5 stars (9)

Childminder in Barnsley

Female Non-smoker Member since Dec 2014 Last Updated Feb 2020 Last Login 23 Feb 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
Special Needs Experience
Overnight Care
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Full Driving Licence
Own Car
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare

About Me

Flexible child care provision. Day time/night time. Weekends. Overnight stays. School holidays. Respite. Some special needs care. 2 mins from junction 37 of M1. Ofsted Registered. PACEY member.

I'm a very patient and caring person. I love to see children thrive on learning through play, enjoying new experiences and tasks and developing their individuality.

I love being outdoors and I have lots of space - indoors and out - for play and learning. I grow fruit and vegetables and I keep 5 chickens, which are kept in a pen in the kitchen garden, away from play areas.

There are also lots of parks and walks near to where I live.

I'm registered for overnight care, have wheelchair access to all ground floor rooms, a play room and a separate downstairs bathroom.

My home is also very easy to find.

As my sons have now grown up, my home seems quiet and empty and needs children to fill it.

My Experience

I've worked with children professionally for 19 years, initially with children with specific learning needs. I qualified as a teacher in 2006 and worked for 10 years in a mainstream school.

Both my children were born premature (5 weeks and 9 weeks). Early parenting experiences were difficult and learning for my 9 weeks prem child was initially delayed.

As a parent I've organised parties, sleep overs, day trips and camping trips for my own children and their friends; and until recently enjoyed a constantly 'full house'.

My Qualifications

Registered Childminder
Pediatric 1st Aid
Health and Hygiene certificate level 5
DRB checked
BA Hons degree
Qualified Teacher Status
Childhood trauma and Anxiety

My Availability

Standard day times
Unsociable hours
Overnight stays
School holidays
Some special needs care.

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Last Updated: 21/09/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

Start at £4 per hour per child 8am to 6pm

£5 per hour per child after 6pm to 8am and Saturdays

£6 per hour per child Sundays

Overnight charges:
ten hours from £35
thirteen hours from £45
To negotiate depending upon age and needs of individual child.

Home pick ups and drop offs to negotiate re distance.

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


Below are the latest reviews for JillB. 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.

Being a single parent, i had struggled finding a reliable and flexible childminder. It was by accident that i ended up talking with Jill and finally meeting her. There are no words to describe how good it feels knowing that my little is being taken care of while i am away at work. Jill is the type of person that sets such a good example not just for children but also for adults.
I could not be more grateful to Jill for taking such good care of my daughter, and my heart fills with joy when my daughter asks to see Jill.
She is just the best!!!

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by about JillB on 17/02/2020

Gill has been looking after our 5 year old son for a year now and we can’t be grateful enough for all she’s done to our son and for all the help she’s provided to us as a family . She’s very professional with kids of all age , caring and reliable . She always goes the extra mile to try to accommodate our needs especially with our long working hours .
Her house is an excellent environment to stimulate kids of all age. It’s always very clean and tidy, has got different toys and activities for kids to enjoy whether indoors and outdoors , Chicken feeding and collecting eggs, light gardening and planting around her garden .
She also arranges for activities to parks , farms playgrounds etc where possible .
We all feel so lucky to have her as part of our family.

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by about JillB on 11/09/2019

Gill is an amazing lady and has been an excellent childminder. Such a wonderful caring person and will help wherever she can. She has supported us with the development of our 2yr old son and he has changed dramatically over time due to Gills determination to support him in reaching his milestones. Gills surroundings are perfect for children, and when visiting, the children have always been happy and content. From the first moment of meeting Gill I felt such at ease and confident leaving my child with her. My son enjoys all the activities she does with him and the other children. Particularly in the garden feeding the chickens and tending to the vegetables! I would very highly recommend Gill as a childminder and can’t thank her enough.

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by about JillB on 18/08/2019

I had interviewed a total of 30 childminders till we came across Jill who ticked all of our boxes. She looked after our little boy from 13 months to coming up to his 2nd birthday. When we went to pick him up he would cry for us to stay with him and wouldn’t want to leave which said it all. She’s fantastic with teaching children the core of outdoor and free play. With teaching from her chicken coop to her vegetable garden the children love digging and feeding and understanding where their food comes from. Our once shy little boy blossomed to a confident chatty little man. All thanks to Jill. She’s always really understanding of working parents and always try to accommodate where she can. Days and nights. Without Jill I don’t know how we would have coped being working parents. She filled in the gaps of love, attentive care and nourishing our little ones minds with her experience and guidance, can’t say enough of this amazing childcare provider Would have never left. If it wasn’t due to moveing homes.

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by about JillB on 09/05/2019

Jill has cared for my 4 year old daughter Jamelia for the last 18 months. She is very professional polite and very accommodating. My daughter's social skills have developed really well since being in her care. She is always happy to help and does her best to accommodate parents needs when requiring emergency childcare. I would highly recommend Jill. She is an excellent childminder. My daughter loves her time when spending time with her. Fantastic childminder. X

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by about JillB on 25/02/2019

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