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Mel P

Nanny in Great Wakering

Babysitter in Great Wakering

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Female Member since May 2009 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 19 May 2022

My Summary

Part Time Nanny
Live Out Nanny
Full Driving Licence
Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
After School Nanny
Nanny Housekeeper
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Mothers Help
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Nanny Share
Bedtime Nanny
Home School Helper
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Hello my name is Mel ... I am an Ofsted Registered Private Nanny and Evening/Weekend babysitter based in Great Wakering.

I live with my husband Dave and daughter Grace who is 18 years old.

I have a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management of Health & Social Care in Children and Young People's Services.
NVQ Level 3 in Children's Learning and Development. I am First Aid/Epi-pen and Safeguarding Trained.

My Experience

I currently work as an Ofsted Registered Private Nanny during the day but also offer a babysitting service in the evenings after 6pm and at weekends. Previous to being a Nanny I was an Ofsted Registered childminder for 15 years. I have worked as a Special Educational Needs Assistant alongside the SENCo in a school and have experience of working with children with ADHD , Dyslexia and Severe Challenging Behaviour. Within the school setting I worked with small groups of children with speech and language difficulties.
I also have my own childcare experience of being a mum to my own 4 grown up children.

My Qualifications


Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management of Health & Social Care in Children and Young People's Services
Level 3 in Childrens Learning and Development
Diploma in Home Based Childcare
Accreditation in Speech and Language
Level 2 in Food Safety and Hygiene
NVQ Level 2 in Information Technology
City and Guilds (Numeracy/Literacy


Recognising and Supporting Children with SEN
Autism Awareness Level 2
Music For All Improving Children's Learning Through Play Caring For Children With Allergies Wellbeing in the Early Years
Supporting Early Language Development
Covid 19 Awareness and Hygiene
First Aid Refresher .. renew Dec 2022
Safeguarding Refresher .. renew Dec 2022
Early Child Development
Child Sexual Exploitation (refresher)
GDPR - Data Protection
Developing Children's Numeracy Skills
Food Hygiene
Equality & Diversity
Designated Person for Child Protection in Early Years Settings - Refresher - Safeguarding
Asperger Syndrome
Communication and the EYFS
Dyslexia Awareness
Literacy and the EYFS
A Good PlaceTto Be Two
Channel General Awareness (radicalisation)
Prevent Duty
Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication
A Magical Place to Learn
Digital Skills (ICT)
Health and Safety (ICT)
Fundamental British Values
Cultural Awareness
Keep Them Safe - Protecting Children from Child Exploitation
Safeguarding (refresher)
The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment
FGM Awareness (refresher)
An Introduction to Child Expliotation
Anaphylaxis for Schools and Early Years
British Values
Supporting Early Language Development
Safe Sleeping for Babies (Reducing The Risks of Sudden Infant Death)
First Aid Essentials (refresher)
Food Hygiene & Safety
Reflective Practice in Early Years
Child Protection (Refresher)
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Child Accident Prevention
Health and Safety
Prevent Bullying
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
Awareness of Domestic Violence and Abuse
Hidden Harm
Communication and the EYFS
Early Years Nutrition
Child Protection
Outdoor Play
Partnership With Parents
The Prevent Duty
Effective First Aid Management
Equality and Inclusion in Early Years (refresher)
Improving Children's Learning Through Play
Speech/Language and Communication
New Ofsted Requirements
Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People's Settings
Five to Thrive : Promoting Optimal Brain Development for all Children
Managing your Ofsted Inspection
Safeguarding - Awareness of Forced Marriage
Safeguarding - FGM
Channelling General Awareness
Managing Safeguarding (Level 4)
Introduction to Safeguarding (Level 3)
Child Protection (Level 3)
Child Neglect
First Time Leadership (Level 4)
Managing People (Level 4)
Building a Team (Level 4)
Food Hygiene Level 2 (refresher)
Understanding the Revised Early Years Foundation Stage (Level 2)
Fulfilling The Role of Key Person (Level 3)
Child Exploitation & Online Safety for Education
Introduction to Nannying
Self Evaluation (Level 3)
Managing Behaviour (Level 3)
Partnership With Parents (Level 3)
Health & Safety (Level 4)
Supervision (Level 4)
Understanding Leadership and Management (Level 4)
Inclusion (Level 3)
Child Development (Level 3)
Cultural Awareness (Level 3)
Key Elements of Effective Practice - KEEP (Level 3)
Continuous Professional Development (Level 4)
Recognising and Supporting Children with SEN (Level 3)
Observing Children (Level 3)
An Enabling Learning Environment (Level 3)
Planning - Next Steps
Equality and Diversity (refresher)
English as an Additional Language (refresher)
How a Child’s Early Experiences Shape the Rest of Their Life
Allergy Awareness
The Revised EYFS
Starting Out – Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-Being
Supporting Children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs
Expectations of Behaviour
Raising Development Concerns with Parents
Introduction to Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Makaton Training
Anaphylaxis Training
First Aid (refresher)
Child Protection Awareness
Personal Safety (online)
Food Hygiene (refresher)
Data Protection
Exploring Literacy in the EYFS
SELCA – Early Years Development Programme 1, 2 and 3
Keeping Up With Ofsted Changes
Self Evaluation – Self Reflection
Equality and Diversity (refresher)
ECAT (Every Child a Talker)
First Aid (refresher)
Safeguarding (refresher)
Moving and Handling
Moving and Handling Children with Disabilities
Voice of the Child
Planning Through Observation
Working With Children With Autism
SEAD - Social and Emotional Development
Safeguarding Children with Disabilities
Certificate in Equal Opportunities and English as an Additional Language
Certificate in Advanced Child Protection Training
Level 2 in Food Safety and Hygiene
Epi-pen Training - St Johns Ambulance
Training in Early Years Foundation Stage
Hidden Harm
Behaviour Training
First Aid Training
Fire Safety Management Training
Diploma in Home-based Childcare CACHE Level 3
City and Guilds in Speech and Language - Classroom based and working with the under 5’s
Behaviour Management in Schools
Excel Intermediate to Advance computer training
CIPD Professional Qualification – Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
NVQ in Information Technology
Pitmans – Typing, Speedwriting and Business Studies

My Availability

Please contact me to discuss your childcare needs.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 11/05/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Nannying from £11.00 per hour (gross)

Evening babysitting fees are £10 an hour then time and a half after midnight

My Documents

  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 14/09/2021)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 19/03/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 18/03/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for Mel P. 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.

Mel has been a private nanny for our 20-month-old daughter for the past 7 months, and we couldn’t speak more highly of her.

She’s caring, compassionate, creative, kind, helpful, accommodating and the type of person who’s made for the work she does.

Every day she takes our daughter outdoors and also does lots of creative artwork, letter and number learning, nursery rhymes, phonics and so much more.

We’re making a change to our childcare arrangements because of a change in our personal circumstances, otherwise we would have clung to Mel for much longer, as we know we’re unlikely to ever find anyone as good. She’s a tough act to follow.

The next family to get Mel Mel (as my daughter calls her!) will be very lucky.

If anyone would like to contact me for any more information or reassurance about the excellent care Mel provides please reach out via the app.


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by Avatar for Jessica Jessica about Avatar for Mel P Mel P on 19/03/2021

Response by Avatar for Mel P Mel P on 19/03/2021:

Thank you so much Jess .. brought a tear to my eye reading this..xx

Where to start with this wonderful childminder! Both of my children have been with Mel, my son since he was about 6 months old and my daughter from around 8 months old. Both of them love Mel Mel to bits! She’s very caring, fun, engaging, takes them out regularly to the park, Sealife Center (which is a firm favourite with my 2!!) and they always have a great time. Mel makes you feel at ease and is always very accommodating and flexible with days and times when I’ve needed to be! It made going back to work so much easier knowing they were in safe hands. We are going to miss her so much but luckily she is still going to be in our lives :-)

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by Avatar for Claire Claire about Avatar for Mel P Mel P on 31/07/2020

Response by Avatar for Mel P Mel P on 31/07/2020:

Thank you Claire .. luckily they are only 2 doors down and I will still get to see them regularly x

Mel looked after my son since he was 9 months old and he has just left. Mel and her family formed a beautiful relationship with my son and took him in as part of her family. He loved going to Mel Mels and was always happy and settled. I would highly recommend and use Mel again in the future.

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by Avatar for Vic89 Vic89 about Avatar for Mel P Mel P on 30/07/2020

Response by Avatar for Mel P Mel P on 31/07/2020:

Thank you Vicky .. I am looking forward to hearing all about Billy's 1st day at school in September xx

Our daughter was with 'Mel Mel' for several months, and over this time we saw her develop confidence, a fabulous vocabulary and a love of hanging out with other children of all ages. Mel is exceptionally well organised and the set up perfect for exploring and learning. We would not hesitate to recommend Mel to anyone in the area!

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by Avatar for Julia Julia about Avatar for Mel P Mel P on 28/08/2018

Response by Avatar for Mel P Mel P on 05/09/2018:

Thank you Jules... will catchup with you and IP in the next few weeks x

Mel currently looks after my daughter, who absolutely adores her! Mel truly cares about the children and her passion for her job shines through. Mel’s warm and friendly nature made me and my daughter feel comfortable straight away. She always provides a safe, caring and fun environment. She has some fabulous toys and resources for the children to play with and offers many educational experiences. Most importantly I know my daughter really enjoys her time there. When I say we are going to Mels she always has a big smile. Thank you Mel, Dave and Grace for being so fantastic!

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by Avatar for Jodie Jodie about Avatar for Mel P Mel P on 09/03/2018

Response by Avatar for Mel P Mel P on 09/03/2018:

Thank you Jodie xx

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