Hello, I am 24 years old and have a degree in Psychology. I have recently left my career of nannying full time, but still babysit in the evening and nanny on the weekend.
I am a sociable fun person with lots of experience with children of families from the church I attend, and various other jobs.
I love sports, especially swimming. I also enjoy cooking and crafts, especially knitting.
I live in Banbury with my Partner and we often dog sit for local families too, I am very animal friendly!
I have recently stopped nannying full time to work as a behaviour support professional for a children’s mental health charity in Oxford, but still available for evening babysitting and weekend nannying. I have spent the past 18 months working with two families in Leamington and warwick, with children ranging from age 12months to 14 years, as well as various other ad hoc positions alongside this. Before this I was a nanny/babysitter in Plymouth whilst studying for my degree. Totalling about 4 years experience directly in Nannying, with lots of other experience with children.
I am able to provide references from families on request, many of the families will not be able to review my profile as I didn't find them here!
I have baby sat for families in their own homes of children aged 4 months to 10 years old. I have recently worked as a nanny for a child in Plymouth, I cared for a 10 year old boy with ADHD, and did many overnight stays, up to 3 nights in a row when the family left the country. I also cared for another family with two young girls, this job involved school pick ups and outings.
I also have lots of experience with extra needs, I worked in a special needs school as a volunteer teaching assistant and have gained experience on a one to one basis with children with a variety of mental and physical disabilities. After my volunteering programme ended, I was offered a paid job. I have also been working with a young adult with autism, my job involved careful planning, from our days activities to how I was going to sneak in some healthy food!
I am good with animals too, and also used to be a volunteer swimming coach, so would happily take children swimming.
I have A*s in GCSE subjects such as English Literature, Music, Food Technology
I have A's in GCSE subjects Maths, English Language, History and Spanish
I achieved a B in Psychology at A level, a C in English Language, and a D in Music.
I have a qualification in mental health first aid and paediatric first aid
I also achieved 2:1 in my degree in Psychology
I’m happy to work on a Sunday, but do regularly attend a church service in Banbury, it’s very child friendly and I’d be happy to bring any charges along, or work around the church service.
*****AS OF JANUARY 2019 I WILL BE COMMUTING TO OXFORD DAILY FOR WORK IN A CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY AND AVAILABLE FOR EVENING BABYSITTING!*******
Please contact 07:49 19:41 135 to discuss,
Babysitting availability fairly flexible- As much notice as possible will ensure I can book you in!
|Last Updated: 26/01/2019|
- Nannying from £11.00 per hour (gross)
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
Minimum fee for Banbury area: £30 (3 hours minimum booking)
Minimum fee for Warwick and Oxford areas: £40 (4 hours minimum)
Nannying: £11 an hour
Babysitting: £10 an hour
Overnight fees (price per stay):
Hourly rate for all hours before 11pm
Flat rate of £40 on call fee between 11pm and 7am
Hourly rate from 7am until return
Flat babysitting rate charged for any children who do not yet sleep through the night
If you wish to contact me please do so to discuss any times or days you may have in mind! :-)
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My boys 20 and 12 thought she was great. She is fun, punctual, sensible and kind. I will definitely use her again
We had Sophie to help look after our 2.5 year old son at our wedding.
From the start we knew she would be fantastic. She gave us time to Skype and have a chat about all the logistics of the day.
Sophie worked alongside 3 other nannies for the other children at our wedding. She fitted in straight away and got on with everyone. I didn't have to worry at all as Sophie took everything in her stride and made sure everything ran smoothly.
Sophie stayed with our son over night at the venue ensuring he had all him home comforts. He loved her!
Although we only had Sophie for a very short time, I can't fault her dedication and natural ability with children. Would always happily recommend.
My wife and I needed someone to help us out for a few days, looking after our triplet boys aged 4. We contacted Sophie and she really was a refreshing addition to the family. My wife and i normally teach a Sunday school at a small Church (with about 10 children). I was supposed to be preaching the first day Sophie started with us and my wife was not going to be available so there was no one to look after the boys or handle the Sunday school class. Sophie willingly agreed to come along and engaged all the kids with fun activities.
She is creative and obviously loves children. We still have some of the craft work she did with the boys, pinned up on our kids board at home. She's punctual, respectful and very easy to work with. I'd recommend her to anyone anyday!!
Thanks a lot Sophie, for spending time with us and helping us when we were in dire need of an extra pair of hands :)
Response by sophielo on 07/09/2017:
Thanks Nana for your kind words! Really enjoyed getting to know you and your lovely family! You know where I am!
Sophie babysat for me recently, she was flexible, kind, considerate and fairly priced. She turned up early and kept in contact with me throughout the evening, updating me on Jacobs sleep. She even managed to settle him back down! which is a difficult task at the best of times. I would recommend Sophie for other mums and dads. I will be using Sophie again in the future!
We hired Sophie to babysit our 10 month old boy. She was very flexible, patient, caring and considerate towards me and my son. We will definitely use her again in future, she arrived early and managed to settle our son back to sleep, which can be tricky. I would recommend Sophie as a babysitter to other parents!
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