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Nanny in Colchester

5 stars

Female Member since Aug 2019 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 23 May 2022

My Summary

Part Time Nanny
Live Out Nanny
Full Driving Licence
DBS Check
After School Nanny
Nanny Housekeeper
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
Mothers Help
Nanny Share
Potty Trainer

About Me

I am a qualified Early Years Teacher who has been working in the childcare sector for the last 17 years. I am mother to 3 young adult children, an animal lover and extremely flexible, open-minded with a great sense of humor. I love being outdoors and believe that children learn best through play and exploring.

My Experience

I worked as as a Key Person and then a Preschool Leader from 2006-2016, a Nursery Deputy Manager from 2016-2018 and as an Early Years Quality Manager from 2018-2019. Private Nanny September 2019- present.

My Qualifications

I have a BA Hons in English Literature and Language and a Post Graduate Early Years Teacher qualification, Early Language Lead, Makaton 1-3, Paediatric First Aid, SEN experience and advanced Safeguarding for Early Years.

My Availability

**Next Availability September 2022**

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Last Updated: 20/05/2022

My Fees

  • Nannying from £13.00 per hour (net)

Evening Babysitting £12 an hour

My Documents

  • UK Passport (added 08/05/2022)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 08/05/2022)
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Below are the latest reviews for MelH. 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.

Mel started working with us when our girls were very young, having twins and being first time parents we needed some extra hands on and we were so fortunate that we found Mel. Mel brings so much to all our lives, she is incredibly caring, passionate and knowledgeable. She is engaging, encouraging and so thoughtful, our girls absolutely love every second they spend with Mel. Mel is highly skilled in all areas of childcare, as a parent there is nothing more you could wish for in a Nanny.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Kirstie Kirstie about Avatar for MelH MelH on 07/02/2022

Mel has worked with us since March 2020, when our nursery closed due to the pandemic and as doctors required childcare help as needed to continue working – She returned to her other nannying family for the 2020 summer holidays and then began with us on a permanent basis from September 2020.

It is hard to write a professional reference for Mel because she means so much to us as a family –she is always prompt, friendly, kind and thoughtful but beyond that has become someone who we consider not only our nanny but a very important friend to both us and our boys.

In regards to her work, we are continually astounded by her planning and facilitation of engaging, age appropriate, child led activities which has sparked joy and wonder in both our children. Her knowledge of early years development is second to none and has not only led to huge direct benefit in our children, but indirectly has helped us adapt our own parenting approaches.

Mel nurtures every aspect of our children’s growth and development – she is always child led, with gently applied boundaries and clear but always respectful communication. She understands the importance of gentle approaches and emotional regulation in young children and is always a positive role model.

She has a natural affinity in connecting with children (and adults!) of all ages, and is one of the most compassionate, intelligent and kind people we know. We consider ourselves truly lucky to have her as part of our team!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Ailsa Ailsa about Avatar for MelH MelH on 16/09/2021

Mel has been with us for over 3months now. She cares for my 14month old son and 4 year old daughter (when not at preschool). She has gone above and beyond for both of my children. She is constantly planning new activities and encouraging them to grow and develop. Her knowledge of children and their development is second to none and I regularly ask her advice on aspects of both the children. She is extremely clean, tidy and helps me with my washing and cooking. She is a great cook often cooking dinners from scratch for both of the children using fresh ingredients. She is also a driver and regularly takes my 14month old to baby groups and classes. She sends regular updates throughout the day and is always willing to go the extra mile.

She is a joy to have in our family home and we consider her now to be part of our family. We are a very busy family but Mel takes it all in her stride and never gets flustered. She has a great personality and more importantly a good sense of humour which is so refreshing and needed!!

We whole heartedly recommend her to any family who want the very best childcare for their children - you won't be disappointed.

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for DaisyB DaisyB about Avatar for MelH MelH on 30/01/2020

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