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Linda Ha

Nanny in Newark And Sherwood (also available for babysitting)

5 stars

Usually responds within 4 hours

Female Member since Mar 2011 Last Updated May 2024 Last Login 19 Jun 2024

My Summary

Part Time Nanny
Full Time Nanny
Live Out Nanny
Full Driving Licence
Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Evening Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Tax-Free Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Having lived and worked as a fully qualified, Ofsted registered childminder/nanny in Surrey & London, for the last 30 years I have recently relocated to Oxton Nottinghamshire.
I have a temporary position in a nursery school as an Early years Educator. I am looking for at least a 4 full days nanny position within 10 miles of my home postcode.

I have been responsible for the care and development of many little ones over the years, having looked after children aged 3 months to twelve years at different times during my career in child care. As both a nanny and a childminder my duties have included preparing healthy nutritious meals, planning and delivering daily activities and trips with groups of up to four children at a time, and ensuring the children in my care are happy and thriving.  I have liaised with parents over the progress of their individual children; advising them of any concerns as well as essential information relating to their daily/weekly and monthly progress in accordance with Ofsted requirements. During Ofsted inspections I have been graded as Good & Outstanding and have received many positive comments on my enthusiastic approach and dedication to my role.
I absolutely love working with children of all ages, enjoying watching them progress and grow and have maintained friendships with many of the families for whom I have worked.
I am happy to also do occasional evening babysitting hours too.
I am a fit very healthy 57 yr old, I enjoy a circuit training,a boxing class, cycling, gardening and decorating in my spare time.
I have also brought up two awesome delightful now young adults single handed, whilst working full time in child care.

My Experience

I have worked as a child minder for almost 20 years previously to this a sole charge nanny to several families in 19 years.
Registered with Ofsted since 2003
Enhanced DBS
Outstanding & Good grades in my last 4 inspections; 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020.

My Qualifications

City and Guilds in Home Economics and Family Community care.
I.C.P in child minding
St.Johns First aid training
Safe guarding in children
Many child minding courses on a wide variety of topics.

My Availability

Full day availability Monday -Friday

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 05/05/2024

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £15.00 per hour
  • Nannying from £15.00 per hour (gross)

I am Ofsted registered and can accept the HMRC Tax free child care scheme.
Daily nanny fee £15.00per hour gross 8.00 - 6 .00pm
Baby sitting £15.00 per hour

My Documents

  • Full CV (added 05/01/2024)
  • DBS Check (added 20/10/2023)
  • Other (added 20/10/2023)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 20/10/2023)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 20/10/2023)
  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid (added 28/03/2022)
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 23/03/2022)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Linda Ha. 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.

Linda has been nanny to our two-year old twin girls and also our 5 year old daughter (after school and during holidays) for a year now. She babysits for us sometimes too. Linda has a gentle, responsive approach - on her first day, we were amazed by how quickly our twins settled with her. She’s intuitive to their needs, caring, patient and treats them as individuals. One of our twins wears hearing aids and Linda has taken time to learn about how to put them in, change the batteries and help her to get used to them. The girls love Linda and talk about her a lot when she’s not around. They have a sweet bond and look forward to their days with her. Even when the twins have tantrums, Linda deals with them calmly and effectively.

We have a really good relationship too and a lot of respect for one another. Linda is friendly and helpful – always has top tips if we need to purchase toys or equipment for the girls, and is happy to lend us items from her kit from when she was a childminder. Linda has car seats and a buggy in her car too - very handy when she takes the girls out. She often sends me updates/photos when I’m at work, which I appreciate. Linda has also fitted into our family life so well and uses her initiative around the home to help us out, e.g. sorting out play areas, getting our older daughter ready for after-school activities, unloading dishwasher, etc.

Linda has an excellent, “can do” attitude. She’s completely unflappable (even when she takes our twins swimming!) Linda is a natural, knowledgeable and proactive educator too. She works part-time at a preschool, which I’d imagine is a useful reference point when she cares for our (nearly 3 year old) twins. She’s thoughtful and proactive, organising a range of fun and educational activities for the girls, e.g. forest school, swimming, painting, library visits and reading, messy play, various sorting tasks, seasonal activities too, e.g. they recently made a tree collage using autumnal leaves and made pumpkin art. Linda tries to tune into their world and takes the initiative to organise activities as appropriate. She also understands the financial pressures of having multiples, managing to find activities which are low cost or free. The girls have progressed in so many areas since Linda has been with us, e.g. communication, colours, counting, etc. I like the way she builds the learning into their daily activities and is encouraging, so it has never felt intense or pushy. After school and in the school holidays, Linda also looks after our 5 year old and manages to keep them all happy – we’ve always been impressed by how well she takes it in her stride.

Linda’s extensive experience as a childminder, nanny and early years practitioner has shone through during her time with us. When I head off for work, I feel content knowing our girls are in her capable hands. Linda’s only leaving us because we can’t pay for her time using the funded hours our twins will receive when they turn 3. We feel privileged that she came to us and will be sad to see her go.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Eleanor Eleanor about Avatar for Linda Ha Linda Ha on 06/11/2023


Response by Avatar for Linda Ha Linda Ha on 06/11/2023:

Thank you for this review, it has been a great pleasure caring for your children, :).

My daughter has been with Linda for 8 months now and started when she was 1 year old.

Linda has been nothing but fantastic, my daughter absolutely loves attending everyday and jumps with excitement when we get to Linda’s door. Linda is the perfect mix of caring, fun and firm with the children, she is always taking them on outings or doing something educational with them. This week taking them to wisely for an Easter egg hunt, rhyme time at the library and bushy park to name just a few.

Linda is just wonderful and I’m so happy we found her, I would highly recommend.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Cat Cat about Avatar for Linda Ha Linda Ha on 14/04/2022


Response by Avatar for Linda Ha Linda Ha on 14/04/2022:

Thank you, for the review your little one brings much joy and amusement to my setting! X

We are absolutely delighted with the care that our son gets from Linda.
He started going to Lindas for three days a week when he was approx. 14 months old and is still with her now (almost 2). He thrives in her cafe. We especially love the very thorough WhatsApp diary update each day and look forward to seeing the days activities - if not raining all day, Linda always takes the children out, to the local parks, woods, Wisley, rhyme time at the library etc. which I think is very important. But when raining, her house and setting has everything you could wish for, so many stimulating toys and activities and no tv or iPad in sight. We couldn’t be more delighted with Linda’s care and would recommend to anyone in a heartbeat.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Rebecca Rebecca about Avatar for Linda Ha Linda Ha on 05/04/2022


Response by Avatar for Linda Ha Linda Ha on 14/04/2022:

Thank you for the review such a placid easy going little boy, Its a real pleasure to care for him, long may it last x.

Linda has looked after both our boys from the age of 1 until 3. From the moment that we stepped into her setting we knew that it was the right place for them to be. Linda has created a safe space where children can learn and develop to the best of their ability.
My boys love the outdoors and they get the opportunity to be outside on a daily basis whether that is in her wonderful garden, at local play areas, Wisley, Bushy Park or beyond. Nothing is too much for Linda and she has the child's best interests at heart, working alongside parents to ensure the best for all. She is an extension of our family and my eldest delights at being able to visit her to discuss what he has done at school.
We are very sad to be moving on but know that what ever child takes our space is very lucky.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Emily Emily about Avatar for Linda Ha Linda Ha on 02/04/2022


Response by Avatar for Linda Ha Linda Ha on 05/04/2022:

Aww thank you, for the review.
It has been a great 5 years in total. I have enjoyed our many fun adventures together.

I will miss you all too.

Linda has cared for both my girls from the ages of 8 months to 3/4 years. They have both thrived in her care and loved every moment (in fact my eldest asked tonight if I could book her in to go to Linda’s one weekend). Linda’s house is like a home from home, she takes great care to reflect the children's interests in their play whilst encouraging learning. She has a fantastic garden where they spend lots of time in summer doing various activities and water play which my children adored together with their little outings to the library, the park, the woods to name but a few. Linda always goes the extra mile and I cannot recommend her highly enough!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for RachelL RachelL about Avatar for Linda Ha Linda Ha on 28/03/2022


Response by Avatar for Linda Ha Linda Ha on 29/03/2022:

Thank you for your kind words,
its been a pleasure caring for your children. I have loved taking them on their little adventures. It will be sad to see you go but will sure to to stay in contact.

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