About Maria Concetta Testa

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Classification
Babysitter/Nanny
Agency
Abracadabra Childcare Services

Maria is a Babysitter/Nanny, with 5 years experience caring for children from any age. Maria is represented by Abracadabra Childcare Services child care agency.

Carer Rates (+ Agency Booking fee $33.00)
22.00 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

Kingsgrove North High School - High School Certificate
Other courses
First Aid Trained
Wingecarribee Family Day Care Scheme
- Managing Difficult Behaviours in Toddlers
- Identify & Responding to Children & Young People at Risk of Harm
- On Child Protection (NSW SDC Association)
- Sleeping Training Video
- Setting up the Environment
- Quality Assurance and Policy Consultation
Mar 08 - Current
Part-time Solecharge Nanny - Tuesday to Thursday, Roseville
Caring for two children aged 18 months and 2 years in a share capacity with 2 different families where duties included changing nappies, feeding, bathing, settling, daily outings, swimming lessons, stimulating play and activities, preparing nutritional snacks and meals and general household duties. During this time, Maria also carried out many casual assignments through our agency to fill up her working week.

Jan 06 – Feb 08
Part-time Solecharge Nanny – Wednesday to Friday, Riverview
Roles & Responsibilities: Caring for two children aged 3 & 5 years. Duties have included educational play and activities, arts and crafts, music and dance, indoor and outdoor play, daily outings and general household duties. Reason for Leaving: Needs to secure full-time employment.

Sept 06 – Dec 06
Working on and decorating home in Mittagong

Mar 03 – Aug 06
Owner of Family Day Care – Wingecarribee Shire Council
Roles & Responsibilities: Caring for up to five children aged 12 months to 5 years in their own home. Duties include, organising craft activities, educational/stimulating play, creative play, library visits and play sessions. During this time Maria attended a regular training program. As part of the position she interviewed parents and kept a monthly progress report for each child. She also managed her own accounts. Reason for Leaving: Moved to Sydney.

1981 – 2002
Self Employed – Small Retail Store
Roles & Responsibilities: Managed and operated 2 small general retail stores (Bondi and Canterbury). Responsible for supervising staff, ordering stock, processing wholesale orders, business administration and customer service.

Interests

Enjoys the outdoors, decorating, music, movies, live entertainment, gardening and socialising.

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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