Always smiling to life, positive, enthusiastic and love being around children. I am patient, calm and very affectionate around children.
I am a fun, loving caring mum of two boys with the time to be a nanny now that they are at school. As a mum I know what parents want when they leave their child with someone else and understand how it can be placing a child in someone else's care which is why I would ensure the parents needs are met as well as the child's by keeping the parents up to date on how we have spent the day and any developments.
I love working as a nanny and couldn't think of any job so rewarding!
I have so many fond memories of all the many children I have looked after. As a nanny I think it's important to create fun times not only taking them a lot of places but joining in on the fun at home doing role play, interacting and finding the key to what they enjoy and being part of that.
I have a lot of creative ideas to keep children entertained.
I have found that the children take to me easily. I also find it easy to interact with them straight away and love becoming part of the family watching them grow and love playing a part in helping with their development.
Being a mum to boys I have learned you need to be very active at the park and that is something I love doing with children I care for. I love running around with children playing games, I sometimes will think up a game off the top of my head that involves them thinking but having fun at the same time whether it be role play or to joining in on adventures by encouraging them to think up ideas for themselves.
I'm very enthusiastic when it comes to children, I love seeing them happy. I always look up ideas from teaching resources and very enthusiastic with children learning through creativity.
I like to teach the children about the different seasons we have as a way of getting them to explore the world around them and will do an activity craft & baking related.
I know London very well having been brought up in the area of Richmond, I know a wide variety of places to go. I organise outings for the children to local places such as farms, zoos and sometimes will go to museums in London and will see if there is any fun events that maybe on in the area.
I am happy with the parents permission to make a journal about our day including photos and information. I also keep in touch with the parents on how the day is going via a message with photos.
I have seven years of experience as a nanny. I have looked after children sole charge, including families with twins ranging from four months for one family to 9 year old twins! I have ten years experience with children in a variety of settings and my own personal experience as a mother to two boys a year apart.
Before nannying I worked as a children's representative looking after one year olds to children of five years. I have also worked in a nursery observing the needs and different levels of children following the EYFS, creating my own ideas and have identified how to improve the development of the child whilst giving feedback to the parents.
I have also cared for children with special educational needs and behavioural problems. I helped a four year old overcome selective mutism and in turn then ready developmentally to start school and be confident within his vocabulary and peers
child care level 3
First Aid certified
I am available to start straight away. I am available part time or full time. I am also free to help with evening babysitting & any holiday travel.
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|Last Updated: 19/11/2018|
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There is no other way to describe Lucy's childcare but as absolutely amazing. Lucy is extremely passionate about her job and you can really tell that she is happy among children with so much love and dedication. She was always doing all sorts of activities from parks to zoos to playgroups, both my kids have developed enormously with Lucy. She has such a lovely, warm nature and fun personality you can easily see why my boys loved her tremendously alongside her sweet gentle caring nature. My boys speech have come on in leaps and bounds I believe this is a credit to her. Lucy also has a very artistic ability to get the boys making creative works of art which is a pleasure to come home to.
l felt completely reassured when I dropped my boys off, she keeps in contact with me as and when I need it throughout the day. I interviewed many nannies in my search for the best and she by far stood out, my boys would always smile with joy and hug her at the beginning of the day not wanting her to go home by the end of the day. I feel grateful that I've met her:)
Thank you Lucy
Lucy is fantastic! Can’t recommend her enough. She is very professional and reliable, I felt incredibly reassured when I came back to see my 7 month old baby so happy and content after her day with Lucy.
Lucy was a fantastic choice for us, we couldn't have asked better care for our children. My children were running up to her giving her hugs, even telling me they didn't want her to leave at the end of the day!
She has a lovely gentle way, showing love and affection around children.
She used so much initiative recommending places in the area, she took my two on lots of outings & classes. My boys came home beaming telling me all the fun they had at the park with Lucy.
She's also great at keeping my boys calm and engaged. She played a big part in helping my boys to learn how to read and gave confidence in helping to progress.
I can thoroughly recommend her for the next family, I wish we could have had Lucy for longer but our schedules and hours we needed changed.
Lucy is very creative looking after my baby in an out of home setting and is always flexible.
Response by Lucy on 14/05/2017:
Thank you for the lovely review, your daughters are a joy to look after, so adorable. I love looking after them :)
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