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Childminder in Swindon

Babysitter in Swindon

5 stars

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2010 Last Updated Nov 2020 Last Login 16 Apr 2021 Email

My Summary

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About Me

We offer 3 and 4yr old funded sessions
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Hello my name is Andrea I live with my two children April aged 22 whom works with me at Butterflies and my husbands daughter Mia 13
2 small dogs and 2 cats.

We are calm, patient, and caring. We take our work seriously and are passionate about our job. April is currently studying for her level 3 in Early Years. The time we spend with children is their time we are totally dedicated to their needs. We ensure the children are safe at all times they are within sight. We play with the children. And make plans to suit their individual needs. We are good role models. We promote independent learning and know when to step back to allow a child to learn for themselves through their play. We follow the EYFS and plan for each individual- In the past I have been an ofsted registered childminder for 5 years where I was graded Outstanding in all areas and in the news paper.

The children we care for are free to explore and choose what they wish to thus promotes self confidence and independent learning. We build strong connections with the children by listening and talking to them and making them feel safe and secure. We encourage independance and enjoy their company very much.
We want what is best for the children in our care.
We offer a range of learning opportunities inside and outside.
We liaise with Pre-schools, Nurseries. Schools and health professionals where necessary.

I have spent the last four years working at a residential school for autism and the last 3 years at a respite home for a mix of disabilities- therefore I am very experienced in this field.

April has worked in Pre schools and after school clubs.

My Experience

I have 22 years experience in childcare, 5 childminding, 3 as Supervisor of Pre-school, 3 as Deputy of Pre-school, 3 training in Pre-schools. And 4 years as an autism specialist. 3 years as a senior with mixed disabilities for West Berkshire Council.
I worked closely with West Berkshire council supporting children from disadvantaged backgrounds and therefore come to me with a wide range of difficulties. .
In my care these children have gained confidence, speech and began to understand waiting and turntaking, they learn to be gentle kind and self regulate their emotions.
As a Supervisor in Pre schools the children were safe,educated. I kept records on each child of their progress noticed their strenghts and weaknesses. Had good relationships with parents and staff.
In the residential care home. I've been opened to a whole new world with autism and special needs I am very passionate about this area.

My Qualifications

I have a level 2 Early Years (Newbury College) 2002
Level 3 Diploma In Early Years (Newbury College) 2003
I am also level 4 in Health and Social Care. (Open University) 2010
Level 5 in Childhood and Youth birth to 18 years (0pen University) 2011

Paediatric first aid 2018
Safeguarding Children 2018
Promoting Positive Behaviour
Speech and Language

My Availability

I am open from 7.30am until 5.30pm
Unsociable hours considered at a higher rate.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning no yes no yes no no no
Afternoon no yes no yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 11/11/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.75 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

My fees are £5per hour
A reduced rate of £ 4.75 for siblings
Unsociable hours will be at a higher rate of £7.00
This includes all snacks drinks and meals

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

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Below are the latest reviews for Butterfl. 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.

Andrea was childminder to my two boys for several years. She started looking after my youngest when he was about 18 months old, my older son 3. Even once they both went to primary school, she still occasionally cared for them during school holidays. They absolutely loved her. My youngest son - now 10 - still talks about her and how nice she was, despite having not seen her for many years now. To make that big an impact on a child is remarkable. Andrea always had plenty for them to play with, but she also put a huge amount of effort into getting them pre-school ready, helping with writing, drawing, number and letter recognition, patterns and much more. She used to take plenty of pictures and write up notes (which I still have) documenting what they did every day. She'd take them on brilliant trips to parks and petting zoos. I knew that when they were with her, they were being educated, entertained, having fun and most importantly, loved and taken care of. She was an absolute godsend to me as I had no family to help with childcare. I can highly recommend Andrea if you need someone to look after you little one when you cant. She is brilliant.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for PRmum PRmum about Avatar for Butterfl Butterfl on 15/09/2015

Andrea has looked after my daughter for many years in different capacities and has always been a positive part of my daughters life. My daughter has ASD and had some complicated needs which Andrea has always handled with care and positive solutions to problems Erin has . I cannot recommend Andrea enough .

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for mumsy1 mumsy1 about Avatar for Butterfl Butterfl on 15/09/2015

a wonderful childcare option. Andrea offers something more like a boutique nursery in a home environment than traditional childcare in the home. i could not have dreamt of anything better for my child. a caring, supportive environment incorporating a well thought out gentle learning programme through play individualised for the child. very impressive. experienced, kind, great with all types of children from what i could see, from very shy to very active. a dream come true for me and my child. amazed she has any availability at all - apparently several of the little ones have just started school....

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Tazmaz Tazmaz about Avatar for Butterfl Butterfl on 08/09/2010

Response by Avatar for Butterfl Butterfl on 08/12/2010:

Ahh! Thank you so much. He is a little darling, I really enjoyed my time with him. An amazing little boy.
Anytime call me. Though I am filling up fast again.
Thanks for your fab comment.

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