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Mira81

Nursery Nurse in Hanwell (also available for babysitting)

Female Member since Mar 2013 Last Updated May 2022 Last Login 05 Feb 2024

My Summary

DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications
Newborn Experience
Montessori Teacher

About Me

A friendly, supportive and responsible professional, graduated in Education (Pedagogy) and specialising Child Psychology is genuinely fond of children and strongly committed to safeguarding and educating children and their welfare. Reliable team player but at the same time capable of acting on her own initiative. Demonstrating broad knowledge of National Curriculum and possessing excellent communication and behavioural management skills. Gained valuable experience and confidence in working with children at different school settings as a primary and nursery teacher and on private basis as a nanny. With a proven ability to stimulate children's emotional, physical and intellectual development.

My Experience

Nanny - September 2007 - present
Providing complete child care services for B (13), G (11) and B (10) and performing all tasks related to children's care. Creating a nurturing, stimulating and safe environment for the children which allows them to grow, develop and acquire new knowledge and abilities. On top of that having the privilege to look after the family cat.
Duties:
• Transporting children to school and other activities
• Planning and cooking healthy meals and preparing snacks for children
• Supervising children's meals
• Washing and ironing children's clothes
• Shopping for children's requirements
• Supervising baths for children
• Scheduling and coordinating children's activities
• Liaising with other parents and carers and organising children's social life
• Undertaking appropriate creative activities with children
• Undertaking appropriate educational activities with children
• Undertaking appropriate outdoor activities with children
• Reading to and with children
• Assisting with school projects
• Helping with and supervising homework
• Tidying and organising children's bedroom and play areas
• Reinforcing appropriate discipline for the children
• Implementing daily routines
• Doing light housework
• Running errands

Volunteer - February - June 2011
Sure Start Children's Centre - Kingston- upon- Thames, Surrey
Helping organising the morning sessions for toddlers at the Centre. Assisting to senior staff and being responsible for toddlers' safety at all times. Helping planning activities and setting the play areas and contributing to the observation of toddlers' development and progress.
Duties:
• Helping planning activities for toddlers
• Helping implementing Educational Programmes according to the requirement of EYFS
• Providing general assistance and support for toddlers' emotional, physical and social development
• Assisting with the weekly reports and observations of toddlers' progress and development
• Organising and maintaining books, learning materials and resources
• Helping setting the room for the sessions and tidying up
• Cooperating with the rest of the staff

Au-pair - September 2006 - September 2007
Taking care of B (4) and B (1). Taking care of two boys meant mainly having fun time outside no matter the weather conditions and getting involved in messy activities such as playing football at muddy fields, exploring the river banks, building sand castles, digging the garden for gold and treasures and cycling in the park. Thanks to Tom I become familiar with all different types of dinosaurs and their habitats and I learnt all the parts of diggers, tractors and trucks.
Duties:
• School drop- offs and pick- ups
• Washing and ironing children's clothes
• Preparing snacks for the boys
• Feeding and changing children
• Bathing children
• Taking children to after school activities such as gymnastics classes and swimming
• Taking children to play groups and babies' music classes
• Scheduling and coordinating children's activities
• Undertaking appropriate creative activities with children
• Undertaking appropriate educational activities with children
• Undertaking appropriate outdoor activities with children
• Planning and supervising rest, bed and nap time
• Reading to the boys
• Tidying children's bedrooms and play areas
• Reinforcing appropriate discipline for children
• Implementing daily routines
• Doing light house work
• Running errands

Mother's help - March - September 2006
Looking after B (6 months) and gaining precious knowledge about setting baby's routine, sleeping habits, feeding and weaning, bathing and changing and last but not least potty training.
Duties:
• Preparing bottles for the baby
• Changing his diapers
• Bathing him
• Washing and ironing his clothes
• Preparing meals and snacks
• Taking him to playgroups for babies
• Engaging him in different play activities
• Supporting his emotional and physical development
• Implementing daily routines

Volunteer - June - July 2006
3+ Playgroup, Hotham Primary School - Putney, London
Helping and assisting in the learning process during the morning sessions at 3 Plus Play Group under the direction and guidance of the Play Group Leader. Receiving excellent feedback for my help from the staff.
Duties:
• Assisting in educational and social development of pupils under the supervision of the staff
• Helping planning activities for pupils
• Helping implementing Educational Programmes for pupils
• Providing general assistance and support for pupils' emotional, educational, physical and social development
• Assisting with the daily reports and observations of pupils' educational progress and development
• Suggesting activities that can help develop further pupils' social skills and language and mathematics abilities and knowledge
• Organising and maintaining books, learning materials and resources
• Helping setting the room for the sessions and tidying up
• Cooperating with the rest of the staff

Nursery teacher - September 2005 - March 2006
Wonder World English Centre - Sofia, Bulgaria
Taking care of and educating infants at the Foundation Stage (ageing between 3 and 4) and ensuring the health and safety of children were maintained at all times during their indoors and outdoors activities. Expanding my knowledge on EYFS scheme and educational requirements. This position demanded applying all my knowledge about early age education and development on theory into practice and presenting creative activities to children related with the new habits and knowledge they acquired at the centre.
Duties:
• Motivating and stimulating children's learning abilities and encouraging learning through playing and experience
• Providing children with secure and supportive environment to learn
• Providing pastoral care to children
• Encouraging the development of children's personal, social abilities
• Assisting with the development of children's curiosity and general knowledge of the world
• Supporting and assisting with the development of children's basic skills such as speech and communications and language abilities through songs, reading stories and playing games
• Supporting physical coordination and the development of the fine muscles
• Stimulating children's creative and mathematical development through games and drawings
• Organising and preparing learning materials
• Devising and producing visual aids and making imaginative use of resources to support the learning process
• Cooperating with the rest of the team in planning both outdoors and indoors activities
• Observing, assessing and recording children's progress and learning achievements

Children Animator - September 2005 - March 2006
Hilton Hotel & Resource - Hilton Sofia, Bulgaria
Entertaining children (from 6 months to 13 years of age) during Sunday's Brunch and on Bank Holidays. This role required apart from possessing broad childcare experience also excellent guest relations and interpersonal skills.
Duties:
• Planning the theme of the session and a variety of age appropriate activities according to the theme of the session
• Providing materials for craft and art activities for the children
• Organising and supervising different team games for the children
• Ensuring all the safety and secure regulations are maintained during sessions
• Ensuring guests of the hotel that their children benefit from the highest possible level of our service

Babysitter - September 2005 - March 2006
Babysitting for Mrs & Mr Brotrens - Sofia, Bulgaria
Babysitting for the Brotrens on a regular basis for their daughter Erika (3 years old).
Duties:
• Planning, organising and implementing creative play activities for Erika
• Ensuring Erika's safety
• Feeding, bathing and preparing Erika for bed
• Cleaning up and tidying up after Erika

English teacher - October 2004 - June 2005
SIXTH PRIMARY SCHOOL - "Graf N. P. Ignatiev"- Sofia, Bulgaria
Teaching basic English to pupils in Year 5 and Year7 and being responsible for organising classes and providing interesting learning resources to create a positive and supportive learning environment according to the curriculum and under the supervision of the Head Mistress of the school.
Duties:
• Planning, preparing and presenting lessons that cater for the needs of the whole class
• Organising the classroom and learning resources and creating displays to encourage a positive and supportive learning environment
• Motivating pupils with enthusiasm and imaginative presentations
• Maintaining discipline
• Preparing and marking work to facilitate positive pupils' development and assessing and recording their progress throughout the term
• Providing feedback to parents and carers on a pupil's progress at parents' meetings
• Consulting with Head of English to gain her feedback about my preparation and planning of my lessons.
• Taking part in school events, trips and other activities

Medical and Social Children's Home - Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Volunteer - May - June 2004
Contributing to the delivery of the smooth daily routine at the Home and providing personal and academic assistance and support to the children. Helping under the supervision and guidance of the senior pedagogical staff and spending time with children living in the orphanage was one of the most insightful experience in my life.
Duties:
• Assisting in the daily choir at the Home
• Helping and supervising children in doing their homework and preparation for school in all areas of National Curriculum
• Providing general support and one- to- one assistance for children
• Helping children with their learning, playing and social development
• Observing and monitoring children's emotional development
• Planning and taking part in learning and leisure activities and trips for children over the weekends
• Producing accurate and up- to- date record and reports as required
• Organising and maintaining books, learning materials and resources

My Qualifications

• MSc in Applied Child Psychology - 2011
Kingston University, London
• BA (Hons) Education - 2006
Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria
• 22nd Secondary School G. S. Rakovski, Sofia, Bulgaria - 1999
A levels: Math (B); History (A); Bulgarian and Worldwide literature (B)

My Availability

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 yes no no no no no no
Evening yes no no yes no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 22/11/2015

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