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Maria M

Nanny in South Croydon

Babysitter in South Croydon

Female Member since Aug 2014 Last Updated Feb 2022 Last Login 17 Jul 2022

My Summary

Full Time Nanny
Live Out Nanny
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Childcare Qualifications
Evening Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Emergency Babysitter
Festival Nanny
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me


Hi my name's Maria,

I am a confident and focussed Nanny who is fully first-aid trained with an up-to-date Enhanced CRB check. I am reliable and intuitive with a Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce and spending the last seven and a half years developing my skills with young children. I strive to encourage flexible methods that meet the needs of children in my care. I am passionate about providing an environment for children that is rich in opportunities and experiences, encoring children to be active learners and participators.

My Experience

Employer - Alice & Iain Hindhaugh

Date - February 2021 - April 2022 ( going on maternity leave)

Position - Live Out Nanny. Girl aged 7 months old, new born baby boy.

Duties - Standard nanny duties, listed below.

Employer - Jen & Allan Crooks

Date - July 2021 - December 2021 (temp role)

Position - Live Out Nanny. Boy aged 3 years old, Boy aged 5 months old.

Duties - Standard baby duties, listed below.

Employer - Natalie & Peter Kirk

Date - October 2019 - October 2020

Position - Live Out Nanny. Twin girls aged 4 years old.

Duties - Standard nanny duties, listed below.

Employer - Mandy & Patrick Wilson

Date - July 2019 - October 2019 (summer temp + ad hoc work)

Position - Live Out Nanny. Girl aged 2 years old, Girl aged 9 months old.

Duties - Standard nanny duties, listed below.

Employer - Laura & Michael Houston

Date - March 2018 - July 2019

Position - Live Out Nanny. Twin girls aged 12 months.

Duties - Standard nanny duties, listed below.

Employer – Tracey & Rob Tynan

Date – January 2017 - March 2018

Position – Live Out Nanny. Boy aged 2 years old, Boy aged 8 months old.

Duties – Standard nanny duties. Experience with nut and egg allergies, EpiPen trained.

Employer – David Murphy & Michelle Pallet

Date – October 2014 – January 2017 (ad hoc Fridays until January 2018)

Position – Live Out Nanny. Boy 5 years old, Twins boy and girl 5 months old.

Duties – Standard nanny duties, listed below;

Creating a stimulating, nurturing and safe environment for the children using cooperative play to encourage social development and constructive play to encourage learning

Supervising children’s activity at all times and undertaking risk assessments

Structuring routines for both children inclusive of nap/bedtimes, meal times and play times to encourage self-help and independence

Planning and preparing meals in line with nutritional guidelines

Supporting the development of communication skills through two-way and multi-way interaction utilising activities such as guessing games, reading and singing

Exploring and cultivating the children’s cognitive learning and thinking through collaborative, creative and manipulative play

Performing housework related to child care, including washing the children’s clothes, cleaning up after meals, tidying play areas, and washing bottles

Escorting children to playgroup, outings and other varied trips outside of the family home.

Sunshine Day Nursery March2011 – October2014


Senior Nursery Nurse;

Liaising with parents and various third parties (e.g. OFSTED) via face-to-face communication and telephone

Engaging with on-site training for developing staff members through written, oral and interactive measures

Ensuring effective completion of appropriate and faultless paperwork with regard to child development and EYFS planning

Delegation of daily room tasks and activities to ensure the smooth running of the nursery

Ensuring rigid daily routine concerning timetabling (tea and nap times, for example)

Engaging and improving children’s cognitive thinking skills through interactive play, in the following areas: PSE, PD, C&L, UTW, Maths and Literacy

Monitoring the compiling and updating of all children’s development folders on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Room Leader;

Undertaking daily risk assessments in every room of the nursery including the gardens

Ensuring morning set-up of children’s cognitive activity areas is accomplished in good time and to a high standard

Rigidly and consistently following rules of form and procedure (e.g. fire drills and outings)

Advancing and expanding children’s independent communicative skills through constant interaction using the tools of reading, singing, imaginative play and speaking

Increasing the knowledge and awareness of fellow colleagues through consistent knowledge sharing and role model behaviour

Ensuring the high morale of the staffing team through regular praise and team-building sessions (e.g. team briefs).

My Qualifications

2011 - 2013
Future Works
Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce – Passed

2007 - 2009
Toni and Guy
Hair Technician Course – Passed

2006 - 2007
Croydon College
Health and Social Care Diploma – Distinction

2001 - 2006
Shirley High School

English Lit. - C
Maths - C
History – C
English Lang. - C
French - C
Religious Ed. – A
Science - CC
Food Tech. - B

My Availability

Available asap.

I'm also very flexible on days.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight yes yes yes yes no no no
Last Updated: 02/02/2022

My Fees

  • Nannying from £13.00 per hour (net)
  • Babysitting from £12.00 per hour

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