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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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.
It's always a worry when you move to a new area and have to find childcare & to find one that has the whole package. But we have found that in Patricia. She came and met us before having the children and it felt like we had known her for years.
When it came to sit out two boys she walked in and high fived both the boys & they were at ease from then on whizzing around showing her their toys, puzzles and books etc.
Nothing is ever too much and will play hide and seek, read books and play lots of games. She does love a tidy up as well which my husband appreciates (a lot) thank you for everything & the beautiful diary you leave us with stickers the boys are very proud to tell us about the next day! Highly Recommended x
Response by Patricia on 13/02/2017:
Hello and "Thank You" for your review! The "pleasure" is most certainly all mine! Your boys are adorable to look after and such great fun. I appreciate you taking the time, to provide me with such an excellent review!!
Patti looked after our 4 children recently on the day of our wedding & we couldn't recommend her more highly! From the minute we met her the children adored her & having her with us for our special day she felt more like a very helpful family member than our nanny! She took great care of our children & kept them all happy & very entertained throughout the day. Without Patti there we know for certain that we wouldn't have been able to relax or enjoy the day as much as we did. We wouldn't hesitate to use Patti again & myself & the children would look forward to seeing her should we need to!
She most certainly is Patti Poppins ?.
Mr & Mrs Young xx
Response by Patricia on 10/05/2016:
Hi and "Thank you" for your exemplary review! I enjoyed being part of your day and seeing you both get married, it has to be the icing on the cake....(excuse the pun)! Your children were adorable and an absolute pleasure to look after. Lots of love to you all.
Many thanks....Pattipoppins. x x x
What a fabulous, caring, lovely lady! Patti has looked after my two children (currently 9 and 11 years old) for over 3 years. She has built up such an amazing relationship with them and they regard her a grandmother rather than a babysitter. She is kind, genuine, fun, and very dependable. My daughter says, 'She is the best babysitter ever'. She is always very interested in my kids' activities and welfare, how their week has been etc and has listened to my little girl playing french horn for hours and been very encouraging. She genuinely loves children and I can't think of a job that she would enjoy more than being a child care provider.
Patti has never let me down. I have been able to work in the evenings knowing that when I get home my kids will be happy and have been cared for like I care for them. She always arrives ahead of time and I know that if I'm delayed returning home there will be no problem, she'll always stay as long as necessary and is happy to do so.
If you're reading Patti's profile I would not hesitate in contacting her for babysitting. There really is no better person to do it.
Response by Patricia on 03/04/2016:
Wow... what a compliment Amanda. I have enjoyed every moment, of being with your absolute "treasures"! Excellent manners, caring and so loving, they have been a delight to look after and I am sure you and daddy are extremely proud.... as I most certainly am! I am sure we will keep in touch as you will all be very much missed. Lots of love. Patti xx
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