Courtney K @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny affiliated with Abracadabra Childcare Services

About Courtney K @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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Classification
Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny
Agency
Abracadabra Childcare Services

Courtney K is a Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 8 years experience caring for children from any age. Courtney K is represented by Abracadabra Childcare Services child care agency.

Carer Rates (+ Agency Booking fee $33.00)
25.00 per hour
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
Australian Nanny Association Member
Child Care Qualifications - Cert III+
Drivers Licence
First Aid Certification / CPR
Lactation Consultant
LifeSaving Certificate / Austswim
Mature Aged Carer
Non-smoker
Nursing experience
Own transport
Public Liability Insurance
Special needs care experience
Teaching Experience
Character references on file
Permanent Resident
Police check / Working with Children check
Temporary Resident
Written references on file

Education and other courses

Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth - 5/Birth - 12), at University of Western Sydney, Penrith campus, commenced 2014, expected completion date 2017

Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care), at Western Sydney Institution TAFE at Nepean collage, completed 2013

METS, Training Solutions, Certificate 111 in Children's Services, completed 2011

Year 12 Blaxland High School, completed 2010
Certificate 11 in Community Services, at Western Sydney Institute TAFE at Nepean College (TVET), completed 2010
Other courses
Working with children check, Number: WWC0161819E
Police check, Number: 418977

Certificate of attendance, Professional development on developing effective teams, Completed 10 January 2014

Certificate of attendance, Professional development on documentation and reflective practice, Completed 10 January 2013

Certificate of attendance to Mia Mia child and family study centre open day, Completed 27 July 2013

Allen's training, Course in applying first aid HLTFA311A (incorporates the content of units, HLTCPR211A perform CPR and HLTFA211A provide basic emergency life support, Completed 15 October 2015

Allen's training, course in HLTAID001 provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation, completed 23 May 2015

Allen's training, Course in emergency management of asthma in the workplace 22024VIC and course in first aid management of anaphylaxis 22099VIC, Completed 23 May 2015
Childcare/Nanny Employment History

Babysitting
January 2011 – Current & ongoing
Various Families

During this time I have worked with a number of families caring for their children ranging in age from newborn to teenage years where I have been responsible for organizing daily outings, after school pick-up, attending after school sports and activities, assisting with homework, preparing snacks and meals, age appropriate activities and general household duties.



January 2010 - December 2010
Blaxland Euroka Children’s Centre
Full-Time Traineeship

Commenced full time work from January 2011 - December 2013, commenced part time work (Mondays and Fridays) January 2014 - on going.

Core skills: Supervise and interact with children from birth to five years. Monitor and assist with children’s development, including health and physical education and OHS related matters. Setting up indoor and outdoor activities in accordance with current practices, policies, programs and children interest. Packing away actives and cleaning as per OHS guidelines. Communicate with parents and work colleagues, including working in partnership with parent and families. Assist with creating a quality and caring environment, including and understanding the ‘Early Years Learning’ framework. Maintain documentation relating to children, writing observations and creating portfolios for the children and families. Hold the responsibility of managing and leading staff and children within the rooms assigned to.

Core abilities: I have been able to demonstrate in this position self motivation, maturity, reliable and punctuality. I interact effectively and provide care for children and babies, providing experiences to support children's play and learning and support the behavior of children, including applying limits. My leadership abilities have enabled me to run the room while providing direction to casual staff and children. I supervise the bathroom, encourage and praise the children's efforts and the health and safety of children. I contribute to providing nutritionally balanced food in a safe and hygiene manner. I work well as a team member and contribute to discussions.

Child minding
Blue Mountains area
Commenced 2010 - on going

Core skills & Abilities: Building relationships with families and their children, providing support to the parents and an ongoing trusting relationship. Providing care for babies and children, extending to educating, playing, bathing, changing and feeding.

Other Employment

January 2016 to Current
Chapman Real Estate
Weekend Receptionist
Core skills: Answer enquiries over the phone, in person, via email and other online means. Liaise with Property Managers, Real Estate Sales people and other staff, communicate with landowners, renters, maintenance contractors and homebuyers. Use office equipment such as photocopiers, fax machines and telephone systems. Receive and process incoming and outgoing mail, including rental payments and receipts. Handle confidential information, including rental applications and copies of personal identification documents. Use computer systems such as REX, REST, and Outlook. Prepare property information packs and open home kits, print open for inspection lists and internal weekly magazines, print and bound weekly stocklist of properties. Maintain the message and appointments books, including allocating incoming emails. Check for property advertisements, employment and other advertisements for the agency office. Update window displays.
Core abilities: I have the ability to balance conflicting demands and to prioritize work, a strength is my efficient and excellent organizational skills and being able to handle a faced-paced office environment. I have a friendly and polite outlook and positive and welcoming attitude. I am polite, helpful, courteous and responsive, with the necessary skills to deal calmly with difficult clients or visitors, including keeping calm under pressure. I have the willingness to go the extra mile and am committed to having up to date knowledge of the organization, being professional and having the skills required to complete the tasks of my role, this assists me in providing excellent customer service, providing accurate and reliable information and making other staff jobs easier. I am proficient in operating a variety of equipment and systems such as telephone systems with multiple functions and lines, and computer systems such as REX, REST, Outlook and Excel, my IT skills and word processing abilities are of a high standard. Another strength of mine is the ability to work independently, while keeping on track and accomplishing tasks without direct supervision. I have good communication and listening skills, which enables me to efficiently resolve client problems and to answer their questions promptly and correctly. As the receptionist I am representing the public face of the business, therefore, I always have a smart and neat appearance, and courteous and friendly manner.

Blaxland SUPA IGA
September 2007 - August 2011
(casual weekend and week night work)

Core skills: Delicatessen - serving customers, weighing and pricing goods, packing and unpacking shelves with food products, cleaning, providing training and guidance to new junior employees, answering phone calls and use of communication skills.

Core abilities: My work experience demonstrates commitment, ability to juggle multiple tasks and work either solo or with others. I always dress appropriately for my job requirements; I am courteous and provide good customer service.

Interests

Education & Qualifications

  • Australian Nanny Association Member
  • Child Care Qualifications - Cert III+
  • Drivers Licence
  • First Aid Certification / CPR
  • Lactation Consultant
  • LifeSaving Certificate / Austswim
  • Mature Aged Carer
  • Non-smoker
  • Nursing experience
  • Own transport
  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Special needs care experience
  • Teaching Experience

Screening & Background Checks

  • Character references on file
  • Permanent Resident
  • Police check / Working with Children check
  • Temporary Resident
  • Written references on file
  • Babysitting nights/weekends
  • Bathing of children
  • Cleaning of children's area(s)
  • Cleaning of family area(s)
  • General Errands (Shopping etc)
  • Laundry - Children only
  • Laundry - Family
  • Live in Accommodation
  • Participation in family outings
  • Participation in family vacations
  • Pets
  • Plan & participate in childrens outings
  • Preparation of Meals/Snacks - Children
  • Preparation of Meals/Snacks - Family
  • Special Diets

Activities to undertake with the Children

  • Art
  • Computers
  • Cooking
  • Drama & Dance
  • Exercise
  • Free Play
  • Language development
  • Music
  • Outside play
  • Planning of children's outings
  • Science
  • Stories & Reading

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