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Elliot R.

Education

Manhattan School of Music,
B.M in Vocal Performance in Opera

Swampscott High School,
High School Diploma, with honors

Childcare Experience

Manny
New York City, NY, 06/15 - Present
Two boys, ages 6 and 8

Nanny
Brooklyn, New York City, NY, 01/15 - 06/15
One boy, age 7

Nanny
TriBeCa, NY, 09/13 - 10/14
Two boys, ages 3 and 6; one girl, 10 months

Nanny
Chelsea, NY, 09/11 - 06/13
One boy, age 6; one girl, age 4

Nanny
Lawrence, MA, 09/06 - 05/09
One boy, age 4; one girl, age 7

Nanny
Swampscott, MA, 09/06 - 05/09
One girl, 3 months; one Boy, age 4

Professional Experience

Production Assistant, Karess Productions
New York, NY, 07/14 - 10/15

Personal Assistant (Part-time)
New York, NY, 02/13 - 04/14

Tech Assistant (ad-hoc, part time)
New York, NY, 10/15 - Present

Customer Service, Metropolitan Opera
New York, NY, 07/10 - 06/11

About me

I am an opera singer, musician, and 'Manny' Living in NYC! I have been a 'Manny" for over 8 years in both the New York and Boston Metropolitan areas. My career in childcare started in high school, with occasional sitting for families in my New England town. This became more frequent over time, and by my junior year I acted as a moderately full-time nanny shared by 3 families. I worked with kids in the 1-7-year-old age bracket at that time, taking care of a newborn as well. My most regular family consisted of a 4-year-old boy, and a 7-year-old girl.

Once I graduated High School, and moved to NYC for college, my place as a nanny really solidified. Childcare in New York is unlike anywhere else. After having settled into school, I started working for a family in Chelsea with a 4-year-old girl and a 6-year-old boy. This is the job I credit as my 'childcare bootcamp'. I really found my feet with this family, taking the kids all over the city, to play dates and activities, to theatre, and shows. You name it -- I did it! This family was also involved in NYC society, so I had the opportunity to learn how to act and behave at social events with children. I worked for this family for 2.5 years, until they sadly relocated to California.

Since then, I have worked jobs of all types with families of all types. I have had temp work with teenagers, and I worked in TriBeCa for a little over a year with a newborn and two elementary school-aged boys. I feel very comfortable and confident with children of all ages and types, and am sure I would be a perfect fit for any family.

I love working with children, and children love me. I have had so much fun with each child I have worked and such individual, unique experiences. I always end up learning just as much if not more than they have from me. This is definitely a second passion of mine, and I would love the opportunity to create some new memories!


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

Consumed in my music... When I am not practicing, or in a lesson/ coaching, I'm usually at a play, musical, opera, or concert. I can also be found at a movie theatre, or in Central Park reading a book.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Working as a full-time musician and performer. Also, teaching voice. Living life wherever my music takes me.

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

Anything arts related, like drama, music, arts and crafts, books, movies, playing games and sports outside. I ski, swim, and love general activity.


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