Cajsa L.

Education

University of Gothenburg, Sweden, M.A. Clinical Psychology

University of Utah, B.A. General Studies; Photography & French

Université Stendhal, France, French Language; Culture Studies

Childcare Experience

Part-time Nanny / English Tutor
New York, NY, 10/10 - 05/11
Two girls, ages 5 and 2-3

Full-time Nanny
New York, NY, 08/09 - 08/10
Girl, age 6-18 months

Babysitter
New York, NY, 08/09 - 02/10
Two boys, ages 3-9 months and 2 years

Babysitter
New York, NY, 09/09 - 05/11
Two girls, ages 4-6 years and 6 weeks-11 months

Professional Experience

Administrations Manager / Acting Director / Substitute teacher
Stockholm, Sweden, 12/11 - 09/13

Research Assistant
Stockholm, Sweden, 03/12 - 09/13

Freelance Translator / Editor
Gothenburg/Stockholm, Sweden & New York, NY, 06/07 - Present

Assistant Teacher
Gothenburg, Sweden, 09/08 - 05/09

About Me

Working with children is something I have done all my professional life, and I can’t seem to stop! It is the most rewarding, amazing, impressive thing I can think of, and I am grateful every time I go to jobs where kids are involved. Having finally moved back to New York after a few years abroad, I’m ready to pick up right where I left off, exploring the city with little ones. My many years working in preschools have taught me how to integrate learning into every moment, whether it be in structured activity or simply while walking home from school. I find the best way to reach and teach children is often through play: learning math and chemistry while baking bread, or learning about compassion and empathy while playing dress-up, and that is something I always bring with me when interacting with them.

I grew up in a family that traveled all the time and really valued learning about different cultures, and we constantly cooked together, all of which are things I now integrate into my personal life as well as my work with children. I also rely a lot on my psychology education to meet children at their levels of development, and to best help them be their most awesome selves!

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Pursuing childcare-related licensing, and reconnecting with my beloved New York!

In 5 years, I hope to be…

In some way working with parents and young children, perhaps in a Head Start Program, or possibly by managing a preschool.

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

Baking and cooking, teaching them to photograph and document their adventures, piano/singing/music, French and Swedish, lots of outdoor play, and crafts.