Nanny in Colchester
Babysitter in Colchester
Female Member since Nov 2018 Last Updated Oct 2021 Last Login 23 Jan 2022
I am an experienced, bubbly and passionate Child Care Professional.
Forming warm positive bonds with not only the children but their families has and always will be something that I value hugely and take pride in.
In a sense, I always class the children I've looked after as my children. The bond formed is genuinely amazing and so rewarding! Child care brings a lot of love and laughter into life which is invaluable.
I am a friendly, hard working, person centred, self motivated and reliable individual with a cheerful disposition and a good sense of humour. I’m able to use my initiative when working alone and I always strive to achieve my best in any situation.
Lastly, my friends would tell you that I am a pleasant individual who is able to work well with everyone, coupled with a genuine desire to have a positive impact upon the lives of others.
I can't wait to speak to you further and hopefully get a chance to meet you and your child/ren.
Despite looking about 12, I am in my thirties. I'm wiser than I look and due to this I have gained 11 years experience working within the Childcare Sector, primarily working in Nurseries and Pre-Schools.
My specialism is the Early Years, as I am a qualified Early Years Teacher, particularly ages 3-5. However I am able to form strong positive bonds and care for the needs of children from all ages and backgrounds.
In the past I have received First Aid training, which is always handy. From experience nothing beats a bit of reassurance and a good kiss and cuddle to help with any injuries and pains.
In addition I have had experience working with some lovely children that have SEND. My experience has been particularly with children that have Autism, ADHD & ADD.
Lastly, I have an up to date DBS check and I am more than happy to provide references.
I am a Qualified Early Years Teacher with EYTS and a Level 6 in Childcare.
My initial degree is in Social Psychology and Sociology as my passion has always been human interaction and development.
I am available for Part time of up to 30 hours a week.
Please view my availability chart for further details:
|Last Updated: 25/10/2021|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Nannying from £10.00 per hour (gross)
My Nannying rate is £10 p/h.
My Babysitting rate ranges from £12- £15 p/h, for Childcare after 6 o'clock and the weekends
- DBS Check (added 26/11/2018)
Below are the latest reviews for Sparkle. 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.
Guys Marie is great. She is fun, patient, caring and meticulous. Book her! I was very scared about the whole process and Marie was there every step of the way. Marie came round the house before the actual booking so the kids (age 4 and 10) and I could meet her, ask any questions and cancel any nerves. Then on the actual days booked... wow.. she was on time, cheerful and ready for an action packed day of activities. Marie takes a handover before leaving, provides feedback on return, talks from professional experiences, and is just is lovely. I had happy kids. I even got pep talks to see me through another day. Too many highlights to type. I will be booking Marie again for some days out with the kids and days in. She is now trusted family X
Marie looked after my 3 kids, 2 days per week for several weeks. She was flexible and worked other hours when needed too. Great at teaching, encouraging good behaviour and doing fun activities with the kids. Thank you Marie!
Had a great experience using Marie as a babysitter for my son, she was more then happy to come round and meet him before the night she babysat which was a real bonus for both of us putting my mind at ease. Marie dished my sons dinner out for him, and kept him entertained playing lots of his board games. My son had lots of fun and is more then happy for Marie to babysit him again :)
Very understanding and very helpful,thank you so much xx
This provider has a long term illness that is not mentioned in her profile. This appeared to affect her work or lack of I should say. She does not provide food for your child as she says she does not cook. I was so disappointed, not pro-active in the slightest, not very organised, does drive a car but won’t drive the children anywhere as she says she is a nervous driver, very messy, talked way way too much with little work done, talks over the parent, can’t change a nappy properly and all told I did all the work over the two days hired. I was left with a reeling headache. I think she suffers from manic episodes - kept repeating herself, really not a stable pragmatic nor methodical nanny at all.
References were friends or family. To get them and the CV I had to ask over as was not forth coming. No neutral objective reference to be seen.
Definitely will not be using again.
Very very draining experience. Wow.
Response by Sparkle on 28/04/2019:
This was very disappointing to read and unexpected, especially given the positive text messages you sent over both days and never once mentioned how unhappy you were with my care. Actually on the contrary saying how you appreciated my loving care for your daughter.
Whilst I do have Fibromyalgia this in no way affects my ability to nanny. I've have worked in childcare for most of my career and I'm presently working at a pre-school part-time and nannying unhindered.
I expressly said from the beginning that I'm not a good cook but I can do simple oven meals and whilst providing food was not mentioned, I did pick up shopping on both days on short notice.
I wasn't expecting to drive a disable child with medical conditions on my own as I was concerned for safety reasons.
To say you did all the work over 2 days is completely unfair and not true, I was practically alone with your daughter the whole time and had little to no time to eat, drink or toilet breaks.
I have no issue providing my CV or references to any parent looking to engage in my services, they are from other parents I have been a nanny for.
It saddens me to read such a spiteful, and uncalled for review. However, I wish you and your daughter the support you need.
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