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Hi busy families,
I'm an active wife, mother of 3 adult sons. Nanna of 4 gorgeous grandchildren aged 5yrs, 2 aged 3yrs & 6wks. I have been married & lived in the Penrith area for 36yrs.
In July 2013 after 10.5yrs service, I was made redundant from a part-time office position. I then semi-retired to help one of my sons family by minding/caring for their eldest child, then 18mths now 5, as needed when 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 family need a break or family aren't able 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 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 with 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 a now 3yr old & now 14mt old twins. 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 2.5yr old from daycare. When needed little shopping, home duties, preparing light meals etc etc.
I have also been babysitting a now 20mth old about 4-6hrs pw which is lovely one on one fun time with playing, feeding, sleeps, drives or walks to the park/shops.
After 36yrs 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.
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
|Type of work Helen is interested in:|
|Additional services Helen may provide:|
Care for Pets
Care for Disabled Children
|I am interested in working 2 - 6 hours per day, and 1 - 5 days per week.
|Expected Hourly Rate:||20|
|Additional Fees/Details:||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|
|Registered carer with the Family Assistance Office:||No|
|Country of Birth:||Australia|
|State/Province:||New South Wales|
|Religion:||Me - Church of England, Husband, children & grandchildren Catholic|
|Dietary Needs:||small meals|
Helen's Rating Details
|Parent Submitted Ratings:||None|