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Maria R

Childminder in Shrewsbury

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Female Member since Jun 2010 Last Updated Jun 2022 Last Login 29 Jun 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

I am an Ofsted registered childminder (graded outstanding). I have over 20 years of experience working with children. Previously, I was a primary school teacher, but since becoming a mum my focus shifted to the development and education of babies and toddlers - and so I decided to work with this age group as a childminder.

In my 15 years as a teacher, I had lessons graded outstanding in three separate Ofsted inspections. This, along with my outstanding childminding inspection, is a reflection of my absolute commitment to education and my drive to deliver it in a lively, age-appropriate way.

I have great fun with my mindees - we do lots of messy fun activities, play with sand and water, dig in the garden whilst looking for mini beasts, splash in puddles and sing lots of songs! We also visit parks, playgroups and the library. I aim to pass on my love of nature to all children, so we spend a lot of our time in the woods.

Sharing stories with babies and children is a passion of mine – I have hundreds of books! My background as a literacy co-ordinator in an outstanding school allowed me access to excellent training on all aspects of literacy development. This, combined with my language acquisition studies at university, means that language and literacy are real strengths in my provision.

I only take on a small number of children at any one time – I never take on the maximum number of children that I am allowed. As a result, I can spend quality time with each child and provide the highest level of care.

My fees include home cooked meals and healthy snacks – so you don’t have to spend your precious time preparing meals for your little one.

Please get in touch if you would like more information, or to come and look around my setting.

I am based in Radbrook.

My Experience

As a primary school teacher I worked with all age groups from nursery to year 6.

I had my first Ofsted inspection as a childminder in November 2010 and was graded as outstanding.

My Qualifications

B.Ed Honours degree with English as main subject
Ofsted registered childminder
Paediatric First Aid Course
Fire Safety Awareness Course
Introduction to Childcare Practice
Enhanced CRB check
'Terrific Twos' course
Food Safety and Hygiene Course
Introduction to Safeguarding
I have many certificates for short courses that I have completed on a wide range of areas linked to child development and education

My Availability

I operate from 8am to 6am Monday to Friday. I can be flexible depending on your needs.
I am also happy to provide school holiday cover or term time only.

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Last Updated: 15/06/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Please contact me to discuss fees.

My Local Schools

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My Ofsted Inspections

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15 January 2020
11 March 2016 - Met (no children present during inspection)
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My Documents

  • DBS Check (added 28/01/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 05/01/2020)
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