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Childminder in Margate

Babysitter in Margate

4.5 stars

Female Member since May 2010 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 17 May 2022

My Summary

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Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hi My name is Jane I am a registered Childminder with ofsted and have been childminding for 15yrs now. I am CRB checked, Paediatric First Aid trained and fire marshal trained. I have completed various courses in childcare including my level 3 diploma in childcare and was recently graded OUTSTANDING by Ofsted in all areas. I am also a mum to Caitlin 15yrs Dylan 13yrs, Keavy 6yrs and Stanley 5 months. I am married to Shaun who is my full time assistant. He is also Ofsted registered, CRB Checked and Paediatric First Aid Trained. We can both drive and are non-smokers. We own my own home and have a seperate large play room and large garden area.

In Our play room we have a large selection of toys. A reading area with comfy seating and dressing up corner. The children also have there own T.V and DVD Player and use of a Wii and a Nintendo DS.

Outside we have a trampoline, slide, seesaw, sand and water table, a play house, large swing set, lots of ride on toys, roller skates, cricket set, balls paddling pool etc. In the summer I have a large gazebo I put up to keep the children safe in the sun.

We have 2 pet bulldogs called Charlie & Lola. They have their own area they go during working hours, but we do encourage the children to interact with them as much as they wish too as we want them to build up confidence around animals but at their own pace. The area is gated so the children can go up and stroke them easily but supervised at all times.

In the summer we enjoy visiting the beach which is only 4mins away. We have 2 large parks locally, but also visit other parks in Westgate, Tivolli, Minis Bay, Margate, Ramsgate, Broadstairs and Cliftonville where we enjoy picnics and lots of fun. Each week we attend the local mother and toddler groups and enjoy meeting up with new and old friends at the 3 local childrens centres near by.

In the holidays we arrange trips / days out for the children which can include:
Bowling, Farms and Zoo, Soft Play Centres, Beach, Picnics, and Fun Days arranged by the local sure start centres.

My Experience

I have been childminding for 15yrs but was baby sitting from 11yrs old. In total I have cared for 110 children plus my own 3. The longest I have cared for was with us for nearly 10yrs and even though her parents moved several times they still continued to use our services and she is now like part of my own family. It is important to us that we keep our training up to date and regularly attend various childcare courses run by the Prospects and local Council. All my assistants are Ofsted Approved, CRB Checked and Peadiatric First Aid trained and Insured by Royal Sun Alliance.
Having cared for children from birth right upto 15 yrs and our own children and previous working backgrounds I feel myself and my assistants have a great knowledge of child care, and are able to help children at various stages in their development.

I also have 3 assistants that work with me.
1 Full Time
My husband who is also ofsted registered, CRB Checked, and Paediatric First Aid Trained.

2 Emergency backup Assistants
One is my Aunt who has 2 girls of her own Jess 20 and Ellie 13. She is registered as an outstanding childminder, Paediatric First Aid Trained and CRB checked and Level 3 qualified in Childcare.
One is my sister Helen who has 3 little girls and a boy herself. Lilly 13, Layla 11 dexter 8yrs and mollie 1yr. She has been ofsted approved and CRB checked. She also has experience of working with children with various disabilities from working at Margate Deaf School.

My Qualifications

9 GCSE's
FSA Trained
ICP childminding course
First Aid Trained
Fire Marshal Trained
Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and the workplace
Level 2 Award in food Safety in Catering
Safe guarding Children Level 1
Early Years Trained
Chatter Matters 0-2yrs Course in Lanuage Development
Member of the 20 in 12 Learning Programme
Child Protection Course
Understanding Pathways to Extremism and the Prevent Programme
An Introduction to FGM, Forced Marriage, Spirit Possession and Honour-based Violence Course
Effective Customer Care Course
Teaching Assistant Introductionary Course
I am a member of Morton Michel
I have additional home insurance, car insurance and public liability insurance

My Availability

Our Main Hours
Monday to Friday 7.00am to 6.00pm

However as we appreciate more and more parents are working varying shift patterns Early mornings, Evenings, Weekends and Overnights can also be accommodated. If you do require these hours please do ask and we will try our best to accommodate your needs.

As I am registered with Ofsted for Day and Night Care if you are entitled to childcare benefits you may be entitled to claim for evening care as well.

I can help with any forms you may have.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes yes no
After School yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes yes no
Last Updated: 27/06/2020

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £7.50 per hour
  • Childminding from £4.50 per hour

Day Care = £4.50 per hr per child

We are happy to accept childcare vouchers

We are registered for the 2,3 and 4 yr funding and can offer 15hrs or 30hrs FREE childcare to those children who qualify

Evening Care / Overnight Care / Unsocial hrs are also available.
Please enquire for prices

All snacks and juice provided free and main meals can be provided for a small fee or your welcome to bring your own.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Outstanding Provider Logo
12 June 2017
3 February 2015 - Good
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My Documents

  • Reference: Parent Recommendation (added 10/07/2017)
  • Reference: Parent Recommendation (added 10/07/2017)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection (added 27/06/2017)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection (added 27/06/2017)
  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection (added 27/06/2017)
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Jane and her family look after our daughter in the afternoons when she has finished school. She loves spending time with the family and other children. There are plenty of activities and trips (playcentres and cinema) to keep the kids entertained. We would highly recommend!

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by Avatar for Toseland Toseland about Avatar for janemelynch janemelynch on 23/02/2018

Jayne and her family looked after my 3 children for only a short period due to moving to Maidstone,in the short time she had them my children absolutely loved going there they were always happy and also sad to leave I cannot fault Jayne and her family one bit overall one of the beat childminders around thank you jayne and family xx

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by Avatar for Claire27 Claire27 about Avatar for janemelynch janemelynch on 08/01/2018

After visiting a couple of child minders and nurseries I chose Jane to care for my little boy Rhys when I went back to work in October 2012 after a year off. I was concerned he wouldn't settle well as he is very much a Mummies boy, but no from day one he absolutely loved being with Jane, her family and the other children. Jane and her husband took excellent care of Rhys and were very helpful when I needed extra days or to swap things here and there. Rhys is no longer in Jane's care due to a change in our own circumstances but we are still in contact with the family :)

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for KatieMat KatieMat about Avatar for janemelynch janemelynch on 03/02/2014

Response by Avatar for janemelynch janemelynch on 12/05/2014:

Ahh Thankyou for your lovely comments. Rhys is a wonderful little boy and a real pleasure to care for and is sadly missed. He is a real credit to both you and Nathan and you should both be so proud. You are an amazing mum, doing a fantastic job, just keep doing what your doing as he is growing into a very beautiful clever little man x

jane has looked after my daughter for over four years and when i had my son in 2012 she also cared for him when i returned back to work. my children have been so happy in janes care and love going to her house. jane offers a loving and caring enviroment which has been a blessing to my family, thankyou for all your support and the care you have provided for my children.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for kittyz7 kittyz7 about Avatar for janemelynch janemelynch on 31/01/2014

Response by Avatar for janemelynch janemelynch on 12/05/2014:

Thankyou for your lovely comments and entrusting us with the care of your 2 beautiful children. They were both equally a pleasure to care for and missed every day by ourselves and the other children. Lila was with us so long that we now consider her very much a part of our own family rather than just a child we cared for. I feel like I have been on a journey with your family and would like to thankyou for allowing us the oppotunity to be a part of not only your childrens lives but both of yours too. Your such a lovely family I'll even miss mimi and wendy too. Please keep in touch as I know Dylan would love it if Lila could pop round to play from time to time.

All the very best to you all for the future, you know where we are if you ever need us love the Lynch Family x

Unfortunately i have had to set up another account due to this lady blocking my normal account which i can only assume is because she feared a poor review. Unfortunately my experience has been mostly negative. Flexible services were offered and could not be upheld due to too many children being taken on. As mhch as we understand bills hav to be paid this nearly cost me my job. These childminders will also not tolerate ANY illness what so ever. Despite happily charging full fee and refusing my children for much longer than their policies state. Despite on numerous occasions not informing us when their own children were ill and still taking our children. So if your child is prone to gettin illever please be prepared to be refused. My son on many occasions would get upset at home due to be excluded and pushed out by their older children and was seen often to be picked on and teased. If you however request any knformation or question anything stated in their policies and contracts please be prepared for nastyness and pettyness and lots of big worded letters stated they would not even allow contact whilst children are in their care. Advising only to contact through ofsted. This was without any reasonable cause. We requested a copy of our childs attendence records so we can contact ofsted with our grievances and lots of accusations were made but when asked for explanation contact was refused and contract terminated. Luckily we have returned to a previous childminder now who has restored our faith in the service we should have been recieving. Our children are never left in the conservatory to play by themselves and are now always being taken out and recieve lots of interaction. This case has been taken further and we are hoping that many of our grievences will be rectified as a result..but i urge you to read and question any discrepancies in contract, policies and service recieved.

  • 1 stars Overall

by Avatar for mizzymoz mizzymoz about Avatar for janemelynch janemelynch on 13/01/2014

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