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Profile of 'Helen' (#71568) – South Penrith  Nanny

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Helen's Description

Hi busy families,
I'm an active wife, mother of 3 married adult sons & Nanna of 4 gorgeous grandchildren aged 6yrs, 2 aged 4yrs & 13mths. I have been married & lived in the Penrith area for 37yrs.

In July 2013 after 10.5yrs service in a part-time office position, I was made redundant. I then semi-retired to help one of my sons family by minding/caring for their eldest child, then 18mths now 6 when needed, as their second child was born with some serious health problems & special needs for which he spent many months then weeks in & out of hospital. I sometimes cared for him in hospital when needed & I do have some knowledge of tube feeding him.

In February 2014 I became a Volunteer at the Westmead Children's Hospital 1 day pw. I visit various wards & help care for sick, injured, special needs, disabled babies & children when their families need a break or are unable to be with them for various reasons. No medical procedure's are permitted in this role.

I am happy, calm & reliable with a can-do attitude. I understand following parents & childrens routine's & discipline are necessary for the day to run smoothly. I am willing to help with light home duties but the children would be my first priority.

I don't have any formal childcare qualifications, just many life experiences. I always loved babies from a very young age & was very motherly from age 11 when my baby sister was born. From age 14 I also enjoyed babysitting for friends & family & couldn't wait to have my own children. After bringing up our own children (with help from my husband) I now enjoy special time including outings & sleepovers with our grandchildren.

My hobbies are gardening, craft, knitting/sewing, gym classes, walking, reading, going to the movies & love the beach. I enjoy taking the grandchildren on outings ie walks or drives to the park/shops/beach, movies, bus & train trips, indoor play centres etc etc.

I have a Working with Children Check, Police Check, First Aid Cerificate & references. I have over 40yrs driving experience, a fully insured small reliable car with 1 professionally fitted child car seat suitable for 6mths-8yrs & a booster seat for 4-8yrs.
I am also comfortable driving other vehicles if required.

Since Feb 2016 I have some gained some fresh experience being a 'Mothers Helper' for a family with (when I started) a 2yr old boy & 12wk old twin girls. It's been a delightful rewarding challenge. My duties include sterilising & making bottles, feeding, changing, bathing, playing, cuddling & settling babies while sticking to or changing the routine when needed. Appropriate play, feed, bath & some days pick-up 4yr old from daycare. When needed little shopping, home duties, preparing light meals etc etc.
As of the end of 2017 my position is no longer required as the family are moving interstate.

Also since Feb 2016 I also cared for a 14mth old boy about 4-6hrs pfnt, which was lovely one on one fun time with playing, feeding, settling for sleeps, drives or walks to the park/shops.
As of Sept'17 my help is not required much as family & friends are helping out more.

In Feb 2017 I started a nanny position caring for a 13mth old girl 2 days pw approx. 12-15hrs. Also includes picking up older siblings aged 8 & 6 from school & minding them in school holidays, which can involve swimming lessons, park visits etc. Duties include walks, play, change, prepare bottles/light meals & feed. Settle for sleeps & light home duties ie run washer & hang out/bring in washing, little ironing, light vac/sweep & keep kitchen clean & tidy.

I have several other casual babysitting jobs that I have acquired through this site or another and also through family/friends contacts.

After 37yrs juggling my own family & part-time office positions, I feel I would be more than capable to help your beautiful busy family.

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I look forward to meeting & caring for some new families in 2018.

Helen's Experience / Skills / Qualifications

Type of Caregiver: Nanny
Years Experience 0 - 1
Police Check Available: Yes
First Aid Certification: Yes
Has a Driver's License: Yes
Education Level: High School
Other Certifications: St. John's First Aid 2014

Type of Work

Ages of children Helen is comfortable providing care for:
0 - 1 years
1 - 2 years
2 - 3 years
3 - 5 years
5 - 10 years
10+ years
Type of work Helen is interested in:
Casual Babysitting
Live In
Additional services Helen may provide:
Care for Elderly
Care for Pets
Care for Disabled Children

Helen's Availability

I am interested in working 2 - 7 hours per day, and 1 - 5 days per week.
Day After School Evening
Day After School Evening
Day After School Evening
Day After School Evening
Day After School Evening
Day N/A Evening
Day N/A Evening

Helen's Rates

Expected Hourly Rate: 20
Additional Fees/Details: Mon-Sat $20phr, after 6pm $25phr, Sun $25phr Petrol allowance if trips required in my car within the position

Helen's Additional Information

Do you have children? Yes
Do you have a Vehicle? Yes
Do you smoke? No
Willing to Travel? How Far? Yes          (How Far: 10kms)
Are references available? Yes
Preferred Situation: Live-Out
Citizenship: Citizen
Registered carer with the Family Assistance Office: No
Country of Birth: Australia
Other Languages:
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married/Common-Law
Age: 60
City/Suburb: South Penrith
State/Province: New South Wales
Religion: Me - Church of England, Husband, children & grandchildren Catholic
Allergies: None
Dietary Needs: small meals
Additional Information:

Helen's Rating Details

Parent Submitted Ratings: None
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