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Sofia - 29yrs

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star5.0 Average Rating
1 Day Response Rate
21 Reviews
38Jobs Completed
2Jobs Cancelled

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Hello there prospective families! It’s lovely to meet you! I’m Sofia, a passionate, hard working, creative, and bubbly person who loves to create a safe space for young people to develop, learn, feel nurtured, and express themselves. I’ve been a nanny/babysitter for 12 + years now, having worked in Australia, England, the US, and locally as an au pair, nanny, tutor, and in child care programs. I have just finished studying my Bachelor of Fine Arts -Acting and now work in the creative arts sector. However I also have a degree in International Politics, working previously acrossnot-for-profits in the youth and social impact sector. I have a wealth of experience working with young children, teens, new borns, and everyone in between, and feel very comfortable and competent in this line of work. My creativity and love for the arts infuses my work, and I am passionate about creating a playful environment for children, whilst also having no issues with enforcing boundaries and discipline where needed. I love to keep active with children and enjoy getting out and about in nature, playgrounds, museums, and other activities to help enrich and vary our time together. For me, taking care of children is all about building a unique relationship with each where they feel supported, safe, and comfortable in being who they are. I am also very happy to clean and run errands around the home, and have a great passion for cooking (being Portuguese in heritage where food is centrepiece to everyday life). If you’d like to give me a buzz to discuss anything further, or meet in person over a coffee, please feel free to reach out on my mobile. I’ve got some space during the week, and am available for weeknights and weekends. Thanks for your time and I look forward to hopefully crossing paths with you and your munchkins in the near future.

Reviews

21 families and businesses in your area recommended Sofia...
"Sofia was amazing! I needed a babysitter last minute to look after Oscar on campus while I completed a uni assessment. Sofia responded to my ad within seconds and was so easy to communicate with to organise care for Oscar. I felt at ease instantly when I met her and knew Oscar was in good hands. Highly recommend :) "
From Joanna - Holland Park West
"Sofia is an absolute star! My daughter made an immediate connection with her and had a wonderful time. Sofia is a very calm and attentive carer who engaged with my daughter beautifully. I would definitely love to have Sofia back again and would recommend her with the strongest confidence! "
From Jess - Toowong
"If I could give Sofia more than five stars, I would. What an amazing find! She is a rare combination of warm, friendly, intelligent and capable. My children loved her, and the very next day asked when she would be minding them again. Thank you, Sofia, I am really glad we found you :) "
From Senta - Highgate Hill
"The girls spent the afternoon with Sofia and absolutely loved her. She clicked with them both immediately and they were full of stories of how much fun they had together. We booked her immediately for another event"
From Nada - Bardon
"Our kids had such a fun time with Sofia, they can’t wait to see her again! They loved the games, singing, dancing and concerts they played together. Will definitely have Sofia look after our kids again. "
From Paige - South Brisbane
"Sofia was lovely with our girls , we had all the confidence they were safe and happy as we went for a date night. Definitely going to have her watch our kids again. "
From Alison - Paddington
"Sofia was amazing with our little bub! She made us and bubs feel at ease! She’s such a warm person and we would love to have her back! Thank you Sofia!!! "
From Jasmeen - Aintree
"Jo Jo is amazing, kind and positive, very capable and relates well to children, has friendly communication and takes initiative "
From Karen - New Farm
"Sofia was lovely and the kids had a great time. Will definitely be reaching out again in the future. Thank you. "
From Belle - Newmarket
"Sofía was so go great, the kids felt comfortable with her instantly and we can’t wait to have her back!"
From Jen - Clifton Hill
"Sofia was engaging, energetic and built a rapid rapport with our active boys. Thank you!"
From Kat - Camp Hill
"We would definitely have Sofia back to take care of our girls again. "
From Rebecca - Newtown
"Sofia was great. Wished she could have stayed with us longer. "
From Maree - Red Hill

First Aid & Accreditation

  • First Aid
  • Asthma Management
  • Anaphylaxis Management
  • Working With Children Check (Paid) - Verified
    Verified On: 3/5/2024
    Expires On: 5/1/2028

Special Needs Experience

I have worked with various children presenting on the autism spectrum, as well as experience in supporting children with Down syndrome, learning difficulties, and health issues (heart illness, severe allergic reactions, etc).

Childcare Experience

I have been working for over 12 + years in the child care space. I’ve fulfilled roles as a nanny and live in au pair in America and England, as well as locally here in Australia. I feel highly competent in this line of work, and love being able to nurture and foster unique relationships with children where they are free to express themselves in a safe space.

Tutoring Experience

I have tutored primary and secondary school students on and off over the last decade. Having already a degree of International Politics under my belt, and currently studying another Bachelors, I have a real love for academics. I am particularly strong in the English, Social Studies, and humanities areas, but have also tutored maths and language (I speak Spanish, some Portuguese, and learnt Japanese for over 8 years).

Primary School

School Years: Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6
Subjects: English, Reading, Maths, Spanish

High School

School Years: Year 7, Year 8, Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12
Subjects: English - Standard, English - Advanced, Drama, Spanish