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Nanny in East Northamptonshire (also available for babysitting)

5 stars

Usually responds within 30 minutes

Female Member since Sep 2009 Last Updated Mar 2024 Last Login 06 Apr 2024

My Summary

Part Time Nanny
Full Time Nanny
Live Out Nanny
Full Driving Licence
DBS Check
After School Nanny
First Aid Training
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Emergency Babysitter
Nanny Share
Potty Trainer
Bedtime Nanny
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

currently in full time employment****
***unable to work with pets due to fur allergy***

I am a very competent and professional nanny and have chosen nannying as my long-term career.

I am a passionate and nurturing nanny with an extremely hands on approach and can-do attitude. I enjoy having sole charge as well as working in partnership with other professionals and family members/parents.

I enjoy planning and shopping for meals/menus and will happily cook for parents when home, as well as getting the children fully involved in the process. In addition to this I am well versed in weaning including BLW

My experience in nannying is seeing if something needs doing to get on and do it, e.g. changing children’s wardrobe when they have outgrown their clothes or toys, supporting in selling and posting clothes and running errands as and when needed.

I have excellent communication skills, establishing routines with children, parents and other professionals.

I pride myself on my organisational skills and like to plan ahead for activities, holidays, school and extra-curricular activities. Throughout the year I keep up to date with festivals and celebrations and include these in my planning with the children as well as using their own interests to plan around and extend their learning through play.

Having worked in childcare and trained staff on how to work with children, I genuinely have a passion for working with children and supporting them to thrive.

I have a gentle approach with an excellent understanding of children's emotions and how to deal with said emotions.

I love the outdoors and have my own set of waterproofs for those rainy days with some lovely braces, I need to join in with the children in splashing in those puddles!

Skills: Strong swimmer, crafts, cooking/baking, nurturing and intuitive, trustworthy, pro-active, compassionate, hardworking, enthusiastic, creative and organised

Interests: Travel, reading, walks, swimming, badminton, cycling and kayaking.

My Experience

After leaving school in 1997 I have fulfilled my love of working with children and young people in the UK.

I have worked as a nanny, mothers help, nursery nurse, nursery manager and childcare assessor.

I have incredible references from previous employment

My Qualifications

Level 2 in Childcare

Level 3 in Childcare

Level 3 Paediatric First aid trained

Safeguarding for Nannies


Nanny Liability Insurance

Clean driving Licence with Business Insurance

Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene

A1 Assessors Award

PTLLS (Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector)

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)

My Availability

Friday Evenings, Saturday and Sunday day, evenings and weekends

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no yes yes
Morning no no no no no yes yes
Afternoon no no no no no yes yes
After School no no no no no yes yes
Evening no no no no yes yes no
Overnight no no no no yes yes no
Last Updated: 17/03/2024

My Fees

  • Nannying from £16.00 per hour (gross)
  • Babysitting from £16.00 per hour

From £16 per hour
Ad-hoc Nanny during school holidays
48 hour cancellation fee applicable (full pay)
Minimum 4hr bookings/charge

My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene (added 12/08/2023)
  • Training Certificate: Child Protection for Nannies (added 01/07/2022)
  • Training Certificate: TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) (added 01/07/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Level 3 Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment (added 01/07/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Level Two Early Years Care and Education (added 01/07/2022)
  • Training Certificate: Level 3 Early Years Care and Education (added 01/07/2022)
  • Reference: Lyons Family March 2018 - Dec 2021 (added 01/07/2022)
  • Reference: Bridgeford family (added 01/07/2022)
  • Marriage Certificate (added 01/07/2022)
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 01/07/2022)
  • UK Passport (added 01/07/2022)
  • DBS Check (added 01/07/2022)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid Level 3 (added 01/07/2022)
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Below are the latest reviews for Gem. 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.

Gemma has looked after our children aged 6, 4 and 2 years. She is highly competent, totally capable of juggling multiple children of different ages. She is kind, bubbly, entirely reliable, punctual and simply a joy to have around. We have always been so impressed by her professionalism, the care and effort she goes to in making sure the children are looked after and safe at all times. She is very inventive with the activities she does with them, whether that be trips to the country park and playground, local library or staying at home and doing lovely crafts and games. Always cheerful, can-do attitude, children are magnetised to her! Kind, cuddly and fun. Would rely on her in all circumstances. The best nanny we have ever been lucky enough to employ.

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

by Avatar for Lucy Lucy about Avatar for Gem Gem on 25/02/2024

Response by Avatar for Gem Gem on 25/02/2024:

Oh Lucy, thank you so much for your kind words! It all means so much to me. Your 3 are a joy to have. Thanks again!

She is the best, my baby was in love with her, so many activities, she is very patience, kind, nice: She is the BEST!! She bring some activities from home, and my daughter love it!! 10+🫶🫶🫶

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
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by Avatar for Miruna Miruna about Avatar for Gem Gem on 15/12/2022

Response by Avatar for Gem Gem on 15/12/2022:

Thank you so much, your daughter is adorable and I'm so glad she enjoyed all of the activities.

It is my great pleasure to recommend Gemma as a nanny. She cared for our children from March 2018 through December 2021.
From the outset we were impressed by Gemma’s professionalism. She worked independently, making day-to-day decisions, planning and preparing meals, as well as coming up with ideas for activities that matched each child’s interests.
Additionally, Gemma is well-versed in child development due to her previous experience in nurseries and as an assessor. She used this experience to help some of our children learn early years curriculum and as a result they felt confident to begin Reception.

Gemma knows how to structure time well and was also flexible. She displayed excellent punctuality, reliability, and professionalism throughout her time with us and we would not hesitate to recommend her to others.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for LFamily LFamily about Avatar for Gem Gem on 02/07/2022

Gem was with us for just over 6 months and she was fabulous. The children settled very well with her especially my youngest. She was always setting up activities, doing home science club or role play etc with them all the time which they loved.

Gemma just fitted in so well, I needed someone to just come in and get on and that's what she did. Kept on top of the house, the washing, helped with food shops and made sure we knew of any school needs, helped prep dinners and went for endless walks, picnics, park visits and fun time outside.

The other lovely thing is that she is fun and relatable, we always had a giggle which really helped us feel relaxed and comfortable with her and very at ease when she took the children out and about.

She is very professional and obviously very passionate about what she does and I would 100% recommend to any family in need of a nanny to be by their side over the next few years it's so worth it ❤️

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

by Avatar for Motherbe Motherbe about Avatar for Gem Gem on 02/07/2022

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