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Gavin B.

Education

University of the Arts,
B.F.A. in Musical Theater

Childcare Experience

After-School Babysitting
Chandler, AZ, 03/09 - 05/11
Two girls, age 4 and 7

Part-Time Babysitter
New York, NY, 09/17 - 09/18
One boy and one girl, age 2 and 7

After-School Babysitter
New York, NY, 09/17 - 06/18
One boy, age 4

Professional Experience

Server - The Parlor Pizzeria
Phoenix, AZ, 07/15 - 05/17

Server - Top Shelf Staffing and Catering
New York, NY, 06/17 - 12/17

Server - The Assemblage NoMad
New York, NY, 12/17 - 07/18

About me

I grew up in the desert of Phoenix, Arizona, the middle child of a blended family. I fell in love with singing, dancing, and gymnastics and spent my childhood enjoying these activities. I went on to study Musical Theater in Philadelphia at the University of the Arts and received my Bachelor’s in Fine Arts. After college I worked as an actor around the country and then began studying yoga. I went to India and Nepal and became certified to teach and have since taught in NYC, Ghana, and Ecuador. I teach privately in the city right now.

I have been working with children in many forms since I was a child. Being the middle child of seven children, I was brought up by my siblings, and helped raised my younger ones. I spent most of my high school years babysitting neighborhood children (pre-k - 6th grade). I spent summers in high school teaching summer theater camps at local art centers (children ages 5 - 14). I spent summers of my college years performing at a summer resort in Maine, during the days I would help run the afternoon childcare program, (20 children, ages 5 - 18). I also spent those summers privately babysitting infants and toddlers. After high school, I had a consistent after school babysitting job with a family of two girls ages 4 and 7. Duties included picking the girls up from school in my car, providing a snack, homework help, dinner making, and putting the girls down for bed before the parents returned from their late night work. While in New York, I have been an after-school babysitter for a 4 year old pre-k boy. This job included picking him up from school, providing a snack, providing entertainment, helping him nap, and taking him to any appointments. I also have babysat for a family with a 2 year old boy and 7 year old girl. This family would bring me over occasionally whenever they needed help. This lasted for close to a year until they moved. I travelled with this family for ten days to Croatia and Montenegro and was on call 24/7 for any help the family needed while on the trip.

I’ve spent most of my life working with children to some capacity. Whether it be Theater Camps, Summer Camps, After School Care, or Nannying, and International Traveling Babysitting, I’ve worn many hats. Infants to teenagers, I’ve done it all. The phrase “children are the future” really resonates deeply with me. It reminds me that they are going to be the next creators of our world and that we are their teachers. I have felt deeply the desire to help children create a more loving and peaceful world for all of us. By working closely with them, I can help influence their minds, bodies, and souls. I’ve read that the first five years of a child’s life basically designs who they will essentially be for life. I believe if we really hone in on this and be mindful and loving when we raise our children, they can grow up to be outstanding beings of the world. I’d like to help them become these people!


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Exploring NYC, practicing yoga, singing, dancing, connecting with loved ones over coffee, exploring upstate and all of its nature towns, seeing musicians and artists live, attending spiritual services that I feel connected to.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Continuing my education in the Yogic Arts. Deepening my own practice of yoga while sharing the practice and teachings with others. Helping the world however I am suppose to be.

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

Yoga, meditation, singing, dancing, and travel! I have found that when I spend enough time with a child and we get to know each other, I can share my world with them. Sometimes I’ll show videos of my travels. Monkeys in India, goats in Ghana, and mountains in Ecuador. I then transition this into how people live many different lives on this planet. I share practices of yoga by playfully introducing poses to children while we are together. For any child involved in sports or any physical activity, yoga is a very strong method of stretching to help keep joints healthy and the body relaxed. Sometimes I use breath work as a meditation every time we enter and exit home, or whenever we are feeling stressed, or whenever we get hurt on the playground and the fear of the moment is more painful than what happened. Just depends on the moment. The singing and dancing is used all as a way to create joy in any moment. I like to play songs the kids like and I love to dance and sing so I’ll be ready to belt it out whenever they are. I find that a lot of children can be shy with these activities so I like to make them feel comfortable and supported as they explore their voice and body. Nothing about this is forced and there is no real desired outcome. It is only with the intention to share.


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