Hello I'm Melissa! I'm a holistic practitioner from London, currently available for part-time childcare.
I have a BA Honours Degree in Education with Goldsmiths University, specialising in special educational needs, along with a Foundation Degree in Early Childhood Development.
I have vast experience with children of all ages in various educational settings, from private nurseries and schools to playgroups and summer camps.
I find working with children so enjoyable and really grounding, they keep us present in the moment and I am fascinated by the inner workings of their minds! I have a natural affinity with children and embrace all things weird and wonderful. Wellbeing is my number one priority, ensuring children in my care are met with FUN, silliness, kindness, patience, respect and genuine interest.
I have a passion for inclusive education, creative sensory play and storytelling, encouraging this in my care wherever possible. I am also a hippie at heart, love the outdoors and walking in nature, supporting children's learning through play and exploration using all their senses.
Along with keeping a regular routine and structure for security, I think day trips and outings are also very important for children. Happy to accompany them to extra-curricular activities, swimming lessons and trips to local areas of interest etc. I love seeing children's individual personalities develop and am pleased to follow their interests and encourage their exploration of new things, helping to build their confidence and resilience.
*Available for part-time hours in Hastings/St Leonards area*
**Enhanced DBS available on the update service**
**Also available for babysitting & occasional overnight stays/weekends**
Please feel free to get in touch and I look forward to meeting your little one(s)!
I have worked with children of all ages, from newborns to 16 years:
- 2 years Nursery Practitioner in private nurseries with children from 6 months to 6 years
- 2 years Teaching Assistant experience in school settings
- Learning Support Assistant for children with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
- English Tutor (summer camps and online tutoring, service also available for families with ESL/EFL- please ask)
- Babysitting with overnight stays
-Full CV & References available on request-
BA Hons Education, Culture & Society - Goldsmiths University
FdA Early Childhood Studies (Foundation Degree with Merit - Equivalent to Level 5) - London Metropolitan University
DBS Check on Update Service
Previously trained in Food Hygiene, Safeguarding & Paediatric First Aid
Looking for part-time nanny job/babysitting/Mother's help
|Last Updated: 07/09/2021|
- Babysitting from £12.50 per hour
- Nannying from £13.50 per hour (gross)
Varies - Please contact me!
- First Aid Certificate: PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID (added 23/01/2020)
- Exam Certificate: FOUNDATION DEGREE CERTIFICATE (added 23/01/2020)
- DBS Check (added 23/01/2020)
- UK Passport (added 21/01/2020)
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Mel has helped us out so much during a really stressful period for my family. I cannot thank her enough for the care she has provided for my children from the moment we met. She has cooked my boys healthy meals they have actually finished and had plenty of fun. My boys have really taken to her already, she has amazing energy and I am so grateful we have met. Highly recommend Mel to other parents looking for someone kind, considerate and caring, as well as helping with learning. Also very patient and a great sense of humour which always helps!!!
Response by Melissa on 07/06/2021:
Aw thank you so much for such a lovely review Tina :) so kind of you xx
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