Hello, I have spent the past 13 years working with children, with new born babies (3 weeks old upward) right up to teenagers. Starting in school summer schemes and babysitting at 15, before leaving school and beginning my childcare and education level 3 training which lead me into nursery schools, creches and primary school work, as well as childminding children from babies to children up to teenagers. This quickly developed into branching out to special educational needs work.
Out of school hours I have also been a troop leader for the Girl Guides. I consider myself as a polite, caring, creative, enthusiastic, hard working, and motivated person, dedicated fully to childcare and education, I love working with children and find it a fulfilling and enjoyable career.
On a personal level, I have always played an active role in my extensive family network. I understand and appreciate the importance of whole family support from early years onward. I am a strong, positive person outward-going and fun-loving. I enjoy socializing with others. I am creative and love to experiment with art and craft, especially sharing these skills and interests with my friends.
I have personally coped with serious illness followed by bereavement and other life crises and tragedies within my immediate and extended family. I understand the toll this takes on family relationships and how important it is to communicate and have and provide support when it is needed.
I started working as a general assistant in a summer scheme at 15 years of age. I renewed this position annually for the following 10 along with another summer scheme in a special needs school for the following 4 years when this summer scheme closed I instead I took on a number of families needing home childcare for certain weeks over the summer holidays.
My experience ranges from having worked as a special educational needs support assistant, within a primary school setting. While working in this role I felt it necessary to continue my personal development with extra courses I felt to be beneficial within the sector. When starting this job I also took on the role of supervisor and club coordinator of the schools After Schools Club where I worked daily after finishing my special needs role.
Before starting this post I also worked for the Belfast Education Library Boards Early Years Inclusion Team and worked exclusively within nursery year settings with children with additional needs or behavioral needs.
Having also worked for a short period in Jordanstown School for children with hearing and visual impairments as a classroom assistant in their year 1 class, as a general assistant in their sunday parents signing group and also worked for 4 years in their week long summer scheme.
At weekends and during the evening time I have also worked as a childminder with children from babies up to teenagers.
I have worked for many families in roles including babysitting, childminding and nanny and continue to have a great relationship with all of them.
In my spare time, I am interested in voluntary work and am involved in a number of community groups. I volunteered as a leader within the Girl Guides.
I also participated in various charity events as a children’s face-painter.
I can provide references for school work, previous home childcare experience and personal references if required.
I moved to Glasgow in October 2017 I worked as a nanny, doing ABA therapy sessions on the side with children on the Autistic Spectrum until the family moved away. I then secured a job as a Nursery Manager in April 2018 where I have worked since. Due to family considerations during the ongoing pandemic I have now decided to move back home to be closer and available to help should a need arise.
I will be back in Belfast available to work as of February 2021.
CACHE, The Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education. Level 3 certificate -2012
¬ Makaton Level 2 - 2013
¬ Numacon training - 2014
¬ Reading partnership - 2014
¬ NASEN, making sense of maths. Stranmillis study day - 2015
¬ Safetalk, Suicide prevention workshop. Safetalk - 2015
¬ Playwork training. Playboard – 2015
¬ Wordshark, V5 on CD rom. Wordshark – 2015
¬ Carecall, Emotional wellbeing and resilience training. Carecall – 2016
¬ Catholic Ethos: a framework. 2016
¬ Positive Behaviour Training. – 2016
¬ Child Protection Training – 2016
¬ Safeguarding Training – 2016
¬ Shared Education and community relations in schools. CRIS – 2016
¬ Behaviour Plans Training. Oakwood – 2016
¬ Paediatric First Aid Level 3. Qualsafe – 2019 (valid until December 2021)
¬ Parenting NI Difficult Behaviour Training. Parenting NI – 2017
¬ Practical Activities to Support Reading. SPLD – 2017
¬ Practical Activities to support Writing and Spelling. SPLD – 2017
¬ Assistive Technology using the Read and Write software. SPLD – 2017
¬ Practical Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum who have Sensory Processing Difficulties. Oakwood ASD services - 2017
- Autism awareness training. - Oakwood ASD services - 2017
I am available on Mondays to Fridays with occasional weekends if needed
|Last Updated: 26/09/2020|
- Babysitting from £11.00 per hour
- Nannying from £11.00 per hour (gross)
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