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Funtime Childcare
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Childminder in Milton Keynes

5 stars
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Female Member since Apr 2010 Last Updated Nov 2021 Last Login 21 Jan 2022

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
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

I’m Heather on Emerson Valley with Ofsted Good and 21 happy years in childcare.
We enjoy dance, sport and art here with lots of role play and learning activities encouraging our phonics and number skills. I provide a home from home welcoming environment for all children who attend.

All children receive a birthday gift and card. All children receive a Christmas present (or if you prefer a winter holidays gift). Father Christmas visits us here and where possible we go to a grotto and a Christingle Service at a local children’s church service. We also go to Gullivers, zoo and splash zones for sessions suitable to age. Plus a local farm.

Lots of super activities woods really near by and plenty of parks for play and squirrel ? spotting. Duck feeding and log climbing with help and guidance appropriate to age.

Howe Park School is two minutes from my house at the end of my road, I offer cover in holidays when school is shut if you use need it and use qmy before or after school care here. Help with reading and homework as necessary.

We have a downstairs cloakroom ideal for potty training and tiled floors on the whole downstairs with soft rugs.

A playroom full of new toys, artificial grass, netted trampoline for three year olds and bigger children and a trampet for smaller children.

Everyone has the opportunity for art, sport, dance, exercise, puppets arts and crafts, role play, parks, woods exploring, library visits, 360 passes for all weekly attendees which can be used at home as well and stories/action songs and poems together alongside healthy food + drinks which are included at no extra cost.

We also have a secret garden with wild plants and large grass area ideal for exploring and play with supervision. At the end of my road only a few houses away (no through road) there are trees, squirrels, a large open grassed area idea for sport and parks within easy walking distance. Conker trees, acorn trees and loads of nature ready to share ?

Lots of imaginative play and games alongside safe, caring childcare.

Children who attend love playing with all the toys (particularly Lego and puppets - there are so many) learning new games and activities, alongside making new friends.

Outdoors giant wooden blocks for balancing etc, balls etc including Disney, Lego, dolls house, cars, action figures, Star Wars, musical instruments electric keyboard with light up learner keys and a real piano guitar, drums and recorders etc, large Chad Valley Wooden Kitchen, dolls/teddies, outdoor trampet, hand and finger puppets and more.

All children have books sent home and are provided with a book bag, library young readers books sent home weekly. Sensory play apportunities and bouncy castle in holidays.

I work with parents to help to set and achieve learning goals and give feed back of your child's day and share photos, aims and achievements.

Term-time only or all Year availability.

Food (fruit and veg encouraged and healthy snacks, water and oat or cows milk provided) plus outings for all day attendandees a list is at my setting which you will be given when visiting) and activities included.

Focus on learning and development through early years science play, socialising with others, play, music, dance and arts/crafts with plenty of exercise in and outdoors. Children never have a reason to get bored and everyday is fun :)

My setting has separate areas for art, play, quite/rest, tv, reading and homework a wide range of toys/activities for all ages including Xbox One X with Kinect for Music and dance. We are also near to Howe Park Woods and the Parks Trust River Walk leading up to Furzton Lake - there are plenty of parks to play at and ducks to feed.

We use the beautiful outside environment throughout the year to aid our fun activities, Nativity, Easter Egg Hunts, May Day dances, Autumn collections of conkers, acorns and leaves etc for painting/arts and crafts. Sledges when it snows and when it didn’t we went sledging at the Milton Keynes Snowdome. Fishing with nets in the stream in the summer, we also enjoy making bark rubbings, playing cricket, croquet, tennis, badminton, football, basketball, skipping, tag, Whats the Time Mr. Wolf, parachute games etc. We enjoy joining in as many Play Association Bouncy Castle and activity sessions through the holidays as possible and finding as many different parks to play at as possible.

Alongside the activities already listed above the children that come to me enjoy creative play with lego/construction toys, play people, remote control cars, arts and crafts painting, hamma beads, jewellery making, collaging, imagination drawing free style and guided drawing by,(festival and occasion related - so don’t forget to provide family birthdays ! Board games, jigsaws, cooking making jellies, cakes, helping with dinner/tea etc.

Non smoking house and friendly pet cats.

Look forward to hearing from you and thanking you for your interest.

My Experience

OFSTED GOOD. I enjoy working with children of all ages and development levels and do my best to be flexible to individual needs.

Qualifications: 21 years in childcare, NVQ3 in Childcare and Development, Food Hygiene Level 2, Full First Aid 2021, New revised ‘21 EYFS trained, Fire Safety and Risk Assessment Courses attended and certificates held. Loads of other training done in child protection and development, online safety, anti-bullying. I use various teaching methods through play in and outdoors. Although I recognise the best learning is through child led activities with adults playing alongside bridging learning towards our school goals and I spend a lot of time engaging with the children's play. I have a large file full of my training certificates which can be viewed.

I meet all the required standards and qualifications needed. I also hold a full driving licence although we do enjoy walking too.

My Qualifications

I have childminded 0 to 11 years Everyone has been/is treated as individuals and equally with all needs catered for.
Qualifications: 21 years in childcare, NVQ3 in Childcare and Development, Food Hygiene Level 2, Full First Aid qualified 2021, EYFS trained, Fire Safety and Risk Assessment Courses attended and certificates held, GDPR aware. Other childcare courses also attended.

I meet all the required standards and qualifications needed. I also hold a full driving licence although we do enjoy walking too.

My husband and I have also had both Covid Vaccines and will continue to have any future ones.

Excellent reviews

My Availability

All preschool spaces full as at 27th Nov 2021.

Only one place before/after school from Howe Park Left Mon-Fri for 5 years plus.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 28/11/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Please enquire very competitive

CHILD VOUCHERS AND COUNCIL/GOVERNMENT FUNDED HOURS/TAX CREDIT ACCEPTED.

For example a 3 year old with full funding 40 hour week £75 per week.

Without funding 2 years plus from £150 per week.

Food, drinks, activities included although you are welcome to send your own if you prefer :-)

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Good
4 October 2017
10 October 2014 - 2
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My Documents

  • First Aid Certificate: Heather Taylor First Aid Certificate (added 28/07/2021)
  • Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 28/07/2021)
  • Training Certificate: Being a Key Person in an Early Years Setting (added 22/05/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Food Hygiene & Safety (added 22/05/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 22/05/2019)
  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 22/05/2019)
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Funtime Childcare. 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.

Heather is an incredible warm person, having in mind how difficult this year has been, Leo has enjoyed all his time there. He only cried for the first week, now he asks me to go to Heather’s house. This only says a lot. He has had lots of fun playing with toys, dancing, going to parks and other special things like making a nativity scene in Christmas (the video was amazing) Heather’s house is spotless always very clean and smelling lovely. My son has flourished in his literacy, numeracy and independence, all thanks to Heather, I also have to thanks Heather for teaching him good manners. Overall Leo has enjoyed his time with Heather as he runs inside every morning without even saying good bye! Heather also has been very supportive with my choice of healthy food for Leo.
I would highly recommend Heather to other parents, specially if they want to feel like they are leaving their kid with somebody who will treat their kid like family.

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by Avatar for Fania Fania about Avatar for Funtime Childcare Funtime Childcare on 20/07/2021

Heather looked after my daughter for 7 years it was a very special relationship and my daughter felt like one of the family. My daughter still stops to see Heather now as she misses her. As a parent having to leave your child and go to work is often not a choice it’s a necessity and Heather made that experience so much easier. It’s incredibly difficult to juggle being a working parent but I really don’t know how I would have got through that without Heather. It was often really simple things like helping to brush teeth or reading books to much much more. Heather really cares about your child and making sure that they really get that home from home care. She also supported me as the parent too in so many different ways. This is what really made Heather stand out. I knew my child was in good hands and I never had to worry and that for me was the most important thing.

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by Avatar for loz2381 loz2381 about Avatar for Funtime Childcare Funtime Childcare on 06/03/2019

I couldn’t recommend Heather enough, my daughter has been with Heather for a couple of years now and has blossomed! She’s kind, patient and very caring and it is such a peace of mind leaving my daughter with someone who she enjoys going to.

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by Avatar for Tegan Tegan about Avatar for Funtime Childcare Funtime Childcare on 04/03/2019

Love this lady, my daughter has been going over a year and is still there. She loves heather. Heather has been very good with me changing jobs and been nothing but helpful. Couldn’t recommend enough

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by Avatar for Jade Jade about Avatar for Funtime Childcare Funtime Childcare on 28/02/2019

I can never express how lucky i feel to have found a childminder like Heather! She is kind, calm and patient and all her children are happy and well behaved! Since my daughter has been going to Heather i’ve been reassured that i have made absolutely the right choice! Heather takes the children regularly out for activities, parks , playgrounds , even movies, libraries and safari. I’ve also been impressed with the variety of toys Heather has and she is always on the lookout for more! My daughter is very happy and always talks at home about her fun day and what new interesting things she has learned that day! I always feel comfortable to ask questions about my daughter and her day !

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by Avatar for Anny Anny about Avatar for Funtime Childcare Funtime Childcare on 16/02/2019

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