I am married and have two sons aged 34 and 30!! I have recently had a CRB/DBS which has been approved! I recently have taken out Nanny Insurance, to safeguard myself and the children I care for!
I have two, beautiful granddaughters aged 4 and 1. I love being with babies and children of all ages, its what keeps me young!! I work for two charities in my valuable spare time. I am also a "Trustee" with one of them!!
I love family time and meeting up with my friends, when free time, is available! I also enjoy the theatre and dining out. Whenever possible, we invite friends for dinner, to catch up on life in general. I do a lot of fundraising for the charities, I am involved with, which I find to be extremely satisfying and fulfilling.
After having my two sons, I did voluntary hours with the "reception class" at our local primary school! I took them reading and computer lessons! As a result of enjoying working with children, I later registered as a childminder! I ran my business from home, transforming one of my downstair lounges into a nursery! I worked full time for 15 years and looked after newborn's, as young as 5 weeks and usually, saw them through to prep school and so on. I also looked after older children, on an after school arrangement. I provided home cooked food, assisted with homework and offered guidance, when ever needed! In 2000 I had to give up childminding, to assist my husband with our engineering business, for a year or so and soon after, I started nannying! I have enjoyed working in other homes and it has provided me, with extra, valuable experience! I can offer reliability, confidentiality, and offer my knowledge and experience, to enhance the smooth running, of a busy and loving household! Some of my past jobs, have been through recommendations, which I feel can be very re-assuring, especially, to new parents!!
My aims are, to extend happiness and well being and to re-assure parents, their child/children are in safe and loving hands!! Should you require further information, or have any queries etc, then please contact me and I will be happy to assist. I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for reading my profile.
I know the importance of excellent childcare, being reliable, trustworthy, displaying good manners and I have excellent references to date! I have a total of approx 33 years in childcare, involving children of all ages, and having "hands on" experience. I have had regular up dates on First Aid, worked as coordinator within the area, with the support and back up of Social services, helping new parents, find good quality care. I also have experience with "special needs" which I find very rewarding! I have excellent time management skills, communication skills, oodles of patience, extra clean driving licence, and have been driving since the age of 17.
Child care/babysitting in the evenings of (weekdays or Weekends) I look forward to hearing from you!! ! I would also consider emergency one off sittings providing availability of course!!
|Last Updated: 03/12/2017|
I would be happy to discuss this with you. I am currently available for adhoc sittings and emergency sittings if needed!
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We live in an area away from both sets of family and therefore finding a good babysitter has always been important and yet has evaded us... until we were recommended Patti. From the first meeting I could tell she was perfect for us, we have three boys who are gorgeous but also full of energy and fun and included a young baby when Patti started coming to us. Patti took the time to get to know the children and they adore her coming & this was from the very first time we used her. The boys love having stories and bedtime with Patti and then reading the diary Patti writes about her visit in the morning. We are so confident leaving the children with Patti that it has made going out even more of a treat. Thank you Patti! (& for always giving me a compliment before I head out!)
Response by Patricia on 18/03/2019:
To say I am "overwhelmed" is an understatement! What a compliment!! The pleasure is all mine. Seeing young, mum's and dad's having a date night (which they so deserve) makes it all worthwhile.
When my husband and I wanted a night out, (some time ago) without the help and not knowing, who to rely on, we declined? I know the importance of trust and reliability! I love being with little ones and seeing the parents enjoying themselves....makes it so worthwhile.
Thank you so much for you exemplary review. Your boys are refreshing, well behaved and a pleasure to look after.
With four children, aged 3-11, we have only left them with family until recently. A good friend recommend Patti. She really is such a delight for the children, and we trust her completely to look after them and make their time fun and exciting. She really is like a member of our family, without being intrusive. Our children have met her only four times, but each of them look forward to each occasion with genuine excitement. She is greeted by them as if she were a member of the family or a family friend. A real pro, able not only to do her job professionally, but to make it an enjoyable and exciting experience for all our children across a broad range of ages. On our return, we are left with detailed notes of an evening spent with our little ones and the following day we always get an enthusiastic report from them of what they have enjoyed doing with her. Can't recommend her enough... though we like to keep it to ourselves! Xx
Response by Patricia on 10/03/2019:
Nicola.... many "Thanks" for your wonderfull "Review"!! Your children
are truly adorable and I look forward to being with each of them and
we all have great fun! Thank you for your trust and 100% confidence
in me. My aims are to extend happiness and well being, whilst you and
daddy have some time together. I appreciate your "review" very much,
and I look forward to seeing you all soon. I am one lucky lady, to have
so much fun....how can I call this work!! Best wishes and "thank you"!!
Patti Poppins. AKA Patricia Lynch.
Patti has been supporting my family - 3 children aged 9,6 and 4 for nearly 2 years now. I first found out about Patti from childcare.co.uk. From the moment I met Patti on her first visit to my house and her meeting my children ,I knew that she was a natural cater and that my children were in safe hands. I remember first leaving my then 2 year old as I had a hospital appointment and Patti gladly took her to the park and walked around the area as I suggested..
Fast forward 2 years and Patti now feels like a family member!! My children love her company as much as I do too as well her ways: singing, dancing, laughing!! Patti goes that extra mile to assist you and your family. Such as washing up, tidying round, sweeping, cooking. Feeding, taking children to activities and watching them with enthusiasm like you would if it was your own child..
I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Patti to any family although I would prefer she stayed anonymous so we didn’t have to share her!!
Response by Patricia on 17/01/2019:
Natalie... what a glowing reference. I just wanted to "Thank you"
so much, for your wonderful and complimentary comments. I feel
very much at home, with your children and two dogs. Thank you
for your's and daddy's 100% trust. You have no idea, how much I
it means to me.
As a first timer employing a baby sitter for our 3 kids, my wife and I took it upon ourselves to find a baby sitter independently so that we could compare and discuss our findings. In the end, there was no discussion as we had both selected Patti! Her glowing reviews are entirely deserving as our kids absolutely adore her and always look forward to the next time they will see her. She is kind, courteous, adaptable, loving, reliable, trustworthy and a joy for our kids. Patti has sat for us on several occasions now, and she is an absolute gem. As a newbie, I would highly recommend her services. A real star!
Response by Patricia on 31/03/2018:
"Thank you" for your kind and overwhelming review.. Your children are wonderful, Exemplary manners, well behaved and .I absolutely love being with them. They are fun, energetic, well behaved and a pleasure to be with. I "Thank you" for your 100% trust.
Patti is the most warm, kind and generous lady. She responded almost immediately to my request for help and we were able to set up an initial meeting very quickly. Any family whom Patti helps out can't fail to benefit from her cheerful and experienced approach. The children warmed to her immediately and in fact were so keen to play with her that Patti was kept very busy! It was clear to see how much she enjoyed every moment of her time playing! Children are quite clearly her passion and any family would be lucky to have her helping them.
Response by Patricia on 31/07/2017:
Hello Helen, I am overwhelmed, at your wonderful "Review"!!
Many thanks and looking forward, to seeing you all again... soon.
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