Babysitter in Haywards Heath
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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2013 Last Updated Jul 2021 Last Login 22 Jul 2021
I am a hospital-based healthcare assistant with ten years experience of working in early years settings. I switched to healthcare in April 2021 after working full time in nurseries, including private and NHS settings. My most recent early years role was based in a two to three room in a Haywards Heath nursery for four and a half years. Due to the nature of my new role, I can offer evening babysitting on an ad hoc basis, provided you live within reasonable walking distance. I don’t yet drive and do not offer nannying services. I have had both of my Covid-19 vaccinations.
I have experience of working with babies and children aged from four months to seven years. I thoroughly enjoy working with children and take great pride in delivering high standards of tailored care and early education. You can find further details of my experience and qualifications below.
My hobbies and interests include reading, singing with Rock Choir, playing the flute, and theatregoing. I am passionate about the importance of building children’s early communication and storytelling as a strong foundation for emotional wellbeing and future literacy. I therefore have a very keen interest in Makaton signing alongside speech and singing, which I implemented on a daily basis at nursery. I hope to carry this area of interest into nursing and therefore explore speech and language more thoroughly.
If you are interested in speaking to me, please do contact me and I will be very happy to discuss my availability and fees with you. Please be aware that I am not a fee paying Childcare member, so only paying members will be able to contact me! I can provide references, a copy of my DBS disclosure, and ID if desired.
I have some experience of caring for children with speech, language, and communication needs (SLCN) for a variety of different reasons including SEN, speaking English as a second language, and glue ear. I therefore have some knowledge of Makaton signing, which is a particular passion of mine. I am always looking to expand my knowledge of signing through the official Makaton core vocabulary and attending courses and workshops. (When Covid-19 allows!) I also hope to learn British Sign Language (BSL) to further develop communication skills with children and patients with SLCN.
When working in nurseries, my duties include the following:
Working within a team and individually as a key person to fully support children and meet their individual care and learning needs, extending children's learning by observing and planning appropriately, providing a positive role model, maintaining a safe, hygienic environment, and liaising and communicating effectively with parents and colleagues.
I also spent October half term of 2015 as an Early Years Instructor with Ultimate Activity Camps. This involved guiding and supervising children aged four and five in a range of activities including swimming, sports, and arts and crafts. I also created a calm base room with a variety of toys and resources for child-led play sessions.
From September 2013 to February 2014, I undertook two terms of a twice weekly placement in a Year 1 class as a classroom assistant. Responsibilities included: supporting the class teacher and teaching assistants; carrying out activities and work in small groups or one to one; providing feedback to the teacher and TAs; contributing to larger projects such as artwork displays; playground duty; basic admin such as photocopying; helping to maintain a clean and orderly environment; and providing a consistent approach to behaviour management across the team.
Mandatory annual NHS training including Paediatric Resuscitation and Basic Life Support, Adult Basic Life Support, Manual Handling, Safeguarding, Information Governance, Fire Safety, and Infection Control.
Makaton eight hour training day.
Paediatric First Aid
To Baby and Beyond 12 hour course
CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education - grade B
A levels in English Literature, French, Spanish, and Sociology.
9 GCSEs at grades A*-C including English, Maths, and Science.
Flute grade 6.
Evenings only on my days off, starting from seven o’clock.
Please contact me to ask about specific dates. As I am not a paying Childcare member, only paying members will be able to message me.
|Last Updated: 02/07/2021|
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
- First Aid Certificate: Verity Weaver Paed First Aid 2017 (added 23/01/2020)
- Training Certificate: Verity Weaver L3 CACHE (added 23/01/2020)
- DBS Check (added 23/01/2020)
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