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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

Private Learning Pod Teacher
New York, NY, 09/20 - 06/21
Four kindergarteners (ages 5 and 6)

Full Time Nanny
New York, New York, 03/18 - 08/18
One boy, age 2.5

Lead Preschool Teacher
New York, NY, 07/21 - 06/17
Students were all age 4

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

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

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

Professional Experience

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

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

About me

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 at Fordham University's Graduate school of Education. I graduated and received this Degree summer of 2016.

Since then I've taught at two NYC preschools, once as an assistant and once as a head teacher in a UPK program funded by NY State. 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 then went back into nanny world, so I can more intimate setting, while still wearing my "teacher cap". This past year I taught a private pod of kindergarten students from different families, in a home setting. These have been invaluable experiences and make me the nanny I am today.

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 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 ever 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...

owning my own nanny agency company and providing curriculum to nannies to facilitate with their children clients.

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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