Nanny in Church End
Babysitter in Church End
Usually responds within 12 hours
Male Non-smoker Member since Apr 2020 Last Updated Nov 2020 Last Login 19 Jan 2021
I am a qualified childcare provider with over two decades of experience, offering care for families who value a thought-based approach to their child's development, and to those who need quality child-free time. My temperament is gentle and consistent, using original and creative ideas to create a developmentally relevant environment and to take forward children's burgeoning interests and play ideas.
Experienced with all ages; newborn, infant, toddler, pre-school, and school-age, my favourite developmental stages are the sensorymotor (birth through to two years) and preoperational (two to seven years). Key milestones such as weaning, walking, talking, toileting & sleep independence, and future transitions such as starting school are familiar topics for career nannies, and I would look to work with you to support progression with these matters.
I favour traditional playthings and engaging play experiences, providing planned play opportunities and progressive learning activities. Developmental milestones and school readiness are a big deal for me, my approach is modelled on best practice observed over the years, many of my charges having been happy readers, bike riders and swimmers well before reception entry. I favour first-principle food preparation, love the great outdoors and enjoy physical activities, reading and problem solving. Screen-based activity is discouraged unless it has absolute purpose.
With younger children, heuristic play and environmental experiences are of particular interest along with table-top activities that improve thought processes, including early literacy and numeracy activities. I spend time with my charges jointly observing their environment, noting the actions and reactions of objects, people, creatures and things, and building on different interests as they emerge over time. STEM projects and project builds are always of interest with older children, along-side support with reading and schoolwork.
Relevant insurances in place.
Referees readily available.
DBS Update Service registered: Instantly check the live status of my Enhanced Disclosure via gov.uk.
One of only a handful of male nannies in the home counties!
Core areas served:
St Albans District, Harpenden, Rural Dacorum.
20+ years as a UK childcare practitioner, of which Ofsted Registered Provider for 16 years.
Experienced with babies and toddlers, and children of pre-school age.
Experienced with older school-aged children in a care, play and mentor capacity.
Home-based childcare and occasional overseas experience.
Experience of special diets, care of multiples, parental support and English as an additional language.
Early Years Care and Education NVQ3, baby qualified.
Early Years Managment NVQ5.
Safeguarding Children BTEC Level 3.
First-aid (paediatric 12hr) certified.
Qualified Swimming Teacher.
A-level: Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Music, and Design & Technology (broad knowledge base).
Clean valid UK driving licence.
My waiting list is usually 12-18 months and I typically work by referral only. A future vacancy exists for one long-term family from Summer 2021. Gold member - you can contact me for free with your proposal.
|Last Updated: 22/11/2020|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Nannying from £16.00 per hour (gross)
Babysitting and overnight rates based on sleeping children. Nanny rates based on daytime hours.
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- First Aid Certificate: Infant and Child First Aid (added 22/04/2020)
- First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid (added 18/04/2020)
- Exam Certificate: Safeguarding Children, BTEC Level 3. (added 18/04/2020)
- Exam Certificate: Playwork, NVQ3. (added 18/04/2020)
- Exam Certificate: Early Years Care and Education, NVQ3. (added 18/04/2020)
- DBS Check (added 18/04/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 18/04/2020)
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