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Robyn Stratford

About Me

Name:Robyn Stratford
Sex:Female
D.O.B.:28 March 1993
Languages Spoken: English
Resorts I can work in: Paradiski
CRB Check:01 Oct 2015

Experience & Qualifications

Introduction:

During my working career I have mainly worked with children, animals and within the hospitality industry. The latter is what brought me out to France, origonaly as a chalet host. So I know the resort well and am very used to dealing with children who are skiing and everything that the snowy conditions here may bring.
My hobbies include: Horse riding (and animals generally), Kayaking, Cooking and of course Skiing and snowboarding!
I am lucky to have my mother and 5 year old brother (who I regularly look after) living in Plagne Centre.
I enjoy engaging children in activities, such as arts and crafts and games and love exploring and teaching them about their environment and lots of sledging and building snow men too.
I have always really enjoyed working with children and people generally. with the children I have cared for and their parents.
Qualifications:

I hold an up to date First Aid certificate and a clear CRB check.
Experience:

I have years of childcare experience, this includes working within a nursery as a Childcare Assistant. Whilst there I assisted with the general entertainment and care of the children, from infants up to 5 years.(during the holiday play scheme there would be children up to 10) Supervising their playtimes, inside and out along with preparing snacks, lunches, cleaning up after lunch, and filling out the required associated paperwork for the children’s daily activity reports.
From a very young age, I also worked as a volunteer along side my grandmother who was a playgroup leader at the local church playgroup. I was mainly tasked with entertaining the children generally aged between 2 and 4, playing games and learning songs and supervising their outdoor activities. From the age of 16 I have been in great demand as a babysitter for many people and plenty of holiday child care and entertainment for parents who work.
I was a Facility's Assistant at Centre Parcs, which required me on many occasions to supervise a soft play area, insuring children where acting in a safe manner with using equipment. I also assisted in indoor and outdoor activity's such as archery, treasure hunts and racquet sport coaching.

My References

Reference Received from: Elizabeth Caruana Galizia

Reference:

"Robyn was absolutely wonderful! We had an unfortunate experience half way through our trip when our son was injured and had to be rushed to hospital. Robyn was fantastic. She found me a taxi to get to the hospital and stayed with Zoë all day till Michael made back in the evening. We were so confident in her ability to look after Zoë we were able to focus on Sebastian while he was in hospital. We are so grateful you recommended her to us. I would not hesitate to recommend her to future customers. On this occasion she went beyond the call of duty.

Elizabeth Caruana Galizia - February 2016
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Reference Received from: Alison Howard

Reference:

"We had a great week in La Plagne with Robyn, our nanny. She was confident with both Harry and Thomas (and the cousins too when needed!) and was happy to entertain them by taking them out or playing games inside. We came home from a morning on the slopes to find Harry and Thomas shrieking with laughter as they hid from Robyn the dragon. That’s just the sort of this you want as a parent. She was flexible with the hours she did and happy to help cook and clear up for the boys. I would recommend her to anyone.

January 2016 from Alison Howard
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Reference Received from: Caroline Tyson

Reference:

"Robyn has a naturally charming and caring manner not only with adults but with children also. While working at Center Parcs she was very versatile and would always volunteer when we need staff to help other departments, especially within the Pottery Painting Studio where there's a high amount of interaction with children. At Center Parcs if the children are happy the parents are happy also - Robyn embraced this and helped create memorable moments for families. "
Reference Received from: Erika Roddell

Reference:

"We had Robyn babysit our group’s three children during our holiday over new year’s. She was very professional at all times sticking to routines provided. Not shy to get involved with the kids the moment she came into the chalet. Very flexible and accommodating with the service also, would be very happy to have her babysit again for us as she is a very pleasant young lady.

Erika Roddell
La Plagne
January 2018
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Reference Received from: Karen Horton

Reference:

"Obviously we were apprehensive about leaving our 10 month old with a total stranger but there was no need to be.....Robyn immediately created a lovely bond with our son, which meant that we could enjoy our boarding without worrying. She completely focused on him and made sure he had a good time playing. If we were to return to the area we would definitely call on Robyn again. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Karen Horton
Plan Peisey
March 2018
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