5 stars (12)

Childminder in Rushden

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Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2009 Last Updated Jun 2019 Last Login 14 Nov 2019 Email Website

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
Flexible Hours
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

My name is Andrea. I have been an Ofsted Registered Childminder for 15 years.
Ofsted have rated me "Outstanding" in all areas and I have 5 Star rating by Environmental Health

***Southend Infant/Junior School - after school spaces and we are just a five minute walk from the schools***

Located in the south side of Rushden less than a 5 minute walk from Southend Infant and Junior Schools in a large detached house with ample parking. My setting is clean, light, modern and airy.

I am the Childminder Curiosity Approach Ambassador for the UK.

I am the first childcare provided in the UK to have been awarded the official Curiosity Approach Accreditation. The Curiosity Approach is a modern day approach to Early Childhood. Taking parts from Reggio, Steiner, Te Whariki with a sprinkle of Montessori. It's a beautiful recipe book of wonderful ingredients, carefully mixed together with experience, passion and a love of Early Childhood. It's baked together in a mindful oven of loveliness that needs thoughtful practitioners and professionals to be mentally present, thankful and forever curious about their career with little children. Be Curious, Have Fun, Make a Difference!

I am an NCA Network Approved and Quality Assured Childminder with level 3 NVQ in Childcare, Learning and Development.

We have a chihuahua called Gizmo and a Ragdoll cat called Elvis.

I drop and collect and am well established at Southend Infant and Junior Schools. I drop and collect from local nurseries and pre-schools within the Rushden and Higham Ferrers.

I offer term time, school holidays, part time and full time hours.

Thanks for looking

My Experience

I have been a Registered Childminder since April 2003.

My Qualifications

I have completed the following:

NVQ Level 3 in Childcare,Learning and Development
ICP
Food Hygiene
St John First Aid
Quality Assured Level 3
NCMA Children Come First Network Registered
Protective Behaviours
Safeguarding Children
ADHD and Aspergers Syndrome
I am a Support Childminder
Cetificate in Montessori Practice

My Availability

full time, part time, term time, school holidays, occasional
I work from 7am until 6pm

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 16/09/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

My fees are inclusive of meals and outings
2 and 3 Year old funded children welcome

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Training Certificate: The Curiosity Approach (added 05/12/2018)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Andrea Booth. 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.

My children have been going to Andrea for nearly two years. One, before and after school and the other full days. I truly believe you wouldn't find a better childminder for miles. She is the first UK accredited Curiosity Approach childminder and this setting has made a huge difference to my children. No traditional toys, all about exploring and learning through every day materials. Her child minding room is like a fairy land. My children are happy and always have stories to tell. Andrea keeps me updated regularly with photos and feedback. My girls have thrived since being with her and I honestly couldn't ask for a more trustworthy and talented childminder.

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by about Andrea Booth on 13/06/2019

Andrea has looked after our son James since he was about 18 months old. She has been amazing and provides a lovely and welcoming environment.

I love the extra measures she takes to ensure the children’s continued development and her creative approach is certainly an added benefit to this.

She always posts lovely pictures of the children at play and is easily reached at any time. James is happy and relaxed when I pick him up or drop him off.

The other children are very sweet and they all play and share together really well. Even with as younger and probably more challenging child I can see James is happy and enjoys his time with Andrea and building friendships.

We have been burned in the past by one on one childcare and I wouldn’t hesitate for a second to recommend Andrea to anyone.

Everyone needs an Andrea! ❤️

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by about Andrea Booth on 27/11/2018

A warm, loving environment where my daughter are always happy because she feel good at Andrea home. Couldn't think of anyone better to look after my princess:)

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Andrea Booth on 22/09/2017

When my daughter first started with Andrea I was a bag of nerves as I hadn't really left her for longer than a hour. Andrea really put me at ease and sent me pictures through the day to reassure me that all was well. My daughter settled really well considering in her 1st week she was teething.
Andrea is fab and her home has all that a child could want/need. She is flexible with my working pattern which is also a godsend.
The daily activities provided and that she is taken to are amazing these include heartbeeps and going to the stables to see the ponies.
I would recommend Andrea in a flash. X

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by about Andrea Booth on 05/01/2016

I first met Andrea 2 years ago while I was pregnant with my first and only child, she had a group of roughly 10 children eating out. I approched her and asked for her details as the children were extremely well behaved and I could not believe how one person (two adults where present) could have such control......I knew then that she was the person I wanted to look after my unborn child when the time arose.
I contacted Andrea again only 2 months ago (my daughter was then 15 months old) to see if she had any space.
Andrea was extremely helpful in every respect. She fully understood that I "really" did not want to leave my daughter and that I was going to be a frustrated mum!! Andrea helped with all my insecurities and was eager to meet Zara.
Zara has now been with Andrea for one month and I have no issues with leaving her with Andrea. More importantly, Zara loves her time with Andrea.
Zara has progressed already since being with Andrea with her language and play. She is already acting like a Two year old.
I have NO doubt in my mind that I have found the "perfect setting" for my daughter.
I am happy to recommend Andrea 100%.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Andrea Booth on 14/01/2014

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