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Nanny in Walsall

Babysitter in Walsall

5 stars
(4)

Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2016 Last Updated Jan 2021 Last Login 17 Jan 2021 Email

My Summary

Part Time Nanny
Full Time Nanny
Live Out Nanny
DBS Check
After School Nanny
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Childcare Qualifications
Evening Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Emergency Babysitter
Potty Trainer
Bedtime Nanny
Festival Nanny
Corona Helper
Virtual Nanny
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

My name is Holly, the Midlands Nanny.
I am currently looking for nannying or babysitting work in the Walsall area.
I have vast experience looking after children in many different environments and capacities.
I am a kind, passionate and fun childcare practitioner. I develop fantastic relationships with the children that I work with and have made vast improvements in slightly delayed children too!
I have plenty of availability that is changing all of the time, this is for sole charge childcare as a nanny, ad-hoc childcare (babysitting) and proxy parenting.
Please read below regarding my experience.

My Experience

I have attained a Level 2 qualification in Children and Young Peoples Workforce which I studied for as an apprentice childcare practitioner in the Lichfield area.
I also have level 3 paediatric first aid and level 1 safeguarding qualification.
Some of the skills that I have been trained in are detailed below:
Level 3 paediatric first aid
High scope best practices - this is a child led approach to childcare which identifies and builds on children's strengths, interests and abilities.
Behaviour management - built on the high scope values, I ensure children are aware of what they are doing and why they are doing the right or wrong thing and encourage them to make the correct choices.
Prevent - anti-terrorism safeguarding
Food Hygiene
Allergen training - How to identify allergens in food and prevent and treat allergic reactions
Forest School
Level 2 Introduction to Nannying
Level 2 Female Genital Mutilation Awareness
Level 2 ADHD Awareness
Level 2 Improving Childrens Learning Through Play
Level 2 Child Protection
Level 2 Concussion Awareness

In the past, while studying, I gained experience through volunteering two days a week in a special needs school. In this role I worked with children who have a variety of different needs and learned how to adapt activities - big or small - to increase each child's inclusion.

Following this, I secured an apprenticeship role in a day nursery based in Lichfield. This was where I gained my Level 2 CYPW qualification. At the peak business, I had 14 key children. It was my role to observe, track and monitor each child's development on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.

Once my Apprenticeship ended, I took on a Mothers Help role. In the role of Nanny/Mothers help, I had mostly sole charge but sometimes supervised/shared charge of 16 month old twins and occasional shared charge of their older 3 year old brother. I worked mainly with the twins supporting their strict routine as they were still breastfed, so we had to be home regularly for feeds. While working with this family I regularly prepared and cooked meals for the entire family and supported them with household chores such as laundry, tidying toys and general tidying around. I bathed all 3 children regularly and ensured all outfits and nightclothes were prepared. I maintained contacts with similar aged children to engage in social activities for the sole purpose of the childrens development. I tracked and assessed their development based on the EYFS and always suggested to parents where the children should be and how to support them to meet milestones. We went on many trips to the park, library and classes/baby groups. I sometimes accompanied the family on family outings including museums, shopping trips and lunches.

Following this, I took on a role for a family who ran a busy pub, I took sole charge of 4 lovely children aged 14 months to 8 years. As their ages and interests were so varied it was important to ensure my activities could be adapted in diverse ways to benefit all children. I spent the most time with the youngest 2 children who weren’t yet school age so I took them to classes and playdates but my main priority was to teach them to become less dependent on the television and to start to socialise, ultimately learning how to play. My priorities with the older children was learning about the local environment including road safety and stranger danger and expanding their creativity in many ways. I cooked meals for the children and ensure all homework is completed. We did many fun activities that included but weren’t limited to swimming, trips to the park, nature walks and trips to local museums and libraries. I based all of my activities on the children’s interests and had long term and short-term plans for what we would do next based on their changing interests. I worked very flexibly for this family with shifts being very last minute and varying from 7am starts to 10pm finishes!

I was recently an ABA Tutor for a young boy with a statement of Special Educational Needs. In this role I planned and delivered sessions in the home to a young boy with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. I use my knowledge of ABA to support the child to meet their targets using the learning style that appeals most. I support them in educational activities and more fun activities which help the child to apply their knowledge to the outside world. I support the child’s personal hygiene and feeding routines as these are important to be done correctly while the child’s independence is building.
I then took on an ABA role in the school of the child. I was still under the direction of the child’s ABA consultant and helped to support his education while enabling him to access the activities available in mainstream school. I used my knowledge of ABA to support the child to meet their targets using the learning style that appeals most. I supported them in educational activities and more fun activities which helped the child to apply their knowledge to the outside world. I support the child’s personal hygiene and feeding routines as these are important to be done correctly while the child’s independence is building.

I was most recently a part time nanny to one baby in the Walsall area working ad-hoc hours. .

Besides my most recent work, I have almost 13 years experience supporting young children's development in different forms from babysitting for many families to caring for my younger sisters from birth as my mom is a single parent and suffered post-natal depression. I love engaging children in play and activities that are based on the EYFS and have good knowledge of key milestones to expect children to meet.

I believe that child led playing and exploring is the most effective way to educate young children and this is primarily how I work. I use the childrens key interests and guide them to develop using these.

Through my experience I have learnt a lot about communication and creating good trusting bonds with parents of the children I have cared for. One parent has told me that she prefers me to look after her children over her own family.

Some of the families I have cared for and babysat for have had children with complex needs which I have catered for by learning the families routine quickly and knowing what to do in an emergency.

Please view my reviews from families I have worked with, I can also provide many excellent references if necessary.

My Qualifications

Level 1 Safeguarding
Level 2 Children and Young People's Workforce
Level 2 Child Protection
Level 2 Concussion Awareness
Level 2 Female Genital Mutilation Awareness
Level 2 ADHD Awareness
Level 2 Improving Childrens Learning Through Play
Level 3 Paedicatric first aid

My Availability

Flexible

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 03/01/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Nannying from £10.00 per hour (gross)

My fees are negotiable within reason

My Documents

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Holly. 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.

Holly is great with babies, my daughter really enjoy her company . Excellent

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Huang Huang about Avatar for Holly Holly on 15/09/2018

Holly was fantastic and the kids loved her.

Wasn't just a passive sitter - actively checked on the children and was able to give feedback on the time they actually went to sleep.

Helped us managed the going to bed process as she met the children for the first time.

Would recommend and use again.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Liznjim Liznjim about Avatar for Holly Holly on 05/01/2017

Holly is great with children. As a mother of 6 I do find it difficult leaving mine, Holly however, has been fab. All of my children enjoy her company & took to her straight away. I would highly recommend Holly, I have no need to look any further & anytime I need a babysitter I will be sure to give Holly a call

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for JadeD7 JadeD7 about Avatar for Holly Holly on 02/12/2016


Response by Avatar for Holly Holly on 11/12/2016:

Thank you very much, I really enjoy caring for your children as their behaviour is wonderful. You communicated all childrens needs well and gave good notice that you were returning.

Holly has acted as a sitter for my family on two occasions recently. Both children have complex needs and despite her relatively young age, Holly was both confident and competent in dealing with them. Holly has a maturity beyond her years and her work ethic is excellent.

As a family we require only an occasional sitter for respite but we would without hesitation arrange for Holly to return in the future.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Crystal Crystal about Avatar for Holly Holly on 02/12/2016

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