5 stars (11)

Childminder in Royston

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Female Non-smoker Member since Sep 2010 Last Updated Jul 2019 Last Login 21 Aug 2019 Email

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
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

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.

My Experience

I have now been doing childminding for 16 years and absolutely love my job

My Qualifications

I am ofsted registered
I have completed my Early yeats foundation stage training

My Availability

i have full time and part time spaces .

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Last Updated: 24/04/2019

My Fees

  • 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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Reviews

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My daughter has been going to Christine for over a year and took us on really quickly after my last arrangement fell through. She is a lovely lady and my daughter loves her, she has always been really helpful and reliable. My daughter always has a really fun day with her and speaks about Christine everyday. We have unfortunately got to make other arrangements due to our own issues but hope to have Christine for school pick ups when my daughter starts school. Sad to be leaving :(

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by about christine sinclair on 08/07/2019

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!

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by about christine sinclair on 08/05/2019

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.

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by about christine sinclair on 22/08/2018

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.

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by about christine sinclair on 17/05/2018

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.

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by about christine sinclair on 28/02/2018

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