*At the moment only avaliable for occasional babysitting evenings and/or weekends*.
I´m passionate about childcare and vocationally motivated, I absolutely love my job!
I believe in creating a positive, happy environment for children, one in which they feel protected and can thrive.
I´m a friendly, patient and easy-going person who is hard-working and takes the responsibilities that go with childcare seriously.
Very kind hearted & calm but firm & pro-active when I need to be.
I am a outdoors person and love to get the children outside anytime possible (weather permitting) I think it´s really important for children to socialise with others.
Really inspired by the Montessori approach and currently training to be a Montessori teacher.
I believe every child is an individual and needs to be treated that way and to get out of the way of their development as much as is possible/responsible. Learning from natural consequences and taking risks within a safe environment, encouraging lots of independence.
I find my job very rewarding. I love watching and helping the children in my care grow and develop. Knowing I have been a part of that is the greatest of the feelings!
I have over 13 years of experience working with children and their families.
My experience is with children of a variety of ages from birth to ten.
Excellent and checkable References upon request.
*Paediatric First Aid.
*Maternity nurse level 4
* Child psychology
Looking for extra hours / babysitting
|Last Updated: 27/06/2021|
- Babysitting from £15.00 per hour
- Nannying from £15.00 per hour (gross)
Thanks again for viewing my profile and please, don´t hesitate to get in touch if you would like any further information.
All the best Best,
- Full CV (added 31/08/2021)
- Reference: Ref (added 01/02/2020)
- EU Passport (added 06/09/2017)
- DBS Check (added 13/10/2016)
- Reference: reference 2 (added 13/10/2016)
- Reference: references 1 (added 13/10/2016)
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Vicky has been nannying for my daughter for just under a year, as well as occasional babysitting. She is truly one of the family and we feel so lucky to have found her.
My daughter absolutely loves her and is so excited when she arrives in the morning. They have built a lovely bond and trusting relationship, which is so nice to see. She is very active which I love - they go out twice a day on adventures and they are always smiling and laughing. Sometimes I wonder who is having more fun - my daughter or Vicky :)...she genuinely enjoys the company of children and watching them develop. I really like the way she treats my daughter, as a friend but with clear behavioural boundaries and my daughter has obviously flourished in her company. Vicky sends photos throughout the day which is really lovely and so nice to receive at work. I have 100% confidence in her and trust that my daughter is safe, happy and having fun when they are together.
My partner and/or I often work at home and she has always been very flexible with this, which has been great as it can't always be easy. She is very respectful and has a clear routine so we all know where we stand. She has really taken an interest in my daughter. For example, she's not the best sleeper and Vicky always tries to support and come up with new ideas. Likewise, she is keen to try new foods out on my daughter, who has been having some dietary issues.
Vicky also babysits for us (and will always try to accomodate us at short notice which is amazing) and everything always goes to plan. She copes fine with bedtime and if my daughter wakes, and the house is always left super clean.
Vicky has worked with us as an occasional babysitter since my daughter was a baby. She has also worked with my friend's son who is ADHD and ODD (he was 7 initially). She would babysit both of them at the same time. She demonstrated excellent child management as she is an articulated individual, a real motivator and an excellent communicator. She can understand complex information and interpret difficult behaviours sometimes displayed. She is very polite and professional, following instructions and being a good listener. She is also very conscious of confidentiality and data protection. Vicky is very organised, attentive and possesses excellent child care skills. She is very approachable, welcoming and has demonstrated excellent rapport, particularly with my daughter and my friend's son, by being attentive, enthusiastic and self-motivated to carry out all of the activities and challenges in front of her. Her punctuality and behaviours throughout her time with us have been highly impressive and has demonstrated all of the skills and qualities required to be successful in any appropriate job role, particularly when applying her high standards of work, great eye for detail and adaptability. She has demonstrated an outstanding attitude and effort, making it fun for our children who really love her dearly. We miss you already Vicky!!
We’ve been with Vicky for 6 months now and I couldn’t hope for more in a nanny. Our son adores her. She is loving and caring towards him but sets him clear boundaries in terms of his behaviour. He’s developed loads in her care, particularly in terms of communication.
The extent of her experience with children was clear at the start, both in her confidence and interpreting his wants and needs when he can’t communicate for himself.
I love her approach to the day. There’s no sitting in at home...every opportunity and they’re out and about...be it playgroups, galleries, the library or the park.
On top of that she is professional, always prompt, and provides regular updates and photos. So if I was ever in any doubt I can see how much fun he's having!
Every day I leave for work, it’s with a feeling of content, knowing my son’s going to have another great day with Vicky.
Vicky is looking after our son (15mths) and two girls (4 and 2 1/2) as part of a nanny share.
Vicky is a brilliant nanny and we can't believe we have found her. As a mum going back to work, Vicky has made it such an easy experience to leave our son in her care. He absolutely loves every minute with Vicky and she is amazing looking after three of them.
Vicky plans lots of exciting activities and trips, spending time outdoors. She is imaginative and creative and always keeps him entertained and our sons development has been incredible since he has been with her.
Vicky is very patient, warm and kind and always keeping us up to date on the days activities and daily routines.
We're so lucky to have her!
Vicky has been looking after our 2 girls (4 and 2 1/2) since October 2014 and we couldn’t have managed without her. You can tell she really loves her job.
I work from home which isn't the easiest set up for Vicky, but she just gets on with it. The girls absolutely love her and when Vicky looks after them, they never get upset, which is pretty amazing, especially for a toddler who is constantly testing boundaries. They listen to her straight away (I wish they did that with me) - She is a toddler whisperer!
When she started, our youngest was only a few weeks old and Vicky showed excellent skills caring for a small baby, whilst keeping our toddler safe, happy and entertained.
She clearly loves children and has both a natural ability with them and extensive knowledge and experience. She understands the different stages of child development and adapts activities so that the girls have fun learning. She is extremely patient and always has a positive approach. Vicky interacts constantly with both children, talking and singing with them. This impacted very positively on their language skills. She is super proactive, suggesting activities within the home or researching local playgroups and activities. She sends us lots of photos of what they are up to during the day which is really lovely, especially as she’s an amazing photographer.
A few months ago, with our eldest in preschool, we decided to nanny-share with another family. Vicky took on the responsibility of an extra child, who was 10 months at the time. Again, she manages brilliantly, especially during the school holidays when she has 3 under 5s in her care and still manages to plan lots of outdoor activities with them. I’m not sure where she finds all that energy, but she is a godsend!
All in all, Vicky is extremely professional, reliable and trustworthy. But more than that, she is part of our family. She has stood by us through thick and thin and we are so grateful to have her in our life.
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