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Bridget F.

Education

Saint Mary's College,
B.A. in Elementary Education & Early Childhood Ed

Childcare Experience

Camp Counselor
Peoria, IL, 05/14 - 07/15
Kids, ages 6-12

Weekly Babysitter
South Bend, IL, 02/14 - 05/15
Three girls 5, 3, 2; One boy 4 months

Weekly Babysitter
South Bend, IL, 01/12 - 05/15
Girl age 5; Three boys, 4, 2, and 3 months

Nanny
Peoria, IL, 09/08 - 08/13
Boy 9, Boy 7, Girl 6, Boy 5, Girl 3

Professional Experience

Supermarket Cashier
West Peoria, IL, 05/08 - 05/16

Kindergarten Teacher
Peoria, IL, 07/15 - 06/16

About me

I have a true passion for working with children. As a certified teacher, I am very organized and detail-oriented. I strive to keep consistent structure and schedules but am flexible when the occasion arises. I desire to leave a positive impact on every child I come in contact with.

I began babysitting when I was eleven years old and continued to do so through college. While working towards my degree in college I had over six hundred hours in the field working in elementary schools with children of a variety of ages. After graduating with my degree in Elementary Education at Saint Mary’s College, I returned to my hometown to teach and be near my family. I taught kindergarten in an inner city school to a group of 18 students who were considered “at-risk.” Although I loved the job and opportunity to be with my family, I decided to move to New York to be closer to other loved ones. I wish to continue working with children in the city.

In my years of babysitting and teacher training, I have worked with hundreds of children from all ages, including infancy through young adulthood. While working with children I love to share my love of reading and learning. In my past nanny position, I also doubled as a tutor for the children over the summers to prepare the children for the upcoming school year. I am a very family-oriented person and believe the relationships made are the most valuable part of any experience working with children.


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

When I am not babysitting, I am usually spending time with those I hold dear. I love to read and stay up to date on the latest research and best practices in teaching. I also enjoy being active and spending time outdoors.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Completing a Master's degree in Education and be a member of a teaching team at a school I love.

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

I love to share my love of reading and learning with children. A quote that I have based my educational philosophy on was said by W.B. Yeats, “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” I truly desire to inspire children to love learning and seek out new experiences and to always continue to learn.


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