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I am a fully qualified Infant and Toddler Holistic Sleep Consultant, a fully qualified Nursery Nurse and a Forest School practitioner with experience working in a nursery, reception classes, childminding and co-running private dance classes.
I am an easy going, friendly and caring person with a strict belief that children should be treated respectfully and consensually, and that they are individuals who thrive through bonding and having fun with people, rather than punishments.
I am also a home educating mum of two lovely and lively children, a 12 year old boy and a 15 year old girl who aspire (at the moment at least) to become an archaeologist/palaentologist and an artist/fashion and interior designer.
My aim in regards to a parenting style is, what they call, "gentle parenting” or "respectful parenting”, and this is how I would aim to treat your child/children.
I also follow Forest School ethos by giving children a chance to spend as much time as possible in the nature so they learn, and become confident, independent and creative.
If you are looking for full days then ideally, I am looking for a family/parent with a child/children who will be happy to and see it as a bonus that our children can, on occasion, spend time together.
Obviously, if you or your children have a busy schedule, or the contracted hours are short (before/after school), or you are looking for someone to babysit in the evenings - this probably won't be relevant as I do have someone to look after my children when needed.
*If you require help with any sleep issues please contact me by email so we can arrange a consultation.
Dance class assistant
Forest School Assistant
Diploma in Children and Young People's Workforce (0-19)
Promoting Food Safety and Nutrition Award
Paediatric First Aid Cert
Forest School Leader (on-going)
Infant and Toddler Sleep Consultant
I am available for Ad Hoc, emergency, temporary positions, maternity covers and babysitting.
|Last Updated: 15/01/2020|
- Babysitting from £15.00 per hour
- Nannying from £15.00 per hour (net)
Babysitting: £15 ph
Nannying: £15 ph
Minimum booking fee 4hrs @15ph
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Helena has been looking after my 2 young children once a week for several months now. She is great with the children and lives into the description she provides of herself in her profile. One of my son's often struggles to feel at ease with people he doesn't know and finds it difficult when I leave. He has been absolutely fine with Helena and warmed to her rapidly. Her time keeping is great and I have found her to be really reliable. I really recommend her.
I have never met Helena , I hoped so but she did not show up in our first meeting. Despite the confirmation message that was sent the day before And was marked as “ read” she failed to inform us that she wont be coming. I tried to keep the lines of communication open by contacting her and leaving a message but there has been no response. We waited and wasted our sunday afternoon as my husband and I rarely get a chance to be free on weekends since he shift works. I would say unreliable as first impression.
Response by Helena on 11/02/2019:
My apologies for inconvenience caused. I have send you a message letting you know I’ve unfortunately had a family emergency.
I would appreciate if you could get in touch so we might finally be able to have a chat and hopefully arrange to meet up.
Helena recently minded our 2 children (aged 7 months and 2 years) for several days while our Nanny was away. I could not have been more delighted with Helena. She has a great approach to children. My two year old is quite wary of new people but Helena gained her trust very quickly and it was really lovely to see how happy she was to see Helena on the second morning. Helena has a very respectful approach to children. It was one of the first times I left my 7 month old with someone else and Helena managed it really well. She is very organised and very kind. Helena is a lovely person and great nanny. I highly recommend her.
Helena was very accommodating in our fears of leaving our 4 month old with a babysitter for the first time. She was very child centric and our daughter took to her immediately. Will definitely be using Helena again and would recommend to anyone
Helena is a lovely person, my son really likes her. I like to hear them chatting. She is very good because she communicates a lot with my son who is 3 and listens to him. She works with his willingness and and consults his willingness which is very crucial in development of child's self determinism. When you hear them talk, it is like friends are talking. My son is only 3 and they get along very well and my son is exited to play with her. Helena is also helpful in food preparation and always leaves the place nice and clean and gives me an update after looking after David. I can trust her and she is always on time. She is genuine and speaks her mind and she is honest which I appreciate and she genuinely likes spending like with kids so I think she is very fit for this job. Highly recommended.
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