5 stars (60)

Childminder in Newcastle Upon Tyne

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2013 Last Updated Nov 2018 Last Login 14 Dec 2018 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
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
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

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 last inspection GOOD april 2016.

We have just been approved by OFSTED for our new premises, which we moved in 12th September 2018 (childcare in non domestic premises.)

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: 17/10/2018

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 picks up our daughter from school three days a week. I felt guilty for not being able to pick up my child in the beginning, but after she's settled at the after school club, she is really enjoying her time with the ladies and friends there. They feed her with very good quality food and do lots of activities together. A safe, enjoyable place! Definitely recommend it for working mums.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Amanda Lane on 27/11/2018

My 17 month old daughter has been with Amanda for a year and she loves going. Amanda made me feel at ease when i first met her, she is a confident lady who i can trust to care for my daughter.
Children4you provide french lessons and various activities that all stimulate childrens cognative development. The food that is provided is healthy cook meals with a variety or snacks included.
I would encourage people to consider amanda when looking for childcare as i interviewed a few childminders, and amanda came out the best. She is reliable, organised with years of experince.

Thanks
Kristine

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Amanda Lane on 17/11/2018

I've had a few teething problems with childminders, and worries like every other mother leaving the children to go back to work, college etc. But I've honestly never felt so confident and comfortable with Amanda and her team!! They made me and Noah feel so welcome, my son has his meals there too which he enjoys as well as learning new things with the time he is there! I would recommend children4us to anyone who is needing the childcare, they are brilliant!

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by about Amanda Lane on 17/11/2018

Amanda is an extremely reliable, flexible and professional lady! I could not feel more confident in her ability to provide safe care for my son! The ladies who work at Children4us childcare are honest, open, friendly and genuine. I am currently building up to going back to work and Amanda and her team have all been super supportive, understanding and helpful. My son smiles when he sees the ladies, which makes me an extremely happy mum, knowing he is happy. I cannot recommend this service enough! My partner and I could not feel more comfortable and happy knowing our son is well looked after.


Thank you!

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by about Amanda Lane on 18/10/2018

I cannot Praise Amanda and her team enough. My daughter Eden has been with Amanda part time for over a year and her development has been outstanding. The little one is always excited to see Amanda and we can see a definitive improvement in the little ones speech and comprehension. Amanda is very friendly, approachable and has always been flexible to our needs. Amanda offers a pick up and drop off service which is great for us as we do not drive but do live in close proximity.

Eden is due to start full time, 30 hours from January 2019 with Amanda and I am pleased we have found such a wonderful Childminder. I would recommend her to anyone, very happy with the service provided by Amanda and her Team.

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by about Amanda Lane on 18/05/2018

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