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Childminder in Romiley

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jul 2010 Last Updated May 2020 Last Login 27 May 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder and I am based in Romiley I live a short walk from the Village & train station.
I was Graded ‘Good’ at my last Ofsted inspection on 15/11/19.
I live within a short walking distance to Romiley train station & the Village.
I am Paediatric first aid trained
I live a short walking distance from Romiley train station and village.
We are DBS & CRB checked.
Our pets are well cared for and very friendly cats.

I offer a happy, friendly & homely environment.
I do not use the upstairs part of my home for childminding,
Children have access to areas within the downstairs part of my home, which incorporates two comfortable child friendly rooms, one being set up as a play room and the other for quiet time & relaxation when required.
These rooms are linked to a safe enclosed outside play area .
I have a cloaks/toilet on the same level too.
I have a considerable amount of resources and toys which allows me to accommodate all ages and stages of development.
I provide opportunities for children to have a choice of free play and I am led mainly by each individual child's interests, as well as planned and themed activities which incorporate the latest EYFS areas of learning.
We spend time playing outdoors where ever possible .
I regularly plan visits to the local outdoors some of our favourites being Compstalls Etherow park, Brabyns park,
High Lee park at New mills & Glossop's Manor park.
My car is a well maintained seven seater and I am covered with class 1 childminding business insurance.
I have child seats to accommodate all ages & stages for the children and the seats are checked and regularly maintained also updated and replaced where necessary.

My Experience

I have been a registered Childminder for over 27 yrs and I have cared for children within the ages of 0 to 14 yrs .
I have cared for several children with multiple allergies and or intolerance to certain foods examples being : coeliac, dairy, eggs, gluten, milk protein allergy.
I also have cared for babies & children with the gastric reflux condition known as GERD.
I am also trained and have experience of caring for children with asthma .
speech / language
delay.
Sensory processing disorders and mild Autism.
References are available on request from Parents of my minded children both past and present.

My Qualifications

I have achieved a level 5 BTEC/HNC Qualification ..
Working with Families & Young Children'.
Plus a Cache level 3 certificate in Childminding practice..
I have completed numerous courses relating to child development and continually update my knowledge through new courses on offer.
I regularly attend courses and hold an up to date Paediatric first aid certificate,
Child-protection & Safeguarding level 2 Designated lead .
Fire Training
Other recent courses attended include ;
Positive behaviour management,
Tremendous 2 yr olds
Teeth & tummies
Asthma training
Child psychology
Portage & play development.
Babies & young children attachment.
EYFS development tracking.
which can be viewed up on request .

My Availability

Please feel free to Contact me about my current availability .
My general opening times are :
Monday to Thursday 7.30 am until 6.00 pm .
However I can be flexible depending on your requirements .
Earlier starts or later finishing times will be considered though may incorporate an extra fee for unsocial hours .

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes no yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes no yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 05/05/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

I am happy to give my fee information on request according to what your requirements are.
Set rates for before & after school care
Set sessional daily rates full day or half day.
Discounts can be discussed where 4 or more full days each week are required .

TERM TIME ONLY PLACEMENTS IF REQUIRED.....
I am willing to set up contracts on this basis .
I do not charge fees or retainers for school holidays if they are not required.
I can offer placements to students who are eligible to claim college or university childcare payments .

GOVERNMENT FUNDING.....

I am able to provide care for parents of children who are entitled to claim funding for 3/4 yr olds towards 15/30 hours of childcare .
subject to eligibility some parents may qualify for 15/30 hours of funding for their 2 yr old depending on the criteria required to qualify.

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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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Kaths Kidz. 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.

We have been fortunate to have found Kath early on to have looked after both our children prior to going to school. We couldn't believe our luck/relief when she offered to do pick up from Ludworth. Kath does earlier starts than any other childminders we know, which is great when you have an early start. If fortunate to finish early from work we are often get greeted with a 'we aren't ready to go home yet'! Our children are always playing with toys when we pick them up (never sat in front of the TV) which indicates the range of toys Kath has to keep all ages entertained. We have recommended Kath to our friends who are so thankful that their child is now being looked after by her. If you are looking for before or after school childcare (or both) Kath is fantastic, it really takes away the stress from working parents! Knowing your child is well cared for and enjoying their setting is priceless and that is what you get.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Kaths Kidz on 02/04/2018

I can’t recommend or thank Kath highly enough! She has cared for my son 3 days a week since he was 9 months old in June 2015 and he loves her like a second mum! Being a single parent, my son had barely left my side before he started at Kath’s but he settled with her very quickly and easily and now regularly asks to go to Kath’s on his days with me! She is incredibly caring, kind and attentive towards him and all the children in her care. Her house is packed with equipment, toys, craft items, books and everything a little one could possibly want. You can tell she really listens to and understands the needs of the children in her care, and she is always coming up with new ways to challenge, encourage and excite them. Nothing is too much trouble and she is brilliant at keeping in touch and letting you know how your child is getting on. She is also a font of knowledge and her advice has been invaluable when dealing with some of the more challenging moments of parenthood.

She takes them to various groups and activities through the week which my son really looks forward to, ballet is his particular favourite, and he has learned much more with Kath than I ever could have taught him at home. He will miss her immensely when he goes to school but will be returning to her in the holidays which he is very happy about!

If you are looking for a fabulous childminder then look no further, you have found her!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by about Kaths Kidz on 27/03/2018

Both of our children have been with Kath since July 2014. After having our son I used a local nursery but following the birth of our daughter we decided to look for a childminder. After visiting a few childminders we came across Kath and I knew straight away that she would be perfect for our children. They settled in straight away so I had no worries when I left them to return to work. They have never once not wanted to go and my daughter is often heard saying 'Kaths house now!' All of Kaths toys are clean and in working order. She has so many toys, craft equipment and books that our children are spoilt for choice. They go on weekly visits to play centres, local parks, farms and trips out to museums, I really don't know where Kath gets her stamina from!
Kath really shows an interest in what our children enjoy and almost weekly we turn up and she has bought something for them to develop that interest or searched for places that will enhance their learning.
Our son will really miss Kath when he goes to school to September. We are so thankful that we found Kath and would not hesitate in recommending her.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Kaths Kidz on 23/05/2015

My son has gone to Kath's from being 3 months old, he's now 19 months old and very happy there. He has cow's milk protein allergy, GERD and is soya intolerant, Kath has been great at dealing with my sons allergy's, she always discusses any foods with me before giving them to my son and she gave me the option of providing all of my sons food or she was happy to provide him all allergy safe foods whilst in her care. Every now and then she'll tell me she's found another 'safe' food for my son at the supermarket, I think it's awesome that she takes the time to read labels in the supermarket for my son even though she doesn't have to as I have chosen to provide all of my sons food for now, but this just shows me she genuinely cares and takes my sons allergies seriously. My sons GERD is very much under control now but it’s been great to have a childminder who gets it as not many people (in my experience) know what GERD is but Kath does. when my son was three months old his GERD was quite bad, up until he was around ten months he would choke on his vomit often so I was scared to leave him with anyone but after reading about Kath’s many qualifications and experience on here I thought if my son does choke then Kath is qualified to deal with it and has had the proper training where as I haven’t so I knew I could trust her. Kath is very easy going and really does put me at ease. A few months ago I needed an extra day for my son and thought it would be good to use a nursery so my son would get some variation but during the induction period they fed him dairy knowing he is severely allergic, I phoned Kath crying my eyes out and she was great, calmed me down and said she’ll have my son on that extra day! I was and still am so grateful to have such a wonderful childminder who takes great care of my son and I never worry if he’s ok because I know he is safe. My son will stay with Kath now until he goes to school as I don’t want to use a nursery ever again. Nine times out of ten when I collect my son he doesn’t want to come home, when I pick him up he’ll reach out to Kath and as much as i’d like my son to have missed me, it’s a great reassurance for me to know he enjoys his time at Kath's that much.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Kaths Kidz on 31/01/2015

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