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Childminder in Walsall

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2013 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 20 Aug 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
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

Hello im an OFSTED registered childminder in Stonnall.
I was graded Outstanding in my last inspection
I open at 6.00am
I offer a home from home environment from birth onwards.

I have 3 daughters 14, 15 and 23years.

I drop off/ pick up from st peters school and pre school in Stonnall

I can offer a safe and secure family environment, with plenty of fun learning opportunities.

I follow the Early Years Foundation Stage as a guide for every child in my care and therefore each child will be encouraged to develop to their full potential.
I follow all health and safety guidance and all arrears are fully risk assessed.

I believe that spending time outdoors is very important. The children go outdoors here every day no matter what the weather because I believe that fresh air and wide open spaces are good for them! I have a fully enclosed garden that the children can access whenever they want. We are also lucky to live close to lovely parks, woodland areas and nature reserves that we can visit whenever we choose.

We visit the local park and farm, soft play areas toy library and mother and toddler groups.

We also do activities such as, cooking, play dough, arts & crafts, sand & water play, messy play.
I always try and insure all children's interests are covered in the activities.

My Experience

. I worked in childcare for the last 25yrs. Currently I look after children from Birth onwards. I also have experience looking after children who are unique.

My Qualifications

Ofsted registered
Paediatric first aid
Safeguarding
Level 2 Food hygiene
Diploma in home-based childcare
Health and safety
Level 3 (SEN)
Healthy Eating & Nutrition
NVQ level 3

My Availability

Monday -Thursday 6:00am - 5:30pm
Friday - 6:00am- 3:30pm


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Last Updated: 28/06/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Please contact me to discuss fees

Many Thanks

My Local Schools

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  • DBS Check (added 13/03/2019)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 10/01/2019)
  • Inspection Report (added 16/05/2016)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Just Kiddin. 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.

Wendie has had our daughter eve since she was 4 months old. It has been amazing to see how much eve has grown and progressed since the first day she started with wendie. Wendie has always catered for all the children’s individual needs and allows children to learn for themselves eve now 3 has learnt so many things such a counting to 20, knowing her shapes and even naming different animals. Wendie always makes the children and parents feel welcome and is very easy to talk to. Me and my partner love hearing about what eve has been up to during the day and when she brings different things home she has made. I would highly recommend wendie and wouldn’t even think of going anywhere else.

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

by about Just Kiddin on 11/03/2019

Wendie has been looking after our daughter for nearly a year now. She was 11 months when we started our journey with Wendie and we are very grateful for everything she does for Clara.
Wendie provides very caring, stimulating but most importantly loving environment for our little girl.
Wendie formed a very special bond with our daughter which can't be replaced.
Wendie provides very healthy meals which my daughter loves, she always accommodates individual dietary needs and offers advise/ works with parent.
Children often go for days out to local farms, parks, play centres or meet with other childminder's for play dates.
Wendie carries out educational activities daily and child's progress is documented in a personal folder each child holds.
We love this as it shows us exactly the progress our daughter makes but also will be a great keepsake!

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

by about Just Kiddin on 30/10/2016

Wendie was recommended to us via our previous childminder, as wanted to have my youngest son settled with a childminder before starting nursery at the school he was attending.
I am so greatfull for that recommendation.
Both my sons now 3 and 7 love Wendie to bits, they have fun with her everyday. And neither of them have ever been upset about going.
Wendie is a big part of our family life, as my boys are with her 7:30-17:00 5 days a week.
So it is important that my children are happy with her and I can honestly say they are!
She does all sorts of activities, such as baking, arts and crafts (my children love showing off what they have made), messy play and much much more.
I personally think that a childminder (Wendie in this case) brings so much more to your child's life than any nursery could. They are a home from home setting but still very structured, and is more one on one. Where your child has Wendie's attention rather than having to share her with 20 other children.
She keeps you fully informed of any changes she notices with your child and helps bring them on.
What more could a parent ask for??
If your thinking of using Wendie as your childminder and you would like anymore info parent-parent then please feel free to contact me

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Just Kiddin on 26/11/2015

Wendie currently looks after our little daughter, Aoife. This has been on an-going basis for almost twelve months. We have been so impressed with the high quality childcare that Wendie offers, our other two children now use Wendie's before and after school service. Located in the lovely village of Stonnal, Wendie offers a homely and supportive environment for the children in her care. Stonnal is easy to access for us returning from work in both Birmingham and Leicester and very worth the extra five minutes travelling time back to our home in Lichfield. Our children enjoy the lovely food that Wendie provides as well as having the opportunity to play with their peers, undertake cooking and baking, complete craft activities and attend the local park. Wendie is a warm and friendly person. She is always approachable and as well as caring for children to an excellent standard, brings an element of fun to her work. Both myself and my husband hold senior positions within the public sector (Police and Nursing). We are happy to provide both written and verbal feedback regarding our experience with Wendie, if that would be helpful.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Just Kiddin on 25/02/2015

Our little girl, Aoife, has been looked after by Wendie since May 2014. Following an extensive search throughout the local area, my husband and I visited Wendie at her home to discuss our childcare requirements. We work in senior positions within the police service and the NHS (I am a Health Visitor) so finding first class childcare is of paramount importance to us.
Wendie is friendly, approachable and very caring. Wendie has adapted her home to cater for the needs of the children that she looks after. There are a range of toys and equipment both inside the home and also in the garden. In addition to this, Wendie entertains the children with many local visits to places of interest as well as indoor play activities.
Our daughter is happy and always smiles when we arrive at Wendie's home. Wendie provides a well balanced and healthy diet for our daughter and encourages her to enjoy food and socialise with her peers.
Wendie communicates well with parents and maintains a detailed portfolio of each child that she cares for. We receive email photos of our daughter on occasions as well as art work and other objects that Aoife has made.
Wendie is a wonderful childminder and we would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her for your childcare needs. We are also happy to provide verbal /email feedback if further details are required

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Just Kiddin on 01/10/2014

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