Responsible and Responsive
I love working with children.
I give a caring type of love to children.
I experience joy from being with them.
I am happy when they are happy.
I feel bad when they are distressed and respond to it by helping them to feel better.
I am happy when they are progressing in the next steps of their development, so I pay close attention to them and take time to understand them deeply.
Children need to feel safe so that they are able to feel trust and feel loved.
I have over 16 years of direct experience working with children from new-borns up to 5 years old. I am responsible and caring maternity nurse, nanny as well as hotel nanny, travel nanny and babysitter. I’ve worked in different nurseries include the Montessori nursery.
Holistic care for babies, their development and well being.
Holistic sleep training.
Able to develop a good relationship and maintain routines with children.
Cooking healthy meals and to teach children through play.
Full CV and references are available on request.
If you want to chart more, please give me a call.
•. Postnatal Maternity Nurse Training Level 4
Babyem, London -29 November 2015 till present
• Maternity Practitioner Course (Postnatal and Infant Care) Level 3
Littleones, London, 7 December 2015
• Cache Level NWQ3 in Children’s Care, Learning & Development
Croydon College, London June 2009
• Cache Level 2, Child Care & Education
Croydon College, London July 2007
• High School Diploma A Levels: Math-excellent, English-excellent, Economics and systematization- excellent, Business shop operation and administration- excellent
Obchodna High School-Slovakia 1992-1996
SEN Emotional regulation for autistic children 05/10/19
SEN Communication through behaviour 04/10/19
SEN Speaking sensory for behaviour 04/10/19
The Lambeth Breastfeeding study day 05/07/19
Child Protection for Nannies 26/05/2019
Holistic Sleep Conference 10/03/19
Childcare Expo 02/03/19
Childcare courses 18/12/18-till present
Learning to read 19/11/2017
Sleep training level 4 till present 04/06/2017
Food and Nutrition for Children 21/05/2016
Understanding milk supply and infant behavior 14/05/2016
Healthy Eating & Cooking for Nannies 07/05/2016
The Pikler Approach for babies 16/04/2016
Caring for premature babies 28/02/2016
Baby Massage Workshop 28/11/2015
Team-Teach training 20/02 /2015
Paediatric First Aid Course 10/03/2018
Paediatric Anaphylaxis training 13/06/2015
Introduction to Childhood Illnesses the online course 23/06/2015
Understanding Meningitis, the online course 22/6/2015
Manual Handling for childcare professionals 06/07/2015
Food Hygiene 20/02/2014
Behaviour Management 00/ 11/2013
Makaton Training Certificate (Stages 1 & 2) 00/03/2007
Maternity Nurse and baby nanny available from 21st of February
Currently studying Holistic Sleep coaching online but available to work daily.
|Last Updated: 05/04/2020|
- Babysitting from £13.00 per hour
- Maternity Nursing from £14.00 per hour (gross)
12.00 net, To be discussed
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- Full CV (added 23/01/2020)
- First Aid Certificate (added 22/01/2020)
- Exam Certificate: Maternity nurse (added 22/01/2020)
- Exam Certificate: Childcare level 3 (added 22/01/2020)
- Exam Certificate: Maternity nurse level 3 (added 22/01/2020)
- UK Driving Licence (added 22/01/2020)
Below are the latest reviews for Zdenka. 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.
Zdenka has been taking care of our first child when he was only 5 months old and I had to return to work full time. I immediately trusted Zdenka as she gave us detailed feedback of our son routine and activities. She took on some extensive research to find appropriate classes for our baby in our area and gradually took him to one class or playgroup a day.
We moved house when our baby was only one year, Zdenka supported our son and adapted a special routine to get him excited in his new bedroom. When he was going through schema plays, she was quick at detecting them, explaining them to us and finally helping him (giving him time, talking to him and making him have fun).
She fully organized our baby weaning and introduced step by step new ingredients. Our toddler is now eating all sorts of vegetables, grains, proteins and fruits thanks to her perseverance and innovative ways to cook. I was actually very impressed with Zdenka knowledge in nutrition from the use of superfood to the magic alchemy of nutrients to ensure their digestion, absorption and help in mood and sleep regulations.
Zdenka has got a holistic way of educating children which makes her really stand out from the other nannies. She nurtured a positive parenting approach for us which we now follow almost effortlessly. She recommended us some educational readings which have helped us in many ways understand our child and coach him how to be independent and thrive in his activities.
Zdenka is so trustworthy she came with us on a family holiday to Zanzibar where she arranged some special activities for our 16 month toddler (coconut painting, collecting shells on the beach and painting them, swimming, sand play).
When our second child was born, Zdenka helped me in correcting my breastfeeding position but also supported me in staying active and getting some rest. She was preparing all meals for me which helped me feel good and the baby to have the best possible fuel for his development.
She patiently taught my newborn how to take from the bottle and even fed her with a spoon when she was refusing to take from the bottle. Last but not least, I was away for 2 weeks and Zdenka stayed as a maternity nurse when I was away, working 24 hours a day to take care of my 4 month old baby. She used her knowledge and practice to sleep train my 2 children and I am blessed to have them sleeping peacefully thanks to her.
I would recommend Zdenka to anyone and I have no issue in being reached should someone need more reference on her. She will be dearly missed and I wish her well in her future educational projects.
Zdenka has been looking after our child for 11 months and she is doing a great job on a daily basis.
She is very reliable, always on time, and source of initiatives; submitting and coking new dishes every week or exploring all the activities that could help our son development. She is very active and can take initiative to better answer to our sons needs : once while we were changing house, she took our son to Kew garden to help him relaxing as he went under a lot of stress with the change of environment. She has also been travelling with us for a week and help us relaxing while taking care of our son.
Zdenka is highly skilled, had a very good approach with babies and toddler so I would recommend her to anyone.
This has been almost a year since Zdenka entered into our family and we hope to keep her as long as Alex would need her.
Zdenka has been a full time nanny for our little boy for almost two years. She has cared for him for 50 hours per week since he was 9 months old. We are now in a position where we are moving home (otherwise I am sure that she would still be working for us).
Zdenka has provided wonderful care for our son throughout that time and he will miss her enormously. I work long and odd hours and she has been incredibly flexible and thoroughly dependable. Zdenka truly adores working with children and builds a rapport with them very early. She comes up with endless ideas to keep them entertained and to encourage their development. From the perspective of parents, on a practical level she cooks nutritious and fresh food daily and keeps the kitchen spotless after using it. She gets out and about to play groups, parks, play centres and play dates every day; she is excellent at giving our son opportunities to socialise with other children and learn from them.
Whichever family Zdenka goes to next, they will have a wonderful nanny and i'm sure their children will adore her as much as our son does. I have provided a full reference to Zdenka if anyone should wish to see it.
We had engaged with this nanny six months before start date, she accepted four months before start date and then dropped out a month beforehand. She left us in a very difficult situation in which, due to holiday commitments, we had to find a new nanny within one week! The experience was extremely stressful for us. While she was initially very apologetic, when asked if she would consider paying us the money back for the settling in day (some nannies don't even charge for this) her responses turned somewhat unprofessional and disrespectful, saying her day would have been better spent studying and that the "advice" she gave us was worth more than the money we paid her - a strange response given that she was interviewing for a job and not employed as a consultant. She also argued she wasn't looking for a job when we approached her and that she believes she made the right decision by dropping us. Any professional person would have responded in a more respectful manner, given the desperate situation she had left us in. We were thoroughly disappointed with her and believe we had a lucky escape in the end...
We dont want to sell other people that have been a great babysitter for us short, but Zdenka was definitely one of the best people we have met so far. Our one year old son had lots of fun, learned a lot. Zdenka couldn't have been more dedicated and professional.
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