To begin, I'm a 22 year old recent college graduate. Although I ultimately seek to apply to MD/PhD programs for the September 2013 school year, with the hopes of one day becoming a physician scientist specializing in pediatric care. During my interim I'd like to do something meaningful with my time. Since I've always had a passion for caring for and educating children, I believe a babysitting or nannying position will suite me well.
During my time at the University, the university from which I recently graduated (on May 18, 2012), I spent two semesters volunteering at its preschool as a teacher's aide, where children aged 1-4 years were enrolled. I primarily looked after the 4 year old class, and I enjoyed participating in story-time, sing-a-long, arts and crafts, imaginative play, dancing, and various other activities with the children.
At my university I took CFS 339(Child and Family Studies- Children's Play), and I learned the importance of play in the physical, mental, emotional, social, and psychological development of a child, so I'm well informed in this respect.
I've also had numerous babysitting/nannying opportunities since I was 14 years of age. I've mainly cared for the children of family friends and relatives, with their ages ranging from 3 months -14 years, and I've often cared for several children simultaneously.
I've spent a great deal of time(i.e. my summer and winter vacations, as well as my other school holidays) looking after a young boy, now 8 and a half, since he was 6 months old. Currently, he enjoys playing video games, watching action/adventure cartoons, especially of the superhero type, watching magical movies, reading, playing at the park, playing sports (basketball, baseball, football, and soccer), engaging in imaginative play (such as cops and robbers, space adventures, anything involving superheroes, etc.), helping me bake treats, playing hide and seek, doing arts and crafts, and a great deal more. I often engaged in all of these activities with him. I also helped him with his homework and projects, and I made sure he understood the important concepts. More so, I played a pretty essential role in teaching him how to read and write legibly and neatly. As such, I'd have no problem assisting your child/children with their homework, projects, studies, and their overall educational exploits.
I've also spent a great deal of time watching his 4 year old sister since she was about 3 months old. She currently enjoys playing house, cooking (both imaginary and helping me bake treats in the kitchen), watching Bubble Guppies and other Nick Jr. and Disney programs, doing arts and crafts, playing dress up, singing and dancing, building blocks, doing puzzles, talking about princesses, and being read to.
I still see both children frequently, and care for them occasionally.
In short, I enjoy engaging infants and children in interesting, stimulating, and educational activities, helping out with homework, and simply doing my best to appropriately meet any needs that a child may have.
I have about 8.5 years of experience as a children's caretaker. Aside from the numerous babysitting and nannying opportunities that I've had over the years, I've also engaged in a variety of voluntary opportunities as well. Most prominently, while in middle school I spent my summer vacation mentoring children from two different schools and assisting them in their studies. I've also volunteered as my church's primary school teacher and day camp counselor over the years.
I'm a patient, active, creative, organized, punctual, honest, kind, and fun-natured individual who simply has an affinity for caring for children. These attributes of mine enables me to be a flexible care-giver, and to tailor a variety of activities that will engage children of various ages and temperaments, as I place utmost importance on stimulating children in interesting and educational activities.
I also enjoy taking children out to the aquarium, museum, park, movies, library, zoo, beach, pool, amusement parks, and any other place where they can have some good, educational, age-appropriate fun. I like to take advantage of what the city has to offer in terms of educational and entertaining events, activities, and venues for children of all ages. Since I'm a very organized individual, I would have no problem setting up playdates, activities, and outings to keep your little one(s) entertained, of course provided that you approve of all activities and outings.
I can start immediately if needed, and work throughout the fall of this year and of 2013 if the position is more than just a summer offer.
I can provide any necessary references and documentation to prove my trustworthiness and capability as a sitter and as a legal citizen (born and raised in Brooklyn, New York) and worker of the United States.
I look forward to working for a warm, kind, energetic, fun, and respectful family, and to the new experiences that such an opportunity will afford.