I am an experienced Ofsted registered Childminder and have been awarded an OUTSTANDING grade since 2008, in all areas of my inspections!
My home is safe, secure, fully inclusive and welcoming to all children and their parents or carers. I always ensure that I meet all children’s individual needs and promote their welfare in every possible way.
I am a mother to three children aged 15, 16 & 19 years and I have been a Childminder since October 2007. We have an adorable and affectionate small, non-shedding Cavapoo dog called Ruby, she is now aged five and has been part of our family since she was eight weeks old. Ruby has her own enclosed indoor and outdoor pens and does not freely roam around the children.
I have a wonderful enclosed Sensory garden to the rear of my property and a seven seater Mobility MPV.
I am able to provide the 15/30hours of government funded education, for all eligible 2, 3 & 4 year olds.
I also except Childcare vouchers and the government tax free childcare scheme, as payment of fees.
I have 26 years experience of working with children in a variety of settings. These include a Deputy Nursery Officer, nanny and a playworker for children with additional needs
Btec National Diploma in Childhood Studies
Paediatric first aid
Basic food Hygiene
Communicating with sign and symbols
Training on Gastrostomy feeding, mic-key button feeding and Epilepsy Emergency medication.
Please contact me or email me to check current and future availability
|Last Updated: 27/06/2021|
- Babysitting from £10.00 per hour
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
£4.50 per hour for pre-school children and £5.00 per hour for before and after care.
I do not charge for my own or bank holidays!
I can accept Childcare vouchers!
I am able to provide the 15/30 hours of government funded education, I can also offer free funding to entitled two year olds.
My Local Schools
- I provide drop offs and pick ups at Manorfield Church of England Primary School
My Ofsted Inspections
The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.
- Basic Disclosure Check (added 27/06/2021)
- First Aid Certificate: First aid (added 27/06/2021)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 27/06/2021)
- Proof of Covid-19 Vaccination (added 27/06/2021)
Below are the latest reviews for Amanda Curtis. 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.
My daughter had just left Amanda’s care after being with her since she was 11 months old and is now making her next big step into school. Since day one Amanda has always made sure that she has the best time with her. From playing in the garden, to days out at the farm, Amanda always cared for our daughter like she was her own and because of that we felt very very comfortable leaving her on 2-3 days per week. Our daughter has always enjoyed going and has made many good friends whilst at Amanda’s. We are all going to miss Amanda and wouldn’t hesitate recommending her to anyone who needs a childminder.
Freddie has been with Amanda since he was 9 months old and I was returning back to work.
Immediately on meeting Amanda, I was put at ease by her professional and kind manner and her understanding of my anxiety of leaving my son for the first time.
I didn’t need to worry, Amanda has provided my son with a professional learning environment that has been pivotal in his development and the different types of play and activities on offer was very impressive as you can see in the pictures provided from his sessions of just how happy and settled he is under Amanda’s care.
Amanda has provided activities such as an impressive outdoor activity area with lots of water play and games to the children watching the development of caterpillars turning into butterflies and the children being able to release their own butterfly, one visit to a farms saw them bottle feeding baby lambs and then having an outdoor picnic to finish (Pre Covid).
To see Freddie so happy in his time with a Amanda has been such a huge help not only for me to have peace of mind when I am work but also to see how much he has developed in his language skills, counting and his imagination.
I am so grateful to the support Amanda has given me during our time with her and her care of Freddie and I would not hesitate in recommending Amanda’s setting to another family as you can be assured they will be in such a caring environment that focuses of their enjoyment in play and their development as they grow in her setting.
We are so sorry to be leaving as Freddie is now on his next adventure and is starting school, however a friendship was made and Amanda has been a big part of his life, so we stay in touch.
We have been sending our son to Amanda for childcare for the last 4 years and we could not be happier with the amazing level of care she has provided. Every aspect of what she does is of an exceptionally high standard, the setting and facilities available for the children are first class, there is always a varied range of engaging activities and after every session a highly detailed report is provided. Our son loves going to Amanda and has made some really good friends there that he looks forward to seeing. Our personal circumstances mean that we don't have any family leaving nearby to help with childcare so having Amanda to support us has been absolutely invaluable, we feel very fortunate to have found her and would recommend to anyone else without hesitation.
My children have been going to Amanda’s childcare provision since they were 8 months old and they still love going there at ages 5 and 8.
Amanda is extremely reliable and always shows amazing care, love and respect to the children. Her setting is fun and safe with lots of different activities and she thinks about the activities for the children, in line with their interests.
I would recommend Helping Hands without any hesitation :-)
Amanda has been looking after my son for almost a year, school pick up and drop offs and over the holidays. Her dedication to the children is amazing. Amanda is so creative with games and educational activities. There isn’t one time where my son has left upset he’s always thrilled to show us or tell us what he’s been up to.
If your looking for someone really reliable who will not only look after your child but educate them in a fun creative way then I would fully recommend Amanda. Best decision I made x
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