review of Vicky - Babysitter in Preston
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.