Rachel E @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

About Rachel E @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

Rachel E is a Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 16 years experience caring for children from any age. Rachel E 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

Master of Fine Arts MFA 2009
College of Fine Arts (COFA)
University of New South Wales


Bachelor of Fine Arts BFA (hons) 2002
Sydney College of Fine Arts (SCA)
University of Sydney
Other courses
CHILDCARE SKILLS

Engaging children in fun and educational activities

• Developed a number of fun activities for both pre-school aged and school aged children, including a variety of crafts, painting and drawing, singing and dancing, reading, cooking, creative and educational play activities, excursions to parks, museums, libraries and swimming pools.

Engaging children in developmental programs

• Assisting with specialised reading programs, occupational therapy programs, after school activities and homework. I have also worked with children with autism, encouraging development through persistence with verbal and non-verbal communication strategies.

Creating a nurturing environment

• Engaging with other children and carers to ensure the socialisation of the child.
• Encouraging the development of communication skills and an engagement with the world through conversation, patience and listening.
• Including children in decision making processes that are age appropriate and relevant to their skill sets.
• Developing problem-solving skills, confidence and imagination through explanation and inclusion in age appropriate responsibilities.

Integrating activities of children of different ages

• Supervision and care of groups of up to 5 children of varying ages.
• Catering to the different skill levels of all the children in my care.
• Giving children time to develop independent skills and imagination whilst under my supervision.
• Encouraging positive interaction and the development of healthy bonds.



Nutrition, cooking and instilling healthy eating habits

• Awareness of the nutritional needs of children of varying ages.
• Development of a repertoire of fun and nutritious recipes.
• Ensuring that I persist with preparing and offering healthy meals for the children.

Toilet training

• Awareness of strategies that assist with toilet training of children.

First aid training

• Holder of a current first aid certificate obtained through St Johns Ambulance.

Holder of a current NSW driver’s licence

• Safe and responsible driver
Jan 2014– Jan 2016
Employers Helen and Will
Responsibilities:
Sole supervision and care of 2 children aged 2 ½ and 4 ½


Oct 2011 – Dec 2013
Employers Johanna and Hamish
Responsibilities:
Sole supervision and care of 1 child aged 10 months

Feb 11- Dec 2013
Employers: Kate Pairman and Geoff
Responsibilities:
Sole supervision and care of 1 child aged 10 months

Feb 09 – Dec 09
Employers: Felicity and Peter
Responsibilities:
Supervision and care of three children aged 7, 5 and 2.


Jan 07 – June 08
Employers: Ellen and Darren
Responsibilities:
Sole supervision and care for two children aged 2 years and 6 months.


Jul 06 – Dec 06
Employers: Jenny and Murray
Responsibilities:
Sole supervision and care of two children aged 2 ½ and 6 months

Sep 05 – Jul 06
Employers: Stephanie and Justin
Responsibilities:
Sole supervision and care for two children aged 2 ½ and 6 months.

Oct 05 – Mar 06
Employers: Caroline and Chris

Responsibilities:
Supervision and care for two twins aged 16 months.

Sep. 04 – Nov.05
Employers: Sally and Joshua
Responsibilities:
Supervision and care of 1 child aged 2 years.

Jan. 03 – Oct. 04
Employers: Sally-Anne and Peter
Responsibilities:
Supervision and care of two children aged 2½ years and 9 months.

Oct. 99. Mar. 02
Employer: Catherine Macaulay
Responsibilities:
Supervision of 3 children aged 8, 8, and 10 years.

Interests

A bit about me...


Responsible and nurturing nanny with over 16 years experience caring for children ranging from 4 months to 10 years of age. Highly knowledgeable in all aspects of children’s needs through my continuing interest in seeking out literature on children’s nutritional, emotional and cognitive stages of development. Key skills include:
• Planning of age appropriate and fun activities
• Preparing healthy meals
• Nurturing children’s emotional and educational needs
• Patience and enthusiasm for talking to and listening to children
• Engaging children in toilet training
• Ensuring healthy eating and sleeping patterns

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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