5 stars (7)

Childminder in Torquay

Babysitter in Torquay

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Non-smoker Member since Nov 2013 Last Updated Sep 2019 Last Login 13 Dec 2019 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Hotel Babysitter
Tax-Free Childcare
Emergency Babysitter

About Me

I offer all forms of childcare ~ Childminding, Nannying and babysitting.

I am an enthusiastic, energetic, creative individual who loves to aid with the development of children and provide fun activities for them. I find childcare extremely rewarding and enjoyable and celebrate the uniqueness of each child.

I am very reliable only having 5 occasions off due to sickness all of my working and schooling life from 4 years old to present.

In my leisure time i enjoy reading, creating artwork and listening to live music.

My Experience

I have experience with all ages from 3 months to 13 years old, and have worked with children since 2011.

From May 2011 to August 2017 i worked in a nursery as a Nursery Nurse with children from 3 months to 5 years old. The room i mostly worked in was 2-5 years but i often covered in the baby room.

I left the nursery to start up my own business as a self employed child care provider as i had a lot of people interested in me providing care to their children. I have been working self employed as a nanny since September 2017 for around 6 families a week which includes a range of ages. I like to take the children on trips, play groups, the zoo etc. We go out somewhere nearly every day. I also help out families who need the occasional care. I am very flexible and try to accommodate everyone.

I am Ofsted Registered as a childminder and have space in school holidays. I have converted the bottom floor of my house into a play space for the children, a small toilet area and space for nappy changing and our car port is used as an outside sheltered space for the children for water play, sand, messy, balls etc. This area is secured by a child gate at the entrance for younger children. Our kitchen is also used where i set up a small table for the children to sit at while they eat or cook at or do craft or painting activities.

I have an NVQ3 in Childcare, Learning and Development and First Aid also a valid CRB check. I also have completed Childminding in Torbay course. I have also completed an Awareness of Autism course.

From September 2009 to April 2011 I worked each Saturday for a children’s free play club, namely Fort Apache. I started as a volunteer but became a paid employee of the organisation in April 2009. This is set in the woodland area of Hele Village where the children have helped build tree houses and therefore gain self worth and self esteem when playing in this environment. It was my job to help promote a safe and fun experience for children. There were children of all ages from 4 through to 15 and the children are of all needs and abilities (many of the children suffer from ADHD).

From August 2009 to February 2011 I was a Scout Leader briefly for Cub Scouts and then Beaver Scouts (ages 6 to 8) for 3rd Newton Abbot. I volunteered 5-7 hours at least each week. I worked my way up to become the head leader. It was my responsibility to plan the sessions and run these with the help of another Beaver leader and adult helpers. The sessions were very structured play activities and the children achieved badges through the activities they did. In the summer the children were taken on outdoor activities to play and explore.

I have also helped on several projects for Play Torbay who are a children’s charity who work to promote and provide play opportunities within Torbay. I have worked on several projects within their charity, namely doorstep adventures.

My Qualifications

I have an NVQ3 in Childcare, Learning and Development and valid First Aid training and also safeguarding and various other training such as Makaton sign language and Thrive.

I have also completed Torbay Council Childminding course.

I have completed Awareness of Autism level 2.

Other than my childcare qualifications i have 3 A Levels including English Literature C, Mathematics D and Art B and 11 GCSE's from grade A* to B.

I have 12 years driving experience with maximum 11 years no claims.

My Availability

I have availability in the school holidays, weekends or for pick ups from cockington school on a Friday or st Margaret's on a tues or Thurs.

I am happy to meet you and your children before you commit to leaving your children with me to ensure you are comfortable and happy.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no yes yes
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Last Updated: 26/09/2019

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £7.50 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

As a childminder charges are £5 ph for one child, £9ph for 2 children, £12ph for 3 children (plus £2 per meal) I accept funding also and offer tax free childcare.
School pick ups are an additional £5 pick up charge per family.
Nannying is £10ph.
Babysitting for up to 2 children is £8.50ph when child is awake after 6pm, £7.50ph when in bed. (an additional £1 per hour for more than 2 children)£40 overnight charge bed time until 6 am or when the child/ren wake. From 6 am charged again at standard rate.

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

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  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 18/06/2019)
  • Exam Certificate: NCFE Cache level 2 in Understanding Autism (added 18/06/2019)
  • Exam Certificate: Access to Childminding in Torbay (added 10/05/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Common Core Induction Module (added 29/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Introduction to online Safety (2016) (added 29/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Introduction to Child Protection V6 (added 29/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Introduction to Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (added 29/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Food Hygiene for OFSTED Registered Childminders (added 29/04/2018)
  • Training Certificate: Assess to Childminding in Torbay ~ I learn Modules (added 29/04/2018)
  • UK Passport (added 11/08/2017)
  • DBS Check (added 11/08/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Food Safety Certificate (added 30/07/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Food Safety Certificate (added 30/07/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Food Safety Certificate (added 30/07/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Food Allergy Online Training (added 30/07/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Makaton (added 30/07/2017)
  • Exam Certificate: NVQ level 3 in Childcare, Learning and Development (added 30/07/2017)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Becca B. 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.

We hired Becky to watch our then 8 month old daughter. It took our daughter 4 months to stop screaming when she was with Becky but that whole time Becky was so resourceful and patient! Every day she had an idea to try to stop the crying. Becky watched our daughter for a year (we would still love her to watch her but we moved to America and couldn’t convince her to come with us 😁). She did day time nannying and overnights for us. She always had an activity planned for our daughter. Our daughter ended up LOVING Becky. I so appreciated what a resourceful, trustworthy and caring person Becky is. We miss her dearly and would recommend her to anyone!

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by about Becca B on 23/09/2019

Very happy - the children loved her and are looking forward to her coming again! Well prepared and highly capable (one of our girls is on the autistic spectrum and Becca catered for her needs expertly) Will definitely be engaging her again, and have no hesitation in recommending her.

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by about Becca B on 30/08/2018

I would thoroughly recommend Becca to anyone, she has a lovely calm manner and both my children took to her immediately! She is fantastic with my 6 year old, Jessica who has complex special needs, she took the time to really find out about her condition and what she likes and doesn't like. Jessica always loves to be looked after by Becca.

My other daughter Summer who is 4 always gets very excited if she knows Becca is coming, Summer is very able and bright, she always wants to show off to Becca and loves her time with her. It's lovely to know that your children are happy and totally comfortable with their sitter, and that they will be looked after with care and kindness.

Becca handles school pick ups, transport and drop offs, she is great at communicating, completely reliable and trustworthy. I am pretty sure there is not a lot that would faze Becca, she is fab! A great find, no hesitation in recommending her :)

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by about Becca B on 12/01/2018

I’ve been lucky enough to know becky for 3 years when she worked at my daughters nursery and started babysitting for me regularly. So reliable and trustworthy, becky has never been late or had to cancel. Xx

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by about Becca B on 10/01/2018

Wouldn’t have anyone look after my children she is amazing at what she does. So kind and professional also very reliable!

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by about Becca B on 10/01/2018

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