Lara Smith is 22 years old and has recently attained her MSc in Health Psychology from the University college London, a BSc in Psychology in Education from the University of York and has been working and volunteering around her studies with children, young people and vulnerable adults for 3 years, in a variety of settings.
Her Volunteering work, includes being a Peer assisted Learning Mentor, Virtual Befriender (working online to encourage and support people living with a disability to be independent) and a Nutritional adviser.
Her experience in childcare includes private babysitting,
Working as a Childrens activity worker at a kids club, with children 4 – 12 years, initiating and organising play activities, creating an encouraging environment for positive child development, administrative tasks, ensuring health and safety standards are kept and ensuring the children are having fun and enjoying all the activities.
Most recently and up to her arrival to resort, Lara has been working as a Nursery Assistant at Royal Marsden Hospital.
At the Nursery Lara has been working with children 3 months – 5 years. During the run up to the winter starting she has mainly been based in the baby and toddler room which has built her confidence and experience with little ones. Her role Includes, the personal care of multiple babies, toddlers and children, following routines, feeding, changing and settling for naps. Providing fun stimulating activities promote development and learning through play, sensory, imaginative etc and ensuring a positive and safe environment for the babies and children to grow and thrive.
feedback winter 2022/23
Really pleased with our nanny Lara, my 16th old had never been cared for by anyone other than family before but she was perfectly happy with Lara and so were we. She took her swimming, and sent us beautiful photos of her playing in the snow with other babies and bubbles! Lara was flexible, accommodating and friendly, would definitely have her as our nanny again.
chalmers family – Motteret – March 2023
“Lara was fantastic and very quickly bonded with our two boys (3 years old and 16 months). She is enthusiastic and organised and had planned lots of lovely things to do during the week. She clearly loves being with children and she allowed us to head out and ski for the day without worrying about our children. Booking was very easy and the toy box much appreciated for time spent in the chalet. We all had a super week and would definitely use Meribel Nanny Services again. Thank you”
Cranfield family – Chalet Verappe – March 2023
“Lara was a wonderful nanny. Our boys were immediately comfortable with her and she was great fun. She took them out for a range of activities including snow play and swimming. She was reliable and trustworthy. Highly recommend!”
Daisley family – Quatre Meules – 3,6,6 years – February 2023
Lara was a dream to work with. So incredibly kind and outgoing. She went above and beyond to make our vacation wonderful with our children. She brought them for fun activities daily and was so flexible with her availability and was so helpful. Our vacation would not have been the same without her. She is truly an asset to meribel Nannie’s. We miss her already. 5 stars!! Love her
Morresy family – Chalet Verappe – 3 year & 20 months – February 2023
Lara is fantastic!! Bibi liked her immediately. She was so fun and energetic. She turned up everyday with plans for fun activities and entertainment. Bibi had the best time. She really used her initiative to tend to all of Bibi’s needs, and we were all very sad to say bye to her at the end of our holiday. We would use Meribel nannies again, absolutely outstanding service.
Hull family – Chalet Lightbowne – 2 years January 2023
Lara was absolutely fantastic. I have never used a nanny before and wasn’t sure what to expect, but she exceeded our expectations. She was warm, helpful, friendly and lovely and most importantly brilliant with the babies. She was always creating new activities for them to do and fully engaging them. She managed two 1 year olds expertly and they loved her! It meant we could fully relax and enjoy our holiday. Thanks Lara!
18 months & 18 months December 2022
Exceeded our expectations in every way. Lara was brilliant as was the equipment provided and the activities done with the children.
La Saulire December 2022 18 months
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