Samantha (Sam) W @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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

About Samantha (Sam) W @ Abracadabra Childcare Services

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Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny
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Abracadabra Childcare Services

Samantha (Sam) W is a Babysitter/In Home Carer/Nanny, with 24 years experience caring for children from any age. Samantha (Sam) W 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).

30.00 per hour (flat rate)
35.00 per hour (flat rate)
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

2010

  • Diploma in Children's Services - Oten/Tafe
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis Training - Lizard Children's Centre
  • Certificate 3 Children's Services - Oten/Tafe

2009 - To complete

  • Certificate 1V Community Services - Oten/Tafe

2003

Autism Training - Benevolent Society SUPS Training

2001

Diploma in Visual Merchandising - Tafe

2000

Certificate 11 Information Technology Computer Application - ES college

1994

  • Team Leadership Skills - Network of Community Activities
  • Integration in the OOSH Centre - Network of Community Activities
  • NSW Management Training Kit - Local Community Service

1993

Organising an OOSH Care Centre - Network of Community Activities

1990 - 1992

Certificate in Child Studies, Understand Children -Tafe

1985

Diploma in Graphic Arts - School of Visual Arts

Profile

I am an experienced dedicated Child Care Management Professional with proven organisational and leadership skills, I have the drive and energy to motivate staff and inspirer loyalty.

I am an excellent communicator who has a natural empathy with people and gets on well with clients and management.

I am an experienced administrator and financial controller accustomed  to dealing with government departments and skilled in preparing monthly analyses and reports in accordance with legal and statutory requirements.

I would like to secure work as an in-home childcarer / Nanny with a lovely family. I believe I have reached the stage in my career where my training and experience will be invaluable to your family, along with my life experiences.

Other courses

2013

Apply First Aid - Allens Training

2012

Emergency Asthma Management - Parasol First Aid Management of Anaphylaxis - Parasol

2007

Senior First Aid Certificate - Stjohns

2004

Asthma Emergency Management - South East Health

Aug 2020 to Current
Part-time Nanny
Private Family, Buradoo

Caring for four children aged 1 (Sturge Webber Syndrome), 5, 7, & 9 years at commencement where I am responsible for collecting the children from school, attend after shcool activities, prepare afternoon tea, caring for the little one when needed, engaging through age appropriate activities, preparing evening meals, supervise bath time.  All associated household duties.

2018 - Current
Part-time Nanny/Housekeeper
Private Family, Buradoo


Housekeeping and caring for four children aged 2, 7, 9 years at commencement where I am responsible for occassional care of the children when needed both during the week and on weekends, preparing snacks and meals, supervising bath time, engaging through games and activities, arts and crafts, stories and reading and all associated household duties.

2010 - 2013
Preschool Room Leader & Sustainability Co-o rdinator
Bambinos Child Care Centre, Bowral

  • Provide a curriculum that is designed to foster children's learning and development. Implementation of the EYLF, and developing strategies to implement the framework within the service.
  • Working in partnership with families, other educators and the local community. Working within a team environment and to be able to work unsupervised .
  • Writing learning stories, which are then put onto power point presentation, so parents can view them each day; using the five learning outcomes.
  • Working with children with additional needs, providing individual programs for them. To be able to work within the National Quality Standards.
  • Developmental records and programming, evaluation of programs.
  • To interact with children on a positive level and to ensure that there individual needs are met.
  • Attend regular staff meetings and training. Administration duties and OHS Requirements.
  • To be sensitive to issues of privacy and confidentiality in regards to parents, children and staff

2001-2007
Centre Director,
Woollahra Public School 00S H Centre               

  • Provide After School Care for 60 children per afternoon.
  • Day to day management of the centre, following the National Standards for Out of School Hours Care.
  • Administration duties, including: attendance sheets, collection and reconciliation of fees, banking and approval of payment accounts, petty cash payment of all bills including cheque signatory, budgets and review.
  • Payroll including wages, super, group certificates, group tax, preparation of all accounts and information to accountant fro monthly income and expenditure. Set up and establish the centres OHS policies.
  • Scheduling of all necessary capital works, maintenance and replacement of consumables for monthly budgeting and report to the Management Committee for funding approval.
  • Working with the Family Assistance Office, Child Care Benefit and Quarterly CCB lodgements and applying for grants.
  • Apply and receive Special Needs Subsidy Scheme.
  • Prepare and register Centre for the National Accreditation Process.
  • Use of computer software MYOB accounting plus, reconciliation reports, profit and loss statements, budgets, KINNCARE child care program.
  • Development of all Centre Policies and Child Care Curriculum.
  • Attend to all legal requirements such as insurance, workers compensation, prepare and present financial reports to Pand C Association.
  • Interviewing and employing staff as required, provide ongoing training opportunities for staff, development of clear staff employment procedures, preparation of job descriptions and contracts of employment, working with a staff of ten including volunteers.
  • Work to address the needs of parents and the local community through support, committee meetings, family involvement, community services and fundraising. Provide a warm and safe environment for all children attending the service.

1993 - 1999
Centre Director,
Glenmore Rd Public School, OOSH Centre

  • Provide Before School Care for 45 children per morning, After School Care for 65 children per afternoon and Vacation Care for 65 children per day.
  • Day to day management of the centre, reporting to the Management Committee.
  • Administration duties including, attendance records, collection and reconciliation of fees, banking and approval of payment of accounts and payroll.
  • Recruitment, training and staff relations. Budgeting and development of all centre policies. Transfer of all manual records onto computer.
  • Development of a program that suits the needs of children 4 - 12 years. Financial responsibility for ordering resources and equipment.
  • Redevelop the outside area of the Centre.
  • Raise funds via the annual Christmas fete and activities during Children's week. Attend to legal requirements such as insurances and government funding.

1991 - 1993
Child Care Leader,
Mosman Community Centre

  • Provide Before School Care, After School Care and Vacation Care. Plan and implement an activity based program.
  • Collect and escort children from school. Supervise children on outings.
  • Administration duties.

1992 - 1993
Teachers Assistant,
Brookvale Kindergarten

  • Provide a nurturing and caring environment for all children.
  • Supervise indoor and outdoor activities and arrange programs. Provide care for children with special needs.

Interests

SKILLS and ATTRIBUTES

  • Passionate about my work
  • Focused, determined and hard working
  • Work well under pressure
  • Show empathy and kindness to others
  • Can  work independently or in a team
  • Loyal and hardworking
  • 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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