I am a 34 years old Brazilian living in Edinburgh, with a lot of experience and passion for childcare. I have a background in Social Work, where I've had the opportunity of working with less fortunate children and all types of different care.
I have decided to move to Scotland not just because I love the country and the people, but also because I was warmly welcomed by the community. I work with IT for a private company and being in Edinburgh is very convenient for me (I do my own hours). However, I do miss all my five siblings, five nephews, eight godsons I left in Brazil, and I am here to do whatever I can to help yourself give the best education and care for your child(ren).
Moreover, I am a very motivated person, creative, active, honest, responsible and I am currently studying Child Psychology. I can cook healthily, I speak 4 languages (English, Portuguese, Spanish and Catalan) and I have all the necessary background to assist children of all ages, from toddlers to teenagers, according to your needs!
Besides my personal experience being the oldest of five, I have been taking care of children since I was one myself.
I have a background in Social Work, I have volunteered abroad a bunch of times - including to Uganda, Africa, in order to assist 86 children in an orphanage. I have a brother with special needs who was cared by me until recently and I am currently studying Child Psychology.
I have experience with First Aid, house chores, teaching, being active and playful! I love the outdoors and I am also very creative. I can cook and assist in homework and such. I have also been a private tutor for a long time, and lately I have been doing it online.
I might as well inform you right ahead, to avoid any surprises, that I am in process of being registered with the SSSC - The Scottish Social Services Council, and I have to inform them about everything I do when it comes to working with children/young adults. I do believe that brings a lot of safety regarding my person and my records as the SSSC MIGHT want to contact you in order to have a wee honest feedback on how I've been doing :)
Don't worry, it's usually just a short phone call.
ps.: We all know we are living in difficult times with the Pandemic happening, lockdowns and such.
I have specialized myself for this period, which will hopefully end soon, and I am very aware of all aspects of COVID-19 and how to safely carry on living life, especially with new restrictions coming up all the time. I thought this would be something interesting to share.
Social Work with children;
Child Psychology student;
I am currently part of two child bubbles. I also homeschool three little girls remotely.
They are very flexible with time so get in touch before discarding me :)
|Last Updated: 11/04/2021|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Tutoring from £30.00 per hour
I am pretty much charging the minimum hourly fees for both Tutoring and Babysitting because I am just starting on Childcare.uk and although I can provide you feedbacks and references, I still have no reviews here.
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- Reference: Tutoring Reference (added 12/01/2021)
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He has been looking after my boy on autistic spectrum for couple of times now and it seems that they did have a great time together, would definitely recommend this babysitter.
Response by Gab on 10/05/2021:
Hey Gabriele, thank you for reviewing my services. Looking after Jacob is being an incredible experience for me and you two can count on me for anything, anytime! He is an incredible boy and makes my weeks happier and happier as time goes by :)
We've only been in brief receipt of services from Gab so far. He was happy to readily provide the information required for my records and to start the same week after we first spoke with very dynamic suggestions.
So far Gab has exhibited good communication and flexibility regarding childcare arrangements.
He arrived well equipped and COVID-aware for their outdoor adventure and kept me posted with lovely pictures along the way.
Gab employed a lot of child-led play and came up with great ideas to ensure my kids are happy in a safe and fun space for all!
Gab took the initiative to listen to my kids' needs and stay as long as they needed to feel ready to leave the beach, after giving me notice that this might be the case.
Food/treats was not on offer by him this time round.
Everyone was overjoyed upon return and looking forward to their next delightful day together.
On our last correspondance he reassured me all of the information on his profile is up to date and valid, including emergency babysitting which is a rarity when it comes to childcare providers when requested in real life.
From what I've seen so far, I recommend his services to anybody who enjoys true peace of mind and their kids well looked-after while in childcare.
Response by Gab on 04/04/2021:
I really appreciate your kind words and I am looking forward to be part of M and Z’s healthy growth, education and happy childhood! It’s not even been 24 hours since I dropped them off and I already miss them so much!
Count on me for absolutely anything you need!
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