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Kahurangi S.
  Age 24      Leeds LS6
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Seeking work as a: Nanny, Childminder, Babysitter, Nanny/Housekeeper, Nanny / Tutor, Mother's Helper 
Position Type: Live-Out, Full Time, Part Time 
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  About me:
Kia ora (greetings), my name is Kahurangi (Kahu for short) and am from New Zealand, currently living in the UK with my partner. I came over here to travel, to expand my mind, develop as an individual and gain unforgettable life experiences.
I am fun, energetic and outgoing person with 7+ years combined experience as a baby sitter, nanny, primary and secondary school relief teacher, home based educator and tertiary level tutor and lecturer. I believe children learn best through play and I love engaging and encouraging their understanding of the world.
• Comprehensive knowledge in problem solving and strong oral communication in Māori and English
• Well respected, goal orientated, self-motivated, team player and a hard worker
• Focuses on engaging with children to encourage their connections to their taha tinana (body), wairua '\
• (spiritual), hinengaro (mind), whānau (family)
• Dedicated to helping children better understand the world around them through play and learning

Key Competencies:

• Takes initiative, self-manageable, self-sufficient
• Relates well to others
• Able to make good connections between children and co-workers
• Strong time-management skills
• Ability to work under pressure
• Demonstrate leadership and management qualities

I am very passionate about children's development but during my spare time I love to watch and or play sports. Swimming, netball, touch and basketball are a few sports I like to watch and play. My other hobbies include but are not limited to travelling, kapa haka (Indigenous Maori dance) cooking and shopping.

Eligible to work in the UK:
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Willing to obtain 
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Language(s) spoken:
English, Maori (NZ) 
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  Work Experience & Education Background
Work Experience 7 Yrs, references 4
I have baby sat children since I was 15 and have been looking after children since. I have experience in childcare setting, primary and secondary schools and at tertiary level. 
Childcare experience within the following age groups:
1 - 2 years, 2 - 5 years, 5 - 10 years, over 10 years of age, twins, triplets  
Bachelor's Degree 
Certificate in PSCU1001, Child Psychological Development, The Career Academy, 2018 Bachelor of Arts with Honours (First Class) majoring in Māori Studies, University of Otago, Dunedin, 2016 Bachelor of Arts majoring in Māori Studies with a minor in Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, 2015  
  Position Preferences
Seeking work as a:
Nanny, Childminder, Babysitter, Nanny/Housekeeper, Nanny / Tutor, Mother's Helper 
Living Arrangements:
Live-Out, Full Time, Part Time 
Work Hours:
20 - 30 hours/week 
Position Duration:
   3 - 12 months
   As Long as Needed
   Light Housekeeping
   Running errands
   Transporting children
   Children's Laundry
   Limited/light housekeeping
   Occasional supervision of childrens friends/guests
   Ironing children's clothing as needed
   Children's baths and dressing
   Help with homework
   Adhere to special dietary rules (vegetarian, kosher, lactose intolerant, etc.)
   Packing Children's lunches
   Mending Children's clothing as required
   Planning activities for the children
Start Date:
September 02, 2019 
My Salary Expectation Is
9 - 12 £ per hour 
Will work with up to:
Three children 
Will travel with the family:
Special Needs Children:
Pania Baxter 
To whom this may concern, Kahurangi worked for Back2Naure Childcare as an in-home educator for approximately three months, beginning December 2017. She cared for a high needs child and her two siblings over the summer holidays and for a few weeks during the term. They ranged in age from 5years to 12years old. We found Kahurangi to be extremely reliable, punctual and professional. She was able to cope with some challenging behaviours and find strategies to overcome challenges. She built beautiful relationships with the children and they were very sad to see her go. The children’s Mother was very pleased with the activities and experiences and the authentic care she provided. She began to understand and use our curriculum document “Te Whariki” whilst working with us and is going to work in a childcare centre where this knowledge will be deepened. Kahurangi seemed to enjoy her time working with us and we valued everything she did for the family – she went above and beyond to help. We are sad she is leaving us. Kahurangi is well liked by everyone, is committed, uses initiative and has good values. We wish her the best in everything she chooses to do and will miss having her around. Nga Mihi Mahana (Warm Regards) Pania Baxter Mentoring Teacher for Back2Nature Childcare.  
Amy Griffiths 
This letter is a written reference for Kahurangi Salu who was employed by Valleys Junior Treasures from February 2018 to July 2018. I was straight away impressed with Kahu’s attitude, work ethic, enthusiasm, attention to detail, and great sense of humour. We knew she would be a great fit for our early childhood centre, (after Kahu doing relieving for a short time). We offered Kahurangi a full time position with our company and were pleased when she accepted. The role Kahu performed in full-time un qualified teacher at Valleys Junior Treasures was a diverse and challenging one, that included individual child planning, setting activies, amongst many other tasks. This role is incredibly busy and required dealing with a wide range of clients with varying demands. Kahu handled these intense times with grace and professionalism. We are sorry to lose Kahu and sincerely wish her all the very best for her next endeavour. We would not hesitate to recommend Kahurangi for any future employer. I am happy to reiterate these comments or provide further information if required. Please contact me on 0212517922 Kind Regards Amy Griffiths and Brendon White Managing Director