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Uma O’Hara

About Me

Name:Uma O’Hara
Sex:Female
D.O.B.:30 March 2005
Languages Spoken: English
French
Resorts I can work in: Portes de Soleil
Grand Massif
CRB Check:01 Sep 2023

Experience & Qualifications

Introduction:

I am 18 and have just finished my A Levels, for which I received 3A*’s in Fine Art, which has always been a passion of mine, particularly portraiture, that I am hoping to carry on in my free time. I also did English Literature, as I greatly enjoy reading, watching plays and poetry. At school I was English prefect and editor of the school magazine, for this I helped and tutored girls english, helping write articles for the magazine. Lastly, I did Politics which I found greatly interesting as I love finding out facts and listening to debates/ differing views.

Apart from school work, I have always loved sport and have always been a part of school first teams.I played (for school) netball, hockey, rounders, cricket, tennis and athletics. Outside of school I played netball at both county and club level and I played hockey for county, club and Shrewsbury Woman’s First Team. I have always been an avid skier and love spending time in the alps. As well as this in my spare time I love waterskiing. My involvement in sport has taught me a key sense of both leadership and teamwork.

Other than my experience in childcare, I have 2+ years experience in hospitality, working as a waitress, bar staff and cleaner. This experience as taught me essential skills, such as great communication and organisation skills, making sure all customers were happy and their food arrived promptly. This also meant there was a smooth communication between the waitress team, chefs, managers and customers. Furthermore, I am able to make many drinks (coffees, teas, cocktails and pouring pints). This. Furthered my focus on the importance and constant necessity of always having high levels of hygiene and health and safety.

Another hobby of mine is travelling, I have always hoped to do a ski season to experience different places in the alps, as I love the snow and have always wanted the chance of living in the alps. Additionally, I love music, nature, exercise, good food and spending time with friends.
Qualifications:

I have just completed my A Levels, for which I received 3A*’s in English Literature, Fine Art and Politics.
I have experience working in Child Care, currently working at Hazles Farm Child Care, this has encouraged my understanding of childcare such as the need for high levels of hygiene, health and safety and privacy, as well as dietary requirements, changing nappies, putting down for naps and general activities to entertain the children. During this time I have worked with ages 0-12. I have a DBS (disclosure and barring service check), highlighting that I am a legally trusted employee to work with children. I also have a Prevent Certificate and a Level 2 food hygiene qualification. This highlights that I qualify and understand the safe handling of food- furthering my experience in childcare, as I will be able to prepare meals. I will have a first aid certificate. This job has also given me experience working with children with special needs.
I additionally have experience babysitting, furthering my knowledge of important night time routines, dietary requirements and ways to entertain children.

Experience:

I have experience working in Child Care, currently working at Hazles Farm Child Care, this has encouraged my understanding of childcare such as the need for high levels of hygiene, health and safety and privacy, as well as dietary requirements, changing nappies, putting down for naps and general activities to entertain the children. During this time I have worked with ages 0-12. I additionally have experience babysitting, furthering my knowledge of important night time routines, dietary requirements and ways to entertain children. Whilst babysitting, I have also cared for a range of age groups. Whilst at school, I volunteered to coach younger girls netball during my sports leaders qualification, therefore I am used to teaching, leading and caring for younger children.
I have cared for a large amount of children at a time with classes e.g preschool as big as 20 children at times.
I am very used to looking after children and find it come very naturally as I have many young cousins and family friends I have to look at.

My References

Reference Received from: Sharon McLaughlin

Reference:

"Uma O’Hara has been a family friend for 16 years.
Uma has worked as Nursery Nurse Assistant since August 2023 working with all ages of children.
Uma is charming, articulate, hard working, well organised, reliable, fun and sensitive to the children’s needs.
Uma has excellent relationships with families and colleagues and with all the children in her care, including some children with SEN.
Uma is involved in all aspects of children’s care including meal times, changing, sleep routines, planning activities, keeping children safe.
Uma is an outstanding member of our staff team and I can highly recommend her.
Yours sincerely
Sharon McLaughlin
"