Chloe R @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

About Chloe R @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

Chloe R is a Au Pair/Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 20 years experience caring for children from any age. Chloe R is represented by Abracadabra Childcare Services child care agency.

Carer Rates (+ Agency Booking fee $33.00)
25.00 per hour (daytime)
450.00 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

2011-2014
University of Newcastle
Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/ Bachelor Arts - Creative Arts Major

2003-2004
All S aints College, Bathurst
Higher School Certificate

- Sporting House Captain
- Recipient of Bean award for contribution to boarding school life. S t Joseph’s Catholic School,

1992-2002
Oberon
School Certificate

- School Captain
- Awarded Caltex All Rounder award for overall achievement and excellence

Professional Training Memberships

- International Nanny Association Member
- 2018 - Understanding Autism Spectrum Disorder short course
- 2017 - Child Protection Training
- 2017 - Positive Partnerships: An Introduction to Autism- online learning module
- 2017 - Mini Certificate in Gifted and Talented Education
- 2016 - Health, Wellbeing and Developing Positive Relationships with Parents workshop
- 2016 - 21st Century Learning Design
- Sue Larkey Workshop: Making it a Success
- Teaching and Behaviour Support Strategies for students with an Autism Spectrum- 2015

Other courses

Working with Children Check
First Aid Certificate
CPR
Asthma, Anaphylaxis

Key Personal Attributes:

- Creative
- Loving, caring and empathetic
- Organised
- Enthusiastic and cheerful
- Reliable
- Friendly and approachable
- Knowledgeable and experienced
- Mature interpersonal skills
- Effective working independently or as part of a team
- Takes initiative - Engaging and fun
- Active and involved
- Flexible and dedicated employee
- Effective communicator
- Devoted to continual professional development
- Loyal, trustworthy and respectful

Personal Statement 

I am a dedicated, creative and nur turing carer with an extensive background in teaching and private care. I have been teaching in Primary and Special Education for over 5 years and have experience as a nanny/ babysitter for over 20 years. I can under take a variety of roles including casual babysitting, weekend nannying, traveling nannying, private tutoring, overnight care or proxy parenting. I am confident in providing sole or assisted car e for any a ge with any requirements . I have a strong passion for learning, play and adventuring, allowing me to crea te unique opportunities for educating through exploration and varied experiences. This enables me to share my love of learning and new experiences, ensuring the wholistic development of children in my care. I am happiest in any role when I know that I am doing the best possible job and able to establish a strong, respectful, communicative and flexible working relation.

2019 - Current
Education Consultant 
Headspace Schools, Martin Place, Sydney

I started this role in June and have thoroughly enjoy working with schools and key stakeholders to work towards the vision of creating a mentally healthy generation through the implementation of a national mental health and wellbeing initiative for schools.

Key responsibilities: - Liaising with school leaders to share information about the framework. - Assisting school leaders to understand the framework then to plan and implement it in their school. - Working with clinical team members to support schools with critical needs. - Presenting to and training staff on the framework and other mental health literacy. Notable contributions to the role: - Establishing new working relationships with leaders from different schooling sectors - Creating user friendly tools and resources to assist increase user engagement. - Utilising and sharing various strategies to build relationships and engage with schools - Bringing established networks within areas of schools I have previously worked.

2014- 2019
Primary Teacher
Various Catholic Schools in the Maitland-Newcastle Diocese

During my time as a Primary Teacher I have been fortunate to be appointed to various roles including classroom teacher, teacher librarian, learning support teacher and special education teacher in various capacities.

Key responsibilities: - Plan and program according to grade and developmental level, relevant curriculum requirements and differentiation for individual student needs. - Manage and prioritise the planning, programming, teaching, safety, behaviour and welfare of students from age 5-12 on a casual, part-time or full-time basis- depending on the role. - Effectively communicate and collaborate with colleagues. For example, to plan and program for shared roles; for casual days when taking a teacher’s class; for the organisation of school events. - Professionally communicate with parents to discuss and report on student’s academic, social and emotional welfare and keep parents up to date with news and events. Notable contributions to the role: - Assisted in the establishment of a new Special Education classroom for an autistic student with high needs. This included writing and creating policies, procedures, routines and managing and collaborating with classroom assistants, parents and other stakeholders and allied health professionals. - Introduced and lead children’s yoga sessions to improve student wellbeing and concentration. - Lead various co-curricular activities including public speaking, netball coaching, book club, writing and study workshops. - Utilised key signing, picture exchange systems and visual/concrete communication systems. 

2017-2019
Part-time nanny
Lake Macquarie, NSW

Shared and sole care of 3 children- a boy aged 2.5 and twin boy and girl aged 1 (ages upon commencement).

Key responsibilities: - Creating safe opportunities for educational and creative play, including games, craft, role play - Taking the children on walks, bus trips, train trips to parks, playgrounds, libraries and museums. - Preparing nutritious meals and managing meal and bath times. - Assisting taking the children to swimming lessons and appointments. - Modelling and guiding the children to develop manners and positive behaviour. Notable contributions to the role: - Provided advice upon request regarding typical developmental milestones, behaviour and toilet training. Suggested strategies, as well as implementing strategies during play, to assist with discipline, development, behaviour and toilet training.

2015- 2018
Private tutor- Various employers
Lake Macquarie, NSW

One on one in home tutoring for students aged 8 to 16.

Key responsibilities: - Develop and implement individualised learning programs to meet the needs of the student through one on one instruction. - Travel to the home of the student at a time convenient for the family. - Collaboratively discuss and plan learning needs with the parents and student, as well as analyse student work samples, school/ health professional reports to identify areas that need to be addressed. - Provide positive and constructive feedback to students on their work. - Provide feedback to parents on the progress of their child and the learning activities/plan. Notable contributions to the role: - Facilitated a variety of activities and games to assist with student progress as well as increase student’s confidence and understanding. - Provided advice to parents on ways to support their child’s success at school and to assist them in understanding their learning needs. - Flexibility around time and length of sessions according to family commitments and the needs of the student, e.g. assignments, exams. - A clear improvement in student academic success as evidenced by improvement in reading levels, report card and assignment grades, awards and feedback from teachers.

2011- 2019
Casual babysitter/Part-time nanny
Various employers- Newcastle, NSW


During my years studying I held several part-time nannying and casual babysitting roles. These included sole care of up to 5 children from the ages of 1-12. I continue to do casual babysitting for various families currently.

Key responsibilities: - Planning and designing age and developmentally appropriate activities, games and play. - Preparing healthy snacks and meals. - Bathing and dressing the children and getting them ready for bed/school/activities or the day. - Safety vigilance when supervising and/or swimming with the children. - Implement a clear, positive reinforcement approach to behaviour. - Administering medicine, medication and first aid when needed. - Apply sunscreen to and ensure the children all wear hats while outside to ensure their sun safety. - Tidying and cleaning the household as necessary to ensure it is clean and organised when the parents return. - Unpacking school bags and preparing lunches for the following day. - Assisting with the completion of homework and/or school projects. - Communicate with parents about the daily activities and behaviour. Notable contributions to the roles: - Using my initiative and creativity to find cost effective, unique, interesting and new activities for the children and making day trips out. These trips have included bush walks, cave exploring, Interactive Lego displays and demonstrations, train and ferry trips, museum trips, science demonstrations, kayaking, bird watching, wetland exploring, maze trips, art classes, children’s art gallery tours, inflatable games, sand and grass sliding, picnicking, cooking classes, fishing. - The families entrusted me with important milestones in the care of their children. I was the first carer to stay with two children (3 months and 2.5) while mum returned to work; and I looked after the four children of another family while the parents went away overnight for the first time. - Creating craft/cards/gifts with the children on special occasions such as birthdays, Mother’s Day, Christmas and Easter.

2009-2010
Casual and relief Nanny
Various employers
London, England

Key responsibilities: - Getting the children up and taking them to and from school. - Preparation of healthy school lunches and meals. - Following the children’s daily routines including bathing, dressing etc. - Packing children’s school and activity bags and taking the children to and from activities. - Engaging the children in stimulating activities at home or out that develops skills, is educational or meets their personal interests. - General house tidying and clothes washing. Notable contributions to the role: - Flexibility in working extra hours or working late. - Proxy parenting for up to 5 days. - Developing positive relationships with children known to be resistant to carers.

Interests

Reading, cooking, travel

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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