Thanks for chatting with us today, Olivia. Can you tell us a little about your experience with children?
I have over five years of experience in childcare and nannying. I hold my Diploma in Children's Services which I completed in 2014. I worked in Child Care Centres for two years while studying my diploma. During this time I was the lead educator in the 2.5 yrs to 3 yrs room and also worked with a range of children from 6 weeks to 12 years of age.
After I finished my diploma I moved to London for two years where I worked as a nanny and it was incredible. I worked for two wonderful families and really felt like part of the families I worked with. My first position was as a live in nanny with a little girl who was 2.5 yrs when I started and 4 yrs when the family moved to America and I had to find a new position. I was so very lucky to find another loving family to work with for the 9 months I had remaining on my working visa. I worked as a live out nanny with 2 boys 3 yrs and 14 months when I started. 2 months before I was due to leave the UK the family I worked for welcomed a third little boy into their family who I had the joy of helping in those early months of life.
What are your strengths as a nanny?
I love my job and I am a hands on nanny, offering fun and education for each child. I love to listen, play, sing along to music and love to play sport and be active.
What's your childcare philosophy?
I believe in an active, hands on approach to child care. I draw inspiration from the families I have worked for and hope to work for in the future. I have been lucky to work closely with loving, fun and caring families and I love to become part of every family I work with. Nothing brings me more joy then to help children through those important early years and achieve those awesome milestones with them!
Thanks for sharing your experience and insight with us, Olivia!