Debbie Box

Childminder in Teignmouth

Babysitter in Teignmouth

My Summary

Ofsted Registered Hover for information First Aid Training
CRB Check Hover for information Evening Babysitter
Childcare Qualifications Registered in Northern Ireland

About Me

Ofsted registered with a Level 3 NVQ in Childcare, I have over 20 years’ experience of working with children. My cottage in Shaldon is seconds away from the beach. I hold paediatric first aid and CRB police check certificates. I am a member of the Devon Childminding and the National Childminding Associations.

My Experience

In 1984, after completing ‘The Child and the Playgroup’ course at Torquay Technical College, during which I did work experience at a Montessori nursery school, my mother and I started a Pre-School based in our family home on The Green in Shaldon.

From 1992 I took on the roles of both manager and leader. I also studied for and achieved an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education.

The Seagull Pre-School closed in 1997 after a highly successful run of just over thirteen years. After the closure I worked as a voluntary playgroup supervisor in the Bramble Children’s Special Ward based at Exeter Hospital. I also worked part-time at Trinity School, Teignmouth and at Decoy Nursery in Newton Abbot.

In 1997, a special class was set up at Shaldon Primary School for children with additional needs. I assisted the teacher in charge of the class, Liz Deane, with various tasks, both in-group teaching and on a one-to-one basis, and worked as a voluntary classroom assistant in Class 6. I also assisted with outdoor educational visits which included a trip to Wales.

I then applied for and got the position of Mealtime Assistant at the school – a job I have been doing for some years now. My role is to supervise the children while they are eating their lunch. I am also responsible for their welfare and safety during play.

My Qualifications

I hold a paediatric first aid certificate, also a CRB police check certificate.
I have an NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education

My Availability

Very flexible.

My Fees

£4 per hour as a basic regardles of length of time and whether there are siblings involved because it's a very personalised service for a small number of children and I include all sorts of extras. With the younger children I suggest a first half term attending just one morning a week and once they are comfortable we move up to a more standard contract covering a number of days in the week as required.

And to keep it straightforward I don't accept any form of voucher. Talk to me about your needs and we'll work out a sensible plan together.

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