4.33 stars (6)

Childminder in Rowley Regis

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2010 Last Updated Jul 2019 Last Login 06 Nov 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hi I am Marie and I am a full time childminder. I am fully OFSTED registered and graded OUTSTANDING .I have all relevent childcare qualifications and many years of child care experience in a nursery setting and as a childminder. I am also a member of the Sandwell childminding network which is an accredited scheme for childminders willing to go the extra mile in order to provide the best care possible. I am also pleased to add that as of September 2011 I have been able to offer parents 15 hours free childcare per week for children aged 3 years and as of September 2017 I will be providing 30 hours free funding to qualifying 3 years olds. I am also able to provide 15 hours free early learning for qualifying two year olds.
As a full time mum of four, aged 25, 20, 14 and 9 and a former employee I understand how important it is to juggle work and childcare. I know how important it is to feel your child is having the best care available. I offer free stay and play session to ensure you feel happy with your choice of care and to see for yourself if your child will be comfortable with the setting.

I live in the newly built Lenches estate in Rowley Regis and have full time and part time places available.

I currently pick up from Highfields primary in Blackheath where my own little girl attends.

Please call,text or e-mail for further information or to request an information pack covering all activties and prices etc..

I look forward to hearing from you.

Marie

My Experience

Hi I am Marie and I am a full time childminder. I am fully OFSTED registered and graded OUTSTANDING .I have all relevent childcare qualifications and many years of child care experience in a nursery setting and as a childminder. I am also pleased to add that as of September 2011 I have been able to offer parents 15 hours free childcare per week for children aged 3 years and as of September 2017 I have been providing 30 hours free funding to qualifying 3 years olds. I am also able to provide 15 hours free early learning for qualifying two year olds.
As a full time mum of four, aged 26,21, 16 and 11 and a former employee I understand how important it is to juggle work and childcare. I know how important it is to feel your child is having the best care available. I offer free stay and play session to ensure you feel happy with your choice of care and to see for yourself if your child will be comfortable with the setting.

I have full time and part time places available.

I currently pick up from Highfields primary in Blackheath where my own little girl attends.

Please call,text or e-mail for further information or to request an information pack covering all activties and prices etc..

I look forward to hearing from you.

Marie

My Qualifications

- NVQ Level 2 Early Years Care and Education
- CACHE Level 3 Diploma for Young People's Workforce
- Level 4 Supporting Quality
- Advanced Level Apprenticeship in Early Learning and Childcare
- Paediatric First Aid
- Child Protection
- Safe Guarding Children & Young People
- Level 2 Food Safety in Catering
- Positive Behaviour Management
- C.O.E.L Training ( Characteristics of Effective Learning )
- I CAN ( Communication and Language Training )
- Write Dance in the Early Years
- Wellcomm Screening
- Peal Training
- Sandwell Safe Guarding Board Thresholds Training
- Level 4 Rethinking Child Development
- Brave Boys
- Early Reading & Writing
- Currently studying Play Therapy & CBT
- Qualified Relax Kids Coach
- Qualified Story Massage Instructor
- Qualified Lego Based Therapy Facilitator

My Availability

Open 7.30am - 5.30pm Monday - Thursday

TERM TIME ONLY CONTRACTS AVAILABLE

Current Availability
Child under 5 from Monday - Thursday starting end of July 2018

Places available for Highfields Primary School drop off and collections.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes no no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes no 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: 15/07/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

All meals and snacks provided
Half Day: 8-12:30/1-5:30 £24.00
Full Day : 9 Hours between 7.30am & 5.30pm £35.00

After Schools
3:00 - 5:30. £10.50
Additional hours £4 per hour

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 Happy Days. 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.

Marie has looked after my dayghter for about 15 months now and every aspect of her care has been outstanding.

The activities that the children do each day help to stimulate them and my daughter Has come on leaps and bounds. She is a really confident little lady and has developed so much since attending Marie's. My daughter loves going to Marie's and has got to know the whole family.

All of the kids are happy and smiling, and from a mum perspective I go to work and don't have to worry about anything!

I find Marie really flexible and she has been happy to accommodate any day changes that I've had to make. I've had to do later pick ups andn earlier drop offs and it's never an issue! I can talk to Marie about any aspect of Ella's life and wellbeing and it's never a problem.

I have recommended Marie to my friends, and anyone who does send their children to Marie's is making a great decision. I've tried nurseries and other childminders and there is no comparison.

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

by about Happy Days on 18/05/2017

absolutely shocked, numb & disgusted. we were going ahead with my son starting with Marie, I took my son out of nursery as it was a definite go ahead.. I have recieved a message today telling me my son cannot start with her now as another parent has extended their days! we were about to do settling in sessions etc & now I'm stuck. I have no childcare! I cannot believe this lady has done this to us! she texts me a week before and now I don't know what to do.. she should be ashamed at what she has done to us!

  • 1 stars Overall

by about Happy Days on 06/05/2017


Response by Happy Days on 08/05/2017:

I would like to apologise again for not being able to complete contracts or take a deposit for your child to attend my setting from June for one morning each week.
It was unforeseeable to me that at the time of your viewing that an existing parent would ask to increase their child's hours due to work commitments.
As you were not due to visit me until the 12th May to secure a place I did not expect you to remove your child from nursery without giving them the four weeks notice that you discussed at your viewing.
I am truly sorry and completely understand your disappointment but I felt my duty of care was to my existing family.
I did discuss with you at your viewing that to secure a place for your child I would need two full weeks fees and that all contracts must be signed by both parent and carers, neither of which have been done by yourself.
In response to your review and the misunderstanding that you had a guaranteed place I will now reconsider how I inform parents that their place is not guaranteed until contracts are signed and deposit are paid.
I apologise again for your disappointment and upset and do wish you well in finding suitable childcare.
Regards
Marie

Marie has looked after my daughter for a year and half now.
She provides a safe stimulating environment that encourages my daughters development. I always feel she is in safe hands when I leave her, I can't recommend her highly enough.
As well as being fantastic with my daughter Marie always tries to accommodate any changes I need to make and is always available to listen to any problems and offer advice.
I am very grateful to Marie for the outstanding care she provided for my daughter

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

by about Happy Days on 15/12/2016

My daughter has been with Marie for a year and a half and absolutely loves it. We know that she is well looked after in a safe and loving environment, and is learning all the time.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Happy Days on 13/08/2012

Marie has been looking after my children since September 2010 and she is absolutelly fantastic. She is truly caring and very professional. She offers kids proper meals that she cooks herself : Fresh vegetables, and fresh ingredients.

She is also very kind, open and flexible. You will never regret taking your kids there, she is wonderful, work unprofessional hours to accommodate, hard worker and she never complaint!!

She is THE CHILDMINDER that you are dreaming about!!!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Happy Days on 04/05/2011

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