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Kirsten D.

Education

College of Staten Island - CUNY,
B.A in English (in progress)

Childcare Experience

Babysitter
Manhattan, NY, 08/12 - Present
Girl, age 11

Part-time Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 03/12 - 08/14
Boy, age 2 and Girl, age 6 months

Professional Experience

Manager
Manhattan, NY, 08/10 - 01/12

Manager/Buyer
Brooklyn, NY, 01/12 - Present

About me

Ever since I began caring for kids when I was in middle school, I've absolutely adored it! What started as a favor for a family friend turned into a passion. I've continued to babysit purely for the love of it as I have yet to find something as truly rewarding. I believe babysitting is much more than just a job, which one will observe through my commitment, dedication and my willingness to go above and beyond any expectations set forth to me. Coming from a large family of five, I've learned early the importance of compromise and strong communication. These characteristics, along with many other relevant and essential traits, translate into my work ethic and ability.


I have professional child care experience with...

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preteen

I will be SmartSitting while...

Cooking! I have so many memories as a kid cooking with my mother, being the typical Italian woman she is, it is something that I've learned to love. Being an English major, my free time usually consists of reading Victorian era literature or writing poetry, so reading with kids is also a huge love of mine!

In 5 years, I hope to be...

I hope to be graduating from Brooklyn Law School; I have always longed to practice family law.

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

I prefer activities that teach children skills while integrating exercise. For example, depending on their age, I love to do scavenger hunts! It turns exercise into an adventure while teaching them strong observational skills. I also enjoy doing activities that encourage a sense of accomplishment for the kids. Again, depending on age, cooking! It allows me to aid them in creating something of their own while teaching them about nutrition. It's a great feeling when a kid says, "I did this all by myself!" I believe this is a great way to build confidence in kids.


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