"Sam has worked for us for the last 4 years since early March 2012 and took care of my children. She does all of the Nanny duties and housework and has taken care of everything. It is hard work with my children, they are boisterous, noisy and full on and Sam is never phased. She is great with all of them and has a real bond with the youngest as she has had the most time with my youngest, I think my child has seen her more than me. She is bubbly, down to earth, really gets down on their level and is very much like us as a couple - laid back, she can instil boundaries when needed. She was never off ill. Now and again she has taken care of the children overnight in a sole care role too. Sam is very artistic too and would take my place at the school at the Parents art day."
-Written reference, previous employer "Sam worked for us from October 2009 to July 2011 caring for my children. Sam took care of all of the Nanny duties for the children. She worked for 20 hours a week ad hoc and flexible across the week. If I needed her for more hours or a full day or full time in the school holidays she would be available. Sam is very flexible and very reliable, anybody is lucky to have her as their children's Nanny. If the children were ill and I was in a situation that I couldn't get home she would care for them. She is very steady, there is never any drama with Sam. She is very level headed, well presented, always on time and her attendance was fantastic. Any instructions I said or left she would complete and follow. She also used her own initiative and is more than capable and flexible to change and adapt the routine or plan. She is so 'switched on' and had a huge level of maturity for her age when she worked for us. I even left the children with her overnight in sole charge. I completely trusted her and was confident of the children's safety. I highly recommend her and am happy to be called anytime."
-Written reference, previous employer