Kristen K @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

About Kristen K @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

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

Carer Rates (+ Agency Booking fee $33.00)
25.00 per hour (daytime)
500.00 per week
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

Education and other courses

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Marketing in Business Administration Marketing
Johnson & Wales University - Providence, RI
May 2012

Other courses

First Aid Certificate - Will book in Refresher Course
Current - Working with Children Check

About Me...

I have a passion for childcare. I am very down to earth and quickly connect with children. My aim is always to establish a relationship layered with trust, respect and compassion with all the children I care for. I have a high level of patience and I enjoy engaging with and teaching children. I am experienced in soccer, basketball, tennis, gymnastics, dance, ice-skating, hockey, skiing, swimming and diving.
I love keeping the children busy with educational as well as fun, physical activities. I am a good communicator and like to keep parents involved with updates and pictures. My goal is to provide a well organised, and fun environment for the children to thrive in and an environment that the parents can feel confident their children are well taken care of. My approach to childcare, as in life, is positive, with a healthy sense of humour and an ability to adapt.

I am from the United States and have just arrived in Australia on January 19th, 2019. I have a 12 month visa to work and holiday in Australia with an option to extend. After my short time here, I definitely want to stay as long as possible! I have two references from USA that mentioned they are more than happy to be available to speak to potential employers here in Australia. I also just finished a short-term employment with a family here in Australia and she is happy to speak with you to verify my skill sets. 

I have more than 5 years of experience in caring for children of all ages including your children's ages. My last position involved taking care of a 15 month old baby, Kathleen, in Golden, Colorado and assisting with the care of her older brother (12 yr). Her parents really appreciated my willingness to engage in the library and local community toddler activities. The interaction and socialisation with other toddlers measurably contributed to Kathleen's development. After my 8 hours with Kathleen I would nanny with another family who's children were 5 and 7. I would pick up the children from school and care for them until dinner time. Very often they would each have a friend over, so I am used to supervising 4-5 primary school aged children at a time. 

All my employers, including my most recent, have been happy with my work and have often complimented me on my expertise in engaging with their children. I completed a CPR and First Aid training course before I took my first job as a nanny in 2011 and am currently in the process of updating my certification here in Australia. My Working With Children Check is up to date and my verification number is listed on my resume. I am also ServSafe certified which is a certification I acquired during my management role in the Food Service/Event Planning industry. This certification means I am educated and have been certified in proper food handling, preparation, safety and food borne illnesses.

I am currently living with family here in Kellyville, but would ideally like a live-in position or to secure a full-time position before I find housing. I have a valid driving licence and clear driving record. 

My 5 years of experience in this field and my education make me an ideal candidate for the position. I am self-motivated, organised and like to anticipate my employer's needs. I know how difficult it is for parents to have time away from their children so I ensure to keep them involved and as up to date as possible. I am sporty, outdoorsy and crafty so I love coming up with a variety of activities to keep the kids' bodies and minds active. My extensive restaurant and management experience equips me to become an integral and reliable part of the family’s day to day routine. I enjoy cooking and can provide age appropriate, nutritious and enjoyable meals.

I have a friendly and pleasing demeanour with a sense of humour that allows me to truly connect with the children. I am above all honest, reliable and respectful.

I am looking forward to speaking with you further regarding my application.

Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Work Experience

January to May 2019 - Live in Nanny position
Caring for school aged children and assiting mother with newborn baby
School pick up and drop off
Preparing nutritious meals for the children
Assisitng with homework and afternoon activities
Household duties

July 2018 to December 2018
Part Time Nanny
Private Family - Denver, CO

• Children ages 5 and 7.
• Picked up the children after school, transported them safely, prepared snacks and dinner for all the family.
• Helped my charges with homework when applicable.
• Organized educational and fun activities.
• Helped manage children’s behaviour within parental guidelines, preferably reinforcing good behaviour whenever possible, helping to contribute to an orderly and happy household.
• Provided childcare for the occasional date night or pupil free day.
• Escorted children to do shopping, to restaurants, sports and after-school activities.
• Performed light house-cleaning duties.

July 2018 to December 2018
Part Time Nanny
Private Family - Golden, CO

• Children 15 months old and 12 years old.
• Arrived early morning to help get older child ready for school, prepared breakfast and school lunch, made sure he had school belongings and homework, occasionally taking him to school.
• Cared for 15 month old baby girl, maintaining and reinforcing consistent sleep and feeding routine • Changed nappies, cooked meals, fed breakfast and lunch, played games, taught numbers, letters and words, took her for walks and to the library or park.
• Helped with preparation of special celebration dinners, holiday card design, production and delivery, tidying of house, organization of drawers/closets.
• Instituted a grocery and food prep meal plan.
• Performed light house cleaning.

April 2017 to June 2018
Special Events Operations Manager
Aramark

• Assisted in responding to incoming sales inquiries for the venue within 24 hours of receipt.
• Invited clients to the hotel for entertainments, lunches and site visits.
• Conferred with clients and venue director to plan function details, such as space requirements, parking, security, time schedule, food & beverage service, room set-up, and decorations.
• Utilized proper communication channels to inform operating areas of customer's contract needs and potential requests.
• Arranged special requests and logistics for VIP parties, meet and greets, private musical artist sessions and backstage events.
• Executed pre-shift meetings with all staff to outline details of event.
• Conducted walk-through of event space as well as food & beverage presentation.
• Prepared and received cash deposits, billing and payments.
• Worked with Executive Chef and catering staff in menu planning to maximize revenue based on customer budget.
• Demonstrated positive leadership characteristics, which inspired employees.

August 2013 to March 2017
Catering Supervisor
Aramark Business Dining

• Created sales through customized menu development, and implementation of promotional programs. • Ensured the successful process of catering functions through proper preparation and staff scheduling.

• Employed, educated, and scheduled catering staff for daily catering and special events.
• Communicated on a daily basis with clients and administrative assistants to help place orders that best fit their needs.
• Monitored payments and posting of all catering sales.
• Provided administrative assistance to Food Service Director.

March 2013 to December 2014
Bartender & Lead Server
Bistro Boys

• Set up and break down bar and event area.
• Used wine and alcohol knowledge to answer questions and provide suggestions to guests. • Provided excellent customer service through use of personality and professionalism.

March 2011 to March 2013
Part Time Nanny
Private Family - Providence, RI

• Children ages 10 and 12.
• Reliably picked up the children from school and transported them safely to their home; took them to after-school activities.
• Tutored the children in all their school subjects.
• Prepared after-school snacks and vegetarian dinner.
• Oversaw construction of a major kitchen renovation, including scheduling and communicating with subcontractors, managing the budget, approving materials and work completed.
• Over the summer I kept them occupied, happy and engaged with a variety of different activities such as visiting parks, museums, and created fun educational study materials.
• Managed and coordinated travel arrangements for the whole family.

February 2002 to March 2013
Admin, Marketing Manager, Receptionist
Malchar Chiropractic

• Monitored patient in-flow and educated employees in the processes used to increase statistics
• Overseer of internal finances and bill payments
• Supervised and trained employees and interns in daily tasks and weekly meetings to insure they are following procedures and regulations
• Designed and delegated staff programs to ensure ongoing, positive and effective communication and function
• Reviewed billing information and balances with patients and formulated payment plans when needed
• Organized promotions, printed flyers and spread name recognition in the community
• Represented the company at Business Networking International meetings and other networking events
• Participated in monthly chiropractic business growth seminars

Interests

Reading, travel, cooking, childcare

Education & Qualifications

  • 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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