Jane WH @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

About Jane WH @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

Jane WH is a Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 20 years experience caring for children from any age. Jane WH 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
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
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Working with Children Check
  • Police Records Check
Other courses

Objective

Seeking an opportunity that is as challenging as is rewarding whereby my extensive experience will be fully utilised to positively 'make a difference' resulting in a thriving family and home environment.

Skills

  • Self-starter with excellent organisational and problem solving skills.
  • Pride in personal appearance and hygiene.
  • Excellent oral and written communication.
  • Keen eye for attention to detail.
  • Effective in multitasking and time management.
  • Hands-on attitude with a broad range of talents.
  • Ability to prioritise and proactively manage.
  • Strong sense of initiative and decision-making skills.
  • Able to take direction and reliable to act on instructions.
  • Computer literate.

Childcare/Nanny Related Experience

  • 20+ years 'life' experience raising 5 children, cooking, housekeeping and managing a very busy, large household and property (5 acres...Arcadia)
  • Experienced with Newborns (including twins) to Teens
  • Ability to maintain privacy, discretion and confidentiality and respectful of personal belongings.
  • Trustworthy, open, honest, integrity.
  • Reliable, responsible, puctual, flexible and resourceful.
  • Caring, nurturing, understanding and empathetic whilst still able to take control and follow through within set parental 'disciplinary' boundaries.
  • Intelligent, fun, entertaining and intuitive.
  • Very positive attitude and personable demeanour.
  • OHS awareness./child safety awareness.
  • Efficient but thorough, skillful and quick to anticipate parent's needs.
  • Able to stimulate children's ongoing development through a balance of creative, educational and recreational activities.
  • Very experienced in after school/ extracurricular activities whether sport- based, education-based, musically- based or Performing Arts-based.
  • Highly creative and able to assist with planning social and holiday events both within and outside of the home (travel arrangements and itineraries).
  • Competent at scheduling/overseeing independent contractors, repairs and maintenance for the home.
  • Maintain and update Household Schedules and Calendars.
  • Very experienced/detailed regarding all aspects of home cleaning and care.
  • Experienced and competent at family cooking, able to provide 'variety' and 'healthy' options.
  • Experienced in attending with 'children-in-care'...Doctor/Dentist appointments School Assemblies/Special Events and taking meetings with Teachers on behalf of parents regarding 'academic progress'/ 'behavioural' issues.

February 2018 – August 2020
FULL TIME NANNY/HOUSE MANAGER
Monday – Thursday 8.00am – 6.00pm

Sole Charge 3 girls aged 1 – 11 and 13 years at commencement. Toddler attends Ballet-Mandarin-Gymstars-Swimming-Little Kickers Housekeeping Duties.  Car provided and Full Benefits. Home situated in Ryde. 

New Years Eve 2017
NEWBORN TWINS MATERNITY NANNY


Sole Charge newborn twins 7.00pm – 7.30am

November 2017
NEWBORN MATERNITY NANNY Temp
North Wahroonga

Supporting overwhelmed mother with Colic newborn.

August 2017
NEWBORN NIGHT NANNY
Temp 9.30pm – 6.00am
Ashfield

Parents exhausted and Mum suffering from Post Natal Insomnia. All overnight care of baby girl. 

April 2017 – July 2017
NEWBORN NANNY (twins)
3 month Temp Assignment
Mt. Druitt

All aspects of caring for newborn twin boys from pre-birth through 13 weeks. Position was via Wesley Mission for single mother of 10 (high risk).  Also assisted with 1 year old girl and 2 year old boy. Three days per week.

January 2017 – December 2017
SOLE CARE NANNY
Thornleigh


Working for an Executive Couple (mum is TV Producer at SBS).  Sole charge 1 year and 3 year old girls who are now 2 yrs and 4 yrs. Two full days Mon-Tues 7.30am -5.30 pm. Car provided. Permanent with Benefits. 

Early July 2016 – late December 2016
SOLE CARE NANNY
Lindfield


Working for an Executive Couple (both in Finance). Sole Care of 12 months girl.  Three full days per week 7.30am – 5.30pm Car provided.  Position finished as Baby transitioned to Day Care 2017.

ON SPARE DAYS did Temp positions mostly with babies ( 5-12 months) who were unwell and could not attend Day Care. Positions were through several Agencies. Phone References available.

Early July 2015 – late June 2016
SOLE CARE NANNY/HOUSEKEEPER/COOK
Wahroonga

Working for an Executive Couple (dad a Barrister and mum a Legal Counsel). Sole care of 4 children aged 1 - 3 - 5 - 9 (now 2-4-6-10).  Two full days per week (Tuesday/Friday). Position was permanent with full benefits. Car and house keys provided.

January 2015 - February 2015
SOLE CARE NANNY/HOUSEKEEPER/COOK
Temporary position.
Cremorne

Working for an Executive Couple (both doctors...mum Ear Nose Throat specialist and dad Plastic Surgeon).  Sole care of 4 children aged 6 - 15 years. Three full days per week.  House key and car provided.

October 2014 - February 2015
HOUSEKEEPER
Warrawee

Working for an Executive couple with 8 year old daughter. 4 hours per week. House key provided.

Position finished due to a change in personal circumstances. Contactable referee available.

March 2014 - August 2014
NANNY/SUPPORT CARER/HOUSEKEEPER
Cremorne


Executive widow assisting her with her newborn son (first baby)  Position was Part-time generally involving 3 days (Mon,Tues,Thrs) and regular Overnight stays on Saturdays after her son's birth in April this year.  I was involved 'pre-birth' for a short period to help setup the Nursery and assist where necessary.

My primary role was to assist the mother with her son's care......

  • Feeding
  • Swaddling
  • Bathing
  • Settling and Sleeping
  • Observing/Assisting to create 'routine'
  • Observing/Assisting to ensure 'developmental milestones' were being met

Complemetary duties involved assisting the mother with general Housekeeping duties such as shopping, cleaning, meal preparations and driving.

Position finished as the mother is now confident to continue on her own. Written reference provided with further details and contact phone number.

December 2013 - December 2014
SOLE CARE NANNY/HOUSEKEEPER/COOK
Castle Hill

Working for Executive parents (mum Doctor/Specialist Anaesthetist. Dad IT specialist who recently completed his Masters at Harvard University).  My primary role was the care of their two sons now aged 5 and 9 (orig 4 & 8) th Housekeeping and food prep/cooking duties for the family.

During school terms hours were generally 7.30am - 9.00am..2.45 - 6.30pm Mon to Fri.

Flexibility was needed as earlier starts, later finishes, occasional evenings or Saturdays were required.

An extra 4 hours per week was set aside for specific Housekeeping duties.

During school holidays hours often involved full days including outside of home activiti es (e.g   going by bus from Castle Hill to 'Dinosaur Exhibition at the Museum etc).

Duties involved full general care of the boys along with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Taking to swimming, soccer, tennis, educational tuition, music lessons, art tuition etc. Overseeing homework.

Suppporting ongoing children's personal/social/academic development. My son (18.. HSC 2014) tutored eldest boy 3 hours per week.

Taking care of children when unwell including administering medications.  Asthma puffer medication for youngest child.

Care of children's rooms including organising interior decor and set up.

Normal housekeeping duties apply (i.e. wash, dry, fold, iron and put away. Change bed linen) plus occasional meals for the parents when applicable.

Grocery shopping, food prep, answering door deliveries and dealing with tradesmen. Size, purchase and collection of school uniform items ongoing and taking for haircuts. Provided with set of house keys for access.

Jan 2013 - October 2013
SOLE CARE NANNY/HOUSEEPER/COOK
Middle Dural

Working for an Executive widow caring for her four children aged between 5 and 13 years.  I was responsible for all care. 7.00 - 900am in the morning and 3.00 - 8.00pm in the evening during school terms and mostly full-time during school holidays (including drop off and pickups for activities and camps, also pre-preparations/packing etc).

Duties involved general care of the four children along with breakfast, lunch, dinner. taking to indoor soccer, ballet, rep soccer (near the city), afterschool training etc Overseeing children's homework, supporting children's ongoing personal, social, academic development.

Full care during holidays and during extensive overseas trips by their mother (Sole Care/lived onsite) and overnight stays when applicable.

Housekeeping duties including room decor and set up. Organising and purchasing of school uniforms.

Overseeing tradesmen onsite. Caring for family pet.

Taking children to Doctor appointments and collection of Specialist results etc Provided with a set of house keys and credit card.

Overseeing child safety as property had a pool and trampoline. Car provided for 7 days usage.

Position was originally contracted for 2 years but finished due to a change in financial circumstances.

Written reference provided with further details and contact phone number

May 2012 - November 2012
SOLE CARE NANNY/HOUSEKEEPER/COOK
Middle Dural

Working for an Executive single father who travelled frequently.

My primary role was caring for his two sons aged 7 and 11 (orig 6 & 10). Full general care of boys...including breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Before and After school care during school terms with full days during school holidays. General Housekeeping duties and cooking meals for all family members on a regular basis.

Grocery shopping, dry cleaning, errands and attending school functions. Making an appointment and meeting with both boy's teachers regarding their academic performance.

Taking boys to swimming lessons, soccer and Little Athletics (Friday evenings till 9pm) Overseeing homework, supporting boy's ongoing personal, social and academic development.

Observing, making mention..... then organising 'orthotics' for both boys. Looked after and fed pet 'Rottweiler'.  Position finished due to a change in financial position.

2009 - 2012
FULL TIME STUDY
Diploma in Tourism

Studied.. Advanced Diploma in Tourism and Advanced Diploma in Events

January 2006 to Current
EXECUTIVE HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT HOUSEKEEPING/CLEANING SERVICES

During this period I have helped many clients and serviced Lower and Upper North Shore, Hills District, Annangrove, Kenthurst, Glenhaven etc. Included in my client base were a number of high profile families.

During 2008-2009 I was the Personal Housekeeper for Mrs Judith Poole, Headmistress of Abbotsleigh School for Girls, Wahroonga and her family Looking after 'Read House' both her private home and the venue for official functions and for hosting guests for the school.

Accordingly, I was required to maintain such characteristics as “initiative, fastidiousness and discretion".

Interests

Reading, cooking, 

  • 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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