It’s an absolute delight to introduce Braidicea aka Kiwi Mary Poppins! Braidicea works with us part-time, caring for two main families in the northern suburbs. She brings magic to all interactions—down to her sunshine-filled emails and texts, Braidicea inspires us every day!
I’m a 25 year Psychology graduate with a Cert IV in Pilates and soon to be Yoga Teacher. I am looking to join a new nanny family or two. I have a passion for childhood development and feel strongly about the importance of providing a consistently safe, caring and supportive environment for children during their formative years. My other passion is with the mind body connection and how embodied therapy can be used for psychological health and wellbeing. When I am not working I love to cook for friends and family, go camping and explore in nature, dog-watch at the park, exercise, read and write. I am an extremely warm, caring and attentive person. I have loved my previous nanny jobs and gain so much fulfilment in supporting children to grow and shine.
Engaging with a nanny is quite an abstract idea until you actually meet your match. Most of our new families have had very little contact with the nanny world and the idea of having a nanny (or even saying the word nanny) is completely foreign. So they often ask—what’s it like?
After completing a BA of Early Childhood Education in 2015, Sarah decided to take a step away from formal education systems and continue her work as a private nanny. She was drawn to the opportunity to form intimate in-home partnerships and the ability to work with children from infancy through to toddlerhood. She wanted to combine her skills as a caregiver and educator: Sarah De Lean Personalised Educare was born.
Nannies working in Melbourne must hold a valid Working with Children Check. The WWC Check screens a person’s national criminal history and in some cases their professional conduct. The Department of Justice & Regulation continues to monitor these records for the life of each card - that’s five years.
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My favourite interview question is:
Here’s a collection of the best responses so far. I think we can learn quite a bit from these ladies…