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Heather

Childminder in Aldershot

Babysitter in Aldershot

5 stars
(2)

Usually responds within 4 hours

Female Member since Aug 2010 Last Updated Mar 2021 Last Login 14 Jan 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
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
Pre-Registration

About Me

My Name is Heather Adam. I live in Aldershot with my husband Bill, who is my assistant, and my two boys Joshua, age 21 and Ollie, age 17. I was born in London but have lived in Aldershot for most of my life. I started Childminding when Ollie was a toddler. I have found that working with children is extremely rewarding and have now made Childminding my career and not just a job. I live on a popular estate in Aldershot and my house is in a quiet cul-de-sac. My house is a smoke free house with a peaceful atmosphere where children can play and learn safely. We have a family cat called Bella, who tends to make herself scarce during the day, and a 10 year old Spaniel dog called Hobbes, who we have had since he was a small puppy so he has grown up around young children and is very good with them. He has his own safe area, which is separate from the children. I also ensure that the children do not have any unsupervised contact with either animal. Both animals are wormed, treated for fleas and have had the necessary injections.

My Experience

I have been registered with Ofsted as a Childminder since 2005. At my last inspection in May 2017 I was awarded an overall OFSTED rating of 'Good'. I am also a member of PACEY (Professional Association in Childcare and Earlt Year). During that time I have looked after several children all of whom have been very happy. I take my minded children to various toddler groups, where they can meet their friends and make new ones. I have a lovely park within walking distance of my house and Aldershot Library is also a regular visit. I offer healthy snacks or i am happy to give food that is supplied from home. I do a school run to Wellington Primary School in Aldershot. For children in the Early Years Group, under the age of 5, I keep a learning journal for each child. This journal includes observations, development information, photographs and pieces are art work. This is lovely for you to keep as a keepsake and to look back on in later years.

My Qualifications

Introducing Childminding Practice - March 2006
NVQ 3 - Childcare, Learning and Development - March 2009
Initial Child Protection Workshop - March 2009
Early intervention and prevention workshop - Oct 2010
Health & Safety/Manual Handling course - Dec 2010.
EYE Business Support Workshop - June 2011
Food hygiene course - Feb 2014
Level 3 Safeguarding Workshop - Feb 2016
Early Years First Aid Course - May 2016
Observation and the EYFS - Feb 2017
Prevent Duty - Feb 2017

I like to keep up to date with my training and I am always looking at ways to better myself.

My Availability

My hours are 7.30am to 6.00pm, Mon - Thurs.
I can offer full or part time spaces for children from birth onwards.
I can also offer term time only

As of Dec 2020 i have no spaces available.

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Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 02/03/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour
  • Babysitting from £9.00 per hour

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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Good
5 May 2017
23 February 2015 - Good
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Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Heather. 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 think heather and bill should be awarded babysitter of the year as they have created an extremely welcoming, homely, caring and educational environment in their home. I always feel completely comfortable leaving my son in their care.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Caitlin Caitlin about Avatar for Heather Heather on 11/01/2018

My 2 year old daughter has only recently started with Heather, but she has settled amazingly - far quicker than I could have expected. Heather provides a nurturing, and very much home-from-home environment, in both her set-up and the way in which she cares for the children. My daughter attended a nursery previously, and even though it's only been a short time, she seems to have settled in this new setting, far better than she ever did at nursery! This is extremely reassuring, as she's very much a mummy's girl and rather clingy at times. Thank you Heather, for making this transition so easy for us both :) I'm really pleased we found you!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Avatar for Emicoo92 Emicoo92 about Avatar for Heather Heather on 08/05/2017

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