Lauryn M.

Education

New York University, B.F.A. Drama

Childcare Experience

After-school Babysitter
New York, NY, 08/11 - 06/12
Girl, age 7-8

Babysitter
New York, NY, 04/11 - 06/11
Two boys, ages 8 and 11

Camp Counselor
Herndon, VA, 06/07 - 08/11
Boys and girls, ages 5-12

Babysitter
Herndon, VA, 04/05 - 06/07
Girls, ages 0-3; 5-7

Counselor
Lake Fairfax, VA, 06/03 - 08/04
Boys & girls, ages 2-5

Counselor
Lake Fairfax, VA, 06/03 - 08/04
Boys & girls, ages 2-5

Professional Experience

Head Usher, Fuerza Bruta NYC
New York, NY 05/11 - Present

Office Assistant
Playwrights Realm, 05/12 - 07/13

Program Coordinator
Everyday Athlete, 06/12 - 06/12

Hostess
Journal Square Café, 01/10 - 05/10

Counselor
Town of Herndon, SummerFun 06/07 - 08/11

About Me

I’m the oldest of twelve cousins, the elder sister by eight years to an amazing little brother, and I grew up in a tight-knit, child-focused community; my first memory of “babysitting” is when I was five and I was instructed to entertain my cousin, three, by reading her stories until dinner was ready. Childcare has been part of my life since then. I started babysitting my neighbors’ children at 13, was a Girl Scout camp counselor for preschoolers starting at 15, and went on to be a counselor in my hometown for five years after that. I only have one sibling, but I feel like I’ve been a big sister to hundreds of kids.

I love to provide children with a relaxed, easy environment for them to be themselves and feel comfortable learning, exploring, and discovering. It’s important to me to be a positive role model and another adult children can trust in their lives. I’m inspired by the great babysitters and counselors I had as a kid, who gave me an open arena to ask questions and develop new interests. When I’m not sitting, I’m developing sketches and jokes for various comedy venues, reading everything I can get my hands on, and baking experimentally.

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…

Working in theater management and developing TV scripts.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

In the writers' room on SNL!

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

Cooking (especially baking!), rock climbing, soccer, volleyball, knitting & crocheting, making Rube Goldberg machines, writing stories, speaking French, upcycling & living green!