I have worked with children and young people for over 20 years now, ranging from being a Nanny, to a Teaching Assistant, to a Secondary School Teacher, and have been a Childminder for 9 years. I have two young sons myself - aged 9 and 13, and love being able to be around for them and fully involved in their care and development. I find Childcare to be a fantastically rewarding job - what's not to love about singing songs and running around in the great outdoors all day? I also really enjoy the professional development side - learning more about the Early Years and Foundation Stage, and putting that into practice. It is such a magical and fundamentally important stage of each child's life and I feel honoured to get to help the children I care for learn more about the world and get ready for nursery and school life.
I am about to open a larger setting with assistants from a large house on Therapia Rd with fabulous big garden. My lead assistant, Megan, has worked with me for seven years and parent and children alike think she's marvellous. We are a bilingual Spanish setting and are working towards becoming an accredited 'Curiosity Approach' setting. In our setting we have lots of fun doing arts and crafts, messy play, loose parts play etc and lots of nature play and we also go out to local parks and nature gardens. I love to dance (I still go to ballet!) and we love nothing more than a disco on a gloomy afternoon with disco balls and flashing lights. Music is usually on too to make mealtimes a relaxing and enjoyable time for us all to sit together. Equality is very important to us and is a careful consideration from policies, staff training to resources and activity planning. We celebrate all different types of families and festivities in our setting, from Diwali to Chinese New Year, Black History Month, International Women's day or LGBTQI+ History Month, as well as lots of Spanish and South American festivities. We are also keen to become as eco friendly as possible which is an ongoing development in our practice.
Fees include three meals a day, including a freshly home cooked evening meal. Parents get a digital daily diary about their child, plus more detailed observations with photos charting their progress and achievements.
I began working in childcare when I was a teenager as I've always enjoyed looking after children. I babysat regularly and studied Child Development for one of my GCSEs. After going to University, I became a Nanny as well as a freelance journalist, and stayed with the same family for 5 years. I then became a Teaching Assistant - voluntarily in a primary school for a while and then for a year at a secondary school. I then completed a PGCE to become a secondary school teacher and taught locally for 7 years. It was a tough decision to decide to stop teaching, but I realised I couldn't be a really good teacher and a really good parent at the same time. I had helped my former partner for a number of years with her Childminding business, so decided to follow suit. I've not looked back since and have been Childminding full time for nine years now. I love running my own business and helping local families through the tricky period when they have to return to work after maternity/paternity leave. I find the job to be really creative and mentally stimulating, as well as physically and emotionally. I love creating a calm, loving, supportive environment for children to start to gain independence and develop new skills.
PACEY Setting Up a Home Based Childcare (CYPOP5) Certificate
Level 3 Safeguarding and Child Protection Certificate
Level 2 Qualification in Common Childhood Illnesses
Emergency First Aid for Babies and Children
Various childminding courses on topics such as speech and language development, the two year check and food hygiene.
Food Safety Certificate
PGCE (Qualified Teacher Status)
BA Hons Media Studies
3 A levels
10 GCSEs including an A in Child Development
We work Mon - Fri 8-6. Contact me for my most up to date availability as this can change fairly often. Clients need to give 8 weeks notice if they want to terminate their contracts, so within two months of you wanting to start care is the best time to get in touch, but feel free to just ask. We do full days only.
|Last Updated: 03/08/2021|
- Childminding from £8.00 per hour
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- Exam Certificate: Qualified Teacher Status (added 05/03/2021)
- UK Passport (added 01/07/2019)
- DBS Check (added 01/07/2019)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 24/01/2019)
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Becca was a total life saver for us, she provided the care and environment we'd been struggling to find and our daughter adored spending time in her care. It was my daughters first experience of childcare, and Becca was so reassuring, providing whatsapp updates and pictures, it made me feel like I was leaving her with a friend. Highly rate & recommend, not only for the childcare service, but also for Becca's viewpoint and stance on the world - always striving for equality and fairness!
Becca is great. Our daughter loves her. She's our first child so it was our first experience with a childminder and Becca made it a really lovely warm experience. We'd get lots of updates, and the updates were specific and personal and we really felt at ease. She was always on hand to answer questions, and our daughter has really thrived under Becca's care. Thank you Becca, we'll all miss you!
We feel very lucky to have found Becca and can't thank her enough for the amazing care she provided for our son over the last year (from 1-2 years). He has food allergies and Becca took great care to cater for his needs as well as to keep us updated on any symptoms. Her team is excellent and together they made our son feel safe and secure. Most importantly he would come home so happy, full of joy after a day of varied activities. He initially found drop offs difficult, but Becca worked with us to help him (and me!) through this and would send pictures to show he was fine. We loved all the crafts and pictures he came home with and the creative ideas that Becca came up with for special occasions. The daily reports are excellent and cover morning and afternoon activities, and include a detailed description of his meals, nap times and nappy changes. The care and service provided are exceptional and we felt that he was in safe hands from the very start. We cannot rate Becca highly enough and only wish she lived closer to us!
Becca is SO lovely. She's warm, kind, personable and professional. We came from another setting and immediately felt welcome and at ease with her. She's exceptionally calm and relaxed - and we found it very easy to build a strong relationship with her and really work together on our daughter's care. She's always up for trying out new activities and exploring different things to do with the children. She's open to feedback and parents requests and understands how to make children feel happy, secure and loved. Becca has a very inclusive approach to life and her work and it is a value she instills in the children. They cook nutritious meals for the children every day, and you get told all about what they did each day - including sleeps, nappies, food and activities. Receiving this update on what our daughter did really did make our day - we absolutely loved and treasured it. Becca is such a wonderful soul, and we are glad our paths crossed. She has now moved away, and whilst it was a tough decision for us to leave, we are so excited that another family will be welcomed into the fold in our place and get to be a part of Becca's mindling family.
Our daughter has been with Becca for 9 months and we couldn’t be happier with her service. She has the perfect (and difficult to find) balance of care and professionalism.
We love Becca’s commitment to doing varied activities with the children and the focus on spending time outdoors. Our daughter loves her days with Becca and she has thrived since starting there.
Becca provides a warm and caring environment and we had no hesitation in entrusting our daughter with her. Her assistants are also brilliant and she has obviously trained them well.
The food Becca and her team prepares is healthy and home cooked, which was really important to us in choosing a childcare provider.
The daily online updates are a godsend and we look forward to them each day.
We wish Becca and her team the very best for the upcoming move. We will be sad to see them go.
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