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Childminder in Lisburn

Babysitter in Lisburn

Female Member since Aug 2013 Last Updated Aug 2021 Last Login 24 May 2022

My Summary

DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

PLAYDAYS CHILDMINDING

Hi, My name is Nicola McCaherty (Nikki) and I am 34 years old. I am married and have been with my husband for 17 years now.

We currently have no children, but I feel this just gives me more time to spend with your little one(s). I have grown up within a big family of many siblings, so i have always felt very comfortable and at ease with children.

I am a fully qualified Playgroup, Classroom assistant & Youth Worker having recently graduated with a first class honours from university, with a BA (Hons) Degree, in Childhood Studies.
I am also a registered foster parent within South Eastern Trust.

I am an enthusiastic, dedicated and creative person with a passion for working with children of all ages, stages, needs and abilities.

I am also fully registered & insured with NICMA and registered with the South Eastern Trust.

My Experience

I currently work in a local, busy and privately owned Playgroup and have been there for 11 1/2 years.
Whilst working here I feel I have gained a wealth of experience in dealing with children and their families from various backgrounds, cultures and needs.

As my Husband is a diabetic and has been for 32 years, I have plenty of experience with this condition and can relate and understand the needs of any child that has this also.

I have previously volunteered as a youth leader and Sunday teacher in a church where I have supervised and taught children aged 3 - 16years.

Throughout the years I have also been involved with Camp Ireland, and have mentored youth aged 13 - 16 years and taken them to The West of Ireland activity Centre in Sligo with other groups and youth leaders throughout Ireland.

Previous to this, I have had approximately 9+ years managerial experience in Customer Service Roles in the retail and banking industries.

My Qualifications

* BA (Hons) Degree, Childhood Studies -
First Class Honours

* HND - Level 5 Childcare - Management
and Leadership

* Diploma Level 3 Childcare, Learning &
Development

* NVQ Level 2 Childcare, Learning &
Development

* Paediatric & Adult First Aid

* Health & Safety

* Child Protection

* Safeguarding Children

* 9 GCSE's Grades B - D

* Autism Awareness Training With
Barnardos

* Start To Play with Youth Sports Trust

* The Affects of Alcohol

* Nutrition Matters

* Challenging Behaviour

* Effective Recording

* Speech Therapy Awareness

* Childminder Pre-Registration Course
(May 13)

* Child Neglect

* ASD : Autism Spectrum Disorder Awareness

* Epilepsy

* Autism - Through Autism NI

* ADHD Awareness

My Availability

I currently have vacancies:

2 spaces: Monday - all day
2 spaces: Tuesday - all day
2 spaces: Wednesday - all day
1 space: Thursday - afternoon

* I currently pick up from from Harmony Hill Nursery & Primary, Pond Park Nursery & Primary & Killowen Nursery & Primary.
- I can also pickup from other local schools on these days. (Specifically Pebble Playgroup, Holy Trinity etc).

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no yes no no no no
Morning no no yes no no no no
Afternoon yes no yes yes no no no
After School yes no yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 14/08/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour
  • Babysitting from £10.00 per hour

Will be discussed during first meeting.

** Discount given for siblings.

I also accept Employee Childcare vouchers and Student Finance payments.

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.

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