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Childminder in Leighton Buzzard

Babysitter in Leighton Buzzard

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Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2010 Last Updated Jul 2020 Last Login 05 Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

My setting has been updated @May 2020 in light of Covid 19. Guidelines. These are available on the governrment websites.
I have been a childminder for many years and seen the change in Ofsted requirements. I offer a homebased comfortable setting with lots for the children to do and take part in. We go to the local Zoo, Farm and soft play. Themes and projects are developed to compliment the EYFS curriculum. Home cooked food, good manners and behaviour are promoted so that the children can move into school happy and confident. We spend time with other childminders and find new and exciting days out utilising the local amenities. Im happy to accommodate shift patterns or part time hours.

I have school holiday spaces.

My Experience

Mother of 4 and have experienced all stages of education.

My Qualifications

Registered with Ofsted as a childminder currently graded as good.
NVQ 3 In childcare and learning development.
First aid trained.
Early speech

My Availability

I have part time available. .Please contact me with days and hours as there maybe some flexibility.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 16/07/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £7.50 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.20 per hour

£5.20 per hour .. Payment in advance of booked hours. I also take childcare vouchers. I don't charge for bank holidays, my holidays or my sickness. So you pay for when I am available. I can also, due to working closely with other child minders help with cover if necessary.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Chris Co. 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.

Chris has been our childminder for the last 8 months and we are only sadly leaving her due to moving out of the area.

Chris is a rare find when it comes to childminders. She is very flexible and was able to accommodate our two boys around my husbands shift work. She was also very accommodating for last minute changes to shift patterns.

Aside from this, Chris has been brilliant with our children. She was a huge playroom full of toys and activities and a large back garden which my children loved. Chris has monthly themes where the children learn about a huge variety of topics from 'Under the Sea' to tartan patterns, baby animals, colours, etc. She also plans relevant activities for celebration days such as Easter, St George's Day/Mothers and Fathers Day.

There are also regular outings, to music, soft play, Rushmere, the Farm, the Zoo, fruit picking and the upcoming summer has a huge variety of days out planned.

Chris is honest, approachable, trustworthy and has a huge breath of knowledge on children. She has a lovely family and my children have come on a huge way since being with her. We are very sad to be leaving her and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her should you be considering her as a childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Chris Co on 21/07/2015

Our son (now 2yrs) has been going to Christine 3 days a week for the past 10 months. He has settled in incredibly well and has a brilliant time with her and her family and the other children who attend. Chris frequently takes them out and about to parks, playgrounds, music etc etc and when at home they play in the garden a lot and do craft activities.
Chris encourages lots of play and fun whilst also teaching (and getting!) good behaviour, manners and how to interact with other children.
In addition to knowing that he is in an interesting, stimulating, safe environment, we have the added reassurance of knowing that our son is happy and confident there, and has really adopted Chris and her family as a home from home - he gives everyone a big hug and a kiss as we leave and is always excited to arrive in the mornings, which makes leaving him so much less stressful for us!
In short, we cannot recommend Chris highly enough.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Chris Co on 20/07/2015

Chris first started looking after our daughter when she was 10 months old and has continued to provide excellent care for her for the past 2 1/2 years. Our daughter adores her and has loved going to her house throughout all of this time. As well as having lots of fun Chris ensures that the children she looks after are well mannered, safe, look after the other children and provides the environment and opportunity to develop. We have been amazed at the practical and innovative ways she helps them learn. On the fun side of things she is very active in getting the children out and about to forests, water parks, pick your own, butterfly world..the list is endless. For me she has been the family support that I don't have nearby and has provided great hints and tips ,that work, on childcare when asked. She really is a gem of a find and I can't recommend her enough. I would be very happy to chat to anyone about the childcare she has provided to us.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Chris Co on 17/07/2014

Chris has been looking after my son 3.5yr old since he was 7 months old. It was fate that I found her as I had all but given up hope of getting childcare as child minders in my local area either didn't have a vacancy or could not accommodate my request of hours due to my husband and I being shift workers. She was a god send. My son has been very well cared for and adores her. She is very caring and I know he is in the best hands. Often he does not want to get picked up as he is having so much fun! As Chris is moving and my son is starting school in September we will not be able to use her which is very sad which say's everything. You will not find a better child minder that is for sure, she provides a fantastic service and is a great person.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Chris Co on 08/04/2014

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