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Kasumi M.

Education

SUNY Oneonta,
B.A. in Music Industry

Childcare Experience

Newborn Care Specialist
San Francisco, CA, 09/15 - 10/15
1 boy, 3 days old

Newborn Care Specialist
San Diego, CA, 07/15 - 07/15
1 girl, 1 day old

Newborn Care Specialist
San Diego, CA, 06/15 - 06/15
1 boy, 3 weeks old

Newborn Care Specialist
Los Angeles, CA, 04/15 - 05/15
1 boy, 3 days old

Newborn Care Specialist
Los Angeles, CA, 04/15 - 04/15
1 boy, 11 weeks old

Newborn Care Specialist
Los Angeles, CA, 01/15 - 01/15
2 boys, 2 days old

Professional Experience

Event Promoter
New York, NY, 08/09 - 01/11

About me

When I was 12 years old, I attended a Red Cross babysitting course, and started babysitting younger children in my neighborhood. I was always happy to give up my Friday and Saturday evenings to babysit. I went away to college, but always made sure to have some babysitting gigs lined up for when I was home for break. Upon graduation, I made the natural progression from a babysitter to after-school nanny, then full-time nanny. I have experience caring for children ranging in age from newborn to 14 years old, but it became clear to me that I was the happiest when I was with newborns.

I completed a newborn care training course in the spring of 2014, which jumpstarted my career as a Newborn Care Specialist. I genuinely love caring for newborns while providing support, guidance and education to new and experienced parents. I don't like to call it "work" because I enjoy it so much. I am always eager to continue educating myself, and making sure I have the most recent, evidence-based information for my clients is important to me. In the fall of 2015, I became a Certified Lactation Counselor so I can better assist breastfeeding moms. I hope to keep educating myself so that I am the most qualified newborn care specialist that I can be.

I am hired by families at such an exciting, yet sometimes overwhelming, and definitely exhausting, transition period in their lives. I feel so honored to have the opportunity to become close with families during these times. I am so lucky to have found a career that I am extremely passionate about, and am excited to help more families!


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Reading, listening to music, hiking, watching documentaries, spending time with my husband and our two cats.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

An established Newborn Care Specialist in the NYC metro area. I would love for most, if not all, of my positions to be referrals from previous clients. I hope to be that go-to person that moms and soon-to-be moms call. I also hope to be a mom myself!

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

I feel very strongly about communicating with babies. At my newborn positions, I will often be seen talking to the babies, and having a full conversation with them even though they cannot understand what I am saying. I feel that it is important for them to get to know what my voice sounds like, and help them understand that I am nearby, even if I am not touching or holding them.


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