Professional nanny with a background in education and almost 20 years of childcare experience.

Résumé

 

CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE

 

In-home Family Childcare Provider

July 1998–present, Boston, Mass. and New York, N.Y. (and surrounding suburbs)

  • Specializes in early childhood/toddlers (1–5 years old). Experienced with all ages, including newborns.

  • Experience includes several long-term positions (see selected roles below), as well as dozens of families needing temporary, emergency, date-night, vacation, group, and after-school care, both in New York City and in the Boston area.

  • Health- and safety-conscious; stays updated on AAP recommendations, follows best practices in pediatric health and safety, and regularly engages in regular professional development.

  • Plans developmentally appropriate activities, meals, sleep routines, and educational/social experiences that contribute to children's overall growth and well-being. 

  • Collaborates with parents to address concerns related to a child's learning and behavior, recommending strategies that fit a family's unique lifestyle and values.

  • Serves families with diverse needs and backgrounds. Experience working in Kosher homes and with children with allergies.

  • Childcare approach is informed by various philosophies/concepts, including Montessori, Waldorf, RIE, anti-bias education, bodily autonomy/safety, positive discipline, and mindful parenting.

Nanny, the K/L Family

April 2016–present, New York, N.Y. (Morningside Heights/Central Harlem)

  • Nanny to one toddler born in 2014.

  • Started as a weekend sitter; became full-time in 2017.

  • Plan and implement all indoor and outdoor activities, playdates, classes, meals, etc.

  • Current projects include toilet training, emotional literacy (including issues surrounding consent, feelings, and bodily autonomy), and emergent literacy (reading).

Part-time Nanny, the R/D Family

March 2017–July 2017, New York, N.Y. (Upper West Side)

  • Nanny to two toddlers born in 2013 and 2015.

  • Left to pursue current full-time role.

Temporary Nanny, the F/S Family

March 2016–April 2016, New York, N.Y. (Gramercy Park)

  • Served as a full-time, temporary nanny to one toddler born in 2013 while the family's permanent nanny was on vacation.

Nanny, the S Family

July 2013–present, New York, N.Y. (Upper West Side)

  • Childcare provider for four children born 2010, 2013, 2014, and 2016.

  • Role has evolved from part-time nanny, to full-time nanny, to recurring weekend help to meet the family’s changing needs.

Part-time Nanny, the B Family

September 2006–December 2008, Boston (Back Bay) and Needham, Mass.

  • While in college, cared for two infants/toddlers born in 2004 and 2006.

Part-time Nanny, the J Family

December 2005–December 2008, Boston, Mass. (Back Bay)

  • While in college, cared for three Boston-area toddlers/children born in 1999, 2002, and 2004.

  • Job included full days, from wake-up to bedtime.

Part-time Nanny, the K Family

September 2005–December 2008, Boston, Mass. (Back Bay)

  • While in college, cared for two Boston-area toddlers/children born in 2000 and 2002. 

Corps Member, Jumpstart for Young Children (an AmeriCorps program)

September 2004–May 2005, Boston, Mass.

  • Participated in one-on-one sessions with an at-risk preschool child, focusing on kindergarten readiness (emergent literacy and social skills).

  • Practiced dialogic reading and led word games to foster emergent literacy.

  • Served weekly as a preschool classroom assistant during the school day.

  • Attended regular group meetings to share strategies and plan sessions.

Playspace Activity Leader, Horizons for Homeless Children

September 2007–May 2008, Dorchester, Mass.

  • Supervised infants, toddlers, and young children at a shelter for teenaged mothers.

Group Leader, Badger Sports Club

May 2003–August 2004, Larchmont, N.Y.

  • Supervised large groups of children ages 5-9 at a sports-oriented day camp.

  • Helped create and implement creative activities.

  • Worked with specialists to facilitate and co-lead group swim instruction and other activities.

  • Trained, supervised, and evaluated instructors and assistant counselors.

EDUCATION

 

Simmons College, Boston, Mass.

B.A. in Communications, Public Relations track

Associations: Simmons Sirens (a capella group); Short Term Abroad program in Quebec City (French language); Student Ambassador (admissions tour guide).
Relevant Courses: 

  • EDUC 156—Schools in an Era of Change

  • GEDUC 420—Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum

  • GEDUC 424—Educational Technology and Software

  • GEDUC 460—Teaching Strategies for an Inclusive Classroom

  • GEDUC 467—Math for the Elementary School Classroom

  • PSYCH 101—Introduction to Psychology

  • PSYCH 236—Psychology of Adolescence

  • LIS 423—Storytelling

New England Conservatory of Music

Non-degree, 2004–2006

  • Studied one-on-one with vocal instructors at the School of Continuing Education.

CERTIFICATIONS & TRAININGS

 

Connection-Centered Discipline, Nanny Care Hub

Currently enrolled. Instructor: Lora Brawley.

Stanford's Short Course on Breastfeeding, Stanford University (via Coursera)

Completed March 2018. Instructor: Maya Adam, MD.

Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing, Yale University (via Coursera)

Completed March 2018. Instructor: Alan E. Kazdin, PhD, ABPP.

Prenatal Baby Care, Stork and Cradle

Completed February 2018, New York, N.Y.

Class D Driver's License, New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

Expires January 2022

Infant, Toddler, Adult CPR; Lifesaving Enterprises, Inc.

Completed August 2016, New York, N.Y.

Food Protection Course, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Completed January 2018

Kids' Nutrition Specialist, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association, Inc.

Completed September 2017

Nanny Basic Skills Assessment, International Nanny Association

Completed September 2017 (scored 100%)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS

 

National Domestic Workers Alliance

Member, November 2017–present

International Nanny Association

Member, January 2017–present

Planned Parenthood of New York City Activist Council

Member, November 2016–present

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Writing and Editing Consultant, Freelance

March 2014–present, New York, N.Y. and remotely

Development and Communications Manager, AlterNet.org

August 2016–November 2016, New York, N.Y.

Assistant Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship, NYU Lutheran Medical Center

June 2014–May 2015, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Development Associate, Columbia University School of Nursing

January 2009–July 2013, New York, N.Y.

Communications Intern, Lemelson-MIT Program

April 2008–October 2008, Cambridge, Mass.

Development Intern, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts

September 2008–December 2008, Boston, Mass.

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