House sitter extraordinaire and Nanny to the stars
42, Professional house/pet sitter and energy worker
Hello. I am a 42 year old professional carer (Australian citizen) who has many years of full time professional and exchange house/pet sitting.
***Update: I need to stay close to Kiama during school term and can only travel outside the Illawarra during school holidays***
I have recently taken some time off this site after having back to back professional house/pet sitting bookings in QLD, NSW, VIC and TAS. I have returned to NSW to be closer to family and friends and also reconnect with my lovely repeat clients in the Illawarra. This site is my preferred way to fill gaps in my paid sitting work, with free exchange sits, and I hope to help as many families as possible.
I have been blessed with lots of lovely house/pet-sitting positions and have loved them all. As an overview of my experience I have
-vet visits (planned and unplanned) administered daily medication and first aid (tablets, creams, eye drops, ear antibiotic, naturopathic remedies, changed bandages, splinters, bites etc) to a animals diagnosis with depression/anxiety and other physical health related experiences
-fostered well monitored routines to assist in creating a calm/safe/active/playful/restful environments
-followed very unique and specific dietary requirements
-cared for puppies still in training (incl toilet training)
I have cared for
-rescue/trauma care animals
-animals with special needs such as elderly with little mobility, deaf, albino and those experiencing mental health
-cats, dogs, chickens, rooster, ducks, geese, partridge, pheasants, fish, alpacas, wildlife and any other creature that pays me a visit during my stay.
-herb, vegetable, flower gardens and freshly laid grass lawns.
-Rayburn heating systems, rain water tanks, water pumps, open fire and solar heating.
I now have permanent work Tuesday , Wednesday , Thursday in Kiama (Illawarra area). This still allows me to continue my business of giving extra TLC to animals while their humans are away as well as offering time for the energy work I do by request.
I would love to find some homes, gardens and animals to care for as I put roots down in the area.
I am a non smoker who has a current Police Check and First Aid Certificate. I have been a trusted house/pet-sitter in the past for employers, colleagues, friends, friends of friends, AHS clients and private clients through my own business. To date I've been asked by all of my bookings to return to sit for them again and I'm sure they would be more than happy to speak to you directly about me and their experience.
Growing up I spent a lot of time on my grandparents farm and would love the opportunity to care for more farm animals. My long term goal is to one day open my own rescue animal sanctuary where animals big and small would live freely in a place of kindness.
In previous years I have specialised in Nanny work both as a live in and live out sole carer of children aged 0- 16 years...and pets at times too. With 15 years in the Early Childhood field, high quality care, first aid, awareness of health and safety, appropriate age/development activities, along with transportation...care is my area of expertise.
I have also been a travel Nanny in my role as a 24 hour live-in sole care Nanny for Russell Crowe and Danielle Spencer's two young boys. With this role my attention to detail, awareness of security, care of highly valuable items/spaces, and respect for privacy was highly tuned.
I believe that being a very committed and responsible person with my experience and skill set would make me the perfect carer for your home, possessions, gardens and most importantly the beloved animal family members in your life. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like to know more.