Nanny in Great Clifton
Babysitter in Great Clifton
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Female Member since May 2012 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 29 Jun 2022
I am a caring, patient and experienced Ofsted registered Nanny and Babysitter who possess excellent references and a PVG Scotland. I am also fun, creative, with good organisational skills and the ability to make a child confident, safe and happy.
I always work following the EYFS and I have a great understanding of children's needs and development in different areas. I help families' issues such as difficult behaviour, anxiety separation, sleep problems, potty training or bed-wetting.
I enjoy working with babies and children as their simple approach to every day life intrigues me. I have a great rapport with them and they seem to enjoy a lot my company - which is such an amazing feeling!
I work typically planning activities according to the age, following the family routine, supervising and encouraging good habits.
Taking them to appropriate age activities outdoor, after school classes, indoor activities such as painting, play-doh, art crafts or just walking to the park, playing football, going to play-areas, playgroups or sensory rooms; these are part of my everyday life with them.
My strengths are my fast adaptability, empathy with the families and great references.
I am fluent in English & Portuguese and also would be able to help children with Spanish homework if required. Light housework, cooking healthy meals for children or walking small dogs.. can be discussed, as I want to suit the family needs.
I am flexible to work long hours, overnight, night nanny, nanny holidays, nanny share, wedding nanny, babysitting and weekends by prior arrangement and eventually work as nanny backup.
I have a nanny insurance, a clean and full UK Driving License with business insurance, valid Pediatric First Aid Certificate, MNT Common Core Skills in Childcare and hold a PVG ( Scotland) and enhanced DBS check( England).
Ofsted registered with disable and special needs training who worked for Leonard Cheshire Disability - London.
** Sorry, I'm unfortunately allergic to cats and ferrets and I can't work for families having them. :(
I have a wide professional childcare experience and started as an au-pair, babysitter, mother's help and nanny in different areas of UK and abroad..
My own 4 grownup children range from 19 to 25 years old, so I am well experienced. I have now only my youngest daughter living part time.
Some of my friends are still at the baby stage and sometimes I seem to be the only one who can stop them crying or able to give the advice when they ask me.
I am experienced with newborn/ babies and children of all ages.
Multiples newborn experience.
I have a professional special needs, disability training & experience (UK). I completed Level 1 in Counselling.
Montessori and sleep training experience, I am becoming more familiar with "the babies signing language or Makaton" which I think is a fantastic development tool for babies and toddlers, being able to express themselves through simple commands and music.
I did a volunteer job in an Infant School/Nursery - Durham.
I believe it would be the best to meet you & your family in a conference call, so you may assess my nanny skills, check my resume, references and certificates.
I ensure I keep up to date with all current COVID guidelines.
Valid PVG and DBS check. Registration OFSTED.
Full / Clean UK driving license.
OCN Common Core Skills training level 3
Counselling studies at new Durham College. (2016).
CACHE Level 2 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) England.( 2014)
I was a Dental technician & hygienist also known as oral health practitioner in UK.
Whilst living in Portugal & Brazil, I was responsible for children advice and information on how to keep children teeth and gums healthy, repair and adjust of dental devices. Period from (1998-2006).
My availability vary from time to time..so it's better contact me here, by phone or email and enquiry direct.
I offer flexible rate depending on your requirements and circumstances.
I am looking for a sole charge, full or part time positions plus occasional babysitting.
I offer wedding and Hotel Babysitting , rate negotiable depending of the distance/circumstances.
For Nannying, I look for consecutive hours, minimum 6 hours - 8 hours per day until a maximum of 10 consecutive hours per day.
Babysitting minimum - 5 hours.
Overnight or Night Nanny - 10 hours. Rate to be agreed.
I am willing to travel 35 miles radius from where I live or work in different areas of UK, if the family provide accommodation.
Please, send me a message explaining your requirements and we can arrange a meeting in person, chat by phone, or a video call.
|Last Updated: 26/05/2022|
- Babysitting from £14.00 per hour
- Nannying from £14.00 per hour (net)
** Please ask me. I offer flexible rate.
My rates vary depending on the circumstances, the location and the requirements.
Below are the latest reviews for Nannylu. 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.
We have been lucky enough to have Lucia for the last year looking after our daughter who is now 19 months old.
Lucia is a very caring and kind person who brings joy to children and our daughter adores her. She is energetic and good natured, always coming up with good ideas for play and learning.
Lucia is health conscious and always makes nutritious meals and is a fantastic cook. Our daughter loves ‘the soup’ and Lucia always makes enough for the whole family.
Lucia will look for classes to attend and is a safe driver, we trusted her implicitly with our daughter.
We have nothing but praise for Lucia and wish her well in the next chapter of her life.
Response by Nannylu on 19/04/2022:
One of the hardest things a nanny experiences is giving notice to a family we LOVE!
Believe me, this was not easy for me to do particularly for YOU guys! I dread this moment more than almost any other in my entire Nanny career. Part of the reason it’s genuinely heartbroken to say goodbye to the children we love, to a family routine, and when we are lucky enough, we get along so well with the parents, but we still keep our professionalism and they see and appreciate that too. 🙂
I experienced all that with you and to look after your daughter, your other children sometimes and to support your busy lives were a real honour and I felt very blessed! Thank you so much for your review. Lucia
I cannot recommend Lucia as a Nanny highly enough. She looked after our 3 kids in 2014, as myself and my husband both worked full time. She immediately established a good rapport with us and most importantly, with our children. We can see how she really enjoys doing this kind of job as she took time and extra effort to get to know them well and spent a lot of time chatting and took a real interest on them. Lucia was extremely reliable, arriving at our home on time every day to drop off our kids at 3 different schools - which was a big challenge for me, but surprisingly not for her! and to pick them up. I would often come home from work to find them happily doing some (delicious!) baking, homework always done or any other fun activity with my little one, she loved to take our children and dog outdoor too. Our family could not have survived that period without her! I would be very happy to work with her again and we still book her as our babysitter, now and then. She is a real gem and her huge experience only speaks for herself. I would highly recommend her to other families without any hesitation! Lorraine
Lucia has been an amazing nanny to our 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son. She has also provided evening and weekend babysitting also. She is professional, hard working, reliable and exceptionally well experienced. The kids adore her bubbly, fun and active nature. Lucia organises a great variety of educational and fun activities. She encourages the children with healthy eating (and even prepares meals for the whole family sometimes!) and general good routines. She is fantastic at dealing with issues around sleeping and has provided a wealth of advice and guidance upon a huge range of childcare issues. We cannot recommend Lucia highly enough!
Response by Nannylu on 25/11/2015:
They are so far my favourite family! It has been a pleasure to help this beautiful family with 4 amazing kids and I'm always happy to go when they call me. Thanks Mr and Mrs Vince! :-)
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