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Childminder in North Dorset District

Babysitter in North Dorset District

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Sep 2014 Last Updated Apr 2021 Last Login 25 Nov 2021 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
DBS Check
Special Needs Experience
First Aid Training
Evening Babysitter
Weekend Babysitter
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
Outstanding Rated
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

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Hi, my name is Sue O’Brien. I’m 51 and happily married with four gorgeous children. I am mature enough to be reliable, approachable and sensible, yet always young enough to be flexible, fun loving and funky! I can offer a friendly, educational and safe family environment.

I believe that communication between Parent/Carer and myself is paramount and therefore I will give you daily feedback on our activities, any sleep time and incidences of good behaviour for example. I operate a positive behaviour management policy which I find lends itself to a happy, relaxed and fun environment.
I can provide some examples of our weekly activities and outings, my managing behaviour policy and various other procedures and policies, permission sheets as well as details of my charges and what is included in them, plus other useful information.

My Experience

I became a registered childminder in November 2005 and I have always loved working with, and being around, children. From the age of fourteen I helped run the local youth club, I was forever babysitting and throughout all of my university holidays (of which there were many) I looked after an array of friends’ and neighbours’ children. I also have nine nieces and nephews ranging in age from three to twenty nine years.
When I returned to work after my first daughter was born I used the services of a local childminder so I know from personal experience that a variety of emotions and practicalities are involved. As a rule of thumb I will always take my lead from you, their Parent/Carer, because you know your child better than anyone else.

My Qualifications

I am first aid trained and I have successfully dealt with real life emergency situations in a calm and efficient way. I have also successfully completed the Introducing Childminding Practice Course, I refreshed my food hygiene course in 2014 and I passed an NVQ Level Three in Children’s Care, Development and learning in March 2008. I am an Accredited Childminder which means I can accept the Government Funding for 2, 3 & 4 year olds. I am also very proud to say that I have been an Early Years Professional (EYP) since March 2012 & in my latest Ofsted inspection I was awarded an Outstanding Grade.

My Availability

I am currently full in regards to childminding during the day but I am available every evening for babysitting (at your home) on an occasional basis.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School no no no no no no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School no no no no no no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 26/04/2021

My Fees

  • Babysitting from £8.00 per hour
  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Childminding is £5.00 per hour for each individual child.

Babysitting is from £8.00 per hour, this increases after 11pm & over 2 children.

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

  • DBS Check (added 09/10/2019)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 09/10/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for SueOB10. 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.

I knew that I wanted Sue as the childminder for my children the moment that I met her. Her lovely home was a safe haven for both of my children with a lovely comfortable feeling full of toys, books and heaps of love and cuddles. Sue always makes sure there is regular activities going on, both outside the home and in it which my children loved. When I collected them from work, my children's little faces would light up when they spoke to me about the things that they had been doing. They often had a drawing or painting in hand too, which they were always very proud of. It really was lovely to hear the excitement in their voices.
Sue was always incredibly organised and thorough at keeping up with the written side of the job too, which included portfolios of my children's development, their eating and sleeping routines etc. The communication both written and verbal made everything very clear. If there was a problem at all then I found it easy to seek advice and support from Sue.
My children really enjoyed spending time with her children which made the whole thing even better. In fact, they still maintain the wonderful relationships they have built with them even though they are not under Sue's care anymore. It really was the very best decision I have made having Sue as our childminder.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Louisa Louisa about Avatar for SueOB10 SueOB10 on 06/02/2021

Sue is an excellent babysitter, reliable and trustworthy. We have children with a variety of needs and Sue is always able to settle them to bed and make them feel relaxed and safe. I highly recommend.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Clare Clare about Avatar for SueOB10 SueOB10 on 31/01/2021

Sue has been childminder for all 3 of my girls over 9 years. All 3 were so happy and settled there and grew so much. My eldest started at 4yrs old, I had never used a childminder before and was apprehensive. As soon as I met Sue I felt at ease and knew I wouldn't be going anywhere else. The 2nd of my girls to go through Sue started with her at 3 months old and by 18months it became apparent she had additional needs which at times were quite challenging. Sue never gave up on her and continued to support her through some really tough times.
I would recommend Sue time and again. My girls were always happy to be with Sue and enjoyed the time there. They are all in school now and still talk about Sue and their time there and enjoy times when they can see her.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for Cara Cara about Avatar for SueOB10 SueOB10 on 30/01/2021

Sue collected and looked after our daughters after school. They both thoroughly enjoyed their time with her. They had lots of fun doing crafts and playing with the great selection of toys and games and other children in the setting. We only moved away from Sue due to the pandemic, and we would happily use her again. A happy, safe and warm environment.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by Avatar for alih7 alih7 about Avatar for SueOB10 SueOB10 on 29/01/2021

Sue is a fantastic, caring and kind childminder with excellent home based provision. She works collaboratively with parents to bring the best out in your child and makes sure they are happy, healthy and well stimulated. She works with a network of childminders, so your child gets to experience small and larger groups of children to play with and a wide variety of activities each day.

My daughter loved her time with Sue and grew in confidence, communication and collaboration skills. We just both loved it!

  • 5 stars Overall
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  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for Rae Rae about Avatar for SueOB10 SueOB10 on 29/01/2021

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