Hi my name is Joanne, Ive been a registered childminder since 2013.
I've been married to my husband for 16 years, we have been together for over 20 years. We have 1 beautiful daughter who is 16.
Our home is friendly and non smoking.
We love animals:- we do have dogs who are well behaved around children and if a child isn't keen on them then there are areas of my home which are dog free, we also have fish, 2 guinea pigs and 2 geckos. All my animals (not the fish) are regularly wormed and de-flead and visit the vets when required. The dogs go at least once a year to have their jabs done.
I love to go out places either walking, cycling or if required by car.
I live in the country where there are horse paddocks close by, farmers fields about my home. There are some lovely walks near me which are great to take the children and the dogs if possible at the same time, There is a duck pond on one of the walks where we are able to feed the ducks.
I like going to all of groups available to children from sure start to mother and toddler groups. One of the groups i go to is called forest fun where the children get to play outside in either the local woods or the children's center outside garden exploring for bugs, playing games and being taught about the animals and plants around them (the children love this).
I love messy play from glue, painting, glitter, mud etc etc
We love to sit and read books and listen to music, sing songs.
I can drop off and collect from two village school.
I've been a childminder since May 2013 and on my 1st inspection which was in September 2013 I got a good. I had my 2nd inspection in march 2018 and i kept my good grading. Which i'm very proud of.
Before being a childminder I've worked in the care field, The jobs I've had are all with adults:-
i worked in my local hospital on a yts scheme for 2 years, I then went onto working in my local care home for the elderly i was there for 4.5 years, at the same time i worked in the community looking after adults in their own homes, after working in the elderly care home i decided i wanted a change and went to look after physical disabled adults in a care home on nights for 2 years. The adults who lived in this home had a variety of issues some where born with the condition like cystic fibrosis had a learning disability or had a accident where they required 24 hour care. I got to care for people who required peg feeding, Catheters care etc etc. After working in this home I then went to work in a learning disability home for adults for over 11 years on days. I left here to be a childminder.
level 3 early years educator
Pediatric 1st aid,
safeguarding of children level 1
Common assessment framework
managing behaviors that challenge
working with parents
Expectations of behavior
Starting out supporting children's emotional well being
supporting children with speech, language and communication needs
safeguarding children foundation level 2.
I'm available mainly from 8am to 6pm, but i will work outside these hours but different rates will be applied. i work weekends, nights and bank holidays too if required.
|Last Updated: 29/11/2020|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
- Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
8am to 6pm :- from £4.50 per hour to £6.00 per hour.
6pm to 8am (nights) :- £8 per hour
Weekends :- £8 per hour
bank holidays i charge extra £2 on top of hourly rate
Meals £2 each meal per child
If i'm collecting a child from school / nursery then i may charge an extra 45p per mile starting from my home. If your child goes to my child's school or the nursery next to the school my child goes to then i don't charge.
Due to my Ofsted report i'm happy to say that i can now offer the 15 and 30 hours of free childcare to all 3-4 year old and to those 2 year olds who are eligible for the free 15 hours of funding.
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