children is very refreshing!



Our Philia Senior Caregiver in Washington DC- BeatriceCaregiver-in-McLean-VA

I grew up in a humble background in a Kenyan village. The circumstances under which we grew up taught us to appreciate, love and care for people whenever we had an opportunity to do so. Our parents always instilled in us the attitude of flexibility in all walks of life, they often said we needed it to survive anywhere. For that case I grew up loving people, being very flexible and always learned to be empathetic, imagining myself in their stead.
After my dad passed away I decided to be available and care for my ailing mother for a long time. I enjoyed taking care of her as a form of give back to the big sacrifice she made in our lives. My care for her potentially made a difference in her life, as I pitched in to do whatever was needful. This made me develop a desire to help others in this way. I like being physical in my job using my body as well as my brain. I feel that when I will be older I would want someone like myself there to help me, hence my motivating factor in treating people seniors and kids with uttermost care and abundant love.



If you or an aging loved one are considering  Nanny SERVICES IN MCLEAN, VA, or Senior Care In Washington dc please call the friendly staff at Philia today at 202-607-2525.


About Kira Tewalt, Founder, Manager

Philia is founded and managed by Kira Tewalt. As a working mom, Kira understands the delicate balance between attending to the needs of her family and a demanding job. She knows that many people also have the added burden of caring for their parents. Kira founded Philia to help this sandwiched generation and because she loves the authenticity of children and seniors. They are her true passion. Philia was founded to holistically care for our most vulnerable citizens – children and seniors. We do this by focusing on the entire persons needs – not just their physical needs. For children, this means placing a nanny who has an in-depth understanding of childhood development to help the child with social, emotional and physical development skills to increase their confidence. For Seniors, this means planning activities that go beyond helping them with activities of daily living. The activities will facilitate their emotional and psycho-social wellbeing as well. Kira has a Masters of Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University and a Masters of Systems Engineering from George Washington University. She lives in Washington DC with her husband, 2 children, dog and 2 cats, and enjoys spending time with her family and running through woods with her dog.