I am a very calm and easy going person and have always enjoyed working with children as either a nanny or a registered childminder, I have also been a foster carer. I have three children of my own who are aged 21, 24 & 27.
Since leaving school I have always worked as a nanny or a childminder for many families of children aged 12 weeks to thirteen years old as well as my 3 children. I was also a foster carer for 3 years. I worked for my previous family for 8 and a half years, from when the children were aged 18months and 4 years. I also worked for a family with twin girls from 11months old,as well as their brother who was 4. I have been with my current family for 4 1/2 years, as a live-in nanny/housekeeper, during which time the family have had another baby.
Paediatric first aid
Safeguarding children level 1
Introduction to childminding practice
City and guilds in Soft Furnishings
Many other short course certificates relating to children and young people
I live in Northfield, Birmingham. I currently work as a full-time nanny. I am now only available for occasional evening and weekend babysitting.
|Last Updated: 01/09/2019|
- Babysitting from £8.50 per hour
- Nannying from £11.00 per hour (net)
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- Reference: Current employer reference (added 31/12/2018)
- Reference: Previous employer reference (added 30/12/2018)
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Sarah has worked for our family now for over four years. She has taken care of my little girl from 17 months of age and my little boy, since birth. She is intelligent, well read, well -travelled and well spoken. When I first started looking for a nanny, I interviewed many candidates and I can say with certainty that persons with her qualities are few and far between in the care sector.
Sarah lavishes unconditional love and attention on my children on a daily basis. They both love her dearly and she has become a part of our family. There is literally nothing that is too much for her to do and she gives of herself in so many ways that when they are with her, I feel confident that they are loved, cared for and safe and secure. She is reliable, punctual and always ready to help. In the four years she has been with us I can count on one hand the number of days she has missed work. In many ways she has looked after my husband and I, as well as the children. This is why you will find when you look at her employment history, that the families she works for keep her on for years and years. It is really difficult to imagine life without her once she becomes part of your family!
My son was born with an immature gut and was therefore allergic to many food groups including potatoes, rice, diary, most types of meat and eggs. Sarah patiently came up with a weaning plan for him and has made everything for him by scratch since he was 6 month old, despite the time and effort involved. She is a great cook and is extremely knowledgeable about food and nutrition. Both of my children have thrived with the meals she has prepared for them including my son, despite his multiple intolerances. She is also incredibly helpful, easy to get along with and is always happy to take the initiative when needed. As a parent herself, she is very respectful of the parent- child relationship and is always prepared to accommodate my wishes and preferences.
Sarah also has a kind and patient manner. Her years of experience are evident in her work. She is not daunted by the worst of tantrums and her calm demeanor inspires calm and happy children. I have personally learned a lot about parenting and looking after children from watching her with my kids. She has a natural intuition when it comes to understanding and communicating with children and a knack for teaching and inspiring creativity. My five year old was already reading when she entered reception and my four year old already has a good grasp of phonics. She is always planning wonderful activities and outings for them and she is happy to take their cue, in terms of what they want to do and what they find interesting. Both my children have flourished under her care socially and developmentally.
Sarah has been an absolute gift to our family and I whole-heartedly recommend her for any position in the future.
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