Hello, my name is Kerry Wood and I am twenty nine years old.
I live in Headington, Oxford and have really good knowledge of the local area!
I hold a job at the Oxford Ice Rink. Part of my role is to run children's birthday parties. I love this aspect of the job, and it has helped me to develop skills working with children of different ages. Additionally I am CRB checked and first aid trained.
I am also a keen figure skater. I have been doing this for about three years, and compete across the country. One child I have looked after I taught how to skate, when they were just 3 years old!
I am friendly, fun and approachable, always up for a challenge. My main hobbies include ice skating, babysitting and watching football.
My mother has been a childminder since I was just five years old so have grown up in an environment full of children between the ages of three months and about twelve years. This has given me a variety of opportunities to assist my mother both at home and at children's activity groups such as toddler group, music groups and church sessions etc.
My job at the ice rink has involved much work with children of all ages. This has included assisting on general sessions as well as running children's parties. I have received many positive reports for this work.
I am highly used to this kind of work as I have been babysitting since the age of around fifteen for children of a variety of ages.
I recently spent a number of years volunteering at a local Brownies pack. This group catered for children between the ages of seven and ten years.
I have volunteered at two different schools working with years one, two and three. This has given me experience both in supporting children and members of staff. Also I have experience within the SEN sector.
Within the last year I have worked with children as young as 4 months. I feel confident looking after children of different ages, as well as families that may have children of different ages and interests.
For GCSE I achieved 3 A Stars, 4 As and 3 Bs.
At A Level I was awarded an A and 2 Bs. i also received an A for AS Level.
I am currently studying Psychology at the Open University.
With reasonable notice I could do most times. If you need an urgent babysitter please do ask me and I will do my best to help you.
Also I am currently looking for a family, around the Headington area that might be interested in a nanny share. Ideally 3 days a week, but can be flexible!
***During this current crisis I am also able to communicate by Skype. Whether this be reading stories to your child, helping with homework, or doing some physical exercises. Contact me for more info and prices ****
|Last Updated: 21/09/2021|
- Babysitting from £12.00 per hour
- Nannying from £12.00 per hour (gross)
Available to negotiate
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Kerry looked after my toddler two days a week throughout September and helps on a casual basis. She is very punctual and reliable and most importantly was kind and patient with my little girl who is nervous around new people and takes a while to warm up. My daughter is now very comfortable with her and I hear her happily chatting away with Kerry at the end of the day. Kerry is great at keeping them busy and spends a lot of time outdoors. She takes the time to understand routines and preferences and doesn’t hesitate to check in if not sure about something.
I highly recommend Kerry Wood. She took 18 month old Denis on so many fun adventures this summer - to the park, playgroups, library and playgrounds. I am a teacher and was in Oxford for 6 weeks this summer. It was great knowing my son was well taken care of while I was in class and studying. She is very reliable and did a great job making sure Denis was safe and having fun! Never could have done all my course work without her! Thank you Kerry!
We have three children aged 2,4 and 6. We have found Kerry to be a great babysitter. The older two always say "Oh yay" if I say Kerry will be looking after them tonight. On the second occasion our 2 year old son got quite upset that we were leaving him. We waited downstairs to see if he would settle with her. Kerry was very good. She calmed and settled him down to sleep. We definitely feel comfortable leaving the children with her. Would highly recommend.
Kerry babysat my 6 year old for 4 full days while I was attending a workshop in Oxford this summer. I'm not local to the area but we met through childcare and she came to meet us before babysitting. She was always very punctual and responsible, and asked how much TV my son could have and what he should eat. She made a plan for the day with me every day and took my son to the playground, ice skating (and did her spins for him!), and to the indoor soft play. She was terrific and I can highly recommend her.
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