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5 stars (4)

Nanny in Colchester

Babysitter in Colchester

Usually responds within 2 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2009 Last Updated Oct 2020 Last Login 08 Oct 2020 Email

My Summary

Part Time Nanny
Full Time Nanny
Live Out Nanny
Full Driving Licence
Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Mothers Help
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter
Nanny Share
Potty Trainer

About Me

Hello, I hold a childcare diploma and OFSTED registered nanny looking for a full time family in Colchester.

I am a fun and patient nanny who enjoys spending time working with children. I have 15+ years experience.

I love socialing with friends and meeting new people.

I enjoy being out and about, joining in activities with both children and adults, along with organising days out and playdates during work time where applicable.

My Experience

I have 15+ years experience looking after children of all ages.

I started babysitting triplets when I was 16 years old and the children (in the begining) were two years old. Since then I have looked after many children from one day old up to 14 years old.

I have cared for children at all times of the day. Sometimes from 4am until very late evening and often throughout the night for multiple days at a time.

I have kept them safe and entertained with various activities such as: Bike rides, Picnics, going to the beach/park/zoo/soft play areas, cooking, enjoying arts and crafts, dancing, role play and playing games both inside and in the garden as well as days out at attractions and taking part in various baby and toddler groups.

My Qualifications

Child Daycare Diploma

OFSTED Registered

DSB (CRB) checked

Paediatric First Aid

Asthma and Allergy Trained

Food Hygiene


I hold a full clean driving licence. It is insured for business use.

My Availability

Available for evening and weekend babysitting.

Feel free to contact me with any questions you have.

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Morning no no no no yes no no
Afternoon no no no no yes no no
After School no no no no no yes no
Evening no no no no yes yes no
Overnight no no no yes yes yes no
Last Updated: 08/10/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £11.00 per hour
  • Nannying from £11.00 per hour (net)

To be arranged with employer

My Documents

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  • Exam Certificate: Safe Gaurding of children (added 21/01/2019)
  • Exam Certificate: Food hygiene (added 21/01/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 21/01/2019)
  • Basic Disclosure Check (added 21/01/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 21/01/2019)
  • Full CV (added 21/01/2019)
  • Reference (added 21/01/2019)
  • Reference (added 25/11/2018)
  • Reference: Latest reference (added 09/08/2018)


Below are the latest reviews for KarenLou. 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.

Thank you Karen for looking after my children, very prompt on time absolutely had no worries . Will always use Karen when needed x

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

by ghridas1 about KarenLou on 24/04/2019

I can easily recommend Karen, she has been an absolute lifesaver looking after my 2 children aged 7 and 2. The girls have LOVED having Karen look after them, she is fun, kind and caring. She fitted into our home life so easily and was incredibly flexible when work commitments made is late. 5 stars for Karen!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by ClaireR about KarenLou on 21/10/2015

Response by KarenLou on 26/10/2015:

Thank you so much. Such a shame you didn't have more hours to offer. Don't forget im only down the road any time you need a 'princess x2' sitter ????

Karen has helped to look after both my two children (3& 4) while I have been busy or away. I feel completely content knowing they are safe and happy with her. She's incredibly kind, efficient and calm with them and makes my life incredibly easy. She's a natural with any children and is always willing to please and help with anything.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Kats about KarenLou on 21/10/2015

Response by KarenLou on 26/10/2015:

Thank you Kats. I've loved having the children and im looking forward to my next Saturday with you. Karen x

We have had the pleasure of having Karen look after our children & she deserves the 5 star rating & more! She has fitted in with us like one of the family & the children adore her! I would happily recommend this amazing lady.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Tracie S about KarenLou on 11/10/2014

Response by KarenLou on 26/10/2015:

Thank you so much trace, hope your all doing great.x

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