Babysitter in Burslem
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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2015 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login Jun 2020 Email
I am 46 years old and have 30 years experience now
I have dedicated my life to childcare and have excellent references.
If you are looking for someone who your child will feel like they are spending their day/evening with a family member then I’m the lady you have been looking for.
I am comfortable around animals and own a few myself. Currently 3 cats and a chilled out tortoise (who is in love with his garden ornament ‘wife’) but my “zoo” could expand at any time. I’m always rescuing animals!
I believe I have the most important and trusted job as I look after people's most precious and loved children. I take that VERY seriously and their safety and well-being ALWAYS come first!!
I have my current DBS (and am on the DBS UPDATE SYSTEM) and have various childcare qualifications.
PLEASE READ MY REVIEWS :-)
I am reliable, creative, fun, have great rapport with children, am able to provide safe boundaries and most importantly I treat children with respect.
I have qualified in 3 countries to work with children.
I have a very clear understanding of children's needs.
I love spending time children during the day such as going to playgroups and other fun places for social interaction, baking, painting and other creative things, music and movement groups etc.
Finding fun and interesting things to do and "adventures" to have!
My personal philosophy is aligned with the belief that children of ALL ages, from young babies and up, learn more when they feel safe and happy. And that young children learn through discovery and play.
And so I believe my job is to support and provide what children need to help them to discover the wonder and ‘magic’ of their world, and to learn and develop through experiences that they enjoy, while at the same time keeping them safe from harm.
PLEASE READ MY REVIEWS (ATTACHED TO MY PROFILE) FROM PARENTS
I have also got written references going back over the past 30 years.
I can give you the contact information of current references who are happy to be contacted.
30 years experience as a live in and as a live out Nanny/Preschool teacher/Nursery Nurse/Daytime, Evening and Overnight Babysitter, Aunty and Godmother too :-)
As I grew up in Zimbabwe and South Africa, I have always felt comfortable amongst the diverse wealth of cultures and communities in this world.
•I worked with AIDS orphans in South Africa as well as a nursery nurse.
•I nannied in America for 8 years (a lot of time spent working with children with special needs).
•I have been working as either a nanny/nursery nurse/babysitter for the past 18 years locally.
•This has included sole charge Babysitting and Nanny jobs, including overnight and daily.
•I have also been the Manager of a Nursery Playgroup and the Preschool Room Leader.
I am very aware that each family has a different set of values, culture and ethos.
I must stress that I will NEVER physically discipline a child with smacking etc,
I will take into account your views and beliefs around discipline, behaviour, eating habits/routines, 'screen time', religion, etc and will do my utmost to always respect and follow your guidelines.
Along with a lot of reviews on this profile from parents, I also have written references spanning the past 30 years
I have current references who are happy to be contacted
•30 years experience
•Montessori teacher (South Africa),
•Child Day Care Manager (equivalent to NVQ 6) (America)
•NVQ 3 in Early Years Care and Education
•City & Guilds (Community CareGiver of the elderly)
****about to update my paediatric first aid****
At the moment I have different availability each day
Day /Night /Overnight
Message me for specific days and times that you need
|Last Updated: 15/06/2020|
- Babysitting from £6.00 per hour
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- Reference: Current Employers reference (March 2017) (added 01/03/2017)
- Reference: Reference from Small Steps Day Nursery (added 20/02/2017)
- Reference: Reference from Becky Bickley (added 20/02/2017)
- Reference: Reference from Jo Ballantine (added 20/02/2017)
- DBS Check (added 20/02/2017)
- First Aid Certificate: QA Level 3 Paediatric First Aid (added 20/02/2017)
- Utility Bill: Bank Statement (added 20/02/2017)
Below are the latest reviews for Ashley. 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.
After finding Ashley on here, we “used” her one day per week through the summer holidays and she’s now our choice babysitter.
On first meeting Ashley, my husband and I had a good feeling. She’s friendly and child-orientated and, what we loved most, honest!
She’s developed a bond with our little man, he always has a fantastic time with her, he asks about her when she’s not around, she sends great picture updates and - most importantly - it’s clear she puts the kids first.
Whilst it’s scary leaving your child with someone who isn’t family - Ashley made us feel totally at ease and confident in her abilities. We’ll continue to choose Ashley - if she’s not available, we’re not going out. Ha!
What can I say! Ashley feels more like an extended part of the family. Nothing is ever too much trouble for her, she goes above and beyond and most of all she puts me at ease and gives peace of mind leaving my son. I feel as though I’ve left him with a member of the family. She is absolutely amazing with him. He comes home with a big smile on his face and absolutely loves spending time with Aunty Ashley, the animals and the other kids. As well as having fun, she covers all the learning topics that a nursery would, in a fun, safe & stimulating environment. She is naturally a caring, fun, warm ( crazy, in a good way) person with a tremendous amount of energy which she gives out, hence why any child in her care will flourish. She genuinely cares and does her upmost best to make sure my son is happy. She really is a gem. Very lucky to have found her.
Ashley is the best thing that ever happened to our family!! Due to my work situation I have had to be temporarily separated from living with my husband (for one year )who I only see on weekends.
I would not have coped with this situation without Ashley. She always gives more than 100% and within days of being employed became family to both myself and my baby.
My baby is safe and happy and really loves Ashley. They go off each day to have an “adventure” as she calls it and sends me photographs on wattsapp. I see my baby smiling and laughing and clearly enjoying himself.
Ashley brings her knowledge and experiences to share with me but also respects my preferences in what my baby eats and how long he sleeps etc.
It’s so wonderful to see my baby thriving and loving life wether they are at a soft play place, or a playgroup, the library, swimming, going for walks at Apedale nature reserve or the monkey Forrest. He is sometimes covered in paint or mud just the way little children enjoying life should be ❤️
I can not recommend Ashley more highly than to say when my child is in her care I know without a doubt that she is giving him as much love and care as is possible.
I must just add it’s amazing the way she treats even a 12 month old baby with such respect and dignity.
Thank you Ashley for everything that do for my precious baby and for my family.
Ashley is so creative and imaginative. She has a thorough knowledge of the Early Years Foundation Stage which is the development and education guidelines Ofsted have written. So she is always assessing my toddler and my baby and then doing things to challenge them and their learning in such fun ways.
Ashley takes them to great groups. My children have been to messy play group and my daughter will now play with anything (4 months ago she would scream if she got anything on her hands. Now she has fun developing her senses!
She takes them to music groups and swimming and to the park, museum, soft play, sand and water play, to see animals, to the library etc.
Both my children have become more adventurous and now are willing to try so many things thanks to Ashley.
We would highly recommend Ashley!
Ashley looked after my children from aged 4 & 8 at a local nursery. She quickly became the kid's favourite and the only reason they wanted to go!
The kids were very attached to her, she's very nurturing, senstive and caring but also knows how to deal with undesirable behaviour in a positive way.
She also babysat from me many times in my home and at her own home, I never worried about them when they were with her, she is fantastic with kids, very gifted. Ashley is a gift to any family in need of childcare.
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