||Nanny: February 2010 – present, Beddall Family, Haxby, York. Supporting a young family with their newborn son several days a week. General care and looking after his needs. Additional duties include formula and food preparation, nursery hygiene, basic laundry and attending a weekly music/singing baby group.rnrnChildminder: January 2005-present, McLaren Family, Poppleton, York. Assisting with the care of an autistic boy as and when needed. Duties include collection from school, preparing meals (he is lactose and gluten intolerant), assisting with homework and bath and bedtime routine.rnrnVoluntary Child Care Worker and Coach, Summer 2010, Team Durham Project, Sri Lanka. Worked with a group of University students and young children supporting victims of the 2004 Tsunami disaster. Duties involved organising and coaching sporting activities, helping a pre-school class with child development and English language skills. Other responsibilities included organising and participating in recreational activities - teaching simple painting, drawing, sports and songs. Reason for leaving: A set community project.rnrnVoluntary Teaching Assistant: June 2010 - present, Barlby Hill Top Primary School, York. Role as a classroom and study assistant with a group of 9 and 10 year olds. Assistance with the organisation of classroom activities and outdoor play.rnrnVoluntary Coach and Mentor: July 2009, Durham University. Helping with the administration of a junior sculling camp for a group of 50 girls and boys between the ages of 12-15years.rnReason for leaving: A set camp period. rnCoach and Mentor: October 2006 – March 2007, Melbourne High School, Australia. Role as coach to a group of 15 boys within a school boat club. The boys were aged between 12 and 15years. Duties included assessing and liaising with staff on the boys’ progress and development; ensuring correct kit was worn on the river; maintaining a safe environment in which to do sport; assisting coaches to organise away trips. rnReason for leaving: End of gap programme in Australia.rnNanny: November 2006 – March 2007, Wright Family, Melbourne, Australia. Mother’s help for two children aged 2 and 4 several times each week. Duties included entertaining the children at home with art and craft, music, singing and dancing; visits to the local park; organising and preparing meals.rnReason for leaving: End of gap programme in Australia.
||I am a dedicated and motivated individual able to equip children with an ideal learning environment that provides a balance of care and support to promote development. Hard working, socially and morally aware, I have worked on several social, voluntary projects which include a local homeless shelter, a child development project in Sri Lanka and support work in a nursery and primary school. I am passionate about the need for creating a safe, enjoyable and stimulating environment in which young children can grow. I am an accomplished sportswoman, having rowed both nationally and internationally for my University. I enjoy a wide range of other sports including skiing, walking, riding and netball. I am a very active individual and love being outdoors. I completed my Duke of Edinburgh award at school and have been a member of the Youth Hostel Association for the past four years. I am an avid reader, enjoy traveling and the opportunity to practice my Spanish language skills.