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Whitehead - Babysitter - London, UK

Melissa Whitehead

London, UK



Work History

Reception Teacher

Katherines Primary School

April 2014 - July 2014

Harlow, Essesx, United Kingdom
Worked as a teacher in the reception classroom for the summer term, full time teaching children 4 - 5 years. My role involved day to day planning, setting up and preparing lessons and challenging children daily in their different tasks.


St Petersburg, Russia

April 2012 - March 2014

Worked as a live in Nanny looking after a 4 ½ year old girl and a 1 ½ year old boy. My role involved teaching them the English language along with using Glen Doman based theories and Montessori as a method of teaching.


Topkids Preschool

March 2011 - February 2012

Kidicorp, Turangi, New Zealand
My role as a teacher was looking after children aged between 2-5 years old. This also included, day to day planning; focusing on children's interests and development. I was also involved in setting up and establishing the new centre before it was opened.

Youth Counselor

Norwegian Cruise Lines

August 2008 - January 2011

Throughout this employment the contracts worked as 6 months on board the ship then 6 weeks off. My role involved entertaining children aboard a cruise ship for the duration of each cruise; the children were of ages 2-17 years old. Running various, themed activities, for each age group. I was also involved in setting up staff schedules and became a step in supervisor during my last contract. I worked with a wide variety of cultures from all over the world.

Relief Teacher

August 2008 - February 2011

Top Kids Preschool and Nursery, Kidicorp, Taupo, New Zealand
During my 6 weeks off between contracts on the cruise lines I would come home and work part-time as a relief teacher. I was involved in looking after all aged children under 5 years old.


Top Kids Preschool and Nursery

April 2008 - August 2008

Kidicorp, Taupo, New Zealand
I transferred from the South Island to the North Island as I was organizing my application to work on Cruise Ships. My role was working with children aged 0-5years old. I was involved in the daily planning which focused on the children's development and learning


Styx Mill Preschool and Nursery, Kidicorp

February 2006 - April 2008

Christchurch, New
My role was in the nursery with children aged 0-2 years old. I was the second in charge teacher and stepped up to the supervisor role when needed. I was also involved in the daily planning for the children's development and learning.


Portobelo Preschool

December 2005 - February 2006

Christchurch, New Zealand
My role was working with children, aged 18 months to 5 years old. Providing an interesting and stimulating environment each day for the children based on their interests and development.

Nanny and Babysitter


May 2004 - November 2007

and Baby Sitting
Christchurch, New Zealand
Throughout school holidays, weekends and evenings, I was a Nanny and Babysitter for a family with three children aged between 6 months and 5 years old. Providing, stimulating activities for the children daily.

Qualifications & Certifications

Early Childhood

College of Education

Early Childhood

Rangi Ruru Early Childhood College

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