Hi, My name is Nicola McCaherty (Nikki) and I am 34 years old. I am married and have been with my husband for 17 years now.
We currently have no children, but I feel this just gives me more time to spend with your little one(s). I have grown up within a big family of many siblings, so i have always felt very comfortable and at ease with children.
I am a fully qualified Playgroup, Classroom assistant & Youth Worker having recently graduated with a first class honours from university, with a BA (Hons) Degree, in Childhood Studies.
I am also a registered foster parent within South Eastern Trust.
I am an enthusiastic, dedicated and creative person with a passion for working with children of all ages, stages, needs and abilities.
I am also fully registered & insured with NICMA and registered with the South Eastern Trust.
I currently work in a local, busy and privately owned Playgroup and have been there for 11 1/2 years.
Whilst working here I feel I have gained a wealth of experience in dealing with children and their families from various backgrounds, cultures and needs.
As my Husband is a diabetic and has been for 32 years, I have plenty of experience with this condition and can relate and understand the needs of any child that has this also.
I have previously volunteered as a youth leader and Sunday teacher in a church where I have supervised and taught children aged 3 - 16years.
Throughout the years I have also been involved with Camp Ireland, and have mentored youth aged 13 - 16 years and taken them to The West of Ireland activity Centre in Sligo with other groups and youth leaders throughout Ireland.
Previous to this, I have had approximately 9+ years managerial experience in Customer Service Roles in the retail and banking industries.
* BA (Hons) Degree, Childhood Studies -
First Class Honours
* HND - Level 5 Childcare - Management
* Diploma Level 3 Childcare, Learning &
* NVQ Level 2 Childcare, Learning &
* Paediatric & Adult First Aid
* Health & Safety
* Child Protection
* Safeguarding Children
* 9 GCSE's Grades B - D
* Autism Awareness Training With
* Start To Play with Youth Sports Trust
* The Affects of Alcohol
* Nutrition Matters
* Challenging Behaviour
* Effective Recording
* Speech Therapy Awareness
* Childminder Pre-Registration Course
* Child Neglect
* ASD : Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness
* Autism - Through Autism NI
* ADHD Awareness
I currently have vacancies:
2 spaces: Monday - all day
2 spaces: Tuesday - all day
2 spaces: Wednesday - all day
1 space: Thursday - afternoon
* I currently pick up from from Harmony Hill Nursery & Primary, Pond Park Nursery & Primary & Killowen Nursery & Primary.
- I can also pickup from other local schools on these days. (Specifically Pebble Playgroup, Holy Trinity etc).
|Last Updated: 14/08/2021|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
Will be discussed during first meeting.
** Discount given for siblings.
I also accept Employee Childcare vouchers and Student Finance payments.
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