Alana C @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

About Alana C @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

Alana C is a Au Pair/Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 5 years experience caring for children from any age. Alana C is represented by Abracadabra Childcare Services child care agency.

Carer Rates (+ Agency Booking fee $33.00)
450.00 per week
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

Massey University (Tertiary)
2015 – present

Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)

Palmerston North Girls’ High School (Secondary)                   2010-2014

NCEA Level 1 Endorsed with Excellence

NCEA Level 2 Endorsed with Excellence

NCEA Level 3 Endorsed with Merit

 

Other courses

Police Records Check
First Aid Training (willing to do refresher course)
Working with Children Check - will obtain once in Australia

About Me...

If I were to choose three attributes to describe who I am, they would be compassionate, driven and fun loving. I am 22 years old and currently in my fourth year of full-time study, close to completing my Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in psychology. My goal is to eventually complete my PhD in clinical psychology, so that I can become a registered psychologist. It has always been my desire in life to help others, and I feel that this career path will allow me to do so in a way that is authentic to me. I have always loved working with children; I think they are so special in the way that they provide us with a different perspective on life. In my job as a part-time tutor over the past four years, I have been able to create some special bonds and form some amazing relationships with the kids I teach. I would love to continue this passion and am currently looking for a full-time nannying/au pair job until I head to Camp America at the end of May. 

English Tutor                                                                                         May 2015 – present 

At Numberworks ‘n’ Words Palmerston North, I work with kids aged 5 to 17 with differing ability levels. In Junior English we work on skills like reading, spelling, comprehension and writing, both on and off the computers. In Senior English we focus more towards schoolwork, essay writing and language techniques. But above anything else, our aim as tutors is to create a fun and safe learning environment where the children aren’t afraid to ask questions or make mistakes. This has truly been the most rewarding job I have ever done.

Nannying                                                                             
November 2017-February 2018

Over the summer I had sole charge of two young girls (aged 2 and 6). The family lived on a dairy farm so I was able to spend a lot of time outside with the girls, riding ponies and motorbikes as well as other activities like going to the pools and the trampoline park. I was also responsible for getting them ready for daycare and school respectively, and picking them up, preparing meals etc. This is a job I absolutely loved, but was required to give it up to return to my studies. 

Voluntary Work                                                                        

August 2015 – March 2016

I volunteered as a Friend of the Emergency Department (FED) for several months during my first year at university. This role required me to provide emotional support to patients and their families whilst they were in the emergency department at our local hospital. I also offered food and drink and helped to make beds where needed. This was very fulfilling work, but unfortunately the time demands of the shifts meant that I couldn’t work it around university classes.

Voluntary Work                                                                        
September 2017 – present 

I am currently a refugee support volunteer with Red Cross Palmerston North. This role means that I am involved with helping a refugee family settle into the community. I help them to integrate more smoothly into the community by taking them to appointments and helping them to learn some ‘Kiwi’ ways of life. This has been an incredible experience and really given me insight into how strong and resilient people can be.

Voluntary Work                                                                                       
June 2018 – present

I am currently a helpline counsellor at YouthlinePalmerston North. This involves taking text messages, emails and phone calls from youth and parents who use the helpline service. I took part in an 8-week training course prior to this, which covered topics such as anxiety, domestic violence, LGBTQ issues and more. I have learnt so much in the short time that I have been involved with Youthline.

Achievements

Equestrian Achievements

I have competed in the equestrian sports, showing and dressage, since the age of 7 and since then have accumulated 12 national titles at the New Zealand Horse of the Year competition and represented NZ three times in Melbourne, at the EA Show Horse and Rider Championships. Equestrian now takes a back seat in my life as I am more focused on study.

School Achievements

Palmerston North Girls' High School

2010

- Principals Award

- Year 9 Merit Award

- Year 9 Service Award

2011

- Health & Physical Education Academic Award

- Visual Art Academic Award

- Sports Blue for Equestrian

2012

- Year 11 Commendation Award

- Sports Blue for Equestrian

2013

- Year 12 Service Award

- Sports Blue for Equestrian

2014

- Year 13 Commendation Award

- Year 13 Service Award

- Sports Blue for Equestrian

Julia Wallace Scholarship Recipient 2014

I received this scholarship from the Palmerston North Girls' High School Trust for meeting the criteria of demonstrating passion and success in my chosen field of study and potential to pursue a tertiary qualification.

Massey University Achievements

2016 Bennett’s Bookshop Award for Sociology

2018 Massey University Humanities & Social Sciences Scholarship

Interests

When I am not studying I love to get outdoors and amongst nature. I love going to the beach, riding my bike or walking along the river. Keeping fit is also a huge part of my life and I am also part of a social indoor football team. Other hobbies of mine include baking, reading, painting or drawing, and spending time with friends and family. I still love getting out to my family farm and jumping on a horse when I get the chance too. 

Attributes...

· Passionate

· Empathetic

· Hardworking

· Organised

· Reliable

· Good communicator

 

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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