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My name is Pauline, I'm 36 years old and live in Long Ashton. I thoroughly enjoy working with children, and have dedicated my education and career helping children be healthy, stay safe, enjoy life, achieve and develop as well-rounded individuals. I have a distinction level qualification in childcare, with 22+ years experience in various roles; over 14 years as a self employed Childminder, Nanny, Babysitter & a Mother.
Whilst I like to develop a close and caring relationship with children, I also believe that professionalism and consistency are the foundation blocks of being a successful nanny. I have considerable experience in supporting young children to develop their creativity, literacy, numeracy, emotional and social skills through constructive play and will be happy to work with parents to implement developmental plans in all of these areas.
I have a son who is 11 years old; he is a bright and well-mannered young boy. He goes to Birdwell School in Long Ashton full time and attends a few clubs after school in the week. We also have a cat and a dog; they’re used to children of all ages and are very gentle and well behaved.
I am providing childminding care in Long Ashton from my home. I can offer care from children aged from birth upwards.
My husband, son and I live in a lovely home in the heart of Long Ashton, just of the cycle path. We have a play room to rival most toy shops, a garden with many activities and a playhouse; that said, we like to spend most of our time on forest walks or on days out at places like the Zoo or nearby farm.
- I drive a modern large and very safe car on a clean license - held for 17+ years without accident or conviction.
- I have DBS check every year (previously known as CRB).
- I have a full Paediatric First Aid Course
- I can provide excellent professional and character references
- I have full insurance with public liability cover
- I am Ofsted registered
I would welcome a chance to meet you and your child/ children and get to know more about them and you and how I could fit with your family.
Currently working as a Self Employed Childminder - been registered since August 2019. Caring for ages 3 months and upward. **See Reviews from Chelsea or more recent**
October 2015 - Sept 2019: Nanny Share of 8x month old full time and 8 year old brother in school holidays. And sole charge Nanny share of another 1 year old on Fridays. (now 3 & 11 years) **See review 24/05/17**
July 2017 - April 2018: Nanny, part time 13x hour shifts as mother was a nurse, for a 8x month old. Change in work circumstances and childcare needs. **See review 04/04/18**
April 2016 - July 2017: Nanny, part time from 12months old. Location change and no longer practical. **See review 07/06/17**
March 2015 - October 2015: Nanny, part time, for a 4 year old and 1 year old. Temp position while contracted in Bristol. **See review 16/01/2016**
March 2015 - August 2015: Nanny part time, for a 4 and 6 year old. No longer require care in as children at school. **See review 13/08/15**
September 2014 - January 2015: Nanny, for a 7 and 9 year old. Temp position before moving to Australia. **See review 07/01/15**
Sept 2013 – January 2015: Northleaze Primary School, Volunteer teacher''s assistant for the reception class. Along side other roles in between school runs (I like to stay busy!)
Oct 2007 – September 2014: Sole charge Nanny, starting with 3 children (ages 1.5, 5 & 7) up until youngest was aged 8. No longer required as at school. **See review 14/07/14**
Previous other part time/ temp Nanny work & working in Nuseries for 2.5 years and working as a baby sitter from 14 years old. Plus being a mother for 10+ years too :)
BTEC National Diploma in Early Years - Distinction-Distinction-Merit - June 2005
Enhanced Paediatric first Aid July 2021
Certificate in First Aid at work
Certificate in Food Hygiene
Certificate in Fire Safety
Certificate in Risk Assessment
Monday - Friday
|Last Updated: 04/05/2022|
- Childminding from £9.00 per hour
I am registered self employed. So you will have no employer costs such as NI, Tax and pensions.
For a fair price, please send me your requirements:
- Working hours required - Start & End times
- Days required
- If fixed and regular/ or flexibility required (if so how much)
- Term time or all year round
- Anything else that may be relevant
My Local Schools
This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.
- Training Certificate: Developing self-esteem in young children 2020 (added 13/03/2022)
- Training Certificate: Communication and the eyes 2020 (added 13/03/2022)
- Training Certificate: Infection prevention and control in an early years setting level 2 2021 (added 13/03/2022)
- Training Certificate: Supporting children with SEND in the early years 2022 (added 13/03/2022)
- Training Certificate: Mental well-being in children and young people level 2 2020 (added 13/03/2022)
- Training Certificate: Effective safeguarding practice 2022 (added 13/03/2022)
- Training Certificate: Child protection advanced 2021 (added 13/03/2022)
- First Aid Certificate: Paediatric first aid training (12 hours) (added 13/03/2022)
- Childminding Agency Certificate (added 10/07/2019)
- UK Passport (added 25/04/2018)
- DBS Check (added 05/06/2017)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 05/06/2017)
Below are the latest reviews for PaulineA. 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.
Pauline has been our son's nanny since he was 3,5 months old ; he's now 13 months and still goes to Pauline's every week day. She has been our Rock, has always been there to help us and we consider her a part of the family; Theo loves her, has developed incredibly fast and well thanks to all of the fun interactive activities Pauline does with him.
She is very positive, patient, and lively; she absolutely adores children and you can tell with everything she does with Theo. She is also very flexible and has helped us out soooooo many times keeping Theo later/earlier than planned! Pauline, Nathan and Zach are a great family and we are very grateful to have them taking care of our son everyday.
The playroom and outdoor activities are amazing( daily forest walks, playhouse outdoors, etc.) - Pauline even takes Theo to Noah's ark regularly! The playroom is always impeccable, very clean. Pauline communicates with us several times a day, sharing fun moments, photos and videos.. I have yet to meet someone who shares such a good experience with their childminder/nursery. Pauline really is amazing, we cannot recommend her enough!
During the lockdown our sons school was only able to offer three days of childcare. Yet working in the BRI full time my wife and I needed additional help on an odd few days.
So a colleague recommended Pauline to us.
Pauline not only ticks every box regarding excellent childcare, but she went above and beyond in expectations regarding cleanliness and precautions for COVID.
She really was brilliant with our son and we couldn’t recommend her enough.
Pauline is amazing! She looked after my daughter Darcy once a week but always made the time full of fun and laughter. Her home is wonderfully equipped for children to have fun. Pauline is trustworthy and very organised. We have now moved out of the area but definitely missing you Pauline😊
Response by PaulineA on 19/11/2019:
Thank you so much Barbara. We miss you and Darcy too x
Pauline looked after my son a day a week for just under a year. He was 10 months old when he started going to her which felt really scary but she made the whole experience so much better. She was always reliable, open and so caring towards him.
They seemed to have loads of fun together and did a whole range of activities, loads of which were outdoors which I loved. On his last day with her he ran down the path and banged on the door he was so excited to be going. She seemed to have a really lovely relationship with all the children she looked after.
Pauline was always happy to answer questions about his day, and was accommodating with us when we needed extra days care.
I had absolute confidence in her ability to provide a lovely, fun and safe setting for my son to go to.
I have been sending my now 18 month daughter to Pauline since she just turned 8 months when I returned to work. Pauline was extremely flexible with the hours I required to cover my shift, this would include an early and late pick up, she had the exactly the same parenting skills to me which I was so pleased about, my daughter settled so quickly with Pauline. Pauline has never let me down she is always working on time and will often offer extra work when she has availability. Pauline has been a big part in Harper life so far and im so sad and sorry to be loosing her due to a change in work commitments. The thing that warms your heart as a parent is how happy she is in the car on the way to Pauline. Her reliability is a credit to Pauline as well as her warmth to my daughter, She will be missed.
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