Childminder in Gateshead

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2013 Last Updated Jul 2018 Last Login 08 Sep 2019 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
Flexible Hours

About Me

I have been an Ofsted registerd childminder for 20+ years.

II live in Low Fell and am still living at home with my mam, my older brother and younger sister. I work alongside my mam who is also an Ofsted registered childminder with over 30 years experience and has been a foster carer for the past 14 years.

We use all of the ground floor for our childminding and our front room is done out as our main playroom. We also have some rooms upstairs registered. Most of the toys are easily accessible to the children, although craft items are kept out of the way of the smaller children.

Our house is a non smoking premises, we do have 2 cats and 2 dogs but they are all people friendly and we have owned them since they were little so they have all grown up alongside the children.

My Experience

I have worked as a childminder for over 20 years and have looked after children from 10 weeks old up to 15 years old. I also have a lot of experience looking after children who have special needs and varying disabilities.

I have looked after children with cerebal palsy, downs syndrome, dyslexia, dyspraxia, deafness, foetal alcohol spectrum disorder, visual impairments. I have also recently looked after a baby who was on oxygen all the time.

I also spend a lot of time helping my mam out with the foster children and my younger sister who is 9 years old and has special needs.

I also help run our local Rainbow Brownie group which I have been involved with since 1992 and includes children age 5 - 7 years.

We provide a variety of activities at our home including arts and crafts, baking, small world play, role play, construction toys. Outside we have sand and water play, a large wooden wendy house which the children currently have done out as a cafe n shop, a variety of sit and ride toys and scooters.

We spend a lot of time playing outside in the summer (weather permitting ) and also enjoy outings to local parks, farms, activity centres,museums, and various other places of fun and interest.

I also have public liability insurance and am a member of Pacey (formerley known as NCMA)

I am also in the process of learning British sign language level 1.

My Qualifications

NNEB qualified

Paediatric first aid

Basic child protection

Level 2 food safety

Managing medication

Makaton signing

My Availability

Our standard opening hours are from 7.30 am until 5.30pm Monday to Friday

We aim to be as flexible as we possibly can so if you need anything not mentioned here its still worth getting in touch as we should be able to help you out.

We also do school drop off and collections from Kells Lane school and Glynwood primary school and nurseries in the area but again do check with us as we may be able to help you out if your child attends a different school or nursery

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Last Updated: 26/07/2018

My Fees

Our fees currently stand at £4.00 per hour per child

We offer reductions for siblings.

All meals, snacks and drinks are included in the price as well as outings etc

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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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