I have been a childminder for 17 years and i have 2 children of my own my son is now 24 and my daughter is 19 . I have an open plan house with a separate playroom.I encourage the children to play outside in the garden and have lots of toys and equipment for all ages and abilities including a trampoline,slide,rocking horse.Indoor activitiesinclude arts,craft,puzzles,books,songtime,storytime and baking.I attend the royston rascals childminding group as well as going to sunbeams mother and toddler group.I like to take children for walks to the park and have picnics.
Also I am happy to have children in the school holidays and for babysitting.
I have now been doing childminding for 16 years and absolutely love my job
I am ofsted registered
I have completed my Early yeats foundation stage training
i have full time and part time spaces .
|Last Updated: 24/04/2019|
- Childminding from £5.00 per hour
£5.00 per hour reduction for siblings.
I except childcare vouchers and also the 2 and 3 year funding .
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Christine has looked after our children (now 7 and 11 years old) for the last 4 years. She is a lovely lady - very caring, understanding and well organised - and the children have been really well looked after there. She provides a variety of activities for them including regular trips to the park, crafts and parties for special occasions such as Christmas/Easter/Halloween.
Christine is also really flexible, which has been a massive plus for us, given we both work full time. She took us on at a couple of days notice when our previous arrangements fell through, and has always accommodated our changing needs and last minute alterations - e.g., picking up the kids from after school clubs, ad hoc days during school holidays, inset days etc.
We are only now (reluctantly) moving on due to a change of schools, but the children have been very happy with her and I would highly recommend her to anyone else!
There's not much I can say apart from what a pleasure Christine has been.
I was dumped on her doorstep as my previous childminder went out of business so to speak. and without any doubt she took on my 2 year old. and then baby no 2. she puts in so much effort the children absolutely love her. she adheres to every need, extremely flexible and has such a lovely warming nature.
The environment is welcoming very educational and colourful. Highly recommend.
My daughter started going to Christine's when she was 6 months old and Christine has looked after her for 4 years. Chosing Christine was probably one fo the best decisions of our lives. Christine was very helpful through all the major milestones in her life, giving us advices on potty training, Nursery admissions, childcare, you name it and Christine would offer to help as much as she could. Christine is a very friendly person and makes you feel at home instantly which is very very helpful when you are leaving your 6-month-old to go back to work full time.
My daughter has grown into a very smart, confident, friendly and well behaved young girl under Christine. She loves Christine so much, she wants to spend even her weekends there. Christine takes her to various activities almost daily, looks after her and plays with her a lot more than either of us parents can. The other kids she cares about were also very well behaved and she got along well with them. The environment at her house is positive as well with kids having enough toys to play with and costumes for roleplay etc.
It was absolutely heart-breaking to move away from Royston because we were sad my daughter would no longer be going to her favourite childminder .Two months on, she still misses Christine and wants to go and meet her all the time.
If you are looking for a childminder for your kid, look no further, Christine is a great childminder and we as a family miss being near her.
Christine looked after my daughter Emma for a month between my other childcare arrangements and then for 5 months when I returned to work from maternity leave. Emma always looked forward to go to her, making life a lot easy for me. Emma loved the activities/parties (Halloween etc) arranged by Christine and the frequent park visits. My husband works long hours in London and I have to juggle between my family with two young children and a full-time work. Christine was very flexible with the hours and did her best to accommodate our needs, including giving Emma warm home-cooked tea (this was much appreciated as Emma has multiple allergies). Emma learned to play nicely with the other children at Christine's setting and was always happy when I picked her up.
Christine was one of the first people I met when I moved to Royston with my daughter who was ten at the time. It was a daunting time for both myself and my daughter who was feeling extremely anxious about moving to a new area, having to move school, make new friends and start attending a childminder. Christine invited me to go along to her house to meet with her and then to arrange for my daughter to visit on an informal basis before starting with her, she encouraged and reassured her that she would be fine and talked about other children close by that she would be able to meet and make friends with, she really was a god send in supporting her with the settling in process. Once settled in my daughter enjoyed her time with Christine who she went to after school and during school holidays, Christine has always been flexible working additional days and adhoc days when needed and has also been very supportive with late pick ups which happen from time to time.
For a while my daughter suffered substantially with issues which required medical help and was often sent home from school, during this time Christine was my absolute saviour, she would always offer support by collecting my daughter from school and taking care of her until I could get back, this was such a difficult time for both myself and my daughter and without Christine there to support I might not have had a job to go to! On more than one occasion Christine was in a situation where an ambulance was required so you can imagine my relief knowing I had her there to help keep my daughter safe and well and to take the necessary steps when dealing with an emergency situation!
If you are looking for a childminder you can depend on to support and care for your and your child then I strongly recommend Christine.
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