Hi, I'm Dawn and I have over 10 years of Early Years experience and have recently given birth to my own daughter who is now 3 months old. I also have three step children who keep me very busy! My main interests are walking, art and creative activities, as well as lots of messy play!
Completing my foundation degree with the Open University in 2012 I am now a Level 5 Qualified Early Years Practitioner with over 10 years experience. I I have worked in many day nurseries, childminding settings and Schools throughout Somerset, North Somerset and Bristol during my career. My most recent role was as a Deputy Manager in an Ofsted graded Good day nursery in Bristol. I have also worked as a sole charge nanny in which I found to be highly rewarding.
In my previous role I was lucky enough to win two awards in The 2011 Awards of Excellence, these were 'The Early Years and Education Award' and 'The Diversity Award'.
Every day working with children is exciting and inspiring. The way children learn and develop has always been of interest to me during my studies. It's all about having fun, laughing and most of all listening to children.
2002 Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Early Years
2002 Level 2 Award in Forest School Assistants - lots of fun outdoors!!!
2010 Level 4 Certificate in Early Years Practice
2012 Level 5 Foundation Degree in Early Years and Education
I also hold up to date:
Advanced Child Protection
Fire Safety Training
First Aid Awareness
I am available days, evenings and weekends.
|Last Updated: 29/12/2019|
- Nannying from £8.50 per hour (net)
- Babysitting from £6.00 per hour
Dependant on booking.
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- Training Certificate: BTEC Award in Forest School (added 30/07/2016)
- Training Certificate: BTEC National Diploma in Early years Level 3 (added 30/07/2016)
- Training Certificate: First Aid (added 04/07/2016)
- Training Certificate: Foundation Degree in Early Years (added 04/07/2016)
- Training Certificate: Advanced Safeguarding Children (added 04/07/2016)
- Training Certificate: Food Hygiene (added 04/07/2016)
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We are so glad we found Dawn! She has looked after our baby daughter from 8 months for days and evenings including putting her to bed.
Dawn has lots of experience with children and made me feel confident that our baby daughter would be well looked after which meant I could properly relax.
From their first meeting, my daughter was so happy around Dawn, playing with her immediately. Which was a great sign. Dawn clearly loves being around babies which was really important to me.
Dawn is responsible and easy to chat to, she has bags of common sense and even cleared away toys and other bits while we were out for the evening which is a testament to her character.
It is so wonderful to know that we can leave our little girl is safe, warm and friendly hands while we are away. Thanks Dawn!
Response by Dawn on 15/08/2016:
Thank you so much for your kind words Charlie. It's been fantastic meeting you all, spending time with your wonderful daughter is really rewarding. I'm so happy to be able to support you all. Thank you. :)
We have had Dawn working for us for a few months now and all I can say is -she is- AMAZING!!
Our boys took to her straight away. She has a great loving nature and personality that is so much appreciated. Every morning she arrives, always EARLY, with a smile and bubbly nature and gets stuck in straight away. She has made my transition back to work (now with two) so much easier.
She incredibly qualified and we are just very lucky to have found her!! She has sole charge of my one year old and does the preschool run with almost four year old. She is very accommodating and will help in anyway she can. I would highly recommend her for babysitting or summer care (we are away in August so she'll be free for a few weeks of us to do some summer care work)
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Response by Dawn on 10/07/2016:
Thank you for your lovely review Rebecca. Everyday it is a pleasure to be a part of your family and I am so pleased you are happy with everything. Assisting Michael and Luke with their learning and development in any way I can gives me a real sense of acheivement.
I have 3 boys aged 5, 7 and 9 and have had Dawn for babysitting.
Dawn came across as an easy going capable person and was not at all phased with my 3 boisterous boys.
She was happy to be left to get them at to bed.
It was the first time I'd left my kids with a babysitter outside of the family but Dawn left me feeling very confident in leaving them.
The next morning the boys were full of praise for Dawn and all really liked her.
I will definitely be using her again and my boys are also looking forward to that happening - makes going out so much easier.
Response by Dawn on 04/07/2016:
Thank you for your lovely review and kind words. It is a pleasure to be a part of caring for your three lovely boys. Thank you. :-)
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