My name is Heather, I am qualified with my BA honours degree Level 6 in Early Childhood studies and my Level 3 in Childcare and Education. I am friendly, positive and hard working and am very passionate about working with children.
I have 2 boys of my own, one aged 5 (born February 2014) and one aged 9 months (born May 2018). I returned to Nannying mid January with my youngest attending with me.
My eldest son attended with me when I cared for families children, but he is now at school. He attended from 6 months with me so he is very friendly and flexible to new surroundings, children, families and their routines - which I'm very proud and grateful for and now doing this with my youngest boy feel this will be repeated again, and he is already pretty laid back and fits in with routines I create within each family home. Having my own child with me, my eldest created some lovely relationships with the children I cared for.
I love working with children and am very passionate each day I spend with them as I find it so rewarding seeing them learn and develop and knowing I've played some part in it. I am energetic and like to think of new and interesting things to do with the children that are specific to what they like and are able to do. I am able to set and follow boundaries that you have in place in a fair and consistent manner.
I am friendly and polite, and have good communication skills from my experience of working with a variety of ages of children as well as a variety of parents and carers, and am able to change my approach where needed.
My experience in childcare gives me lots of ideas and activities to do with children, and my passion is what makes it so much fun.
I have a cleared CRB/DBS check under the position of 'Home Carer' (Nanny), and also have a most recent one as 'child minder' as I am currently renovating my house ready to provide childcare from my own home. This is to be ready by September but is a way off yet due to building work we are still having done.
My DBS along with all of my certificates and proof of qualifications, and references will be shown on request.
Ages noted were the ages of the children at the beginning of me starting care with them.
Nannying - 9th January 2017 - April 2018
2 Full days a week looking after B1 during the day and G10 when she was out of school hours. School pick ups and drop offs for G. Care involved planning activities suitable for each child, messy and stimulating activities for the 1 year old, singing songs reading stories, taking him out and even attending some children centre groups with him. I Provided resources for both children suitable to their age and interests, supervised appropriately and followed boundaries and routines set by the family. I Also completed general tasks around the house.
Nannying - 7th November 2016 - April 2018
2 days a week in the middle of school hours and later on one day looking after solely a B2. The family also had G13, G10, B7, G5, I looked after the other children when they were not at school or off due to school closures. I supervised the children accordingly, and provided activities/ resources suitable to their needs, ages and interests. I planned activities to stimulate and further the development of the 3 year old, as this was who I looked after the most, and planned a lot of messy and hands on activities suited to his interests.
Nannying - 30th January 2015 - April 2018
I looked after B/G Twins aged 8, doing school pick ups and drop offs as well as days in the holidays when requested to work. Care involved supervising the children, encouraging and supporting them with getting ready for school, taking them to school and picking them up from school, encouraging and supporting them with homework (spellings and reading), following parents requests for meal times, providing activities to occupy them in relation to their interests, taking them to the park when requested to by their parents and supervising them whilst there. Following boundaries and routines that were set by the family.
Nannying 11th May 2016 - 11 November 2016
2 days a week looking after 2 children aged G15, B9. Both children were homeschooled, Care involved ensuring general care of 9 year old, assisting and encouraging routine, playing games together, planning some activities that followed his interests, taking them out when requested, and completing general house tasks. As well as just continually building a strong relationship with both children and their Father for the chance to better the duties that I provided.
Nannying - 20th May - 15th July 2016
1 full day a week I looked after a family with children aged B7, B4. The boys were homeschooled so I planned activities and games suited to their interests and ages, read stories, took them to classes and groups requested by their parents and took them out to the park.
Nannying 9th February 2015 - 14th July 2016
I worked 4 mornings and afternoons a week looking after 3 children aged G9, B6 and G4. School drop offs and pick ups as well as ad hock full days of childcare if any of the children were ill or if any circumstances changed, as well as caring for them in the half term when requested to. Care involved supporting the children to get ready for school in the morning, taking to school and collecting from school, following their Mums requests for meal times, encouraging and supporting the children to complete homework - spellings and reading, doing activities/playing games relevant to each of their interests and abilities, and general care and following care plans as some of the children needed medication and care plans in place for allergies and health conditions, as well as ensuring my time with them follows the boundaries/reward system set by their Mum when I was not there.
Nannying/Mothers help - 30th March - 13th May 2016.
Temporary position where I helped a family whilst the Mother recovered from an operation.
4 - 5 days each week between the times of 9.45am and 2.45pm looking after 2 children aged B3 and G10 months. Most days I provided general care for the 10 month old as the 3 1/2 year old was at preschool 3 days of the week. Care involved general care and helping and supporting Mum where possible. I provided activities and chance for sensory exploration and learning for both children. I sang songs, read stories and generally just kept both children happy and occupied during my time with them.It was lovely being able to be an extra pair of hands and develop a lovely relationship with both the parents and the children, and so did my son with them, we have kept in touch for play dates since.
Nannying 17th November 2014 until 6th February 2015.
The boy I looked after was 4 years old, care involved picking him up from school, giving him snack as advised, following requests from his parents, doing activities/playing games relevant to his interests, reading stories, and assisting with toileting.
Nannying July 2014 until 4th February 2015
I looked after Twin Girls aged 2 for 1 - 2 full days per week. I planned activities suitable to their ages.
BA Honours Degree in Early Childhood Studies (Level 6)
Cache Diploma in Child Care and Education (Level 3)
Advanced Child Protection training Course – gained 24/09/11
Food Safety in Catering Level 2 CIEH – gained 10/01/12
Foundation Food Safety
Safeguarding Children Stage 2 – gained 14/01/12
Superhero Play – Unmasked – gained 28/01/12
Celebrating twos and threes – gained 04/02/12
Learn direct eCourse – Manual Handling – gained 16/02/12
Learn direct eCourse – Fire Safety – gained 17/02/12
Learn direct eCourse – Equality and Diversity – gained 17/02/12
Learn direct eCourse – Introduction to Health and Safety – gained 17/02/12
Training Session on Oxygen Therapy and the storage, trasportation and use of oxygen cylinders - gained 15/10/13
Confidentiality in the Workplace - gained 18/08/14
NDNA - Working in Partnership With Parents - gained 22/09/14
LASER short-courses : Introduction to Nannying Level 2 - gained 04/01/15
LASER short-courses : Child Development Level 3 - gained 04/01/15
LASER short courses :Managing behaviour Level 3 - gained 04/01/15
Virtual College - An Introduction to the Autism Spectrum - gained 30/12/15
Virtual College - Safeguarding Children Refresher - gained 09/03/2016
Educare - Being Safe - Effective First Aid Management in your setting - gained 09/03/2016
Educare - Improving children’s learning through play - gained 16/10/2016
ABC First Aid & Safety Training Ltd - 12 hr Paediatric First Aid Course - gained 15/07/2017
Ideally during the middle of the day as my own eldest son requires drop off and collection From school day day. Although I could possibly work past the school times depending what your requirements are and if there's a way of me making this work. I will happily help where I'm able to.
Available for babysitting.
|Last Updated: 13/11/2018|
- Nannying from £7.50 per hour (gross)
- Babysitting from £7.50 per hour
please ignore my Nanny rate - i had to put the websites minimum rate. nannying - during daytime - will be discussed to suit the family - dependent on number of children and hours of day needed.
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Heather has looked after my 9 year old twins for nearly 2 years and is a great asset to our family.
She is creative and inspiring; always thinking of different activities, days out and craft to do with the children and keeps them engaged at all times. They really enjoy spending time with her and have adopted Jacob (Heather's 2 year old son) as a little brother.
If your looking for someone who takes her job seriously, is completely trustworthy and loyal, loves children and is easy to have in your home then Heather ticks all the boxes.
Heather was my sons nanny for a few months, and she was fantastic! My son got on so well with her and always looked forward to seeing her, and Heather was always friendly and helpful around the house. Couldn't ask for a better childcare provider! :)
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