Meryl S.

Education

NYU, M.A., Educational Theatre
NYU, B.A., Drama

Childcare Experience

On-call Babysitter
New York, NY, 02/13 - Present
Two boys, ages 7 and 11
Temporary Babysitter
New York, NY, 01/13 - 02/13
Boy, age 1.5
Temporary Babysitter
New York, NY, 01/13 - 02/13
Girl, 4 months
Temporary Babysitter
New York, NY, 11/12-12/12
Boy, age 3; girl, 4 months
Temporary Babysitter
New York, NY, 11/12 - 12/12
Three girls, ages 9, 4 and 7
On-call Babysitter
New York, NY, 09/12 - 11/12
Girl, age 1

Professional Experience

Office Assistant
New York, NY, 3/11 - Present
On-set Tutor
New York, NY, 01/04 - 12/12
Home School Teacher
New York, NY, 02/05 - 12/05
Account Coordinator
New York, NY, 01/03 - 07/03

About Me

I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I have one older sister who has eight children and seven grandchildren and I have helped raise them all! I believe my background in education and the arts provide me with the tools to work as an excellent caregiver.

I babysat for several families throughout my time at NYU. After graduating, I worked as an actress doing commercials, voice-overs, stage shows in NYC, and a National Tour of the show Grease. After a few years out of school, I returned to receive my teaching certification in English and Drama. I also founded a singing/dancing group called “The Glamazons” ten years ago. We were finalists on season 2 of “America’s Got Talent”. I am retired from performing due to a foot injury (don’t worry, I can run after toddlers, I just can’t do splits and leaps in high heels anymore), but continue to write, direct and produce shows. I have also been working as an on-set tutor, teaching school subjects to child actors who aren’t able to attend school. I work as a freelancer and the jobs can be sporadic. I have been supplementing my income with babysitting and working as a full-time nanny during the summers. My hobbies include acting, singing, dancing, yoga, reading, creative writing, art projects and cooking.

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children

I will be SmartSitting while…

Enjoying all that NYC has to offer!

In 5 years, I hope to be…

A mother.

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

Singing, dancing, yoga, art projects, creative writing, cooking, some Spanish