I've been a nanny for over five years now and work in childcare as an assistant director for the past two years. Due to my experiences and knowledge with children I feel confident to bring benefits to their education and to make a positive impact. I like to be flexible and work with families what suits everyone, I also want to understand families' needs. I also have a Visual Art qualifications (I am an oil painter and a face painter when I am not at my centre) and I absolutely love to create with children and explore their imagination. Nature and connecting to the land are also very important for me as being physically active so I do love taking the children to the park, creating a circuit, going to their activities with them. I cook quite often and love to explore different cuisines (I am plant based but I am happy to cook any meal requested by the family).
As stated before, I've been working with children for over five years now, and I've been working in childcare for the past two years. I've completed my Cert III and Diploma in ECCE as a Cert IV in Visual Arts. I've also worked in Before and After school care which I really enjoyed as it allowed me to be in a different environment and work with a different age group. I am comfortable with any age group (I've worked with newborn, toddlers kinders, preps, primary school aged children up to 14 years old). I don't believe I have an age preference as to me it comes down to connection I able to create with the child. Working with children is highly rewarding to me because we are making a positive impact in an individual's life. We support them through their development and they absolutely need adults for their growth. They rely on us, they trust us and they look up to us hence why being a positive role model is important to me. They drive me to be a better person for myself but for them as well and they show me elements of life I've sometimes forgotten.
I work in a French childcare where we teach french to the children. We use multiple resources in order to expand our lessons (books, videos, story telling, songs, flash cards, incursions and excursions). I usually work with a small group of 5-7 children during the morning and during the afternoon we get to have more one-on-one time. We also have an Art program where children develop their fine motor skills, their cognitive skills, social skills by collaborating together and their imagination. I love to ask them what they'd like to work on, what medium we could use. We of ten display image references for them to visualise different ideas.