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Nicole H.

Education

N.C. School of the Arts,
BFA

Childcare Experience

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY, 09/17 - Present
One boy, age 6 and one girl, age 8

Nanny
New York, NY, 02/17 - 09/17
One boy, age 4 years

Nanny
New York, NY, 03/12 - 01/17
One boy, age 6 months

Professional Experience

Gymboree
New York, NY, 06/10 - 03/12

Gymboree
Atlanta, GA, 08/08 - 05/10

About me

I am a highly organized and detail-oriented individual with a unique work history that spans from being a performance artist and Broadway dresser to working in development in Africa. I created teen-based curriculums for the Rockefeller Foundation in Zimbabwe, and also managed the manufacture and distribution of school uniforms for Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network in South Africa. I have spent the past 10 years working in early childhood development. I spent 4 years teaching Gymboree in Atlanta and NYC, 5 years working as a nanny for a child on the spectrum, and this past year I have been working as a caregiver for a very rambunctious 6-year-old boy with sensory processing issues, and his rock star of a sister!

Overall, the past 15 years have seen me transition from functioning primarily as a theater artist on Broadway & Off (both offstage & on) to working in more diverse settings. This is an evolution that has required an elasticity of thought and a willingness to meet new challenges that have made me an asset wherever I have worked. However, after spending over a decade aligning my skill set as a performer and creative thinker to a myriad of administrative and managerial challenges both here and abroad, I find what moves me most is impacting the lives of children as a teacher and a caregiver. It’s one of the things I do best! As a former kid who was super smart and eager to learn, I'm endlessly fascinated by how children think and how they learn. I have a real talent for making learning, or as I like to call it, "The Journey of Discovery," a lot of fun!


I have professional child care experience with...

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • School-aged (K-5)
  • Preteen
  • Teenagers
  • Twins
  • Multiples
  • Special Needs

I will be SmartSitting while...

Being creative! I'm a puppeteer and I'm an avid writer. I also sing as part of a professional "New Thought " Gospel-influenced choir, so I'm usually learning music.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

To have a working roster of creative offerings that fall under the umbrella of my company "Inner-tainment Out Loud."

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

I love interacting with children around the concept of choice. As in, we choose the lens through which we see and create experiences. This is a powerful tool. I'm also a very creative person by nature, so art projects are always my go-to.


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