I am a 54 year old British woman, with 2 adult sons of my own. I am a reliable, honest and extremely professional person who adores caring for babies. I am energetic and self-motivated with a lot of common sense. I am flexible and able to adapt quickly to different situations as they arise.
I like to assess each individual family and their child (or childrens') needs and situation as they are all unique and have different requirements. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, walking and foreign languages.
I am a mother of two with more than ten years experience as a Maternity Nurse and a nanny to young babies with full-time, sole charge I have worked as a maternity nurse to many single babies,twins and 3 sets of triplets.I have alot of experience and knowledge about every aspect of babycare including breast-feeding and overcoming early difficulties,troubleshooting,bottle-feeding, sterilising,bathing,baby'slaundry,organising a nursery, setting up a routine,sleep patterns,recognising babys cries and supporting,teaching and guiding new parents.Sensitive and discreet ,respecting the needs of family time together as well as offering emotional support and advice to mothers during this vulnerable transition phase into motherhood. I also have experience of mothers with post natal depression and illness from a variety of different cultures. I am knowledgable about briss,colic,reflux and other problems in the newborn.Teaching,instilling and building confidence to new parents.
City and Guilds Certificate in Community Care
Maternity Practitioners Award at MNT training (April 2012, 96%)
Care of multiples
Care of singles
Breastfeeding support,advice,tips and guidance.
Extensive newborn experience working to NHS guidelines
Experience,advice and support with colic,reflux and every other minor ailment associated with newborns and young babies
Experience with post natal depression and anxiety in new mothers.
Paediatric First Aid Training January 2019
I hold a clean Greek CRB check. January 2019
Sleep Training Level 4 January 2019
Reflux and Early Allergies Level 4 November 2019
I am available and seeking work from mid September 2020 preferably in London or possibly anywhere else. I have excellent checkable references.
|Last Updated: 16/05/2020|
- Maternity Nursing from £17.00 per hour (gross)
My fees are negotiable depending on the type of job, hours, duties and number of babies.
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- First Aid Certificate: Paed First Aid 2019 (added 11/04/2019)
- Full CV (added 29/01/2019)
- EU Driving Licence (added 01/01/2017)
- UK Passport (added 01/01/2017)
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Helen helped us with our first & came back to help with our second. She is amazing - fits in with familys routine /needs, v flexible. As a Mum herself, she really understands what you go through as a first (&2nd!) time parent. She is calm, caring, patient and knows so much about babies - she even helped us get an appt sooner with a top paediatrician to help with our baby’s milk allergy. Wd highly recommend her & she is a lovely person too 😊 very easy to have around our house and knows exactly when to give us space. She has been a great help to me, even building a lovely relationship with my older son and giving me advice for dealing with his behaviour too! In summary, she is amazing.
Helen joined our family when my daughter was 11 weeks old. We had been struggling to get sleep and get our baby girl eating enough during the day. Helen came in and was instantly a calming presence for both myself and ,y daughter. She's a baby whisper and within 12 hours of arriving could already tell our babies queues that we often missed as new parents. Helen fit in perfectly with our family and helped my husband and I to feel confident as first time parents. We don't want her to leave us!
Response by HANDS ON on 02/02/2016:
Many thanks for such kind words, I am sure she will continue to thrive and be the calm and contented she is,it has been a pleasure working for you both and your beautiful baby daughter!
Helen stayed with us for 6 weeks from Oct 13 as a maternity nurse. She is very knowledgeable, a lovely person to have around and above all cares deeply for babies. She started with us the day we came back from hospital following a Caesarian.
She was an invaluable help and her expertise and experience was wonderful to draw on as first time parents. Having wanted to breastfeed, Helen helped and encouraged me immensely and without her I would certainly have given up breastfeeding after a few days especially since my baby had problems latching on. With her help and advice she helped me overcome all problems.
She took care of everything, changing nappies, establishing a feeding schedule, doing night feeds, washing and ironing, cooking, running errands like getting a passport application and photo for baby organised and so much more. She also made sure that she passed on her knowledge to enable us to feel confident and capable as parents after she left. We cannot thank her enough and recommend her wholeheartedly.
Response by HANDS ON on 02/02/2016:
Thank-you so much,I had a great time caring for you and your baby and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it and as in every job,I feel very rewarded seeing a happy,healthy baby flourish and develop into a unique personality and watching parents become confident and caring during this challenging,vulnerable transition into parenthood.
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