Lauren Y.

Education

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, M.A with Merit, Classical and Contemporary Text – Acting
Williams College, B.A., Theatre

Childcare Experience

Babysitter
Glasgow, Scotland, 05/12 - 07/12
Two boys, ages 3 and 6
Babysitter
Williamstown, MA, 04/08
Girl, age 12; boy, age 10
Babysitter
Fort Wayne, IN, 2003 - 2005
Girl, age 6 months-2 years

Professional Experience

Administrative Assistant
Glasgow, Scotland, 09/12 - 12/12
Receptionist
Fort Wayne, IN, 04/11 - 08/11
Research Assistant
Fort Wayne, IN, 06/09 - 08/09

About Me

I am an actor who has recently made the big move to the Big Apple. I have worked as a babysitter for over ten years with families of varying backgrounds and children of all ages. I’ve spent more time with infants and toddlers in their early stages of development and discovery. I have CPR training and took a babysitting course at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana in order to be well prepared for any situation. When I was growing up I took part in an acting camp where we got to write a play, cast it, make the costumes, build the set and then perform it for everyone. Those are the times where I learned how to share, be kind to others, and learned a great work ethic.

Children’s imaginations are so vast and amazing that they makes you want to be as creative as they are in their young age. I encourage children to play but play fair and safely in order to have fun. I love allowing children to make up their own stories, letting their creativity run free without the use of technology. And even if they have schoolwork that needs to be competed, I make sure that they see how much fun they can have while learning. I love to dance; I enjoy yoga, pilates, running outside, spending time with my friends, and taking acting workshops when I can. I really enjoy helping families raise their children and making sure they become well-rounded, open minded and creative adults.

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…

Auditioning for jobs in theater.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

Performing on stage regularly around the world and internationally. I want to speak Spanish, French and Italian (ambitious - but why not!)

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

Singer: Mezzo-soprano, Musical theatre, classically trained; Dancer: Hip-hop, Ballet, Tap, African, Lyrical and Jazz; Sports: Tennis, Squash, Field Hockey, and Lacrosse; Re-learning spanish; love to cook and bake