I am an ofsted registered nanny with over 20 years experience looking for day or night work and babysitting. I am happy to work overnights or evening babysitting. Recently I have worked nights with newborn twins and before and after school and full time in school holidays. I have one child of my own, a boy born in May 2013 who comes to work with me in the day, but stays with his dad if I'm working in the evening. I cook good fresh food and can drive both manual and automatic and own a 7 seater Toyota Previa called Red Ted.
I have over 20 years experience as a maternity nurse and nanny with children aged from newborn to teenagers including twins and some special needs and special diets. I have looked after up to 5 children in one family and have worked for 2 nanny shares. I enjoy a challenge and love to find ways to facilitate activities, for example taking younger children and asthmatic children on my tandem so that they can go for bike rides with their siblings. I have taken children to activities ranging from sing and sign, tumble tots and play ball to golf lessons, swimming and riding. I have changed nappies, baked cakes, built Lego, helped with puzzles and homework and built train tracks, often simultaneously! My 4 year old has loved coming to work with me and my charges have been like siblings to him.
I am very calm and have experience of Asbergers, dyslexia, dyspraxia, speech delay, reflux and disabled parents, as well as resident grandparents. I have worked with adults with varied learning disabilities and know some Makaton and am always happy to learn.
I have O levels including Maths, English and French and a Certificate of Extended Education Grade 1 (Equivalent to O level grade A) in Family Centred Studies which included childcare. I also completed an Access course in Business Studies. I did half my nurse training, but did not finish, due to a back injury, which is no longer an issue. As a teenager I volunteered with a group for children with special needs. I have completed the Core skills course as well as having up to date first aid and Ofsted registration.
I am available immediately
|Last Updated: 21/01/2019|
- Nannying from £10.00 per hour (gross)
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
I'm open to offers depending on location and requirements.
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Joan joined us in February 2018 when our twin boys were 3 weeks old and what a god send she was! The first night she literally frogged marched me upto bed and told me to leave everything to her and to get some much needed sleep!
We asked Joan to night nanny for our twins, as already having an 18m old, and a caesarean I was shattered and not coping that well just through sheer exhaustion. Joan worked Sunday - Thursday 21:00 - 07:00, and stayed over in the mornings if we needed her to - nothing was too much to ask!
Joan fed our boys all through the night and wasn’t even phased by the amount of sick due to them both having horrendous reflux - which took a while to manage via medication. She was even on hand when twin 2 was taken to hospital with Enterovirus Meningitis.
Joan’s commitment to us and the boys was unquestionable when during the heavy snow we had through February and March, she still managed to make it to us every night without hesitation.
We had to unfortunately make the decision to give Joan her notice when our day nanny wanted to go full time; the position of night nanny was only ever supposed to be short term (around 2/3 months) but after 7 months of blissful sleep and being completely spoilt by Joan being so brilliant, we had to say goodbye.
It was always clear that Joan always had our boys best interest at heart and with this in mind I can only say that Joan will be an asset to any family needing the extra help!
We wish Joan all the very best for her future!
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