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Nanny in Swindon

Babysitter in Swindon

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2011 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 05 Jul 2020

My Summary

Part Time Nanny
Full Time Nanny
Live Out Nanny
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Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Governess

About Me

Choosing the right nanny must be extremely stressful, considering what is at stake. It must be hard to leave your children with a friend, let along a complete stranger. So I want to start with a statement:
I am a perfectly normal and reliable person, who loves children. Not your typical nanny though. I believe I can offer more.

I live in Leagrave (Luton) at the moment, but moving to Swindon in the end of July and I am looking for positions in the area.

I am trilingual (EN,HU,RO) and highly educated(BA), most suited for those who wish their children's creativity and knowledge base improved while in care. I am strict, but kind and there is time for fun too. I have artistic skills (portfolio available), I play the flute and piano, I swim and ice-skate, knit and crochet and have an unlimited imagination.

I tried I few fields of work, but I decided that I prefer children. There is a certain feeling of fulfilment when I teach them something useful.
I have been learning Jo Frost's techniques and advice on childcare and I follow a similar approach. I also approve of the Waldorf type of teaching.
I am proudly health conscious and hold a vast knowledge about nutrition, vitamins and natural ingredients. (No fast food and sweets on my watch!)
I would regularly exercise with the children - skating, cycling, swimming, bowling, tennis, basketball and other outdoor activities. Indoors, I favour the mentally challenging games to boost their IQ, but I would not refuse a board-game or chess either. Children above age 8 must read at least two books per month. I would regulate TV-time and supervise the chosen movies. Some movies can influence children in a negative way, even children's programs.
There can be no evening without bed-time story, which I find an essential part of the day and would advise parents to participate.
My field of interests are: geography/travel, history, fine art, photography, art history, biology, nature, animals, languages and many more. I am currently learning Italian, and Spanish is next on the list. My bedside reading is the Dictionary of Essential Knowledge. My hobby is to know things most people don't.
I also love children's fairy tales. I am familiar with Andersen and the Grimm brothers and genuinely enjoy watching cartoons. I am more than happy to take the children to the cinema.
I am able to create games, which are fun, but children would learn during the game.
I encourage reading and exercise. I don't like to see children with smart phones and useless games.
I promote healthy eating, this includes organic food, no preservatives, no frying, no sweets.
I can teach children so many things in an interesting and captivating way.
I am also extremely hygienic and my cleaning standards are very high. I am knowledgeable about all aspects of housekeeping.

My ideal family is not looking for a person, who is present at all times just to avoid problems, cleans up after the children and is just an employee.
They would want a nanny who is smart, educated, reliable and leads by example. A nanny who wouldn't always pick up the dirty laundry, but teaches the children the importance of doing chores. They would allow me to discipline children (with consequences) and work with me on it, so I can help them raise smart, respectful and essentially good people.

I am looking forward to find a family with similar thinking and approach.

My Experience

2020 January - June (maternity cover)- live out nanny (G2, B5)
2008-2012 - Nanny/Housekeeper/Live out (part-time, G(0-4), G(0-3); G2) during University
2010- Summer. Babysitter. Live out. - G10.
2011- Summer. Au-pair in England. One girl (A-3) and two boys (H-7, F-1).
2014 - 2016 - Housekeeper. (B14, G16, B19)

Pacey Member.
DBS - recent.

Qualified photographer with own business.
Non-childcare related work history is available upon request.

I do not have the qualifications of a childminder, but I have experience, common sense, ability to multi task and a sense of responsibility. Your children will be safe with me. I also have experience with animals. I am especially fond of dogs.
I am happy to do a first aid course if that gives you a piece of mind.
I do not feel comfortable sharing official documents online, but I am happy to provide everything in person.

I am currently waiting for an available driving test slot, so I would like to find a family who does not need a driver straight away or is willing to wait a little until I get the license.

My Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Art
Qualified Photographer
Responsible adult (age 30)

My Availability

I am looking for a full time or two part-time, live out nanny position from August around Swindon. Preferably Monday to Friday, but I don't mind the occasional weekend babysitting. I usually travel to English Heritage or National Trust sites on the weekends. I love history and nature.
I can accompany the family on holidays.

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Last Updated: 20/06/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £9.00 per hour
  • Nannying from £10.00 per hour (net)

Nanny fees/regular babysitting fees: negotiable

One time babysitting fees:
£10/hr (active, awake children - including help with homework, designing creative games)
£9/hr (sleeping children with light housekeeping)
£60/ overnight (8 pm - breakfast)
£80/dinner, light cleaning, overnight (7 pm - 7:30 am - including breakfast)
£120/24 hrs, cooking, light cleaning, overnight

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