Hey families! I'm an Australian artist and nanny, currently completing my Masters of Art Therapy at La Trobe, which includes 700 hours of clinical placement working with a range of health and psychological conditions. I love being active, finding fun activities and outings for us to go on, and hanging out at home cooking and doing arts & crafts and other creative games. I have over 10 years of experience with all age groups. I've finished placement for the year and will have more time for last minute jobs and babysitting over the school holidays. Next year I'll be looking for an ongoing position for 1-2 days per week, and ad hoc babysitting.
6 families in your area recommended Bridget...
"Bridget was lovely! She was great with the kids, they loved having her and are looking forward to her looking after them again. Bridget texted after they were in bed to let me know how things were going. She did some awesome drawings with / for them, and they took to her right away. Definitely will get her back again. Thanks Bridget :)"
From Holly - Richmond
"Bridget was great with our 8 and 11 year old - played games and did some drawing together (she's a fabulous artist). She was punctual and texted us mid-evening to let us know everything was ok. The kids really liked her and I'd be happy to book her again and recommend to others."
From Anna - Collingwood
"Bridget is a great communicator and an amazing cook. She is flexible and happy to help in any way. She is firm in a kind way - our three children can be tricky after school and she manages them better than I do! Shows initiative and is very reliable"
From Joanna - North Fitzroy
"Bridget was wonderful with our children 3 and 7. Lots of arts and crafts in her kit bag to keep creative minds at play. Our kids had a wonderful night. Punctual, Courteous and Confident with cheeky kids."
From Belinda - Hawthorn
"Bridget is wonderful. She stepped in without a proper induction and did amazingly. We will definitely be using her again. "
From Rosalie - Hawthorn
"This was Bridget's first visit and the girls loved having her over to play :)"
From Natalie - Hawthorn
First Aid & Accreditation
Special Needs Experience
I have worked with children on the spectrum, though not at the severe end. I also have psychology and counseling training and clinical experience with a range of psychological conditions.
I am the eldest of 4 and have a large extended family, so have been babysitting from a young age, and have nannied since I finished highschool throughout both of my Bachelor degrees. I recently nannied and au-paired for two families in London for just over 12 months, and am looking for some casual or ongoing roles now that I'm back in Melbourne, although I have already committed to two roles, so only have availability for one more role of one day per week, or casual shifts. I'm comfortable and experienced with all age groups and have sole care experience with multiple children including new borns and twins.
I've taught private art lessons for many years, both individually and through a private art school. I was a peer tutor throughout my school years, I can also assist with primary homework.
School Years: Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Subjects: English, Reading, Maths, Percussion, Singing, Art
School Years: Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10
Subjects: English, Mathematics, Humanities, Creative Arts