Sydney M.

Education

University of South Carolina Honors College, B.F.A Theatre

Childcare Experience

Full-time Nanny
Chapel Hill, NC, 08/12 - 06/13
Twin Girls, age 4

Occasional Babysitter
Chapel Hill, NC, 01/13 - 06/13
Boy, age 10 months - 13 months

Developmental Play and Learn Teacher/Birthday Party Leader
Durham, NC, 10/11-05/13
Boys and Girls, ages 0-5

Teacher Assistant
Raleigh, NC, 08/12 - 10/12
Boys and Girls, ages K-5 grade

Part-time Nanny
Sandy Springs, GA, 04/12
Girl, age 2 months

Babysitter/Summer Nanny
Marietta, GA, 08/02 - 08/07, 04/10 - 08/11
Two girls, age 3 months-5 years and 0-3 years; Boy, ages 0-3 years

Professional Experience

Actor/Children's Show Director
Manteo, NC, Summers 05/10 - 08/12

Server
Chapel Hill, NC 09/11 - 04/12

Server/Bartender
New York, NY 10/10 - 04/11

Director
Sandy Springs, GA 08/10 - 09/10, 04/12 - 05/12

Shift Supervisor/Barista
Columbia, SC 08/08 - 05/10

About Me

The facilitation and creation of education-enriched play has been a huge part of my childcare experience since I co-created a one-week day camp the summer before middle school in my parent’s garage. Whether through Camp SydAl (an amalgamation of my name and the name of my cohort), teaching at Gymboree Play and Music, directing children’s theater, nannying, or babysitting, I enjoy combining the two things children do best, learning and playing!

As an actor, writer, and director, I love being active and creative. Imaginative play, adventures, and scavenger hunts are some of my favorite activities, in addition to all things parks and sports! I love cooking and baking and am a guest writer for a small New York food blog. I am a very self-motivated and organized individual, and I have experience both sitting and teaching children of all ages, from infant to teen. My hope is that by providing structure and clear boundaries when caring for children, I am able to create more freedom for safe and outrageously fun and engaging, creative play! I am a Pintrest master, so no rainy or cold day can stop the creativity and fun in my book! My favorite finds? Bubble wrap hopscotch and a birthday party for Dr. Seuss!

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Auditioning for theatre and television work and preparing to apply for my Masters of Fine Arts in Acting.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Working as an actor on projects that are both challenging and fulfilling.

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

Activities I love to share with children include baking, cooking, crafting, tennis, swimming, storytelling, basic Spanish (I am a conversational speaker and reader and have a minor in Spanish), and all things theatre-related!