I am a very calm and relaxed person. I do enjoy a nice walk, reading and swimming.
I have been a volunteer for Carers Gloucestershire for approx 10 yrs and help as much as possible with event's etc unfortunately, this organisation has now closed due to lack of funding.
I have also been involved in animal welfare (rescue charities and my own rescues) all of my life.
I class myself as a very confident person. I have never felt out of my depth with any situation that I have had to deal with, partly due to the many years of experience that I have.
I have many year's of reference's and all relevant documents, including CRB/First Aid Certificate. My references are excellent and checkable. I have my own vehicle and I have my own insurance.
I have worked with children of all ages from birth to 16yrs of age for over 35 years, so I have a vast amount of experience.
I have worked many time's as a proxy parent and thoroughly enjoy this type of work.
I would describe myself as firm but fair and I always look forward to meeting new families.
I am happy to do housework, walk the dog/dogs, feed the chickens etc
I really have carried out numerous tasks throughout my time as a Nanny and I do not have a 'will not do' list!
I started working with a family of 5 children when I was 16. Personally, I feel that all my 40 yrs of experience is better than qualification's.
Please feel free to message me.
|Last Updated: 01/05/2020|
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Trish calmly arrived on the scene to save the day when I was required to return to work when our daughter was 3 months old. I was at ease from the moment she walked in for the interview, and she was with us until Georgie was three. She was an immense support to us at every stage of her development.
They attended music classes and swimming together, but also very happy at home, keeping a nap schedule and playing, but moving on to starting to write and learn letters and numbers. They were often out and about locally, and Georgie got used to the rhythms of attending the library and taking our dog for walks... the routines gave her (and our terrier!) a lot of structure that helped the household run.
Trish is a patient nanny and excellent parental sounding board, never judgemental, but direct with her own experiences and views, which as a brand new parent was really helpful and reassuring.
Trish became very much a member of our family and someone that our daughter saw as a close friend and support. We miss her dearly but know we will keep in touch.
I was new to Cheltenham when my daughter was born so when it came to finding a nanny/babysitter, all I had to go on were reviews and the instinctual feeling when you meet someone. That was nearly two years ago and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that Trish made me feel so calm during our interview and then proved herself to be a jewel when it came to her interaction with my daughter. On a personal note, you can tell she loves children and she's clearly very good at her "job". And on a professional level, she is outstanding to work with. Often times parents worry if their child is ok when they're alone with a babysitter but I can honestly tell you, we don't ever have that feeling when Trish is at our house.
Trish brilliantly cared for our two children (8 year old and baby`) when we had to go away for two days. I was very nervous at first, but Trish was very experienced, really caring, and super reliable. We were very grateful for her care. She brought library books and activities for my son (who was very happy with her), and was very good with the baby (taking her out for walks, feeding, bathing, putting her to sleep, etc.). She left a detailed note about how the children were. We look forward to seeing her again!
Trish babysat our 6m old son in a hotel while we were at a wedding.
She was brilliant - making us feel instantly totally comfortable upon arrival, communicating clearly throughout (over text and with detailed notes), was proactive in her care (taking him for a long walk & washing all bottles used) and flexible & good natured when we had a slight issue with our taxi coming home.
We couldn't recommend her highly enough and would definitely use her again if circumstances permit.
Trish is everything you could possibly ask for and more. Not only is she very experienced she also obviously loves children. Both these attributes come across in her care of children. She has looked after my baby boy twice and I have felt very comforted knowing that my son is in her care. She is punctual and communicative also. She obviously really enjoys what she does and I wouldn't think twice to work with Trish again.
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