Abigail S.

Education

Connecticut College, B.A. Anthropology and Government

Childcare Experience

Occasional Babysitter
New York, NY, 07/14 - Present
Girl, age 10 months

Occasional Babysitter
New York, NY, 06/09 - Present
Girl, age 6-11; boy, age 2-7

Volunteer
Norwich, CT, 01/14 - 05/14
Children, age 10

Travel Nanny
Greece, 08/11
Girl age 5, girl age 2

Camp Counselor
New York, NY, 06/08 - 06/10
Girls, ages 4-6

Professional Experience

Barista
New York, NY, 05/14 - 07/14

Barista
New London, CT, 08/11 - 05/14

Urban Planning Intern
New York, NY, 06/13 - 08/14

Assistant Archivist
New York, NY, 05/12 - 08/12

About Me

Since graduating college, I have been cooking, baking, babysitting, volunteering, doing yoga, and reading a lot. I volunteer with Edible Schoolyard NYC and have been doing garden cleanups with them for the past few summers. They strive to teach children to grow foods that correspond to lesson plans in schools. It’s an unbelievable organization! With regards to cooking and baking, I pursue healthy, natural recipes that not only taste good but also are good for you. I believe that cooking and baking with children and having children participate in food preparation is an irreplaceable lesson and contributes to fond memories. Producing your own food is a craft and it also teaches kids to enjoy eating healthy.

Along with cooking and gardening, I love being active with children, playing make believe games, reading, and being outside. As a child, I was pretty shy, and I found make believe games and theater to be my outlet. I love to allow kids to be as imaginative as possible and encourage game play and outdoor activity. I am born and raised in New York City and know how important it is to seize the beautiful days and go outside and enjoy our parks. I have been babysitting for about eight years for children of all ages and a variety of backgrounds. In the future, I hope to work in urban planning and sustainable city development in New York City.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Multiples

I will be SmartSitting while…

Getting certified to teach yoga and I hope teaching yoga. I will also have a part-time internship in urban planning in the fall.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Working in sustainable city development and urban planning in the best city in the world, New York City!

Activities & skills I love to teach & share with children…

I love to cook and bake, and I think cooking/baking with children is one of the sweetest activities there is (pun intended). Other indoor activities I enjoy participating with children are reading and make believe games. There is nothing like seeing children getting imaginative and excited about reading. As for outdoor activities, I am a yogi and runner and love being outside and being active with children!