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5 stars (7)

Childminder in Durham

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2010 Last Updated Jun 2019 Last Login 03 Aug 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
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
Flexible Hours

About Me

I have been childminding for 14 years, and I have constantly achieved the OFSTED grading of good.I am married to Peter and have two lovely daughters age 17and 15. Our home is a very safe,warm and happy home with lots of opportunities for children to grow and learn whilst having lots of fun.In my enclosed rear garden there is a wooden cottage full of outdoors toys and equipment,there are also slides,scooter and mini trampoline.There are lots of pots to grow flowers and vegetables in or just to have fun digging in.I attend playgroups weekly and we go on daily walks and visits to parks and farms.We are all CRB checked.

My Experience

I have been a childminder now for 14years,during this time I have cared for babies from five months old and children up to the age of eleven.

I also have a first aid Certificate, and attend training courses to help keep up to date with all the changes in EYFS.
I also have an NVQ level 3 in childcare

My Qualifications

NVQ Level 3 in childcare and development ,also fully first aid qualified , I have attended and passed various courses including child protection and also disabilities with children. I am also registered as an official childminder with Ofsted.As part of my training I have also attended courses on Early Years Foundation Stage for children (Learning Through Play) .

My Availability

I am available from 7.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday but I am very flexible .I pick up and drop off at Langley Moor School and Nursery,I also pick up and drop off at St Patrick's School.. I do also offer pick ups and drop offs from home or places of work even grandparents houses.

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Last Updated: 04/06/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

To be discussed .I do offer special rates just email or ring me for details it normally depends on the amount of hours required . Hourly rate normally starts at around £4.00

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

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  • DBS Check (added 03/06/2019)
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Below are the latest reviews for VICKI197. 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.

Where do I start my little girls has gone to Vikki since she was 6 Months old and she treats her like one of her own. Vikki will always try to acomadate you and goes over and above. My little one loves going always has something new to tell me every day. They go to the park , supermarkets garden centres even sometimes go out for breakfast. Can’t recommend this lady enough. So much so my little one even asks to go to Vikki In the holidays and weekends. If you want a home from home 5 star service then here you go .

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by Melia1 about VICKI197 on 17/11/2017

We are a family of 6 having 4 boys ... Our two youngest boys have being with Vicki now for the last 16 months..( 6years and 2years) . I can not recommend her enough. She is absolutely brilliant at the service she provides and it’s like home from home for our boys..I even have my 6 year old asking to go to Vicki’s in the holidays the days he’s not there so that alone tells us something! She is marvellous with children.
Once she has dropped my oldest son off at school Vicki attends play groups ..parks ..garden centres ..other groups and has even often took my 2 and a half year old for a sausage roll and cup of tea at Greggs cafe which we think is fab as it really helps with how he should behave in places like that and he loves it. We as a family are very grateful and can’t fault Vicki in any way. She always puts a 100% in to each of her working days.
Having two older boys aged 14 and 12 aswel we have used private nursery’s in the past and other Childminder’s too but none have even came close to how Vicki cares for our children. She is flexible and always willing to help if there’s any changes that’s needing to be made with hours etc.
If your looking for a reliable,caring,honest and a homely environment for your little one look no further then Victoria young.

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by kayliegh about VICKI197 on 15/11/2017

My little girl has been with Victoria since starting school. Ever since her initial visits she's loved going to Victoria's house. She has been a god send especially as our daughter loves her so much. Victoria takes her to school everyday and they get up to all sorts and go all over when she's at Victoria's during holidays. I would not hesitate to recommend Victoria to anyone needing childcare.

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by Jackie S about VICKI197 on 12/04/2016

Where do I start! My girls are now 8 and 5 years old. My eldest started going to Vicky's when she was at nursery aged 3 and my youngest followed in the same way. I was really struggling to find someone at the time and Vicky was so flexible and really helped me. My girls absolutely adore her and I trust her completely to care for them. I wouldn't be without her. Vicky always has fun activities for them to be involved in and my youngest came home with a bunny mask on just the other day for easter! Vicky is a diamond and a truly lovely person. I couldn't recommend her enough.

  • 5 stars Overall

by Sonj77 about VICKI197 on 02/04/2014

My little girl has been going to Vicki's home since she was 8months old and is almost 3 now. I must be honest in saying that at the beginning I was anxious about returning to work and leaving my baby in the hands of someone, who, at the time was a stranger. However, not only did Vicki come highly recommended but upon meeting her i instantly felt reassured. Since this time, I have never looked back in that my daughter absolutely loves it. Never once has she not wanted to go, and every morning it is lovely to see her run to Vicki which is all that I need to see which makes me feel very happy.

My daughter gets up to all sorts of things from organised activities (playgroups, arts and crafts and special events) to everyday home life (walks, parks, playing in the garden, baking, singing, drawing and collecting conkers!) which she loves to do. I also feel Vicki has welcomed her into her family and treats her as such as do her own children.

One happy child = one happy mam!!!!

  • 5 stars Overall

by Lisap81 about VICKI197 on 25/10/2013

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