Hi! I’m a Norland trained nanny living in Sunningdale. I work full time during the week but have availability in the evenings and on the weekends.
I am motivated to help children become happy, healthy and well-mannered. I am skilled in creating schedules, following commitments and maintaining routines. I always ensure I listen carefully and follow directions well. I have a passion for encouraging a love of exploration and learning in every child. I deeply adore children of all ages and desire to work closely with families and their children.
December 2014 – August 2016 – Special Needs Personal Assistant for 3 children aged 5, 9, 10, 11 and 12 years old.
I provided flexible, confidential support to children, where there was learning or physical disability, or a dysfunction within the family situation. I was working in partnership, direct work with families. I assisted in promoting a valued role for the child in areas of choice, presence in the community, social networks, reputation and image, and in developing skills and enhancing experience utilising available community resources.
June 2015 – August 2015 – Camp Councellor at Laurel Girl Scout Resident Camp in Connecticut.
During this summer, I worked with children aged 5-10 years from a variety of backgrounds. No matter what the group of campers, my goal was always the same: “Building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place” – the mission statement of Girl Scouts. Despite the obstacles many of them faced during the school year, these youths were able to thrive in the camp environment - a safe place for them to try something outside of their comfort zone, from fire building and archery to being away from home for the first time and learning to live as a community. This was a challenging summer, but I loved every minute. It was exciting to see the progress that each girl made, helping each one identify her strengths and using these to grow into stronger leaders and people. During my time at camp, I demonstrated personal strengths such as empathy, patience, critical thinking, and persistence.
September 2015 – June 2016 – Sole charge ad hoc nanny for 1 child aged 11 years old.
The child that was in my care has Down Syndrome and Sensory Processing Disorder. She thrives with one to one activities and the parents decided it would be beneficial to do some play activities with her and give her some one to one attention which she craves. I allowed the child to choose activities and lead the play and I would join in and support her in the games and activities she wanted to do. During the school holidays I also took her to various activities locally and this seemed to boost her confidence and independence doing things away from her family.
January 2016 – August 2016 – Sessional Support Worker for 2 children aged 7 and 9 years old.
I was matched to two young people who have disabilities, and took them out for varying activities within their local communities. I have been a conscientious worker, who is reliable and a good time keeper. I have developed a good rapport with the young people that I worked with.
July 2016 – August 2016 – Holiday daily Nanny, Mixed Sole/shared care, for 4 children aged 1, 2, 3, and 4 years old.
I worked for two families during a summer holiday in Wales. I was regularly left alone with all 4 children. I ensured that I had a wide range of activities to entertain all of the children and easily take them away from the parents when needed such as having a carefully prepared ‘rainy day box’. I also managed routines and mealtimes and cooked a wide range of foods such as locally caught lobster, lasagne and soufflé.
January 2017 – March 2017 – Night Nanny for 1 child aged 3 months old.
I did a Night Nanny/Maternity nurse role over a period of 3 months when the baby was 3 months old. The family employed myself to help with nights over a period when they were moving house and the mum was struggling with a lack of sleep. I followed the parent’s lead and instructions when we were trying to wean the baby off his night feeds. I felt very competent and confident in doing this and I managed to wean the baby off his night feeds over a course of 3 weeks.
June 2017 – Holiday Nanny, Sole charge/shared care, residential nanny for 1 child aged 3 years old.
In this job, I was very proactive and had a ‘muck in’ attitude. I worked very hard to form a quick bond with the child. I quickly connected with the child and kept him thoroughly entertained, playing games with him throughout the holiday. I was always happy to cook and prepared his lunch, tea and various snacks most days. I was good at calming him down and distracting him when he got fractious, for example at the airport when his mum had to go off to drop off the car and he got upset because she was leaving. I communicated well with the parents and was flexible with my break times to fit in with their schedule.
October 2017 – June 2018 – Special Needs Personal Assistant for 1 child aged 10 years old.
In this role, it was my responsibility to help to build confidence within the child and help them too access the local area.
CHILDCARE EXPERIENCE WHILST TRAINING AT NORLAND:
October – November 2018 – Nanny, Sole charge residential nanny for 1 child aged 2 years old.
In this placement, as a nanny, I was responsible for the child whilst the parents were at work. My responsibilities included caring for the child in all aspect and also running errands, cooking meals and cleaning up after meal times and I was very involved in the children's day to day activities.
April – May 2018 – Nanny, Sole charge residential nanny for 1 child aged 10 months.
In this placement, I was dedicated to caring for the child without supervision. I had full responsibility for all aspects of childcare and for providing an individually focused day for the child.
January – February 2018 –Shared care daily nanny for 4 children, twins aged 6 months, 4 and 8 years old.
As a nanny, I worked in partnership with the family, taking responsibility for the safety and development of the children. My specific duties during this placement included the children's laundry, maintaining the cleanliness of equipment, toys and rooms used by the children and the preparation of the children's meals.
September – October 2017 – Teaching assistant, Pre School.
Within this placement, my role was to help children to achieve early learning goals. I specifically focused on helping children develop curiosity and knowledge in this setting. I worked closely with others, including teaching assistants and nursery nurses as well as volunteer helpers, to plan and coordinate work both indoors and outdoors.
May 2017 – Nursery practitioner, toddler room.
I provided a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for the children in the setting. I worked as part of a team in order to provide an enabling environment in which all individual children can play, develop and learn.
February – April 2017 – Classroom Assistant, Year 1.
Within this setting, my role included supporting children's learning, and supporting the main class teacher. In the primary school, my duties included: Setting up equipment and helping to prepare the classroom for lessons, tidying up afterwards and helping with displays.
October – December 2016 – Classroom Assistant, Pre School.
Within this setting, it was my responsibility to plan activities for children, such as storytelling or art projects. I instructed and supervised the children in social and developmental activities, helped to feed and change the children, and generally provided one-on-one attention when needed.
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
September 2016 – June 2019 Norland College
BA (Hons) in Early Years Development and Learning
September 2008 – June 2016
Sir Thomas Picton School
3 A-levels in Applied Science, Welsh Second Language and English Literature
Level 2 Children’s Care, Learning and Development
10 GCSE’s Grades A-C (including Mathematics & English)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND QUALIFICATIONS (all 'May 2019' training will be completed before finishing Norland in June)
May 2019 Skid Pan Control Course
May 2019 12 Hour Paediatric First Aid
May 2019 Anaphylaxis Management
May 2019 Safeguarding
May 2019 Security and Cyber Security Training
May 2019 Fire Safety in the Home
May 2019 Deberett’s Etiquette Training
May 2019 The Good Schools Guide
May 2019 Baby Massage
May 2019 Car Seat Training
May 2019 Self Defence
May 2019 Emotion Coaching
May 2019 Children‘s Hairstyling
May 2019 AGA Training
May 2019 Bereavement
May 2019 Lifesaving
May 2019 Laundry Training
May 2019 Breastfeeding Training
May 2019 Sleep Training
Dec 2016 Communication in Makaton Course
Sept 2016 Food Hygiene Level 2
July 2016 Manual Handling
May 2016 Sport Leaders UK Level 1
Nov 2015 Child Protection Training Level 1
ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS
• 2017 - Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award
• 2016 - Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award
• 2015 - Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award
• 2014 - Girlguiding Adult Leader qualification
• 2012 & 2013 - Building a school & orphanage in South Africa
|Last Updated: 08/01/2020|
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- Training Certificate: Safeguarding Training (added 14/01/2017)
- Training Certificate: Food Safety 2013 (added 14/01/2017)
- Training Certificate: Pass Plus Driving Course (added 14/01/2017)
- Training Certificate: Sports Leadership (added 14/01/2017)
- Training Certificate: Food Safety Training (added 14/01/2017)
- Training Certificate: Manual Handling Training (added 14/01/2017)
- Training Certificate: Child Protection Training (added 14/01/2017)
- Training Certificate: Childcare Level 2 (added 14/01/2017)
- Reference: Reference 4 (added 14/01/2017)
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- Reference: Reference 2 (added 14/01/2017)
- Reference: Reference 1 (added 14/01/2017)
- First Aid Certificate: First Aid Awareness (added 14/01/2017)
- First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid (added 14/01/2017)
- DBS Check (added 14/01/2017)
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Louise has looked after my two children (10 & 6) a few times, picking up from school, cooking tea etc etc a few times and I can't recommend her highly enough. She is prompt, kind and efficient.
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