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Colin

Babysitter in Luton

5 stars

Usually responds within 2 hours

Male Member since Dec 2019 Last Updated Feb 2022 Last Login 18 Aug 2022

My Summary

DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
Hotel Babysitter
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I am a Level 3 qualified Nursery Practitioner with 12 years’ experience in nursery settings with under 5's, as well as babysitting children of all ages. I am currently employed at a local nursery but am available for babysitting during most evenings after my shift and at weekends. I have a lot of enthusiasm for my work and for developing the lives of the young children in my care. I have a gentle and calm personality which helps to give the children comfort and reassurance, and I understand the needs and care that very young children and babies require. I am registered on the DBS update service, have a current paediatric first aid certificate and have undertaken numerous other childcare courses. Please contact me if you would like me to babysit for you. Thanks.

My Experience

I have 12 years experience as a Nursery Practitioner in local nursery settings, working with ages between 6 months and 4 years. I have babysat on many occasions for friends, family and other parents, and have 2 grown up children for which I took an active role in their care and upbringing. I also have experience of looking after special needs children, particularly in my nursery work.

My Qualifications

• NVQ Level 3 in Children’s Care, Learning and Development
• Full Paediatric First Aid Course (12 hours)
• Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene
• Various other childcare certificates available on request

My Availability

Available most evenings after my nursery shift and at weekends.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no yes no
Morning no no no no no yes no
Afternoon no no no no no yes yes
After School no no no no no yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no yes yes no
Last Updated: 20/02/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour

Negotiable

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: Full Paediatric First Aid Certificate (added 17/02/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Level 2 Safeguarding Certificate (added 01/05/2021)
  • Full CV (added 11/10/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Introduction to Safeguarding (added 08/10/2020)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 08/10/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 08/10/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: Full Paediatric First Aid Course (added 08/10/2020)
  • Training Certificate: NVQ Level 3 Childrens Care Learning and Development (added 08/10/2020)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Colin. 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.

Colin has babysat for our 2 boys consistently for a year now - he is key to our social life! He’s always very good with the boys (now age 1 and 3) and we feel comfortable leaving him to put them to bed. He always keeps us updated and we’ve not had any issues whilst we’ve been out so it means we can really relax, especially as he has so much experience working with children in his role at a nursery.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Ch1 Ch1 about Avatar for Colin Colin on 22/07/2022


Response by Avatar for Colin Colin on 22/07/2022:

Thank you for the lovely review. I enjoy coming to look after the boys.

Colin babysat our 8 month old twin boys one Friday evening, when we had our first night out sans kids in months.

He has a gentle, calming approach which I really appreciate (doesn’t overexcite them), and it was clear the boys felt very comfortable with him. The boys are mobile and too young to listen, so managing them was no mean feat!

In addition to looking after them while they played, Colin also changed and bottle-fed them, and put the boys to bed. He also let us know how the boys were doing as the night went on, which was really great.

This was the first time Colin had looked after our children, but he took such wonderful care of them that we’re already planning our next outing!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Gam Gam about Avatar for Colin Colin on 07/05/2022


Response by Avatar for Colin Colin on 07/05/2022:

Thank you for the lovely review. I enjoyed looking after the boys and look forward to coming again.

Just perfect. Colin made us feel completely secure, he is the first baby sitter we have ever used. He made us feel reassured from the get go and then upon meeting him, even more so. He is a calm, collected person with a great attitude, training and experience. We have only used him once so far but will definitely be using him as often as possible.

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

by Avatar for Matt Matt about Avatar for Colin Colin on 23/11/2021


Response by Avatar for Colin Colin on 23/11/2021:

Thank you for the review and for making me feel welcome. I enjoyed looking after Archie and look forward to coming again.

Colin babysat for our 2 sons (age 2 and 7 months) - in particular the elder one is very shy with new people but Colin was great at making him feel comfortable with his experience of working at a nursery really coming into play. We felt at ease leaving him with the children as he clearly has a wealth of experience. We will definitely ask Colin to babysit for us again.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Ch1 Ch1 about Avatar for Colin Colin on 01/11/2021


Response by Avatar for Colin Colin on 02/11/2021:

Thank you.

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