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Tally

Nanny in Honley

Babysitter in Honley

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2010 Last Updated Jul 2021 Last Login 28 Oct 2021 Email

My Summary

Part Time Nanny
Live Out Nanny
Night Nanny
Full Driving Licence
DBS Check
After School Nanny
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Hotel Babysitter
Emergency Babysitter
Potty Trainer
Bedtime Nanny
Festival Nanny
Key Worker Childcare
Home School Helper
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I’m a confident, reliable,trustworthy,caring & fun loving person who is firm but fair in my work and care of children.

I can adapt to all situations and enviroments.

I love children and come from a large family. I have lived in West Yorkshire since I was 19 years old.

I have held a full clean driving licence since I was 21 and have driven in the UK and abroad.

I have experience not only of my own culture and religion but of other faiths,cultures & beliefs.

I love cooking , baking , gardening, music ,walking, alternative therapies, animals and travelling.

I have a current DBS with a clean record.

I believe that every parent(s)/ carer deserves the chance to be the best parent(s)/ carer that they can be. I understand the difficulties faced with parenting and appreciate that it may sometimes take a helping hand and support to help families flourish and thrive through their difficult times. 
I also share the beliefs outlined in the Every Child Matters (2004) which gives the universal ambitions of each child; 

* To be healthy 
* To be safe 
* To enjoy and achieve 
* To make a positive contribution 
* To achieve economic wellbeing

I was previously Ofsted registered under the voluntary registration scheme,inclusive of St.Johns Ambulance First Aid.

I have been a Specialist Therapeutic Foster Carer for an older child with trauma & attachment, behaviour & emotional difficulties.

I have experience of looking after twin boys and girls. The youngest ones most recently being 5 weeks old when I started looking after them.

I look forward to hearing from you soon,

Kindest regards,

Tally.

My Experience

I first babysat at the age of 14 and have helped my siblings when their children were born and continue to have a huge imput in their lives.
My eldest niece is almost 40 and the youngest is 16.
I have 11 nieces and nephews.
For the last 21 years plus ,I have been a God Mother and I have helped to raise and discipline them, guide them & support them as they’ve reached adulthood.
Their mum was a lone parent and I have experienced them from new born babies, going through sleepless nights, teething, weaning,illnesses, bed wetting, tantrums, baby massage, which also included emotional support to them and their mum at any time of the day or night. I have also supported & encouraged for them to have regular contact with their father after the break up of their parents relationship.
I began my career in Social Care over 30 years ago, working in a Rest Home for the elderly at the age of 16, living & working away from family & friends.
I began my Childcare Career In 1990 when I took up a succession of placements working as a Nanny.
In 1995 I decided to expand my skills to work with older children and young people. I joined Calderdale M.B.C. Social Services Dept as a Residential Worker.
In my first post as a Residential Worker I worked with young people aged 14-18 years with complex needs and challenging behaviour. Here I took on Key worker responsibilities and helped to develop care plans and liaised with several different agencies including Youth Offending Teams and The Look After Children In Education Teams. I worked within 4 different units until 2002 when I was deployed to the Looked after Children Team in the role of Social Work Assistant. Here I supervised contact, conducted risk assessments and did report writing.
I then worked for the Leaving Care Team where I worked as a Tenancy Support Worker helping young people leaving the Care System to secure appropriate tenancies through good letting agents or private landlords, manage their first tenancies and support them to be a good tenant. This included applying for their Leaving Care Grant and applying for the benefits which they were entitled to. I supported them to get the items for their home on a limited amount of money and worked out a budget plan for them.
I then began working for Beresford Blake Thomas as an Education Welfare Officer with Education Leeds; here I was supporting young people at risk of being excluded from mainstream education.
More recently, I was on a temporary contract with Calderdale Social Services. This role involved carrying a case load, facilitating and supervising contact sessions between children and families and liaising with Social Workers.
From August 2009-July 2010,I went on to work for Barnardos as a Family Support Worker and in this role I worked with Teenage Parents and Parents to be from the age of 16 -24 and carried a case load of 16. I worked with a variety of pregnant teenagers, their partners, children and young parents and their partners and children or single parents and parents to be. This involved working on a one to one at times or group basis if they are being supported by myself to either Ante Natal or a Young Parents group which are held weekly at different locations within my district area. They are also supported to a wide range of courses which are held by outside agencies and Young Families throughout Wakefield.
I was in my previous role with Action For Children, as a Family Support Worker from December 2010 - March 2012.
I have worked in close partnership with Mid-wives, Health Visitors, Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Solicitors , Open Door Homeless Prevention,Teenage Project, Letting and Rental Agents, Private Landlords, Connexions, Job Centres, Health Trainers, Benefits agency, Utility companies etc.
I have previously been a Specialist Therapeutic Foster Carer for a older child.
I have experience of looking after twin boys and girls. The youngest ones were 5 weeks old.
I am professional and conscientious and supportive in my working practice.
I am therefore able to use my skills and knowledge in a supportive setting and from my own life experiences.
I have always felt that we all need positive role models and good influences and support networks in our lives regardless of our backgrounds or differences of culture and religion sexuality or disability or disadvantages.
I believe that everyone should be treated equally and everyone deserves the right to be heard, listened to & respected regardless of age, and given the opportunities to give them the best outcomes in their lives.

My Qualifications

Training:

I believe that every parent/ cater deserves the chance to be the best parent(s)/ caters that they can be. I understand the difficulties faced with parenting and appreciate that it may sometimes take a helping hand and support to help families flourish and thrive through their difficult times. 
I also share the beliefs outlined in the Every Child Matters (2004) which gives the universal ambitions of each child; 
* To be healthy 
* To be safe 
* To enjoy and achieve 
* To make a positive contribution 
* To achieve economic wellbeing

Aug'09 Introduction to Barnardos
Aug'09 Health & Safety
Aug'09 Safeguarding Policy Procedures
Sept'09 Introduction to Barnardos
Nov'09 Safeguarding Young Families
Dec'09 Condom Distribution & C Card Scheme
Feb'10 Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
April'10 NCT Toolkit
April'10 Running Effective Groups for Young Parents to be
May'10 Safe Zone (Better working practices with Lesbian/Gay Service users and Colleagues)
June'10 Sexual Health (2 day course)
Dec'10 Food Hygiene Level 2
Feb'11 Breast Feeding Management
Sept'2011 Feeding The 21st Century Child
Oct'2011 The Child's journey
Nov'2011 C.A.F Level 2
Dec'2011 C.A.F.Level 3
Dec'2011 Awareness of Child Abuse & Neglect
Dec'2011 Safeguarding Children Foundation Programme / A.F.C
Jan'2012 Brief Interventions & Core / Brief Lifestyle Interventions
Aug'2012 First Aid- St.Johns Ambulance Paediatric
Ofsted Registered Feb'2013
C card training
Introductions to Barnardos
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Safeguarding Policy Procedure
Health & Safety
Introduction to Live link
Team Development
Child Protection
Advocacy
Multi-Disciplinary
Team Building
Attachment
Inter Personal Skills
Child Protection (Parts 1 & 2)
Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
Looking After Children - Good Parenting
Community Delivery Training
Solution Focused Brief Therapy
Adoption Law
First Aid
Child Protection Issues
Child Protection Issues for Children with Disabilities
Impact of Domestic Violence on Children
Food & Hygiene
Racism
HIV/Sexual Awareness
Self Harm & Suicide.
Co-run several Young Parents groups across the district
Co-Run x 2 10 week Ante Natal Young Parents to be group through the Children's Centre
Annual Xmas party planning team and participation( I had all the party balloons and decorations worth over £600 organised and co-ordinated for just £30 from a local company)
Annual Easter Toddle plan and participation
2013-2017 Updated Training, please ask for certificates.

My Availability

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I AM AVAILABLE FOR POSITIONS MONDAY-TUESDAY -WEDNESDAY FROM 1PM- THURSDAY- FRIDAY
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I AM ALSO AVAILABLE FOR REGULAR BABYSITTING OR ONE OFFS
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PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT, THANK YOU

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes no yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 10/07/2021

My Fees

  • Nannying from £15.00 per hour (net)
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

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I AM CURRENTLY AVAILABLE FOR NANNY POSITIONS

MY AVAILABILITY AT PRESENT IS
MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY & FRIDAY MORNINGS & AFTERNOONS

AFTER SCHOOL - MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY & FRIDAY

BABYSITTING - EVENINGS & WEEKENDS.

FOR ALL BOOKINGS FOR NANNYING & BABYSITTING,PLEASE BOOK EARLY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT

PLEASE NOTE: All hours booked must be paid for as due to cancellation at short notice, I cannot offer these hours to another family, thank you for your understanding.

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Please contact me to discuss your families individual requirements and my fees.

I look forward to hearing from you soon,

Kindest regards,

Tally.

My Documents

Reviews

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Tally is a wonderful babysitter. She’s great with kids and making them feel secure and happy. She gets on great with my kids and they look forward to her coming :) I would highly recommend her for anybody looking for a babysitter or nanny :)

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Tiffany1 Tiffany1 about Avatar for Tally Tally on 10/06/2021


Response by Avatar for Tally Tally on 10/06/2021:

Thank you very much. I look forward to seeing you all soon. 😊

Our 2 year old son connected with Tally immediately. She has a degree of empathy with children that is truly astounding. Tally is professional and reliable of course but more than that she is a beautiful person who clearly loves the children in her care.... and they in turn adore her. We are so pleased to have Tally in our life. We trust her implicitly. We can’t recommend her more highly.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Silke Silke about Avatar for Tally Tally on 14/08/2020


Response by Avatar for Tally Tally on 10/06/2021:

Thank you very much Silke. I look forward to seeing you all soon.

We initially booked Tally for 2 months, to help with the daunting task of looking after premature newborn twins. Nearly a year later, she is still with us! Her help has been invaluable. I was reluctant to leave my precious girls at first, but I was quickly able to fully trust Tally & more importantly, the girls instantly took to her. Diagnosed with PND, I struggled at the beginning & Tally also helped my confidence grow. She showed me how to do things & how best to care for the girls. This was all so new to me!
They look forward to her arriving in a morning & she has done so much to encourage their development, at their own pace.
Tally will also help with household chores, allowing me to spend more time with the girls instead of doing jobs around the house.
I would recommend Tally to anyone. She is much more than a nanny to us now, she is our friend. X

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Julie Julie about Avatar for Tally Tally on 14/08/2020


Response by Avatar for Tally Tally on 10/06/2021:

Thank you very much Julie. It’s been a joy seeing your 2 little babies become such adorable little girls.
See you all soon. 😊

Tally recently looked after our 4 year old for an evening then a full afternoon & evening. She generously visited us at home the week before to introduce herself to us. As soon as she walked through the door I knew my little boy would have a great time with her. She took considerable time and care in getting to know him at his pace. She is incredibly experienced in child centred therapeutic parenting which shone through in her manner. I asked my little boy for his review and he said 'she's lovely!'. She took him on a perfect afternoon trip out to a nearby animal sanctuary. With our consent she took some great photos which she shared with us and on my return late that night was happy to spend a considerable amount of her time chatting and filling me in about what they'd been up to. I will definitely be using Tally again to look after our son (if she's not too booked up....)

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Sarah Sarah about Avatar for Tally Tally on 26/10/2019


Response by Avatar for Tally Tally on 10/06/2021:

Thank you very much Sarah. I hope you’re all well & I look forward to seeing you all again soon.😊

Tally has been with us for 2 separate long periods whilst my husband and I have worked on 2 contracts.
I have had no worries about reliability or care giving. My children have been safe at all times in Tally's care. She has been very conscientious in her treatment of my 3 children. She has great understanding of each of their different personalities and is concerned that they are all happy. Tally has been firm about homework and reading tasks. She has also ensured that any jobs required have been done by the children. She has been imaginative when cooking food and helpful with odd housekeeping jobs. The house is always tidy when I return from work.
I would not hesitate to recommend Tally as a caregiver. We are only letting her go as I will be spending several months at home. I feel that my children have gained someone who they will be able to rely on going forward and who luckily for us all lives nearby.

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

by Avatar for Bowes Bowes about Avatar for Tally Tally on 26/08/2019

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