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Nanny in London: Haringey

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Jul 2014 Last Updated May 2024 Last Login 15 May 2024

My Summary

Part Time Nanny
Full Time Nanny
Live Out Nanny
Night Nanny
Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
Tax-Free Childcare
Nanny Share
Bedtime Nanny
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me


Fully trained, Ofsted registered Nanny with 20 years experience working with children from babyhood- secondary school age. During the lockdown I was awarded a Certificate of Excellence by Childcare.co.uk.

Reliable, responsible, caring and loving. I adore the children I work with and I am passionate about nurturing their growth and development. I create an environment in which children can be themselves and thrive.

I love what I do and each day is an adventure. I always spend the morning at singing groups, playgrounds, parks, local activities. We have fun playing games and we walk, scooter, bike everywhere at the children’s pace taking in the environment and learning opportunities around us.

I believe that routine helps create a sense of security and comfort. We have a set routine which may include school drop off for older siblings followed by an activity which is both stimulating and educational. You will often find us in the park or playground and we might even stay for a picnic lunch before heading home to prepare the supper and have a bit of quiet time, drawing, reading, napping, singing, talking depending on the child’s needs, before heading out for school pick up. Once all the children are together, I take pride in creating a family environment where their emotional and social needs are met. Both the older and younger children in a nanny-share learn a lot from being with a mix of ages.

I prepare and cook healthy, nutritious and tasty food. The kids love my home cooked meals and dinnertime is an opportunity to come together, chat, have fun and learn polite manners and helpful behaviours naturally.

I am extremely safety conscious. I am very protective of the children I work with and their health and safety is of paramount importance, especially during these unusual times. I have my Paediatric First Aid Certificates and Child Safeguarding Level 3 Certificate. Children’s happiness and wellbeing is very dear to me, and I always try to achieve it.

I am hardworking, committed and loyal. My qualities are reflected in my work, in which I put absolutely 100%. I have excellent communication skills and enjoy very good working relationships with both parents and children.

My Experience

I have been involved in childcare since my teens. I have about 17yrs of experience, and all my previous and current families to whom all those review come from are very willing to give me references.I have nurtured so many children, most of them am still in touch with. I worked for African Child Charity during my teens for 2 Saturdays a month from 2004-2008 where I helped in their Somali refugees' homework and play groups. I have got experience with TWINS CARE and NANNY SHARE

My Qualifications

Ofsted Certificate
Common Core skills Knowledge Certificate
Paediatric First Aid Certificates
Child Safeguarding Level 3 Certificate
Childminding Level 3 Certificate
Business Administration

My Availability

Am only available 2days from 1st September 2022 for full time work atleast 10hrs per day on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Many Thanks!

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 06/05/2024

My Fees

  • Nannying from £16.00 per hour (net)

From £16net
Nanny share from £25 net

My Local Schools

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid (added 27/11/2022)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid Certificate (added 01/02/2022)
  • First Aid Certificate: EMERGENCY PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID (added 20/01/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric (added 13/12/2018)
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  • DBS Check (added 13/12/2018)
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Below are the latest reviews for Cathy96. 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.

Cathy came to look after our sons (then aged 4 and 2) two years ago, just after the lifting of Covid restrictions. It was a difficult time for our family with complicated house moves, disruptive building work and our eldest son struggling quite badly to settle at school. Cathy was a Godsend. A capable pair of hands who offered calm wisdom and put in the necessary time and attention to get to know the children, thinking creatively how best to cater to their needs. She jumped in with both feet and went on what was probably a tough journey with us, and proved pivotal in helping us to get to a more stable place where the children are calmer and happier and we can better enjoy our time as a family. She also has seemingly boundless energy, an almost encyclopaedic knowledge of and connections to local children's activities and clubs, and a great sense of fun. We are very sorry to see her go and couldn't recommend her more highly.

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by Avatar for Rosanne Rosanne about Avatar for Cathy96 Cathy96 on 03/05/2023

Response by Avatar for Cathy96 Cathy96 on 03/05/2023:

Thanks so much Rosanne for first of all reviewing me but most of all for giving me the chance to look after your precious boys, I am going to miss them greatly. I can't take all the credit though, we achieved it together so thanks for listening and for working together as a team. Though it will be goodbye soon, we shall always be in touch.

I can't thank you enough. Many thanks.

Cathy has looked after my two boys (3 and 5) on Mondays and Tuesdays for the last two years and has recently started looking after my two nephews as well (2 and 4). She is a fantastic nanny who is very reliable, dedicated and completely unflappable. She manages 4 small, energetic boys with ease and they all adore her. She is incredibly loving and totally committed to the children she looks after. We love the fact she is proactive and always takes the children out and about as well as arranges play dates and activities. She has unlimited energy and patience and will willingly play football, small world animal role play and superheroes for far longer than any of us can manage! She takes everything in her stride and has been involved in everything from potty training,
to bedtimes, dropping naps and starting school and nursery! We feel very lucky to have found Cathy and are so grateful that when our children are in her care we can completely relax knowing they couldn't be better looked after. We would highly recommend her!

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by Avatar for Natasha Natasha about Avatar for Cathy96 Cathy96 on 03/08/2021

Response by Avatar for Cathy96 Cathy96 on 03/08/2021:

Its very nice and kind of your Tash. Thanks so much for a sweet review....am so glad that my services make your life easier. Me and the boys both enjoy each others company thus making everything easy for me. Am here to offer my best and am glad that its good for you.

Many thanks Tash for the review.

Cathy is an exceptional nanny who goes above and beyond the duties of the role providing a truly caring and loving environment in which children can be themselves and develop naturally. Cathy strikes the right balance between meeting the children's needs (including educational and social), encouraging good manners and having lots of fun! Our sons (1-2yrs and 5-6yrs at the time) have benefited tremendously from their time with Cathy (and they loved her amazing cooking too!). We were fortunate enough to have Cathy as our nanny for the Wed- Fri share and cannot recommend her or this share more highly.

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by Avatar for Sarah Sarah about Avatar for Cathy96 Cathy96 on 10/08/2020

Response by Avatar for Cathy96 Cathy96 on 10/08/2020:

Thanks so much Sarah for you kind and sweet words am greatly humbled. I always try to do my best, its a great pleasure that you trusted me with your boys precious and that I made an impact on their lives thats why I do this lovely job.
I love and will missed my boys but will keep in touch as much as possible.

Many many thanks again! Xxx

As part of a nanny share with 3 other children, Cathy has been looking after our 2 year old all day and our 4 year old after school 3 days per week for almost a year. She has a very kind and loving relationship with the children, she treats them all as individuals and helps them to develop in a way appropriate to their age and personality. She keeps the youngsters busy with plenty of fun activities and copes effortlessly with the crowd of five after school and in the holidays. A really lovely and reliable lady. Very happy to have found her.

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by Avatar for Aliceb Aliceb about Avatar for Cathy96 Cathy96 on 27/06/2019

Response by Avatar for Cathy96 Cathy96 on 27/06/2019:

Thanks so much Alice for your kind words, and thanks so much for sharing your beautiful daughters with me. We will miss them so much but as you already know we are looking forward to the lots of playdates to come.

Many many thanks!

Cathy has been our sole charge nanny for 2 days per week for our twin daughters for the past year.

Cathy is a tremendous nanny and I trust her completely. She is organised, reliable and makes looking after twins easy! My daughters absolutely love her. Cathy is genuinely interested in their development and manages to balance teaching 'right from wrong' with lots of warmth, positivity, fun and activities. She also has some great techniques for feeding on those difficult days. I have observed Cathy is always prepared, always on time and never takes the 'easy option' when managing the girls (like mum might every so often!).

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Cathy to future employers.

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by Avatar for Toni Mum Toni Mum about Avatar for Cathy96 Cathy96 on 25/03/2018

Response by Avatar for Cathy96 Cathy96 on 26/03/2018:

Wow! I am absolutely emotional and speechless Toni! Thanks so much for your sweet review. I am glad that my work is tremendous to you and I promise to keep up the standards. Many thanks for giving me the chance to looking after your gorgeous girls! Its was a challenge worth taking. Am happy to work for your great family!

Many thanks!

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