Hello There, My name is Winnie I am a very down to earth, calm very positive bright young lady. Born and raised in the The Netherlands where I did my A Levels at a Montessori high school with focus on art & design, culture and languages. I did my foundation at the world renowned art school ArtEZ for Teacher Training in Art & Design. During my studies I worked to gain experience at a primary school in reception, year one, and at a secondary school which gave me lots of invaluable teaching experience, how to work in a team, dealing with parents and navigating the needs of a variety of children and ages. As a child I lived in France and always have been intruiged by different cultures and their customs I wanted to know more and moved abroad to London to study at the London College of Fashion where I did my BA Hons Fashion Illustration. The first day I stepped into London I got a job as a Nanny and I haven't looked back since. Growing up and being taught lots of great invaluable information from my creative therapist mother about child psychology and counselling, have enabled me to get greater insights into the needs and wants and hoe to approach children in such s broad way. This sparked my interest to learn, research and develop my knowledge, I am ever learning from the people I meet therefore am always doing a new course, seminar or workshop in child development, psychology and anything related to children's welfare (sleep, nutrition, breastfeeding, allergy, ADHD etc.)
Passion & hobbies
You can either find me reading a book on my kindle, looking for new books in charity shops, drinking green tea, doing yoga, or going out into nature (preferably on a bike, I'm Dutch after all!). I love exploring new things; new parenting styles new cafe's restaurants, play centres musea. Anything new! I am highly organised with a tad of OCD cleanliness (hi Marie Kondo). Wellbeing is very important to me, I strive for a healthy balanced lifestyle by always cooking healthy foods with cheesecake for dessert!
The reason I went into childcare
From a very young age I have always had a love for babies. When I was big enough to look into prams I did, without exception. I just love babies and children, all the young kids in my neighbourhood were walking after me and I was the go to person for entertainment and babysitting. I took them under my wings and the children were drawn to me. The realisation that I had a natural way with children came to me whilst studying my degree in fashion. It was something so natural I didn't think of it to be a career, something I thoroughly enjoyed doing being with babies and children watching them grow, develop into little humans is such a joy to be able to do!
Because children are like sponges taking in all the information they can, they can be vulnerable. Parenting is hard, raising children is hard. My drive and passion is to help as many parents and children to create a stress free, doubt free, and help wherever I can in order for parents and children to thrive.
I would say I am a modern day mix between Mary Poppins & Super Nanny.
Always here to help ??
Through the years I have acquired lots of experience from working myself up from entertaining children in my neighbourhood, babysitting to Dutch Expat tutor, holiday nanny, part/full time Live in + Live out nannying and now as a Maternity Nurse & Sleep trainer. With 8 years of experience in London and Europe.
My goal is to help as many families as I possibly can, I am looking to study child neurodevelopment/psychology to become a parent coach. I would say I already work as a troubleshooter, parenting support, sleep coaching, weaning advice, meal planning etc.
BA Hons Fashion Illustration
OCN Level 4 Postnatal Maternity Nurse
OCN Level 4 Sleep Trainer
Paediatric First Aid 12h certificate
OCN Level 5 Postnatal Maternity Nurse course
WW Infant Developent course
Available on request
Do you need help with anything regarding parenting? Behaviour? Sleep training/coaching, Troubleshooting, weaning or just some reassuring words? I am the person to go to. Previous families have called me their real life Mary Poppins, ready to help with whatever might be going on.
Drop me a message and I would be more than happy to help!
|Last Updated: 03/01/2021|
- Maternity Nursing from £18.00 per hour (net)
Depending on the job, negotiable.
Mat Nurse day rate: £180 24h: £220-250
Sleep training consult £85 and various packages on requeat
- Full CV (added 07/12/2019)
- DBS Check (added 20/11/2019)
- Reference (added 20/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Sleep Training Certificate (added 20/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Maternity Nurse OCN (added 20/11/2019)
- Training Certificate: Maternity Nurse (added 20/11/2019)
- First Aid Certificate: Anafalaxys Shock certificate (added 20/11/2019)
- First Aid Certificate (added 20/11/2019)
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