From a very early age I realised that I loved to be around young children. I come from a very large family and therefore had many opportunities to babysit during my teens, and this reinforced the desire and skills needed to take care of children. By the time I left school, I had a natural affinity for working with children and committed to a lifelong career doing this, trying out various settings, roles and backgrounds (see experience below). I have always been an outgoing, lively, positive person who is young at heart and genuinely enjoys getting fully involved with all activities the children are engaged in. I have a very good understanding of child development and learning, and use a holistic approach to developing the child (spiritually, morally, socially, culturally, physically and mentally). I ensure the children in my care have positive experiences of life and learning, and I use praise and rewards to manage behaviour. I love what I do and feel very lucky to have had a career working alongside so many wonderful children with diverse needs and backgrounds. I look forward to continuing this and endeavour to enrich the lives of many more children I care for in the future, as they have enriched mine and continue to do so.
I have over 24 years experience of working with children both in schools and the home. I have worked as a live-in nanny both in the UK and abroad, and have also cared for children after school in their own home and at after school clubs. I am a fully qualified Primary Teacher with 7 years teaching experience; I have also worked as a support assistant in schools for approximately 15 years. I have extensive experience of supporting children with special needs and speakers of English as an additional language. I am very confident with children on the Autistic Spectrum and those who do not settle easily. I have supported deaf and blind children in a school for the hearing & visually impaired and was beginning to learn BSL. I have completed the mandatory training course for childminders. I speak French and have taught this to a Year 6 class, I have also taught Spanish to a Year 5 class.
BA (Hons) Primary Education with Qualified Teacher Status and English Specialism
Access to Social Sciences and Humanities – Sociology, Psychology, English Literature and Study Skills
Future Carers Social Care Academy (placement at Greenacre School) – First Aid; Health & Safety; Infection Control; Tissue Viability; Nutrition; Safeguarding Vulnerable People, Data Protection Act & Confidentiality.
Registered Childminder Training Course.
St. John Ambulance First Aid Qualification (Including Babies and Children); Paediatric First Aid; Basic Food Hygiene Certificate
Training that did not lead to a qualification:
PECS, Thrive; Jump Ahead; Read, Write, Inc.; Time to Talk; Catch Up; Autism; Safeguarding Children; Benchmarking; Social Stories; Socially Speaking; Smartboard; BVP Assessment; Adventures in Learning.
Safeguarding Children and Child Protection, Roles and Responsibilities
British Sign Language; Team Teach
Person-Centred Planning Awareness
Assessment for Learning; Developing Speaking and Listening Skills; Accelerated Learning Approaches; Teaching Investigation and Problem Solving in Maths; Planning & Progression, Monitoring and Recording of Learning in ICT; Assessment of Narrative Writing.
Emergency Aid for Appointed Persons; Managing Young People Effectively; Strategies to Combat Bullying; Child Protection Policies & Procedures; ICT in Music; Digital Imaging; Creative Web Design; Using a Camcorder & Video Editing; Maths in Schools; Design Technology in Schools.
I am available immediately for a part time position. I prefer to work Monday to Friday but may also be available occasional weekends.
|Last Updated: 18/01/2019|
- Babysitting from £9.00 per hour
- Tutoring from £15.00 per hour
My fees for childcare (at the child's own home) start at £9 per hour (1 child), but increases for any additional children (negotiable).
My fees for tutoring start at £15 per hour for 1 child/person, this increases for any additional students (negotiable).
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