Bennine M @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

About Bennine M @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

Bennine M is a Au Pair/Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 12 years experience caring for children from any age. Bennine M is represented by Abracadabra Childcare Services child care agency.

Carer Rates (+ Agency Booking fee $33.00)
25.00 per hour (daytime)
400.00 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

Jan 1998 - November 2000
TAFE:  Geelong

Diploma of Business: Development in specialised knowledge which includes communicating with influence, project work, workforce planning management, and risk.

Other courses
  • First Aid Certificate
  • Working With Children Blue Card - willing to obtain

PROFESSIONAL NANNY HISTORY

March 2019 - October 2019
Live-In Nanny:  (Various locations)

Working for a lovely family caring for one child aged 2 years at commencement.  The family owned a food van so I travelled with them from Townsville, throughout QLD and then to Adelaide. I worked from early afternoons and overnight when required.  I was responsible for engaging in fun activities, games & puzzles, story and reading, arts and crafts, feeding, settling, cooking and would often drive with the child to various locations,.

Januay 2019 - March 2019
Live-In Nanny:  (temporary role)
Airlie Beach & Townsville

This was unfortunately another temporary assignment which luckily allowed me to spend some time on holiday with the family in Airlie Beach & then back at their home in Townsville. This was a wonderful single Dad who had sole custody of his children.

I helped out in between the previous Nanny finishing employment and the new Nanny commencing employment.  I was was caring for one 5 yr old boy and 3 yr old twins.  The father had a very busy schedule with work which sometimes required two nannies to cover his shift work. I absolutely loved this family and role and felt I thrived caring for the children on my own whilst Dad was away for work.

I was so incredibly thrilled to be looking after twins againvI found them to be twice the fun & twice the love. Being a twin myself, I could truely relate to each individual childs needs.

Live-In Nanny: (Kuranda)
September 2018 - Jan 2019

I fell in love with this Kuranda family from the moment I walked into the door. In an instant I knew that this is the type of family, children & lifestyle that I've been searching for. Not only did I fall in love with the kids instantaneously, but I also fell in love with their parents.

Caring for a 3 yr old and 3 month old. Parents were establishing a farm on their property and getting it ready to plant before the wet season.  I worked 5-6 hours per day, for 6 days per week caring for the children, organising meals, cooking, cleaning and lots of imaginative play. A very natural and organic way of parenting and living, which I loved.

Unfortunately my time with them came to a close due to the start of the wet (monsoon) season – which (heartbreakingly) was our initial arrangement.

March 2017 - September 2018
Live-In Nanny: Yarra Valley

Caring for 3 children aged 8yrs, 12yrs and 14yrs. Working full-time doing housework, shopping, cooking and looking after the three children.  Position included taking the children to places, playing activites, take them to the library, mini golf, skate park etc.

I initially moved in with a struggling mother of three who had recently separated from her husband. Once Juliet (the Mum) knew of my childcare experience I then inadvertently (over time) also became her Confidante, Nanny & Housekeeper.

October 2016 - March 2017
Live-out position: Dandenong Ranges

Caring for daughter (4 months ) and son (2 1/2 years). In-house caring, preparing snacks, cleaning kitchen and bedrooms.

2014
Mum: Rachel
Cameron, Holly & James
4yrs old to school age

In 2014 whilst living in Perth I received a call from Rachel (the mother of the twins from my first family) who was then running her own Nanny agency called, “Nanny God's”. A single father urgently needed care for his 3 kids all under 10. Despite already juggling a banking & treasury position I simply couldn't say no. Especially when I realised they didn't have a relationship with their Mum & up until that point had nothing more than a revolving door of nannies. I left the position when I required surgery & subsequently then had to relocate back to the East Coast.

Vincent, Hugo & Hazel
Jan 2002 - 2010
Live-In Nanny

Caring for a 4 week old baby and  two school aged children.  I was a Live-In Nanny on their estate working whilst the parents travelled both interstate & abroad.

In my mid-20's I began to focus my attention on my business skills. It was there that I found my new family, when I worked with their father a CEO & myself an EA. We developed a great rapport & as his career became increasingly demanding, so did his young family. It was a natural progression then to go then from his assistant to also a Live-In Nanny on their estate. He then began extensively working both interstate & abroad, where they then had to take on the help of Au-Pairs. It always made my day when the girls returned home & would tell me I was always their favourite :)  Eventually they moved more or less abroad FT, however my relationship with them has only ever strengthened since. Especially now we are all back living within the same state. I share a particularly close-bond with the eldest Ally, whom by chance ended up temporarily moving to Perth with her then boyfriend whilst I was there. It gave her parents great comfort to know she wasn't alone & I would always be there for her.

2009
Mum: Rachel
Twins - Fletch & Mia

8wks to 4.5yrs old

This was my first live-in nanny position. Despite my lack of experience Rachel recognised much of herself in me. She knew with absolute dedication, love, hard-work & exceptional organisational skills from us both that as a formidable team we were capable of doing it all. I remained flexible & could be available to work anywhere from part to full time, night & or day, week to week hours dependent on her ever-changing schedule. Rachel, to this day still remains an incredible mentor to me & it was still whilst under her influence I was also fully supported in taking up further contract (temp-agency) business related work, when time prevailed.

Babysitting Experience

James
8mths to 3.5yrs

James parents' were here from the UK. This was my first childcare position which ignited my passion for childcare. On regular occasions I  would babysit often overnight in their home, on weeknights & or weekends. Sadly, after many tears (from us all) the family decided to return to England when Mum became pregnant with their second born.

Interests

Love outdoors, camping, boating and fishing, motorsports, hiking

  • 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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