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Nanny in Chessington

Babysitter in Chessington

5 stars
(9)

Female Non-smoker Member since Feb 2018 Last Updated Feb 2021 Last Login 03 Mar 2021 Email

My Summary

Night Nanny
Full Driving Licence
Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Hotel Babysitter
Emergency Babysitter

About Me

I am a 38 year-old Ofsted registered, enthusiastic, active and fun-loving nanny. I am trustworthy and extremely reliable individual with a bubbly personality.

I am naturally a calm, gentle and nurturing nanny who loves to watch/encourage my charges grow and develop. I adore working with children and have a real passion for it.

Blessed with three of my own children, my eldest Jake (19) has autism so I have first-hand experience in dealing with children on the spectrum. I also have two daughters Holly and Thea who are 18 and 5, as you can imagine there isn’t much about childcare that fazes me!

My Experience

I have always wanted to work with children, even as a young girl it was all I ever wanted to do when I grew up and now over 20 years on I have enjoyed working a number different roles. Working with children varying in ages from new born to teenagers in day time and night roles .

My first role aged 16 was as an au pair for a family with two children aged 3 and 4. I loved this role and I am still in touch with the family now. The children are now 25 and 26!

Next I moved on to working in a crèche called World of children in Kingston town centre. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here and worked right up until the day before I had my son Jake.

When Jake was 6 months old i started work at a nursery in Chessington. He came with me to work which worked brilliantly until I fell pregnant with my second child Holly.

After I had my daughter I took a few years off working to concentrate on my children, when Holly was three and Jake started school I decided to start child-minding and ended up finding a little girl the same as Holly to look after. A year or so later the little girls mum had her second child who I started caring for at 6 weeks old. Two years after that she had another little girl who also came to me at 6 weeks old along with her big sisters. I looked after all the girls until the youngest started full time school. We still keep in touch and my children are still good friends with this families children. I still provide ad hoc care for the girls.

In 2014 my daughter Holly started secondary school and I started my first nanny role looking after a 2 year old little girl and a 4 year old boy. I instantly loved my job and the family I worked for. In 2015 I fell pregnant with my third child Thea, after having three months off with her I went back to work and it all panned out really well, the children adored Thea and became like extra siblings to her. This role came to an end in 2019 after many happy years and we still keep in touch.

My next role was with a 8 year old providing before and after school care. I also brought Thea with me to this job and again it worked well, she was at pre school in the mornings by now. During the day I would carry out housekeeping tasks and family admin. I also took care of and trained the families Golden-Doodle puppy! When corona virus hit in March 2020 I was furloughed as the Dad of the family had to shield. Later on in the year the family decided they would no long require a nanny as they were going to be working from home for the foreseeable future. I decided to take the summer off with Thea as she started school in September.

In October 2020 once I had my daughter settled into reception I started a new role with a family who had a 10 month old and a four year old. This has been a lovely family to work for but again due the latest lockdown their circumstances have changed. The mums office has shut down and she is now permanently working from home. They live in a very small cottage so a nanny being there with the two children makes working from home extremely difficult. Because of this they have decided to seek childcare outside of their home instead so I am now looking for a new role.

My Qualifications

Paediatric First Aid 8/6/2020

Fully Enhanced Auto DBS

Common Core Skills and Knowledge qualification

Full clean Driving licence

My Availability

I am currently Available for 3 full days on Mon-Tues-Weds or 5 full days Mon-Friday

I am also available for night nannying

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 27/02/2021

My Fees

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

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • DBS Check (added 16/10/2020)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 22/06/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 13/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Loving Boundaries (added 08/06/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: common core skills and knowledge as outlined by Ofsted (added 08/06/2020)
  • Full CV (added 21/05/2020)

Reviews

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Sarah worked with our family for 5 years looking after my children when they very young through to 7yrs and 9yrs. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
The children adored her! I have a busy job and Sarah was always one step ahead of me which is what I needed. Sarah is a great ‘all rounder’. Not only was she amazing with the children, she was very happy to help me with odd jobs around the home. I highly recommend her.

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by Avatar for Bronwyn8 Bronwyn8 about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 19/01/2021

Sarah is a lovely, kind and thoughtful nanny. My children instantly took to her and she’s been easy to work with in every way. An experienced mother herself, she’s not phased by anything and made my return to work after number two feel easy.

Sarah is totally reliable, I don’t think she’s been ill or late once since she’s been with us and we always arrived home to a serene house with happy well fed children (not the chaos we normally might have ourselves!).

Sarah’s time with us has been shorter than expected only because of the disruptions brought by the pandemic and changes to my work patterns, which have left me working from home permanently and needing childcare outside of our (small) house.

Happy to provide further detail/references.

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by Avatar for Rachel Rachel about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 19/01/2021

I interviewed several night nannies when I was looking got someone for my newborn arriving and Sarah just stood out. Her calm nature along with her flexibility to work really made my husband and I think she would be the right person to look after baby as a night nanny. I was so right and I made the best decision ever!

Sarah started looking after my son from 10 days old for 3-4 nights a week until recently and he is now 5 months old! I never imagined having a night nanny for so long but Sarah was just so easy and allowed me to have the rest I needed and at the same time looking after my baby like her own at night. I was a little nervous as he was born premature and had some breathing difficulties but Sarah was so understanding and kind, I felt I had nothing to worry about. I have two older children and they even used to be so excited on the days Sarah used to come as they just bonded with her so quickly because of her fun nature. Sarah would come around 730 to take over from me and look after my baby until 7am. Taking care of all night feeds/nappy changes and allowing me to get some rest. She was my godsend in the early months of having a baby and two other children. I really would not have managed without her. I will always feel comfortable Sarah looking after my 3 kids and she is amazing and great to have around, alone with a lot of knowledge. Thank you so much for all your help and anyone thinking of hiring her I am always happy to give a reference or have a chat😄

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by Avatar for Mamabear Mamabear about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 19/01/2021

Sarah is a lovely, personable lady who was an absolute dream. Our son took to her very well. She’s highly professional and from our first meet, we knew our son was in experienced hands. Lovely, natural approach. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer person. Will definitely recommend. Sarah came to the hotel where we got married so some of the reviews are non applicable.

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by Avatar for Hols Hols about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 25/09/2020

Lovely, reliable babysitter :)

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by Avatar for Aysha Aysha about Avatar for Sarah Sarah on 17/06/2020

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