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I am a 32 year old Chiltern trained nanny - maternity nurse - night nanny - sleep consultant and mother of one.
I live in Rothwell, Kettering with my husband and 6 year old boy.
I also offer my services as a Wedding nanny and can travel for this.
Other one off events are also considered.
Feel free to message and I can give you a quote.
My childcare experience comes from a variety of roles I have completed since my training, including working as a Supply Nursery Nurse for a Specialist Recruitment Firm in a variety of nurseries and primary schools which has taught me to become very adaptable. Previously I have nannied in daily, nightly, live-in, live-out & ad-hoc capacities including proxy-parenting (24 hour care).The variety of infants I have cared for has allowed me to have lots of sole charge of twins And triplets which is a particular area of interest to me and I enjoy the challenge this holds. I enjoy sharing knowledge by observing, supporting and advising parents on aspects of childcare relevant at the time such as feeding methods, sleeping and routines. I do support natural breastfeeding, and encourage this when possible.
I have knowledge and experience of babies with Reflux, Colic, Developmental Delay, Dietary Requirements and Allergies. And I am happy to support the infant and family through these difficulties and offer advice, support and suggestions that may help. At Sheffield Hallam University, I was privileged as part of my nurse training to take on practical placements inside Oncology and General Paediatric Wards as well as spending time with School Nurses caring for newborns to 18 years of age.
I take my professional role seriously and act discreetly and respectfully in clients homes giving the family the privacy and space they require whilst on duty. I endeavour to meet all the needs of the family and leave behind a relaxed and contented family.
I am a Chiltern trained nanny, maternity nurse, night nanny and sleep consultant.
I am self - employed and possess a current CRB/DBS, first aid certificate and am Ofsted registered.
I also have up to date Public Liability Insurance.
First Aid Refresher May 2021
Child Protection May 2021
Tongue Tie Course March 2021
Montessori Courses October 2020
COVID -19 Awareness July 2020
Paediatric First Aid July 2019
Food Safety Level 2 January 2018
Child Psychology Diploma April 2017
Nanny Drive iQ January 2014
OCN Sleep Training Course May 2013
Maternity Practitioner Award
(MNT training) August 2009
Advanced Diploma In Children’s Nursing
(Year 1 completed) April 2009
Chiltern Certificate July 2008
Cache Level 3 Diploma In
Childcare and Education July 2007
Clean driving licence June 2006
9 GCSE grade A*-C
(including maths and English) August 2005
I am available for:
Emergency care, one off jobs, ad hoc childcare, overnights.
Full / Part time Nannying
SLEEP CONSULTATIONS - new-borns - 5 years of age. (0-6 months -Help with setting routines day and night and advising on how to get your little ones sleeping through. From 6 months - 5 years plan for sleep training)
DAILY NANNYING / MATERNITY NURSING
NIGHT NANNYING - Up to 3 nights a week 10pm - 6.30am. If you need some respite after having a new baby or have a baby that isn't sleeping through then I can help you get the rest you need!
|Last Updated: 11/05/2021|
- Nannying from £12.00 per hour (gross)
£12-£14 for daytimes
£15 per hour for nights (singleton)
£18 per hour for twins
£16 per hour for sleep training
(Figures are all gross and subject to change)
- Reference: hannah (added 02/09/2016)
- Reference: catherine (added 02/09/2016)
- Reference: Eva (added 02/09/2016)
- Reference: Katya (added 02/09/2016)
- Reference: Maristela (added 02/09/2016)
- First Aid Certificate: first aid (added 02/09/2016)
- Training Certificate: nanny drive iq (added 02/09/2016)
- Training Certificate: ocn maternity practitioner (added 02/09/2016)
- Exam Certificate: ocn sleep training (added 02/09/2016)
- Training Certificate: MNT maternity practitioner (added 02/09/2016)
- Exam Certificate: cache diploma level 3 (added 02/09/2016)
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Sapphire worked full time as nanny to our triplet boys for a year and a half from June 2017 to December 2018. She came to us just as I was returning to work after a year of maternity leave, so she looked after our children from roughly 12 to 30 months of age.
My husband and I could not have been more pleased with a nanny than we were with Sapphire. She was amazingly professional and organised, honest and trustworthy, firm yet patient and compassionate, personable, optimistic, and unflappable. She is the type of person who takes pride in her work and is not afraid of tackling a challenge.
Sapphire’s level of care for the children and general energy for the job were unassailable. She cooked healthy hot meals for the kids every day, would regularly batch cook for me, did nearly all the boys’ laundry, and made sure we came home to a tidy house. She always made time to get the kids outside to play, whether around the farm where we lived, or on an outing to a nearby park or playground. She sleep-trained them to nap reliably in morning and afternoon, which ultimately helped them sleep well through the night. She read to the boys every day, and taught them the alphabet and how to count to ten by the time they were 2. She also had them all using the toilet by the time they were 2 and a half.
As an employee, Sapphire was impeccably reliable. She was ten minutes early for work without fail. When an emergency came up, which I believe happened only once in 18 months, she found me a replacement nanny for the day. When she took time off, she always asked well ahead of time and always helped me find cover.
On a personal level, Sapphire was a joy to have around. My husband and I always felt comfortable to discuss things with her regarding the children. As new parents, we felt really lucky to have her experienced perspective on raising kids, and especially multiples. She was also accommodating when my father-in-law or my mother were in town. The grandparents would sometimes tag along on the kids’ outings which was really fantastic for them. Every one of our friends and family who met her liked her and were impressed.
The only reason Sapphire stopped working for us was because I changed jobs and we had to relocate out of the area. We have had good child-carers since that time, but none who could compare to the quality of care and commitment that Sapphire exemplifies. Long after we parted ways, my children still ask after her and her son, Alfie, who was like a big brother to them.
I would highly recommend Sapphire for any childcare role.
Nanny Sapphire was our wedding day nanny and it was the best purchase of our whole wedding!
She was amazing and our 7 month old girl, Erin settled with her immediately.
Erin was fed when we all were eating and napped too during the puddings with Nanny Sapphire not taking her eyes off our little girl sleeping in her pushchair. All small details were considered like taking her headband off while she slept for safety without us thinking about such things or asking her.
She made it possible for our little girl to be part of our day and took all the routine worries (of having a 7 month old) off of our shoulders allowing us to enjoy our whole day.
We received great comments from many of the guests after too, saying how amazing they thought she was and what a great idea they thought it was to have the nanny for the day.
I cannot recommend Nanny Sapphire enough.
Sapphire helped take care of our little boy from about 3-6 months.
She was an excellent nanny and I would highly recommend her. She helped us get into a great routine which made bedtime and nights much easier and helped me better understand my baby’s cues and needs.
She was super flexible which helped with my irregular schedule. She provided lots of helpful advice on sleeping and weaning which we are following with great success.
My little boy always enjoyed his time with her and I am just sad that we’re relocating abroad and cannot take her with us!
Sapphire helped us when my 3rd child was just a few weeks old along with my 22 month old and 3 year old. She had my baby in a routine immediately that she (baby) responded really well to and Sapphire wrote out the timings for me to try and follow on the days she wasn’t working for us.
Sapphire helped me to juggle all 3 children and sometimes had them all by herself. My older children also responded really well to a structured meal & snack time, eating their meals which Sapphire was happy to prepare for them (she has good nutritional knowledge and competent cooking skills), with very little fuss. They would go for their naps, up to the bath or bed time as and when they were asked. Sapphire has a gentle but assertive manner, helped me to get the best behaviour out of my children and understands their programming. She was willing to share tips with me to overcome any difficulties or to get the best out of everyone. She is totally unphased by juggling young children and is happy to get involved with any activities I needed her to, including swimming. The children enjoyed playing with sapphire both free play and more structured learning. She also drives a safe car and was willing to take them out and about to local activity centres. Her time management was very good, not only arriving at work but throughout the day, her awareness of getting the children ready to leave at a certain time and helping to get their bags ready, or being back for nap times, ready to cook meals etc. She is a safe and very competent pair of hands to help with childcare.
Sapphire was an absolute star. Helped us out in an emergency and not only looked after and sing to my baby but also my partner who was laid up in bed.
We contacted Sapphire the night before we needed emergency care and she went above and beyond to ensure we weren't stranded.
We will definitely look at using Sapphire again, hopefully this time given her much more notice.
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