Hello! My name is Sabrina and I am 20 years old. I have worked in a childcare setting for almost 2 years, which I absolutely loved. I mostly taught preschool but have worked with each age group from 0-1 to 3-5 for a period of at least 3 months. I have worked through the babysitting company Abracadabra Childcare services with excellent reviews (please ask me for references I am more than happy to provide), working with children of ages up to 12. My favourite part about working in childcare was observing each child’s skills and abilities, creating learning programs tailored to each child, watching them grow and gain knowledge. Something I find important when looking after children is making sure that they feel safe and secure, I work very hard in the initial time I spend with children trying to create a relationship with them. Learning their likes, dislikes and behaviours, engaging with them. Depending on the age of the child, I approach this differently. Older children generally respond to participation in games or activities of their interest. Toddlers on the other hand, distraction, engagement and singing of nursery rhymes are usually adequate in calming a toddler who is distressed at the absence of a parent. I believe security for children is important because as children explore their environment they should always feel they can turn to the adults caring for them for support. This strengthens self-confidence and their sense of belonging. I have a valid working with children’s clearance, a valid first aid certificate, a class c drivers’ licence and my own vehicle. I carry a first aid kit with me to every job, to ensure I always have access. I also bring stickers, art supplies and glue for hands on activities (gross motor and fine motor skills). I always encourage outside play, it is important for young children to exercise. My favourite activities to do with children are science based, as they are creative and engages children’s interests whilst also teaching them. If you are interested in babysitting or nannying, please contact me with the email listed above.