Rebecca L @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

About Rebecca L @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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Abracadabra Childcare Services

Rebecca L is a Au Pair/Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 10 years experience caring for children from any age. Rebecca L is represented by Abracadabra Childcare Services child care agency.

Carer Rates (+ Agency Booking fee $33.00)

Please note: If bookings are received within 48 hours of commencement of the assignment or made after hours then the booking fee will be $40 (+GST).

25.00 per hour
Minimum booking is 4 hours
Australian Nanny Association Member
Child Care Qualifications - Cert III+
Drivers Licence
First Aid Certification / CPR
Lactation Consultant
LifeSaving Certificate / Austswim
Mature Aged Carer
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
December 2014
NEST (none medical maternity nanny) level 3

September 2006-July 2008
Chichester College CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education Level 3

September 2005-July 2006
Central Sussex College CACHE Certificate in childcare and education Level 2
Other courses
Pediatric First aid taken Feb 2015
Marital Status: single
Driving license: full and clean with own car to use (South Australian and UK license)
DBS check valid

Key skills

¥ Making learning fun.
¥ Good IT skills and knowledge of the latest teaching software systems. ·
¥ Can manage stressful situations.
¥ Finding interesting and exciting activities for children of all ages

Personal attributes
¥ Possessing a responsible, patient and caring attitude.
¥ Excellent communication skills. ·
¥ Able to work as part of a nursery team. ·
¥ Having a relaxed and fun attitude when talking to children. ·
¥ Proactive and able to use initiative when solving problems. ·
¥ Greatly enjoy working with children.
¥ A capacity for innovation. ·
¥ Confident and able to work on own initiative. ·
¥ Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. ·
¥ Can communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

¥ Understanding of and commitment to the implementation of equal opportunities. ·
¥ Knowledge of health and safety issues. ·
¥ Have an understanding of equal opportunities. ·
¥ Able to ensure confidentiality at all times.
¥ Able to undertake certain domestic jobs within the Nursery, for example, preparation of snack meals, cleansing of equipment.
Regular families:

Aug 2015 - Nov 2015
Parker Family

2 boys aged 2 years and 4 months, this started as a temporary position in June 2014. I have recently started nanny for them on a Thursday. All areas of care for both boys this is a sole charge position and involves some over night care. I regularly take the boys to groups, farm, soft play (Play Café) etc. I left the parker family in November 2015 when I came to live in Australia.

August 2015
Sussex and Norfolk

Twin girls aged 12 months, Girl aged 4 and boy aged 6. American tv producer and family over for a holiday. Supporting children recover after flight travelling with family round the UK. General care and support for parents.

July to August 2015
Abdullah Family
Crawley 6m old boy

Sole and shared care while grandma recovered from operation. All aspects of care bottle and weaning help. Groups and outings, introduced to soft play and sensory room. Helped develop routines and implemented them and adjusted them as needed.

(July 2015)
Mitchell family:
1 boy aged 1 year & 1 girl newborn

All aspects of care and some house work. I worked with this family whilst there nanny was away, weekends and regular babysitting. I introduced him to different foods and messy play including painting. September 2014 to present. Sole charge of both children. Recognised reflux and helped mum get support and help at the dr.

June 2015
Martens Family
1 boy aged 2yrs and newborn

All aspects of care, mainly with newborn. At times sole charge of newborn but generally shared care. Bathing sterilising sole charge at times bottles...etc. cooking for family. June 2015 to present
Barblett family: Horsted Keynes girl aged 1yrs and girl aged 5yrs proxy parenting over a weekend 2 nights various trips including to farms and garden centres. All areas of care. September to present

January 2015
Munnelly Family
Twins aged 1 and a half Girl and boy

Babysitting sole charge work.

January to march 2015
Hassocks Family

1 boy aged 2, mum was expecting and I helped her during the tail end of the pregnancy and for a few weeks after baby is born.

March 2015
Horsham Family
2 girls ages 3 and 5

Mainly working with the 3yr olds during the day, planning activities school pickups and drop-offs. Swimming and activities, school assemblies (including a child with a heart condition and juvenile arthritis. Medicine give twice a day including eye drops).

March 2015
Night nanny

Baby aged 6months, support at night, with weaning and reflux. Planned a routine and helped mum to

December 2014 to February 2015
Archway Family
2 girls aged 12 months and 3 years

Main care for baby while older sister was at nursery. Baby classes and soft play.

September 2013- October 2013
Stirling Family

One little girl aged 18 months. Supporting Leonie while she was sick. Sole charge care, cooking and childcare duties. Short-term contract.

February 2013- May 2013
Tamworth Australia
Three boys aged 4,6 and 8. General cleaning and childcare duties, some farm duties.

April 2012- present
Fiona Tyler (personal assistant)

Fiona has a daughter who has severe quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Becky is 11 years old but I have known the Tyler family since Becky was a baby. I helped support Fiona with Becky’s care. Fiona has given me some training in using a hoist, manual handling and gastrostomy feeding however I will need further training as I only used this on an occasional basis. I have loved working with Becky.

November 2012 to February 2013
Busy Bees

This was my first nursery that I worked full time in I really enjoyed developing the singing and messy play. I did a lot of research into how to make the play different each day. Making a bear hunt experience with different levels with shaving foam, mud, paint and water. I loved giving feedback to the parents and developed good relationships with them. Worked in the toddler and then the baby room.

¥ Maintaining toys and play equipment.
¥ Finding ways to stimulate children.
¥ Supporting carers who look after children.
¥ Helping to feed, wash and clean the youngsters.
¥ Following and implement the policies and procedures set out by the nursery. ·
¥ Ensuring that all daily routines are adhered to.
¥ Liaising with parents to resolve problems.
¥ Coordination and planning activities.
¥ Helping to settle in new children.
¥ Working with parents when weaning children, making and preparing bottles and making meals on an agreed weaning menu.
¥ Meeting with parents and encouraging their involvement in the aims of the nursery.

November 2010-April 2012
Roundabout Christian Preschool

I started working at Roundabout in November 2010. I enjoyed being part of the team and working with the children. I really enjoyed spending time in the garden and I really enjoyed developing this area bringing the inside outside, developing different waterways and playing games with the children. I worked in the main playroom and also in the baby room. I left roundabout full time in April 2012 to enable me to save to go off to Australia. Since leaving I regularly go back to work there as bank staff. I have really enjoyed working with the staff and children and the children are always pleased to see me asking me. I have really enjoyed teaching them different games.

¥ Planning using the EYFS individual and group planning
¥ Carrying out planned activities
¥ General childcare
¥ Children’s personal records
¥ Supervising staff
¥ Working with parents

Whilst training I worked at Court meadow school in cuckfield and loved working with the children celebrating each small achievement with them. This is an area I really enjoy and I still use the makaton I learnt whilst working in various settings.

June 2008-April 2010
Early Years Childcare (taken over by busy bees)


Harmony at home
I have been known to harmony since I qualified in 2008. I have been placed temporally in several nanny positions in different families.

May 2010 - Present
Tinies Agency

I have been known to Tinies since May 2010 I have done a variety of different placements for them. I started working with them full time after nearly a year off travelling in Australia. I have really enjoyed working Tinies and I particular enjoy the temp nanny positions I do with them. I truly love my work and I feel that it comes out in how I am with the children. I also carry a nanny kit in my car containing play dough making equipment, arts and crafts and books. I try and find seasonal recipes and enjoy cooking with the children. I love to cook and will generally always cook from scratch. Over Easter I enjoyed making hot cross buns with several families and organized Easter egg hunts for the children. I also go to different nurseries and help run wedding crèches. I often do odd days with families travelling as far as Eastbourne.

Past short-term placements include:

¥ Chichester 1 g 5 months and 1b 10 months
¥ Haywards Heath ad hoc as needed sole care 2 girls age 3 and 8
¥ Brighton G8 and G11 before and after school nanny
¥ Burgess Hill sole and shared care. 4 girls ages 6months, twins 8 and 13 mainly caring for baby.

Duties included:

School pickups, nursery duties (clothes washing cooking…etc.) I helped to wean the baby making simple meals for her or adapting what the rest of the family were eating. We also went to baby gym and singing classes on a regular basis. During the summer I took the girls to the park or swimming and to the farm.

Lib Dem conference Crèches in charge of 2 babies whilst parents in conference. I made bottles and helped to feed the babies.

Temp of the month May 2012

2010- September 2010
Little Barn Owls May
Registered with Harmony at home and Tigerlily childcare agencies


September 08- February 2013
4 month and 2 year old every other week.

6 month and 3 year old on a semi regular basis

Centre Based Care:

September 06- July 08
Chichester Nursery school term 1
St Richards Catholic school term 2 (reception) term 5 (yr2)
First steps Nursery term 3
Family placement term 4 (baby placement)
Court meadow special needs school term 6

September 05 – July 06
Burleigh infant school

Jan 06 –April 06
Fledgling day nursery

April 06- July 06
Donkey field pre school

September 01- continuous
Girl Guide leader in 2nd Crawley Down Guide (UK)

Mount Barker Girl Guides in Australia. I have been a Guide leader for many years I enjoy doing outdoor activities such as outdoor cooking and organizing wide games we generally do an outdoor camp each year and I have attended 4 international camps. We work as a team to plan for the girls with therein put into the program. In Australia I worked with a unit and enjoyed camping and bike rides.


A Little Bit about Me...

I am a qualified English nanny from West Sussex in England. I have worked in childcare since 2005 and have worked in a variety of settings and in family homes as a nanny. I love my work and I feel that it comes across in how I work with children and babies. I am calm, kind and firm but I know how to have fun and I love to join in at the park or at a play café. I enjoy cooking and try and encourage children to join in where possible. I cook a range of different food and if I don’t know how to cook it I will look it up and adapt to suit.

I enjoy craft and messy play. I love to create creations for birthdays and Christmas crafts in the past I have made cards, salt dough handprints. I love imaginative play and love to join in but knowing when to step back and just watch or step back entirely and get on with cooking. Activities out and about I try and head out each day even if we just head to the park. I love the library and enjoy rhyme time and story time. I am good at finding activities and love to follow children’s interests. In the past I have had a little boy who loved science so a trip to the science museum was organised. I try to do a range of different activities from play cafes, zoos, swimming, library visits….etc.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I also enjoy swimming and going to the gym. I love to do crafts and attempt to make my cards for birthdays etc. I am a Girl Guide leader and hope to follow it up in Australia and find a unit to help out with when possible. I do a lot of camping in my spare time and have explored the UK doing this (glamping style generally!!)

I am a team player with excellent communication skills and qualified up to level 3 in childcare. Possessing valuable experience of working with children aged between 0-5 years, ensuring that they are cared for in a happy, safe and stimulating environment. I am also experienced with older children with experience of out of school hour’s care and enjoying planning activities to suit their needs. I am a Girl Guide leader and am actively involved in planning the term meeting and overnight camps. I am passionate about providing first class childcare to infants under my supervision.

Having an enthusiastic attitude and working hard to ensure good practice. My aim in the next year is to gain to complete additional courses to enable me to further my knowledge when working with babies.
  • 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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