Childminder in Wakefield

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Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2013 Last Updated Oct 2019 Last Login 22 May 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Childminding Agency Registered
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

Hello! My name is Sandra,
OFSTED registered ( GOOD Nov 2018 ). I live in St Johns with my husband we have been married for 30+ years. We have two sons both in their twenties, our youngest lives at home, we have all been DBS checked. We have a mesh fully covered fish pond.
We are a non-smoking family.
We live in a semi-detached house, close to Pinderfields Hospital, Jct 41 and links to the M1/ M62.
I have my own car 7 seats and have been driving for over sixteen years, with a full clean license.
I also offer Part/Full time care to suit your needs.
As a Forest Childcare Provider, I believe that fresh air and wide open spaces are good for them! We have a large enclosed rear garden which is divided into a flat patio area and lawn, that children can access whenever they wish were toys and equipment will always be available .
We sometimes attend local toddler groups Mon/Fri a.m.
We also have weekly visits to at least one of these places below that are near to me -
Choose one of two lovely parks, woodland areas, nature reserve, museum, soft play area, supermarket/local shops and garden centre.
Places that are some distance- Cannon Hall, Lotherton Hall and Temple Newsham.
I ensure there is time every day for each child to rest,free play and adult led play. I have toys and resources that are age and development appropriate.

My Experience

Before starting has a child-minder I had over 13 years experience in working with children from as young as 12 weeks old to 11 years old, this is as a Nursery/Teaching Assistant both within Private and Local Authority settings, which also includes working with children with Special Educational Needs.
I have been a Child-minder for 6+ years.
I have personal experience in caring for a premature baby, as our oldest son was born six weeks early.
Sometimes care for our toddler grandson.

My Qualifications

NVQ Level 2 in Supporting, Learning & Working in Nursery & Schools.
HABC Level 3 in Paediatric First Aid (QCF).
Team- Teach Programme in Positive Handling Strategies within Holistic Framework.
Level 2 in Food Safety & Hygiene.
Safeguarding & Protection for Children & Young People Level 3.
Designated Safeguarding Lead Training.
Theory/ Practical use of Potable Fire Extinguishers & Evacuation.
Special Educational Needs.
Pre-Registration Training for Child-minding.
Equal Opportunities.
Epipen Training.
Exploring the Emotional Well-being & Involvement of Children.
Moderation for the EYFS Progress Check at Age 2.
Phonics & Early Reading Training.
Observation, Assessment & Planning in the Early Years Foundation Stage.
Engaging Parents in their Child's Learning.
Member of Forest Childcare Association & ICO
attended workshops in Action Songs & Actions & Den Making.
Weekly Webinar online courses though

My Availability

When I have vacancies I can offer Full/Part Time, Mon/Fri. My hours of working are 8am-5.30pm. Please see my availability chart ,I also work in all the school holidays so please do not hesitate to send me a message on this site, text or E-mail.
Please note-
I don't work bank holidays.
I don't pick-up/ drop off at child's home.
I don't do school drop/pick up.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes 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: 17/10/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

Fees are per-child, per-hour £4.50. I have very reasonable rate.
Please note-
When reservation is made- half price fee will be asked for, to retain future place.
Each child is required to bring a daily packed Lunch/snacks, which must promote healthy eating for a balanced diet.
Child's holidays half fee is charged, if over five weeks notice given, under five weeks full fee is charged.
A charge will also be asked for to cover the cost of outings e.g. fuel cost and admission charges etc.( we do visit places that are free of charge as much as possible and within walking distance).

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