Hello, my name is Fiona and I am an Ofsted registered professional Nanny. I am also registered as an At Home Childcarer for Brighton and Hove FIS. I am registered for Tax free childcare.
I am married and the proud mum to 5 grown up children and now have my own grandchildren. I have spent over 30 years looking after both my and other people’s children and have felt it a privilege and honour to have done so!!
I love my job and love being with children. Being a nanny means that I can provide your child or children with focused love, care and fun - all in the security of their own home and according to their routines and individual needs. For parents, having a nanny is both convenient and reassuring. You can go to work without having to get your child up and out of the door before they have properly woken up, and you can concentrate on your work without worrying how they are.
My approach to childcare is child-centred and being a nanny means that I can give your child the attention and care they need. I will adapt activities depending on the particular needs and interests of the children as well as age and ability. I do a lot of one-to-one play at home including home-baking, crafts and educational play. I also think it is really important to go out every day if possible and we visit the local parks, libraries, playgroup and other great things in the area. Importantly though, I also make sure that there is enough time for rest and cuddles!
I have more than 30years of experience in looking after children including my own.
I have worked as a private nanny, a mothers' help, and also a childminder. I have also worked in a primary school as a playleader and midday supervisor for children with complex needs. I have also helped in playgroups and creches as voluntary work. I have considerable experience setting up routines for newborns including caring for twins and I hold a certificarte for speech and language in the under threes.
I hold various certificates including a Level 3 Diploma in Home-Based Childcare, full Ofsted Registration, paediatric first aid and an enhanced CRB check.
I have also attended courses including "food and hygiene" speech and language , working with disabled children" "lone working" and I also hold"Makaton level 4" to name a few. My documents are available on request at interview.
I am looking to spend time with a family who think they are in need of my skills and caring nature. I also provide babysitting service/ evening childcare to shift-working parents. This is on a first booked first served basis.
|Last Updated: 13/07/2021|
- Babysitting from £11.00 per hour
- Nannying from £11.00 per hour (gross)
My fees are negotiated depending on the needs of the family i.e childcare + housekeeping+ cooking weaning meals etc. but start at £11 per hour.
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Fiona had sole care of our two pre-school children for 3 full days a week, for more than a year when I returned towork after having our youngest. Before that she cared for them once a week (from when my son was a ew months old) and on an ad hoc basis. Due to me deciding to leave work Fiona no longer cares for our children but we consider her a friend to our family for life. Our children adore her and still love seeing her.
I really cannot recommend Fiona enough as someone to care for your child from when they are a newborn and whilst they grow. We always felt completely and utterly happy leaving our children with her and even our neighbours commented on various occasions on how happy the children (and Fiona!) always looked when they were out and about.
Fiona is an active childcarer who will provide a routine which suits your family's own. She undertakes wonderful activities with them which are educational and fun. She is incredibly creative and we would return from work to find lovely pieces of art they had all created together. Even in the rain Fiona was happy to take the children out and about and they had some fantastic adventures together.
As well as providing routine and education, Fiona is an incredibly caring and loving childcarer and provided our children with a wonderfully warm environment. She has a real sense of fun and shows so much patience with children - it is clear that she has a natural gift for her job.
I would be very happy to provide further details by way of a reference for Fiona as I really cannot recommend her highly enough.
Response by nanny fi on 02/06/2012:
I am lucky to have had the opportunity to have met you all.
It was always a pleasure to be there and you made me feel part of the family.
I loved every day with the children and miss them of course!
Hope you are all enjoying your days together.
Nanny Fi xxx
Fiona looked after my twins from 8 weeks old to until they went to nursery at aged 2. I couldn't recommend her more as she nurtured them and looked after them like they were her own. I trusted her 100% to care for them and make decisions about their needs. She knows so much about children that you can be reassured you are leaving your children in the best hands possible.
She also helped with their development and does so much to encourage your child to reach their milestones. She structured a routine for them and is always active with your children constantly playing with them and making their day fun.
You can truly rely on Fiona, I highly recommend her.
Response by nanny fi on 02/06/2012:
Thank you so much!!
As always you are very kind to me. I so miss the children.
Hope the twins are happy in nursery and big hugs for mr d!!!!
Thank you for choosing me :)
Love to all of you
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