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Lori S.


Columbia University, Barnard College,
B.A. in Film Studies

Childcare Experience

Part-Time Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, , 05/13 - Present
One girl, age 3-5

New York, NY, , 10/13 - 06/15
One boy, age 3- 5; one girl, age 1-3

New York, NY, , 09/12 - 06/13
Two girls, ages 5 and 10

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY, , 09/11 - 06/12
Boy/Girl twins, age 9; one boy, age 4

Professional Experience

Personal Assistant to a Therapist
Brooklyn, NY, , 05/13 - Present

Professional Actress
New York, NY, , 12/00 - 12/14

Artistic Director of a Non-Profit Theater Company
New York, NY, , 01/09 - 03/12

About me

I was a child actress and spent many years around kids who believed their wildest dreams were possible. As a nanny, it's my goal to make sure the young people I look after feel the same way. Now that I'm a grown-up, and pursuing a career as a comedy screenwriter, I'm extremely grateful for my time with kids, the funniest and most clever people around.

I have experience working with children from ages one through ten years, and with multiple siblings, including twins. I've had the great privilege of nannying for families all over Manhattan and Brooklyn, helping kids with everything from potty training to learning to read and write. I bring a warmth and patience to all the activities I do as a nanny.

I also attended Columbia University, where I studied film, and where I learned to be rigorous, and a detail-oriented problem solver. I take nannying very seriously, even when I spend the day laughing with the kids over a good Dr. Seuss book, or playing with them in our favorite local sandbox.

Having co-founded and run a non-profit theater company, I value teamwork, creativity, and resourcefulness. I encourage those traits in children every chance that I get. Rather than watch TV on a rainy day, I like to help kids make homemade play dough or use found objects to create an art project. I find my work as a nanny incredibly rewarding. I'm very lucky to participate in a job in which I get to see kids marvel at the world around them and to engage in the process of exploration and discovery every day!

I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Working to turn a blank page into one with funny sentences on it, meeting with my writing partner to work on our webseries, or seeing live music with friends.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

A writer whose movie was just in theaters and whose next one is on the way!

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

Storytelling is paramount to all aspects of my life. As a nanny, I enjoy reading great books with kids, but also sharing stories and helping them write their own. I'm interested in all the arts and in participating in them with the kids I look after. I love drawing with kids, exchanging knock-knock jokes, playing them great music, and even listening and dancing along as they play me the soundtrack to Frozen. It's also important to me to teach kids the value of kindness and compassion. I always take my cues from the parents in terms of the practices they want to instill in their children. However, I never miss an opportunity to encourage kids to share with their friends and family members, or to express gratitude if a neighbor gives them a compliment in the hallway.

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