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Lauren A.


University of Sydney, Australia,
B.S. Psychology, Minor Australian Literature

Childcare Experience

After-School Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 06/16 - Present
One girl, age 7 and One boy, age 10

Personal Assistant & Part-Time Childcare
Los Angeles, CA, 05/13 - 05/14
Two girls, ages 13 and 15

Part-Time Babysitter
New York, NY, 01/11 - 12/12
One girl, age 6 months and One boy, age 2 1/2

Part-Time Babysitter
New York, NY, 01/11 - 01/12
One girl, age 18 months

Professional Experience

Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapist
Sydney, Australia & New York, NY, NY, 12/07 - Present

Workshop Teacher, GERRIC, University of NSW
Sydney, Australia, 01/04 - 12/07

About me

Originally from Australia, I moved to NYC in 2007, spent the last year working in Mexico and am now settled in Los Angeles. I am an ABA Therapist, with a psychology degree, having worked with children on the autism spectrum from ages two to teens.

I have been working with children since my teens. At 18 I was hired by the University of New South Wales (Australia) to teach Drama and Debate workshops for children at GERRIC (The Gifted Education Research, Resource & Information Centre), for kids aged 6-12. As well as being a long time babysitter for kids aged from six weeks to twelve years, I am also a qualified ABA therapist, and work with children on the autism spectrum.

Being an ABA therapist has taught me patience, kindness and flexibility. Every child learns and responds to situations in a different way. I make sure I always take the time to learn how the kids I work with think and learn, so that we're always on the same page.

I'm an energetic babysitter, and like to get kids involved in creative projects. I have a degree in both science and acting, and a love of learning which I always like to share! Making homework fun, and finding enriching after school activities specific to the interests of the kids I work with, is my specialty. As a filmmaker, I’ve been known to bring a long a go-pro for an afternoon, and teach kids how to film and edit.

I’ve worked with several amazing families in both Australia (where I am from) and New York, and still keep in touch with families as far away as San Diego and even Europe. I’m happy working in a family of any age and size, and look forward to meeting you!

I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Writing, Producing, Reading or playing Guitar.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Directing my first film.

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

Kitchen Science Experiments (safety first, of course!), Writing, Filmmaking, Making up Plays, Guitar, Ukulele, Art.

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