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Meet Our Sitters

Ruta Dovydaityte

Ruta has three years of experience, working in a private family looking after 3 children ranging from 4 to 9. She prepared light meals, helped with homework and bedtime. She also has experience with children with dyslexia and hyperactivity.

Originally from Lithuania she speaks flawless English. She has graduated from music and art school in Lithuania then moved to the UK to study Psychology at Roehampton University. She spends her days managing an art gallery in Barnes, but wants to spend time working with children as well. She loves playing the violin, is passionate about art and loves restoring old pieces.

She is warm, capable and approachable. One parent says "One of the people we were really going to miss when we moved was Ruta. She is excellent in every way, with both children and adults. You will consider yourself lucky to have found her. I have only praise for her and I cannot fault her in any way whatsoever"

Florence Hubbard
Florence has 15 years experience caring for children. Before she had her daughter she was the head teacher at a West London school. She has since become a registered child minder and also holds a paediatric First Aid certificate. Florence has a passion for arts and crafts and as a native French speaker she loves to converse in her mother tongue.

Florence balances care and affection with the firm yet fair approach. A parent describes her perfectly "It is hard to find someone who the kids love, but who is also trustworthy and responsible enough to take on the responsibility. My daughter loves Florence but she also respects her which is just as important. Florence is intelligent, kind, and hard-working."

Kayleigh Rennix
Kayleigh has 12 years experience working with children as a nanny and in a nursery where she worked her way up to Acting Manager. She is a Level 4 qualified Early Years Practitioner and holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

Kayleigh went to school in Chiswick and worked in Richmond for many years. She misses the children after moving into a more office based job and is really excited about spending time with them when babysitting.

Kayleigh has a warm, calm and approachable manner. She is fun but firm when necessary. One parent says "My little boy always goes to bed on time, he loves her and I couldn't be happier."

Jill Wickens
Jill has 40 years experience working with children as a nanny and raising her son. She has worked with children of all ages both in the UK and overseas during the course of her career and is still in touch with many of them. She holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

Jill has always had a passion for looking after children - both teaching them and going on adventures to the farm, museums, parks and the library. She loves to be fit and active and enjoys both theatre and cinema.

She is caring, organised and punctual. One parent says "Jill has a fantastic rapport with the children, she is firm but very kind, always thoughtful and patient"

Emily Crawford
Emily is studying locally for a degree in Primary Education. She loves working with children, has 3 years babysitting experience and 5 years as a Young Leader at her local Beavers group (Scouting for 6-8 year olds). She enjoys dance, keeping fit, playing board games with the children in her care and in specialising in teaching music during her degree.

She is mature, engaging and highly organised. Her referees speak highly of her ability to engage in a wide range of activities and relate well with the children in her care, helping and encouraging them. One of her colleagues at Beavers said “She was invaluable at a number of camps that we held for the youngsters. As you can imagine, getting 10 Beaver aged children organised and ready to sleep in a tent is not an easy task!”

Nikoletta Toth

Niki has 7 years experience working with children as a nanny, nursery nurse, teaching assistant and a teacher. She is a qualified primary teacher and holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

Niki adores teaching children, she specialises in PE and gymnastics. She also has a passion for arts and crafts which she loves to share with the children in her care.

Niki has been caring for my son since he was 18 months old both as a nursery nurse and a regular babysitter. She is energetic and warm he loves her - especially because they do some cool creative activities when she babysits for him.

Evrim Sirionglu
Evrim has 6 years experience as a nanny working with young babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and KS1. She holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

Evrim loves working with children and has buckets of energy. Parents say wonderful things about her with comments such as "We couldn't be happier. Evrim came into our house confident but respectful and fitted in right away. I am constantly surprised and pleased by my daughter's development in Evrim's care" and "Evrim is a reliable responsible individual. I have found her a pleasure to work with and would highly recommend her to others".

Renata Szucsne
Renata has 11 years experience working with children. She is a qualified Paedeatric Nurse and worked in a children's hospital for 5 years. Since moving to the UK she has been working as a nanny and also become a mother.

Renata loves spending time with children. In her words "they give me positive energy and I feel so young when I am with them". In her spare time she loves to stay fit and is also qualified fitness instructor.

Renata is grounded and conscientious with a lovely sense of humour. One parent says "Renata is a very warm, loving and caring lady with a natural flair around children. They thoroughly enjoy their time with her and I felt assured they were happy and safe in her care".

Shelley Grieg

Shelley has 4 years experience as a nanny in the Richmond area. She is a Ofsted registered and holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

Originally from Aberdeenshire she moved to London to experience a big city and found she loved it here. She loves tennis, cycling and played for her local football team for 8 years.

She is warm, capable and approachable. One parent says “Shelley is very responsible, stuffed full of integrity and common sense. Totally reliable and a caring thoughtful girl. My girls adore her.”

Kelly Hardy
Kelly has 7 years experience working with children as a nanny and in a nursery where she worked her way up to Room Manager. She is a Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner and holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

Kelly grew up locally and went to school in Twickenham. She loves children and spends loads of time with her niece and nephew. When she's not with the children she loves socialising with her friends, reading and planning to explore the world.

Kelly vivacious and approachable, she is fun but firm when necessary. One parent says "she's the best childcare we've ever had - she ticks every single box, caring, gentle but firm respectful, punctual, reliable...."

Jessica Cover

Jessica has three years experience working with children. She worked her way up to be the Duty Manager at the indoor play centre in her home town where loved hosting parties for the children and leading the after-school club.

Jessica is bubbly and energetic and loves working with children. She holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate and has recently started studying at Roehampton University for a degree in Psychology.

Katalin Kovacs

Katalin has 7 years experience as a nanny working with children of many different ages. She loves cooking and baking and also beautiful gardens.

Katalin is a child-care gem. One parent says "Katalin is kind, responsible, caring, punctual and organised, the children are always very excited and happy to see her."

Monika Urban
Monika has 6 years experience working with children both as a nanny and in a nursery. She also spent a summer working with children aged 10-17 as a summer camp counsellor. She has a degree in Pedagogy (including child psychology, child development and education) and holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

Monika loves to be active and especially enjoys swimming and roller skating.

Monika is bubbly and energetic. One parent says "She is very reliable" "the children are very fond of her" "Monika reacted very calmly and appropriately when our daughter was unexpectedly ill whilst she was babysitting."

Daisy Malin

Daisy is a qualified swimming teacher and a nanny. She has worked with children of all ages and has experience of working with children with cerebral palsy and autism. She is also a life guard and holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

Daisy is engaging and bubbly person with great enthusiasm for life. She is passionate about swimming (both herself and the benefits for children). Alongside this she has broad interests in horticulture with experience as a tree surgeon in her family business and is now training to be a florist.

One parent says "She is a reliable, warm person. My girls like her and I'm very satisfied"

Meg Leckie
Meg is a primary school teacher working in Sunbury where she teaches the reception year. She is also a Level 3 qualified Early Years Practitioner and has undertaken Peadeatric First Aid courses. When she's not working you'll find her on the tennis court or catching up with friends.

Meg is forthright and direct yet exudes warmth. Her referees speak highly of her abilities and relationship with children - "a kind and patient person who is a delight to see in action with the children"

Janice McCourt

Janice has 20 years experience working as a nanny. She adores working with children and she’s still close to many of her former families. She holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate and Ofsted registration.

Janice loves spending time outdoors (or arts and crafts when the weather is unforgiving). When she is not working she is to be found with her daughters and her young grandchildren.

Janice is warm, caring and responsible. She is full of energy. She has great references and parents are always so sad to let her go when they no longer need a nanny that they ensure they stay in touch.

Amy Price

Amy has two years experience working with children in local nursery. She has achieved her Level 2 Childcare certification and holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

Amy is very family oriented and loves spending time with them. She is a quiet gentle person who just loves working with children.

Cissy Capaldi
Cissy is training to be a Primary School teacher. She has six years experience working with children as a nanny, in a nursery setting, summer camps and in the classroom. She has specialist experience working with children with SEN (Special Educational Needs) and teaching in Spanish. She holds a Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

Cissy has a passion for teaching. She loves phonics, baking, sensory play, swimming and the outdoors. She enjoys sharing her enthusiasm for these things with the children in her care.

She is a warm, capable and her dedication to helping all children achieve their potential is clear when you speak to her. The people who work with her share a consistent picture "She is reliable, punctual, friendly, extremely committed and has a wonderful rapport with the children."

Claire Foster
Claire is in the second year of her degree in Primary Education. She has teaching experience with reception children and spent many hour babysitting when her studies allow. She loves music and plays the flute and piano in her spare time.

She is quiet yet charming and clearly loves working with children. One parent says “she is brilliant, reliable, interacts engagingly with the children. My children love spending time with her and regularly request her to babysit for them.”

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