5 stars (8)

Childminder in Widnes

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Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2014 Last Updated Aug 2019 Last Login 12 Sep 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)


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.

Rebecca has looked after my premature son for over 12 months now . She has a kind loving and caring nature and always makes me and James welcome as do her family . He loves to be with Rebecca and is always happy there and cry’s when he comes home he can’t wait to go back the next day to see her and his little friends .
He loves to be out and about and does lots of enriching activities which really helps his development .

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by about Rebecca Devany on 09/08/2019

Isabelle was going through a particularly clingy phase (aged 9 months) before I returned to work and the thought of leaving her was difficult for the whole family.

Rebecca’s personality, her understanding of child development and her ability to build relationships helped Isabelle to settle in quicker than we ever thought possible. With Rebecca’s help, she has grown in confidence and loves spending time with her new friends.

Isabelle is always excited to go to Rebecca’s and is met at the door each morning with such a warm welcome.

The variety of activities that Rebecca plans for the children is fantastic and this has undoubtedly helped further Isabelle’s development.

As parents we are confident in the knowledge that Isabelle is safe, happy and nurtured in Rebecca’s care.

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by about Rebecca Devany on 07/08/2019

Rebecca and her family provide a true home from home experience. Rebecca is kind and nurturing and welcomes not only the child but your whole family into hers. Her home setting is brilliant and perfect for all ages. She encourages and supports all key development skills in a natural and supporting manner and readily discusses and reviews any areas of focus that you highlight to her. More so she reassures and keeps you updated at every step. My son loves attending this setting and his brother can’t wait to join him in September. A brilliant and lovely lady with a heart and home from home for your child to match! Thank you Rebecca for all you do, would be lost without you!

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by about Rebecca Devany on 07/08/2019

Rebecca, we cannot thank you enough for the love, care and affection you have given to Iris. She has truly blossomed in your care.
You have provided a home from home environment which is exactly what we were looking for.
We are deeply greatful and will forever hold a place for you and your family in our hearts.
Iris has loved being part of your child-minding family. Excited to start each new day/adventure with you and the other children in your care.
You have helped to mold Iris in to the loving, confident little girl that she is today. Because of this she is more than ready to embark on her next chapter at Pre-school.
Iris will miss seeing you every week.
I would definitely recommend Rebecca for anybody looking for a Childminder. She is truly wonderful.

Thank you

Catherine & Simon

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by about Rebecca Devany on 24/07/2019

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)??

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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 ?

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