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Nanny in Colchester (also available for babysitting)

4.29 stars

Usually responds within 2 days

Female Member since Nov 2018 Last Updated Jun 2023 Last Login 20 Apr 2024

My Summary

Part Time Nanny
Live Out Nanny
Night Nanny
Full Driving Licence
DBS Check
After School Nanny
Special Needs Experience
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Mothers Help
Nanny Share
Potty Trainer
Bedtime Nanny
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

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.

My Experience

Despite looking about 12, I am in my thirties. I'm wiser than I look and due to this I have gained more than 12 years of 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.

My Qualifications

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.

My Availability

I am available for Part time work of 20-30 hours per week.

Please view my availability chart for further details:

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 10/08/2022

My Fees

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

My Nannying rate is £12 p/h.

My Babysitting rate ranges from £12- £15 p/h, for Childcare after 6 o'clock and the weekends

My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 26/11/2018)
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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.

We were really sad to say goodbye to Marie, our amazing caregiver who has been with us for 1.5 years.
She has been a joy to have with us, and our son has thrived under her care. Not once have we had to worry about her reliability or punctuality - she always shows up on time with a smile on her face, ready to make magical memories with our little one. If you're looking for a kind, patient, fun, and gentle caregiver for your child, Marie is sure to exceed your expectations.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for GreenMum GreenMum about Avatar for Sparkle Sparkle on 09/05/2023

Response by Avatar for Sparkle Sparkle on 09/05/2023:

Thank you so much for your review.

I've really loved working for you and will definitely miss my little best buddy.

It's been a delight watching him learn, develop and grow. He truly is an amazing little boy.

The contents of this review are no longer available as the reviewer's account has been deleted.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Parent Parent about Avatar for Sparkle Sparkle on 12/05/2022

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

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Paula Paula about Avatar for Sparkle Sparkle on 23/09/2021

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!

  • 4 stars Overall
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by Avatar for GenMcK GenMcK about Avatar for Sparkle Sparkle on 10/06/2019

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 :)

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Jo_0809 Jo_0809 about Avatar for Sparkle Sparkle on 28/04/2019

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