Hi, I am an experienced child carer who holds a social work degree (U.Q), as well as specialised childcare and education qualifications from Southbank TAFE.. After many years working with children and families in the domestic violence refuge system,as a support worker, I left to have my own three children ,who are now independent. Upon my return to the workforce ,I found it somewhat difficult to re- enter social work ,so hence, I decided to harness both my love and experience with children , professionally and personally, and pursued additional studies to up-skill in this area. I have been actively involved in childcare, working as a paid relief worker at the childcare centre where I completed my practical experience. I have since worked with many families, providing before and after school care,homework support, and provision of meals. I have also organised washing, ironing etc of the children's clothing. My role has meant parent/s arrive, if desired, to their children bathed,fed and homework complete. I have held one position for three and a half years, working with a seven year old boy , another with a family four afternoons in pick-up , dinner provision and care of a three year old boy.I have just completed three school terms picking up two seven and ten year old girls ,transporting them to their after school activities,then returning them home where I supported them to complete piano practice, household chores and the ubiquitous homework! Prior to that I offered support and care with another young girl , providing both school pick-up and homework help. I certainly don't lack in experience! My caring ethos involves modelling desired behaviour, sharing information, kindness, compassion and understanding. Prior to studying Social Work, I completed 2 years of a Bachelor of Environmental Science at Griffith University, so I love to explore and discover the why and how of questions with your child. I approach life and hence caring for your child with an attitude of enquiry and fun. I look forward to meeting your family. 👪 😂🌼 I am currently looking for before/after school, daytime or weekend care. I have recently relocated to be closer to my family in Milton N.S.W from Brisbane.
Some autism spectrum and positive behaviour support training.
I have just spent the last three years working, each day, with two children from two different families whose age ranges from pre-school to Year 2. Prior to this I had several of months at a childcare centre working mainly with babies and toddlers, but also spent the past few weeks with the pre-schoolers which I loved. I have grown up children, so I have been through parenting and know how all consuming it can be. I am loving, kind and gentle and believe in modelling behaviour expectations to children. I am a believer in Positive behaviour support, whereby we focus attention on desired behaviour, not the undesirable. This area is of great interest to me, hence I am participating in further training and development while also continuing my tafe Early Childhood care and education program. I am blue card ( working with children) certified.