Deborah B.

Education

University of East Anglia, B.A. Honors Degree in Drama

Childcare Experience

After-school Babysitter
New York, NY, 09/13 - Present
Girl, age 12-13; boy, age 10-11

Camp Performing Arts Director
Becket, MA,06/12 - 08/13
Boys, ages 7-14

Song Leader and Hebrew School Teacher
London, England, 02/10 - 02/12
Children, ages 3-14

Music and Drama Director
Kiminini, Kenya, 12/09 - 02/10
Children, ages 6-12

After-school Babysitter
London, England, 06/03-08/05
Boy, age 6-8; girl, age 2-4

Professional Experience

Host
New York, NY, 09/13 - Present

Field Associate
New York, NY, 05/12 - Present

Camp Performing Arts Director
Becket, MA, 06/12 - 08/13

Education Administrator and Coordinator
London, England, 02/10 - 02/12

PR Events Coordinator
London, England, 06/09 - 11/09

About Me

Since my own adolescence, I have experienced first-hand the value of youth engagement and education outside of a school setting. We are constantly learning and working with children provides countless teaching moments for both parties. Working as an informal youth educator and song leader has given me the opportunity to share my passion for music and songwriting with young learners; facilitating artistic growth and expression with all the children I have had the privilege of working with. Volunteering as the Drama, Music, Math teacher and Choir director for Pathfinder Academy in Kenya reinforced my belief that a creative outlet is invaluable as children develop a sense of identity. Along with theater and music, I enjoy running and cycling in Central Park, attending comedy and improv shows, coordinating a regular board-games night with friends and exploring the galleries and museums New York has to offer.

I am committed to providing children with a safe and structured environment filled with creative play and exciting new experiences. I also love to share my passion for healthy eating and cooking – encouraging thoughtfulness and intention with lifestyle choices.
I view babysitting is a direct opportunity to encourage healthy and expressive emotional development. I am deeply honored to have a part in any child’s learning experience and endeavor to make it as meaningful and memorable as possible.

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Writing my NY fringe theater debut and auditioning for musical roles.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

A professional singer and cabaret artist, alongside working with informal music and theater education for children.

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

Healthy eating and cooking, ukulele, singing and songwriting, playwriting, cycling, sailing, tap dance and ballet, arts & crafts projects.