Childminder in Middlesbrough

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23 May 14
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19 January 17
North Yorkshire
5 stars (11)

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My Summary

Ofsted Registered Hover for information Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care First Aid Training
DBS Check Hover for information Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence Own Car
School Pickups Childcare Qualifications

About Me

My name is Maria, I am a registered childminder and was graded OUTSTANDING in both of my Ofsted inspections. I live in Linthorpe, Middlesbrough with my husband, son and daughter.

I have always had a passion to work in a job that involves being loving, caring and supportive and feel incredibly lucky to have found exactly that!

I have a large variety of stimulating toys and learning equipment designed for all ages from 0-12+years old. I am especially eager to help children at pre-school (EYFS) levels. I consider learning is best achieved by using a variety of appropriate play strategies and equipment. This develops their mental, physical, kinaesthetic and communication skills.

I have a designated, stimulating play room and large rear garden with adventure playground for children of all ages. I am registered to care for children from Birth-13years and have always cared for a variety of ages.

We enjoy regular outings to local museums, libraries, parks, arts&crafts events and soft plays.

My Experience

I have been registered for nearly 10 years now and have gained an incredible amount of experience. While I have been a successful childminder (Ofsted Outstanding) in my own right, I have lived in a childminding environment for much of my life. My Mother (Catherine Ormerod) has been a childminder since 1986. She is no longer my mentor but is my registered assistant as we work closely together on a daily basis. From the word 'go' I realised this was what I wanted to do. I love caring for children!

As a mother myself I am fully aware of how precious our own children are to us, therefore finding what is right for them is a common ground with all parents that we strive to achieve.

My Qualifications

*Childminding and Home based Childcare
*Diploma in Children and Young People
*13 GCSE's
*4 A Levels
*Paediatric First Aid
*Safe Guarding Children
*Food Hygiene
*SENCO Certificate
*CAFF Certificate
*ICP Certificate
*EYFS Trained/Certificates
*Oral Hygiene Certificate
*FGM Certificate

My Availability

My Usual Working Days & Times:-

Monday - Friday:
7.45am - 5.30pm (However I am flexible, so this can be discussed with myself)

I currently do School drop off and pick ups from
St Edwards RC Primary School and Green Lane Primary Academy.

My Fees

My Fees are currently:

£29 Per Full Day (9 Hours, 45mins)
£135 Full Week (5 days)

All healthy, well balanced meals are included within the above prices!

I offer places for Achieving 2 year olds and the new 3/4 year old 30 hours government funding.

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.

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Below are the latest reviews for MOrmerod. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other users and not of 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.

I had been worrying for a while about finding a childminder who could look after my little boy whilst I went back to work full time. It was recommended that I speak to Maria and meet her as a potential childminder.
At our first meeting I brought along my little boy who was only 5-6 months old at the time, he was crying uncontrollably (as a first time mum I still had no idea what I was doing) so she asked if she could help (I was more than happy) as soon as I passed him over to her he was settled, it was at this point I thought did she do that?! I NEED her as my childminder!!
We had a few settling in days when "HD" started he was 1 year old and he seemed to settle straight away, I started to panic when he grew a bit older and he got very clingy to me, Maria told me that this was normal and it was all part of the development stages,
As time has gone on "HD" now LOVE going to Maria's and has nicknamed her "Mia" he comes home with a diary of what he has done for the day and what he has eaten its fantastic, I love being kept up to date with thing, I get pictures of him throughout the day and he even brings me things home that he has made!! Henry is now 2 and still loves going to Mia's house and I love taking him somewhere which is a home from home.

All in all i totally recommend Maria and wouldn't look anywhere else, Maria has not only become my little boys childminder but also a good friend and my parenting guru!! Thank you for everything Maria!!

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by about MOrmerod on 11/01/2017

Maria has cared for my son since he was a baby and he is now 10 years old. He refers to her as his second mum. I am dreading the day he is big enough to look after himself! My daughter also grew up in Maria's care and I've had the experience of full time care and after school, both outstanding.
The home environment is amazing with a playroom lots of resources and the most amazing outdoor adventure playground. Maria has been a source of excellent advice and support on many issues and you could not ask for more from a childminder. Both of my children used to actually cry to go to her house which is a reflection on how much they enjoyed her attention and the environment she provides. I consider myself extremely lucky to have Maria as my childminder.

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by about MOrmerod on 11/01/2017

Maria is an outstanding childminder who is perfect in her role- the children all love her and she enjoys her job- this is obvious as soon as you go into the house. In particular, my son misses Maria when he doesn't go there...

If you want a friendly, nurturing environment, a caring minder, excellent communication and someone who isn't phased by anything childminding can throw at her, then Maria is the one for you!

I cannot recommend her highly enough.

I consider myself very lucky to have her caring for my son and can see how much he has developed into a confident, happy little boy under her care.

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by about MOrmerod on 11/01/2017

Where do I start! My little boy was 8 months old when he started going to Maria's. I knew as soon as I met Maria (and her mam, Cath who is Maria's assistant after years of being a childminder herself) that it was the perfect person to look after my baby. Maria's house is equipped with so many learning materials, interactive and sensory toys and a huge garden with lots of activities to stimulate their little minds. Elijah loves going to see Maria and his little friends and always has stories to tell me and creative artwork to show me. His social skills are fantastic as well as his communications skills and his general development which I credit Maria playing
a large role in. The children are fed healthy meals and do physical activity through play and outdoor visits to the parks and museums. I've chosen to leave Elijah in Maria's childcare rather than send him to school nursery as her passion and care she gives to the children is amazing and he's very happy there. I would thoroughly recommend Maria, she is completely trustworthy, caring and a genuinely lovely person.

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by about MOrmerod on 10/01/2017

My little girl, Freya started going to Maria's in August 2014 and it was the best thing that we did. She has come on leaps and bounds since going.

Maria is a lovely lady who ensures we always know how the day has gone through a daily diary as well as sending pictures and messages to put our minds at ease that Freya is ok and enjoying herself.

Maria provides a wide variety of activities for all the children, including arts and crafts, singing and dancing and days out at the park when the weather is warmer.

I am really glad that we chose Maria to look after Freya its the best decision we've made.

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by about MOrmerod on 10/01/2017

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