Elisa F.|Willow Grove, PA
9 yrs exp
33 yrs old
I am originally from Hatboro, PA located in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia and I am a graduate of a university where I received a BFA studying musical theater. I love working with and caring for kids and hope to someday find a way to work it into my professional career. I have been babysitting since the age of 13 years old and over the past 9 years have held jobs working with and caring for children in many different capacities.
Most recently, I worked in PA at a children's gym where I led and assisted classes, camps, birthday parties, and themed nights with children from ages 19 months old to 9 years old. While in PA I also acted as a teacher's aid at a preschool where I assisted in teaching the curriculum, led small and large group instruction, taught lessons, and engaged the children in play through stories, songs, crafts and other activities.
Since 2011 I have been a full time nanny as well as an on-call/occasional sitter for clients in New York with children ranging in ages from 3 months old to 10 years old. While in the city I also worked part-time for a company that hosts birthday parties for children ages 1 years old - 10 years old at the Central Park Zoo, Museum of Natural History, and Police Museum. I previously worked at a retail store for three years demonstrating toys as well as supervising children's birthday parties. While in New York, I also worked at a Synagogue in Manhattan offering child care to children of all ages while their parents attended services.
I have also worked with children grades 5-12 student directing musicals at a summer arts camp and have volunteered with a Kids Theater company working with children ages 8 years old - 18 years old performing in musicals. For two years I toured nationally with a children's musical. I traveled across the country performing in schools and theaters for children in grades K-5 and participated in question and answer and meet and greet sessions after our performances.
I am a non smoker and have experience with basic household duties such as tidying up, sweeping, vacuuming, laundry, dishes, and basic cooking. I am mature, responsible, and punctual. I can be stern when necessary, but I know how to play, laugh, and have fun. I love singing and music and I am extremely creative, friendly, warm hearted, patient, dedicated and reliable. I am great with pets. I would be happy to pass along my resume or any references.