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Nanny in Gateshead (also available for babysitting)

5 stars

Usually responds within 2 days

Female Member since Oct 2017 Last Updated Feb 2024 Last Login 09 Apr 2024

My Summary

Full Driving Licence
DBS Check
Nanny Housekeeper
First Aid Training
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Hotel Babysitter
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I regularly babysit and petsit for family/friends. I have had some experience of working with all ages, some with physical/learning difficulties. However, most of my experience is with early years.

I am very friendly and enjoy meeting new people. I always have a smile on my face, especially around children, and it is a passion and extremely rewarding to be part of, and to watch each child’s development as they grow. I am creative, proactive and enjoy all aspects of childcare. I think that children should have structure and routine to their day to thrive. I also add fun and freedom of choice for the children to gain independence, self-esteem and confidence.

I encourage children to learn through play but I also organize activities to aid all areas of their development, and am familiar with, and use the ‘Early Years Foundation Stage' Framework EYFS. The thing I enjoy most about working with children is seeing them happy and develop new skills.

Hobbies & Interests - I'm a member of a gym, I have completed the Great North Run twice to raise funds for charity, along with other charity races. I also enjoy babysitting/petsitting for friends and family, cooking, outdoor nature adventures, arts and crafts, knitting, church, gardening, reading, movies, cycling, gym.

My Experience

I have considerable experience in the child care profession.

I am:
· Fully experienced in supervising at activities and day trips.
· Aware of Health & Safety and equality and diversity.
· Reliable and dependable.
· A good team and independent worker.

My Qualifications

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education

CACHE level 2 Certificate in Childcare and Education

OCR Level 2 Key Skill in Improving Own Learning and Performance.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Volunteering

OCR Level 3 Key Skill Working with Others

OCR Level 1 Key Skill Problem Solving

Paediatric First Aid

Child Protection Awareness

Prevent Duty

Safeguarding children

Health and Safety

Food hygiene and safety

My Availability

Some evenings/weekends - Currently employed as full-time nanny

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no yes no
Afternoon no no no no no yes no
After School no no no no no yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 06/02/2024

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Nannying from £12.00 per hour (net)

Fees will be discussed as appropriate to the individual requirements.
Help with mileage cost if more than 5 miles away.

My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Food hygiene and safety 2023 (added 15/05/2023)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding (added 19/02/2023)
  • Training Certificate: Nannying (added 07/10/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Babysitting (added 05/10/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Introduction to Forest Schooling Diploma (added 21/09/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Health and safety (added 21/09/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Food hygiene and safety (added 21/09/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Prevent duty (added 21/09/2021)
  • Training Certificate: CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Workforce (added 21/09/2021)
  • Training Certificate: CACHE level 2 Diploma in Childcare & Education (added 28/03/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Child Protection Awareness Training (added 27/12/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric first aid - Part 2 practical (added 19/02/2023)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric first aid - Part 1 online (added 19/02/2023)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid Certificate (added 27/12/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 19/10/2021)
  • Full CV (added 07/10/2021)
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 21/09/2021)
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Below are the latest reviews for Melissa. 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.

Melissa was fabulous looking after our two boys aged 1 and 6. Theo warmed to her easily and we felt comfortable with her looking after them. Excellent communications and first class service.

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

by Avatar for Dave D Dave D about Avatar for Melissa Melissa on 16/07/2023

Melissa was such a calm, warm and friendly presence for our little boy Étienne. She was so patient with him, and made us feel at ease when leaving him with her. Would highly recommend.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Jo93 Jo93 about Avatar for Melissa Melissa on 14/04/2023

Melissa came to our aid last minute when our usual sitter cancelled at short notice. She was extremely prompt in replying and professional. Melissa was very punctual and I’d certainly use her again and recommend her to friends. Thank you

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Bain2804 Bain2804 about Avatar for Melissa Melissa on 20/04/2022

Melissa was so helpful in what was our first experience with a babysitter. Great communication, a pre meet and then to top it off both of our kids love her. Our almost 2 year old is never sure of new people and can often cry or hide - but she warmed to Melissa immediately. Will definitely be booking with Melissa again. Happy to recommend to anyone

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

by Avatar for CMDodds CMDodds about Avatar for Melissa Melissa on 06/12/2021

Response by Avatar for Melissa Melissa on 08/01/2022:

aw thankyou so much Charlotte, always love babysitting your amazing children!x

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