Vicki A @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

About Vicki A @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

Vicki A is a Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 20 years experience caring for children from any age. Vicki A 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 (flat rate)
38.00 per hour (flat rate)
Minimum booking is 4 hours
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

2005
Advanced Diploma of Counselling
Quest College. Sunshine Coast. QLD.

2002
Austswim Teacher of swimming and Water Safety
Chris Spencer Aquatics. Sunshine Coast. QLD

Other courses

Current:

- First Aid Certificate
- Working with Children Check

Objective: 

To promote the emotional, mental and physical well being of any child within my care by giving them the opportunity to explore life in an active, creative and positive environment. Keep them safe. Be respectful of each child as an individual.

Over 20 years of Childcare, both in private homes and pre schools.

2019 - 2020
Casual Babysitter
Abracadabra Childcare Services
Coffs Harbour

Working for various private families with children ranging in age from newborn to teenage years where I am responsible for introducing myself to the parents prior to each sit, preparing afternoon tea/evening meal, playing fun games and entertaining the children with activities and games, arts and crafts, movies, preparing children for bed including bathing and story time.  Liaising with the parents on all levels.

2016 to Current
Case Worker 
Great Lakes Community Resources

I work with youth who are at risk of or are currently homeless.

2010-2015
Lady Gowrie Childcare

Worked in the capacity of in-home educator caring for children ranging in age from newborn to teenage years including children with special needs.   I was responsible for getting the children up and ready for the day, school drop off, fun daily outings, age appropriate activities in the home including arts and crafts, stories and reading, music and dance, cooking, educational games and activities, floor play, letters and numbers.  Preparing bottles, changing nappies, settling, feeding, bathing and all child related household duties.

2009 - 2019
Casual Creche Worker for Events/ Babysitter
Angels Agency
Gympie, QLD

Creche work at private events, supervising a number of children and other staff members.  Setting up rooms at the events with games, toys, arts and craft, music.  Babysitting including bed routine, bath routine, arts & crafts, outdoor activities, movies, reading and playing games, preparing evening meal and ensuring the safety of the children at all times.

1998-2009
In-home Childcarer / Nanny / Babysitter
Nannies of Noosa, QLD

Caring for children ranging in age from newborn to teenage years where my responsibilities and duties were the same as my more recent roles above.

1998-2008
Integrated Family Youth Service

Various positions held were Youth Worker, Housing Support, Residential Care, Intensive Support Worker, and Disability Support Worker.

2002-2004
Chris Spencer Aquatics

Covered all facets of water safety and swim teaching for children aged from 2 years to 9 years of age.  Freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke taught as well as stroke correction. Responsibility of basic pool maintenance and reception work included.

1990 & 2010
Busy Bees Kindergarten
Relief Childcare Worker 

Floating between the 0-2 year and 3 to 5 year old rooms where I was responsible for changing nappies, feeding, settling, engaging with the children on all levels through age appropriate activities, stimulating play and educational activities, liaising with senior staff and parents on all levels.  Ensuring the children's safety and well being, outdoor play supervision.

Interests

Mediation, Health and Wellbeing

Skills:

  • All areas of parenthood covered under many different circumstances.
  • Engagement and ongoing rapport and support of young people at risk.
  • Dealing effectively and efficiently with enquiries from clients and family members in an empathetic supportive manner.
  • Liasing with government, non-government agencies and other stakeholders advocating for the betterment of youth and their families.
  • Conflict resolution and problem solving.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Testimonial:

"Vicki is a person with a lot of energy and a vibrant personality. Provides a great quality of care for kids. Also great at supervising other carers at group events. Down to earth personality."

  • 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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