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Brigitte Vinchon

About Me

Name:Brigitte Vinchon
D.O.B.:30 May 1956
Languages Spoken: English
Resorts I can work in: Megeve
Portes de Soleil
Ski Arlberg
CRB Check:01 Jan 2014

Experience & Qualifications


Dear Family
I am a mature fit and active lady,French from birth with 30 years of British residency. A Child care specialist qualified in the support of children and young people with learning difficulties and challenging behaviour. I have worked in children residential homes and as a mentor for teenagers for 15 yrs and also ran my own youth performing circus and drama school (7-18 yrs)

Having grown up in a very large family, and, having had 4 children of my own (who brought the inevitable extra young guests round the dining table), all this has helped me maintain a very young spirit and high level of tolerance. My pedagogical approach involves lots of creativity, cooking, the outdoors and a lot of praising and encouragement. Every child is unique and has it's own linguistic. Especially if they have learning difficulties.(as I had to practice throughout the years with one of my own child on the autism spectrum ) I have great patience and empathy and am very consistent. I do work in installing mutual respect, principles and values. I will always do my best to build confidence and self worth and with a lot of fun love and laughter, your child will grow happy, with good social skills and a love of life. I have found through personal experience that greatest academic results are achieved if a childĀ“s creativity is challenged and encouraged.

After many years of doing collective and community work, it is time for me to wind down and use my skills for a more personal touch on a one to one basis, providing more consistent and regular guidance to your little one/s.

Ps: My training is behavioural, and occupational, therefore a teaching/tutor position is not appropriate. I can however help with reading, literature and languages.

LANGUAGES: - FrenchFluent written/spoken - EnglishFluent written/spoken - Portuguese Good spoken skills, can read
French/english translator diplomat (Brighton Tech College).

TRAINING and certificate in - Counselling for children - Child safeguarding - Child protection -

Performing art, music/singing/dancing/ (conservatoire dance/Music Rouen France)-

Circus Tightrope/accrobatic dance (ecole de cirque Fratellini Paris)

Housekeeping (Budgeting/cleaning/cooking/shopping


30 years bringing up my 4 children -
5 years running and teaching "Pipsqueak youth circus school and Performing Troupe" 5-18yrs, in Lewes UK

15 yrs working for the Sussex county council as a child care mentor, residential child care specialist and occupational educator for the 12 - 18 yrs

My References

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