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sue06

Childminder in Aylesford

5 stars
(7)

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Female Member since Aug 2013 Last Updated Jul 2021 Last Login 17 Jan 2022

My Summary

First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Pre-Registration

About Me

Hi, I'm sue. I work along side my daughter as a mother and daughter team. I have been a registered childminder since 1998, previous to being a childminder, I was a Nanny for 5 years. My daughter has been registered since 2016 and also worked in a nursery for 3 years.
We moved into the Ditton Aylesford area (opposite k-sports. Previously cobdown) from South East London in August 2013
I live with my husband and son who is 16. We have 3 children, 2 girls and a boy. Overv16s in the house are police checked by ofsted. My middle daughter who I work with lives in larkfield with her partner and 2 daughters.
I have a 4 year old cat and a dog, just over 8 years old. He is a boxer cross, very gentle and very sociable, the children in my care here love him and he loves them, he has a wonderful nature and parents will also confirm this, but he is still supervised around children and not left in a room alone with them., my house has a large area I use as a play room, I also have a large garden that the children play in, with paddling pool, water/sand table, slide, sit and ride cars and many more toys

My Experience

I worked as a nanny from the age of 19 to 24, taking a break when I had my first daughter, then returning to the same family when my daughter was 10 weeks old to care for 2 boys and a 21 week old, so it was a bit like looking after twins. I gave up working as a Nanny when I was due to have my second child.
When my daughter was 2 and half, I registered as a childminder and have been childminding ever since. When I lived in London I was never out of work except when I went on maternity leave to have my son, but then all my children came back to me when he was just 3 months old.
I have looked after children from the age of 3 months up to aged 11 years,
During my last inspection which was in June 2018 I was awarded good with outstanding features.
children in my care are well looked after, they par take in many activities including crafts, cooking, small world play. we enjoy going on walks, both with and without the dog to feed the ducks in the local stream or just to play areas
I follow the EYFS and do observations on all children as well as create a photo album of their time spent with me.
I have many references and parents of the previous children I have cared for are happy to speak to new parents on the phone to give verbal references and help with any concerns they may. current and past parents are also happy to speak to any concerned but interested parents regarding the nature of the dog.

My Qualifications

MY qualifications are to many to mention, but here are a few
NVQ level three in early years and education
CCP in childminding practice - Level 3
EYFS
first aid
birth to three matters
boys matter
child protection
food and hygiene
multicultural food
asthma and epi pen
domestic violence

My Availability

I work 4 days a week. Monday Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes 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: 24/07/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

I charge £45 per day discount can be given if more than 1 child per family.
The rate is a daily rate not an hourly.

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

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for sue06. 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.

Sue and Jess looked after our two children from when they were 10 months till starting school. Our youngest has just left to start school next week. Sue and Jess have provided such loving care for my children as well as helping them prepare for their next adventure.

We choose Sue and Jess as we felt it gave the closest care to what my children would get at home. Leaving them from a young age I wanted them to be comfortable in a well run family home and interacting with animals.

Sue and Jess have taught my children so much and brought better behaviour to my wild child and they will be missed but will certainly keep in touch.

Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this childcare duo.

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by Avatar for cseymour cseymour about Avatar for sue06 sue06 on 02/09/2021


Response by Avatar for sue06 sue06 on 03/09/2021:

Your wild child is one of the most loving children we have ever looked after, not an hour goes by, without a cuddle and a declaration of love. We will miss being interrupted by him, to be told sue jess I love you. Wild, but such a sweetie. I look forward to meet ups in the park in the holidays.

Sue and Jess looked after our two children (now 6 & 4) for 3 years. I couldn’t have asked for a better mother and daughter team.

Sue’s home is spotless and well equipped and I love the fact my children had the ‘home setting’ that I was after.

Sue and Jess have quite often been my mentor with how to handle ‘lively’ children and have always dealt with my children’s strong characters with great respect.

Whilst COVID caused mayhem for some of our duration, Sue and Jess continued to perform a great service and I am truly gutted our time has come to an end now that my youngest starts school. Thankfully we only live round the corner so we have kept in touch.

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by Avatar for Michelle Michelle about Avatar for sue06 sue06 on 01/09/2021


Response by Avatar for sue06 sue06 on 02/09/2021:

Thank you Michelle, we are going to miss them both, a certain young man certainly bought a lot of character and humour into the house. It's so quiet without him.
So glad we can stay in touch. Its nice when friendships form through work

I looked at lots of different childcare settings before I found Sue on this website.

My son was 5 months old when he started with Sue and Jess. I was very nervous about leaving him. However, Sue made the transition easier by sending pictures throughout the day. The care which is provided is to a very high standard. Sue and Jess are both very friendly and welcoming.

They do lots of different indoor and outdoor activities with the kids such as arts & crafts, reading books, visiting the park, going to the farm, singing and dancing! Sue has a lovely home with lots of toys/books and a big garden where the kids enjoy playing & the paddling pool in the summer.

Sue and Jess spend a lot of time learning through play where my son has met a number of different milestones. His development & achievements are record in his own personal folder which is given to you to take home throughout the year.

Sue has been flexible when I have needed to change my sons hours due to work commitments.

They have a friendly dog who is amazing with the children as well as a cat. As we have a dog at home it has helped my son to respect our dog and be confident around different animals.

My son loves being at Sue’s & Jess’s and will really miss not coming here anymore. He just walks in without saying bye to me. He feels very comfortable going here. Due to having a new baby and deciding to take some time off with my children my son & daughter would have spent more years in their care. I couldn't have wished for better care for my son. Thank you very much!

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by Avatar for Sian Sian about Avatar for sue06 sue06 on 25/10/2019


Response by Avatar for sue06 sue06 on 25/10/2019:

Thank you so much for your lovely words sian. Its been such a pleasure looking after your little man. He is going to be missed by both jess and I and all the other children x

My eldest daughter started with Sue when she was 7 months old and two years later my youngest daughter joined at 6 months of age. To this day I am so happy with having chosen Sue and Jess to look after my children. They are friendly, welcoming and have a wonderful sense of humour. The care they provide is to a very high standard.

My main request for anyone who was to look after my children is to have home-away-from-home care and that is exactly what my girls are getting, if not more. She has a lovely spacious home with a big garden and so many toys, it's like a kids paradise! They take the girls out to the park, the farm and have been to the cinema on several occassions. My girls have had so many experiences whilst being under Sue and Jess' care.

They have a friendly dog who is amazing with the children as well as a cat. Even though a pet wasn't the highest on my priority list I feel my children are priviliged to have contact with animals and learn to care for them and respect them.

Sue and Jess also spend a lot of time learning through play with the children. Unfortunately Ofsted have such high expectations with regards to education within a childcare setting - which I totally disagree with, children should just play and have fun. But Sue and Jess do really well at helping the girls achieve the goals as set out by Ofsted. Twice a year we get to take home their folder to look through.

My girls just love being at Sue's house and often don't want to come home with me. I have developed a lovely friendship with her and Jess and if it wasn't for us moving abroad, my girls would have spent many more years in their care. Even though my girls don't realise it, I'm sure they will often be asking for them.

I truly hope you will consider Sue and Jess to care for your child/children. I couldn't have wished for better.

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by Avatar for missy_m missy_m about Avatar for sue06 sue06 on 09/07/2019


Response by Avatar for sue06 sue06 on 09/07/2019:

Thank you so much, you have no idea how much the girls are going to be missed, its made even sadder because of the friendships that have formed.
We shall definetly stay in touch x

Sue has had my daughter from just after her 1st birthday. We started 1 day a week and have steadily increased to 4 days.

My daughter has loved every moment or her time with Sue and Jess and will miss them and the rest of the family as well as her friends, but after 2 and a half years we have moved away.

I would (and have) recommend Sue to anyone. Her mix of common sense, no nonsense fun has done wonders for my little girl, whose development as been unbelievable.

Sue, thank you, for everything. You're amazing. L and Bunny will miss you so much.

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by Avatar for Rebecca Rebecca about Avatar for sue06 sue06 on 07/11/2017


Response by Avatar for sue06 sue06 on 08/11/2017:

Thank you. We are going to miss "L" a lot, and bunny.. its mainly been a pleasure looking after her, sometimes challanging but mainly a pleasure lol. Jess and I wont be the only ones to miss her, the children have all become such a great little bunch of friends, that they will also miss her a lot x

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