Emily P.

Education

Westminster Choir College, Voice Performance

Childcare Experience

Full-time Nanny
New York, NY, 03/13 - 01/14
Boy, age 7 months - 16 months

Babysitter / Full-time Nanny
Baltimore, MD, 05/07 - 07/12
Two girls, ages 3-8, 1-6; boy 0-2

Occasional Babysitter
Baltimore, MD, 05/09 - Present
Two girls, ages 5-8, 3-6; boy, age 0-2

Professional Experience

Associate Director, SmartSitting
New York, NY, 2014 (present)

Music Ambassador, Carnegie Hall
New York, NY, 2014 (present)

Intern, Two Tomatoes Records, LLC
New York, NY, 2014 (present)

Sales Associate, Mandalay Trading Co.
Princeton, NJ, 2009 - 2010

Sales Associate Music & Arts Center
Baltimore, MD, 2006 - 2007

Barista, Starbucks
Baltimore, MD, 2005 - 2006

About Me

I’m a recent graduate of Westminster Choir College where I was a Voice Performance major. I did a lot of babysitting in high school and throughout college, then became a full-time nanny after I graduated. My philosophy when working with kids is that creativity is always the answer! Take the 5-year-old who hated fruits and veggies. I cut up an apple, gave it to her with some peanut butter, and said, “glue it back together, and you can eat it when you’re done”. She looked at me, then at the apple, gave me her “challenge accepted” face, and went to work. Then there was the 1-year-old who desperately wanted to paint like his big sister, a crayon wasn’t going to cut it. I got out a ziplock bag, squirted a little of each color into the baggie, zipped it up, and taped it to the table. I watched as he excitedly smacked his hands against it and moved the paint around with his fingers, amazed when the paint never left the bag. I bring creativity into problem solving situations such as these, but also in the fun activities I plan during the day, such as imaginative play, arts and crafts, building forts, making up games and songs, having picnics in the park, etc.

I’ve always loved singing and being musical with kids and try to incorporate that in any way I can. Whether it’s singing a, “we’re putting on our shoes and heading out the door” song or, spotting that second a dance party is absolutely necessary, it’s just a great way to get kids up and active. My favorite part of working with kids though has always been watching them grow and learn new things, seeing their personalities take shape and opinions form. They go from being these tiny humans that blink to then walking and talking and eventually realizing (and calling you out on) how bad the jokes are you tell them…It’s incredible. I love getting to know their quirks and habits, seeing what excites and drives them on a personal level. Whether it’s music, basketball, rockets, legos or Star Wars, I’m always up for the challenge! I feel so lucky to work alongside the parents and be a part of their child’s development. I’m thrilled to be a part of SmartSitting and the many opportunities that brings!

I have professional childcare experience with…

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

I will be SmartSitting while…

Performing and further exploring a career in the music industry.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Interning at a children's music record label here in NYC has been so rewarding; I'd love to go back to school for my MBA in Music Business and someday start my own label.

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

I'm a certified Music Together teacher, can play variety of instruments and speak some German and Italian. I also love to bake, do arts & crafts, knit, make up stories and games and go on fun adventures in the park.