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Childminder in Droylsden

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Female Member since Aug 2010 Last Updated Apr 2020 Last Login 10 Aug 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
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

About Me


My name is Sharon I live on Greenheys in Droylsden with my Husband Andy and our 2 young children Alfie aged 8 yrs and Jessica who is 5 yrs old. We are a very friendly and welcoming family and love having a house full of young children.
As well as Andy I also work with another assistant both are Ofsted approved and have Full DBS, safeguarding and first aid.

I am an Ofsted registered Childminder and have current first aid and food hygiene. I also have a Diploma in childcare..I keep my training up to date and attend extra courses when available to broaden my knowledge.
I have a lovely secure garden with plenty of room for play. I follow the EYFS and plan activities to meet each individual child's needs. My aim is to make children feel safe, secure and welcome in my home.
I have a separate playroom . We love outdoor activities so if the weather is good we spend a lot of time in the garden or at local parks, dressing up and crafts. We go to various local playgroups and soft play centres.
I have my own car and a full clean drivers licence and both my home and car are fully insured with the appropriate cover.

We have a puppy whom is great with children

We offer before and after school care covering Moorside, Greenside and St Stephens schools

My Experience

We worked as foster carers for 9 years and also have 2 young children of our own a 8 year old son and our 5 year old daughter both go to Moorside Primary .
I have experience from birth to teens.

My Qualifications

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce (QCF) England

Full paedriatric First aid

Current Food Safety Certificate

Level 3 Certificate in Child-minding

Child development

Safe Guarding

Oral Hygeine

Equality and Diversity


Level 3 providing an enabling environment

Communicating with children

Child protection awareness

Promoting resilience in children

Working with children with SEN

Level 3 Teaching Phonics

Level 3 Managing Behaviour

Level 2 Attachment Disorder

Teaching Maths to 0-3 year olds

plus other relevant training certificates can be seen

My Availability

Term time only contracts welcome
All year care available or school holidays only

Normal opening hours are 7.30am till 5.30pm

I can offer 2, 3 and 4 yr free funding places
can offer both 15 and 30 hours funding but limited space so apply early

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Last Updated: 01/03/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

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My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Inspection Report: Ofsted inspection report (added 25/08/2017)
  • Training Certificate: Childminder training (added 17/06/2016)
  • Exam Certificate: Diploma in Childcare (added 17/06/2016)
  • First Aid Certificate: First aid certificate (added 17/06/2016)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 17/06/2016)


Below are the latest reviews for FunTimes Childcare. 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.

Sharon and Tracy provide term time before/afterschool provision for my 2 boys age 7 and 9, they do school drop offs and pick ups and fit us in with their already busy pick up schedule. The boys are provided with breakfast if needed and they have their tea provided too. I'm really pleased to have found Fun Times, they are very accomodating to my needs and most importantly my boys really enjoy going too :)
I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend them to anyone seeking childcare in Droylsden.

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by ctracyca about FunTimes Childcare on 19/04/2020

Sharon and Jill have been looking after Dylan for the last 2months or more and continue to do so, Dylan comes home every day and says he can’t wait for Jill to get him from school and he can go to Sharon’s. Dylan absolutely loves you both

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by Nina about FunTimes Childcare on 05/02/2018

I have been using Sharon since September 2017 and I couldn’t be happier.
My little girl loooks forward to going and enjoys the warm and freindly environment created by Sharon
I would highly recommend Sharon

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by Cath23 about FunTimes Childcare on 04/02/2018

My twin girls have been attending since the start of term in September and I couldn't be happier.
They come home smiling every day, they have nothing but good things to say about Sharon Jill and Andy. They love the settings and all the other children and have even overcome their fear of dogs by coming here.
Couldn't ask for anyone better to care for my babies, it's one of the hardest things to do leaving them and the entire process has been made so much easier knowing how happy they are here.
Will be gutted when the time comes to leave.xx

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by Cristina about FunTimes Childcare on 04/02/2018

My son has been going to Sharon's for nearly two years and both my son and myself have been happy with Sharon's services the whole time. Being in such a relaxed, caring environment with Sharon and her family, I couldn't ask for anything more. My son always enjoys all the meals and snacks provided and any outings he's been on. Sharon has been so understanding and flexible to any work situations. I would 100% recommend Sharon for anyone who's looking for childcare.

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by Chloe about FunTimes Childcare on 07/05/2017

Response by FunTimes Childcare on 09/05/2017:

Thank you Chloe he's a pleasure to look after

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