Childminder in Westdene, Brighton

Babysitter in Westdene, Brighton

Female Non-smoker Member since Aug 2014 Last Updated Apr 2018 Last Login 27 Jan 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Daytime Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
School Pickups
Childcare Qualifications
Flexible Hours

About Me

My name is Andrea Svoboda, I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder and I run Active Minds Childcare.

I live with my husband (a teacher) and my two daughters. We live in Westdene, a lovely family friendly suburb of Brighton and Hove. We are in an ideal location to the A23, A27 and only 10 minutes drive away from the centre of town.

I previously worked in the financial sector as a Financial Adviser. After having my children I chose to stay at home to look after them full time.

We live in a bungalow in Westdene, a few minutes’ walk from the local school. We are lucky to live at the edge of the South Downs National Park where we enjoy spending lots of time. We are within walking distance of parks, a local library, woodland, a large green, many playgroups and local shops.

We have lots of toys and resources and enjoy messy play and arts and craft activities. I pride myself on having a safe, clean and smoke free home.

We have a large enclosed garden with a patio area, and a gated child friendly play zone with artificial grass. We have a large lawn area and a decked area with toys for older children. We also enjoy growing our own vegetables and herbs in dedicated planters.

We love to be outside so we make sure we spend time out and about, or in the garden every day. Our outings include local playgroups, soft plays, parks, beaches, libraries, museums, farms and National trust locations.

My Experience

I have had lots of experience with my own children. I am a qualified Swimming teacher and have taught children to swim. I have also looked after friends children over the last few years. One summer I also took part in ' Camp America' where you live with and look after a group of young children.

I have two personal references which I am happy to pass on to prospective parents.

My Qualifications

I am an Ofsted Registered Childminder.

I hold a Paediatric First Aid certificate.

I have completed my Level 3 award in Home Based Childcare.

I have also completed a Food hygiene course and a Safeguarding course.

I continue to complete on-going training to keep my skills up to date.

Both myself and my husband hold Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) checks.

I have been driving for 8 years and have a clean license.

My Availability

Active Minds Childcare is open from 08:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday during term time.

However, if required these hours may be extended. I may also be able to provide some pre-arranged childcare in the school holidays.

*** I will have space available Monday to Thursday from September 2017.***

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: 28/04/2018

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

Fees are charged at £6.00 per hour. This includes ALL meals required, snacks, drinks and the cost of most outings.

I am very flexible and do not charge per half or full day. I only charge for the contracted hours that you choose.

If you require earlier drop off times or later collection times please contact me to discuss.

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.

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