CURRENT AVAILABILITY THROUGHOUT SCHOOL HOLIDAYS FROM JAN
Currently seeking before / after school childcare locally.
My name is Sarah I'm 32 and live in Shepley. If you want your children to feel settled and happy once you have left, you have found your person!! A few words to describe myself would be - determined, ambitious, passionate, happy, outgoing, trustworthy, honest, and a hard working individual.
I have worked as a Nursery Nurse for 11 years providing children with stimulating activities. I feel privileged having the opportunity to watch the children I have looked after grow and develop into confident young children.
Throughout my journey I have gained experience in working with a wide age group of children aged from 0-5. When I'm looking after children I love been creative and like being involved in messy play, so much learning can take place! I particular enjoy taking children on fun outings!! Knowing you have played a part in children's learning is fulfilling! I strive to succeed and do try to do my best in anything that I do.
My passion for children encouraged me to further my skills and expertise therefore, completed a BA (Hons) Early Years where I gained a 2:1. Throughout both degrees my knowledge and understanding of children has flourished and feel this has allowed me to carry out my job role more effectively.
Children's interests are central to their learning, therefore I usually ask parents to give detail of their child's interests, likes and dislikes, comforts and their routine upon a meeting. This ensures the child feels settled once left in their own home following their usual routine and engaging children in particular activities which they enjoy.
During 2015 I volunteered in a Primary School, as well as supplying as a TA in a range of schools through agencies.
In Sept 2015 I became a Learning Support Assistant at a Primary School where I support and provide Interventions, 1-1 and Prevision Teach to Year 6..
In Aug 2016 I became a Deputy Manager at a Nursery where I oversea the running of the nursery as well as running a range of initiatives. Furthermore, support staff and children’s developmental needs. My role also includes a lot of admin work..
I begin a new adventure as an Assistant Manager Nov 2017 at a nursery much closer to home, however, I have returned back into a nursery room because this is where my passion lies, with the children. Although, I have enjoyed learning and develop new skills as a deputy the paper work took you away from the children which I missed. Experience of working 1-1 with two children who have specific educational needs which was extremely rewarding.
Currently working in a Private School.
However, from Feb 2018 until Aug 2018 I looked after a three year old every Friday attending school in Sept. Together we went exploring and out for lots of fun visits including Bretten Park, Cannon Hall, Charlottes Ice Cream Parla, Green Head Park, Castle Hill, Kirklees Rail Way, as well as Lots of parks & playing in the paddling pool in Summer.
Currently, Babysitting on an evening and Nannying on an adhoc basis at the weekends during afternoons.
In 2005, I worked in Spain as an Au Pair where I looked after three children whilst their parents worked. In 2006, I worked as a Nanny in Spain and looked after a baby throughout the day/ evening. When training to become a Nursery Nurse I gained experience in a school reception for a year and in a range of nurseries and pre-schools. Growing up I have always helped out in looking after other family members children.
In 2009, I became part of a Nanny company; this involved providing care for four children in the lakes in 2012. I looked after four children in the lakes for three days whilst their mum and dad got married, which was a lovely experience. I provide wedding day / evening care and have
plenty of experience in this area.
I currently babysit / nanny for a range of parents, during the / week days / weekends adhoc.
In 2007, I became a nursery nurse, I stayed in my first job as a nursery nurse for three and a half years. In 2010, I moved to a different nursery for a new challenge and to gain more experience.
However, in Aug 2014 I left to complete my BA (Hons) Degree in Early Years; becoming a Support & Learning Assistant in Nov 2015.
I have the ability and confidence to build strong relationships with both children and parents, which is crucial to make yourself and your little bundles of joy feel at ease.
On a daily basis when I was a nursery nurse, I provided activities for children involving their particular interests in order to progress, enhance and achieve within the 6 areas of learning included in the EYFS. I love the smiles on children's face when they learn something new that I have played a part in! The light bulb moment is incredible...
B-Tec National Diploma in Early Years Level 3 - DDM
Early Years Foundation Degree - Level 5 - Merit
BA (Hons) Early Years - Level 6 - 2:1
Essential Skills and Key Knowledge of Key Stage Level 2
First Aid Certificate Jan 2020
DBS (CRB) - Enhanced Certificate from Jan 2020
I have Public Liability Insurance, Professional Indemnity & Legal Expense cover.
All certificates and documentation are usually brought to the first meeting. References can be requested if required.
I am available to babysit Monday -Friday evenings through to the weekend. If you require a particular date, please book in advance.
Please call or email for further information / Enquiries’s. Don’t hesitate to contact me especially if there are any issues regarding any info on the profile or questions you may like to ask.
Before the babysitting / nannying planned I usually advise parents to arrange a get together to discuss their child’s likes / dislikes, routine, dietary / allergies, medication, comforts, milk type / amount, emergency contacts etc.
Whilst attending the meeting it gives me chance to build a relationship with yourself and child. I feel this works and allows children and parents to feel more settled / secure about leaving their child.
|Last Updated: 15/02/2020|
- Babysitting from £9.00 per hour
- Nannying from £9.00 per hour (gross)
PAY IS UP FOR NEGOTIATION AT THE MOMENT THOUGH PETROL COSTS ARE STILL INCLUDED.
I am a professional Nanny / Babysitter and pride myself in my work, going above and beyond. The hourly rate is set of £9 taking responsibility and experience (11 years) into account.
I charge £9.00 for babysitting and £10.00 per hr after midnight. Depending on where you live petrol costs are also taken into consideration. 40p per mile there / back.
I ask for a minimum of 4hrs. If less than this I charge £10 per hour.
If required to stay over I charge £10 per after midnight hour until 7am and charge £9 after.
Extra charge £10 per hour bank holidays.
(Pay is Negotiable at the moment)
To ensure availability, dates can be booked in advanced. To avoid been charged, please give at least 2 weeks notice for cancellations.
Cancellations at the last minute on the day are charged for half the amount of the total cost.
For example if the total cost of the evening is £36, it would be £18.
If I unfortunately have to let you down on the day due to an illness a free no charge booking will be made available for the inconsideration.
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Sarah looked after our children during the evening of our wedding. She was punctual, friendly & professional and we where more than happy in the service she provided for our children.
Sarah is an excellent babysitter, reliable and very experienced. My 11 month old son loves spending time with her evident by his smiles when she is around! Very reassuring for me as I had not left my son with anyone but family before. Cannot praise her enough.
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