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Katherine L.


Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London,
BA (Hons) Acting

Childcare Experience

Part-Time Babysitter
New York, New York, 07/18 - Present
One boy, aged 5 when we first met!

After School Nanny and Babysitter
London, England, 09/17 - 12/20
One boy, one girl, aged 4 and 7

Part-Time Babysitter
Brooklyn, NY, 05/19 - 03/20
One girl, aged 5

Professional Experience

New York, New York, 08/19 - 03/20

Office Assistant
New York, New York, 01/19 - 08/19

Teaching Assistant
London, England, 12/17 - 01/19

About me

I was born in Ireland, just outside Dublin, to an American mother and Irish father, and I moved to France at the age of 9!
I grew up with my twin sister, and quickly fell in love with theatre, movies, and the idea of becoming an actor.
I graduated from a top drama school in London in 2017 and moved to NYC in 2019.
I have been pursuing a career as an actor since graduation and my background in the arts has always helped me stay creative and entertaining when babysitting and when figuring out ways to help kids learn.

I started babysitting regularly in high school, in North Carolina, and immediately loved the opportunity to engage with younger age groups.
I graduated from college in 2017 in London and started working consistently for a family with two kids (aged 4 and 7), taking care of school pick-ups, after school play, homework help, as well as cooking, cleaning, and bedtime routines on date nights.
I worked with this family consistently for almost 2 years, before moving to New York.
In the city I became the primary babysitter for a young girl, aged 5, and provided regular date night care, taking care of everything from pillow forts and hide and seek, to preparing dinner, bedtime stories, and tidying everything up before Mom got home!
Before moving to New York I spent a year working at a primary school, assisting in classrooms, on class trips, playground supervision, and becoming certified in pediatric first and CPR.

I have worked as an actor in London and New York, and my time in the arts has allowed me to always stay creative, entertaining, and relatable when working with kids!
I have taught children’s drama classes, led acting workshops for high schoolers, and tutored students applying to drama schools and theater programs.

I have learnt to improvise under pressure, think on the spot, and always, always prioritize fun and play in learning! I try and bring my love for creativity and play into my work with children, I believe children should always feel listened to and respected, and my favourite bit of all is getting to do ALL the different voices in the bedtime story!

I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Reading plays and books, experimenting with recipes in the kitchen, and spending as much time as I can in nature.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Balancing part time nannying and tutoring with acting!

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

Drawing, playing make-believe, and reading!

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