My name is Kirsty I am 31 years old, NVQ3 qualified Play Worker and experienced child minder/nanny/play worker looking for a fun and happy family to work with.
I live in Islington on City Road which is close to Angel and Old Street Tube Stations, but I am happy to travel. I have lots of experience working as a nanny, in preschools, after-school clubs, baby sitting and child minding which I have gained over the last twelve years at work and the last year becoming a mother.
I am very approachable and confident in my work, fun and enthusiastic in play and very capable of preparing healthy meals, taking children to local groups, learning through play at home with different activities and out in the local environment (play dates, classes, swimming) and general duties.
I am a non smoker.
I have a driving license, but do not have a car.
I am also available for babysitting on weekdays and weekends with notice prior to July.
Please contact me either by telephone or email.
Since 2007 I have worked solely for 5 different families looking after children of all ages (mainly birth to four),a year in an after school club/playscheme (five to twelves) just off Blackstock Road. I also worked for an agency in Australia working for many different preschools. I have had very good relationships with both the children and their parents.
In March 2011 I started part time looking after a three month old baby boy which turned full time and on occasion his two year old sister, whilst also working at the after school club.
In May 2011 I started full time work with the little boy and this continued until October when his mother retired from work. I had sole charge of him and on occasions his older sister, inclusive of sole weekend charge whilst the parents went for weekends away.
From October 2011 I had been travelling and working abroad and returned to London on the 20th of December 2013.
My sole daily duties include:
•Playing with the child/ren and keeping them entertained by taking them to different groups & to parks.
•Helping to get the children into a routine.
•Organising age related activities such as play & stays and music classes.
•Preparing babies bottles and changing nappies.
•Preparing healthy meals & snacks as they get older.
•Undertaking all the children’s laundry and keeping play areas and children’s bedrooms tidy (if based at their house).
•Stimulating children by reading and keeping them active.
•Bathing and preparing the children for bed.
•Arranging play dates for children
My duties would change whilst working at the preschools. This would involve arranging activities for whole classes with the materials and space made available.
As of January 2014 I started a forty hour week with a little girl of four weeks old. She is now 9 months old and her mother has decided that she would like to spend more time with her and work from home so I have been given my notice today 22/09/14.
January 2015 I started working with a 4 year old girl and a 2 year old girl, after two years both girls were in full time education. This position finished December 2016 and I went travelling for three months.
Finished a full time position from April 2017 at the end of July 2018 with a little girl from 3 months-18 months.
Worked until December 2018 with a two year old girl before she attended nursery in January and I am on maternity leave until I find a family who is happy for me to bring my son along to work with me. Happy to look after another child of the same age so that my son and another child can grow up together and learn to develop their social skills from a very young age or to work with an older child who my son can learn from.
I have references available from all the families I have worked for over the years, I am more than happy to provide these via email.
NVQ3 in Playwork
AS/A2 in Health & Social Care
Working with Chidrens (Australia) 2013
DBS Update (CRB Check)
First Aid Certificate for Babies, Infants and Adults
Safe Guarding & Child Protection Certificate.
I am available to babysit evenings, and weekend babysitting upon notice.
Also happy to travel with the family once we agree a schedule of hours and pay.
|Last Updated: 22/04/2020|
- Nannying from £15.00 per hour (net)
- Babysitting from £12.00 per hour
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Kirsty looked after our 4 year old before she started school in September 2019 in our home whilst I and my husband and I were out at work.
Kirsty looked after all our daughter's needs including preparing lunch and snacks. She would also arrange daily outings to various playgroups and parks. Kirsty would always arrive promptly and our daughter was delighted to spend another day with Kirsty. She was charming, friendly and professional and we couldn’t recommend her more.
Kirsty accommodated us at the last minute by looking after our four-month old daughter overnight in London.
At the time, our daughter usually didn't take well to strangers or unfamiliar environments, and used to fuss quite a bit; even so, she seemed immediately comfortable in Kirsty's home, and we left her at Kirsty's home with great peace of mind, knowing our daughter would be in good hands. Kirsty had no trouble bottle feeding our daughter, even though this is something others have found challenging, and our daughter slept very soundly that night.
We will very gladly make use of Kirsty's services again, and can recommend her without hesitation to parents looking for an outstanding babysitter in London.
Response by KirstyMa on 26/01/2019:
Thank you guys for the lovely review. Glad you both were able to relax and enjoy your evening together.
Look forward to seeing you all in the future.
Kirsty looked after our two daughters as a sole charge nanny four days a week for almost two years (January 2015 to December 2016), between the ages of one and six. As well as looking after the girls Kirsty was in charge of cooking lunch/dinner and organising the girls’ clothes and toys.
Kirsty was always punctual, cheerful and made sure that the girls had lots of fun! When Kirsty started our youngest was not quite two, so Kirsty took her to local playgroups, parks and various clubs, as well as proactively organising playdates with children of a similar age, which was great. Kirsty was also very reliable in collecting our oldest from nursery and school, and showed good organisation when juggling numerous afterschool clubs and pick-ups for both girls once our youngest started nursery too. Kirsty was very happy to get the girls out and about and they spent lots of time outside, which we really liked.
Kirsty often babysat for us as well, and was very helpful and flexible when we asked her to work different days every now and again. Kirsty decided to move on once both girls were at school/nursery and an opportunity came up for some amazing travelling – the girls still ask after her, and she is missed! We wish her all the best with a new family.
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