Kirsten R @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

About Kirsten R @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

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

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

Bryanston High School
1999 Matric (Year 12 equivalent)
• Graduated with honours

University of Johannesburg
2002 BA Degree – Communications and Sociology
Curtin University

2010-2012 Graduate Diploma in Journalism
Open Universities

2014-Current Masters of Teaching (Birth to Five Years)

Computer Literacy
I am fully computer literate to an intermediate level.

Other courses

• I have a current WWCC
• I have an up-to-date First Aid Qualification.
• I have a valid, clean driver’s license
• I have a reliable car.
• I am a permanent resident of Australia
• I speak fluent English as it is my first language

For the past year I have been working in a corporate office environment.  Whilst this was a career change, I really want to return to my love of working with children again and am going back to study to finish my Master of Social Work via distance education.  I have babysat for various families during this time.

November 2015-February 2016
Sydney, Australia
Childcare Provider

I moved to Sydney to be closer to my mother following a family tragedy. I offered holiday and afterschool care for a family who have 2 foster children. I have continued to offer ad-hoc care to the family throughout my time in Sydney. The children are a 9-year-old boy and a 11-year-old girl. I assisted with all age appropriate childcare activities, cooking and light housekeeping. I have taken some time off over the past 3 months to focus on my studies. I am now looking for a hands on, regular childcare position.

July 2014-November 2015
Melbourne, Australia
Childcare Provider

During my time in Perth I took up full-time studies towards my Masters degree and offered ad-hoc/temp babysitting at sole charge care to various families. My most regular role involved three boys; 6 months old, 2.5 years old and 7 years old. I generally worked with this for 2 days per week. In this instance I was a sole charge nanny and was responsible for all aspects of the boy’s care and development.

May 2013-April 2014
Melbourne, Australia
Childcare Provider

During my year in Melbourne I worked as a casual in various childcare centers and temp nanny roles, however in June I was offered positions with more regular hours, with 2 families as a sole charge nanny. I worked 3 days per week with a 3.5-year-old boy, 19-month old girl and a newborn baby boy. My responsibilities include all childcare related duties, housekeeping and assisting the mum and existing children to adjust to their new addition. I was sole-charge nanny for all 3 children on many occasions as well as assisted their mum in the day to day smooth running of the household. I also worked 1 day per week with 3.5 year old twin boys. In this instance I was a sole charge nanny and was responsible for all aspects of the boy’s care and development. I left both roles as we moved to an area 1 hour away from the families.

2010 - 2013
Perth, Australia
Private Childcare Provider

During my studies in Perth I was a part-time/ad-hoc babysitter and nanny for various families throughout Perth. Most of the children were in the newborn to 10 year old age group. I have experience in all aspects of early years childcare including but not limited to; feeding/weaning, preparing age appropriate meals, baby food preparation, nappy changing, routine implementation and maintenance, developmental activity planning, homework assistance, outings and activities and all other age specific childcare duties. I also did some casual shifts at a daycare center in Perth before moving to Melbourne, so I know how long daycare works; I am familiar with the Early Years Learning Framework and other legislation relating to childcare. It was during this time that discovered that I love working with children and wanted to go forward with a career as an early education professional.

July 2011 – March 2012
Perth, Australia
Sole Care Nanny/Housekeeper

I was a nanny for four children aged 4 (boy), 7 (girl) and 9 (twin girls). This role involved all aspects of age appropriate childcare. I was also responsible for light cleaning, meal preparation, activity and outing planning and all driving of children to and from school and activities.

January 2010 – May 2011
Perth, Australia
Sole Care Nanny/Housekeeper

I was a nanny for a 6 month old little girl. This role involved all aspects of childcare from weaning to nappy changing, bathing and preparing baby food. I also planned age appropriate activities for the child and drove her to appointments and activities. I was also a housekeeper in this role and was responsible for light cleaning, meal preparation, shopping and diary management, as well as all activities related to keeping the home running smoothly.

June 2007-August 2009
Cape Town, South Africa
Self Employed Freelancer

During this time I built up my own freelance creative business. This involved creating content for various clients, as well as performing all invoicing and administrative duties involved in starting and maintaining a business

June 2007-August 2009
Cape Town, South Africa
Sole Charge Nanny

Whilst working as a freelance writer I worked as a part-time, sole charge nanny for a family of 4 children. This included; Twin girls (4 months old), one boy (3 years old) and one girl (7 years old). I was in charge of all aspects of childcare including, but not limited to; feeding (weaning, introducing solids, food preparation etc), dressing, nappy changing, nursery maintenance, school drop off & pick-up, activity planning and executing, outing planning, homework assistance.

September 2004-May 2007
Johannesburg, South Africa
Part-Time Sole Charge Nanny/Babysitter

In this role I worked as a part-time, sole charge nanny for a family of 3 girls. I looked after all 3 girls from birth and continued to offer regular care to the family until I moved to Cape Town. I was in charge of all aspects of childcare including, but not limited to; feeding (weaning, introducing solids, food preparation etc), dressing, nappy changing, nursery maintenance, school drop off & pick-up, activity planning and executing, outing planning, homework assistance.

September 2004-September 2006
Johannesburg, South Africa
Journalist love Life

During this time I was a journalist for a not for profit organization involved in the education of young people on HIV/Aids prevention. I was also involved in public speaking at events and creating copy for external publications, brochures and flyers.

Interests

I am an efficient, reliable and experienced childcare professional who is dedicated to offering my very best in everything I undertake. Since moving to Australia I have worked as a nanny and many casual shifts for various early learning centres Sydney, Perth and Melbourne.

I have a working knowledge of the EYLF and the NQF, and related policies and procedures. I feel that my knowledge of the childcare industry combined with my extensive experience as a nanny in private homes equips me well to provide care for children of all ages.

I take pride in offering a loving, safe, stimulating and educational environment for the children in my care. I am also well-versed in all aspects of household management.

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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