My name is Natacha Palhares-Rossi.
I have worked in a variety of positions within the education sector over the past twelve years: as a Voluntary Head Teacher in Mozambique; as a Play leader and PE teacher in Portugal; as a Special Needs Therapist in London; as a Movement therapist and Classroom Assistant in a Special School in London, as a private one-to-one special needs therapist and nanny; as a Montessori student doing on the job training in a preparatory school for children aged 3 to 11 years old and recently as a Primary school teacher in year 2.
I am currently working as Reception and KS1 teacher in a Primary School near Heathrow.I am available for tutoring primary age children. Special needs students are also welcome!
I am only free after 5pm or SATURDAYS.
I drive my own car so I can easily commute to your house.
I am also free during school holidays.
Please let me know if you have any positions you think I might be suited for.
Natacha De Bivar Palhares
April 2016 until now - Teaching in SEN schools and private Tutor.
January 2016 - April 2016 Private Tutor and part time nanny.
September 2014 – December 2015 Primary School Teacher in Year 2, Old Oak Primary School, East Acton, Mellitus Street, London W12 0AS
September 2013 - 2014 Student Teacher in Key Stage 1 (Alongside training at Southbank University), Orchard House School, Chiswick, 16 Newton Grove London W4 1LB
September 2012 - 2013 Teaching Assistant in Key Stage 1, Orchard House School, Chiswick, 16 Newton Grove London W4 1LB
September 2011 - 2012 Montessori student, Orchard House School, Chiswick, 16 Newton Grove London W4 1LB
September 2009 – August 2011 Private one-to-one special needs therapist and nanny, several families, London, Dorset and Virginia USA
1. Oswald family, Dorset and Virginia USA
I lived (placed by Eden Nannies) with a British family (USA from the 14th May to 19thJune and during 3 months in Dorset, we went to Portugal together from the 25th July to the 8th August). They have 6 children but the main focus was on the younger one with Autism. I learned and applied a programme to help develop his language (Son Rise).
2. Madeleine-Hills family, Pimlico
I worked with a boy of three years of age and his older brother (6 years) with language delay. It involved coordinating the boys’ busy schedules with their mother. Sole charge therapy with the older boy, outdoor activities (parks, trips around London) and also weekly classes at the swimming pool. Some cooking and running errands for the house were involved.
3. Aggarwal family, Ealing
I worked with a 14 year old boy. Sole charge position of 10 hours a week. Included cooking and all nursery duties. Several outdoor activities and local playgroups.
4. Meahbina family, Brixton
I supported a 4-year-old girl with very demanding special needs. It was a mixed role of sole charge and helping the mother, 7 hours a week. Mains duties were feeding and play. Also helping mother to prepare food as the girl had very specific diet needs.
5. De Greve family, January 2011, Northfields
I worked with 3 children aged 5 to 10, once a week. Duties involved picking up at school, preparing dinner and assisting with homework. The younger child had some mild special needs involving challenging behavior so my main role was to assist him with homework and therapy play.
March 2009 – September 2009 Movement therapist and Classroom Assistant, Insights School & Skills Academy, 3-5 Alexandria Road West Ealing London W13 0NP
• Teaching movement therapy to students aged 11-16 years old with a wide range of educational and behavioral difficulties, including ADHD, Specific Learning Difficulties, Asperger’s Syndrome and Opposition Conduct Disorder;
• Supporting other class teachers in a variety of lessons including Numeracy, Literacy, ICT and Science;
• Working with individuals and small groups of children on social skills
• Teaching RE
• Organisation of human resources (pupils and support staff), technical and administration resources.
• Organisation of education school trips with small groups of students for developing self control and awareness of appropriate behaviour in public.
February 2008 – January 2009, Cognitive Motor Therapist, The Hope Centre for Cognitive Education, 228 Walm Lane, London, NW2 3BS , UK
• Teaching students with special needs (age of 3 to 17) using the cognitive instruments developed by Professor Reuven Feuerstein
• Activities and approaches were based on movement to help the students develop their cognitive skills: spatial awareness; temporal concepts (e.g. time, days of the week); awareness of context and situations;
• Developing exercise programs for students with Down syndrome; developing games to help students with autism to increase their language.
Mission in Africa
After finishing my degree, I went to Mozambique for two and a half years, to do voluntary work with a group of Spanish missionaries (Missionaries of St. Vincent de Paul). There I ran two schools of 2500 students and 50 teachers, supervising the teaching of pupils from age five to sixteen and training the teaching staff in various pedagogic areas. This required good oral and communication skills, both in Portuguese and the local language, which I learnt during my staying in the country. In addition, I also developed new radio programmes for “Radio Watana” aimed at the local youth, and I volunteered at the local Health Centre, helping people with HIV-AIDS. Life in Mozambique was full of challenges, but it helped me to achieve good results with very little resources, and to understand different issues involving social action and community development work. Being part of an international team in Africa has given me a strong perspective in understanding different cultures, and being able to adapt to different environments and take on different approaches.
Southbank University (London), PgCE in Primary Education – July 2014
Montessori International Centre (London), Montessori Diploma - August 2012
Technical University of Lisbon, Faculty of Human Kinetics (Portugal), BA (Honours) in Special Education and Rehabilitation – January 2003
OTHER SPECIAL NEEDS RELATED COURSES:
Technical University of Lisbon, Faculty of Human Kinetics (Portugal), Bright Start Teacher in Cognitive Programme “Bright Start” – February 2003
“Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias” (Portugal) Postgraduate Certificate in Autism and Global Developed Delays – March 2006
International Centre for the Enhancement of Learning Potential (France) Intensive training in Tactile Instrumental Enrichment for the Blind, Visually-Impaired and ADD – July 2007
Applied Behaviour Consultants, Inc. in Sacramento (USA) Intensive training in Applied Behaviour Analysis – December 2007
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
|Last Updated: 24/03/2018|
- Babysitting from £12.00 per hour
- Tutoring from £25.00 per hour
Tutor - between 25 to 35 depending on location and requirements.
£10 babysitting, nanny from £12 to £15 for special needs children.
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Natacha has fantastic energy levels.
She is very experienced, professional and organised.
Organised, efficient, highly attentive, focussed, dedicated and never stressed, I would not hesitate recommending her as a carer or sitter.
Caring, warm and kind, your children will grow in confidence with her as evidenced by kids she has looked after, and commented on by parents.
Punctual and flexible, she is an excellent nanny and childcarer.
Response by Special on 22/02/2016:
Thank you for your excellent review. It was been a pleasure to work with your son. I hope we keep in touch for years to come!
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