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Childminder in Widnes

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Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2014 Last Updated Jun 2019 Last Login 25 Jun 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hi, my name is Rebecca. I am a bubbly, fun loving, Ofsted Registered Childminder living on Finsbury Park, Farnworth (off Lunts Heath Road) with my husband Mark and our two daughters – aged 12 and 9.

As all children are special and unique, I offer a childminding service tailored to meet the needs and wishes of each individual child and that of their parents. I am loving, caring, kind and fair and endeavour at all times to help each child to feel safe, secure and loved. I believe all children need strong attachment figures in the absence of their parents / carers and therefore I nurture a strong bond between myself and each child and also help each child to build strong friendships with other children in my care and also in the care of other childminders with whom we spend time.

I work in partnership with all parents / carers to promote their child’s learning and development, helping them to the best of their capabilities to be ready for school and to successfully complete the Early Years Foundation Stage.

All children in my care enjoy well-planned, stimulating and enjoyable activities that enable them to explore, use their imagination and develop their physical, cognitive, emotional and social skills.

Together we enjoy a large range of environments, including but not limited to:

Our home – a comfortable and secure environment where all children are encouraged to feel at home (home from home) to relax and play and enjoy many age appropriate activities and resources.

Our garden, local parks, National Trust sites, farms, zoos and various beaches and seaside resorts - offering the children first hand contact with weather, seasons and the natural world.

Libraries, museums and art galleries - offering all children an opportunity to learn in a concentrated physical environment.

Soft play areas and sporting facilities. - offering children an opportunity to learn and practice many physical skills.

Local toddler groups – providing children with an opportunity to mix with other children on a larger scale than in our home

Various forms of transport (bus, train, car, boat) – offering children an opportunity to explore further afield than our local community

Emergency services (fire station, police station, hospital) and elderly care homes – offering each child a great opportunity to find out about their local community.

I always welcome feedback from parents on the care and education I provide for their children – please feel free to chat with me at anytime.

My Experience

For many years I enjoyed a successful career in business (I set up, ran and subsequently sold a successful international marketing agency). I mention this as I hope it will reassure you that I truly understand the pressures that working mums and dads face. Whilst my eldest daughter was young she benefited tremendously from first class childcare. It was this excellent experience that encouraged me to change my working direction – I valued the input my daughter had enjoyed in childcare and decided I too would like to have such a positive impact on the lives of children. After my second daughter was born back in 2009, I began my new journey and since then I have gained a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Learning, Development and Support, worked both employed and voluntary in various schools (mainstream and special needs) and thoroughly enjoyed caring for and nurturing seventeen children as a childminder.

My Qualifications

I have a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Learning, Development and Support.

I have completed a Level 3 Award in preparing to work in home-based childcare.

I have a current Paediatric First Aid Certificate.

I have undertaken EYFS Learning and Development training with Halton Borough Council and also successfully completed their safeguarding training.

I have an Advanced Certificate in Marketing (Chartered Institute of Marketing) and a B-TEC National Certificate in Business and Finance

I also gained (many moons ago!) GCE's and GCSE's in: Mathematics, English Language, English Literature, Biology, Sociology and Religious Education

My Availability

I currently have availability on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

I have availability for babies to school aged children during the day and also availability for drop offs and pick ups to and from Lunts Heath Primary School.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning yes yes yes yes yes no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 09/06/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Please feel free to contact me to discuss.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • Inspection Report: Ofsted Inspection Report (added 24/01/2019)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 24/01/2019)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Rebecca Devany. 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.

Our 2 girls aged 5 and 7 yrs old have absolutely loved having Rebecca look after them. I even found it difficult when it was pick up time to prise them out of Rebecca's home as they enjoy being their so much .Rebecca has had everything in place for my girls and we can safely and confidently recommend her services to anyone .If and when we require childcare again Rebecca will be first port of call.thankyou again Rebecca (and your family)??

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Rebecca Devany on 28/06/2017


Response by Rebecca Devany on 29/06/2017:

Orr thanks Kenny, your girls have been an absolute pleasure to be with ? All the best and hopefully speak again soon ?

Rebecca cared for our children (then aged 1 and 3) for a few months when our childminder took maternity leave. She clearly loved spending time with them and provided activities and experiences tailored to their individual stages and personalities. The only reason we no longer use Rebecca is that we no longer need a childminder.

I would really recommend this childminder to other parents. She is caring and knowledgeable. The children have lots of varied experiences here and Rebecca communicates very clearly and thoroughly about how the children are doing.

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by about Rebecca Devany on 19/08/2016

My son, Noah will be joining Rebecca for two drop offs and pick ups from Lunts Heath Primary School in September. As soon as I met Rebecca, I felt confident and reassured that she would care for Noah and provide him with a safe and nurturing environment. Noah was made to feel extremely welcome when he visited and I was particularly impressed by the relaxed, homely feeling that Rebecca's kind nature created. Her home offers a very wide range of stimulating activities and opportunities for the children to interact together when playing and eating. I am delighted that Rebecca had a place for us this year and I know that Noah will be very happy with her.

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by about Rebecca Devany on 25/07/2016

Rebecca looks after my son Sebastian and treats him like her own child. She is so loving, thoughtful and giving. After numerous nurseries where Sebastian wouldn't settle in I decided to try a childminder and it's the best thing I ever did. Sebastian settled in within a week and has gone from being a boisterous toddler to a well behaved little boy which I believe is all down to Rebecca's calming lovely personality. Rebecca is like his second mum and can't wait to get to her house each morning. FAB

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Rebecca Devany on 22/07/2016

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