****Graded outstanding under the new education inspection framework for the 3rd time by ofsted****
My name is Susan Walker, i am a registered childminder in Longbenton. I work along side my daughter who is also registered childminding assistant and 2 others on a flexible basis to Enable is to offer flexible childcare for the parents needs.
All funding is offered on a flexible basis with no additional charges
I have one full/part time space available Monday to Friday,
I live in a 3 bedroom terraced house, children have access to all downstairs including enclosed back garden, also upstairs toilet and bathroom and 2 of the bedrooms if needed for travel cot. We work from a purpose build summerhouse in the garden and have free access to the fully enclosed outdoor space which is decked and artificial turf so is suitable for all weathers. I am within walking distance to HMRC, Quorum business park and BT call centre, also close to local bus and metro services.
I started childminding in 2004, I had planned on it being a temporary job until I returned to my previous catering mangager role once my youngest was in full time school, however I was blown away with childminding and loved the fact I could achieve so much with young children and help support the parents too, I then decided I would continue my professional development and completed my level 3, continued on to do NCMA quality first, then started my foundation degree in early years. I have had 3 graded inspections and just been given my 2nd outstanding grading
Childminding has changed over the years and the role of the childminder is as important as ever, but with recent research showing the importance of how the early years experiences help structure a child's future it is even more important for the childminder to be aware of this, EYFS was first brought in, in 2008 then revamped in 2012, most childminders welcomed the introduction of a guidance to help show we are supporting children to their full potential, one of my strong points I feel is the ability to implement EYFS fully whilst still ensuring I provide the home environment where children can relax, join in with family life and enjoy being a child.
I love the outdoors and we share a community allotment space with some fellow childminders, I make use of all the local parks and play areas. We visit soft play and museums and enjoy trips to the beach, we make use of the metro system for most of your outings.
Our garden is child friendly and accessible at in all weathers using protective clothing I provide.
Children under 5 follow the EYFS framework whilst in my setting and is recorded using babysdays software, enabling parents easy access to their child's everyday activities, learning, photos and invoicing as well as the settings policies and procedures.
I have been childminding since 2004, i have looked after children of various ages ranging from 2
Weeks to 14 years, but have experience with older and younger children through my role as a mum :)
I have looked after children with autisim and also with food intolerances.
I have also experience with diabetes in children and asthma in children.
I am also able to offer the free entitlement for the 2, 3 and 4 year olds, saving you up to £120 per week.
Thank you cards and letters are available from previous parents for you to read about my service.
I have completed my level 4 in Certificate in Early Years, and went onto complete my foundation degree in Early years, I am currently working toward Hygge accreditation and also a baby and toddler yoga certification.
I have also completed many more courses including first aid, child protection, mark making matters, sounds and letters, rainy day play, attachment and bonding to name a few, all certificates are available to view.
My daughter is also fully trained and we both continue our professional development on a regular basis
I work from 7am to 6pm Monday to Thursday, Friday 7-4:30 but other hours are negotiable.
I can offer the free education for 2,3 & 4 year olds currently 15 hours per week. A wraparound service can alo be added to this if extra hours are required.
I also provide the 30 hours childcare for 3/4 year olds.
I currently pick up from St Bartholomew's primary school and St Stephens Primary school, Benton , home collection and drop off available from August/September
I take upto 5 weeks holiday per year, this inlcudes 3 days training i have to take in order to keep up my accreditation status.
My main clients for the last 5 years have been mainly medical students and doctors, so have a good understanding of the needs this profession requires from their childcare provider.
I currently have 1 vacancy for a child under 5, 1 vacancy for a child in full time school, and holiday care available
Pay as you use contracts available for children in holidays only 9-5 £40
|Last Updated: 02/03/2022|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
My fees start at £4.20 an hour , this included all meals and snacks. Nappies and wipes are also provided as long as non specialised items required
We attend toddlers and soft play and various outings, all costs are covered by myself.
I charge full fee if your child cannot attend either through illness or holidays.
No fee is due for my holidays or if i am unavailble though sickness etc, my holidays are given is advance of at least 2 month and include the period over Xmas, training days are required at times as per my agreement with North Tyneside council to offer Early years education and as much notice as possible will be given of these.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at St Stephens Roman Catholic Primary School Aided
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at St Bartholomew's Church of England Primary School (Aided)
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Benton Dene Primary School
My Ofsted Inspections
The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.
- DBS Check (added 28/03/2019)
- Training Certificate: University qualification (added 28/03/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 28/03/2019)
- First Aid Certificate: First aid (added 28/03/2019)
- Training Certificate: child protection (added 04/02/2019)
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Susie has been looking after Finlay for 6 months now and he absolutely LOVES going. I know he’s so well looked after and he always has the best time xxxx
5 stars doesn’t even come close to the rating Susie and her daughter deserve!!!
Susie and Claire have looked after my son for 4 months now, we came to Susie looking for emergency childcare due to a failed prior placement. Susie restored my faith in childminders immediately! My son is a different child thanks to her care! He cuddles Susie on a morning and smiles. As a parent this is the most reassuring sign as he never used to do this at his other placement.
Susie is extremely professional. She is the care I had so craved for my son. She provides the loving, warm, happy, stimulating environment every parent wants for their child while they work. I have always felt comfort knowing Susie and Claire look after my son the way I would.
Susie communicates everything my child has done/eaten/slept etc etc. Information is never difficult to get hold of from Susie as she uses the baby’s days app. She kindly uploads photos of your child, which when you’re on a 12hour shift it’s reassuring to see what your child is up to!
Nothing is ever too much trouble for Susie, she has often swapped days for me due to my rota changing. She’s very flexible and accommodating.
I can not recommend this lady enough! I’m so pleased I found her! :)
I came to work in Newcastle for six months with my (then) 9 month old, leaving my family, friends and support network back in Nottingham.
When I came for a visit the children in Susie's care were well looked after, happy and calm, they kept offering toys to my son who appeared very 'at home' in the new surroundings.
Susie is very warm and caring, as is Claire who works with her. I could see from the online journal that Oliver was involved in many varied, age-appropriate and stimulating activities and, with Susie's catering background, he had lots of home cooked meals and we are certainly not troubled with a fussy eater!
Having Susie look after Oliver meant that I could relax knowing that he was safe and happy and very well looked after while I was working and really added to my lovely experience up in Newcastle.
Thank you Susie, you do an amazing job xx
Response by susiecm3 on 15/04/2019:
Thank you Frances, it was a pleasure looking after your little man, and a great family to work with xx
I came to Newcastle on a work trip and Susie did an amazing job taking care of my 4 years old! Her house is clean and tidy with a beautiful garden and friendly animals but the main thing is Susie her self. She is kind loving accommodating calm and would go that extra mile to make you and your child happy and comfortable!
any one looking for a nanny in Newcastle you will thank your self for choosing Susie!
Susan looked after our 2.5year old daughter, Leila, for short period in 2012 (I was returning to full-time work at short notice and we were waiting for a full-time place at the nursery) and feel very lucky that we found her.
Susan put our mind at ease from the moment we met her, she is extremely friendly, caring and attentive. Susan is an excellent childminder and Leila had a lovely time in her care.
We will definately be keeping her in mind if we need a childminder in the future and for a longer period if possible.
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