Childminder in Middlesbrough
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.
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.
*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
*Oral Hygiene Certificate
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.
|Last Updated: 03/02/2017|
- 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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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.
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.
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
My children have both been in Maria’s care from 1 year of age and have grown into happy and confident little girls. Now aged 5 and 3, they consider themselves to be members of Maria’s extended family and are treated as such. The girls are always happy to be looked after by Maria and always have an exciting tale to tell. The wide range of fun activities and outings that she organises (including Halloween and Bonfire Night Parties) shows her dedication and commitment to the job.
I couldn’t be happier with the level of care that my children receive and I’m certain that being in such a positive, happy and stimulating environment is helping them to grow into the polite and caring young girls that I am so proud of. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending Maria - a truly conscientious and inspiring childminder!
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 WOW....how 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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