5 stars (3)

Childminder in Plymouth

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 13 Jan 2020 Email

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
Flexible Hours

About Me

my name is tanya l have a daughter aged 20 a son age 15years & a daughter age 9.l live in a non smoking home & live in a big house in st mutley plain.with a small garden l have a small dog.l enjoy doing alot of outdoor activities ie play sessions.creative play l also enjoy cooking.and we also have three beautiful parks close by beaumont park & tothill park.and freedom fields park and the barbican and hoe close by .

My Experience

I have 20years experience working with children as a parent and have 13 years professionally working in 2 nurseries & for sure start children centre & lhave been working as a childminder for 6 years 6mths.And l belong to the trio network and am working towards being accredited childminder.l have experience with newborn babies as had three children myself cared for relative niece and nephews.had experience caring for babies in nurseries .previously cared for babies from three months old.l follow the routine Parent give to me and will attend baby group sessions swimming sessions and toddler groups.kindlinsgo language classes.music sessions, trips to the library outings to the zoo ,aquarium nature walks, pick your fruit farms.all my activities are all implemented with the early years framework and covers all areas of development.children up to early years will have daily diaries weekly planning menu planning and a eyfs tracker book to record there progress of development up to age 4 and for there observations to be recorded.

My Qualifications

early years care & education level2.support childrens physical development needs.support childrens social & emotional development.implement planned activities for sensory & intellectual development.implement planned activities for lanuage & communication skills.mataining a attractive & stimulating & reassuring enviroment for children.maintaining the safety & security for children. relate to parents.montior store & prepare materials & equipment.All part of the ey level 2 qualification.child concern training.safeguarding young people level 2.communication lanuage & literacy training.child protection training level 3.being 2 in foundation stage setting.food hygiene.diploma in homebase childcare level 3.emergency first aid at work.paediatric first aid training.stage 1 of trio childminding network.prevent duty .autism awareness.shared thinking in early years.ofsted number 2501866

My Availability

I work from 630 am till 6.30pm and after 6pm if needed. l do school runs and afterschool pick up .and can do most schools runs.l have 1 daytime availability monday Tuesday wednesday Friday for early years childcare.and l have 1 afterschool availability for school age childcare

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning no yes no yes yes no no
Afternoon no yes no 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: 02/12/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

my fees are 5.00 pound a hour and my fees include pick up from school .or drop off breakfast /cooked meal evenings.snacks juice etc and any outing we may atttend..after 6pm is charged at a higher rate.children age newborn to 2 years hourly rate is 6pound a hour but does include all foods nappies activities group sessions throughout the day petrol to take child out for the day.l am on the childcare voucher scheme too.and I work also in the holidays

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Training Certificate: improving children learn through play (added 23/09/2018)


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Took my daughter out if nursery so she could be in a more personal environment and she's thived foe the past 7 months shes been with tanya. My daughter was very sad to leave tanya and move onto school. She had lots of fun and did nurmerous activities whilst with tanya. Tanya woud send photos and updates regularly and my daughter would bring home things she'd made whilst with tanya. Would recommend :)

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by about tanya sm on 24/08/2019

Tanya is absolutely amazing at what she does. My son has been with her for just over a year now and I could never part them. She does countless activities with him, takes him out every day, has helped massively with his speech issues. She buys him his own plate, bowls, beeker, birthday and Christmas presents out of her own money. Shes always there when I need emergency childcare and has overall been an absolute life saver. We have recently moved away from being close to Tanya but I decided to continue with her instead of putting my son in the local nursery purely because she is so great with him and I don't want to lose her. I would recommend Tanya to anyone looking for new childcare.

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by about tanya sm on 21/08/2019

I was looking for a childminder to suit my needs regarding my son, mine and my partner's working hours didn't fit around school runs and Miss Tanya Smith, offered me a great service at great prices, I could not get any better childminder and support she offered towards my son and family.
I highly recommend Miss Tanya Smith as a childminder
Thank you

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by about tanya sm on 18/04/2017

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