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Sierra V.

Education

Nova Southeastern University,
B.A in Elementary Education

Childcare Experience

Nanny
New York, NY, 09/14 - 07/15
Two boys, ages 7 and 10

Nanny
Miami, FL, 05/10 - 09/13
One girl, age 2-6

After-School Babysitter
West Palm Beach, FL, 01/06 - 08/07
One boy, age 3, One girl, age 1

Professional Experience

School Teacher
Lake Worth, FL, 06/13 - 06/14

Childcare Volunteer
Port Au Prince, Haiti, 02/15 - 02/15

Executive Staff Assistant
Miami, FL, 05/10 - 08/13

About me

Ever since I was in third grade, I've known I wanted to work with kids. I am silly, and love to express myself through dance and singing. I am compassionate and care for others’ thoughts and feelings. I enjoy engaging children in their topics of interest to make them feel valuable.

I worked as a babysitter/nanny throughout high school and college. I learned how to be dependable and responsible. I learned how to effectively divide time between siblings and how to monitor conflicts and resolutions. After I obtained my Bachelor's degree in elementary education, I worked as a third grade teacher. I really enjoyed sharing my love of reading, engaging my students in reading aloud and talking about characters and story lines. As rewarding as teaching was, I realized I wanted to work one-on-one with children instead of working with large groups. I started to appreciate the time I could dedicate to each child, making him/her feel valuable and important. I decided to pursue a meaningful career in individual child development. I am currently working as a nanny on the Upper West Side for two boys and have enjoyed spending time with the boys and watching them grow.

I appreciate the wonder and joy in discovering and building value to young minds. I love watching young children explore their world. I recently worked in an orphanage in Haiti, and was amazed at the curiosity and wonder in those children. They were so fascinated by the newness of life outside of Haiti. I realized how important it is to provide children with an opportunity for discovery.

I know my passion and calling is to work with children.


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Doing volunteer work for the Chelsea Kid's Club or volunteering at my local church. I also enjoy working out at CrossFit.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Mentoring and leading children in loving and meaningful ways. I hope to be a role model and a guide for love.

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

There are a few aspects of my life that I would love to share with children, my love for the outdoors, my love of reading, and my love for movement and music. Growing up as a ballet dancer, most of my life was spent in learning how to express myself in creative and unique ways, I would enjoy sharing that with children.


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