• Emma G
  • Last/current workplace: Au Pair in England
  • 30 years old from Kingston, TAS

Introduction

My name is Emma Gould and I am seekin part time or casual work. I have been working in the Children’s Services industry for the past 7 years and hold a Diploma in Children’s Services. I am seeking a new challenge and to broaden my skills and experience in other fields. To assist me in gaining employment in other areas I completed a Certificate IV in Small Business Management at the end of 2012. Within this course I learnt basic accounting and book keeping skills as well as marketing techniques and how to develop and present business plans and proposals. I believe that these, along with the skills developed through my work and studies in Early Childhood Education, are transferable to admin and retail/sales positions. Most recently I have returned from 10 months overseas where I worked as an Au Pair in England for 9 of those months. I was solely responsible for getting the children up and ready, taking and picking up the older one from school, organising our day and fixing meals. My days were between 10 and 12 hours and I had to manage my time efficiently to achieve all goals and expectations. In my role as an Early Childhood Educator, I was Room Co-ordinator in a 3-5 year old room for a period of 18 months. In this role I was solely responsible for designing, organising and implementing every aspect of each day’s program while also communicating program needs for relief staff to follow when I wasn’t present. This demonstrates organisation skills which mean I’m able to find things quickly and easily and enjoy putting together displays of information. Mid 2012 I applied for a promotion to Assistant Director in my workplace. While ultimately unsuccessful, I was shortlisted for interview and my skills and potential were recognised by management as being highly valuable. I was given extra responsibilities on top of my Room Co-ordinator role and worked with management on other projects within the service. In this role I learnt to process payments, develop policies and procedures and assist with other administration and office tasks such as photo copying. I am customer focused, self motivated and goal oriented. I have sound computer skills with Microsoft Windows and Office and believe I would quickly adapt to new programs and computer systems. I am easy going, organised, reliable and capable of working in a team or independently as required. I am committed to ongoing, lifelong learning and am happy to undergo further training in relevant areas. Though my qualifications in Children’s Services do not directly relate to admin, sales & customer service work, I believe they illustrate strong interpersonal skills and show that I am a hard worker and well prepared to undergo further training, as evidenced by my completion of Cert IV Small Business Management.

Employment History

  • Au Pair in England

    • Aug 2013 - May 2014
    Worked as a live in Nanny in England looking after a 2yr old girl and a 4yr old boy.
  • Lady Gowrie

    • Mar 2013 - Jul 2013
    Outside School Hours
  • • Kingston Beach Educational Care (previously Kingston Childcare Centre)

    • Oct 2008 - Current
    Early Childhood Educator 0-2yrs ) Room Coordinator 3-5yrs (May 2011-Nov 2012) Early Childhood Educator (Casual; Dec 2012, July 2014-Present)
  • Blackman's Bay Children's Services

    • Aug 2007 - Dec 2008
    Casual
  • ABC Children's Services

    • Jun 2007 - Jul 2007
    Casual

Skills

  • Phone System
  • Creative Direction
  • Sales
  • Window Display Design
  • Childrens Fashion
  • Diary Management
  • EFTPOS
  • Child Care
  • Presentation Skills
  • Consulting Families
  • Sketching
  • Interior Design
  • Babysitting
  • Microsoft Office
  • Cash Register Operation
  • Blog Management
  • Data Entry
  • Event Work
  • Knowledge of Books
  • Equipment Sourcing
  • Travel Agent
  • Stocking and Inventory
  • Stock Control
  • Design
  • Cleaning
  • Receptionist
  • File Management
  • Photography
  • Womens Fashion
  • Staff Management and Supervising
  • Fashion Design
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Inventory Tracking
  • Shopping Assistance
  • Marketing
  • Social Media Management
  • Store Display Design
  • Travel Experience
  • Working with Children

Certificates

  • Diploma in Community Services Work
  • Certificate in Community Services
  • Certificate in Small Business Management
  • Working with Children Check

Education History

  • TAFE

    • Feb 2007 - Nov 2008
    Certificate III and Diploma of Children's Services

Personality Type

The Duty Fulfillers

Extroverted
Introverted
Sensing
iNtuitive
Thinker
Feeler
Judger
Perceiver