I am a mature person having dedicated over 30 years of my working life to children. I have worked with babies and children from newborns up to 10 years as a private nanny, in a nursery, teaching and as a night nurse. Ten years was spent working overseas with children from other countries whose English was their second language. Therefore I try to be sensitive to families of other ethnic minority’s and different cultural needs.
I am as enthusiastic working with children today as the day I qualified. I work with each family's individual needs, accommodating them as such as possible and meeting their individual requirements.
I am honest, flexible and hard working.
I currently work as a full time night nurse/maternity nanny/maternity nurse and have over 20 years experience with newborns and babies. I worked in a special care baby unit in Abu Dhabi for 3 years so I have experience with premature babies, jaundiced babies, babies who don't feed very well, babies with reflux and there conditions that require monitoring.
I have worked with mums who have post natal depression or have different medical needs or are recovering from silvery complications.
NNEB CERTIFICATE IN NURSERY NURSING (2 Years full time study)
MONTESSORI TRAINED (1 year part time study)
TESOL CERTIFICATE (TEACHING TO SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES) (6 months part time study)
SLEEP EXPERT AND EXPERIENCED SUPER NANNY solving parenting issues like behaviour, sleep, fussy eating, weaning and routine.
BREAST FEEDING Certificate
UP TO DATE PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID Certificate
I am available for advanced bookings but whatever your requirements get in touch and I will do my best to accommodate you.
CV and references available on request.
|Last Updated: 01/11/2018|
- Maternity Nursing from £15.00 per hour (gross)
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- Training Certificate (added 12/11/2017)
- First Aid Certificate (added 12/11/2017)
- UK Passport (added 12/11/2017)
- DBS Check (added 12/11/2017)
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We were suffering from sleepless nights and days. Because my little one didnt want me to leave nursing or swinging. We didn’t have any routine at all and when we put him down into his crib, he was waking up after 15-30 minutes. And suddenly i said to myself we needed to do something and found Brenda, who is an expert of routines. From the first day, my 6 week old son started to get into the routine. Sometime it was difficult for me because he was crying for a while but he got used to the routine and he can sleep longer and at the end he s happy. I really appreciate Brenda because she was on the other side of the phone 24/7. Thank you so much.
Response by BRENDA on 06/02/2019:
Thank you Burcu. I am glad everything is progressing in the right direction.
Regards to your family.
Brenda supported us as night nurse on the days she covered for her sister Sarah (who was otherwise night nurse to our new born baby girl). She was gentle, confident and relaxed in her handling of the baby, and was extremely knowledgeable and experienced in various baby issues, with good advice to offer. A thorough professional, we would highly recommend her to all new parents!
Response by BRENDA on 03/01/2019:
Thank you very much for the review.
A very happy new year to you and all the family!
Brenda is absolutely wonderful in providing guidance for a structured routine that works instantaneously on children for sleep training. She has a very simple military approach with regard to timings and the routine is presented very clearly on one A4 sheet of paper so that it’s easy to read, and it really does work - infants respond very well to it.
After one 3 hour visit in the day the routine was implemented immediately, the night nanny told not to come and since then we have not needed a night nanny once as my twins were sleeping through the night for 11 hours by the 2nd evening! The routine also helped remove any fussiness when drinking milk and weaning, and also cleared the wind and reflux issues entirely that my twins were experiencing without having to use any medication. I am so grateful to have found Brenda on childcare.co.uk, and highly recommend her as she has allowed us to have our nights back with good sleep and thus a far more harmonious home for all of us with raising twins.
Response by BRENDA on 04/12/2018:
Thank you E, it was lovely working with you and all your family.
We had been struggling in an unpredictable cycle of napping and feeding, making it incredibly hard to make social plans (or even leave the house some days!).
We had tried starting to follow a routine based on the books we had read with mixed success, but a half-day visit from Brenda really helped give us the confidence to follow through with it. We saw the results almost immediately and now have a much more content little girl.
During our visit Brenda quickly established the issues and gave us practical advice we could follow. After the initial visit Brenda was very responsive to our follow up questions, which we really appreciated.
Response by BRENDA on 01/11/2018:
Keep up the good training and baby S will always nap and eat well 🙂
We found Brenda on childcare.co.uk and struck gold! Brenda supported us closely for the first few months of our little boys life as a night nurse, breast feeding advice, routine planning, and most invaluably gave us confidence to dive into parenting, which being our first child, was a huge unknown! Brenda is incredibly professional, experienced, knowledgable, and dare I say it - always right, because her experience of multiple years leaves few baby habits unseen!
Brenda has also looked after our son for days when I kept in touch with work and they had a great time. I didn't worry about our son in Brenda's care for a second and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone - in fact, I have already recommended her to several friends, particularly for 'routine setting' help who now share our gratitude and admiration of her fantastic work, and sleep results.
Response by BRENDA on 24/10/2018:
Thank you Ruth, big kiss to Myles! X
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