Hi. I am a mature lady with a variety of childcare experiences. I am a kind, caring, trustworthy and loving person. I am reliable, patient, creative and have a genuine love for children. I have worked with all ages from newborn babies to 16 year olds in a variety of settings whether it be as a Nanny, Babysitter, Nursery Nurse or with Girlguiding UK.
I am happy to take children out to groups, the park, swimming, their own hobbies such as football or dancing or to other places. I am also happy to travel further for days out. I have got Business Insurance on my car Insurance and have got Breakdown cover. I have also got Paediatric First Aid and Public Liability Insurance.
I love to do arts and crafts and cooking with children. They can learn a great deal from these experiences.
I am happy to look after children overnight or longer as I used to take a group of Brownies ( up to 24 children) away on holiday every year,
I love to do all sorts of arts and crafts and I'm currently in the process of starting to do Children's Craft Parties for birthdays and providing crafts to entertain children at family events or similar.
I am also very keen to do the Early Years Foundation Degree (Childcare and Education).
I have worked as a Nanny, a Nursery Nurse in a nursery and a Babysitter. I have also been a Brownie and Guide leader for 28 years.
I have my NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education.
I am available at any time, day and overnight. I can also be available at short notice.
All fees are negotiable
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My daughter enjoyed spending time with Penny and her Mum. They have a great set up with all the gear pram, cot, toys, high chair etc so makes traveling from afar easier! Penny was super flexible and a realisable safe set of hands.
Penny has worked with us since May 15 caring for my little girl from around 8 months, throughout my return to shift work, pregnancy and birth of my little boy. She was invaluable in the early days with him helping me to sleep during those first few weeks whenever possible, whilst still making my eldest feel important. She has been vital in my return to work, flexible with shifts including nights and periods of multiple days in a row when I have been abroad with work. Her patience with my two spirited children extends to a post shift grumpy mum too and she is always there with a kind word at the end of the day. The children adore her and she gives them all the love you would want them to have when you can't be there to give it yourself. She will follow your lead with discipline and boundaries which is appreciated. Highly recommended especially with young children.
What can I say about Penny? She is a fantastic nanny who has been a Godsend to me. Working as a Police officer, Penny has been brilliant at accommodating my awkward and unsociable duties, she is very flexible and has saved me at short notice, staying on well beyond her arranged hours when I was in desperate need of sleep!
Penny has looked after my children, aged 2 and 6 years since the Summer 2014 and she has become a part of the family. She is always cheerful and upbeat, keen to interact with the children and to take on board their needs. They love the fun craft activities she does with them, like making 'mummy hands' at Halloween!
Penny is a naturally very caring person and clearly loves caring for children. She is sensitive to their feelings, which is especially important to me as she has been nannying for me since I split up with my husband and I had to return to work full time. Although she is kind and caring she is also good at maintaining boundaries and discipline, very much adhering to the same ethos that I have.
Penny more often than not stays overnight and has had several broken nights sleep looking after my 2 year old. She is excellent at calming him down and the lack of sleep never interferes with her child caring. She also keeps me updated with any issues that arise and I have every confidence that my children are safe and well looked after, allowing me to concentrate at work. I really don't know where I would have been without Penny and would be gutted if she were poached!!
Penny looked after our children 4,6 and 13 during most of the day, she visited before hand and we felt comfortable and relaxed with her, the kids couldn't wait for her to look after them. Our 13 yr old said she was nice and she was able to talk to her. Will definitely be having Penny to babysit again and would happily trust her for the whole day.
Peekay has worked with us 1 day / week since June 2014 as I went back to work. She manages long hours, 2 spirited kids, early starts and frazzled parents well with patience and good humour.
She particularly enjoys working with babies and I am glad that she cuddles and is responsive with my girls, but is also able to be kind and firm when they cross boundaries. She reads to them and plays craft games and drives them to the local mum & baby groups, and parks too, so that they can make little local friends. She drops off and picks up from nursery. She cooks simple meals or warms up what I have in fridge for them. If she has time she will tidy as she goes along but neither of us prioritise this over delivery of child care. She's only been poorly once since with us.
She has been massively flexible in accomodating my hours in my work and we are very grateful to her for this. She has up to date DRB, 1st aid and insurance certificates, but when we first began 2 old references only as had taken time out. We accepted these on strength of previous experience and are glad we did now as she has proved herself a gem.
She's looking for 2 more regular days and I would recommend her childcare.( just don't poach her!)
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