Recently awarded Certificate of Excellence by Childcare.co.uk.
An experienced childcare professional with 15 years experience of working with children,toddlers and babies.
Ofsted Registered and skilled at enabling parents to prepare for and plan a ‘successful’ birth and effective first few weeks of baby’s life.
The key elements of my practice are baby led and family focussed I aim to gently, guide parents through the first weeks of babies life ensuring that sleep is prioritised and sleep management tools are employed to make the first few weeks as pleasant for everyone as possible.
I recently completed an NG Tube Feeding course am a qualified Maternity Nurse and Sleep Coach.I have a current enhanced DBS Certificate and last updated my paediatric first aid in December 2022.
This assures you that I am a knowledgeable individual who will provide safe stimulating care for your baby.
I have recently added events/wedding childcare to my portfolio and welcome enquiries for this exciting new venture.
I aim to be flexible depending on the individual needs of the particular client.
Whilst with you I will teach you how to care for your new baby and give advice on a wide range of topics like hungry baby,postpartum trauma, pnd,placenta encapsulation, reflux,colic, breastfeeding and establishing routines.
I will ensure that mum and dad are well rested and do everything in my power to create a stress-free atmosphere.
As an experienced childcare professional with Private newborn experience and some time spent in the Delivery suite and the Neo-Natal Unit.
I have worked with parents at various stages of their infertility journey and bring this sensitivity into all aspects of my practice.
I am well placed to work well with parents from a wide-range of backgrounds providing care for your baby and specifically;
Establishing feeding and sleep routines and am keen to advise parents on baby’s sleep environment and feeding options.
A bespoke package for each family is available for an additional fee.
I aim to meet parents well in advance of babies arrival to create a care package that will specifically meet your needs.
I Have availability from October and 2023 onwards and am meeting parents and taking bookings now
Please do not hesitate to call me for a quick chat about your newborn concerns
I am native English speaker
My rate is £18-£20 per hour and I am available for both live-in and live-out assignments.
I am calm and kind and bring peace to any home.
I have worked in a wide range of commercial roles over the years and began my Childcare practise when I worked nights in the delivery suite of the Homerton Hospital.I then spent two years in the Neo-Natal Unit before going into private practice in 2013.
I have worked with over 40 families over the years.
I enjoy the holistic nature of working with families in their homes and am respectful of family culture and the need for privacy and confidentiality.
Maternity Nurse level 3
Home Based Childcare level 3
Diploma in BabyCare
I am available
|Last Updated: 21/11/2023|
- Babysitting from £15.00 per hour
- Maternity Nursing from £20.00 per hour (gross)
£18-£20 per hour
- Training Certificate: Post natal certificate (added 02/03/2023)
- First Aid Certificate (added 11/12/2022)
- DBS Check (added 21/06/2020)
- Exam Certificate (added 10/05/2020)
- UK Passport (added 10/05/2020)
Below are the latest reviews for Dorothy . Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.
We had Dorothy for the welcome home package, two nights a week and one day and it was very positive. I was recovering from a c section and having her at home for two nights when we got home from the hospital was invaluable.
It is quite an intimate time as new parents to have essentially a stranger in the house but it really didn’t feel that way with Dorothy, she is very respectful of your space and home. I believe she could get on with just about anyone. She is very supportive of how you want to do things and can steer you in the right direction. Top notch at handling me crying - completely understanding and sympathetic. She takes instructions well and is very clean and tidy.
Review from baby - well the little one was certainly very happy! My daughter was always very content whilst being looked after by Dorothy and even the following day. Dorothy will log all of the babies events and let you have a run down of how she was and give you suggestions. She will really miss her.
My baby is almost 8 weeks old, she sleeps all night just wakes for one feed and then straight back to sleep. So if you’re in a position to use Dorothy you should!
Dorothy cared for our 10-week-old Kai/Baby boy in the lead up to and on the actual day of our wedding; The day before the wedding whilst my husband and I prepped at the wedding venue, overnight so we could have a decent nights rest and wake up to straight into the day. We chose Dorothy because right from our initial Zoom meeting, she put us at ease and had an instant ‘auntie presence'. Sadly both my parents have passed away and her warmth was especially appreciated because of my family circumstances. My husband and I was so so grateful for the way that she took care of our baby on the day, which enabled us to enjoy without worries or guilt.
Family and friends really enjoyed catching glimpses of our son on the day and Dorothy ensured that they were able to express their love and adoration of our little one. She was a massive part of our Wedding Weekend.
Following his time with her he was happy and sociable, we couldn’t recommend her more highly!
Response by Dorothy on 17/10/2023:
Thank you Michelle,it was such a honour to be given this sacred Trust.
Loved working with you it was very Special Xx
Dorothy was with us for 4 weeks, one day a week and her help was invaluable. As a first time (and highly anxious) mum she really helped me to feel more confident and to learn to understand my own baby. She is extremely professional, very caring and loving towards baby, always on time and very hard working. She is very knowledgeable about all things newborns and she’s such a huge support to mums both practically and emotionally. She would be a great addition to any household with a little one(s) to look after.
Dorothy was punctual, professional, and engaging with our son.
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