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Karen

Nanny in Cardiff (also available for babysitting)

5 stars

Usually responds within 24 hours

Female Member since May 2022 Last Updated Sep 2023 Last Login 17 Apr 2024

My Summary

Part Time Nanny
Live Out Nanny
Night Nanny
Full Driving Licence
DBS Check
After School Nanny
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Hotel Babysitter
Emergency Babysitter
Nanny Share
Bedtime Nanny
Virtual Nanny
Home School Helper
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Hi, My name is Karen and I live in North Cardiff with my husband and Daughter who is 18. I have 2 other children who have now flown the nest!

In May 2021 I started my own business Little Stars - Professional Nanny Service.

I have some Welsh language skills and all my children have been taught through the medium of Welsh. I am a level 3 Teaching Assistant and have worked in many Cardiff schools with all year groups, from Nursery to Year 6, have experience with all ages of children and have worked with children with additional needs. I have a fully enhanced DBS and can provide references if requested.

I love nature and the great outdoors and we share our home with our cats and dogs. I enjoy spending time with children, helping them to thrive and to be the best that they can be. In my spare time I like cooking, baking, music, walking, keeping fit and spending time with family,

* Fully enhanced DBS
* Fully insured
* Level 3 Paediatric First Aid trained (June 2021)
* Food Hygiene and Safety - Level 2
* Health and Safety - Level 2
*Introduction to home based childcare with Pacey Cymru.

I have many other certificates, all available upon request.

*** I am experienced in looking after children with food allergies. ***

My Experience

I worked in primary schools from 2011 - 2021 and have had a range of experience during this time. When my children were small I also worked as a child minder. I have worked with children who have additional needs and I have a British Sign Language level 1 certificate. I am a Level 3 Teaching Assistant and completed my contract at the end of the Summer term 2021 having decided to change direction into Nannying. I am currently working as a Nanny for a local family, and also work on an ad hoc basis for other families. We have lovely days based around the children's interests and stage of development. I always carry my Nanny bag with activities to interest and engage the children I am caring for. Being a Level 3 trained Teaching Assistant I encourage activities to help and develop the child's early learning skills educationally, emotionally, socially and physically (fine & gross motor skills). I make a variety of resources to bring with me based on the child's individual needs, interests and stage of development. For older children who are in school during the day, when time allows in their schedule I encourage engagement in different activities such as baking, craft, painting, trips to the park and anything else we can fit in. As a trained Teaching Assistant I am able to assist with homework, and to make and adapt resources to meet your child's needs.

My Qualifications

My relevant qualifications are:
STLS Level 3 Diploma

Courses/certificates:
Level 3 Paediatric First Aid trained
Concussion Awareness
Safeguarding
Introduction to home based childcare
Autism Awareness
Attachment in the early years
Exercise and mental health
Food Hygiene and Safety - Level 2
Health and Safety - Level 2
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Supporting Children's Emotions in the Early Years
Understanding and Addressing Behaviour in the Early Years
Children’s Rights
Welsh Language Awareness E-module 2020
Children's Rights Online Module
Dysgu Cymraeg - Welcome: part 1 and part 2
Croeso Cymraeg Gwaith
BSL Level 1

I have many other certificates, all available upon request.

My Availability

I am available for ad-hoc Nannying/Babysitting some week day mornings & afternoons, evenings, nights and weekends.

Please feel free to get in touch for a chat if I can help you and your family.

References are available upon request together with certificates and a portfolio of work.

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Last Updated: 12/09/2023

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £13.50 per hour
  • Nannying from £15.00 per hour (gross)

Nanny rate from £15p.h gross

My Documents

  • Utility Bill (added 12/09/2023)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Karen. 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.

Karen is reliable and brings with her a professionalism that puts you at ease. She prepares age appropriate activities and is sensitive to the needs of the children. Are you looking for a great nanny? Give Karen a call and thank me later!😁

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Anu Anu about Avatar for Karen Karen on 18/01/2023


Response by Avatar for Karen Karen on 21/01/2023:

Thank you Anu for your great review. It is a pleasure to look after your lovely children, Karen x

Karen has cared for our two daughters (ages 5 and 1 years) on several occasions. She always brings activities, which our eldest loves and talks about all of the time. We have always felt confident leaving our kids under Karen's care and couldn't recommend her more highly.

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

by Avatar for KnJ KnJ about Avatar for Karen Karen on 24/11/2022


Response by Avatar for Karen Karen on 24/11/2022:

Thank you for your lovely review. I thoroughly enjoy my time with your lovely girls, they are a delight to look after. Hope to see you all again soon. Karen x

Karen has been our regular after school nanny this year. She has taken the children to their various extra-curricular activities, supported their school learning and encouraged their learning and development by engaging them in extra activities which she has developed. She is fun, and participates with all the crazy things that the children want to explore.
She is very committed and extremely reliable. She cares for the children, knows them well and understands their interests and preferences. We will miss her when we move!

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

by Avatar for Naomi Naomi about Avatar for Karen Karen on 18/06/2022


Response by Avatar for Karen Karen on 19/06/2022:

Thank you for your kind review. I have really enjoyed my time with your lovely family, and shall miss you all when you move.

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