Experienced 5* Nurturing Nanny
***** NO CURRENT WEEKDAY AVAILABILITY *****
OFFERING - ADHOC, EVENING AND OVERNIGHT AVAILABILITY NEWBORN SHORT/LONG TERM NANNY/ MATERNITY SUPPORT & EVENING BABYSITTING ***** FEES ON APPLICATION
Thank you for reading my profile, I am an experienced, Sole charge mature Nanny, with the addition of being a Birth and post-natal Doula, trained to care for women during pregnancy and post partum Care. I am also available to cover maternity nurse duties, I can work on a temporary basis, helping families out, with short term care as well as more fixed term. I am
Able to offer the occasional weekend and or sleep- in care as necessary. I have combined a family/private PA Role with my nannying, having had the pleasure of working with welcoming, open kind & lovely families who value their nanny as part of their own family, I value good communication and a real approach to parenting, working to establish routines and stability for the children in my care! I am a very experienced sole charge Nanny, who can manage the children's schedules independently, proxy parent combined with being able to offer reassurance that your children are being cared for physically and emotionally.
I am fun, fair and active, I am kind nurturing and I think on my feet, I love a combination of the outdoors, swimming, riding, the theatre, and cinema, I love encouraging reading, craft, exploring outdoors coupled with promoting overall development and creativity. I can offer excellent references. I have many years experience including Voluntary work in local Nurseries working in high profile households, including that of a Swedish Count and Countess. Following household etiquette. I encourage good manners and kindness, promoting independence whilst providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere as well as being a parent and subsequent grandparent of 9 myself.
Children's journeys through their milestones, towards independence fascinates me. In recent times, I worked in a long term position with a family of 4 children, for 4+ years, I still help with weekend and babysitting adhoc 6 years later! I completed a maternity cover position up until January 2020, which I was in for 9 months, with 3 children 2-8yrs. Until the summer of 2020 I held a part time role with a family with 3 children 6mths 3 & 6yrs, I assisted with Newborn twins. During lockdown, additionally I supported a family of 4 children 6 mths to 9 yrs who I have been helping in a part time role now for 2 yrs.I still help Adhoc, I helped a lovely couple with their second baby in a newborn support role, along with their 2.5 yr old toddler. I cared for a 15month old toddler recently whilst awaiting my start date in my most recent contract caring for a -2 month old baby. I have had the pleasure of working and integrating into some wonderful families, I feel blessed to work in such lovely households.
I am happy to support you in a proxy parent style, sole or shared care! I have many years experience of managing behaviour so I am adequately experienced should you experience challenges, you feel you would like support with. this would be quoted as a short term contract to assist you getting back on track, or at a particularly demanding period for your family. We would discuss your specific needs.
I have worked within private families, both abroad, in a London and the Southwest. After some time following different career paths inclusive of family businesses. I returned to nannying in the south west, 10 years ago, I have also undertaken child care for Bovey Castle Hotel, as well as other wedding and event Nannying, I am insured, I am a competent driver holding a clean full Uk licence, Also able to drive a 7.5ton horse box. We are a equestrian family, my roles normally include a Nanny use vehicle, I am a non-smoker, competent cook. Providing nutritious meals, excellent Household Management and organisational skills, extending to family PA roles and able to manage additional staff.
If you would like to connect please contact me with any enquiries so we can chat and discuss the role you are offering. Kind regards Daisy
Many Thanks! :-)
I trained as a Doula approx (15) years ago, attending several births in addition to 5 of my own grandchildren's births, delivering my youngest grandaughter who took us all by suprise! I have assisted mums post Partum, reassuring and supporting mums in the early days carrying out housework, child care and breast feeding support (counsellor training undertaken) I have delivered birth preparation courses to mums to be! Previously having my own clinic space, Alongside writing for a mother and baby magazine creating editorial columns,
My Doula role entails supporting pregnant mums prepare for labour and birth partnering during labour, along with reassuring and supporting partners and nurturing their families in the early weeks after birth, when mum's need that little bit of extra nurturing themselves.
I have Worked in London, Sweden as well as the South West, since 1986 I have held various child care roles, references from professionals who know me are available. Ex- employers and current so please do ask! I have Twins and lots of newborn experience to early teens, families up to 4 children.
Available for nanny/babysitting/housekeeping/family/ maternity nurse/ newborn care, household PA roles and behaviour realignment, therapeutic parenting techniques.
Birth and post natal doula training nurturing birth
Paediatric First aid certificate updated September 2022
Counselling stage 1. & 2 intro skills level
Breast feeding counselling
Massage in labour ( to provide birth partners with simple massage techniques in labour)
Nannying roles for in excess of 30 yrs experience
Child care and development GCSE
Childcare courses including/ NVC seminar- therapeutic parenting model -
Please do contact me to confirm availability I am able to assist within a nanny role, Friday all day plus a Monday or Tuesday afternoon, from 2pm to finish - I cover babysitting, overnight stays and behaviour Issue support and shadowing parents which would be quoted on a 1 to 1 bespoke arrangement.
I look forward to meeting you. Kind Regards Daisy
|Last Updated: 22/07/2023|
- Babysitting from £15.00 per hour
- Nannying from £15.00 per hour (gross)
Doula charges: £20-25+ per hour for Post Natal assistance and domestic support
Nanny fees depend on job and duties from £15 per hour combined housekeeping will command a higher rate!
Maternity nurse/ Newborn care individual quote
Doula birth fee £1,000 -2.000 this includes ante-natal support, birth planning and 24 hour phone support, 2 weeks prior to the delivery date and until mum-to-be delivers, full birth partnering until comfortable post natally, additionally extending to Newborn Doula support for mum or Newborn Nanny or maternity nurse role please contact me to discuss options! Packages created for you
sleepover rate in addition to hourly fee £70.00 per night - occasion/Event babysitting from (15ph) travel costs may apply
I am reliable and experienced, I can supply referees and references.
- DBS Check (added 06/10/2020)
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We met Daisy several months ago to help us plan our childcare for my 8 yr old son on our special wedding day recently. We had several play dates leading up to the event, which built rapport with my son and he thought it was great fun. She exceeded all our expectations. Her attention to detail and ability to put you at ease is unbelievable. Funny, kind and incredibly considerate. My son loved her and it allowed us to carry on our special day when he was too tired from having so much fun.
My review doesn't do her justice. We will definitely use her again in the future.
Response by Daisydoo on 20/11/2023:
Thank you, so much for your kind review we had the best time and it was my pleasure meeting and working with you all, you are such a lovely family! 🙂
Daisy is an exceptionally lovely person who has made me and my family feel completely at ease. She has been wonderful with my four-year-old son who had not had anyone else look after him since before covid. She has been equally kind calm and professional with my baby. Daisy has helped me with evening babysitting and day long child care for the past 10 months. I would not hesitate to recommend Daisy, if you are looking for a kind calm professional person to provide child care Daisy is your woman.
Daisy was our first nanny and she looked after our 1,5 year old daughter 3 days a week. We could not recommend her enough. Daisy is a very experienced professional, working to very high standards but it is her joyous and bubbly personality that has really made a difference on top of Daisy's experience. Our baby was always smiling while being in Daisy's care and had lots of fun. Daisy was very easy to communicate with, always responding and accommodating to any last minute changes. Overall, we were really pleased and honoured to have Daisy a part of our family, and we were very sorry to see her move on to another employer (previously arranged). Highly recommend her as a nanny.
Response by Daisydoo on 26/06/2023:
So sweet Of you Magdalena, I mutually recommended you as employers you were amazing kind & showed great appreciation towards me! Natalia is a lovely sweet toddler! You should be proud of yourselves! A delight to look after!
Daisy worked with our family of three young children for a little over a year, assisting me two days a week with school runs, kid’s after school activities, cooking family meals, playing with the children, bathing and putting to bed, laundry and occasionally overnight childminding.
Daisy is extremely capable and completely unflappable! My children loved her and I found her such a joy to work alongside. She was always thinking on her feet and finding ways to be useful and she was such a font of knowledge on all things child rearing!
I would highly recommend Daisy to anyone looking for a nanny.
Response by Daisydoo on 04/12/2020:
Thank you for your kind words Anthony, you have all been a joy to work with!
Daisy has been helping my family over lockdown for nearly 3 months now and has completely surpassed our expectations. We are a very busy farming family with 4 children aged 9, 8, 7 and 10 months plus cat, dog & horses. Daisy stepped in at short notice to help us through harvest time on the farm whilst myself and my husband needed to be working, and has managed sole charge of the 4 children with ease. She has cooked dinner for us all, baked scones, cleaned, tidied and tackled the endless washing situation....she really has done whatever needed to be done (which is usually quite a lot!!).A lot of her energy has been taken up caring for my youngest, making food for him, putting him to bed etc, and I have been very pleased with how she has adapted to our routine.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Daisy to any family who needed help, and I have to say her experience has really shone through in such a challenging and busy household.
Response by Daisydoo on 17/11/2020:
Kelly this is so generous thank you so much! It’s a pleasure helping you all, such a relaxed and lovely family. You are a pleasure to work for
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