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Sheila

Nanny in London (also available for babysitting)

5 stars

Female Member since Feb 2013 Last Updated Dec 2023 Last Login 24 May 2024

My Summary

Full Driving Licence
DBS Check
First Aid Training
Childcare Qualifications
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Hotel Babysitter
Emergency Babysitter
Potty Trainer
Bedtime Nanny
Virtual Nanny

About Me

My name is Sheila, I am a professional nanny with experience in childcare and private nanny roles.

I am originally from Brazil, but have been living in the UK for 19 years. In addition to my work as a nanny, I’ve got a BA in Modern Languages at Birkbeck University of London and Nurse back home.

I have a full driving license and a Paediatric First Aid also a Updated DBS check. I am British Citizen.

I am experienced with babies (from newborn) and young children up to 10 years old, making me flexible and quick on my feet! My experience means that I will be able to hit the ground running, and that I would fit into your family routine quickly and easily.

I believe a child should be free to experience as much as possible in life in order to cultivate their true character. Nurturing their skills in a proactive way and allowing their talents to shine through is vitally important. I love taking the children to play groups, music classes, playgrounds, etc. and enjoy having fun playing, reading, and doing arts & crafts at home. I am happy to teach your child a second language if you like.

I am ideally looking to work with babies or toddlers in my next role and have lot’s of experience, having previously cared for newborns up to 6 years olds with the previous families.

I am friendly, capable, energetic, take initiative and adore children. I have exceptional references from recent families I have worked for, in London.

Available Monday to Friday, from 7am until 5-6pm.


Evenings and weekends babysit 4hours minimum.


My interests include photography, arts & crafts, cooking and travelling. I look forward to hearing from you, and to getting to know your family.

My Experience

I have over 15 years experience.
References available.

My Qualifications

BA Modern Languages English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Interior Design Diploma - BTEC Lv3
Art&Design

PHLEBOTOMIST - LEVEL 3
work experience with NHS at St Thomas Hospital, Kings Hospital and Tessa Joel Health Center

CHILD PROTECTION ADVANCED 2020- Level 3

CHILD PROTECTION 2020 - Level 2

CHILD PROTECTION REFRESHER IN 2019
2020 - Level 2

FIRST AID Essential 2020 - Level 2

HEALTH & SAFETY 2020 - Level 2

FIRE SAFETY in EDUCATION 2020 - Level 2

SAFEGUARDING YOUNG PEOPLE 2020 - Level 2

SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN in HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE 2020 - Level 2

EFFECTIVE SAFEGUARDING PRACTICE (Revised2019) 2020 - level 2

SETTING up your CHILDMINDING SERVICE 2020 - Level 2

SUCCESSFUL BUDGETING IN YOUR EARLY YEARS SETTING 2020 - level 2

EFFECTIVE HEALTH and SAFETY for CHILDREN with SEND and ASN

PROVIDING a HEALTHY FOOD ENVIRONMENT in EARLY YEARS SETTINGS 2020 - Level 2

FOOD HYGIENE and Safety 2020 - Level 2

PERSONAL SAFETY 2020 - Level 2

EQUALITY and INCLUSION in EARLY YEARS SETTINGS 2020 - Level 2

BEING SAFE: Effective First Aid Management in your Setting 2020 - Level 2

ONLINE SAFETY 2020 - Level 2

SPEECH, LANGUAGE and COMMUNICATION 2020 - Level 2

SUPPORTING EARLY LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 2020 - level 2

SUPPORTING CHILDREN with SEND in the EARLY YEARS 2020 - Level 2

BEING a KEY PERSON in an EARLY SETTING 2020 - level 2

THE SEND CODE of PRACTICE 2020 - Level 2

THE PREVENT DUTY in an EARLY YEARS ENVIRONMENT 2020 - Level 2

THE PREVENT DUTY 2020 - Level 2

THE IMPORTANCE of SELF-EVALUATION 2020 - Level 2

THEORIES UNDERPINNINGS the EYFS 2020- level 2

INFECTION PREVENTION and CONTROL in an EARLY YEARS SETTING 2020 - Level 2

PROMOTING POSITIVE Behaviour 2020 - Level 2

IMPROVING CHILDREN’s Learning Through Play 2020 - Level 2

DYSLEXIA Awareness 2020 - Level 2

ADHD Awareness 2020 - Level 2

AUTISM Awareness 2020 - Level 2

MENTAL CAPACITY 2020 - Level 2

MENTAL WELLBEING in CHILDREN and YOUNG PEOPLE 2020 - Level 2

CONCUSSION Awareness 2020 - Level 2

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION Awareness 2020 - Level 2

PREVENTING BULLYING 2020 - Level 2

UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN’S RIGHTS 2020 - Level 2

UNDERSTANDING DIABETES 2020 - Level 2

UNDERSTANDING and ADDRESSING BEHAVIOUR in the EARLY YEARS 2020 - Level 2

UNDERSTANDING EPILEPSY 2020 - Level 2

UNDERSTANDING ANAPHYLAXIS 2020 - Level 2

UNDERSTANDING ASTHMA 2020

SUSTAINED SHARED THINKING in the EARLY YEARS 2020 - Level 2

EQUALITY & DIVERSITY 2020 - Level 2

FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION Awareness 2020 - Level 2

CHILD EXPLOITATION 2020 - Level 2

DIGITAL RESILIENCE 2020 - Level 2

CHARACTERISTICS of EFFECTIVE LEADERS 2020 - Level 2

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING for EARLY YEARS SETTINGS 2020 - Level 2

REFLECTIVE PRACTICE in the EARLY YEARS 2020 - Level 2

My Availability

I’m looking for a FULL TIME nanny position only, Monday to Friday from 7-8am until 5-6pm.

I’m also available for evening’s and weekend’s babysit (minimum 4hrs).

I would be more than happy to clean after the kids, also COOPERATE as a FRIENDLY TEAM to maintain all shared space clean, neat, tidy, and organize, as we go along but not housekeeping.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no yes yes no
Overnight no no no no yes yes no
Last Updated: 19/12/2023

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £17.00 per hour
  • Nannying from £18.00 per hour (net)

£18 an hr (net) for 1
£20 an hr (net) for 2 kids.

Reflect qualifications and extensive experience.

Will consider occasional weekends

My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Dyslexia 2024 (added 24/01/2024)
  • Training Certificate: Dyslexia 2023 (added 24/01/2024)
  • Training Certificate (added 24/01/2024)
  • Training Certificate: BA Nurse (added 03/03/2021)
  • Training Certificate: UNDERSTANDING DIABETES (added 29/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: UNDERSTANDING AND ADDRESSING BEHAVIOUR IN THE EARLY YEARS (added 29/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Speech, Language and Communication (added 29/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: UNDERSTANDING ASTHMA (added 24/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Autism Certificate (added 24/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: ADHD Awareness (added 24/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Dyslexia Awareness Certificate (added 23/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: First Aid Essential Level 2 (added 23/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Silver Service Award 5 Years (added 21/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Certificate Of Excellence (added 21/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Assistant Nurse (added 05/11/2018)
  • Reference: certificate excellence (added 20/02/2023)
  • Exam Certificate: Phlebotomist at St Thomas Hospital and Guy’s Hospital in London (added 31/08/2022)
  • Exam Certificate: BA Modern Language at Birkbeck University of London (added 31/08/2022)
  • Exam Certificate: SUPPORTING CHILDREN with SEND in the EARLY YEARS 2020 - Level 2 (added 22/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: REFLECTIVE PRACTICE in the EARLY YEARS 2020 - Level 2 (added 21/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: THE SEND CODE of PRACTICE 2020 - Level 2 (added 21/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: FIRE SAFETY in EDUCATION 2020 - Level 2 (added 21/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: SUCCESSFUL BUDGETING in your EARLY YEARS SETTING 2020 - Level 2 (added 18/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: SETTING up your CHILDMINDING SERVICE 2020 - Level 2 (added 18/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: SAFEGUARDING YOUNG PEOPLE 2020 - Level 2 (added 18/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: CHILD PROTECTION ADVANCED 2020 - Level 3 (added 14/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: CHILD PROTECTION REFRESHER IN 2019 2020 - Level 2 (added 14/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: CHILD PROTECTION 2020 - Level 2 (added 14/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: PREVENTING BULLYING 2020 - Level 2 (added 14/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: DIGITAL RESILIENCE 2020 - Level 2 (added 14/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: MENTAL WELLBEING in CHILDREN and YOUNG PEOPLE 2020 - Level 2 (added 13/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING for EARLY YEARS SETTINGS 2020 - Level 2 (added 13/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: Effective Health and Safety for Children with SEND and ASN 2020 - Level2 (added 13/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: PERSONAL SAFETY 2020 - Level 2 (added 13/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: THE PREVENT DUTY in an EARLY YEARS ENVIRONMENT 2020 - Level 2 (added 13/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: PROVIDING a HEALTHY FOOD ENVIRONMENT in EARLY YEARS SETTINGS 2020 - Level 2 (added 13/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: SAFEGUARDING CHILDREN in HEALTH and SOCIAL CARE 2020 - Level 2 (added 13/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: THEORIES UNDERPINNINGS the EYFS 2020- level 2 (added 13/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: THE PREVENT DUTY 2020 - Level 2 (added 06/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: THE IMPORTANCE of SELF-EVALUATION 2020 - Level 2 (added 06/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: ONLINE SAFETY 2020 Level 2 (added 06/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: CHARACTERISTICS of EFFECTIVE LEADERS 2020 Level 2 (added 06/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: CHILD EXPLOITATION 2020 (added 06/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: MENTAL CAPACITY 2020 (added 03/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: INFECTION PREVENTION and CONTROL in an EARLY YEARS SETTING 2020 - Level 2 (added 02/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: THE PREVENT DUTY in an EARLY YEARS ENVIRONMENT 2020 - Level 2 (added 02/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION Awareness 2020 - Level 2 (added 02/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: SUSTAINED SHARED THINKING in the EARLY YEARS 2020 - level 2 (added 02/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: EQUALITY & DIVERSITY (RevisedMay2018) 2020 - level 2 (added 02/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: EFFECTIVE SAFEGUARDING PRACTICE (Revised2019) 2020 - level 2 (added 02/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: HEALTH & SAFETY (added 01/07/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: BEING a KEY PERSON in an EARLY SETTING (added 30/06/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN’S RIGHTS (added 30/06/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: UNDERSTANDING ANAPHYLAXIS (added 29/06/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: Supporting Early Language Development (added 26/06/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: FOOD HYGIENE AND SAFETY (added 26/06/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: Understanding Epilepsy (added 25/06/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: Improving Children’s Learning Through Play (added 25/06/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: BeingSafe: Effective First Aid Management in your Setting (added 25/06/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: Promoting Positive Behaviour (added 25/06/2020)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 11/10/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 11/10/2020)
  • UK Passport (added 11/10/2020)
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Reviews

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Sheila has been in our family for a whole year. She started when one of my two daughters was 6 months old and the eldest was 2 years and 10 months. I am so happy that we met Sheila and can highly recommend her as a nanny. She has been such great help from the very start. She got along with girls straightaway, especially my eldest one as the youngest was still a baby. Sheila’s primary responsibility was to take care of my youngest daughter as eldest was already at nursery and she was very connected to me and my husband. As I wasn’t working and my husband worked from home we managed the routine for our eldest (pick ups and drop offs) and Sheila was looking after our baby. Sheila was cooking always for baby and sometimes for both. She cooked very healthy food and was weaning our baby gradually moved her to three full meals a day. Sheila helped us with the routine and made sure baby was napping consistently well. Our baby was very constipated when Sheila started and she helped us make sure that we reduce medicines that were prescribed and gradually stop it altogether by giving baby healthy food and balanced diet. Sheila would prepare baby food for the weekend when she had days off so we didn’t have to worry about it.

She is always on time and she rarely had any sick days. She was very considerate and travelled with us twice - to Europe and to Asia. At home Sheila was keeping girls’ rooms tidy and organised, laundry always done and the kitchen was always tidy.

Sheila is a very sincere person, she does everything with care and attention. She is very understanding and she is definitely professional. Sheila has a friendly personality and she is fun for kids to play with. My both daughters love Sheila and I always hear them laughs when they play. Having said that I want to highlight that when Sheila plays with kids she doesn’t overstimulate them, they laugh but dont scream.

We sadly had parted ways only because my youngest is starting nursery and my eldest is going to school so we wouldn’t need help as much anymore. Sheila was definitely the best nanny we have had! I am happy to speak to answer any questions if needed, i definitely recommend Sheila and can only says good things about our time together.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Karina Karina about Avatar for Sheila Sheila on 12/05/2022

I am pleased to write a reference letter for Sheila. During her employment Sheila was absolutely wonderful looking after our two kids.
Both my kids love Sheila and felt very comfortable around her. She is very warm and patient and takes time to learn each kids’ specific needs and attention they require. 

Always in her work, Sheila is dedicated, passionate, enthusiastic, cheerful and a pleasure to have around. She is great with talking to young kids and explaining things to them in a very interesting and lovely way. For example we were out one day and my son saw a little boy with a disability and started asking questions, Sheila was amazing at explaining things and my son even said to her after “Sheila I love when you talk to me, you make me feel nice”.

During this last year I have learnt to know Sheila personally, she is a wonderful woman, she works very hard and has a very creative and warm personality. She is very good at taking initiatives and she really loves being around children and that is why she is very good at her job.

When she started working for us my daughter was only 3 months and my son was 3 years and started school.
Straight away I felt very safe leaving her alone with our daughter. She adapts very quickly, she is very good with managing babies routine, she knows how to look after them when they are ill and she can cook a variety of lovely healthy meals for both my kids. Sheila is very organised and tidy.

Honestly Sheila is the best nanny we have ever had, she is professional, always on time and you can tell that she has a great experience with kids any age. She is an angel sent from heaven and the next family to have her will be very lucky.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Kawtar Kawtar about Avatar for Sheila Sheila on 02/10/2020

Sheila came to look after our 10 month old after a friend recommended her to me. I had been very hesitant to hire help, but Sheila was great, just as my friend had promised. She has a lot of experience with babies and young children so she slipped into the roll with out any issues. Sheila was enthusiastic, caring and took initiative. We also appreciated that she was very flexible and able to help out in the evenings and on weekends. I really appreciated her help, support and her advice. I highly recommend Sheila as a nanny!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for EWG EWG about Avatar for Sheila Sheila on 24/09/2019

Sheila, was by far the best nanny we’ve ever had. I have two boys (1 year old & 3 years old), I have never felt more comfortable leaving both of my kids with anyone. Sadly we have moved to Australia and the one thing we would have brought with us if we could was Sheila. My boys are a handful, but nothing worries her or stresses her. She’s so independent and takes great initiative. I don’t often leave both kids with anyone, but we left both of them (when the baby was just a few months old) with Sheila while we went away for the weekend. She’s the best! I honestly can’t recommend her enough.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for GBaker GBaker about Avatar for Sheila Sheila on 20/09/2019

Sheila Soares worked as a nanny for our family for two years from January 2017 - December 2018. She has has lovingly and reliably cared for our first son three days per week starting when he was 9 months old until 2.5 years old, along with our second son from birth to 7 months. Our sons love and absolutely adore her, and she has truly become a beloved member of our family.

Sheila has more positive qualities than I can possibly list. She is a caring, attentive genuine, and honest person - I have trusted her completely to care for our children. She is patient and kind and also sets boundaries and behaviour expectations for our toddler. Among her many attributes Sheila has provided the following for our boys:

-Nutritious meal preparation: Sheila is an incredible cook and has prepared healthy, delicious meals from baby purees to enticing and nutritious toddler meals and snacks.

-Creativity and arts: Sheila is extremely creative and a talented artist. She has done painting, drawing and other creative projects with our son, especially on rainy days! She also listens to music and encourages singing and dancing!

-Learning and language development: Sheila is constantly reading and teaching our son new things such as counting, colors, alphabet, etc. She is fluent in English, but speaks with our son in Portuguese at our request, as well as baby sign language.

-Playgroups and activities: Sheila is an outgoing person who loves to keep our kids entertained and active. She knows of many playgroups, music and dance classes, and other activities in the area. She also has an extensive network of other wonderful nannies in the area to arrange play dates in the park.

-First Aid and safety - Sheila always prioritises safety of our children inside the house and out. She is first aid qualified and is always making sure the boys are safe. She keeps the children play area extremely tidy and free of any hazards.

Above all, Sheila has provided love and care for our children while we were working. The only reason we have parted ways is because we are moving back to the USA.

I am happy to provide more details on Sheila’s capabilities and qualifications. She has my utmost recommendation and support and would be an asset to any family looking for a wonderful, loving carer for their children.
Sincerely yours,
Andrea Burke

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by Avatar for Andrea B Andrea B about Avatar for Sheila Sheila on 05/11/2018

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