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Paula B

Childminder in Torquay

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Female Member since Jun 2010 Last Updated May 2024 Last Login 25 May 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
Outstanding Rated
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

My name is Paula Button. I am a qualified primary school teacher and a trained Remedial Therapist. I began childminding as Willoughbee Childminding in January 2008.

I live in Torquay near the Grammar Schools with my husband and our two sons born in 2007 and 2009. We are originally from South Africa and have been living in the UK since 2003.

I was thrilled to receive an outstanding grading in all 3 of my inspections in 2009, 2016 and 2019!

We share our home two little shih tzu's and a very friendly cat :)

My Experience

I am a qualified Primary School teacher and taught nursery, KS1 and KS2 until my eldest son was born in 2007. I also hold an additional Advance Certificate in SEN (Remedial Therapy). Childminding seemed to be the logical choice when I decided not to return to teaching as it combined my love for teaching and caring for children and met the needs of my family.

I was extremely pleased to be graded as "outstanding" by Ofsted during all 3 of my inspections and I aim to continue to provide quality childcare by offering a child-centred approach in a home setting that enables the child to feel happy, comfortable and secure whilst fulfilling their potential. I will provide a warm, safe, friendly, home environment with a family atmosphere in which children feel valued, can play, learn and develop.

Each child will have the opportunity to have experiences and take part in activities which will help them learn new things and develop new skills. Each child will be treated as an individual, taking into account specific characteristics, abilities and needs.

Children will receive a lot of individual attention whilst enjoying interaction with others both in and outside of my setting. I appreciate that parents are the most important people in a child’s life and therefore consult with parents on all aspects of their child’s care.

My Qualifications

Bachelor of Primary Education
Advanced certificate in Special Educational Needs
Introduction to Childminding Practice
First Aid Pediatric Certificate
Childminding Business Management
Every Child Matters Foundation Phase Curriculum
Thrive training
Safe food handling and hygiene
Speech and language development training
Behaviour management
Safeguarding & prevent duty
Cache Level 2 Qualification in Understanding Autism
EYFS training
Child Protection
Foundation Stage Profile
Food Allergy Training
Speech and language development
Helping Children to be Healthy and Stay Safe
Channel General Awareness
Level 3 Diploma in Home-based childcare
Food safety, hygiene and handling
Childminding Business Management
Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
Safeguarding training
Online safety
Domestic abuse and sexual violence
Designated person for safeguarding
Whistle blowing on safeguarding children issues
Introduction to FGM
Introduction to Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence
Online safety
The Child’s Journey
Level 2 Certificate Understanding Autism
Prevent Covid 19 course
Childcare.co.uk Webinar - Coronavirus risk assessment
Childcare.co.uk Webinar - Curriculum planning post coronavirus
Childcare.co.uk Webinar - Development Matters 2021
Nursery World Award Finalist 2020
Nursery World Award Winner 2021
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Adverse Childhood Experiences
Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young People's Mental Health

My Availability

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Last Updated: 13/05/2024

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Please call me to discuss fees :)

My Local Schools

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My Ofsted Inspections

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15 May 2019
5 January 2016 - Outstanding
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My Documents

  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 06/05/2020)
  • Inspection Report: 2019 Ofsted Inspection Report (Outstanding) (added 19/08/2019)
  • Inspection Report: 2016 Ofsted Inspection Report (Outstanding) (added 19/08/2019)
  • Inspection Report: 2008 Ofsted Inspection Report (Outstanding) (added 19/08/2019)
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