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Carley J.

Education

University of North Carolina Wilmington,
B.A. in Spanish
09/11-05/15

Childcare Experience

Full-Time Nanny
Brooklyn, NY, 04/18 - 06/18
One girl, age 8 and two boys, ages 5 and 2

Full-Time Nanny
Brooklyn, NY, 12/16 - 07/17
One girl, age 2 and one boy, newborn

Full-Time Summer Nanny
Charlotte, NC, 05/15 - 09/15
Three girls, ages 5 and 2 year old twins

Professional Experience

Server
Brooklyn, NY, 07/18 - Present

Server
New York, NY, 07/18 - Present

Server, Host, Reservationist
New York, NY, 11/17 - 04/18

Elementary School Spanish Internship
Wilmington, NC, 08/15 - 12/15

Girls on the Run Co-Coach
Gastonia, NC, 02/16 - 05/16

Infant Care, Wedgewood Church
Charlotte, NC, 05/16 - 08/16

About me

Throughout my youth I volunteered at the local Boy's and Girl's Club and a women's shelter, where my duties included: preparing meals, helping with homework, instructing arts and crafts and supporting and playing with the children. I have also coached a group of 6th grade girls in training for a 5k race, while talking about subjects such as self-esteem and body positivity throughout the season. I have worked in an indoor children's play space, and maintain strong relationships with the children in my family and of friends. In any situation I find myself in, I am always drawn to children and find myself seeking out employment or volunteer work that involves kids.

I began babysitting and nannying as a teen, and nannied all throughout college. I love developing a relationship with a family and a strong bond with the children. I think it is so important for kids to feel loved, supported, encouraged and have someone to look up to or talk to. I strive to be a positive, open, and calming source of support, whether it be an infant or a school-aged child I am working with.

I think it is important to incorporate things such as music, foreign language, art/tactile activities, exercise/body movement, nature and animals into childcare. I encourage independence, an open-mind, kindness and fairness in my work with children. I have worked with newborns, toddlers, school age children and preteens. I have experience with children with food allergies, vegetarian diets and non-processed diets. I love to cook healthy foods and get the children involved in the kitchen. I know that how we as adults act directly effects the children around us, and try to be the best version possible of myself while remaining open to growth and new ideas - and practicing gratitude each day.

I have experience with newborns and infants under 1 year of age, and keeping them on schedule. I have thorough experience with toddlers, and have worked with four different families with toddlers around the age of 2. I have worked with two different sets of twin girls and I have also nannied for school-age children, from ages 5 to 8. I have volunteered in numerous settings with school-age children and preteens and am CPR and First Aid certified.


I have professional child care experience with...

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • School-aged (K-5)
  • Preteen
  • Twins

I will be SmartSitting while...

outdoors running or exercising, practicing yoga, at the beach, making healthy food/trying new foods, reading, shopping, seeing live music, volunteering at youth centers or with community outreach programs, cleaning and organizing my home.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

doing something that doesn't feel like work.

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

I LOVE arts and crafts. All kinds - painting, paper maché, pipe cleaners, glitter, wind chimes, googley eyes - you name it. I also love teaching kids geography and about other cultures and customs around the world. I like to have a world map around always. I speak Spanish, so that is also something I enjoy sharing with the kids I work with. I love being outdoors and think that it is important for kids to be active, so playing games and sports outside is something I love to do. I love swimming. My mother is a Landscape Architect and passionate gardener, so digging in the dirt and planting and growing flowers and vegetables is another big part of me. Also, yoga and meditation are concepts I like to incorporate into my caregiving.


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