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Nanny in Bicester

Babysitter in Bicester

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2017 Last Updated Aug 2020 Last Login 23 Sep 2020 Email

My Summary

Live Out Nanny
Full Driving Licence
DBS Check
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Bedtime Nanny

About Me

I am a Christian and was a neonatal (newborn) and children's nurse for 40 years. Following general nurse training, I made further studies and became an a midwife, and then, a number of years later, a neonatal nurse (looking after sick babies). I have also looked after children in hospital, and at home (both well and unwell), over a number of years. I am DBS checked, but subscribe to the 'update service' and so do not have a paper copy. I can, however, send a screenshot of this.

My Experience

I have looked after sick children for many years (hospital based) and also a young boy at home giving palliative care. I have worked as a maternity nurse for a number of families, (in my younger years), immediately after leaving midwifery, and continued on as a nanny with one family for 9 months. I have worked with newborns, sick babies and children, since 1987. I love my work, am very fit, active, and in good health (the photo was taken about 5 years ago). I decided to take full retirement in August 2018, and made a decision to remain in a job looking after children and babies. I have been kept quite busy offering childcare, both ad hoc and on set days, over the last couple of years; it keeps me in touch with the world, and I believe it is good to keep working :). I have enjoyed working in a different type of environment.
I am currently working towards Ofsted registration, and updating safeguarding and first aid certificates.

My Qualifications

RN, RM, Neonatal Nurse, BSc (Hons). I am not sure what else to say here, though the site is asking for it.
I am now retired, and so no longer on the nursing register. DBS check was last carried out in April of this year. I can provide my personal ID code, or a screenshot of my status. Working towards Ofsted registration (though I am not a nursery nurse with a childcare qualification, so unsure if it will be possible).However, I undertake First Aid and other childcare course training annually.

My Availability

I am free for ad hoc work (including evening babysitting) until September 2nd, following which work needs to be flexed around a Tues/Weds/Thurs after school booking. Happy to discuss infection control measures.
I am registered with the HMRC as self employed, which is much easier and less costly than running a business, so cannot currently offer Tax Free Childcare. I'm happy to travel up to 30 mins for work longer than a couple of hours, as otherwise travel costs eat into the hourly rate. Happy to negotiate hours and rate.

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 no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 23/08/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £8.50 per hour
  • Nannying from £11.50 per hour (gross)

To discuss, depending upon requirements. My fees set out below. I offer a lower rate to NHS staff of £10ph. I pay taxes on earnings, make NI contributions, plus there are travel costs, public liability and business car insurance, and training costs ( such as first aid training) all of which must be covered by through the hourly rate. However, I am very happy to negotiate. Just ask me :) [I have recently raised my rates due to increase travel costs - the autogas that my car runs on now has limited availability and so I will be using 4* for most journeys)

My Documents

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  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 30/10/2018)
  • Reference: Reference from a nursing manager (2017) (added 24/09/2018)
  • UK Passport (added 24/09/2018)


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We have just used Bridget to babysit our 8 month old. This was the first time we have been out without a member of the family looking after our little one, so were apprehensive. From the moment we contacted Bridget she put our minds at ease. She was able to give a reference for us to contact and was reassuring. She has kind hearted and friendly personality, we felt confident he was in safe hands. Highly recommend

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by PandS about Bridget on 17/05/2019

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