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Amanda B.

Education

New York University,
B.F.A. in Drama

Childcare Experience

Occasional Babysitter
Brooklyn, New York, 08/17 - Present
Girl, age 3, boy, 8 months

Part Time Babysitter
Brooklyn, New York, 08/17 - 07/19
Boy, age 10

After School Babysitter
New York, NY, 03/17 - 08/17
Boy, age 4

Occasional Babysitter for Multiple Families
Niskayuna, New York, 09/09 - 06/13
4 months to 8 months old

Professional Experience

Grant Writer
Brooklyn, NY, 07/19 - Present

Educator at lululemon
Brooklyn, NY, 08/19 - Present

Head Chef & Kitchen Manager
Schenectady, NY, 06/16 - 08/16

Administrative Assitant
Schenectady, NY, 05/15 - 08/15

Tutor
New York, NY, 08/13 - 05/14

About me

I grew up as the youngest of two in Niskayuna, NY. As a child, I found my love for the arts through acting, singing, writing, drawing, and painting. My parents also encouraged me to try several sports and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to enjoy rowing, judo, track, soccer, gymnastics and swimming. I went on to study Drama at New York University. Since graduating, I have been fortunate enough to work on some theater and short film projects. Like many actors, I have a surplus of energy and appreciate all aspects and stages of the human experience, so I love the opportunity babysitting provides for me to revisit the magical and exploratory nature of childhood.

I began babysitting as a high school student and some of my earliest childcare experience involved babysitting for two different sets of newborn twins - so now any childcare job feels like a breeze! I have worked with infants under a year old, toddlers, and children in preschool and elementary school. More recently, I babysat an energetic and adventurous 4 year old boy for 6 months during my last semester in college. My duties included picking him up from school and creating fun games for us to play. After that, I cared for an extraordinarily intelligent and curious 10 year old boy until he was 12 and ready to take on more independence. My responsibilities included picking him up from school, preparing him a snack, lunch for the next day, and often dinner. I helped him with homework and piano, took him to medical appointments, and occasionally supervised his bedtime and morning routine when his parents requested I stay overnight while they were away. Currently, I occasionally care for my neighbor’s 2 children upon request. I have been babysitting for them for the past 2 years, since their son was 8 months old and their daughter was 3 years old.

I have always sought out jobs that allow me to connect with humanity, from working with community outreach programs to leading the preparation of the daily community meal at a homeless shelter. This connects directly to why I love childcare - I believe there is no better way to contribute to society than to assist children in discovering their own path to health, happiness, and growth.


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Auditioning for new projects, working out or exploring new activities in the city. I enjoy a wide range of activities from live sports games to museums to botanical gardens.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Working full-time as an actor.

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

I have a very active imagination and love to encourage children to explore the magic of their own creative energy. I love to create fun games and share in the whimsical discovery of childhood. I read music and enjoy helping children discover their own love for musical instruments, if they share those interests. I also enjoy learning and connecting with people on subjects and activities I may not be as familiar with - so I welcome the opportunity to care for children of all ages with a varying interests and capabilities. Finally, organization has granted me a lot of peace in my life, so I enjoy passing on the importance of good time management to the children I work with.


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