I am a dancer and a writer. My 15 years of ballet and modern training have given me a deep appreciation for creative pursuits and allow me to engage children with imagination and curiosity. I am currently a professional freelancer dancer and choreographer. I am an artist, and my identity as a maker and a thinker is something that is really important for me to share with kids.
I really love working with children. Spending time with kids brings me joy, and I find it rewarding to facilitate the emotional growth of children and respond to their unique needs. I really value each child as an individual, and it is of the utmost importance to me that every child feel nurtured, engaged, and respected as a whole person.
While I bring my own experience and strategies on how to best care for a child, I also find it really valuable to have clear conversations with parents with regards to their value systems and parenting strategies. Over the course of the past five years that I have worked as a babysitter, I have created caring and safe environments for children, and have learned so much from families about a multitude of childcare techniques. I am a patient and nurturing sitter who can provide a structured environment that allows kids to feel supported and safe, while having fun and learning.
In my senior year of college, I was fortunate enough to babysit for a baby since her birth had the pleasure of watching and helping her grow into a young toddler. This was a very formative experience for me, and I will always carry what I learned from her forward with me in the world .In addition to caring for the baby, I am regularly babysitting an 8 year old year old girl for a family in Brooklyn. We dance together, I coordinate and facilitate playdates, cook, clean and put her to bed. I also do occasional babysitting for a family in Brooklyn with a 6 year old boy. I feel confident navigating New York City with children.
I care deeply for the children and families with whom I work. It is important to me that I am a source of support and stability for kids, and that I am someone that they can deeply trust.