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I'm a mum of three grown-up children and I'm so delighted that they all are now graduates from University College London (UCL), doing well in their chosen careers.
I have worked in primary schools and been a school governor and this gives me great insight into that vital relationship between home and school, and primary schools' expectations of what children should achieve. This has been especially important in this time of home-schooling.
As a nanny and educator, I engage with children in an exciting way; bringing to life numbers and words, developing social skills and engaging with the natural world in which we live. I love nurturing and revealing a child's creativity.
I'm based right on the edge of the City of London close to Tower Bridge and St Katharine's Dock. This is also convenient for Canary Wharf and for parts of south London such as Dulwich where several of my most recent engagements have been.
I have worked with families throughout lock down, many of these needing short-term care during various work related projects. I also thoroughly enjoyed being asked to take on home-schooling tasks in the last few months as schools closed at short notice.
I have a one year old car which has a Euro NCAP 5 Star safety rating.
References are available upon request and I hold a current DBS check. I have also recently had my first Covid vaccination / jab (February 2021)
I am a highly experienced nanny with extensive previous experience working in a number of London primary schools as a Teaching Assistant and have worked in this field for more than twenty years.
I have vast experience across early years - babies, toddlers and pre-school age - supporting children to gain self-confidence and become independent learners. My focus is on enabling them to reach their full potential whilst still experiencing their childhood. My approach is a holistic one and that includes delightful messy, muddy play, walks in the park, looking and listening to nature.
For you as a parent, I offer support, advice and can be that person you want to bounce ideas off. I am especially supportive of new parents because everything you face is new. I have been through this myself and have worked with many new parents in the past few years so I am sure I can make that experience of being a new parent easier for you.
I am highly motivated, reliable, creative and enthusiastic and would love to work with you and your child.
Mum of three which I hope speaks for itself!
8 GCSE's including Maths and English
Three years as a nanny and 17 years prior work experience in primary schools working with children of all abilities.
Very widely traveled internationally, culturally aware and sensitive to your individual needs.
I can work anywhere within easy walking distance of my home in Tower Hill. I can also drive within a 5 mile / 30 minute radius. Some London destinations are, as we all know, more challenging to get to . Easy traffic and free or permit parking arrangements are something we can discuss.
|Last Updated: 25/03/2021|
- Nannying from £15.00 per hour (net)
- Babysitting from £15.00 per hour
£15 per hour net.
- First Aid Certificate (added 06/04/2021)
- Reference: Reference from Polly Browne July 2020 (added 06/11/2020)
- DBS Check (added 15/01/2018)
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Just to say that Eileen is a wonderful nanny and very personable and caring person. Eileen has looked after my newborn from 3 weeks, my partner's 3 year old and home schooled my 7 yr old daughter. All in the crazy year of Covid and various versions of lockdown. She is reliable and really hard working, imaginative and never stops thinking about how best to help the children. Couldn't have got through this year without her. Im so sorry to be losing her but know that whoever she ends up with next, she will be a great addition to their household.
As a stay-at-home mum, I didn’t send my son (now 5) to nursery, but once his sister was 1.5 (she is now 2.5) I felt like a bit of time to pursue my own endeavours would be much appreciated. Since I had always been so in control of my kids’ schedules and safety I wasn’t even sure if there existed a person who I would feel comfortable with... that is, until I met Eileen.
She is everything and more than I could have hoped for in a nanny. She was never, ever late and a great communicator. She was totally respectful of our family schedules and didn’t push me too far out of my comfort zone... but just enough to allow both my daughter and I to grow.
Eileen would show up with super fun things for her to do, like precooked spaghetti or a big container of jelly with random objects hidden in it. She would sing, read, allow my daughter to just be herself and grow and get messy and love every moment. Eileen even dropped off activities and games on our doorstep during the lockdown, with FaceTime sessions in Gruffalo costumes (oh yes) to entertain both kids.
She was also incredible with my son, and even went the extra mile to take care of my crippled dog; there are not many people I would trust to do this.
We are super sad to have to say goodbye to seeing Eileen regularly, but it’s time for my daughter to make the leap into nursery. Eileen has been instrumental in getting her to this stage. She is ready, and so am I, thanks to Eileen’s wonderful care.
Eileen is incredible! I am a first time mum and my husband works long hours. Eileen started looking after my son when he was 12 weeks old. He’s now 5 months old and loves his time with Eileen. She takes him for a few hours a couple of times a week and in that time, I know he is 100% safe and happy. Eileen is constantly coming up with new and exciting ways to entertain him, keeps me completely up to date about what they’ve done and is entirely reliable. One of the best things about Eileen is that she is very flexible and never makes you feel disorganised or embarrassed if you have to change plans or forget something (this happens to me quite a lot!) I would recommend Eileen to anyone in need of a break from childcare! It’s also worth noting that my son has really developed since Eileen began working with us. He was premature and still very small when Eileen started to care for him. She gave me the confidence to try new things out with him and offers non-pushy guidance freely which I find invaluable.
When I was looking for someone to look after my toddler a few mornings a week a friend referred me to Eileen ... and we haven’t looked back. My daughter adores her. We have just moved out of London and miss Eileen so much. She is trustworthy, super organised (far better than me!), and a kind soul, she is an absolute natural with children and babies.
We loved her strong focus on good behaviour and teaching and were amazed at what she managed to do with our 2 year old who was always thrilled with all the organised activities and outings. She even turned up with a back pack full of awesome bits and pieces when we had a toddler sick at home and in need of some stay at home entertainment.
We really appreciated her flexibility and all the help and advice she offered.
She because a fabulous extension to our family and would thoroughly recommend her.
Eileen has been the most fantastic nanny for my daughter Noelle since she was about 9 months (now 14 months). We are sad to have to give her up now as we are moving.
She is very professional, flexible and always on time. Noelle was always happy when I told her Eileen was coming and they would play on the floor, do arts and crafts or go out to play groups or playgrounds. She does lots of singing and makes creative home-made games based on Noelle's interests and capabilities.
Eileen keeps up to date with current research and obtained information specific to issues we experienced with Noelle such as weaning and sleep training. She also provided great support and practical help with these issues in a calm and reassuring way.
She has been a huge help to us, Noelle loves her and so do I. I highly recommend Eileen!
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