Colette A.

Education

Parsons School of Design, B.F.A Fine Arts

Childcare Experience

Occasional Babysitter
New York, NY, 6/13 - Present
Girl, age 18-20 months

Part-Time Babysitter
New York, NY, 10/10 - 2012
Two boys, ages 3 months and 4 years

Full-Time Nanny
New York, NY, 9/08 - 9/10
Boy, age 18 months - 3.5 years

After-school Babysitter
New York, NY, 9/11 - 2012
Boy age 4-5

Part-Time Babysitter
New York, NY, 3/08 - 8/08
Girl, age 2

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY, 9/06 - 6/08
Girl, age 7-9

Professional Experience

Sales Associate/Assistant Manager
New York, NY, 2009 - 2013

Assistant Teacher
New York, NY, 2007 - 2008

Artist's Assistant
New York, NY, 2006 - 2007

Assistant Teacher
New York, NY, 2004 - 2007

About Me

My experience in childcare began as an older sister to two rambunctious brothers in a crowded New York City apartment. With guidance from my mother, a teacher of early childhood education, I got an early and firm foundation in childcare. In middle school I ventured professionally into the world of babysitting for the first time.

Over the past twenty years, I have continuously honed my skills in childcare. Working three years as an assistant teacher at the CUNY Graduate Center Child Development and Learning Center, I learned to manage a group of 10-12 nursery-aged children in a stable, structured classroom that was also fun and engaging. As a full-time nanny to a family for two years, I developed my ability to create a daily schedule that supported both consistency and flexibility in meeting the needs of a growing toddler. All the while, my parallel pursuit of arts and design helped deepen the creative space I was able to explore with children under my care. Having worked with dozens of New York families throughout my professional life, I know well the vast diversity of styles, cultures, and structures inhabiting the many apartments of the city. In entering their homes, I have readily adapted to their various preferences, but held true to my guiding ethos of creating safe, nurturing, and enriching environments in which their children may flourish.

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Freelance Interior Decorating, starting a Closet organization and styling business, and working on my own line of textiles & accessories.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Bustling with clients, organizing and styling homes & closets! Possibly have kids of my own!

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

I love arts & crafts projects of all kinds, trips to the museum, making healthy snacks and dancing.