Looking for: Part-time, Casual Babysitting
Hello, My name is Tess and I'm 35 years of age. I live in glebe with my husband, an artist who comes from Denmark. I love spending time with my family and my lovely Labrador dog, Olive. I’m looking to work part time with a kind and loving family maximum 20 hours per week. I’m currently an (online) student, part time in a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Art History whilst I continue working as a carer. I have worked as a carer since 2009 in both full-time and part-time roles around study. I’m a qualified ESL teacher and occasionally I work as a florist assistant to floral artists and stylists in a studio setting for events in the arts, as I’m passionate about nature and art. Previously, I lived in Camperdown, inner Sydney with my Labrador dog named Olive for 10 years and she is based here with my family. Since 2017 I have lived in Düsseldorf, West Germany, as we have a home there and I have been working as a teacher, a carer and done some assistant florist work. I worked for a lovely German family with a little girl of 3 for the year 2018 and I have been working with a florist and babysitting for my boss during 2019 in Cologne, West Germany (a train ride away). We also lived in Brüssel, Belgien, for 6 months whilst my husband completed an artist residency there. Whilst living there, I occasionally babysat for a Belgian family with 3 children, which was an enriching experience for me :-) Through this past 10 years I have also studied, taken a year to travel/live abroad. Through travel in 2015, I was fortunate enough to have an experience of assisting as a volunteer working with children and at a refugee camp near Skopje, Macedonia which was a very raw and insightful experience for me. Besides Sydney, Australia I have lived in Düsseldorf, Germany, Istanbul, Turkey, Brussels, Belgium (and we spend lots of time visiting my husbands family (in Denmark). I have had the privilege to gain a wide variety of experiences working with children from ages six months-twelve years, both bilingual and non-English speaking and have had the chance to know some really gorgeous families in Australia and in Europe too. I have worked for four different families in inner west Sydney, who I have a very special relationship with and some I still babysit for to this day, the others are all grown up now. I’m also a member of Pawshake, a pet/house sitting company as being a pet owner and vegetarian for 15 years, I love caring for pets too. I feel confident in my ability, caring for babies and children whilst managing a good routine, fun activities, healthy eating, sports, homework, cooking and light house keeping. I also LOVE animals! (So if you have pets, it’s a bonus for me). Some of the activities I enjoy doing with the children I care for are reading books, coloring in, puzzles, board/card games such as “memory”, painting, craft, listening to music, dancing, putting on plays, finger puppets, dress ups, walks to the park, outings to the libary, museums, galleries, cafes, flying kites, playing sports such as tennis, european football and swimming in the sea pools of Sydney. I have excellent references from my current/previous families, my Drivers license, NSW Police background check, Working with children check and my First Aid certificate. I really love working as a carer and I really want to continiue to build a special bond with the families I work with and I look forward to meeting you :-) Tess.