Jamie S.

Education

Yeshiva University, currently attending, Candidate for Psy.D. in Children's Psychology
Yeshiva University, M.S., School Psychology

Childcare Experience

Part-time Babysitter
New York, NY, 1/10 - Present
Boy, age 3-5; girl, age 2-4
Part-time Babysitter
New York, NY, 10/11 - Present
Boy, age 4-5, special needs
Holiday Nanny
Greenwich, CT, 12/12 - 1/13
Boy, age 5; girl, age 11 months
Part-time Babysitter
New York, NY, 02/12 - Present
Girl, age 4-5, boy, newborn-6 months
Summer Babysitter
New York, NY, 6/11 - 8/11
Boy, age 10 months
After-school Babysitter
New York, NY, 9/10 - 7/11
Girl, age 5; boy, age 2

Professional Experience

Child Psychology Extern
Brooklyn, NY, 9/12 - Present
Child Psychology Extern
New York, NY, 7/11 - 7/12
Child Psychology Extern
Bronx, NY, 9/10 - 6/11
Children's Television Research Coordinator
New York, NY, 3/07 - 9/09
After School Counselor
Syracuse, NY, 9/05 - 12/06

About Me

As I’ve worked toward my doctorate in children’s psychology, I have been fortunate to build amazing relationships with families throughout the NYC area as a babysitter. My background in developmental psychology with a focus on behavioral and emotional regulatory skills has helped me to engage children in developmentally appropriate and stimulating activities while having fun and learning. In addition to babysitting, I have worked with children in a variety of therapeutic settings, and am very comfortable working with children who have special needs. Prior to graduate school, I was a part of the curriculum development team for “”Dora the Explorer”" and “”Go, Diego, Go!”" While this experience taught me that small amounts of television can be educational, I believe that children learn from interacting with the world around them, and when I’m on-duty, I avoid electronic media. I am a healthy eater, and believe that the best way to encourage healthy eating in children is to allow them to participate in all aspects of food preparation, from shopping to tasting!

I have helped many parents through the complicated process of applying to preschools and kindergartens in NYC, and am very well-versed in this process. I am comfortable working side-by-side with parents or more independently, and am happy to pitch in around the house in any way I can. I believe the key to a successful babysitting relationship is open and frequent communication between parent and babysitter, and, while I am easygoing and love to have fun, I understand the importance of setting clear and consistent limits.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Children with special needs, Multiples

I will be SmartSitting while…

Working toward my doctorate in children's psychology.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Running a testing and assessment practice with a focus on neuropsychological development.

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

Cooking, crafting, yoga and relaxation exercises