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Holly H.

Education

College/Augsburg College,
B.S. in Early Childhood and Childhood Development
09/05-06/10

Fordham University,
M.A. in Early Childhood and Childhood Development
09/14-05/16

Childcare Experience

Personal Care Attendant
Saint Paul, MN, 05/08 - 05/10
One Child, age 2

Part-Time Nanny
Saint Paul, MN, 09/09 - 05/10
One girl, age 7 months

Part-Time Nanny
Saint Paul, MN, 06/07 - 08/11
Two boys, ages 1 and 3, and One girl, newborn

Full-Time Nanny
Saint Paul, MN, 08/11 - 08/15
One girl, age 3 months

Professional Experience

Assistant Teacher
Manhattan, NYC, NY, 09/15 - 06/16

Head Teacher
Manhattan, NYC, NY, 09/16 - 06/17

About me

Hi! My name is Holly and I've been working with children for over half my life, starting out as a babysitter 12 years old. My interest and passion working with children led me to pursue Early Childhood Education in College, where I received a Bachelor degree in Early Childhood Education.

While I was in college, I was a part-time nanny for a few different families, throughout all 4.5 years. The families got to know me at length, and I was fortunate to experience working with different types of parenting styles, different ages of children, and also able to begin practicing executing my Educational background when nannying.

I moved to New York in 2011 where I became a full time nanny for a family with one baby girl. I was with her full time for four years. During the last couple of years I was with her, I began attending Graduate school in the evenings, to pursue a Duo Master's Degree in Early Childhood and Childhood Education. I graduated and received this Degree summer of 2016.

The past two years I taught in two different preschools, once as an assistant and once as a head teacher. This two schools provided me with the experience of teaching and being immersed in two different educational philosophies which I now carry with me when I care for children. I have decided to go back to the nanny world, where I can work in a more intimate setting, while still wearing my "teacher cap". I like to fully engage with the children I care for, asking them questions to promote their critical thinking, providing hands-on rich learning activities at the kitchen table that allow for multi sensory learning through play. I am very knowledgable and particularly drawn to the ages birth-5 years old. Those ages consist of every changing physical, emotional and cognitive behaviors and skills and I love being a guide to a child/children while they are navigating these stepping stones. I am very excited to meet a great family!


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Cooking, traveling, watching good movies, visiting with friends, reading non-fiction

In 5 years, I hope to be...

I would like to commit to a family for 2-3 years. I am open to whether I am in New York at this time or on another adventure. I also dream of going to a Spanish speaking country for 3-6 months to teach English and perfect my Spanish.

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

Cooking Arts and Crafts Science activities Reading and writing practice Imaginary play


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