Talia B @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

About Talia B @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

Talia B is a Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 18 years experience caring for children from any age. Talia B 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
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

2016-2017 CSDS - Safe Infant Sleeping
2013 Coursera - Child Nutrition and Cooking
2013 Ngala - Guiding Children’s Behaviour
2011-2013 Health Academy Australia - Child Psychology
2009 Reading University, England, United Kingdom
OCN Maternity Practitioners Award (through MNT Training)
2008 Reading University, England, United Kingdom
MNT Multiples Course (through MNT Training)
2003 The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand
The New Zealand National certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education
2002 New Zealand Qualifications Authority Unit Standards
Eleven units including First Aid, and Early Childhood Educational Theory and Practice.
2001 Waikato Institute of Technology
Diploma of Early Childhood Education (year one)
2000 Hamilton’s Fraser High School - Sixth Form/Year 12 certificate in Childcare
2000 New Zealand Qualifications Authority Unit Standards - Four units including First Aid, and Early Childhood Educational Theory and Practice.

Other courses

First Aid (2000), refreshed in 2002, 2005, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2017
NZ Defensive Driving Course – An advanced driving skills course. (2005)
Parentingworx Awesome Parents Programme (2004)
“Tots and Toddlers” course (2000)

I also hold a full WA, AU drivers Licenses. Though I am licensed to drive a manual car, I have never done so.

Professional Experience

2017 – 2017
Contracted Private Nanny
Part time, live out carer for one girl aged from 5 months.

Sole care whilst parents work in and out of the home. Responsible for all aspects of the child’s day to day care with a special focus on sleep, self settling, routine development, bottle feeding and stimulating
excursions. Also responsible for standard nursery duties such as laundry and meal preparation. My youngest son also accompanies me.

2017 – 2017
Contracted Private Nanny
Part time, live out carer for three boys and one girl aged from 7, 6, 4 years and 2 years.  Sole and shared care of 1-4 of the children. Responsible for all aspects of the children’s day to day care,
including stimulating excursions, children’s laundry, meal preparation, and family errands. My youngest son also accompanied me.

2012 – 2016
Contracted Private Nanny
Part time, live-out carer for one boy aged from 5 months and one girl aged from birth.  Sole care whilst mother works in and outside of the home. Responsibilities included nursery duties, diet & meals, and developmentally appropriate activities such as play-dates and educational excursions. Also addressed infant sleeping problems by implementing a sleeping routine that allowed baby to sleep properly during the day. As of mid 2014, my eldest son also accompanied me.

2015 – 2017
Casual Nanny/Babysitter
Casual, frequent live out carer for one girl aged from 1 year.

Sole care of the child in and out of the home. Responsible for general care and settling, including overnight care. My eldest son also accompanied me on occasion.

2015 – 2015
Temporary Contracted Private Nanny
Part time, live out carer for one girl and one boy aged from 4 years and 2 years.

Sole care of the two children. Responsible for all aspects of the children’s day to day care, including school pick ups and drop offs, and fun stimulating excursions. My eldest son also accompanied me.

2015 – 2015
Temporary Contracted Private Nanny
Part time, live out carer for one girl and two boys aged from 4 yrs, 2yrs, & 10 months.  Sole and shared care of the three children. Responsible for all aspects of the children’s day to day care,
with a special focus on stimulating excursions. My eldest son also accompanied me.

2015 – 2015
Contracted Private Nanny
Part time, live out carer for two girls aged from 4 years, and 11 months

Sole care of the two girls. Responsible for all aspects of the children’s day to day care with a special focus on stimulating play and excursions. My eldest son also accompanied me.

2014 – 2015
Contracted Private Nanny
Part time, live-out carer for 3 boys and 1 girl aged from 4 yrs, 3 yrs, 2 yrs, and newborn.  Sole and shared care of varying combinations of children. Responsible for all aspects of the children’s day to day care, including excursions. My eldest son also accompanied

2013 – 2014
Contracted Private Nanny
Part time, live-out carer for two boys aged from 2 years and 10 years
Sole care of two year old, and ten year old after school and during school holidays. Responsible for all aspects of care, typical nursery duties, education of toddler, school pick up, homework assistance,
appropriate excursions, after school activities, medical appointments, clothing and food shopping, and meals.

2013 – 2014
Contracted Private Nanny
Part time, live-out carer for a girl aged from 2 years and a boy aged from 6 months

Sole care of both children, often with father and extended family working in the home. Responsible for all aspects of care and appropriate excursions to libraries, parks, scitech etc.

2013 – 2013
Temporary Private Nanny
Part time, live-out carer for two boys aged from 4.5 years and 2.5 years

Sole care of boys for one day per week. Responsible for all aspects of care, school drop off, pick up and teacher liaison. Whilst the older child was at school, the younger child had a full schedule attending playgroup and music class. During school holidays, both boys were taken on stimulating excursions.

2012 – 2014
Contracted and Casual Private Nanny and Babysitter
Live out carer for between one and five children aged between newborn and 8years.

Different assignments with the same family, including day nannying for younger children, babysitting for 4 older children, sole and shared evening care for two youngest children, shared care for all five children. Special focus on newborn settling, feeding and routine development.. Also responsible for running household errands in addition to nursery duties.

2012 – 2013
Contracted Private Nanny
Part time, live-out carer for twin girls aged from 10 weeks (newborn corrected)

Some share care with mother, and sole care of twins for 3 days per week. Responsible for all aspects of care and typical nursery duties. Also worked in an advisory capacity in regard to health, development, and help with adjusting to life as parents of premature twins, in addition to routine development and implementation.

2011 – 2012
Employed Private Nanny
Full time, live out carer for two boys aged from 22 months, and 9 months.

Sole and shared care of the two boys. Responsible for all aspects of the children’s day to day care with a special focus on routine development & implementation, and cognitive and linguistic development. Included excursions and caring for the children in their grandparents home on occasion, and assistance in
moving house.

2011 – 2011
Contracted Private Nanny
Full time, live-in carer for twin boys aged from 11 weeks

Sole care of twins for 50+ hours per week. Responsible for all aspects of the children’s day to day care, including medical appointments, diet & meals, development & play activities. Also active with routine
guidance and implementation..

2010 – 2010 Volunteer
Full time volunteer with abandoned babies & children aged from birth to 3 years

Working alongside other volunteers, doctors and nurses in a children’s hospital in Brasov, Romania caring for approximately 20 sick infants each day. Responsibilities included feeding, changing, bathing, dressing, playing and simply holding and loving the babies. Due to my experience, I was also able to spend time in the maternity ward with the newborns. We also distributed nappies throughout the hospital each day, and donated clothing to local families in need.


2008 – 2010
Employed Private Nanny
Full time, live-in carer for triplet boys aged from 4 months (8 weeks corrected).

Sole care of triplets for 62+ hours per week, including proxy parenting whilst parents travelled internationally, and family holidays. Responsible for all aspects of the children’s day to day and long term
care, including doctor & specialist appointments, diet & meals, development & play activities & classes, developing & implementing routines.

2008 – 2008
Employed Private Nanny
Full time, live-in carer for three young girls aged from 2yrs, and twins from 5 months.

Some share care with mother, and Sole care of twins for 40+ hours per week. Responsible for the children’s health and wellbeing, meals, play activities. Assisting in developing and implementing routines, some overnight care.

2006 – 2007
Employed Private Nanny/Personal Assistant
Full time, live-in carer for two young girls aged from 2 Years & 9 months.

Sole care of two young children for 40+ hours per week. Responsible for the children’s health and wellbeing, meals, play activities inside and outside the home, education and transport to preschool,
swimming lessons. I also assisted with administrative and organisational tasks for my employer’s business.

2005 – 2006
Employed and Contracted Casual Nanny/Babysitter
Casual carer through a number of agencies.

Varying roles including overnight care and elderly care. Babysitting casually and on an on-going basis for different age groups. Organising and running childcare programmes.

2005 – 2005
Employed Private Nanny
Full time, live-in carer for one boy, aged from two years.

Sole carer of a two year old child for 40+ hours per week. Responsible for the child’s social life, education, health and wellbeing, and meals. Assisting also during international travel.

2003 – 2005
Employed non-registered Teacher at ‘CityLimits Childcare Company’
Full time position in the Baby house (infants aged from birth to 18 months) as a teacher with a total of 13 babies and 3 staff members. Duties included full responsibilities in infant care and curriculum education.  Trusted employee, given free access to all buildings.

2002 – 2003
Employed Relief Teacher at ‘Club Kids Flagstaff’
Working frequently as a relief teacher when another staff member is away. Included full responsibilities in Infants, Toddlers, and Preschool areas.

2002 – 2002
Employed Relief Teacher at ‘Central Baptist Childcare Centre’
Working as a relief teacher in the over two’s area when another staff member was away. Included full responsibilities over two different centres (childcare centre and kindergarten). Also responsible for
transporting children to the kindergarten. Also worked as a teacher in the Holiday Programme with schoolaged children.

2001 – 2001
Employed Relief Teacher and Volunteer at:
ABC Kids Preschool and Fairfield Childcare Centre
Lizzie’s Early Childhood Education and Care Centre
Relief work with full responsibilities, and also volunteering part time as part of a requirement of the Early
Childhood Education Diploma course at the Waikato Institute of Technology.

2000 – 2000
Voluntary assistant at ‘Robin’s Nest Childcare Centre’
Volunteering for work experience through a school-run transition programme, during school hours.

1998 – 2000
Holiday Programme Leader at ‘YMCA Hamilton Leisure Centre’

Caring for a group of 5-8 year olds, organising and running games and activities with a team of leaders, including excursions. Full time in the school holidays. I also continue to work casually for various families,
occasionally substituting for fellow nannies when they are
unable to work with their regular families.

Interests

My philosophy…

Throughout my years as a childcare professional I have developed sound beliefs in regard to children and childhood. To me, the essence of childhood comes down to freedom of curiosity and the opportunity to explore their wider world within the realm of boundaries, security and safety. Children respond positively to being trusted as individual capable beings with clear expectations, and rather than serve them on a platter, I strive to encourage true independence in all aspects of their lives in addition to fostering the magic of imagination and self directed play.  Studies and experience have shown me that children require firm and consistent guidance to learn appropriate behaviour, manners and discipline, in regard to which I have a belief in natural consequences and reflection.

Children also need empathic assistance in identifying, managing and
regulating their varied emotions, within a secure caring relationship and environment.

During my time with children I encourage a healthy, active lifestyle and find that children thrive on daily rhythms and patterns. Through opportunity, understanding and guidance, I seek to help children develop confidence and capability in addition to independence; physically, cognitively and emotionally.

My Written Reference
 

Tahlia is wonderful, amazing.  She did such a great job with resettling the baby, getting bub to have longer naps, engaging the child in appropriate developmental activities.  Helped socialise the baby with other infants and was very helpful when the baby was ill.

Extremely confident with her abilities as a Nanny, especially with new mums, infants and mothers who are lactating as she was of considerable assistance to her with this also.

Very easy to communicate with, flexible if the mums work/home changed so mum was there to feed instead.

No reason at all for her not to be a sole charge nanny and she highly recommends her.

Talia is very reassuring, gentle with the Mum learning how to be a Mum and be working still.

Very experienced.

  • 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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