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Childminder in Sale

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2014 Last Updated Jun 2020 Last Login 27 Jul 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Key Worker Childcare

About Me

***TERM-TIME ONLY Childminder ***

I am an OFSTED registered TERM TIME ONLY Childminder based in Sale, Cheshire.

I offer a 'home from home' setting that is happy, loving, clean and safe. I cater for every child's individual needs in a structured but fun environment.

I offer a range of toys and equipment in my play room to enable your child to learn and further their knowledge and development and we spend lots of time out and about visiting various playgroups, parks etc.

The typical daily routine here is as follows:

A school run to drop off at Springfield Primary School, a play or toddler group/ library visit/ play centre/other planned outing/adventure, lunch time, rest/sleep time, free play or an organised activity and then a school run to collect from Springfield Primary school. We then have snack time, free play/story time/ a trip to the park (weather permitting!) and then home time.

Breakfast and lunch is provided for full time children as well as a range of healthy snacks throughout the day. I do not provide an evening meal but I am happy for parents to provide this if necessary. Water is available to children at all times and milk/juice is also available on request.

I am a parent too and I understand that you want the absolute best for your children, as we all do, and therefore I will work with you at all times to ensure that they are learning, developing and most importantly- happy and having fun!

I was graded ‘good’ by Ofsted in 2016 and recently maintained this grading (September 2019) under the new framework- A copy of my Ofsted report is available upon request.

I currently offer the universal 15 government funded hours for 2 and 3 year olds.

I also offer the extra/extended 15 government funded hours- please contact me to discuss this further.

Please contact me for any other details and information you may need or to arrange a time that suits you to come and have a look round/have a chat!

My Experience

My childminding business has been open for several years now- please also see ‘reviews’ section.

My Qualifications

Ofsted Registered Childminder

Pediatric First Aid & First Aid Essentials

Enhanced DBS check

Level 3 'How to set up a home based childcare setting' course

Child protection level 3

I have also completed the following courses:
-Supporting early language development
-Food Hygiene
-Child Protection
-Equality & Diversity
-Personal Safety/Data Protection
-Prevent Duty Training
-FGM- recognising and preventing home office training
-Promoting positive behaviour
-Supporting early language development
-Reflective practice in the Early Years
-Improving children's learning through play
-Understanding children's rights
-Child Exploitation and online safety
-Child Neglect
-Safeguarding young people
-Preventing bullying
-The SEND code of Practice
- ADHD awareness
- Autism awareness
- Dyslexia awareness
- GDPR training

My Availability

*****TERM TIME ONLY*****

Please contact me to discuss availability and individual needs.

Opening Hours:

Monday- Friday: 7:30 am- 5:30 pm

** I am unfortunately unable to cater for school drop-offs/pick-ups to/from any school other than Springfield Primary School **

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 01/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Please contact me to discuss fees

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

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  • Exam Certificate: Home based childcare qualification (added 10/01/2019)
  • Training Certificate: Childminder Training (added 10/01/2019)
  • First Aid Certificate (added 10/01/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 10/01/2019)
  • UK Passport (added 10/01/2019)
  • DBS Check (added 10/01/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for Coral Gavaghan. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Coral has been our childminder and part of our family for two years. My daughter loved her from the first moment and I am sure she will continue asking for her for years to come. My daughter started attending Coral's setting a few weeks after we moved from Greece and could only speak a little English and was very reserved at first. Coral quickly gained her trust and helped her open up and be confident with her love and constant support.
With regards to early years learning, Coral was very organised, kept track of all key developmental areas and focused on the next steps and areas that my daughter needed to develop. She kept a file with all my daughter's 'wow' moments and updated it with pictures of activities they had been taking part in and drawings she had made herself. She also often sent pictures of the children while they were doing activities, playing, socialising, experiencing and learning new things.
Last but not least, Coral has been very supportive with us, too. Being new in the country and coming from a completely different culture, it was hard for us to adjust and keep track of every step of the early years' learning. Coral was always available for a chat regarding concerns, fears and uncertainties and always keen to go the extra mile and help with anything.
My daughter is now ready to progress to the next level and will start reception this September. She is now a confident young lady with an unquenchable thirst for learning and who won't stop talking. Although the next steps into education are exciting, we are heartbroken Coral will not be part of our everyday routine, but she will always be a cherished member of our family.
Thank you Coral for everything you have done for us and our little one!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Iliana about Coral Gavaghan on 27/07/2020

My daughter has been going to Coral before and after school for nearly four years now. She loved going from day one and Coral has always been great with her. When I was changing my hours to no longer need to pay for childcare anymore, my daughter was so desperate to still see Coral that I changed my hours to accommodate one day a week for her to spend time with her! She really gets to know your child and their quirks and likes and dislikes etc. She is also so very organised!

My daughter developed anxiety issues about a year ago and Coral was full of advice when it first happened and I am safe in the knowledge that, should my daughter have an anxiety episode while in her care, that she will be well looked after.

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by Sally about Coral Gavaghan on 18/03/2019

My child has been with Coral for the last 4 months and I could not recommend her enough to anyone looking for childcare. From day 1 my little boy was settled and happy which gave me such a piece of mind knowing he was being well looked after. He has had so much fun and done so many lovely activities. We receive weekly photos of the lovely places he has been, things he has made and the activities he has been doing which is so lovely to see.

They have a fabulous routine which my child completely enjoys. He has met some lovely new friends and is now saying their names! Coral has a lovely home which is very child friendly for the children with lots of things to keep them busy.

Coral is also very professional. The children’s development and progress is tracked and they have their own file with all their progress and work they have done which is another lovely thing to see as a parent.

Thanks again for being a fab childminder!!

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by Leah Jam about Coral Gavaghan on 11/01/2019

When returning to work I knew that we wanted our son to be with Coral. I knew her a little from attending the same playgroups with my son and knew that she was kind and attentive with the children and never seemed to have a bad day! What I hadn’t realised is how professional she also is, how much she goes above and beyond for all the children she is looking after and how much she genuinely cares about them.

Our son hadn’t been in a childcare setting before but settled with Coral so quickly. He was always happy to go to her house and full of enthusiasm for the things he had done that day. Coral always keeps the children busy, taking them out and about to various places.

I really appreciated that Coral provides a home-from-home environment which is safe and friendly. The children in her care make great friendships between each other. We have only stopped using Coral as my work situation has changed but it was a difficult decision! If I ever needed a childminder in the future I wouldn’t hesitate to ask Coral.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by SarahB about Coral Gavaghan on 03/09/2018

When it came to going back to work the only place I wanted my child to be was with Coral. She provides a warm, caring, exciting, educational home from home environment.

Coral is fantastic with all the children she looks after and it is clear to see they adore her. With a wonderful ability to combine caring and nurturing activities along with fun and developmental learning, Coral is an amazing childminder.

As a parent I have peace of mind that whilst I work, my children are safe, happy and flourishing thanks to the care and support they receive from Coral.

Whether it's an exciting day trip, the local park, a weekly class/playgroup or fun learning at home, every day is well thought out, planned and thoroughly enjoyable!

As well as being wonderful with children, Coral is reliable, professional and goes above and beyond every day to support the children's happiness, development and wellbeing.

My daughter refers to them as her "Coral days" and when the time comes to start school I know she will be so sad to say goodbye, but she will be leaving a confident, happy and secure little lady with precious memories of her " Coral days"

I simply could not recommend Coral enough!!!

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Laura H about Coral Gavaghan on 28/06/2018

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