- Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- 1, September 2021
MY OBJECTIVES AS A MATERNITY NURSE
To support and guide families with a newborn child or twins.
To provide guidance with breast feeding including latching and best positioning to support mother and child where needed.
To support bottle feeding and routines.
To take care of all nursery responsibilities relating to their child including washing and sterilizing of bottle-feeding equipment, toys, baby laundry and maintaining a tidy and hygenic nursery at all times. To look after the baby's needs including night time feeds, bathing, winding and settling.
Helping to establish routines both feeding and sleeping that are condusive both to the child's and the parent's needs and household routines.
To aid parents understanding of the child's developmental stages and to give supportive advice where required.
To support with siblings where needed and to help establish a good relationship between siblings and the new baby.
To babysit as needed both the newborn and siblings and to travel with the family when required.
Passed GCSE O'Levels 1982
Speciss Secretarial College 1983
Montessori Academy Diploma 1996 - 1997
For the past four years I have been a Curriculum Coordinator and Deputy Manager of a leading Montessori school in Abu Dhabi, Redwood Montessori, in which we had children enrolled from 4 months to 4 years old. My responsibilities included supervising our infant room and making sure that all health and safety protocols in the infants classroom were adhered to, including the feeding and sleeping routines of the babies. I also had to make sure that babies were changed and cleaned in the correct manner and that records were kept for parent's information. I was also responsible for the training of the staff and making sure that they understood appropriate childhood development 0 - 1 year olds and to to make sure that the room was appropriately set-up and age appropriate activities were provided to the children.
In addition to the Infant room I was also responsible for overseeing the other classes 1 - 2 year olds, and 2 - 4 year olds again making sure all health and well being protocols were being adhered to as well as the Montessori Curriculum.
I was also responsible for liaising with parents regarding any of their concerns regarding their child's health and safety, the curriculum, and day to day enquiries.
Prior to being the Deputy Manager I taught the 3 - 4 year old class for 3 years at Redwood Montessori and I also operated my own preschool, Country Stables, in our farming district in Harare South Zimbabwe for ten years.