5 stars (8)

Nanny in Cwmbran

Babysitter in Cwmbran

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Jun 2009 Last Updated May 2019 Last Login 17 May 2019 Email

My Summary

Full Driving Licence
DBS Check

About Me

Friday evening Saturday and Sunday available.

Also weeknights available on request.

Overnights and sleep training also available

Hello,my name is Katie and I'm 34 years old,
I'm a qualified (CACHE) level 3 nursery nurse, first aid trained and CCSIW registered nanny.

I have also completed a foundation degree in childhood studies level 5.

I'm hard working, reliable, caring and honest.
I have worked as a sole charge nanny for over 12 years and in that time I have worked with 8 lovely families and built up bonds with both parents and children.

I like nothing more then to take the children I care for out to soft play centres, play groups, parks and long walks.
I also offer a ad hoc or regular babysitting services.

I have also completed a sleep training consultant course, which enables me to offer sleep training services to parents.

My Experience

I am a qualified CACHE level 3 nursery nurse and nanny,
CSSIW Registered, (help with childcare vouchers)
Foundation Degree in childhood studies,
sleep training consultant,
first aid trained and
I hold a currant DBS.

I have over 13 years of experience working as a sole charge nanny for children from newborn to sixteen years, twins and siblings.

My first nanny role was for twin girls who I looked after 4 days a week for just over a year.

One of my positions was with a family for nearly four years looking after three boys. (Ages eight months five & six years old when I started) please look at my reviews for a reference from this position.

My last position which came to an end in July 2017, I was with the family for Nearly 5 years.
I looked after 3 children, when I started the children were three years and thirteen months.
Mum then went on to have another baby and I stayed on as a mothers help to the baby and had sole charge of the other two children
Mum then went back to work just after a year and I then became sole charge to all three children.
Please look at my reviews for a reference from this position.

Alongside this position I worked in a playgroup for just over a year and in this time it enabled me to gain a vast amount of experience and knowledge on the foundation phase which I feel then benefited me in my nanny career.

I currently work for to different families one family I look after twin girls who are 4 (2 when I started) and their 2 year old brother (one when I started) other family I look after a 4 and 2 year old.

I have a full clean UK driving license and car insurance to travel with children.

I have built up skills and knowledge through my training (CACHE Diploma level 3 in Childcare and Education, Heath and Social Care and my degree in childhood studies) also working in many schools and nurseries, I have gained a vest amount of experience from working as a sole charge nanny for over six families.

I feel I am very keen and able to adapt to many situations and challenges that come my way, I am very patient, trustworthy, reliably, flexibly, fun loving and a caring person.
I am able to communicate effectively with children, plan and provide activities which are suitable to meet the children's educational and emotional needs.

My Qualifications

Foundation degree in childhood studies
CSSIW registered (childcare voucher scheme)
Tax free childcare
CACHE Diploma Level 3 Child Care and Education,
Sleep training consultant
Sole charge nanny experience,
DBS
Relevant car and nanny insurance
Emergency First Aid
Edexcel GNVQ- Intermediate Health & Social care
Certificate in Food Hygiene
NCMA Childminding Course
Taste of play
Teach Therapy baby massage
OCR Information and Communication
OCR Improving own learning and performance and
OCN Programme
OCN College and Programme Indication
OCN Health and Safety

My Availability

Babysitting evening and weekends available

I am willing to travel up to 20 miles for work, or Cwmbran, Pontypool, Newport, Chepstow and Cardiff.


Please call or message me for an further availability.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no yes yes
Morning no no no no no yes yes
Afternoon no no no no no yes yes
After School no no no no no yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no yes yes no
Last Updated: 15/05/2019

My Fees

  • Nannying from £11.50 per hour (gross)
  • Babysitting from £10.50 per hour

Negotiable
I charge pre hour or per day not per child.
Please contact me to discuss my rates

My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 20/02/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguard children (added 16/03/2017)
  • Training Certificate: infant massage (added 10/01/2017)
  • Training Certificate: sensory play (added 10/01/2017)
  • Reference (added 10/01/2017)
  • Training Certificate: foundation degree (added 21/09/2016)
  • Training Certificate (added 21/09/2016)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 21/09/2016)
  • DBS Check (added 15/06/2016)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Katie L. 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.

We heard about Katie through a friend and hired her for babysitting when we needed to leave our 5 month old for the first time. We hadn’t met before but as soon as she arrived I felt comfortable with her. She was really reassuring and so knowledgeable on all aspects of childcare so she made me feel at ease. She knew I was nervous so kept me updated through the evening, sending photos of my baby on the monitor etc which allowed me to relax. We’ve used Katie several times since then and have found her brilliant. She coped really well with our baby even when he was having a difficult time sleeping and was able to comfort him back to sleep, which even we were struggling with at the time. She also gave loads of advice on how to improve his sleeping which was really beneficial. She’s warm, friendly and very easy to talk to. I trusted her instantly and would highly recommend her to anyone else looking for a babysitter.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Katie L on 16/05/2019

After becoming unwell and in need of emergency childcare, we found Katie. She took sole charge of my two young daughters on a temporary basis while I was recovering.
It was an unsettling time for my children and I was anxious at the prospect at leaving my children with someone we were unfamiliar with. However, Katie was kind and thoughtful towards them, took them on some lovely days out and ensured they were well cared for and had a great time.
Katie was professional and punctual and always updated me throughout the day. I can highly recommend her based on our experiences.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Katie L on 21/09/2017

This was the very first time that we left our 3 months old baby with someone else that we haven't met before and only first parents will know how daunting it can be!! I was very anxious that evening. I remember that when we met Katie I instantly thought that she genuinely loves what she does, she is very gentle, caring, confident and very professional! We had a wonderful evening outside knowing that our boy was in very good hands! We're so grateful and we cannot recommend Katie enough. THANK YOU!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Katie L on 14/07/2017

Having found Katie, I'm hoping she will stay around a lot longer! Both children (4 month old and nearly 3 year old) took to Katie instantly. Our toddler generally makes a fuss at bedtime, but Katie put her to bed happy with no trouble at all. The baby is still somewhat temperamental during the evening and Katie managed to calm and settle him for the night.
With Katie's experience and professional manner I had no concerns leaving the children with her for the evening. I feel relaxed that my partner and I can now Enjoy the odd evening together, knowing the children are in safe hands.

  • 4 stars Overall
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by about Katie L on 05/07/2017

We are visitors to Cardiff and Katie looked after our kids at the last minute. Made it easy for us to relax and enjoy a night out. I can recommend her and will use her again if needed. Thanks Katie!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Katie L on 02/07/2017

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