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Childminder in Bournemouth

5 stars

Female Member since Jul 2013 Last Updated Jun 2021 Last Login 28 Nov 2021 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read through my profile.

My name is Jenny and I have been working within nurseries for over 11+ years- both as a hands-on practitioner, and a manager, working with all age groups.

I am 39 years old and live with my husband, Simon, and my dog, a cocker spaniel called Duke in West Howe, Bournemouth. Duke has been brought up around children and babies and is super loving and cuddly. I opened Mini Badgers in September 2020 which was the best decision I have made.

I firmly believe that children should be able to explore our outdoor environment as much as possible. Immersion in nature has so many benefits for children's development; teaching them to care about the environment; helping them sleep better at night; developing their motor skills, and encouraging a healthy lifestyle. To facilitate these, we will be doing regular trips to nature reserves, parks, beaches and forest areas.

At home, I have a lounge/playroom packed with a variety of toys, arts and crafts, and books. I also have a back garden with garden toys, sand and water play, a slide, and an area to grow fruit and vegetables.

I will be working closely with other, local childminders so your children benefit from both a smaller home-from-home setting and larger group gatherings too. I am passionate about my job and love being able to help children explore, play, learn and guide them to their full potential.

I also attend regular training courses to allow me to continue to develop my knowledge and remain up to date with current legislation and any changes.

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, I will be following the government guidelines as they update.

Opening hours are 7.30-17.30 Monday to Friday.

School pick-ups/drop-offs from Kingsleigh Primary school and The Bourne Academy.

For more details or to arrange a visit please send me a message, email me or call me.

We look forward to welcoming you into our Mini Badgers family!

Providing quality childcare from the comfort of home.

My Experience

*Worked in nurseries for 11 years and was a room leader for two years and deputy manager for 2 years and a manager for 3 years.
* I am level 6 qualified in professional practice in the early years (BA Hons)
*I have cooked and prepared healthy meals and snacks for the children
*Worked with children from 0 months to 5 years and have experience looking after older children as well
* Got a GOOD Ofsted rating as a Manager of a Nursery

My Qualifications

Level two and three in childcare and education
Food and hygiene level two
Clean driving licence
BA Hons (Level 6) in Early Years professional practice.
DSCL lvl 3 trained
Level 5 Early Years Degree
Level 3 Safeguarding Training
Full Pediatric First Aid Training
Cache Childminders Course
Forest School Training
SenCo Training
Prevent Duty training
FGM training
Covid-19 training
Exemplary Practice with Babies
Food Allergy training

My Availability

Monday - Sunday evenings

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 27/03/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

I offer term time only and all year round contracts:

All year round rates:

Hourly rate: £5.00 (snack is included)
Daily Rate: £45.00

School drop off and pick up 7.30-8.30, 15.30-17.30: £25.00

Term time only rates:

Hourly rate: £6.50 (snack is included)
Daily Rate: £50.00

School drop off and pick up 7.30-8.30, 15.30-17.30: £30.00

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding Children training (added 29/09/2021)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 29/07/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid (added 27/07/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Safeguarding lvl 3 (added 27/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Exemplary Practice with Babies (added 27/06/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Covid-19 training (added 27/06/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 27/06/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: BA in Professional Practice in the Early Years (added 11/01/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Food Allergy Training (added 11/01/2020)
  • Training Certificate: Advanced Safeguarding training (added 11/01/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: Paediatric First Aid (added 11/01/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: Level three in Childrens care, Learning and development (added 11/01/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: Level two in Childrens care, Learning and development (added 11/01/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: Foundation Degree in Early Years (added 11/01/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: GCSE English (added 11/01/2020)
  • Exam Certificate: BA in Professional Practice in the Early Years (added 11/01/2020)
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Below are the latest reviews for Jenny. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

My little one has been with Jenny for just over 3 months and he is so happy. Jenny is a kind, positive and professional childminder who has made my son and us feel so welcome and supported. The things she does with my son, from daily walks on the beach or in the woods to look for creepy crawlies, to activities at home like art, playing and cooking have been brilliant. We've seen him develop so much since he's been with her. And he adores Duke who is just the loveliest dog.

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by Avatar for Meg Meg about Avatar for Jenny Jenny on 22/12/2020

As soon as we met Jenny we knew she was the childminder for us and that has only been confirmed since they started! She’s warm, friendly and really cares about the children she is looking after. She has created a lovely home from home environment where she sets up gorgeous tough tray play (we’ve already seen seasonal activities as well as dinosaurs and under the sea exploration!) She puts a lot of thought into the activities she does and my children are clearly having lots of fun! Jenny is also incredibly organised and has maintained a high level of communication with us which shows how dedicated she is to providing the best for her families.

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by Avatar for Franki Franki about Avatar for Jenny Jenny on 27/11/2020

After having a bad experience at a previous nursery I came alone Tops in Christchurch, my first impression of Jenny who was the Manager there she was very friendly Evie was very fond of her from the get go and went off to explore different rooms with Jenny all by herself. My last Nursery Evie would not want me to leave nor left my side upon viewing.
She always made Evie welcome and was so friendly and went above and beyond for all the children there. To this day Evie still talks about Jenny and she hasn’t seen her for 2+ years. She’s very creative and was always coming up with fun different ideas for the children which were completely out of the box. I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a childminder. Overall an amazing and lovely person and a brilliant childminder for children.

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by Avatar for Chantell Chantell about Avatar for Jenny Jenny on 16/05/2020

Jenny was my son's key carer at Kiddies Academy nursery in Beaconsfield. Sam started at only 7 months old so I could go back to work part time.

Jenny was brilliant with Sam, building a rapport straight away and he would get very excited when we arrived each morning. She made what would have been a difficult time for me, very easy. I didn't worry about Sam at all.

I only wish she was still in the area to look after the new addition to the family!

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by Avatar for Melv81 Melv81 about Avatar for Jenny Jenny on 03/02/2016

Jenny was the Assistant Manager at Poppies Nursery.

I found Jenny connected with the children on an individual basis, ensuring that each child felt like they had Jenny's attention. Often my child would be unhappy about leaving mummy at nursery drop off and Jenny always took the time to cheer them up and make them feel special. More importantly she knew exactly how to do this and what would work.

I felt absolutely 100% confident in Jenny's care so much so we also approached her for private care at home when we needed it.

Jenny doesn't just connect with the children and look after them, ensuring their safety and well being, I also felt that she partnered with me. I would often share concerns or ask advice and became quite reliant upon Jenny as a trusted advisor.

I was devastated when I learnt that she was moving away and very excited for her.

Jenny will be an exceptional asset to any nursery or childcare environment, I can't recommend her enough.
Thank you Jenny.

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by Avatar for Amanda Amanda about Avatar for Jenny Jenny on 03/02/2016

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