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Childminder in Darlington

Female Member since Aug 2010 Last Updated Jul 2023 Last Login 04 Jun 2024

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications

About Me

I live in a 3 bedroomed house with a front garden and large enclosed back garden with covered area allowing access during bad weather. I live alone with my 13 year old daughter and two young sons, 3yr and 1yr . My home is close to all local amenities and public transport including rail. We are approximately 10/15 minutes walk from the town centre and my local primary school and nursery.

I have my own car and a selection of car seats for all age ranges. I have held a full driving license for 13 years with no endorsements.

I enjoy socialising, reading and watching films at home and the cinema. I love spending time with my children going to the park, swimming, riding and visiting a friends ponies.

My Experience

I have been childmindinding since July 2011.

I have 9 years experience working within private nurseries and 9 years childminding experience. I have worked with all age ranges from weeks old up to 12 years. I have had room leader roles within a variety of these ages and a deputy managers role.
I have a 13 year old daughter and two young sons and care for children of friends and family on a regular basis.

I offer a wide range of toys and activities for all ages and stages of development, including lots of resources and ideas for messy play. I offer outings to my local parks and the South Park, playgroups, library, local shops and on daily school runs. I do at times, e.g. during school holidays, plan further afield outings to lots exciting destinations.

I am a member of PACEY
I am Ofsted registered.
If required references will be available.

My Qualifications

BTEC National Diploma in Early Years - July 2002

Partnership with Parents - January 2006

CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Home-based Childcare - January 2010

Basic Food Hygiene - February 2013

PREVENT training - July 2016

Tigerlily Paediatric First Aid - March 2019

Safeguarding level 1 - December 2016

My Availability

I currently have spaces in both early years and school age, and can plan ahead for future needs.

I will consider all contracts including full/part time, holiday + term time, emergency childcare & short term contracts.

I will take children from weeks old up to 14yrs

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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 no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 17/06/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.80 per hour

My fees will differ depending on individual needs and circumstances

Based on 20hrs plus per week
3.80 for under 5's (not yet in full time education)
Before and Afterschool
7.30-9.00am - 6.00 per session
3.15-6.00pm 12.00 per session
Holiday club fees 8hrs + food 4-8yrs £30 5hrs £18.50
8yrs + £25 £15

My fees will include breakfast, snacks, drinks and all toys and resources.

Meals and snacks, including breakfast, snacks, hot dinner and light tea, will cost an addtional 3.50 per day (excluding before & afterschool and holiday club).

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 Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
30 May 2022
3 July 2017 - Good
1 July 2015 - 2
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My Documents

  • UK Passport (added 16/07/2023)


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