5 stars (1)

Childminder in Cambridge

Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2014 Last Updated Jan 2018 Last Login Jun 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours

About Me

I am 36 years old and a mother of two. My husband and I moved to Cambridge in 2011. We have two children, our daughter who is 4 and our son who is 2.
I am originally from Canada where I trained as a teacher and spent several years teaching languages and arts. After moving to England I spent several years working in human resources, then after my daughter was born I decided to start the process of becoming qualified as a Childminder.

My Experience

I have been registered and practicing as a Childminder since September 2016 and have many years of experience caring for infants, toddlers and young children in various capacities including Au-Pair nannying, part-time nursery work, sports coaching, classroom teaching and since 2013 being the mother and primary caregiver to my own two children.

My Qualifications

I am registered with Ofsted including an enhance DBS clearance as well as an up to date paediatric first aid qualfication. In addition to this I have advanced training in child safeguarding and a food hygiene certificate. I also have a Bachelor's degree in Education.

My Availability

I currently have no places available

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Last Updated: 09/04/2018

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

I charge £6.00 per hour, this includes meals and snacks as well as any fees for attending playgroups and activities.

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 AlisonT. 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.

My 2 year old son has been looked after by Alison for nearly a year and a half now, and we couldn't be happier with the care he receives! Alison has a really calm, chilled and patient personality - particularly helpful during the settling in process which can be tough on a new mum's nerves - but also just a very reassuring trait for someone who looks after a bunch of rather energetic little ones! Nothing seems to get her frazzled or worked up.

I also really like that Alison takes the kids out and about a lot. They go to the library, playgroups and parks for example. I think this shows ambition and drive, as it would be so easy for her to stay in and just let the kids play in her lovely playroom (where they are of course very happy!).

She is also always very flexible about timings: my requests to shuffle half hours backwards and forwards here or there are always met with a 'no problem' attitude which is a blessing when trying to schedule drop offs and pick ups with our sometimes irregular work schedules.

All in all, I couldn't recommend Alison highly enough. I know she's 'new' to child-minding, but everyone has to start somewhere. Her own kids are an absolute credit to her and my son has grown quite fond of them and speaks of them often! Oh and her house is lovely and very well kitted out for little ones.

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

by about AlisonT on 10/08/2017

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