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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: Portes de Soleil
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

Reference Received from: Sharon Jenner


"Brigitte style of working is one in which all children responded to remarkably, her dedication, passion, initiative and outlook inspires and motivated the children to engage with her and any activity she was doing. Her skills around engaging with children and the whole spectrum of their needs are to be commended, she achieved attachments, relationships, trust with all the children she worked with as well as the staff.
Her vision that she had for each child was strong, focused with clear outcomes and pathways to achieving these.
she is sorely missed and a great lady. highly recommended.

Sharon Jenner
Souther Adolescent Care