5 stars (8)

Childminder in Newtownabbey

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2010 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 14 Oct 2019 Email

My Summary

First Aid Training
Registered in Northern Ireland
Newborn Experience
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

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I HAVE 2 CHILDREN AGED 11 AND 15 YEARS BOTH GIRLS. I HAVE BEEN A CHILDMINDER FOR JUST OVER 11 YEARS, I AM REGISTERED WITH SOCIAL SERVICES AND NVQ LEVEL 4 QUALIFIED IN CHILDCARE. I AM VERY ENERGETIC AND ATTEND CARER AND TODDLER GROUPS MOST DAYS, I ALSO ENJOY TAKING CHILDREN TO THE PLAYGROUND AND TO FEED THE DUCKS IN THE LOCAL PARKS. I HAVE A LARGE ENCLOSED BACK GARDEN WITH VARIOUS OUTDOOR EQUIPMENT, I ALSO HAVE AN EXTENSIVE RANGE OF CRAFT,MODELING,CONSTRUCTION, PUZZLES AND EDUCATIONAL BABY TOYS I'M EQUIPPED FOR FOR ALL AGE RANGES, MY HOME IS SMOKE FREE. I PROVIDE A VERY HOME FROM HOME SERVICE WITH LOTS OF LOVE AND AFFECTION BUT ABOVE ALL A SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENT FOR CHILDREN. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME

My Experience

I HOLD NVQ LEVEL 4 CERTIFICATE IN CHILDCARE AND DEVELOPMENT

I HAVE BEEN WORKING IN THE CHILDCARE INDUSTRY SINCE AGE 16 ALMOST 26 YEARS AGO!

WHEN I LEFT SCHOOL TO COMMENCE MY TRAINING IN VARIOUS CRECHE AND DAYCARE FACILITIES. MY LAST JOB WAS MANAGING A DAYCARE SETTING WHICH ACCOMMODATED 20 CHILDREN AGES RANGING FROM 6 WKS TO 4YEARS. ABOVE ALL I AM A MOTHER AND I PROVIDE A SERVICE WHICH I AS A MUM WOULD BE HAPPY TO RECEIVE.

My Qualifications

NVQ LEVEL 4 CHILDCARE AND DEVELOPMENT

BASIC FOOD HYGIENE

HEALTH AND SAFETY

CHILD PROTECTION

ASSISTING CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

BEHAVIOUR MANAGEMENT

FIRE SAFETY

PAEDIATRIC AND ADULT FIRST AID

NAMCW CHILDCARE

CHILD DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PLAY

My Availability

MONDAY TO THURSDAY 7.30am- 4.30pm

FRIDAY 7.30 am- 4.pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 19/11/2015

My Fees

COSTS ARE DEPENDANT ON HOURS TAKEN

DISCOUNTS GIVEN TO MULTIPLE CHILDREN FROM SAME FAMILY

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 ANN. 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.

Ann has been minding our 2 children, aged 4 & 18 months , for the past 9 months. I have found her to be reliable, organised, flexible, easy to work with and very loving and caring with the children. Nothing is too much trouble for her and the children really enjoy their time with her and are made to feel like part of the family. Her home is always happy and relaxed. We tried a nursery and a child minder before but they didn't work out. We are so glad to have found Ann!

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

by about ANN on 29/11/2016

We are working parents of 2 boys, now 8 & 10 years and a 3 year old daughter. We have had to avail of day nursery and childminding services over the years, good and bad experiences. Our best experience has been using Ann, we struck gold !
Ann has been looking after our daughter from she was 4 months old. She loves going to Ann's, can't get there soon enough, running to the front door. There is always a lovely sense of calm at Ann's in the morning, happy children !
Ann involves the chi!dren in lots of activities and learning experiences for their development. Lots of playing activities, drawing, visits to tots, the park, shopping, the local school. Thanks to Ann, our daughter amazes us sometimes, what she is capable of and the extent of her vocabulary - we have a chatterbox. Ann is fantastic - Knows how to engage with the children on their good and bad days and is always wonderfully reassuring that all will be well, to send us on to our work, when they are out off sorts. She is very accomodating. Ann is their 2nd mummy !
Having Ann in our lives has been wonderful and we think a real privilege. We would gladly recommend Ann to anyone
The Keown Family

  • 5 stars Overall

by about ANN on 10/02/2016

My wife and I send our two daughters to Ann. They are aged 4 and 1. The two of them love getting dropped off in the mornings to who they call Aunty Ann. This just tells you how happy they are. The girls love the activities along with the trips to the library, tots and to the park etc. If by any chance our circumstances change day to day Ann always shows flexibility which is great. We couldn't recommend Ann highly enough. Our girls love Ann and we've also become good friends too.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about ANN on 25/11/2015

Ann has been childminder to my two girls 4 and 1 for the past 3 years. Shes brilliant, a real god send . My girls love her it's so reassuring going out to work knowing that my girls are happy. They both get so excited when they see her. They are never bored. Ann brings them to the park, painting, story time and also take my youngest to the different toddler groups in the area. Shes not only our childminder but part of our family couldn't recommend her enough!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by about ANN on 25/11/2015

Ann has looked after my two girls (2 and 4) for over a year now and I cannot fault her. I have four children the older two went through creches. Going down the childminder route was new to me and I was a bit unsure/hesitant as to how it all would work! I am glad I went with Ann as she provides a warm and caring environment for the girls and lots of opportunities for play, activities, walks to the park etc. There are a lot toys and equipment at her home so they are never bored. They look forward to going to her house which helps me not feel so guilty going to work! She is very professional in her approach and has been great communicating with me if there is illnesses brewing or anything else of concern. She has also been flexible if I have had to change days or needed additional days over holidays etc Overall the kids have great fun in Ann's, she is a great childminder and I would highly recommend her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about ANN on 25/11/2015

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