Nanny in Swanley
Babysitter in Swanley
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Female Non-smoker Member since Oct 2012 Last Updated Mar 2021 Last Login Mar 2021 Email
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Hi, my name is Mel :) I'm an Ofsted Registered Nanny and a Babysitter.
I am 24 years old, and currently working as a 'nanny share' for 2 families full time.
I have childcare qualifications, valuable experience, and a huge passion for working with babies and young children!
I completed my Level 2 in Childcare at Sixth Form, along with 8 months work experience in a nursery in Bexleyheath, from September 2012 to May 2013.
I then completed my Level 3 in Childcare as an apprentice in a nursery in Sidcup, from September 2013, and continued working there as a Level 3 Childcare Practitioner until October 2015.
Then I decided that I wanted to become a 'nanny'. So from October 2015 I became a 'nanny' to a lovely little girl, and in January 2017 I joined with another family as a 'nanny share'. So I currently work with 2 families full time and love every minute of it!
I care for the children in their own homes, plan activities, take them out to playgroups, parks, and arrange play dates and other outings. I prepare their meals, do bath-times, help with their learning and homework, and ensure that they are happy and safe.
(Due to Covid we have not been attending playgroups or arranging play dates, but have kept busy with many indoor activities and going to parks).
I also have a lot of regular babysitting experience, as well as doing school drop offs and pick ups at schools in Sidcup (Orchard Primary/Merton Court), Bromley (Breaside Prep) & Orpington (St Peter & St Paul Primary).
I have 8 years of childcare experience.
References available upon request.
GCSE's grades A-C.
Paediatric First Aid.
Level 2 & 3 in Children's Care, Learning and Development.
Introduction to the EYFS Training.
Role Play Training.
Supporting Good Behaviour Training.
Safeguarding Awareness Training.
Child Protection Training.
Equality & Diversity Training.
Basic Food Hygiene.
I have a full/clean driving licence and own car.
I have Public Liability Insurance.
I am Ofsted Registered.
I am DBS checked.
Currently only available for weekend babysitting :)
|Last Updated: 21/03/2021|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Nannying from £12.00 per hour (gross)
Nanny Share £8.50ph.
Feel free to drop me a message! :)
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary School
- Ofsted Certificate (added 18/01/2021)
- First Aid Certificate: Emergency Paediatric First Aid (added 15/06/2019)
- Exam Certificate: CACHE Level 3 in Childcare (added 15/06/2019)
- Exam Certificate: CACHE Level 2 in Childcare (added 15/06/2019)
- UK Driving Licence (added 15/06/2019)
- DBS Check (added 15/06/2019)
Below are the latest reviews for Mel96. 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.
I cannot recommend her enough. She is excellent.
My kids love her since the very first day. She is very sweet, reliable, responsible, organised, fun and disciplined; she just not look after the kids, but she also provides them with great educative activities (she plans different games, messy plays (without leaving any mess after :), sensory, etc... both of my kids have progressed a lot since she is looking after them), she believes in learning through play, therefore she also takes the time to find amazing playgroups, farms, soft plays, and lots of parks to go.
I don't have any complaints, and I wouldn't leave my children with any other person.
The best decision ever!
Response by Mel96 on 08/09/2019:
Thank you sooo much Vanessa! I absolutely love working for you all x
Mel is just amazing! I first met Mel at a children's centre at a sing and sign session with my son, and at the time of meeting her with the child she was looking after I didn't realise that she was the nanny. This is nearly 4 years ago now.
Mel regularly babysits our two children and occasionally nanny's a day or two my older daughter during the school holidays. My children get so excited when they know they are getting looked after by Mel.
Her natural ability and connection with children is just amazing. She spends time planning activities and taking them out, regardless of the weather. Her creative skills with the children is amazing and we regularly display our children's artwork around the house that she has encouraged the children to create. She is a very patient and caring individual and we feel very relaxed and happy with leaving our children with Mel. When she looks after our children she regularly keeps us updated during her time with them about what they are doing, takes photos and sending us messages, which is extremely helpful and reassuring as we can always see how much fun they are having.
Mel is a fantastic nanny/babysitter and I highly recommend her.
Response by Mel96 on 30/05/2019:
Thank you sooo much Wendy! You’re a wonderful family and I love looking after the kiddies x
I was let down at the very last minute by a childminder on the very day they agreed to have my son, so I needed heIp at very short notice. I contacted Mel via this website and she was happy to help me that day.
I was very nervous about leaving my 2 year old son with a stranger but when she arrived she put me at ease.
Mel is a very professional lovely, good natured, responsible young lady, my son was very happy in her care and enjoyed her company. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending her to anyone else as I was very happy with her and would use her again without hesitation.
Thanks again Mel for your help.x
Response by Mel96 on 21/08/2013:
Thanks so much for your lovely review! I'm happy to help anytime. He is a pleasure to look after :) x
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