*** I am taking a break from all Childcare - due to family health issues (non-COVID) ****
PracticallyPerfect ..(like Mary Poppins)
Private & Residentially trained Chiltern Nanny (76-78) for 'Now & Again' childcare ….Fully Qualified NNEB with Diploma RSH ….
Mature, Experienced, Genuine, Trustworthy, Competent, Firm, Loving and Fun
To date (Feb ‘20)I have been a nanny to at least 106 children
+ Mum, Childminder, Cleaner, Carer, Florist, Sandwich Caterer, Stationery Shop Manager, Print Finisher, Carer in the Community and Nanny/Housekeeper
Both my sons had special educational needs - Dyslexia, possibly Asperger's and were statemented
I have had dealings with multi-births and the physically and mentally handicapped
I used to be part of the local National Childbirth Trust, hosting coffee mornings and I did a lot of charity work to raise funds for them and other child related ventures around the area
I have excellent references - recent ones and some going all the way back to college days = 40+ years!
In the evenings and at weekends, I volunteer with my husband for 'local to our home' emergency wildlife rescues for Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital, near Aylesbury and
I also enjoy computer work and photography
I have a clean, fully comprehensive car insurance with business use, been driving since I was 18, with zero points throughout and drive an automatic 7 seater car
Due to a possible foot fracture and long standing painful feet/legs, I had to take a break from all work in July '18 to rest up
Whilst convalescing, I completed a Two Day Adult Mental Health First Aider Course, as I wanted to make sure I was well equipped with this growing problem in our society
To help myself, I’ve lost 2 stone in weight with Slimming World (& now help on the Social Team of a local group)
I am available for ad-hoc childcare, but with safety in mind
I have no trouble walking a short way, but I don't 'go for walk' and I cannot stand for long without needing to sit - Hence, I am choosing where I work carefully, but I still need to earn a living
For a limited time, I am also prepared to offer free smear-test childcare, as long as my travel costs are met - Please ask me for more information
Please do not hesitate to ask for a meet up with you, to view my CV and for us to get acquainted.
I always like to meet families with their children before taking on work, so if you like what you see, I'm only a call away the next time you need childcare
My early interest in Childcare started when my mother fostered babies & toddlers when I was young and this inspired me to go on to a 2 year residential course at the privately run Chiltern Nursery Training College in Caversham, Reading when I was 18 - gaining my National Nursery Examination Board qualification and a Diploma from the Royal Society of Health. On completion, I received my CNTC Certificate.
I also had experience in Residential Homes, Nursery School, Maternity, Hospital Children’s wards and in a School for the Physically & Mentally Handicapped
Numerous Nanny positions followed
In Nov'12 and now into my ‘50s, I went back to nannying, having had an eleven year break to pursue different things …… I absolutely love being back with babies and children
Since Nov '12, I had various babysitting jobs (children aged 20 months - 7yrs) whilst I refreshed my First Aid Certificate and applied with Ofsted
I was a daily nanny/housekeeper for a family with two children 8 and just 5 from Jan'13 - mid April'13. Sadly, Dad was made redundant and so was I
I then did emergency daily nanny jobs for an agency and privately until starting a full time job Mon - Fri on June 5th '13 - 2 boys, nearly 6 and nearly 2 :) - sadly, due to 3 serious illnesses / bereavements in my family, I had to leave my job suddenly in June '14 (a year later)
I started my self-employed nanny business with part-time hours for two families in 2014 which ended up full-time for me
One job ended and the other became busier when a second child arrived June ‘15 - until mum took over the children’s care in May’18
I have had many ad hoc/ part-time nanny positions in
Maidenhead, Cookham, Marlow and Beaconsfield during this time too
Babysitting jobs up to July'18 were for ages 14 & 7, 2, 3 & 18months, 2+ & 5months, 6 & nearly 4 (& extra 6 & 2), 8 & 6, 4 & 12months
In July’18 (due to injury) I had to give up 4 regular part-time/odd time jobs, all of whom had been wanting me to return to their families, since returning to work in February '19
Sadly, one day job is too much walking for me to return to, another now has mum working locally around school hours, but I have returned to my Two 'Nanny Share' families for early morning school routines in two different houses
I currently have 3 main families I work for .... 2 (shared) during early morning school hours and another 1 going into the evenings after school twice a week
Two other jobs have just finished - One due to a redundancy and the other a relocation of family to the USA
Ages of my charges at present are 14,12,10,8, 6,6,4, just 2 - Luckily not all at the same time!
Maybe you would like a couple of hours for yourself, whilst I play, teach and read with your children?
Please check my detailed availability before contacting me
NNEB + Diploma RSH
Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Adult Mental Health First Aider
NO AVAILABILITY for daytime care
LIMITED AVAILABILITY for evening care
First come/First served Policy
but if an emergency, then I would do my utmost to accommodate once familiar with your family
My diary can change week by week or should I say - 'day by day'
|Last Updated: 12/06/2020|
- Babysitting from £13.00 per hour
- Nannying from £15.00 per hour (gross)
(on the higher side than lower, so please don't make contact if you want cheap!)
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- First Aid Certificate: MHFA England - Adult Mental Health First Aider (added 07/05/2019)
- UK Driving Licence (added 10/01/2019)
- First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid - 12 hours St Johns Ambulance (added 10/01/2019)
- Exam Certificate: The Royal Society for the Promotion of Health - Nursery Nurses Diploma (added 10/01/2019)
- Exam Certificate: The National Nursery Examination Board Certificate (added 10/01/2019)
- Training Certificate: Chiltern Nursery Training College Certificate (added 10/01/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 01/01/2017)
- DBS Check (added 01/01/2017)
Below are the latest reviews for PracticallyPerfect. 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.
She is the perfect babysitter ready to take care of the children. She always brought lots of her own board games to my son and my daughter and had a good time for this summer holiday. My son is learning English now and she explained it kindly to him. I thank her so much and I highly recommend her if someone wants a babysitter.
Caroline comes with a lot of experience and is super professional in her approach. But not only that, our 2 year old son gelled with her immediately and looks forward to seeing her each week. We are really glad we found her and would recommend her services to anyone who wants quality and trustworthy childcare.
Caroline has been nannying and babysitting for us over the last year and we’ve had a great experience. She is organised, punctual and great with children. She brings her own games and is great at finding various activities to keep the kids entertained. She has been very flexible helping us out last minute when required. Overall we would highly recommend Caroline.
We interviewed Caroline to took care of my son occasionally when we needed to go out child free. We knew she was the one when we met her. She’s punctual and made it a very pleasant experience for my son by bringing lots of activities to do while we were out. We felt totally comfortable leaving him with her and he doesn’t normally warm up to anyone but surprisingly very comfortable with her. We are very sad that we lost her due to us relocating but believe me when I say you won’t regret hiring her. She’s the best.
An amazing child minder. It was the first time we were going to leave our 7 month old son with a child minder. She put our son at ease kept us updated with what was going on with him to put us at ease as well.
We over ran with our timings & she was OK with overstaying for a bit more time.
Checked all her certificates & references, which were all up to date.
Don't go for cheap, book her...
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