My name is Sheila Soares, and I am a professional nanny with over 13 years of experience in childcare and private nanny roles. I speak fluent English, Portuguese and good Spanish.
A little about me…
I am 36 years old, and originally from Brazil, but have been living in the UK for 15 years. In addition to my work as a nanny, I’ve got a BA in Modern Languages in (Spanish, Portuguese and English) at Birkbeck University of London.
I have a full driving license and a paediatric first aid certificate. I am in the process of renewing my DBS check and my Ofsted.
I am experienced with babies (from newborn) and young children 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’m looking for a newborn to 3 years old. 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 8am until 5:30/6:30pm.
Evenings and weekends babysit 4hours minimum.
My interests include photography, arts and crafts, cooking and travelling. I look forward to hearing from you, and to getting to know your family.
I have over 13 years experience.
Peadiatric First Aid
BA Modern Language Spanish, Portuguese and English.
5 full days a week, plus evening’s and weekends babysit (minimum 4hrs for babysitting)
|Last Updated: 08/11/2019|
- Babysitting from £14.00 per hour
- Nannying from £15.00 per hour (net)
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- UK Passport (added 05/11/2018)
- First Aid Certificate: PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID (added 05/11/2018)
- Training Certificate: Assistant Nurse (added 05/11/2018)
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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!
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.
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.
Please see my review just below for further information. This is just to update that Sheila has continued to work for us (we were able to work around the hours I required) so has now been with us for 16 months. My boys are now nearly 2 and nearly 4. Please see below reference for lots more information.
Sheila has been looking after my two young boys (5 months old and 2 when she started) for 9 months, 2 days per week.
We have found her to be such a warm, caring person who our boys adore. I sometimes work from home and when I do, I can hear my boys laughing so much and obviously having a great time with Sheila.
As a mum, I find Sheila very easy to chat to and she provides a thorough update on the boys each day - what they've eaten, nappies if relevant, how they've slept, what activities they have done and how they've behaved. She also leaves our home spotless.
Sheila is 200% competent with the boys. She is straight onto it if one has a temperature or any other problems such as teething. My oldest is an incredibly fussy eater, and Sheila has magically got him eating red meat (first time in 6 months and he still won't do this for me), eggs, vegetables, etc. She is also a great cook (with a lot of variety) and regularly cooks and freezes for me.
Sheila is a very calm person who doesn't raise her voice but is firm with the boys when needed. She also explains situations and consequences to them to help them understand. I know when taking the boys outside for activities that she looks after their safety as a priority because my oldest went through a phase of trying to run away thinking it was funny and she and I would discuss this and how to deal with it.
I have found a huge benefit of Sheila is her vast nanny experience and knowledge of children. It's invaluable having someone so experienced looking after your precious children.
My work hours have changed which is resulting in me needing to find someone with more availability than Sheila can provide. I'm really sad for my boys though because I know they will miss Sheila immensely. I can't recommend Sheila highly enough.
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