Gabriella M.|St. Charles, IL
4 yrs exp
24 yrs old
Fun And Outgoing Young Nanny With Performance And Childcare Background!
Hi! My name is Gabriella. I am 19 years old and currently live in New York City attending CAP21 Conservatory and Theater Company majoring in Musical Theater. I have lived here in NYC since August, but am returning home to Geneva, IL for the summer (May 16th-beginning of August). I love children and caring for them. I was going to become a preschool teacher before I decided to pursue a career as a performer. I have experience in working with children of all ages. In high school, I took Child Development 1 and 2 where I learned how to properly care for an infant and children ages 0-12, which of course included taking care of a robotic (but life like) infant for two days. Additionally, I have worked many internships with theater companies in the Kane County area. I worked as an intern at a theater company located in St. Charles, IL (Fox Valley Repertory) for about two years (2009-2011). The classes I interned for were theater camps for children ages 2-5 and 6-13. My job with the children included teaching them choreography, songs, directing them in scenes, and leading group acting and team building games with them. I also have experience as the Assistant to the Director at a theater in Geneva, IL (Rising Star Theatreworks) for their children's show (ages 5-14). My job at this company included cleaning up the rehearsal space, taking calls and payment forms from parents, teaching the kids choreography and watching them while they weren't needed in the rehearsal room. My most recent experience with working with children was as a Vacation Bible School leader. This job entailed teaching the kids songs and dances, performing biblical skits, leading group games and team building activities for ages 2-10. I also worked as a nanny for a couple weeks during Summer 2012 for two girls ages 4 and 8. Every day I would take them outside to do something whether it was a day at the park playing games, or walking to get ice cream or playing with puppies at the local animal shelter. I am very passionate about children. I love connecting with them while teaching them proper ways to treat others and how to enjoy the world not sitting behind a screen. I use my performance skills to encourage creativity, confidence and kindness! I have been told that I am a "child magnet" and have always had a special gift with children and bringing out the best in them. I play the piano and guitar, love to paint, draw and write, am a trained dancer and have been studying voice since age 13. I would be happy to share my skills and impart knowledge on your children while they are in my care! I am CPR/First Aid certified for all ages.