5 stars (67)

Childminder in Newcastle Upon Tyne

Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2013 Last Updated Feb 2019 Last Login 23 Feb 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check

About Me

Hi there,
Thank you for taking the time to read our profile....
I am Amanda Lane of Children4us Childcare.

We are OFSTED Registered childcare on non domestic premises

We have just been approved by OFSTED for our new premises, which we moved in 12th September 2018 we have been working with children for 7yrs as children4us Childcare.

I have 24 years experience with children of all ages and my own children which my eldest is in her 20’s and my youngest is 10yrs.

I have childcare key workers who work on a daily basis, who are all qualified level 3-5 in Childcare, we also have other qualifications in our sector.
We are all First Aid trained level 3 qualified.

I feel it's very important for children to be able to develop and learn from their own experiences and grow with confidence allowing children to explore and allowing children to take small risks, (EYFS new update mar 17) and supervised in a safe, loving, caring and secure environment which we provide.

We go to Farms, Play areas, Seasides, Museums, Parks and more.

We have outdoor toys/equipment which we provide a variety of Adult lead and Child lead activities through out the day.

Outdoor play can consist of push along bikes, push along trains, stepping stones, sand play with buckets, spades, castles and all other types of sand equipment, water play with a variety of water equipment. We have messy play, children love to explore and use their imagination with diggers and soldiers etc.

We have all kinds of chalk boards for the children to enjoy, use their imagination, and lots more.

We have a huge range and lots more to do.

All equipment is cleaned on a regular basis and checked for breakage and replaced.
We allow children to be creative, use their thinking skills, problem solve and lots more.

My Experience

I have experience with children of all ages, different nationalities and culture.
We encourage all children to explore different cultural celebrations through Art, Role play, and wide range of Activities .

We have a wide range of toys indoor and outdoor,
We encourage free play, garden play, arts and crafts, quiet time, nursery time, parks, soft play, outings/visits, museums, and much more....

We work to a theme every month eg:farm yard, people who help us, around the world, our families etc
Children go on outings around the theme that month.
Arts and crafts around theme of the month and other festivals in that month as well.
Stories, Sing song , flash cards and a lots more.....

Work sheets for older children who are at school they like to do a news letter every month which is about what they have done at children4us childcare that months theme , outings, what the younger children did and what the older children did etc.

We encourage children to explore and use their imaginations .

We work within the EYFS and prime areas
CL- communication and language
PSED- physical social emotional development
UTW- understanding the world
PD- physical development
EAD- expressive arts and design
M-mathematics
LT- literacy

Every Child Matters.
Every child is a Unique Child.

My Qualifications

Childcare registration certificate
Paediatric First Aid
Safe Guarding
Food Hygeine
Equality & Diversity
Level4/5 childcare degree
Level 3 childcare (Cache)
and O levels from secondary school/college
PDP
We are constantly updating our knowledge and other courses to gain further qualifications

My Availability

Monday. 6:30am-6:30pm
Tuesday. 6:30-6:30pm
Wednesday. 6:30am-6:30pm
Thursday. 6:30am-6:30pm
Friday. 6:30-6pm

If extra hours or times earlier/later required can be arranged, flexibility aswell.

School Drop offs and pick up include
St Bartholomews C of E Primary
St Stephens Catholic Primary School
Cragside Primary School
Benton Park Primary School
West Jesmond Primary School
Newcastle Pre Nursery (NPS)
RGS School
Newcastle School for Boys
Other schools are available.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight yes yes yes yes no no no
Last Updated: 18/02/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

£4:00 per hr. Under 1 yrs.
£4:50 per hr. 1-3yrs Pre Nursery.
£4:50 per hr. 3yrs+ school pick ups/drop.
Extra hours needed out of contractual hour extra 50p per hr.

2year old (15hrs) funding available.
3year old (15hrs/30hrs) funding available.
4year old (15hrs/30 hrs) funding available.
4:50 School holidays 0-15 yrs.

**NOW HERE **make sure you have registered with your local council/HMRC for your activation code
***30 hrs free childcare 3/4 yr olds can be used as part of a nursery package ***

£0:00 breakfast. £0:00 snacks.
£1:50 lunch 1yrs +. £1:50 dinner 1yrs +.
£1:00 lunch & dinner -1yrs £0:00 drinks.

£0:00 outings. £0:00 activities.
(May be required depending on outing).


£10 per hr 7pm+ Overnight.

Babysitting service available £10 + per hour (to be discussed).

Pick ups and Drop offs school-home chargeable price to be discussed.

*0-1 meals are as above*.
1-3 yrs plus meal prices above*.
*Fulltime all meals are included in the fees*.
Breakfast Club starting from 6:30 am
After school club till 6:30/7pm

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Ofsted Certificate (added 09/12/2017)
  • Reference: Top 10 Childcare providers (added 07/02/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 06/11/2016)
  • Training Certificate: Food Safety (added 06/11/2016)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 06/11/2016)
  • Training Certificate: EY444133 (added 06/11/2016)
  • First Aid Certificate: EY444133 (added 06/11/2016)
  • Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 06/11/2016)
  • Care Inspectorate Certificate (added 06/11/2016)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 05/11/2016)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Amanda Lane. 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.

Amanda and the girls who work for her are great with my daughter. She started when she was 10 mths old (now 20 mths) and took a little while to settle, however everyone was very supportive and helped.
Amanda is great at last minute requests for extra days and is very accommodating as well.

  • 4 stars Overall
  • 4 stars Setting
  • 4 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Amanda Lane on 05/02/2019

My two children have been attending Children4us Childcare for two and a half years now and I wouldn't consider anywhere else. Children4us childcare provide a lovely environment, healthy home cooked meals, and best of all, a lovely team of staff who all make sure that the children are their priority.
They provide flexibility and support whenever needed.
My children have always come home happy.
I couldn't recommend them highly enough!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Amanda Lane on 03/02/2019

I am very happy with the way Amanda and her team take care of my 1 year old. She is always happy and laughing when I pick her up. They do lots of creative activities, feed her good home cooked food and have pet guinea pigs, which my daughter loves. They look after her really well.

  • 4 stars Overall
  • 4 stars Setting
  • 4 stars Cleanliness
  • 4 stars Food
  • 4 stars Communication

by about Amanda Lane on 02/02/2019

Amanda and her team have been looking after my two girls for over 5years and they love being there.
Very warm and friendly staff.
She offers an outstanding and flexible service.
Highly recommended.
Finally, she is a very nice woman.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Amanda Lane on 02/02/2019

Amanda is fantastic all the girls are lovely and warm. Hattie started childcare at 14 months old and was unsettled at first as this was her first time with people other than family. Amanda helped me to stop worrying by sending pictures of Hattie playing and texting to let me know she was setteling in nicely, putting my mind at ease. She is flexible and more than happy to help in anyway she can.
We are very happy with Hattie’s progress and level of care.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Amanda Lane on 02/02/2019

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