5 stars (10)

Nanny in London

Babysitter in London

Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2011 Last Updated Sep 2018 Last Login 25 Sep 2018 Email

My Summary

Part Time Nanny

About Me

Hello everyone
Thanks for all the interest in my profile.

My Availability for the next few months:
September: 9th to 15th any day; remaining weeks, Tuesday, Friday, weekends and evenings.
October: Monday, Thursday, Friday, weekends and evenings.
November onwards: any day apart from Wednesdays.

Requests for short term/holidays care:
* Bookings are open 2 weeks or less in advance.
* Deposit and cancellations fees will be applied.

Are you here looking for part-time, up to 3 full days, emergency or short notice high standard childcare? If so, You’ve come to the right place! I cater for a wide range of demands, including emergency care, ad hoc helping, hotel babysitting, short breaks in the UK, etc.
Families with babies, toddlers, and young children, in general, are welcome. Please get in touch to check availability.

ABOUT ME:
My name is Rose Santos, a very well educated and bilingual professional with experience in the field of childcare and infants education, with a keen interest in child development. I am originally from Brazil, where I used to work as a graduated primary and high school teacher, as well as other children’s related activities. My approach to childcare is essentially from a place of service. My aim is to help people, offering the best of my skills to make the world a better place. I have a very child-centered approach, focusing on their global development; being 100% child-led, I pay a careful attention to attachment and have a natural inclination to encourage bonding. Trust is the heart and soul of my work philosophy in childcare, as I believe that a strong and harmonic relationship with the parents is the ground for building a stimulating environment for the children.

On a personal level, I like to believe that I am of a humble, honest and enthusiastic nature, who is kind to all creatures, especially the little or vulnerable ones. I am also a very positive, good-natured, conscientious, and nurturing person, who is genuinely in love with the little ones. I truly believe in kindness, compassion, generosity, and integrity.

I am into humanities; literature, arts, science, sports, as well as meditation, self-awareness, human development and pretty much everything that a creative mind can reach are dear to me. I am also deeply connected to nature and fond of a healthy lifestyle as well as sustainability, DIY ethics, and environmental awareness. I do love languages. Portuguese is my mother tongue, but I also speak some Spanish and have a platonic love with French. English is by far my (second) favorite one. I have a good command of English, although far from being perfect fluency. However, my native fluency in Brazilian Portuguese can make your little one acquainted with this language unless you clearly determine otherwise.

If my profile resonates with you and my availability fits into your requirements, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I am always happy to hear from like-minded and well-educated families in need of childcare.

My Experience

I would say that I have a lifetime history of caring for and educating children. Back home I used to work as a primary and high school teacher; private tutor, volunteering with teenagers and helping to bring up my nephews. Moving to London, I had the opportunity to work with
children in home-based care. I entered in the field of childcare in 2011, when I first came to London to study English. Then, I worked for about 2 years as a nanny and tutor, looking after young children, especially babies and toddlers. Upon my return in Brazil, I worked as a consultant, mentor, life and career coach, coming back to London in 2015, as an academic visitor, to work in a project under the tutorship of a renowned English scholar. Since then, I have been doing part-time childcare, mostly working with small babies, toddlers and young children in general.
I started helping with a down syndrome teenager girl, then I worded as a helper in a child-minding set - where I discovered how good a connection I managed to establish with babies and toddlers - then, moving on to providing sole charge services both as an after- school nanny and looking after babies and young children. I have a slight preference for working with early years (0-5), but older kids are always welcome.

**IMPORTANT:
* Unless otherwise agreed, housework is limited exclusively to spaces related to children’s daily needs and social activities under my supervision.

My Qualifications

Master in Political Science

BS, in Social Science at the University of Montes Claros, Brazil.

Teaching degree in History and Sociology (Primary and Secondary school) at the University of Montes Claros, Brazil.

Primary and yearly years education (Brazil)

EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT. (accreditted certificate).
AN INTRODUCTION TO NANNYING by Laser Learning Ltd in association with the British Association of Professional Nannies (BAPN),

PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID (12 hours) in compliance with the requirements of the Early Years foundation stage statutory framework;

English (advanced) Cambridge Certificate

Criminal Record Certificate (Brazilian police Department)

UK references.

My Availability

Flexible, part time. Contact for more details.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no yes no no yes yes yes
Morning no yes no no yes yes yes
Afternoon no yes no no yes yes yes
After School no yes no no yes yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 02/09/2018

My Fees

  • Nannying from £11.00 per hour (net)
  • Babysitting from £11.00 per hour

From £11 net depending upon number of hours.
I also pay my own taxes as a self employed worker.

My Documents

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  • Reference: Reference2 (added 10/07/2018)
  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid certificate (added 10/07/2018)
  • Full CV (added 10/07/2018)
  • Reference: Reference Letter (added 10/07/2018)
  • Training Certificate (added 15/10/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Rosinha. 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.

We used Rose when our nanny went on holiday in Feb 2018 for a week. We were also in the middle of moving house so things where a bit chaotic.

Despite this our daughter (4 years old at the time) quickly settled with Rose and it was a smooth week. Rose is intelligent and kind and our daughter responded well to her. She also took initiative and found some local activities to do with our daughter. All in all we would definitely use Rose again and I feel that is a strong a recommendation as any.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Rosinha on 24/02/2018

Rose looked after our 3 year old little boy for 7 months, initially for 1 day a week but towards the end almost full time as we transitioned him to a new nursery.

Rose is a conscientious, fun loving, thoughtful carer. She is extremely reliable, flexible and easy to communicate with. Rose took time to understand our little boy, his (and our) needs and to build a rapport. And she thoughtfully planned daily activities accordingly, that stimulated and nurtured him. Rose also managed to potty train him within a week, with no stress and no accidents! And she prepared nutritious meals and snacks.

Rose is trustworthy, intelligent and professional. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to any family looking for good quality childcare.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Rosinha on 27/10/2017

Rose took care of my 10 months old daughter for the last 2 months, once a week. She is easy to communicate with, reliable, flexible, thoughtful and very friendly. She treats my daughter as an individual and quickly found out the things she likes (music and dancing), rather than approaching her as a 'generic baby'. Rose thinks about how best to relate to the child, which I'm sure she does differently each time, according to the need and personality of the baby and parent. My little one was all smiles for her when we opened the door to let Rose in.
I found her communication very honest and reliable.
We have a place in a small nursery for 2 days now, which suits us better in the long run, but I will happily continue with Rose as a babysitter and occasional nanny.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Rosinha on 29/05/2017

Rose looked after our 19 month old one day a week. She is a lovely person, easy to communicate with and was very responsive to our needs. She moved things around to help us out when we had last-minute childcare emergencies, and was very open and honest about the settling in period when our daughter was upset. She is good to work with and I would definitely recommend her.

  • 4 stars Overall

by about Rosinha on 20/05/2017

Rosinha sat for us at short notice which was fantastic. She was on time, very sweet and accommodating. Our baby slept through but i would have been confident having Rosinha around should he wake up!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Rosinha on 29/03/2017

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