Caroline D @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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About Caroline D @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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Abracadabra Childcare Services

Caroline D is a Babysitter/Nanny, with 15 years experience caring for children from 2 yrs old to any age. Caroline D 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
SECONDARY EDUCATION

Loreto Convent Kirribilli
Achieved Higher School Certificate
November 1981

TERTIARY EDUCATION

University of Western Sydney – Nepean
Achieved a Bachelor of Arts in the Performing Arts
Graduated April 1993

The School of Visual Arts
Achieved a Diploma in Graphic Design
Graduated November 1982
FURTHER EDUCATION

Australian Red Cross
April 2015
Basic Emergency Life Support

Popular Theatre Summer School
December 2002

Department of Education & Training
Certificate 4 in Workplace Training
December 2001

Department of Employment
Certificate 4 in Small Business Management November 2001

Metro Screen – Sydney
Certificate 2 Scriptwriting
December 2000

The Computer Graphic College - Sydney
Flash 4 Animation Program
July 2000

Manly Warringah Community College
Office works
February 1999

Prolific Productions - Sydney
Film production course
June 1998

The Centre for Community Welfare Training - Sydney
Dance Movement Therapy Workshop
September 1995

The Spastic Centre of NSW - Sydney
Facilitating Consumer Participation
September 1995

Advanced Train the Trainer
July 1995

Introduction to Management
March 1995

Duty Of Care
August 1994

Australian Red Cross - Sydney
Senior First Aid Certificate
December 2000

Logical Solutions - Sydney
Quark Xpress 3 Certificate
July 1993

Istroploitana Festival – Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Advanced Theatre Skills
July 1992

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art – London, England
Advanced Shakespearian Performance
September 1986

Randwick Technical College – Sydney
Animation
February 1985

Dean Carey and Gale Edwards Drama Tuition – Sydney, Australia
Basic Theatre and Performance Skills
February to Nov 1984

Phillip Street Theatre – Sydney, Australia
Theatre and Improvisation
February to Nov 1983

The 680 Drama School – Sydney, Australia Jan to Nov 1978
Other courses
About Me

I am an ambitious and creative individual seeking to fuse my skills as a filmmaker, theatre practitioner and educator.

I have a genuine interest and passion in the progression and production of the Arts and the education of young people. I am committed to further developing my skills and expanding my interests in this area, so to procure a career that is stimulating and offers job security.
April 2008 to Dec 2014
Marian Street Theatre for Young People
Arts Administrator
- Customer Service
- Data Entry
- Processing of student enrolments
- Publicity for local press

2006 to present
Nanny & Babysitter
Caring for three children from aged 5 & 9, 11 years

- Prepare and assist with breakfast.
- Prepare lunch for next day.
- Washing and Ironing.
- Day care for 2 year old.
- Shopping when necessary.
- Pick up after school.
- Assist with homework.
- Bathing.
- Prepare and assist with dinner.

July 01 – Present
Self - Employed Actor
The Theamusart Company, Director
Drama teacher (Clients include Rozelle Neighbourhood Centre, Bell Shakespeare Company, Manly Warringah Community College,Crowle Foundation, Hornsby & Mosman Councils, Recreation Rendezvous, Lifelinks -Cumberland, Riverlink, CP Alliance, Eastern Respite & Recreation, Northern Beaches Creative Leisure & Learning, Marian Street Theatre for Young People & Pilgrim
Theatre)

July 1993 to August 2000
Senior Carer/Coordinator
Cerebral Palsy Alliance of NSW

- Establish non-vocational services for people with disabilities.
- Assist clients with personal care.
- Provided overnight sleep support which included meal preparation and assistance + bathing.
- Provide support for community workers and clients.
- Recruitment, training and supervision of staff.
- Research and facilitate visual and performing arts programs.
- Liaise with marketing department to implement fundraisers and manage art-related events.
- Written proposals to government bodies.
- Identifying goals for individual case management.
- Write monthly case reports.

August 1997 to August 1998
Drama Facilitator
Kids up Front and Manly Council
- Workshops - Facilitate drama classes for kindergarten to Year 6 children.
- Design, development and evaluation of drama programs.

Sept 2002 - Dec 2010
Director Script Editor
Helpstreet Foundation Theatre Project
In assoc. with Recreation Rendezvous Production

‘Sucked In’ Project March 2003
Drama Coach
Powerhouse Youth Theatre In assoc. with Accessible Arts

Dec 2001
Director
Theatre devised project Facilitator
NSW Youth Arts & Skills Festival & Pittwater Council-

June 30 to July 20 2001
Director
Assistant Stage Manager
- Organize props
- Bill Miller Productions
- Sound Operator.
- Wardrobe.
- Merchandise.
- Filmmaker
- Video Operator
- Metro Screen
- Research

June 2001
Project Officer ( Part time)
- Organize & implement staff rosters
- Sound Interviewer

August 2000 to May 2001
Cerebral Palsy Alliance
- Edit & design newsletter.
- Co ordinate newsletter mail outs.
- Purchasing & petty cash.
- Organise & supervise volunteers.
- Design & implement new programs.
- Review & design policy & procedures.
- Lobby government & private organizations.
- Takes phone inquiries.
- Co ordinate staff meetings.
- Minutes of staff meetings.
- Maintains service-filing systems.
- Implements new programs.
- Prioritize incoming mail &emails.
- Conflict Resolution.
- Development of systems and record keeping.
- Training needs analysis.
- Staff performance appraisals

February 1994 to Dec 2001
Drama Facilitator (Part time)
Manly Warringah Community College
- Facilitate drama classes for young people with disabilities.
- Facilitate drama classes for adults.
- Design, development and evaluation of drama programs.
- Liaise with the Project Manager and community organization co ordinators.

Dec 2000 to April 2001
Publicist (Fill in position)
East Coast Theatre Company
- Sought out new media contacts.
- Maintain a professional relationship with existing media contacts.
- Evaluate publicity campaigns.
- Share idea with new publicity campaigns
- Prepares media releases.
- Business correspondence to private organizations.
- Maintain company database.
- Maintain publicity files.

Jan 1999 to Sept 1999
Theatre Practitioner
- ARTISTIC SUPPORT
- Older Women’s Network Theatre Group
- Assit.Director of performances.
- Facilitate warm up exercises.
- Schedules & supervises rehearsals.
- Trains new performers.
- Script Editor.
- Stage Hand.

THEATRE ADMINISTRATION
- Co ordinates media interviews and prepares media releases.
- Coordinates mailouts.
- Updates and designs Theatre Group brochure.
- Prepares monthly diary for rehearsals and performances.
- Chairs weekly meetings.
- Seeks funding from organizations and government bodies.
- Develops and implements strategies to encourage new volunteers and new audiences.
- Responsible for typing and sending all correspondences.
- Prepares and facilitates team building workshops.
.
June 1996 to December 1996
Drama Facilitator
Warringah Council
Facilitate drama classes for adolescents.
Design, development and evaluation of drama programs.

November 1996 to present.
Stand Up Comedian
Comedy Performance and writing.
Funny Farm/Harold Park Hotel/Front of house
Kinsela’s/Imperial Hotel/Comedy Store/
East Village/Civic Hotel/Albury Hotel/
Market Hotel in Melbourne.

February 1990 to January 1993
Graphic Designer
University of Western Sydney – Nepean
- Design and assembly of production posters, programs and invitations.
- Preparing and meeting forecasts and budgets.
- Liaise with out sourced printers.
- Liaise with performance management and theatre directors
- Coordinate mailouts
- Prepare media releases

June 1989 to January 1990
Graphic Designer (freelance)
- Design and assembly of posters, annual reports, brochures, marketing materials etc.
- Coordinates incoming work flow.
- Maintain professional client communication.
- Clients included: The Asthma Foundation, The Marksmann Group, - Life Be In It, Bayside Personnel and Perumal & Bogatai Partners.

March 1988 to June 1989
Art Director / Manager
Amway Australia
- Design, assembly and print production of all advertisements and publications.
- Liaising with product managers and out sourced printers.
- Briefing of photographers.
- Supervise and direct photo shoots.
- Recruitment and management of staff.
- Full management of the Art department.

August 1987 to January 1988
Adlink Pty Ltd (England)
- Layout and Finished Artist
- Layout and assembly of brochures and catalogues.
- Clients included: Sainsburys, Woolwich Building Society, British Home Stores and Woolworths.
- Layout and Finished Artist Layout and assembly of product

November 1986 to April 1987
Landon Frazer Cann Pty Ltd (England)
- packaging, direct mail and exhibition art work.
- Layout and Finished Artist

November 1983 to January 1986
Wilson Villani Pty Ltd
- Managed the layout and assembly of all press and print production for the Liquor Industry.

November 1982 to November 1983
Junior Layout and Finished Artist
- Layout and assembly of press advertisements and catalogues.

Interests

• Young people with a disability

• New Australian Works in Theatre and Film

• Theatre and drama for young people

• The influence of Media in today’s society

• Reading
  • 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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