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Audrey M.

Education

Western Michigan University,
BFA in Acting

Savannah College of Art and Design,
MFA in Performing Arts

Childcare Experience

After-School Babysitter
NYC, NY, 09/19 - 03/20
Three girls, ages 5, 3, and 1

Temporary, as needed Babysitter
NYC, NY, 09/19 - 03/20
Two girls, ages 4 and 2

Temporary Babysitter
Holland, MI, , 04/17 - 05/17
Four kids, ages 1, 3, 7, and 9

Date-night Babysitter
Kalamazoo, MI, , 02/17 - 04/17
One girl, age 6 mo.

Temporary Babysitter
Zeeland, MI, , 03/17 - 04/17
One boy, age 9, and one girl, age 11

Part-Time Morning Babysitter
Kalamazoo, MI, , 10/16 - 03/17
One girl, age 2

As-Needed/Temporary Babysitter
Holland, MI, , 05/16 - 07/16
One girl, age 4, and two boys, age 6 & 8

Part-time Daycare Babysitter
Holland, MI, , 06/16 - 07/16
One boy, age 3, and one girl, age 5

Part-Time Daycare Babysitter
Richland, MI, , 05/15 - 09/15
Two girls, ages 3 and 10 months

As-Needed/Temporary Babysitter
Kalamazoo, MI, , 07/15 - 09/15
One girl, age 7, and one boy, age 9

As-Needed/Temporary Babysitter
Kalamazoo, MI, , 05/15 - 06/15
Three boys, ages 7, 9, and 11

Professional Experience

Hostess
Fleetwood, NY, 09/20 - Present

Counselor at Random Farms Kids’ Theater
Elmsford, NY, 06/20 - 08/20

Performer, Once Upon a Princess, LLC
Kalamazoo, MI, , 12/14 - 07/17

Standardized Patient
Kalamazoo, MI, , 01/15 - 04/17

About me

I grew up in Holland, MI where I enjoyed a small-town childhood, often visiting the beaches of Lake Michigan. In high school I fell in love with acting and singing, and went on to pursue the arts in higher education. I recently graduated with my MFA in Performing Arts from Savannah College of Art & Design, and before that I obtained my BFA in Acting from Western Michigan University.

Most of my childcare experience comes from my four years at college, where I was able to balance my busy class schedule with working as a babysitter. I worked for a professor of mine, babysitting his 2-year-old daughter several mornings a week. My responsibilities included preparing breakfast, getting her dressed for the day, and helping her with potty-training. While also at school, I was able to merge the worlds of performing and childcare by working at Once Upon A Princess, a company that allowed me to interact with kids while also performing a character (typically I played Belle or Cinderella). The job was either "performing" at children's birthday parties or at larger events. Either way, my day was sure to be filled with playful interactions and meaningful moments with anywhere from 5-200 children. My responsibilities here included facilitating crafts, games, and entertainment. I spent half the summer after my junior year in my hometown of Holland, where I babysat a few times as needed for my neighbor, who had three kids ages 4, 6, and 8. Since she was only in need of occasional help, she kindly referred me to a friend of hers who was looking for a babysitter. After being introduced, I worked for her 2-3 days a week looking after her 3-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter. I was responsible for meal prep, park and playground outings (which involved car seat handling and handling a car that was not my own), putting the kids to sleep, and also puppy wrangling their new 8-week-old golden retriever.

I love working with children because there's so much to learn from their approach to life. I enjoy the spontaneity, creativity, and quick-thinking that childcare often calls for. My goal is to bring warmth, patience, and kindness to any relationship I develop with a child.


I have professional child care experience with...

  • Infants
  • Toddlers
  • Preschoolers
  • School-aged (K-5)

I will be SmartSitting while...

Either out auditioning/rehearsing, spending time in a park with friends and my camera in tow, or just staying in to watch good movies, eat good food, and hopefully play a few board-games.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Living an artistically fulfilling life that also allows me the time needed to invest in meaningful relationships with loved ones.

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

I'm happy to sing, dance, play games, do crafts, put on puppet shows, or act out whatever games have been conjured up in the wonderfully creative minds of children! I'm also happy to help with homework, teach board-games, or play outside.


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