Olivia S.

Education

Haverford College, B.A.Comparative Literature and Spanish

Universidad de Buenos Aires, study abroad program

Childcare Experience

After-school Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 02/13 - Present
Boy, age 9-10; girl, age 7-8

After-school Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 02/13 - 06/13
Girl, age 6-7

Evening / Weekend Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 02/13 - Present
Girl, age 7-8; two boys, ages 6-7 and 3-4

Daytime Babysitter
Haverford, PA, 02/10 - 05/12
Girl, age 3-4

Evening Babysitter
Haverford, PA, 11/08 - 04/12
Girl, age 7-9; boy, age 4-6

Evening Babysitter
Newton, MA, 09/06 - 06/08
Girl, age 6-8

Professional Experience

Editorial Intern for Penguin Young Readers
New York, NY, 06/13 - 08/13

Children's Salesperson at Words Bookstore
Maplewood, NJ, 10/12 - 08/13

Salesperson at Children's Book World
Haverford, PA, 09/08 - 07/12

Head of Spanish Writing Center
Haverford College, 09/11 - 05/12

Spanish Teacher's Assistant and Tutor
Haverford College, 01/10 - 05/12

About Me

Since graduating from Haverford College, I have worked several part-time positions in publishing. One day I hope to be a children’s book editor, and so I have spent about five years selling children’s books and my whole life reading them. I love recommending books and talking to kids about books, and would be delighted to read together. I’m also fluent in Spanish. I studied abroad in Buenos Aires and spent a summer volunteering as a camp counselor in a low-income neighborhood in Mexico City. I’d be excited to speak in Spanish if a family wanted their children to learn it. My other hobbies include skiing, swimming, designing and sewing clothes and quilts, and really any other art project I can get my hands on!

I have worked with children for over ten years because I deeply enjoy it. I love the imaginative scope of kids, their energy and enthusiasm, and the sense of wonder they have about the world. As a child, I grew up without TV or movies. I was encouraged to read, be outside, and pursue craft projects. I try to encourage these things in the kids I babysit as well. While I love joking around and having fun, I treat the kids I babysit for with a great deal of respect.

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…

Pursuing a career in publishing.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Editing children's books.

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

Fluency in Spanish, any kind of craft project, and Ultimate Frisbee.