5 stars (9)

Childminder in York

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2015 Last Updated Jul 2019 Last Login 15 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hi My name is Anita and I am a Qualified Ofsted registered Childminder, I have 2 children, aged 17 and 12, and 2 stepchildren 21 and 19 (both at uni!!).

I offer children a fun and stimulating home environment which allows them to experiment with and explore new experiences in safe secure surroundings.

I have plenty of room at home with opportunities to take part in arts and crafts activities, puzzles, board games, dressing up/role play, story and songtime.

I also have a large secure garden for lots of outdoor fun .

I regularly attend local Toddler groups and soft play activities (creepy crawlies) which also has plenty of outdoor space.

I have annual membership to National Trust, Dalby Forest and Castle Howard and we love nothing better than to take a picnic and go and have fun for the day.

I use Tapestry to make regular observations of children in my care in order that I can offer them a wide range of experiences that cover their next steps. I also work closely with the HOLLY’s partnership which offers inclusion to all local childcare providers and schools.

My Experience

I have been a Childminder for 5 years and work closely with another Childminder who is a close friend.
Previous to this I had my own taxi company and I transported children and young people for Social Services.
I love working with and being with children. Seeing the world through the eyes of a child is magical.

My Qualifications

I have a Cache Level 3 CYPW Diploma which includes many aspects of childcare including :
Implementing a Homebased Childcare Setting
Learning and Development
Early Learning in Children
Health and Safety
Promoting Equality and Inclusion.

Paediatric first aid

Registered with ICO data protection

Annual safeguarding training

My Availability

I currently have some childcare availability for under 5's from Monday to Thursday and a place for a baby under the age of 12 months.

I also have some availabilty for before and after school times.

I currently collect and dropoff at :

Huntington Primary Academy
Huntington Pre School
Ladybirds Kindergarten.

I can also offer a home collection/dropoff if necessary.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes no no no
Morning yes yes yes yes no no no
Afternoon yes yes yes yes no no no
After School yes yes yes yes no no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 24/07/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

My Fees are £4.00 per hour and i also offer a sibling discount.
My fees include drinks and snacks.

My Local Schools

My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate (added 22/07/2019)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 11/11/2018)

Reviews

Below are the latest reviews for Anita. 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.

Anita has been apart of our lives since my son was 9 months old and he had a milk allergy, she was always great with his diet and careful with all foods around him. He is starting school in September and his baby brother will now go to her. To say that Anita is professional, approachable, kind, caring, helpful and respectful is an understatement. To me what makes Anita the best childminder is that she is a role model to my son and the smile on his face everyday when he gets home is priceless. He interacts with kids of all ages which i think helps him grow as a person in different ways, he plays in the park and gets to just be a boy and have fun, does activities and goes to different places all the time. Anita has become more of a friend and apart of our family and I couldn't imagine anyone else looking after my boys.

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by about Anita on 24/07/2019

Anita has cared for my son aged 6 for two years after school, my younger son will be joining her in September when he starts school. Anita is everything you could hope for in a child minder. Professional, approachable, kind, caring, reliable, flexible, fun, trustworthy, I could go on and on. All the previous reviews are so true. My son has so much fun with her at the park and library. He is so well looked after, drinks, biscuits, spoilt!😆 I am so glad to have found her, if i'd had the confidence when I first needed childcare I would have sent my boys to her earlier. Oh she's good at helping you remember school events too!! Like a PA / child minder in one.

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by about Anita on 18/07/2018

A highly reliable and kind individual, Anita is a genuinely lovely person and we feel incredibly lucky to have found her for our 2 boys. She is a positive role model who treats our boys with respect and patience. Our youngest was 6 months old when he started with Anita & our eldest, who had several allergies at the time, was 4 and nothing was too much trouble for Anita at all. Two years on, we feel the boys are in very safe hands when they are with her & they always come back happy and calm after a fun day out exploring, making and playing. She encourages children to be independent and look after each other and their environment. We can't recommend her highly enough.

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by about Anita on 15/07/2018

Anita has looked after my 6yr old and 8 yr old for many years now. She is an amazing childminder. both my kids love being with her.
Anita has helped my children grow with confidence and gain social skills. She is always friendly, upbeat and has helped us out last minute many a time.
I would highly recommend her to everyone. Your child/children will be in very safe hands if you get Anita as your childminder.

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by about Anita on 12/07/2018

Anita has looked after my son since he was 9 months old and she also looked after me in the beginning! When you first leave your child, it can be really tough and Anita was able to help me feel at ease.
Now my little one is nearly 4 and loves his days with Anita. He goes on the most wonderful and fun packed adventures (especially during the holidays) and has done a variety of activities with Anita and the gang.
I really like the way Anita talks to, listens to and generally interacts with her children and you can see she is respected back.
Happy to and highly recommend this outstanding human being to look after your most precious little people.

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by about Anita on 12/07/2018

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