Erika P.

Education

The University of Michigan, B.F.A. Musical Theatre

The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Childcare Experience

Summer Nanny
Laguna Niguel, CA, 05/10 - 08/12
Two girls, ages 3 and 7

Summer Nanny
Redondo Beach, CA, 05/11 - 08/12
Boy, age 3

After-school Babysitter
Lake Forest, CA, 01/07 - 06/08
Two boys, ages 4 and 6

Best Buddies Special Needs Program Volunteer
Dana Hills, California, 09/08 - 06/09
Children, ages 14 - 18

Performer/ Mentor at Children's Theatre Experience
Fullerton, CA & La Mirada, CA, 2004 -2008
Children, ages 5-18

Professional Experience

Hostess
New York, NY, 09/13 - Present

Front Desk Associate, Pure Yoga West
New York, NY, 07/13 - 09/13

Vocalist
Crystal Cruise Line, 2010

About Me

I am a native California girl who now calls New York home, while making my professional acting dreams a reality. I have extensive childcare experience and I have found that my passions for both theatre and childcare blend together beautifully. My life as an artist is constantly fueled by a child’s innate ability to be his or her true, creative self. I have worked with kids of all ages, including high school students with special needs through the universally developed Best Buddies organization. While I find immense joy in being a role model and assisting in a child’s growth, I find that the kids I care for are the ones continually teaching me valuable life lessons. I make it a priority to provide safety, encouragement, silliness and friendship to the children I care for.

I cherish time spent with my family in California and find every chance I get to talk to them daily. I love to travel, and I have been lucky enough to spend time in various cities and countries overseas including London, England where I studied all things Shakespeare. Since moving to New York, I have kept busy babysitting, working at an elite yoga studio, and hostessing at a SoHo restaurant. I am thrilled to be a SmartSitter, and look forward to spending time with incredible kids!

I have professional childcare experience with…

Infants, Toddlers, Pre-school aged children, Elementary school aged children, Middle school aged children, Children with special needs, Multiples

I will be SmartSitting while…

Pursuing a career as a professional actress.

In 5 years, I hope to be…

A professional working actress, and a yoga and health instructor.

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

I have taken many courses in nutrition and am passionate about spreading healthy living to those around me. I enjoy preparing healthy and nutritious snacks, meals and treats. Singing, dancing, acting and communicating are all essential to my profession as an actress, and I love to incorporate these skills through fun activities while babysitting. I love being outdoors and adventuring in the incredible playground that is New York City. There is little time to be spent playing video games when there are so many parks, museums, productions and libraries to be explored! I am also extremely passionate about yoga, and make it a priority to practice on a daily basis.