5 stars (2)

Doula in Hertfordshire

Babysitter in Hertfordshire

Female Non-smoker Member since May 2010 Last Updated Dec 2019 Last Login Jan 2020 Email

My Summary

DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Hotel Babysitter
Birth Doula
Postnatal Doula

About Me

I am a qualified doula with 15 years childcare experience, I have attended both vaginal and abdominal births and have worked postnatally with many families including those with multiples. I have a keen interest in paediatric health and have several specialist qualifications including a paediatric first aid certificate, infant massage and yoga instructor’s certificates.

I have graduated from the University of Greenwich with a degree in Complementary Medicine and focus of my studies was paediatric healthcare and I wrote my dissertation on infant massage in premature babies.

I enjoy working with new families and helping them get to know each other.

I hold a full clean UK driving licence, own a car and have never had cause to make any claim on my insurance policy.

My Experience

I have undertaken voluntary work experience as a breastfeeding supporter, baby wearing supporter and doula. I have 15 years childcare experience.

I have lots of experience caring for children in their own homes, across a wide range of ages from newborn to 15 years. References from parents of the children I have cared for are available.

I am experienced in feeding and care of newborns, postnatal support for new families, I use attachment and gentle parenting styles. I will not use controlled crying techniques.

I have worked with babies with reflux and colic. I have also worked with families who have twins, and older children, on several occasions. I have experience working with children who have additional needs including cerebral palsy, autism and sensory processing disorder.
I have previously worked overseas, for a family with three children all under 6 years of age and am happy to consider overseas work again.

My Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Complementary Therapies.
3 A Levels
1 AS Level
10 GCSEs
Level 2 Food Safety Certificate
Paediatric First Aid certificate
CRB Checked
OFSTED registered.

My Availability

Limited- contact me in advance to check.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no yes yes yes
Afternoon no yes no yes yes yes yes
After School yes no no no yes yes yes
Evening no yes no yes yes yes yes
Overnight no yes no yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 16/12/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £16.00 per hour
  • Doulas from £25.00 per hour

My fees vary depending on the position. Please feel free to contact me and discuss your requirements. I am keen to work with families who need support and if cost is a cause for concern then we can come to some agreement; contact me to discuss your requirements and get a tailored price.

Post-natal support with routine, feeding (breast or bottle) and sleeping available on request - please contact me to discuss this further.

I work on a self employed basis and am responsible for my own tax and national insurance contributions therefore the rate you see is the rate you pay.

My Documents


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I have been very pleased with the reliability and care provided, and will recomend highly to anyone looking for a baby sitter.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about SarahLou on 01/09/2010

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