5 stars (4)

Childminder in Dunstable

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Female Non-smoker Member since Mar 2009 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 08 Dec 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
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

A HOME FROM HOME CHILDCARE SERVICES
OUTSTANDING OFSTED RATING

FAMILY RUN BUSINESS WITH 22YRS EXPERIENCE.
WE ARE SHARON & ABBIE
(A HOME FROM HOME CHILDCARE SERVICES )

* I HAVE BEEN CHILDMINDING FOR 22 YEARS.
* WE ARE BOTH OFSTED ,PACEY & COUNCIL REGISTERED
& INSURED.
* OFSTED INSPECTION RATING .....OUTSTANDING....
* CRB CHECKED & PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID QUALIFIED.
* CAF & SAFEGUARDING CERTIFIED..
* CHILDCARE TAX & GOVERNMENT CHILDCARE VOUCHERS ACCEPTED
* FIRST AID CERTIFIED


WE LIVE IN DUNSTABLE .THIS IS A NO SMOKING HOUSE . I HAVE 2 DAUGHTERS, 1 AGED 19 , ABBIE, LIVING AT HOME WHO ALSO HAS A NANNY / HOMECHILDCARER PROFILE ON HERE . ABBIE IS MY REGISTERED ASSISTANT & IS ALSO AN OFSTED REGISTERED NANNY / HOME CHILDCARER WITH ADVANCED DBS ,SAFEGUARDING,FIRST AID CERTIFIED & INSURED.
WE BOTH HAVE MANY REFERENCES & ALWAYS TRY TO PERSONALISE OUR SERVICE TO ACCOMMODATE ALL PARENTS & CHILDRENS SPECIFIC NEEDS WHERE POSSIBLE.
MY ELDEST DAUGHTER IS MARRIED & LIVES WITH HER HUSBAND & 1 YEAR OLD.
WE ARE VERY RELIABLE , FRIENDLY & ACCOMMODATING .

We have recently installed a camera system for that extra security .
SLEEP/QUIET ROOM
We also have cameras in the sleep room with extra sound sensitivity for peace of mind while the children sleep.

WE HAVE 2 PLAYROOMS WITH PLAYSTATION,PC,INNOTABS , I PAD WITH TODDLER & CHILDRENS LEARNING GAMES ,INCLUDING SHAPES,COLOURS, ANIMALS,JIGSAWS,LETTERS,NUMBERS ,CATEGORIES,SILHOUETTES ETC , INTERACTIVE LEARNING GAMES & DANCEMATS.
LOTS OF GAMES, COLOURING, ARTS, BOOKS, ROLEPLAY & BABY ACTIVITY TOYS & A LARGE GARDEN & UNDER COVER AREA WITH OUTDOOR TOYS & ACTIVITIES , SLIDES , PLAYHOUSE, SWINGS & SEESAWS, 12ft TRAMPOLINE WITH TENT ,A PADDLING POOL FOR LITTLUNS & A 12FT BIG POOL FOR OLDER CHILDREN IN SUMMER ,BIKES & CARS ETC .THE CHILDREN I LOOK AFTER LOVE BEING HERE & FEEL AT HOME IN A SAFE & HAPPY ENVIRONMENT. THE CHILDREN HERE ARE FRIENDLY & KIND .
WE HAVE PLENTY OF ACTIVITIES ......TO LEARN, HAVE FUN , & OCCUPY ALL AGES & MINDS.
WE ENCOURAGE CONFIDENCE, INDEPENDENCE & SELF CARE TO PREPARE FOR NURSERY / SCHOOL. (Shoes /coat on / off, self feeding , toilet training etc, confidence in new situations, social interaction, behaviour & boundaries)
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO JOIN OUR LITTLE FAMILY , PLEASE FEEL FREE TO PHONE OR MESSAGE ME YOUR QUESTIONS OR YOUR PHONE NO & I'LL GET BACK TO YOU ASAP

My Experience

I HAVE 22 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS A CHILDMINDER.
MY DAUGHTER IS ALSO A HOME CHILDCARER. WE HAVE MANY REFERENCES ON REQUEST.

My Qualifications

FIRST AID PAEDIATRIC QUALIFIED
SOCIAL SERVICES CHILDMINDING COURSE
SAFEGUARDING CERTIFIED
CAF AWARENESS CERTIFIED

My Availability

SCHOOL HOLIDAY NO VACANCIES UNTIL 2020
TERM-TIME NO VACANCIES UNTIL 2020

I CAN ALSO COVER IF YOUR CHILDMINDER IS TAKING A HOLIDAY & YOU NEED EMERGENCY COVER CHILDCARE .

I AM REGISTERED FOR OVERNIGHT CARE.

I LOOK AFTER CHILDREN NEWBORN TO THE AGE OF 15.

I CAN DROP OFF & PICK UP FROM THE NURSERY & SCHOOLS BELOW -

VALE NURSERY, WILLOW NURSERY . HADRIAN ACADEMY , VALE ACADEMY

Please state which schools/nursery & time you need me to pick up/drop off from in your enquiry

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 20/11/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

depending on hours required. minimum of 7 hrs for under 5 s.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS TO BE DISCUSSED.
home cooked meals, snacks , nappies etc. to be negotiated

REGISTERED FOR .........
GOVERNMENT CHILDCARE VOUCHERS INCLUDING
EDENRED
COMPUTERSHARE
FAIRCARE
LINKING UP
SUDEXO
COLLEGE CHILDCARE SCHEME
BARNFIELD UNIVERSITY

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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for SHARON. 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.

Sharon and Abbey are fabulous. My son Ethan goes here when his full time childminder is on holiday and he loves Sharon and Abbey. Sharon cooks fresh organic food for the children every day. There is load of facilities for the children to play and learn. Highly recommend them both to look after your children. Both ladies are Mary Poppins of Childminder’s x

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

by about SHARON on 25/08/2019


Response by SHARON on 26/08/2019:

Thankyou so much for your review. We did laugh , you are so funny lol 👍🏻😃

my son has been attending Sharon’s since he was 5 months old , he is now 2 and a half. I choose sharon to be his childminder because it was a home from home service and it is EXACTLY that. I have never had any regrets and that is why he is still there 2 years down the line. Sharon is very easy to talk to, understanding and shows a genuine care for Kye including her daughter Abbie. They are always so understanding and patient. My son enjoys it so much and has never had any problems. Also Sharon and Abbie provide food for the children aswell which is ALWAYS healthy which I love. I couldn’t ent recommend Sharon and Abbie enough. They wonderful people.

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

by about SHARON on 21/08/2019

Brilliant care for my son Coby of 18 months, after just a couple of weeks he had already settled in well & excited to visit. Coby was joining in with other children which he isn’t used to doing but with Sharon’s encouragement he has made some friends & I’ve noticed that he has been much more socially confident since visiting Sharon. The setting, meals & overall routine I feel is perfect for younger children. Communication is very good with a diary where notes of Coby’s day, snacks, sleep etc are recorded for you & with the care & friendliness from Sharon & her daughter Abbie I feel has made Coby’s days there so far a ‘home from home’. Thank You. x

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

by about SHARON on 11/02/2019

Sharon is a lovely childminder and my daughter is very comfortable with her. Her house is lovely, with a variety of toys for all ages, my daughter espically loves the massive outside water slide :) she is very easy to talk.

Would fully recommend her services.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about SHARON on 17/07/2013

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