*I live in Huddersfield HD4 - unfortunately the app is showing my previous location as my current, which was London, however I’m in West Yorkshire*
Throughout my time working in early years and in multiple long term Governess/Nannying positions and vast experience solely running Private Nurseries as Deputy Manager and Assistant Manager, I have developed skills that are all transferrable. These skills underpin my beliefs surrounding Childcare and reflects my day to day work practice, all of which have been used to create a system specifically developed for growing minds that question everything.
It has been developed to achieve a high level of learning and emotional success, without the sole use of tables, chairs and silent learning, in an outdated practice. It is to be interwoven with exploration, fun, sensory investigation, creativity, risk, challenge, laughing, emotional security and self-confidence, as well as life skills, an understanding of self, and an understanding of world cultures.
I have a unique and diverse approach that will fully support children’s learning covering more than the 7 areas, and will also support their educational, physical, social and emotional growth. To me as an educator I place a great importance on encouraging (age appropriate) children to ask as many questions as necessary, and I try to never send them away without an answer or answers, or a clear cut pathway to finding those answers for themselves, I believe this in itself allows children to develop opinions, confidence, knowledge and their curiosity.
I believe children in the best way, have minds that have a similar lead characteristic to that of a sponge, meaning they never stop learning. They absorb all that they experience, hear, and observe, some of which may not be helpful. As a professional, it is my responsibility to help assure I teach and speak to the best of my ability, never steering wrong. I do this by always learning myself, and studying my craft continuously, learning more every day.
A relationship with an nanny/educator should be a relationship based on safety, understanding, positive reinforcement, fun, the ability to feel as though they can speak freely, honesty, trust, laughing and emotional security. Care, kind hearted nature, comfort, engagement, stability and patience are of the upmost importance and should without a doubt be present, along with a love for children, a love for the job, for teaching, a lightheartedness and kindness about yourself, and a reassuring aura.
All of these should come into play when selecting an professional, and the years I’ve spent working within the different avenues of childcare and Child Protection have gained an deeper understanding, a patience, an ability to not only teach but reach children on a different level than most, and bond with them as a carer should, without leaving out fun, happines, love, laughter and growth, which sadly and unfortunately can often can be left out by some professionals. Safety, emotional, physical, personal development, along with educational growth are to be the main objective, including personal happiness, educational support, trust, fun, love and understanding and because of this I believe I am able to be a positive role model and help children progress not only educationally but in every aspect of their lives that I’m able to contribute to, bringing growth that can be seen way into adult life.
I have found that my own proven approach, which focuses on a hands on, patient, stimulating and understanding environment, where learning something new is a hourly occurrence and not a daily one, and where exploring the world around them, including languages, cultures and the diversity of us all is regular occurrence and is a big characteristic of effective and successful learning.
I am whole heartedly a believer in flash cards and rescourses for learning and engaging, I have a host of resources laminated and in keeping with the EYFS and primary school curriculums, covering over 200 topics; including online recourses, books, e-books, worksheets, legal and educational forms, reports, handover forms, medical, dietary, safeguarding, pastoral, S.E.N and behavioural supporting forms and all short term, long term and continuous planning forms to delivered your child(REN) their own tailored and individualised learning journey.
I believe there is always a chance for learning and always a chance to develop and grow in all situations. Bonding with the children we work with is so very important, having a child not only look up to you, but look forward to seeing you, loving you and caring for you as not only an educator but as another healthy role model in their lives, someone they can trust, confide in and someone who never lets them down. Someone who enjoys what they do and has passion for not only children but for education. I find that there are typically always missed opportunities, either developmentally, interpersonally, culturally or emotionally and my way of teaching and my method of childcare, I believe is the way forward to help create, not only academic and educational achievements, knowledge and success but also life skills. Helping them to develop their own opinions and belief systems are of critical to ensuring individualism and ensuring we stay true to ourselves. I believe in exposing children to the world, exploring and investigating our surroundings, visiting museums, nature reserves, libraries, markets, music and movement classes, and showing them the world we live in first hand, in a safe environment with a safe person, whilst maintaining a high level of fun, care and learning. Helping children steer themselves through the rest of their lives and to set them up with not only knowledge but skills to last a life time is what I dedicate myself to daily. Giving them the greatest chance to grow into happy, successful, strong minded and confident adults.
Therefore, I believe I would be a credit to yourselves and your child(ren). Above all I am a caring, trustworthy, honest, loyal and very knowledgeable and educated, professional who has always placed children and their mental, emotional and physical health and welfare first, whom every day goes beyond the standard of the average professional, to ensure happiness as well as educational, personal and emotional care and growth, giving them life skills to last for the remainder of their lives, and giving them another additional idea of a positive role model, and showing that educators need a combination of skills not always thought of by the average educator, but a combination of skills I believe I carry.
Thank you for taking the time to read this, if you believe I am the one for you and your child(ren), please do contact me as I would love to hear from you!
Most Recent Position(s):
RBKC Children’s Centre and Contact Services
Junior Service Manager - Kensington and Chelsea
Duties included but not limited to: Arranging contact between parents and careers in severe situations such as abuse, addiction or domestic struggles. Meeting welfare needs of children. Safeguarding children in our care. Reporting and supervising contact. Regular child protection meetings. Training staff in Child Protection. Delivering high standards of care to families involved. Delivering advice and tailor made packages of help to individual families. Many more
Private Families - Kensington and Chelsea, Greater London
January 2015 to June - Most recent before moving to Yorkshire
Duties included, but not limited to: Arranging meal times, including all snacks and main meals, cooking, cleaning. S.E.N and severe medical issues, therapies and medicine (and crisis) management. Day managment and weekly(monthly) children’s planning; covering food, learning, classes, parents schedules. Organising children’s lives and assisting parents in the same when needed. (Happily cooks for parents) Growth and development surrounding education including Early Years Foundation Stages and Primary(and high school) syllabus. Babies learning, movement, sensory and growth. Outdoor learning, forest schooling, classes, groups, educational trips and outings relevant to educational topics and unrelated trips to just explore. Bath times, bed times, changes, potty and toilet training. Pick ups and drop offs (provisional licence) happily will take test if needed. Homework tuition and high school age tuition and homework help. Parental housework help, such as cooking and cleaning on set days for the parents and or carers. Observational records and developmental records kept and updated regularly to mark the development throughout my time with each child. I have a stock of my own reacourses covering over 200 topics, ages 1-2, 3-5, 5-7, 7-9, 10+ and 15+. Shopping, food shopping, personal errands and child related errands, clothing washes and other child related house duties. Working with outside services and agencies including but not limited to: Nurseries, schools, contact services, courts, medical needs, therapies etc. Specialises in and has experience in and around, SEN and Speech and Language, BSL, addiction and vulnerable families, Child Protection and Safeguarding, no contact orders, Court-Ordered-Visitation, outside agencies and domestic issues, CPS. First aid qualified and trained - Includes P Terror Attacks, babies, infants, teens, adults and the elderly.
Room Leader and Third in Charge (Preschool and Toddlers) - Most recent before moving to Yorkshire
N.O.T.G - London, Greater London
January 2018 to Present.
Planning and Observation, Behavior Management Coordinator, SEN Coordinator, Safeguarding Coordinator, Speech and Language Coordinator. Planning daily routines and focus activities, ensuring high safeguarding standards are met and kept. Leading activities based on individual profiles of children. Creating planning that works with and to the advantage of the children on premises, including outdoor learning and hands on exploration of world cultures. Liaising with vulnerable families, additional children in the family setting, and outside agencies. Home visits accompanying manger. Carrying out various paperwork and procedural papers such as risk assessments, 2-Year-Old checks, Pre-School checks and funding related paperwork. Supporting management and working closely with the manger in the running of the room, working with staff to ensure a high standard of work. Conducting meetings within the rooms to ensure good conduct and to peruse any issues, complaints or changes that staff, parents or outside agencies may have and discussing how to fix, change or implement them in our usual standards. Working closely with parents and carers around any possible issues, complaints, compliments, or ideas for implementing in a monthly parents group. Working. with the Manager, Deputy and Proprietor and coming together for monthly meetings along with the additional Room Leaders to discuss issues, events or pending implementations. Creating Daily Routines, and Meal Planning. Creating Weekly Newsletters, Advising Apprentice Students on coursework whom are shadowing.
3rd& 4th most recent:
Baby Room Room Leader & Long Term Nanny (Live In and Out)
Duties Entailed: Planning and Observation of Children, Meal planning with specific medical and religious needs catered for, Behavior Management and SEN coordinator. Family Liaising, engaging with the children hands on. Safeguarding to the highest standard, working with outside agencies and collaborating with Early Years Advisors. All related paperwork as above, 2 Year Checks, and all relative Behavior, SEN and Speech and Language related papers. Creating a safe, risky yet challenging environment where happiness, learning and safeguarding are key, and creating relationships that are built on trust, hands on learning, exploration and creativity. Outdoor learning, forest schooling, classes, groups, educational trips and outings relevant to educational topics and unrelated trips to just explore. Bath times, bed times, changes, potty and toilet training. Household chores and PA work for parents, day management, food and delivery ordering, cooking and food preparation, light cleaning.
Please contact me via email if you’re interested in speaking with me
Level 3 (NVQ 3 Advanced) Children’s Workforce Diploma
I’m available for full time work, Monday-Sunday, 24/7. I’m available for all major holidays and inconvenient times/last minute emergency care.
|Last Updated: 01/09/2020|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Nannying from £10.00 per hour (net)
Fees may differ slightly depending on the individual situation.
- Training Certificate: SENCo Training (added 20/03/2019)
- First Aid Certificate: Paediatric and Adult (Advanced) First Aid (added 14/01/2019)
- Exam Certificate: Diploma for Children and Young Peoples Workforce (added 10/01/2019)
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Ria worked for my family over a long period of time as a Nanny who specialises in additional needs and medical issues which is what we were searching for. She offered amazing care as well as exceptional teaching. She planned out each and every day full of activities based on the topic of the month, What they are struggling with or learning at school, she did full topics such as space and turned our front room into a black hole full of amazing space displays, making moon rocks and rocket ships and linking it to every learning area, she made maths fun! She catered for cooking as well as meeting our sons individual medical needs which required constant round the clock care. Even having our eldest say we can’t cook like Ria!! Our children truly love her still to this day and see her as one of the family still to this day asking for her! If she hadn’t of moved I’m sure she would of been a long standing member of our family until our children reached teenage years. She offered outstanding care and showed real passion for our family going above and beyond to ensure our needs were met. You have a lot of nannies that can do the basic necessities but she focused on development, happiness and laughter! She took them on regular trips for outside learning, created so many interesting lesson plans. We ended up with worm bins, compost projects, giant snail enclosures, rocket ships, mud painting, scavenger hunting and so much more! We had cameras on constant in our home as we had previous issues before with a nanny and watching Ria every day with our children restored our faith in Nannies. They truly love her and hung on every word she said. If they asked to do something or wanted to learn or play she never turned them down. Whether they wanted to make mud pies, fresh bread or play dough spaghetti, or catch caterpillars she always gave them all her attention and abilities as a teacher.
We hired Ria as she had exceptional experience and references in special needs and she did not fall short. She provided home learning bags for us to continue what she started. She brought her own resources for learning and turned our house into an amazing classroom.
I couldn’t believe the turn around in our boys. She took them from children who were unwilling to listen to a nanny or participate in any learning who would scream when we left them with our previous nanny, to children who were curious about everything and couldn’t wait for us to leave and would cry when Ria would go!. She took them on regular trips to Farmers markets to get food for meals, farms to do fruit picking and learn about animals and food, swimming, bear hunts. she taught brain brain breaks and baby yoga! She did sensory activities daily always a different one and full of fun and excitement.
I’ve never made a review before as our previous nanny before her was not made for the field, however Ria truly changed our children’s lives and ours for the better. We’re searching for a new nanny now and we have thus far been disappointed because none simply match up! The levels of independence and love for learning she encouraged in our children will stick with us for life. One of our youngest with additional needs struggled badly with potty training, sensory issues and behaviour problems and within two months he was using the toilet fully, helping g dress himself and hadn’t had a melt down since the first week of her joining us. Most nannies discipline hard but Ria got down to their level, took their hands in hers, did breathing techniques and listened to them and their feelings and talked through it. She taught us so much that we could never repay so that’s what we’re doing with this review!
Ria you truly have shaped our lives and I wish you the best in your new home. We know the next family you work with will be as blessed as we are for finding you.
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