Our Team Children

Our Team - Children Professionals

We work hard to have only the best health, fitness and beauty professionals in Porto, so you can get the best possible service in a safe and trusted environment. All of our team members are qualified, experienced and fully insured to carry out the treatments they offer. We are very happy to be a global team of diverse individuals brought together by our shared passion to revolutionise the wellbeing industry. At Candy Hands we make an effort to get to know you personally, to better understand your preferences and individual needs.

Sandra Madruga


Sandra has worked in childcare and elderly care for over 15 years and has extensive experience in all areas from babysitting to nannying. She is dedicated, dynamic and with extensive knowledge and experience in providing education and care for your children. Sandra may help with routines and weaning. The nurturing and loving environment of Sandra ’ s activities will stimulate your children's physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth. Sandra is also a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and has a course in paediatric palliative care. Fluent in French and English

Ana Sofia Espanha


Ana Sofia holds an Msc in Education and a Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in several nursery and kindergarten schools for the last fourteen years. Ana Sofia has vast experience working as a babysitter and she is passionate about it too. She loves the one to one interaction and closed connection she creates with babies, toddlers and children in general. Ana Sofia also loves art, bricolage and animation. She is a sweet and a very creative person. Fluent in French, English and Spanish.

Ana Castro


Ana holds an MSc in Preschool Education, a Post Grad Diploma in Nursery Education and a Degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked in a few nursery and kindergarten schools acquiring several practical skills, very important to her work as a babysitter. Ana interacts and connects with the children quite easily thanks to her funny and sweet character. She loves travelling and exploring different cultures. She is also passionate for literature and the outdoors. Fluent in English.

Maria Caiano


Mariana Coimbra


Mariana holds a degree in social work and a postgraduate degree in community intervention. She has training in music therapy, for mental health patients, a first aid course for infants and a swimming course for babies. Mariana has worked in Finland with children with profound intellectual disabilities, in Mozambique with children at risk and as a Nanny in the United States of America. In 2016, Mariana decided that her main focus was going to be working with children, especially babies. She believes that children are like "little sponges", so she likes to stimulate autonomy, speech and the artistic side. Mariana is gentle, calm, patient and available. Fluent in English and Finish.

Joana Moreira


Joana is a Nutricionist and currently taking Master's degree in Pediatric Nutrition. She absolutly loves chlidren and taking care of them. Passionate about beeing happy and a healthy life style, She is kind, communicative, loyal and joyful. Fluent in English.

Daniela Pinheiro


Rafaela Domingues


Rafaela has a degree in basic education and attends the master's degree for a kindergarten teacher and primary teacher. She has always known that she wanted to be a kindergarten teacher and during her studies she assisted in a kindergarten where she now provides activities such as English classes, cooking and artistic expressions. In addition to working in nursery school she has experience in babysitting, party animation and study support. Rafaela is an affable, sincere, creative and affectionate person with children because she knows that children are inspired by what they see in order to build their personality. Rafaela has a special liking for activities that develop the critical and cognitive spirit of children, seeking to innovate in the strategies that she uses. Fluent in English.

Susana Costa


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