Vashti H @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

About Vashti H @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

Vashti H is a Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 20 years experience caring for children from any age. Vashti H 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).

28.00 per hour (daytime)
35.00 per hour (daytime)
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

1990 - BA in Theatre Studies - UNSW
1994 - Performance at University of Western Sydney
1996 - TESOL Certificate

Other courses

Current First Aid Certificate

Current Working with Children Clearance

Overview

Vashti has been looking after children over a 30 year period. She has had extended periods of time looking after two year olds. She started when she was doing her B.A. in English Literature and Theatre at Uni NSW which she completed.    She has worked in various capacities with children; as a performer and a children’s parties entertainer,  a high school drama teacher, an ESL teacher, and over the last few years as a childhood educator at DBOOSH -Double Bay Public school where she does a regular Monday afternoon shift for after school activities from kindy to year six.

She has  worked for City of Sydney putting together events about the rich history of Kings Cross. She is also infrequently a performer. She has even worked in Sydney Hospitals as a clown doctor.

She has been working for Abracadabra as a casual baby sitter for many years. Through Abracadabra she looked after Lyndon Westbrook over a long term two year period which she enjoyed, til he was four years old.

 

2014 to Current : Solecharge Nanny, Stanley-Ferris Family

For the last five years Vashit has been working with a family as a referral through her own friend network. She has looked after Zachary since he was 6 months old. He is now in kindergarten and is turning six this month. She has also been looking after his little bother Arlo since he was six months old who has recently turned two. The last six months she has been looking after Arlo four days a week but now his father’s work situation has changed meaning Fridays are free. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays will continue with Arlo. Time spent with Arlo is lots of fun and also can be hard work as at the two year old stage -his words are now suddenly forming rapidly and his physical abilities mean he has to be watched closely as he is a fast mover. His communication is nurtured in reading early stage books (Spot the Dog has featured), singing, playing, drawing and lots of going in the pram to local parks and playgrounds where he is starting to have interactions with other children. Vashti loves engaging with children and believes in building their confidence, nurturing communication and skills development and also learning and playing in safe environments.

Oct 07 - Current : Casual Nanny/Babysitter, Abracadabra
During her time with us at Abracadabra, Vashti has undertaken many casual assignments both during the days as well as eves. We have also placed her in permanent part-time employment. Her duties have included caring for children from the ages of newborn to teenage years and the feedback has been excellent throughout.

2011-2013 : Part-time Nanny, Westbrook Family
Caring for one little boy aged 2 and a newborn sister where activities and duties include stimulating play and educational activities, daily outings, arts and crafts, stories and reading, settling, bathing and preparing nutritional snacks and meals including household duties. This placement was made through Abracadabra and feedback is excellent!

April 2011 - April 2012 : Casual Nanny/Babysitter - Tosic Family
Caring for one little boy aged 3.5yrs at commencement where activities and duties included, daily outings in the city, reading, numbers and letters, arts and crafts, music and dance, stimulating play and educational activities, settling for naps, preparing snacks and meals and household chores as well running errands.

Aug 2010 - Nov 2010 : Temporary Block Work - Solecharge Nanny - Sideris Family
Caring for one little girl aged 3 months where activities and duties included settling, feeding, bathing, daily outings, creating a happy and safe environment and general household duties.

April 08 - June 09 : Casual Nanny/Babysitter - Royan Family
Caring for three kids aged 4, 2 and 9months where activities and duties included getting the eldest child ready for school in the mornings, packing school bag and lunch and ensuring he had everything for the day, daily outings, arts and crafts, stimulating play and activities, stories and reading, bike rides, walks to the park and after school activities including assisting with homework and readers. General household duties also and preparing nutritional snacks and meals.

Mar 07 - Mar 2008 : Part-time Nanny, Christie Family Redfern
Caring for one boy aged 18 months at commencement. Duties have included changing nappies, feeding, bathing, settling and following a routine. Stimulating play and activities and outings to the park and other activities. General household duties.

2004 - Current
Solecharge Casual Nanny - Wangmann Family, Randwick
Caring for one child from newborn to 3 years of age. Duties have included those listed above as well as educational games and activities and overnight stays.

2004 - Current
Solecharge Casual Nanny - Badorrek Family, East Sydney
Caring for one child from birth to 2.5 years. Duties include those listed above.

May 07 to Aug 07
Clown Doctor at Sydney Children's Hospital Randwick, Westmead and Royal North Shore
Entertaining sick children and creating a fun and friendly environment.

2006 - English Teacher at Alpha Beta, Woolloomooloo
Teaching English as a second language. During this time Vashti also performed in 'Monkeyshines' a children's theatre show for children ranging in age from 3-12 years.

2005 - ESL Teacher at BBC, Centrepoint Sydney
Co-curricular Drama teacher at St. Vincent's College, Potts Point for children ranging in age from 7 to 10 years.

2004 - Part-time Drama Teacher - St. Vincent's College
Teaching Drama to children ranging in age from 11 to 16 years.

2003 - Office Worker - Oriium Consulting, Sydney
Telemarketing and general office duties

2002 - English Teacher at SCEGGS, Darlinghurst
Teaching English as a second language

2000 - 2001 : Children's Party Entertainer, Enchanted Theatre
Worked as fairy for parties and interacting with children ranging in age from 4 years to 10 years.

1999 - Children's Entertainer for School in Czech Republic
Performed English speaking shows for children ranging in age from kindergarten to young primary age. During this time Vashti also carried out regular babysitting for families in Prague.

Interests

Performing Arts, Theatre, Education & Entertainment

  • 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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