I believe that every child is unique and I enjoy getting to know them as individual little people, I work hard to establish relationships with children and their families. I have working experience and knowledge of the needs of children with special educational needs, disabilities and English as an additional language.
I have a genuine interest and enthusiasm for working with children; managers and Ofsted have commended me on my skills with babies and young children. I understand the importance of promoting children’s development in any child-care environment and have experience of doing this according to the child's age, needs and abilities within the Early Years Foundation Stage.
I have demonstrated good communication skills and enjoy social interaction and dialogue with children, colleagues and parents. I enjoy encouraging the child to expand and develop a conversation, or simply make conversational noises with babies and echo their “babbles”.
I am very patient and deal positively and assertively with children’s behaviour understanding this as part of their learning and development of a positive emotional well being. I do my best to make children feel comfortable around me, using positive body language such as smiling to promote a happy atmosphere. I have a good sense of humour and appreciate the anecdotes and insights that children exhibit and communicate throughout the day.
I am reliable, hard working, and a collaborative team-worker who responds positively to guidance and instruction from supervisors. I use my initiative and spontaneity to react appropriately to different situations and create a happy environment for the children in my care. Using my creativity i am able to plan and lead fun and exciting activities whilst being aware of the social, emotional, developmental and educational needs of children.
I understand the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding, I follow all policies and procedures in the workplace maintaining a professional manner. I believe I am a strong team member as I listen to the ideas of others and will contribute my own when relevant.
My hobbies and interests include looking after my dog and cats, music, yoga, clubbercise and being outdoors.
Gamesley Early Excellence Centre: June 2017 - January 2020;
I worked in the baby room (age up to 2 years) where as well as being involved as part of a team in the running of the room, I had responsibility for a number of key children. These responsibilities included the planning of appropriate and fun activities for these children based on observations and assessments taken during their play. I also acted as first contact for the parents of the children
Babysitting: June 2009-present;
I look after children in their home whilst parents are out, both during the day and over night. I follow the children's daily and bedtime routines, including outings to local events and parks, meeting their needs whilst following parents’ instructions. I have also helped at children’s parties and other events by face painting.
The Heys Primary School: since January 2017;
I worked part time leading a crèche at the school for children aged five weeks to four years while parents attend a course on the premises. I was responsible for risk assessing and setting up the room, safeguarding the children, planning and carrying out fun and age appropriate activities as well as providing a snack and meeting all their basic needs. I am a volunteer Forest School Assistant one afternoon a week, I have also provided cover as a lunchtime supervisor with the reception class.
Blue Grass Purple Cow Day Nursery: October 2016 – December 2016;
I worked full time in a temporary position as a Level 3 Senior Nursery Nurse based in the baby room (ages 3months to 2years) alongside a Modern Apprentice and a Level 4 Nursery Nurse who worked part time. My responsibilities included planning stimulating activities based on the children's interests and stages of development as well as using the “connect” app to record all their daily routines and a daily observation for each child. I took part in a parents evening during my time here as well as hosting an “ABC 123” workshop for parents with other senior staff members.
Tameside College Nursery: June 2014 – August 2016;
Until the nursery sadly closed in August 2016 I worked full time as a Level 3 Nursery Nurse based in the baby room (ages 6-18 months) alongside a Modern Apprentice and a Level 3 Nursery Nurse, assisting with the older children as required. We worked hard together as a team to provide the best care for the children and establish a stimulating and fun yet nurturing and cosy environment. I had a group of key children for whom I was responsible for maintaining up to date records of their progress and planning and facilitating their next steps in line with the EYFS framework. For this I received positive feedback from the nursery’s latest Ofsted inspection and for the provision of an environment which promoted emotional wellbeing of the children. Outdoor provision is of high importance to me and I would constantly strive to implement new ideas into both the indoor and outdoor areas which the children would enjoy. During my time there I continued to put into practice my previously gained working and learning experiences whilst benefitting from the opportunities I had to attend relevant training courses. I was able to apply my newly gained knowledge whilst working with a highly experienced team sharing valuable support, feedback and friendship. I attended regular team meetings where we shared ideas as well as keeping up to date with relevant developments in policy and practice. I worked hard to develop positive relationships with the children and their parents being able to give child development guidance when asked. I used the ipad and laptop in my room to assist with activities as well as building on our parent partnership by emailing parents photos of their child at nursery and messages about their day.
Tinies Melandra Day Nursery: October 2012 – May 2014;
I worked full time as a Level 3 nursery nurse, spending ten months with 2-3 year olds and seven months in the baby room (4-18 months). I worked as part of a team being involved in all aspects of the daily routine and provision for the children, and attended regular staff meetings. I had responsibility for a group of up to 16 key children for whom I completed observations and next steps planning in accordance with the EYFS. I developed strong relationships with the families and participated in parents’ evenings, as well as charity fundraisers involving parents and children. I pursued further training whilst in this position as I am keen to further my professional development.
Springfield Day Nurseries Thornsett (now Busy Bunnies Day Nursery): September 2011 – September 2012;
I worked two days a week as an apprentice nursery nurse in the baby/toddler room (ages 0-3 years) with one other member of staff and acted as room leader when she was absent or on her lunch break, I also worked with the 3-4 year old children when cover was needed. I participated in the weekly and monthly planning as well as planning and implementing various activities such as craft, sensory, story time, singing and dance. I helped with planning the layout of the rooms and moving things around to provide the best play space and access to toys and equipment for the children, and putting up themed displays with the children’s artwork. I had three key children whose development files I was responsible for including writing observations, planning next steps in accordance with the EYFS and giving specific consideration to them in the weekly planning. I was involved in all aspects of the daily routine including: cooking and preparing meals, snacks and bottles, cleaning the kitchen and playrooms, nappy changing, feeding, taking care of children’s personal hygiene and putting them down for sleeps. I applied first aid and gave medicine and filled out all necessary forms as well as answering nursery phone calls and exchanging information with parents and carers. I did extra hours and days as required to cover other staffs’ absence or to meet ratios, and also did some cover at the nursery in Charlesworth. When I completed my apprenticeship in June 2012 I was kept on as Level 3 Nursery Nurse part time until September 2012
The Heys Primary School: July 2011-August 2011;
I helped in the nursery/reception class two days a week as a volunteer supervising the children’s play and assisting in learning through fun activities. I joined in promoting physical, intellectual, linguistic, emotional and social development. When the school term finished I went on trips with groups of children aged 5-7 years and 8-11 years, to various outdoor activities such as going to the park and countryside walks. I helped to supervise the children and provide a fun time, as well as being the first-aider on one trip.
Hadfield House Nursery: March 2011 - June 2011;
I worked two days a week as a student in the nursery as part of the team caring for children aged 7 months to 4 years. As well as meeting children's basic care and play needs I led activities including baking, P.E., storytelling, music & dance.
The Heys Primary School: November 2010 - February 2011;
I did a student placement two days a week as a Year 1 classroom assistant, under the class teacher’s instruction I worked with children in small groups and individually for literacy activities, some with additional learning, language and behavioural needs. I supported children in P.E. and supervised outdoor play, I also planned and implemented craft activities.
Merseybank Nursery: October 2010 - November 2010;
Whilst studying Child Care I worked 2 days a week as a student placement with children aged 2-4 years, participating in the daily routine and playing with the children.
*NVQ Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce.
*BTEC National Diploma Level 3 Award in Children's Care Learning and Development
*Level 3 Forest School Leader
*Outdoor First Aid including Pediatrics and Defibrillator training
Additional training courses attended:
Introduction to SEN within the EYFS
TQUK Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering
Sensory Play for Under 3’s
British Values and the Prevent Duty in Early Years
Tracking & Evidencing Children’s Progress
Observation, Assessment and Planning
Meeting the Needs of Children With Social Communication Difficulties
Math & the Early Years
Supporting Children’s Learning through Storytelling
Health and Safety in the Workplace
Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect
Level 2 Award in Employment Responsibilities and Rights in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings
NCFE Level 2 Key Skills in Information and Communication Technology
I am flexible with my availability and would be able to cover some overnights if needed.
|Last Updated: 23/02/2020|
- Babysitting from £9.00 per hour
- Nannying from £10.00 per hour (gross)
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I had the pleasure of meeting Abby for the first time yesterday evening. She was punctual, friendly, reliable and flexible (I had a later start and later finish and she was fine with both which really helped me). I have no hesitation in recommending her for her babysitting services and I will be using her again myself in the future. She put my mind at rest before and during my night out. Her rates are more than reasonable. She has a lovely demeanour. She is also DBS cleared (I can verify having seen the documents). My children (9 and 6, the younger on the spectrum so anxiety issues) were both happy with Abby being there and comfortable in the knowledge they were in safe hands.
Thank you again Abby. Much appreciated x
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