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Michael

Nanny in Royal: Kingston Upon Thames (also available for babysitting)

5 stars

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Male Member since May 2014 Last Updated Apr 2024 Last Login 13 Apr 2024

My Summary

Full Time Nanny
Live In Nanny
Live Out Nanny
Night Nanny
Full Driving Licence
DBS Check
Nanny Housekeeper
First Aid Training
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Prepared to Relocate
Nanny Share
Bedtime Nanny
Virtual Nanny
Home School Helper

About Me

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I HAVE AVAILABILITY FOR FULLDAY & PART TIME NANNYING & BABYSITTING.

### I am very happy to do weekend nannying, live in or live out for the right role
I am available for work in either
Greater London/London
or
(Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester)

I am happy to relocate for the right role
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to read my profile.

My name is Michael. I am 33 years old.

I am a nurturing, organise, sporty and creative British non-smoker enjoying residing within Kingston upon Thames. Over the past 9 years I have worked for four families long term and multiple families short term as a permanent and temporary nanny, proxy parenting and babysitting for children ages between 4 and 17 years old. My experience has enabled me to become a versatile nanny in addition to having PA and light housekeeping experience.

I genuinely care about childrens wellbeing and development and
I’m excited to further implement my "big brother" working style in a new position working alongside families to continue to nurture, explore, educate and create a safe space with children.

My families and I have developed a genuinely long-lasting close relationships and the joy comes in getting random updates and pictures from the parents about the children and how they're all getting on. My little buddies have taught me as much I have taught them.

My principles are based on the gentle/attachment approach and I am firm when necessary but ultimately I believe an understanding approach where the children are safe, happy to express and have healthy boundaries is best.
I'm a very keen cook and have also become quite comfortable baking. I have worked with children with special dietary requirements and have awareness around food allergies and diabetics. I would relish the chance of cooking healthy fresh meals from a variety of cuisines as well as engaging the children in activites.

Alongside my degree in Biomedical Science, Nutrition diploma, Communication certification and Sports Science qualification I am happy to take further training and qualifications to enhance my professional and personal development.

Throughout my career I have provided supplementary tutoring and coaching in tennis/basketball.
I'm an animal lover and also enjoy swimming, football, drawing, cooking, reading books on culture, philosophy, sociology and food.



***EXTRA REFERENCES***
Dear Michael,
Thank you for looking after us for all these years. Thank you for the fun times, ping pong, football, tennis and Fifa.
Thank you for supporting me when I'm angry and helping me realise I was wrong. XXX
Alex & Max now aged 11 & 14 years.
(My two nanny children/buddies of 4 years)


Michael has been babysitting for us for the last six years, and we first met him when my son Alex was 4. The babysitting has been on an ad hoc basis, however on average over this time, he has probably looked after Alex at least once a month.
Michael has a natural empathy with children, he bonded quickly with Alex, and we made sure that from the outset, Michael arrived with plenty of time to play with Alex before he went to bed. This has become even more important as Alex has got older as he genuinely enjoys having him to look after him, and doesn’t want to go to bed too early and miss spending time with him.
His punctuality is excellent, he is very calm and respects the rules that we ask him to adhere to in terms of what Alex can eat and what time he needs to go to bed. He is very sensible, trustworthy and caring and we have never worried about leaving Alex in his care. He has to deal with Alex becoming ill during the evening and looked after him until we got home, he’s dealt with up to 3 extra children staying with us to look after as well as Alex. He takes everything in his stride and remains calm and totally in control. He also has a great sense of humour, and Alex has been kept entertained over the years playing games and having drawing competitions!
Should you have any particular questions, I can be contacted either by phone or email and would only be too happy to help. I have no hesitation in recommending Michael to any family. I asked Alex what he would say about Michael and he said “Michael always makes me feel safe. I know he cares about me and wants to make sure we have fun and I know I have to go to bed when he says I do”
I’m not sure I could phrase it any better than my 10 years old!
Kind regards,
Mrs Horn

My Experience

Employment History

***Nanny***
-Present

***Temporary Nanny Autumn - Winter 2020***

In this role, I cared for two twin boys aged 9 with one who had Asperger’s. I support the boys in various ways by Cooking and overseeing meal times, helped with dressing and ensured the boys and their bags were ready and organised for school, supported hygiene routines, driving to and from school, supporting emotional development/welfare, needs and behaviour, played games, liaising with the teachers, Helped mediate tensions by provided nurturing and compassionate support, encouragement to follow parents rules and values and overall making sure the boys were happy and healthy. Something that made me smile on many occasions is that the boys said “ooh this is so yummy” about the hearty meals I cooked for them.

***Home help2019-2021***

In this role, I provided multiple support avenues for a young lady in her home including
cooking nutritious meals, keeping areas clean and tidy, organising the home, admin work, personal care,
liaising with professionals and taking to necessary appointments

***Manny for the Murphy family August 2015 – July 2019 (Starting age 6 & 10 as permanent nanny plus a few months temporary caring before hired as a permanent nanny. Left due to the children no longer needing a nanny.) ***
At the end of my role the boys were aged 11 and 14, I supported the home life of the family,
nurture the children and encourage their development by doing the following;
Preparing nutritious tasty meals
Teaching how to cross the road safely
Support and encourage their emotional, educational and all-round wellbeing/Being a big brother to my buddies. Including lots of praise, high fives, hugs and one and one time.
Ensure a healthy, happy and safe environment
Provided care when children were ill and administered medicine.
Consulting with parents/educators and ensuring a smooth handover and organised schedule
Providing support with homework, reading, projects and tutoring the older child in Maths and Science for exams.
Oversee and engage in outdoor sports such as tennis/football/Rugby and other activities
Encourage and support with tidying, cleaning and self-care/Hygiene including making sure all the rooms were tidy and the house clean.
Run errands for the parents including collecting deliveries, picking up parcels/gifts from the shop, letting workmen in.
Making sure children have had breakfast, are correctly dressed, on time for school. Transport to school/activities/clubs.
Playing board games, trampolining, watching movies and having pizza and popcorn.
Liaising with teachers, coaches and cleaner

***Ad-Hoc Manny for the Horn family (Starting age 4 in Surbiton) September - 2013 - Present***

The Horn family use my childcare services for after school, evenings and weekends. I started caring for the child when he was aged 4 in 2013. Duties have included supporting homework and reading, hygiene/bathing, preparing meals, keeping the areas clean, playing games/sports, supervising playdates/sleepovers, supporting emotionally whilst encouraging and supporting to adhere to the parent’s rules and values. The best part is creating an amazing relationship for over 7 years with the whole family.

***Temporary/Ad-hoc Manny - 2014-Present***

I have provided temporary Childcare for multiple families inside and outside term time, weekends, evenings and as a short term nannying role. I have provided care for children aged 5-14 years and up to four children at a time including children with additional needs such as Asperger’s, Autism and ADHD and in homes with other staff.
Other Work

***Danum Academy, Children’s organiser and activities Coach - 2008 - 2010***
As part of my Sport and Exercise Science qualification, I provided coaching in Football, Basketball, Football and Tennis to pupils aged 11-16 in neighbouring schools and leisure centres. I successfully gained a coaching certificate.
My responsibilities were too:
-work alongside the School to develop a programme of age-appropriate educational activities for 11-14-year-olds
- To source materials for the above activities using a budget
- To act as an activity leader and coach for this age group
- To be the main point of contact for the children for any issues a raising
- Be aware of any special requests in the group – dietary, mobility, other, and ensure that they are adhered to.
- To brief children alongside the other coaches
- to be a mentor to the children when they needed someone to talk to on the appropriate school hours





*** INTERESTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS***
I enjoy working out in the gym, playing tennis and basketball.

I enjoy travelling to new places, discovering new cultures, meditating, music and being in nature.
I'm passionate about food and enjoy picking vegetables and fruit from farms and using them to prepare delicious dishes pies, stir-fry's and fruit crumbles and this experience has helped children that we're fussy eaters expand their palate by trying new foods.
A lazy day for me would be me listening to an audiobook about ancient mythology or philosophy or watching a food or space documentary.

I have received glowing references from my Manny families.

My Qualifications

#9+ YEARS PROFESSIONAL CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE INCLUDING:
Nannying
Ad-hoc/Temporary Mannying
Babysitting
Proxy parenting
Tutoring
Caring

#Nutrition diploma level 5

#Enhanced DBS & Update

# Pediatric First Aid

# CLEAN Driving licence for 6+ years and car owner


#LANDMARK WORLDWIDE
the landmark forum & 2 3 month seminars
(DEC 15- JULY 16)

#Kingston University
(Sept 2010 - May 2014)
Biomedical Science BSc (hons)

#Danum Academy
(June 2010)
A-Level - Biology. Sport & Exercise science. Photography

#Balby Carr Community Sports College
(Jul 2007)
GCSE'S
8 GCSE'S including English, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry.

My Availability

MANNYING AVAILABLE ASAP to work as a nanny anywhere in London.

I am very happy to be a Nanny, Nanny/P.A, Nanny/housekeeper, weekend nanny, or co-/proxy parent to your family.

# PLEASE CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS FUTHER DETAILS OR TO ARRANGE A CALL OR MEET UP

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Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 13/04/2024

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £13.00 per hour
  • Nannying from £14.00 per hour (net)

London/Surrey fees

MANNYING AVAILABLE
From £14 net (weekdays) Live in from £26000 per annum
From £15net (weekends)
(London/greater London/Surrey areas

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AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY

UP NORTH FEES:
Nannying;
From £13net PH
£23000

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 03/01/2024)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 03/01/2024)
  • DBS Check (added 03/01/2024)
  • Exam Certificate: BioMedical Science degree (added 25/07/2019)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Michael. 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.

Michael was employed as our permanent Manny for 6 months until last October. He was working Monday to Friday.

Michael was in sole charge of my 11y daughter and 17y son. My son has Special Needs (namely anxiety, ADHD, and he's on the autism spectrum). He is also home-schooled and therefore always at home. He therefore required the care of a much younger teenager, and a very different type of care too, which Michael patiently learnt to acquire.

Michael has showed great adaptability in learning about Benjamin's specific needs.

I was impressed that he would try to engage with my son first thing he came to work every afternoon, even though it is not an obvious task as my son is a "young person of few words" to say the least.

At the same time, I would say that Michael's focus on the welfare of any child in his charge is his strongest quality. He would equally always engage with my daughter every day, asking about her day, and if there had been any problem, big or small, he made sure he always reported it to me. Actually, to this day, my daughter says what she misses most about Michael are their daily chat in his car during the early and late afternoon school run...

His practical duties as a manny included school runs, homework, and cooking every evening the family meal.

Michael is a very good, healthy and versatile cook - delicious meals for my daughter and myself, and not so healthy and rigid 2nd "service" for my son in a typical autistic way.

A a singe parent myself with a chronic illness, Michael demonstrated great adaptability beyond strictly nannies duties, which involve some elements of care for myself, as well as home support such as weekly food shopping, running errands, some DYI, caring for our 2 cats etc

I found Michael to be a very reliable and responsible employee, always punctual when picking up my daughter from school, discreet and very affectionate to my children, with whom he quickly formed a strong reciprocated attachment.

Beside his professionalism, he has a very bubbly personality, always comes and leaves work with a smile on his face, which never failed to bring a bit of sunshine to our home.

I would highly recommend Michael to any family, and fully trust his focus on the welfare of any child or children in his care.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Fredi Fredi about Avatar for Michael Michael on 13/02/2024

Michael is fantastic. He always clean and tidy up our place every time he help us. Really patient and well organised. Boys love to play with him in the park and he also well planned for other activities.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 4 stars Food
  • 3 stars Communication

by Avatar for Remmy Remmy about Avatar for Michael Michael on 25/08/2022

Michael worked with us from September 2015 to July 2019 as a nanny working Tuesday to Friday looking after our two boys that were ages 10 and 7.
Michael was responsible for the boys before school, getting breakfast, organizing bags and getting them to school on time, which he always did without issue.
Michael then collected them from school, would then take them home, give them an evening meal, ensure screen time was limited and help them with any homework questions.
Michael always got on so well with all the family, he was extremely reliable, very polite and was always happy to carry out additional duties including collecting other children and taking them to and from school.
Both our boys really enjoyed Michael’s company, he had a great rapport with them and always had a calm approach, he was able to address any bad behaviour and they both really respected him.
Michael was always willing to take them to any clubs they belonged to and was also keen to take them to the Park or help teach them tennis and basketball.
It was clear Michael enjoyed the interaction with the boys and was always keen to help them wherever he could, he always had time for interaction with them and was responsible for both boys becoming excellent table tennis players!
Nutrition and making food is a passion of Michaels and he would always help educate the boys in this area. He always made sure they and breakfast and dinner and was exceptionally tidy in the kitchen!
Michael had agreed hours, but given work commitments for myself and husband, Michael was sometimes required to work later and even though it was a last- minute request, Michael was always able to accommodate.
Michael always felt part of our family, I had no problem trusting him with the boys and the house and he received many compliments from my friends who observed his interaction with the boys and punctuality.
Michael left us this year, only because the boys are now older, it was sad to see him go and the boys miss seeing him given the bond they had for four years, but he has already been to see them since leaving and we will keep in touch.
We would definitely recommend Michael to any family!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Debbie Debbie about Avatar for Michael Michael on 28/11/2021

Michael has been baby-sitting for us on an ad hoc basis since 2013 when our son was 4. He has a lovely, calm, caring, trust-worthy manner, and Alex took to him immediately. He has looked forward to us going out so that he can spend time with Michael! When he was younger, there was lots of creative drawing and art before bed, and now he is a bit older, they can chat and watch a movie. If we'd needed a nanny, he'd have been our first choice. He is a wise head on young shoulders and we honestly can not recommend him enough.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Julia Julia about Avatar for Michael Michael on 25/11/2021


Response by Avatar for Michael Michael on 25/11/2021:

Hi Julia. I appreciate you taking the time to leave me such a kind and moving review regarding me taking care of Alex. I love spending time with him and value the relationship we have had for over 8 years 😍.
I appreciate you all and very much look forward to being with you guys soon. Take care 🥰

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