For Families

Our Babysitters & Nannies

Irving D.

Education

Texas State University,
B.F.A in Theatre : Acting Concentration

Childcare Experience

Nanny
Lusby, MD, 06/14 - 09/16
Two boys and two girls, ages newborn, 7, 2, 11

Occasional Babysitter
New York, NY, 11/14 - 02/15
One Boy, age 10

Teacher at The Gathering Program for Youth
Great Mills, MD, 05/15 - 08/15
Class size 15, Boys and Girls

Babysitter
Piney Point, MD, 01/16 - 10/16
One Girl, One Boy, ages 8 months 2

Teacher/Counselor at Stage Door Manor
Loch Sheldrake, NY, 05/16 - 08/16
Class Size of twenty; Boys and Girls

Occasional babysitter
Great Mills, MD, 03/16 - 10/16
One Child, age 1

Professional Experience

Personal Assistant
New York, NY, 08/14 - 02/15

Server
Great Mills, MD, 03/15 - 10/15

Daycare Team Member
New York, NY, 11/16 - Present

About me

My name is Irving Dyson Jr and I have had a passion for working with children since before I can remember. I consider working with children one of the most rewarding jobs I can think of.I am the youngest of seven sisters, and have always been surrounded by many nieces and nephews while growing up. While working with children, I’ve learned to truly use my imagination, I’ve learned tap into my resilience, and I’ve learned to laugh everyday.

I am graduate of Texas State University's acting program (class of 2014) and have experience working with kids/students from two to nineteen either as a nanny or a teacher. In the past, have worked for a family with up to four children whose ages ranged from one year old to eleven. Some of my day to day activities included, running errands, cleaning,cooking, and washing and taking the children to practices. I consider myself a very active sitter with a lot of energy. I love taking children to the park, to practices, to museums, and to plays.

During the past four years, I have also worked as a (RA) resident assistant, and a (TA) teacher's assistant for beginning acting, intermediate acting, and movement I/II at the university level. These two jobs definitely gave me the gift of patience and communication. Which is something that I feel is very important when dealing with another human being.

The summer before last, I had an opportunity to teach theatre at the Gathering Summer Program located in Southern Maryland. This program was specifically designed for children who come from low-income families, students who have trouble reading,and students with behavioral problems. This particular job allowed me to introduce the arts to children who have never been exposed to the performing arts.This past summer, I taught variety of theatre classes which included short form improv, theatre games,building a character, and tools for acting at Stage Door Manor which is listed as one of the top acting camps in the nation. When reading about this opening, I thought it would be a great opportunity to share my knowledge, my passion, and to get another chance to work with children while living in the city.


I have professional child care experience with...

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

I will be SmartSitting while...

When I'm not babysitting, I'm usually writing, reading, auditioning, or exploring everything the city has to offer. I like to take time to walk through Central Park or go to a museum or a play/musical.

In 5 years, I hope to be...

Working more consistently on stage and on film. I also hope to get the opportunity to share my writing and my stories with the world.

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

Since teaching is also my passion, I hope to share my passion for the performing arts. In the past, I have created music videos, worked on songs, monologues, and audition prep with the children I babysat.


© 2017 SmartSitting, Inc. All rights reserved.