Maria Z @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

About Maria Z @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

Maria Z is a Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 10 years experience caring for children from any age. Maria Z 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).

30.00 per hour (flat rate)
35.00 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

Feb ’17 - Nov ‘19
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN SYDNEY
Bachelor of Social Science
Major: Criminology and Criminal Justice

Feb ’16 – Nov ‘16
WESTERN SYDNEY INSTITUTE OF TAFE                     
Diploma in Youth Work

Feb ’15 – Dec ’15
WESTERN SYDNEY INSTITUTE OF TAFE
Certificate 4 Youth Work                                                                                 

2001 – 2007
XAVIER COLLEGE
High School                                                                                                             

Objective...

I am seeking a part-time Nanny/After School Care role with a lovely family. A role that will challenge me and allow me to use my qualifications and experience to excel and amplify my skills as an informed youth and family advocate.  

Other courses

Current
First Aid Certificate

Current
Working with Children Check                                                                                       

Jul 2019 - Current
Solecharge Nanny/After School Carer/Event Creche Worker
Abracadabra Childcare Services
Various Private Families/Corporations/Fudning Entities

During my time with Abracadabra Childcare Services I have been responsible for caring for and working with children ranging in age from 6 months teenage years.  My roles and duties have included getting the children up, dressed, fed and ready for the day, preparing bottles/snacks/meals, organising fun daily outings to the park/library/playgroups/play dates, changing nappies, settling, feeding.  Engaging with the children on all levels through stimulating play and educational activities.  General household duties and liaising with parents on all levels.

Caring for a group of children in a creche setting at coporate events/conferences/Foster Carer training sessions where I have been responsible for ferrying activities to the events, room set up and pack down, greeting parents, liaising with event organisers, engaging with the children on all levels to keep them stimulated, happy and ensuring their safety at all times.

Sep ’18 – Current
Phoenix Rising for Children                                          
Youth Worker and Family Contact Supervisor (Sub-Contractor)

  • Ensure the safety, welfare and wellbeing of the child, whist supporting the supervised parent during a contact visit.
  • Attention to detail and working in a crucial context.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, empathy, compassion and understanding for struggling families.
  • Mandatory and legal detailed reporting for Lawyers, Psychologists and key court actors.
  • Tutoring and mentoring young people.

April ’15 – Mar ‘19
Save the Children
Youth and Family Advocate                                                                          

  • Identify and support the needs of young people through, physical and social activities, art therapy and trauma informed practice and knowledge.
  • Introduce and facilitate evidence-based programs for youth that comply with child protection legislation.
  • Increase parent/carer knowledge and confidence to support their child’s development.
  • Facilitate school holiday events for underprivileged children and their families.
  • Complete weekly program reviews.
  • Quarterly qualitative and quantitative data analysis and reporting.

Aug ’16 – Dec ‘16
Cobham Juvenile Justice Centre                                
Youth Worker and Team leader

  • Mentoring Youth Work students to facilitate a ten-week mental health program.
  • Establish trust, confidentiality and rapport with inmates, whilst monitoring their progression.
  • Completing progress reports.
  • Longitudinal data analysis and reporting.

Other Employment History

Sep ‘07 – Jul ‘14
The Coffee Club

Team Supervisor

    • Ensuring that health, sanitation and safety standards are met
    • Data entry & Administration
    • Barista & Chef
    • Merchandising
    • Meet company sales goals
    • Attend and run quarterly meetings for staff and Management

Oct ’06 – Jul ‘07
Sunglass Hut                                                                    
2IC

    • Attending half yearly managers meetings
    • Processing shipment
    • Data entry, administration and customer service
    • Meeting company sales goals
    • Received 89% for customer service skills from mystery shopper

Interests

  • Reading
  • Agriculture
  • Cooking & Baking
  • Fostering animals
  • Family gatherings
  • Art & Music
  • 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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