I have been a Nanny to 6 families. I have worked with children ranging from birth to 13 years.
I am a fun, friendly person who enjoys going for walks, spending time with friends and family and baking !
As a nanny I enjoy encouraging children to grow into their own character and use play and age appropriate activities to do this.
I enjoy getting the children being creative, active and interesting places, baking and lots more! I think it is important for children to access the local community.
I enjoy the flexibility that being a nanny can offer and although I take my job very seriously, I enjoy becoming part of the family.
I am a member of the PVG Scheme and hold a HNC in Healthcare. I have studied learning disability nursing at Edinburgh Napier. I am currently studying Childrens Studies with the Open University. I do hold a full clean uk driving licence, however I do not have a vehicle at present.
I can provide details of two previous families as references.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
2015 - present. Open Unviersity
2008 - 2011 Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland
2006 - 2008 Earlston High School Earlston, Berwickshire
Higher Business Management
Int 2 English
Int 2 Physics
Int 2 Media Studies
Int 2 German
Standard Grade Modern Studies
Standard Grade Maths
10/21 - present Cate Cumming
Supporting mum with a newborn child.
2020-2021 Foster Carer
04/16 - 05/18 Sarah Anderson
Providing sole care to the families 2 children, light housework duties included.
04/16 - 04/17 Jo Ross Cleaning
Providing high quality cleaning services in Edinburgh City Centre. Working as part of a team and sole working.
04/04/2016 – ongoing Donna Allen, Galashiels
Providing companionship for Mrs Allen’s 19yr old daughter who has severe autism. Providing appropriate activities and enabling Mrs Allen’s daughter to become independent.
06/2015 - 02/2016 Fiona Common, Galashiels
Providing sole care for two children (5 and 3 months). Providing age appropriate activities and school transport. Position ceased due to parent stopping working.
12 weeks Mrs Gow
Providing care to both mum and newborn whilst mum was adjusting to life with a newborn.
15/03/2014 - 05/2015 Jo Ballantyne, Kelso
Providing sole care for four children (10/8/6/3). Taking children to and from after school activities. Preparing meals and heavy housework.
03/01/2014 - 14/03/2014 HGS, Selkirk
Inbound response handling for clients. Administration duties.
6 weeks Mrs Johnson
Providing care to newborn whilst mum recovers
2014 Summer Mrs and Mrs Powers, Surrey
Providing summer holiday care for two children aged 5 months and 3 years. Working alongside parents and independently. Providing activities for children. Seeing to general household duties including ironing and meal preparation. Carrying out bedtime routines.
2011-2013 Susan McGhee
Providing sole care to a 9month old child. Providing activities for child. Taking child to different classes and appointments. Seeing to general household duties including ironing and meal preparation. Carrying out bedtime routines.
2012 – 2015 H1 Healthcare
Providing care to service users at numerous placements and assisting with all aspects of everyday living.
Supporting clients with home and financial management.
2011 - 2011 White Swan Hotel Duns, Scottish Borders
Cash Handling, Customer Services, Checking in/out, General Bar duties
2011 - 2011 Dawn Jackson Jedburgh, Scottish Borders
Care of young boy with autism (5 years old) and care of young girl (1 year old). Organise play activities, ensure children’s safety at all times, prepare meals and light household tasks. Position ceased due to child attending full time specialist nursery.
2008-2011 Steven Livingston Ltd Edinburgh
General bar duties, cellar work, stock taking and ordering, cash handling, banking, cleaning, motivating other team members.
2008 – 2010 Choices Care Ltd Hawick, Scottish Borders
Support adults with learning disabilities to access the local community and manage their finances.
2008 – 2011 Placements during study for HNC Healthcare
Carry out tasks relevant to qualification: drug calculations, complete patient notes, administer drugs, personal care; assess, create and implement care plans.
2008 – 2008 Greggs Kelso, Scottish Borders
Cash handling, cleaning, preparing freshly made sandwiches and operating ovens, engaging with the public.
2007 - 2008 Sportsdirect Galashiels, Scottish Borders
Cash handling, stock taking, merchandising, assist in organising the store room, cleaning.
I previously worked for HGS, a global outsourcing company, as a Customer Advisor. My main duties include dealing with inbound calls for a client, answering customer queries and dealing with complaints. This requires a sound knowledge of the information necessary to answer customer concerns and a good telephone manner. This role has improved my literacy with IT. I also work for a nursing agency as a healthcare assistant. The majority of my experience has come from studying Learning Disability Nursing at Edinburgh Napier University where I studied until the start of the third trimester in second year. I left University due to personal reasons.
From passing first year I gained a HNC in healthcare. Whilst at university I was on various placements ranging from 3-6 months at a time. I learned to settle in quickly and was able to establish professional relationships with both staff and patients.
I spent 6 months at the Robert Fergusson Unit, Scottish Neurobehavioral Rehabilitation Unit. Whilst there I worked with patients who suffered from Acquired Brain Injuries. These patients displayed very challenging behaviour. As such my communication and interpersonal skills were tested and improved whilst there. The RFU was a very demanding work place, and I was required to work to the NMC code of conduct and local policies and procedures for NHS Lothian. At times it could be a very emotional environment, but I managed to deal with this effectively and professionally.
Whilst on placement I worked under the supervision of a Staff Nurse and sought help when needed. Team work played a big part in working effectively and efficiently and I feel I can work well as part of a team. However, I also had to work using my own initiative and carried out tasks independently when required. I furthered my ability to provide a high standard of personal care, as well as my ability to empathise with patients and their relatives. A high standard of computer literacy was essential for compiling patient notes and care plans, as well as referrals to other members of the multidisciplinary team.
I have worked with a few families providing care to their children. I integrate well into the family home and provide nurturing care. I source different activities and groups for children in the local community. I have previously paid for these activities out of my own pocket. I enjoy watching children grow and become their own person. I encourage children to be outside as much as possible. I like to engage children in educational play. I encourage children to express their individuality through play and crafts.
Personally, I feel I work best from reflective practice, preferring to use Gibbs model of reflection. This was a large part of university practice, but I continue to use it in everyday life. I have completed various training courses in order to be able to work safely and efficiently in my working environment. Some of these include control and restraint, manual handling, infection control and other in house training provided by university and my different placements. All of my certificated training was done through NHS Lothian, but this is now out of date. However, I am a member of the PVG Scheme.
Hobbies and Interests
In my spare time I enjoy Rugby, both participating and refereeing, although this has taken a back seat for the time being due to an injury. I now regularly go swimming and walking instead.
I am also deeply passionate about animals. I foster a dog from Westie Rescue Scheme and I love horses. In the summer months I follow most Border Common Ridings, assisting friends with riding preparations such as tacking up and grooming. I enjoy being around horses and feel there is no greater bond than that between a horse and rider.
I am also a member of the Selkirk Amateur Operatic Society in October 2013. Recently, I have been cast as Anna Leonowens in the production of The King And I. Playing the lead role has allowed me to come out of my shell more and become more confident. I have a passion for the expressive arts and enjoy entertaining people. My love of pleasing people and the teamwork and co-ordination required whilst performing in the opera are skills I believe will benefit me in the workplace.
I feel I have the attitude and the adaptability to become a valued member of any team.
Available upon request.
I have nannied for 5 families with children of various ages
I have three nieces and a nephew whom I have had a large part in their care.
I have a HNC in Healthcare as detailed in my CV above. I had partook in first aid courses, food hygiene courses and manual handling courses.
|Last Updated: 22/12/2021|
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Nicole has been helping out with my newborn baby from the age of 7 weeks. She has been fantastic - hands-on, takes initiative and has loads of good tips and tricks. She has been a great help to me as a first-time mother and someone who doesn't have family around. I feel comfortable knowing my daughter is in safe hands with her. I work from home and Nicole has been helping out with everything from feeding, changing and bathing her, to assisting with household chores and errands, and ensuring my daughter's room is clean and her clothes are washed and organised. Additionally, she has a very kind and calm demeanour. I would highly recommend her.
Nicole was great with my 2 children. We needed some cover during the day because our childminder was on holiday and I still had work. Nicole spent 2 days with my 2 kids (3 & 5) and she was very good with them. She helped with pickups and drops of to my son's school and daughter's nursery and got my daughter lunch sorted. I was able to relax and get on with my work knowing that Nicole had it all in hand.
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