I am enthusiastic, reliable person, who is highly motivated and an extremely keen practitioner with flexible enabling skills and achievements to provide care to a wide range of children. As a well-established experienced child care professional, I have operated with credibility and business expertise, working as an Ofsted registered full time child minder since 2006.
I aim to provide care in a safe and secure home meeting requirements of Ofsted ensuring the children are safeguarded. I have recently moved from Pamber Heath to Tadley and setting up house to accommodate needs for business. Initially I will be using the ground floor of the property to provide care for children which has a large open plan kitchen come snug area where I will provide care for children, provisions for sleeping areas will be made in the current Lounge or downstairs bedroom. The house has downstairs toileting facilities along with a large hall area for play too. Stair gates will be in place on stairs and utility area to keep the family dogs in their own safe space away from the children most of the time. I have an outdoor log cabin in the garden to use for childminding in the summer months and for messy play activities and hope this will be in place for Summer 2022. The children are in a non-smoking homely environment within a family setting with all adults having been DBS checked.
The children have access to a fully enclosed friendly secure rear garden with a patio which will house outdoor ride on toys,playhouse, sandpit, and outdoor toys to play when supervised.
In the family home we have two small dogs, Poppy and Willow , also my own girls have a hairless mouse and a Russian hamster who are child friendly and are generally kept in their own space away from the children due to the ages of the children and being the children being same height as dogs. The house is located on a side road in Tadley with road parking for parents collecting and delivering children. The location of the property gives easy access links to Basingstoke, Reading and Newbury.
I have been Childminding fully since 2006, have cared for over 40 different children in that period. Some emergency care cover to long term care for 3 families for more than 6 years per family. Have care for several twin families from age one year upwards with another child of the same age (effectively triplets) along with other before and after school care. I have provided overnight care for one family for over 8 years on occasions due to parents work commitments. Following covid 19 I regrettably had to loose all children from school settings and reduced to 3 preschoolers, however due to reduced services and families providing own care I suspended my business to allow for the change of property and to set up at new house. I will now deal with under fives during term time and potentially do some holiday care for for schoolers as well if required and review school runs in Autumn 2022
Both my partner and eldest daughter are registered as assistants to help on occasions or emergency care. My partner being a teacher and scout leader. My daughter being a care worker/student and guiding leader too.
My youngest daughter who is in her last year at school loves helping with the children to and is looking at care work for her college course and also is a young Leader helping with rainbows locally. An all round child friendly team support me when they are around in the house and the children love engaging with play and conversation with them all.
Current Key Achievement
• Cache Level Diploma 'Level A' in Home-based Childcare
• Paediatric First Aid Qualification
• Catering Food and Hygiene Qualifications
• Safeguarding Level 3 Qualification with FGM
• Minibus Midas (Expired)
• Lone working
• Health & Safety
• Fire safety
• Food safety & Hygiene
• Medication : Support & Assist and Administration
• Keeping Children Safe
•. Prevent Duty & FGM
. Equality and Diversity course
. Basic Makaton and disability awareness trainings
. Fire Safety training
. Lone Working training
• Leadership, supervisory, organisational, team building & development and Customer service
at adult management level to child appropriate level
• Level 3 Diploma in Childcare qualification
• Working knowledge of Windows 98/XP, MS Office 2003/2010 including Excel and Word.
• Excellent communication and organisational skills
• School/College Qualifications 7 GCE equivalents,
• Teaching Qualifications: Swimming ASA Teacher, Judo – 2nd Dan Instructor
Contact to check availability,
7.30/7.45am - 5.45pm Preschoolers Mon-Friday STAGGERED INTAKE DURING COVID with drop off/pick up at door policy with regular disinfectant and covid cleaning practice and good hygiene and regular hand washing practice for all age children and adults.
Out of hours can be negotiated
Also registered for overnight care too for occasional needs.
Contact for availability - Some availability for ADHOC holiday care in Summer Hols
Also schooler place for part time space and/or for under 5's
(Cover local Preschools in surrounding area if Covid 19 practice allows)
|Last Updated: 10/01/2022|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
Please contact to discuss as rates differ for daily rates/ part time/full time whether as pre-schooler or as a childminding seeting and preschool or tailored contracts where required for term time only or holiday cover only or 9 day fortnight cover.
Food - provide own for reheating or picnic lunches in summer . Drinks and snacks provided
My Local Schools
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My Ofsted Inspections
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- Ofsted Certificate (added 05/01/2021)
- Childminding Agency Certificate (added 18/11/2020)
- Training Certificate (added 18/11/2020)
- DBS Check (added 18/11/2020)
- First Aid Certificate: Nov 2018 (added 18/11/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 18/11/2020)
- First Aid Certificate (added 18/11/2020)
- UK Driving Licence (added 18/11/2020)
- UK Passport (added 18/11/2020)
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Della was a fantastic last minute babysitter for our 1 year old. She was very responsive, professional and incredibly helpful. Couldn't ask for anything more!
Della minded my daughters for 8 years. My eldest was 4 and my youngest was 9 months old. They loved going to Della's. They became part of her family.
Della provides a safe, happy, fun environment with a variety of activities to keep little ones occupied.
The children that Della looks after are well behaved, polite and caring.
I have no hesitation in recommending Della as an amazing childminder
Della has been a childminder for both our children for 6 years and we would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a reliable childminder.
Della's care is more than we could have ever wished for. Not only does she provide a safe and caring environment, but she also teaches them a number of values that we strongly believe in. Such as punctuality, responsibility and care for others.
They have never been late to school or even been rushed out the door to get there. Consequently they see school as a great place to be and do not start the day with negativity following a panic to get there on time.
Della provides a variety of entertaining activities throughout the school holidays such as Thatcham Nature Reserve, various parks, ten pin bowling, picnics, crafts, water play to name just a few.
Della's approach to working with us has also been extremely flexible, for example she dropped our daughter at Brownies each week.
Our children have been very happy with Della and so have we.
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