Leah S.

Education

University of Redlands, B.A. French

Childcare Experience

After-school Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 01/14 - 03/14
Two girls, ages 6 and 12

Nanny
New York, NY, 03/12 - 06/13
Boy, age 2-3

Summer Camp Counselor
San Francisco, CA, 05/11 - 08/11
Children, ages 5-17

Youth Specialist
Fontana, CA, 08/09 - 03/11
Children, ages 5-17

Summer Camp Counselor
06/08 - 08/08

Professional Experience

Dog Walker
New York, NY, 06/13 - Present

Writing Tutor
Redlands, CA, 08/06 - 05/10

About Me

I started working in childcare as a volunteer at a children’s hospital during college. After that, I was hooked on the magic of play, and have now spent over six years working as a child care professional. Recently, I have worked as a nanny for children and toddlers. Before that, I cared for children as an after school facilitator, and as a summer camp counselor.

I have been on many adventures in my childcare career, including teaching a healthy eating class to at-risk youth, teaching dog agility courses to children at the SPCA, and even traveling to India as a nanny. I can’t get enough of silly faces, playing hide and seek at the playground, and going on field trips around the city. Kids grow up so fast (too fast!), and it’s a wonderful treat to form a bond with them as they develop into exceptional adults.

When I’m not caring for children, I’m busy writing picture books and short memoirs. I also am an animal lover, and have worked professionally caring for pets. When I can get away from the city, I love being outdoors, camping, hiking, and even SCUBA diving. I love adventure, and I believe working with children is a great adventure every day.

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Writing picture books and short stories.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

A published writer!

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

Writing, cooking, arts/crafts, learning about nature and animals