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4 Kingston Road

4 Kingston Rd, Langwarrin 3910 VIC
0413 599 830
kaitlinschwieger@gmail.com

KAITLIN SCHWIEGER
PROFILE

Passionate Early Childhood Educator in 4th year of Bachelor
of Early Childhood Education (Early Childhood and Primary),
graduated in December, 2015.
Experience working with children both on placements and
through working in out of school hours care for the past 2
years.
Demonstrates passion and natural affinity for engaging with
and caring for children, evident from many years of keeping
flocks of children entertained and out of trouble at sporting
events, social and family functions.
Deepened passion due to extension of knowledge and
understanding of child development through study.
A fun and energetic person who builds strong relationships
with children and assertively engages with them to positively
guide their behavior. Demonstrates success in dealing with
children with behaviour difficulties.
Believes in teaching children life skills as well as curriculum;
teaching them how to learn rather than just what to learn.
Tertiary education combined with natural capabilities provide
strong understanding of developing children’s skills as well
as teaching curriculum.
Confidently able to guide children through all areas of their
development. Consistently makes that extra effort to ensure
each child gets the most from every learning experience.

WORK
EXPERIENCE

OUT OF SCHOOL HOURS
COMMUNITY CENTRE

CARE

EDUCATOR,

MERINDA

PARK

2014- Present
Responsibilities





Inclusion Support Staff
Writing the daily journal and program flow
Recording observations
Room set up
Running activities
Kitchen duties

Achievements

Successfully supporting children with special needs to be involved in
the program and make friends to reach the goals their parents have
set.
Organising and running discos during the vacation care program

PETER’S CATHOLIC COLLEGE Graduated year 12 in 2011 Page 2 . Trusted to take home floats of up to $1k over the weekend. Building a strong rapport with children which enhances my ability to guide their behavior in positive directions. Selling merchandise Working in canteen Cashing up at the end of the night Closing and Opening the Stadium Contacting team managers Dealing with complaints Achievements    Successfully diffusing hostile interactions with customers Encouraging a young child to continue playing basketball Participated in Customer Service Training DISTRIBUTION. MONASH UNIVERSITY PENINSULA Bachelor of Early Childhood Education. Taking responsibility for children with special needs while on excursions. such as missing parcels etc. 2012-2015 ST. DOOR KEEPER. FRANKSTON DISTRICT BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION 2012-2015 Responsibilities        Collecting game payments and door entry.  which continue to be requested by the children. Communicating with customers to sort out their complaints as best as I could. LANDMARK SCHOOL SUPPLIES (NOW CAMPION EDUCATION) 2007-Present Responsibilities        Team Leader Communicating with school office Coordinating the activities of the team of up to 10 staff to: o Unpack trucks of book packages at schools o Arranging packages in year levels and number order Selling parcels by cash and ETFPOS Finding invoices Dealing with complaints Responsible for banking approximately $20k Achievements    EDUCATION Successfully solving issues that arose.

OTHER CERTIFICATE S TEACHING PRACTICUM  Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting. Fun 4 Kids Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten o Ages 3-5 for 20 days o Implemented a dramatic play experience while reading Goldilocks and The Three Bears in which a shy child demonstrated their confidence and passion for performing. Clever Kids Early Learning Centre o Toddlers Room for 2 weeks o Gained a basic understanding of the Early Years Learning Framework and how the educators implement it. Chelsea Kindergarten o 15 days o Building partnerships with parents to improve the children’s learning experiences. CK’s Early Learning Centre and Kindergarten o Toddlers Room for 20 days o Developed strong relationships with the children which aided me to guide their development. Parkdale Primary School o Grade 5/6 Classroom for 20 days o Successfully integrated children’s interest into literacy activities to engage students and increase the standard or work. Selandra Kindergarten o 15 days o Participated in an ongoing planning cycle based on children’s interests. my focus being emergency services.HLTAID004  VIT Registration . .41225103 Over the following placements I have implemented learning experiences and lesson plans that reflect my ability to use both AusVELS and the Early Years Learning Framework. Maramba Primary School o Grade 1 for 20 days o Coordinated the class canvas project which was sold on the night of the art show. These are my placements and my most significant achievement at each:         Page 3 Tooradin Primary School o Prep Classroom for 2 weeks o Participated in my first excursion as an educator. assisting my mentor teacher with supervising the children.

I am a very family orientated and I often babysit my younger cousins. Athena Jones Position: Out of School Hours Care Coordinator.  Music.I have my PWC boat license and love to get out on the water with friends and family.I have played since I was 8 years old and have been team manager of two teams.I did singing lessons as a child and music is still a passion of mine.  Wake Boarding/ Jet Skiing.  Family. Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre Contact Number: 0409 018 191 Simon Anderson Position: Principle at Pearcedale Primary School Contact Number: 0438 456 903 Page 4 .INTERESTS AND HOBBIES REFERENCE S  Basketball.