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Sarah S.

Education

The NY Conservatory for Dramatic Arts,
Performing Arts

Childcare Experience

Part-Time Babysitter
Cork, Ireland, 02/02 - 03/04
Girl aged 11, boy aged 7, boy aged 3

After School Babysitter
Manhattan, NY, 01/06 - 06/08
One boy ages 8-10

Part-Time Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 02/16 - 01/17
One girl, aged 7/8

After School Babysitter
Jersey City, NJ, 01/14 - 01/16
One boy aged 4-6

Professional Experience

Personal Assistant to Photographer
New York, NY, 01/16 - 01/17

Box Office/ Theater Admin
New York, NY, 02/15 - 09/16

About me

Growing up in Ireland, my own Mother was one of eight brothers and sisters. Being one of the elder cousins, I was often taking care of the younger ones from an early age. Throughout my teens, I often babysat for the neighbors children, and when I moved to NY to study performing arts , I began babysitting the son of one of my college professors. I have taken care of wide range of ages, from toddlers to early teens.

I have always loved the company of children and find them refreshing to be around. I think viewing the world through a child's eyes is something that all of us adults should do more of :) I recently co-founded my own theatre company - The Pond Theatre Company, and am also a playwright, and mentor young adults in playwriting. It is safe to say I am a creative person at heart. I do find that creativity, imagination, and being able to think outside the box certainly comes in handy when working with kids. I love reading with kids, as well as art projects and learning through creative play. Being in the company of children often requires flexibility, and thinking on your feet- skills I think I have mastered, due to my other fields of study.

It is important to me, that I get fulfillment from any work that I do. Working with children, teaching them, as well as learning from them, is about as fulfilling as you can get.


I have professional child care experience with...

  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • School-aged (K-5)
  • Preteen
  • Teenagers

I will be SmartSitting while...

I am co-founder of the Pond Theatre Company, so when I am not babysitting, I am usually at a production meeting. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, going to the theatre/movies and yoga.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

In five years, I hope to be continuing the growth of my theater company, and working in a creatively fulfilling, and financially stable environment.

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

I love reading with children, and I truly think a love of books is such a great to gift to a child's imagination. I also enjoy doing art projects or any creative projects with them. Being outdoors in nature, and teaching them about the world around them, is also something I enjoy. I can also help with homework if necessary.


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