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Mary Poppins

Nanny in Dorchester, Weymouth And Portland

Babysitter in Dorchester, Weymouth And Portland

5 stars

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Female Member since Jan 2013 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 27 May 2022

My Summary

Live In Nanny
Live Out Nanny
Full Driving Licence
Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
Prepared to Relocate
Tax-Free Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I am a mature Ofsted a registered (Outstanding grading) with 25+ years professional experience in childcare, Nannying, babysitting, Swimming instructing, Teaching, Special Needs and Maternity Nursing.

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I m looking for a temporary holiday Nanny, governess or Mary Poppins style position from May till November 2022.
Happy to work outside Dorset; London, Midlands or travel abroad (Live-in position)

I hold a a Level 3 Childcare & Education Diploma CACHE, a Paediatric First Aid Certificate and am DBS checked.

I have worked as a holiday nanny before starting up my successful Childminding business in Dorset and have done lots of babysitting over the years.
I set up my Childminding business in 2013 (rated Ofsted Outstanding), and continued to run my business from home until Summer 2021. I have looked after many (sometimes challenging) children (approximately 60 children over the years!) from ages 0 - 13 (incl. after school club, homework club and summer holiday club). Through my years I have also gained a lot of experience with family dynamics, from simple to complex.
I have been a Swimming Instructor since 1990, teaching ages from small babies to 13 years old.

The childcare I offer is all about having fun and making your child(ren) feel confident, happy, educational, nurturing and secure. I am strict but fair and plan activities based on interests, going out for daily walks, trips to the Park, Woods, etc. I am highly organised, hold excellent administrative and communication skills.
As a mum myself, I am highly experienced in doing school runs, daily tasks like making breakfast, getting kids ready for school or activities, washing, bed time routines, homework, i.e. keeping the family running from a day to day basis.

I hold a full English driving license, am healthy and active.

Salary between £15-£20 (minimum) due to experience

I also offer short term babysitting service in evenings, at your home or hotel, and in emergencies.

Please send me a message or call me.

I am very happy to meet up for an informal chat or visit anytime! I can give you good reliable references or read the references available on my profile.

My Experience

I am a mature Ofsted a registered (Outstanding graded) Early Yeard Educator with 25+ years professional experience in childcare (all ages), Nanny, Babysitter, Swimming instructor and Maternity Nurse. I am a mother with 2 grown up children.

My Qualifications

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People's workforce

Pre-Registration Childminder

1 Day Safeguarding Children Update Early Years

Paediatric First Aid

British Values-including the voice of the child

Child exploitation (online)

Common Assessment Framework-awareness training

Data Protection (online)

EAL supporting children 0-5 years learning English as an additional language

Equality and Diversity

Letters and sounds-Having fun with Phase 1

Level 2 award Food Safety in Catering

Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young people's Workforce UNIT 79 Crane Moor

Making Maths add up

Behaviour Management (Foundation Level)

Positive Behaviour Management

Practical Inclusion

Professional Dangerousness

Risk as a context for Learning

Role of the Adult

Role of the SENCo

STA Level two Teaching Swimming Cert

STA Pool Emergency Procedures Cert

STA Baby and Toddler Level 2 Swimming Teacher

Understanding Children's Behaviour

Who knew what you could do when you are Two

Certificate_Developing Young children's mark making and writing

An introduction to Children Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Pacey)

Observation, Assessment and Planning

Promoting Physical development and self care in the Early Years

Communication and Language

Off to a great start - Raising the well-being and achievement in Dorset's vulnerable children

Working with Babies

Teaching 1 and 2 year old

Teaching 3 and 4 year old

Phonics for Pre-School Children

My Availability

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Last Updated: 15/05/2022

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
  • Nannying from £15.00 per hour (gross)

rates from £15 per hour

My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid 24_01_2019 (added 26/01/2019)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection Report 2017 (added 16/05/2018)
  • Exam Certificate: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for The Children and Young People's Workforce (added 13/05/2018)
  • DBS Check (added 13/05/2018)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 13/05/2018)
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Below are the latest reviews for Mary Poppins. 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.

Marianne was fantastic with our 3 children for Childcare over the summer.
Great communication, a lovely manner with the children, some great tips on the local area and most importantly the Children loved it. Would highly recommend

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by Avatar for Giles Giles about Avatar for Mary Poppins Mary Poppins on 17/11/2021

My husband and I were staying in a house with friends for a 40th birthday and needed someone to look after our 10 month old during the dinner at the house. Marianne’s Page looked excellent and her reviews were great, so I got in touch.
She has been so easily contactable, confirmed the booking again the weekend before then again on the day. She turned up on time, with toys for my son to play with, and every time I popped my head in they were both having fun!
Marianne is super lovely and I would definitely use her again if we are back in Weymouth.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Prigster Prigster about Avatar for Mary Poppins Mary Poppins on 03/12/2018

This was my first experience leaving my son (3 and a half) alone with anyone other than family. Marianne took the time to make sure me and his dad were 100% comfortable and reassured before we left.
My son had a great time. Marianne came with learning games for him to play with. She doesn't just 'watch' the children but plays with them and gives feedback on how they've interacted. She also texted updates during the evening.
My son did get upset when bedtime came and we weren't there. As we were local, Marianne called (which we really appreciated) and we decided to come home a little early.
I will definitely be asking for Marianne to look after my son again.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Monica Monica about Avatar for Mary Poppins Mary Poppins on 30/11/2018

Marianne was great very good with my children and they have enjoyed spending time with her as she has very friendly and brought a few board games with her. Overall we have had a great experience and would recommend her to other parents and will use her again for sure ! Y

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Maman201 Maman201 about Avatar for Mary Poppins Mary Poppins on 06/11/2018

My husband and I bought our 3 year twins to Weymouth for a holiday, we wanted to have couple of child free dinners out. Only family have looked after the girls before and we were hesitant about using an unknown babysitter but we both really liked Marianne's profile and previous reviews.

Marianne came and had a chat with us to meet the girls before she came to babysit, she was very friendly and put us at ease. The two evenings we used her she arrived exactly on time, dealt well with the girls when they were unexpectedly awake including changing a dirty nappy and reading stories and then texting us to let us know when the girls went to sleep.

I would not hesitate to recommend Marianne for babysitting and if we lived in Weymouth would definitely like her to be our childminder!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Andi Andi about Avatar for Mary Poppins Mary Poppins on 18/07/2015

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