I specialise in the early years and believe in the importance of play and learning in the first 5 years of development. I love getting messy and believe that the best learning takes place outside! I am energetic and fun loving, responsible and prompt and dedicated to my role. I have a full DBS check, Paediatric First Aid trained and can provide good references from other families.
I am currently studying at Oxford Brookes university, working towards a social work BA Hons degree. My previous employment includes, working at Barnardos Children's Centre full time whilst I completed my Level 3 Diploma. I have experience with children and babies from newborn - 13 years. I previously worked part time at Cublington Nursery whilst working towards achieving my NVQ Level 2 in the Children’s and Young People’s Workforce. Cublington Nursery has an outstanding Ofsted report and is a well-respected nursery in the area. I have over 6 years’ employment working with children and disabled young adults, through employment with AVDC, Mad Science and nannying families. I am passionate about KS1 and KS2 Science so I am more than happy to help with homework and activities. I hold really good relationships with all of my families and I believe that that is paramount. I hold a full UK drivers license. References can be provided.
2013 - 2015
Barnardos Children's Centre - Family Support Worker; responsible for running, planning and evaluating sessions, welcoming families to the centre, providing help and advice to families with children 0-5; providing 1:1 support in the home; general upkeep of the building.
2010 - 2015
Aylesbury Vale District Council- Recreational Assistant: Organise play schemes and activities, supervising children from ages 3-11, ensuring protection and security of children, working with disabled adults.
2012 – 2013
Mad Science – Leading after school clubs for children aged between 5-11 years
2012 – 2013
Cublington Nursery – Nursery Assistant: Role included; nappy changing + toilet training, leading activities, responsibility for children aged 2-5 years.
2013- Paediatric 12 Hour First Aid Course
2013- Parents as Early Educators
2013- Safeguarding Level 2
2013- Enough is Enough (Healthy Eating)
2014- Five to Thrive (brain development)
2014- Positively Managing Behaviour
2014- EYFS outdoors
2014- Smile Award (Oral Health)
2014- IAIM Infant Massage Instructor
2014- Holding Hands (Behaviour management)
2014- ELDP Early Talkers
2015- Solihull approach (brain development and behaviour management)
2017- Champions of Domestic Abuse
Waddesdon CE School GCSE
14 A-C’s including Maths, English and Science
Waddesdon CE School A levels
Psychology-C Biology-D Communications and Culture-B
Milton Keynes College
NVQ Level 2 in Children and young people’s workforce
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Children and young people's workforce
2015 (due to complete in 2018)
Oxford Brookes University
Social Work BA Hons Degree
I am free most evenings and weekends and can be available for over-night care.
|Last Updated: 17/02/2019|
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Katie acted as an occasional nanny/ babysitter for our son, 21 months, and more recently came to us once weekly to provide 'after school hours' nannying services.
Katie's high level of organisation always struck me. She is impressive in keeping on top of her busy schedule. She was always punctual, and never forgot dates or times.
Katie is also responsible, and unflappable in a crisis. She responds well to changes in plan, identifies what is necessary to be done, and gets on with it!
Our son got along with her very well, and really enjoyed his time with her. We hope that he will be able to spend more time with her in the future.
Katie has done occasional babysitting and after school care during for our four girls who are 8, 6, 4 and 4. She is always calm and instantly built a really nice rapport with our girls. She does nice art and craft activities with them. She has collected our girls from school, played with them and then prepared their supper. Looking after four young girls isn't easy but she has taken this in her stride. Our girls were always keen to see her and the house always clam when we returned. She is very responsible and we would highly recommend her.
After meeting Katie a few weeks ago, I left my two sons (6 and 9) with her for a couple of hours while I got some Christmas shopping done.
My youngest is quite shy and takes a long time to warm to people but spoke to Katie the second she came through the front door! Katie was almost immediately invited up to the boy's bedroom (inventing laboratory). She certainly seems to have the "knack"!
She seems to have a very nice nature, she's also patient and fairly laid back (a very important quality for spending time at our house!) She even did the washing up!
The children gave their approval to me after she had left, and I'm really pleased that I've found someone local to call on when I need some help/time off!
I look forward to seeing her again soon.
Katie babysits for us in the evenings and my son absolutely adores her. He is only 1 year old but her name is in his vocabulary!! She just comes in and immediately Sam is happy sitting reading stories and playing games with her. Not even a glance from him when we leave.
Highly recommended to anyone!
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