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Whitney W.

Education

University of Tennessee Knoxville,
B.S. in Communications, Advertising

Childcare Experience

Part-time Babysitter
Memphis, TN, 06/10 - 04/15
Two girls, ages 1 and 4

Part-time Babysitter
Memphis, TN, 01/10 - 06/14
Boy, age 3 months; girl, age 5

Part-time Babysitter
Memphis, TN, 02/05 - 06/13
Boy, age 7; girl, age 3

Part-Time Babysitter
Memphis, TN, 02/04 - 02/15
Girl, age 12 Boy, age 7

Part-time Babysitter
Memphis, TN, 02/04 - 08/06
Boy, age 3 months to 2 years

Little League Soccer Coach
Memphis, TN, 03/04 - 05/06
13 girls, ages 3 and 4

Professional Experience

Bartender
Park Slope, Brooklyn, 04/15 - 06/15

Apparel Buyer
Memphis, TN, 01/13 - 03/15

American Apparel Store Manager
Memphis, TN, 01/11 - 03/13

About me

As an independent pre-teen, I made cute little babysitting postcards and passed them around my neighborhood. Over thirteen years later, I am still in contact with the families of children I babysat, and have become a "big sister" that the children can call for advice or mentorship.

I am an avid sports fan, and am still an active swimmer and occasional soccer coach. I strongly believe in the "ancient" joys of playing outside as opposed to staring at a TV or tablet. For me, learning is an active sport, and I aim to pass this sentiment along to the kids I care for. Whether we are playing in the park or touring a new exhibit at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, every adventure is one for learning.

In my spare time, I enjoy designing apparel and accessories, which was inspired by my love for all things arts and crafts-y. I contribute my love for working with children to my own vivid imagination and ability to see the beauty in the simplest treasures. I enjoy crafting, decorating and baking with kids to really squeeze our creative juices. I strongly believe that children are as much a mentor to me, as I am to them.

I am a well-rounded sitter, and have worked with infant to teenaged children hailing from various ethnic groups and backgrounds. I enjoy traveling with families and exploring new horizons. I'm not afraid to impart a little "tough love" on kids, as that is what's needed for our future leaders to truly grow. I'm so excited to be a part of the network, and look forward to working with you!


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Reading or painting in the park. I swim a lot during the summer and visit various museum exhibits to gain inspiration for my future fashion design projects!

In 5 years, I hope to be...

An established designer, juggling kids in one arm and a fabulous silk jumpsuit in the other!

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

Arts and crafts, baking, swimming, museum perusing, and how to be a kid!


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