5 stars (17)

Childminder in Middlesbrough

Female Non-smoker Member since May 2014 Last Updated Aug 2017 Last Login 21 Jun 2018 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

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. This is all evidenced within each child's daily diary and individual EYFS Learning Journey.

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 A-C Graded GCSE's
*4 A Levels
*Paediatric First Aid
*Safe Guarding Children
*5 Star 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.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 03/02/2017

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.00 per hour

Please contact me for my current daily fee.

All healthy, well balanced meals are included within my prices!

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

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Maria looked after my two year little girl. Before she started, I had huge anxiety about leaving my daughter all day, five days a week with anyone who wasn't my Mam. However Maria's genuine care and competence matched by her professionalism and dedication to my daughter's development quickly alleviated any worries I had. Within days, seeing how happy my daughter was and how much she looked forward to going and how much she enjoyed her time with Maria meant I could leave for work worry and guilt free knowing she was is such good caring hands. A genuine home from home. I would recommend Maria to anyone.

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by about MOrmerod on 30/05/2017

Both my children from the age of 6 months to 4 years loved going to Maria's home. Being once a nursery nurse myself and now a teacher, I was very particular on where I was going to leave my boys when I went back to work. When meeting Maria I felt I clicked with her straight away and I felt comfortable leaving my children with her, they both settled down very quickly in her happy and stimulating home. Maria was always a cheerful and pleasant childminder and was fully dedicated to her role. She cared, listened and was always loving to my children, treating them as if they were one of her own. During their time with Maria, Maria would provide well planned and full-filling activities (indoor and out and differentiated), celebrated festivals and even planned mini trips. I always remember the time when my eldest took part in a nativity and all the children had a part too. They loved it! She always provided nutritional meals and snacks and I always received feedback about their meals. I also received detailed feedback about my children's day, she always made sure she spoke to me at the end of the day. My boys are now in full-time school and I still recommend Maria to anyone, as she was a wonderful, caring childminder.

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by about MOrmerod on 13/04/2017

My daughter has been with Maria now since July 2015.

I first came across Maria on this website and I was very impressed with her profile. When I saw she did a school run to St Edwards (the school my son attends) I'm not afraid to say that I did some research and asked his teachers if they knew her and if they did, what they could tell me about her (desperate times call for desperate measures! It's not easy choosing someone to leave your child with!). Both of his teachers spoke really highly of Maria and were full of praise for her.

Within 10 minutes of meeting Maria it felt like I'd known her forever! She is the most approachable, friendliest person ever and its very easy to see why my daughter loves her (along with all the other children in her care).
Maria has a lovely setting, with a huge garden and lots of outdoor games/equipment. Her family, including her 2 children, husband and parents, are all amazing. My daughter especially loves her 'Nana Cath' (Maria's Mum).

I often get compliments on how advanced my daughter is for her age, and this is all down to Maria. She has helped her to grow and develop into a very happy and clever little girl.

In all honesty, I can't thank Maria enough for how great she's been over the past 2 years, and I'm sure how great she'll continue to be over the coming years.

If you are looking for a childminder and Maria has the space then you really needn't look any further. I know she'll make you and your child as happy (and grateful) as she has made us.

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by about MOrmerod on 08/03/2017

I was apprehensive about leaving my 8 month old daughter and returning to work. Maria came highly recommended from another parent and within minutes of meeting her for the first time , I could understand why. Maria is passionate , kind hearted and extremely committed to caring and supporting all children in her care. The welcoming, warm and stimulating environment she has created in her home , meant my daughter settled in so quickly from the start . Maria's organisation is fantastic and it was so reassuring to receive a daily diary and regular photos about my daughters day. Maria has been extremely supportive and influential in my daughters early years of development and she continues to plan exciting outings and activities which promote both learning and enjoyment. It's great to see the creative pictures / resources my daughter comes home with and it's lovely to hear how she's made them. Now nearly six , my daughter loves coming to Maria's after school and feels very much at home in her care. So much so she gets annoyed if I pick her up earlier than expected and always wants to stay longer at 'Reas'. Maria is an exceptional childminder and I feel very blessed that she has played a part in helping my daughter become the polite, caring and confident young girl she is today.

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by about MOrmerod on 06/02/2017

I could not have asked for a better child minder when returning to work and leaving my daughter with Maria at 9 months old. I have witnessed my daughter develop at a rapid pace, in both confidence and intellect. Maria goes way above and beyond for all her children and parents. My daughter loves going to Maria's and waves me off most days shutting the door on me! Maria provides daily diaries and lots of feedback about my child every day. Maria provides nutritious meals and snacks. Her house is a positive learning environment and they always complete lots of different stimulating activities. Maria is a real gem, a true professional and I could not be more grateful. Thank you

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by about MOrmerod on 04/02/2017

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