SENNIES is excited to help a family near Bath find a caring SEN nanny for their 13 and 11-year-old boys. The role includes supporting therapists, participating in sporty activities, and helping with some evening babysitting and very occasional overnight stays. The position offers a great opportunity for someone to receive training in Autism from leading professionals. The family is fortunate to have access to excellent support for their neurodivergent family, and they hope to find a nurturing Sennie/Buddy who can help their children thrive in their beautiful, rural home.
About the child/children:
B13 is a happy, active and outgoing boy. He loves being outdoors, trampolining, swimming, horse riding, listening to music, adventure parks, eating out, and going to the theatre. We are looking for a buddy to help B13 access the community and his preferred activities, as anything is possible with the right support. B13 adores playing with his younger brother, especially running around together and playing outside. He loves walking in the family's woodland area and around their farm, so someone who is physically fit and enjoys outdoor adventure is key.
B13 has a diagnosis of Autism with delayed verbal communication. He is currently non/pre-verbal and is using an AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) app to communicate, which has been working well. His communicative device, as well as other specialist interventions (such as play therapy, speech and language therapy, precision teaching, positive behavioural intervention, a gluten/lactose-free/low-carb diet and hyperbaric oxygen treatment), have helped him come on leaps and bounds in the last few years. This has also helped to reduce some of his emotional dysregulation which can lead to some challenging/distressed behaviours.
B11 is a vivacious, lively and happy young boy with an infectious laugh. He loves the theatre, music, Lego, rock climbing, and shooting, and adores his elder brother.
B11 is very patient and kind to his brother, and they generally play well together. Care for B11 in term time will be limited. However, we hope the new Sennie can continue to support B11 to feel part of his big brother's life by including him in activities.