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Kathryn Skriabin

About Me

Name:Kathryn Skriabin
Sex:Female
D.O.B.:19 September 1981
Languages Spoken: English
French
Resorts I can work in: Espace Killy
Paradiski
La Rosiere
Saint Foy
CRB Check:01 Jan 2002

Experience & Qualifications

Introduction:

I have been living in France for the last 10 years now. I adore living in the mountains as there is so much to do! I adore outdoor activities, especially skiing during the winter!
I have been working with children for the last 7 years and I absolutely love it!
I love manual activities and playing outside. I provide games and everything we need to do manual activities together (for example, cooking ingredients).
I adapt to each family I work with, making sure that everyone is happy with their week and the organisation of it all. It is important to me that everyone enjoys their holiday as much as possible!
Qualifications:

BAFA - french childcare qualification.
Basic first aid course achieved whilst I worked in Britain and also when I passed my BAFA course. We would do a 'refresher' before every winter season when I worked in the Kid's Club.
TEFL - I have been teaching English to French people in the area for the last three years.
I am bilingual in English and French.
Experience:

I worked in the Cariboo's Club in Arc 1950 for 3 years, two of those as assitant manager. The Cariboo's Club is divided into two parts: the creche for children from 9 months to 3 years old (we were allowed to have children as young as three months), and the Club which is for children from 3 years to 13 years old. I worked in both parts of the kid's club over the three years. In the kid's club, the maximum amout of children I have looked after by myself was 12.
Since my time in Cariboo's Club, I have worked as a private nanny during the winter school holiday periods for people who visit the area on holiday. This will be my four winter working as a nanny. I have looked after babies as young as 6 months old up to children aged 14 years old. The maximum amount of children I have looked after as a nanny was five children (aged between three and 8 years old). I always keep a track of the days activities, nap times, what the child has eaten, how they have been, etc. I keep a copy for myself and give a copy to the parents. It means that I have a record of the activities we have done and I can propose other activities for us to do the following time. It also means that parents with young babies/children can still keep an eye on their childs habits and make sure that there isn't a problem.
Below is a list of some of the children I have looked after as a nanny, their ages and the period of time:
- Ella 16 months, Phoebe 2 years 11 months, Blair 1 year 9 months - I looked after these three children at the same time for 6 full days.
- Molly 5, Archie 3, Darshan 7, Anees 3 - I looked after all four children at the same time for 6 full days.
- Mason 2, Griffin 7, Darius 5 - I have looked after Griffin and Darius for the last 3 years and Mason for two years. I usually look after them for 6 full days each time.
- Ethan 4, Thomas 11 months - I looked after the two boys for 6 half days.
- Elena 14, George 12, Henry 10, William 7 - I have know these children for the last 7 years. I first looked after them when I worked in the Cariboo Club, and I have looked after them every year since I started working as a Nanny.
In have looked after many more children in the last 3 years. I often look after the same children year after year, which is fantastic for me and them, as there is a real bond between us and I get to see them grow!


My References

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Reference Received from: Daniel Atherton

Reference:

"This year we were lucky enough to book a nanny from Alpinechildcare.com. Kat was excellent, she was 100% reliable. We were very impressed with her. She provided a big box of toys for the 2 little ones, and each day had a creative "making" activity followed by some outdoor play. The kids loved her and looked forward to her coming, We were able to relax knowing that all was well. Basically, a big thumbs up for both the agency and Kat. Thank you to both.

Daniel Atherton
Les Arcs
March 2017
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Reference Received from: Holly Marriage

Reference:

"We have just returned from a fantastic week in La Rosiere where we had the wonderful Kathryn Skriabin looking after our two boys aged 3.5 years and 15 months. We honestly cannot say anything but praise for the amazing job she did being our nanny for the week. Her enthusiasm, knowledge and friendly personality really made our holiday. Our boys were super happy and loved all the activities she arrived with to do every afternoon. She also took them out and about and did the ski school run which really allowed us parents to have a proper break and enjoy the mountains.

All in all Kathryn was the perfect nanny, cannot recommend her highly enough.

With best wishes

Holly (March 2017)
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Reference Received from: Shirley Carroll

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"Kat looked after our daughter in Les Arcs 1950 for one week in February 2017 and we can’t recommend her highly enough.

She knows the resort very well and is a very competent nanny, answering all our questions and any concerns we had. Kat also provided a written report each evening so that we can see what they had been up to. We even made some changes to our daughter’s routine based on Kat’s advice which has had a very positive impact.

It can be hard to leave your daughter with someone you don’t know but we had full confidence in Kat and our daughter was very happy to spend the day with her.

Shirley Caroll
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Reference Received from: Pierre Hardy

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"Kathryn looked after our children in Val D'sere this March. She is wonderful with the children; sweet, kind, fun. She performed lots of different activities with our children, she has plenty of ideas. She was absolutely perfect!

Pierre Hardy - March 2016
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Reference Received from: Marianne Snow

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"We have a very shy 3 year old daughter who doesn't respond well to strangers, so we were initially slightly worried about hiring a nanny for our skiing holiday. However, we needn't have worried, she bonded with Kat within minutes. Kat had asked us about our daughter's interests before the holiday and arrived with toys and colouring sheets that related to her interests. She collected our daughter from ski school each day and did different activities each afternoon. We were able to relax and enjoy our skiing knowing that our daughter was in safe hands and having lots of fun. We arrived back to the chalet in the afternoons to hear lots of giggling. Now that we are home, our daughter is really missing her. We will definitely use Kat again if we holiday in a resort that she covers.

Marianne Snow - March 2016
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Reference Received from: Baldeesh Daumont

Reference:

"Reference
Baldeesh Daumont
02/12/2015
To: Kathryn Skriabin

To Whom it may Concern,

Kathryn Skriabin - Kat - is a truly a super nanny, without whom our holidays in Les Arcs would not have been the same. 

We are a Franco-British family living in Paris, and have been using the services of Kat for the past three years (soon to be four). We feel blessed to have found somebody as trustworthy, highly skilled and professional, yet kind, caring and fun as her. The ultimate endorsement comes from our son (aged 2 the first time he met Kat), who immediately warmed to Kat and who looks forward to his time with her each year in Les Arcs. 

Kat has always been punctual and well-turned out. She is full of creativity and has provided our son with hours of fun and games, both indoors and outdoors. Her energy and enthusiasm knows no limits, and at the end of each day we have been provided with a written report about our son’s activities. 

Kat is fully bilingual (English and French) and a great communicator. In addition to taking care of our son, she was able to provide invaluable advice about services and restaurants in the Les Arcs area and help us with bookings. 

We hope to be working with Kat for many years to come, and wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for professional nanny services and peace of mind!

Please feel free to email or call should you have any questions. 

Baldeesh Daumont

baldeesh@gmail.com
+33 6 45 87 41 61 
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Reference Received from: Chevallier Candice

Reference:

"Candice Chevaillier
4 rue de la Tremoille, 75008 Paris FRANCE
Mobile : +33 06 79 00 20 84, Email : candice_chevaillier@hotmail.com
To Whom it may concern,
This is a letter of recommendation for Kathryn Skriabin, nanny extraordinaire. We are an American family living in Paris and we have worked with her year after year since 2012. Upon first meeting Kat, we knew she would be outstanding. She arrived early and immediately the children warmed to her. She proactively planned each day with a balance of outside play and indoor crafts for the children. She gave us a detailed account of how things went at the end of each day as well.
Kat loves to take the kids outside to play in the snow and get fresh air and exercise. And during quiet times she brings games and activities for the children. All of the activities have a nice learning component, such as cooking, constructing a rocket, making salt dough etc. This was so above and beyond what we have experienced with any other nanny. She is nothing like many “phone‐it‐in” nannies who approach childcare with the TV remote in one hand and their cell phone in the other. She is also clever and consistent with children to help them listen behave their very best. I must say I have learned a few tricks from her!
She also happily stepped into the role of private concierge with a deft hand by making sure that the mechanics of our stay were smooth. She helped us arrange for rides, lift passes, even restaurant recommendations and social events.
So in summary, Kat is trustworthy, professional, playful, has a fantastic attitude and is all around just a joy to work with. In fact in subsequent years, we chose our vacation location in a large part because we knew that our children would be in great hands with Kat.
Please feel free to have any interested clients reach out to me if they would like. Sincerely,
Candice Chevaillier
Mobile : +33 06 79 00 20 84
Email : candice_chevaillier@hotmail.com
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