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Helens childminding
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Childminder in Portsmouth

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jan 2015 Last Updated Sep 2021 Last Login 22 Oct 2021 Email Website

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
Tax-Free Childcare
Flexible Hours

About Me

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My name is Helen ,I am an Ofsted registered childminder .

I am a mother to 4 children aged 21yrs, 16 yrs, 15yrs and 12 yrs (3 boys and a girl), and I am married to scott.

My husband is my full time assistant who holds a crb check and first aid certificates.

We live in a large 3 bedroom house with 2 reception rooms and a kitchen, the downstairs is used for my childminding services and the upstairs bathroom.

We have a Sprocker dog (springer x cocker) who is 7 years old and a English Cocker puppy who is 2 years old they are kept out of the way behind a gate while I work.

I offer a welcoming and safe home environment whilst using the Early Years Foundation Stage to form our day.

My Experience

I have been a mother for 21 years.

I was a childminder about 14 years ago for about 4 years and now my children are older I am now re registered doing the job I love.

My Qualifications

- 2 years NNEB diploma in nursery nursing
- CYPOP 5 course - setting up a home based child care service
- Paediatric first aid course
- First aid at work
- Level 2 in food safety
- currently studying for my level 5 in Health and social care and children and young people
- CACHE LEVEL 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People

My Availability

I am available to work from 7.15am am-5.15 pm Monday to friday.

At present I have 1 full time vacancies

I do not work bank holidays

I do not do school drop offs or collections

If you require more information feel free to request a welcome pack with more information about my services and what I have to offer

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Last Updated: 07/09/2021

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

£4 per hour, all fees are paid in advance for the full month

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

  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid (added 24/09/2020)
  • First Aid Certificate: First Aid (added 16/01/2020)
  • DBS Check (added 16/01/2020)
  • image/svg+xml Ofsted Certificate (added 16/01/2020)
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Reviews

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Helen and Scott have cared for our daughter since 14 months. She will be leaving a very happy, healthy and confident young lady. Being a new mum everything is new to me and Helen has helped with any advise I asked for. She also helped with the asthma problems my daughter has had and has been very understanding and caring. I think the mothers and fathers day cards and gifts are very thoughtful and the kids parties she throws are a great touch. I would recommend Helen's Childminding to anyone.

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by Avatar for Laura Laura about Avatar for Helens childminding Helens childminding on 07/07/2019


Response by Avatar for Helens childminding Helens childminding on 07/07/2019:

Thankyou for such kind words , Myah has been a pleasure to care for in my setting and has grown with such confidence, we will miss her and wish her every luck in the future x

Helen and Scott have been caring for my son since he was 6 months old while I went back to work and they have been amazing and we are genuinely sad that he won’t be going to her anymore. He loves every minute of it, he has more fun at Helens than with mummy and daddy. I couldn’t have found better childcare and I hope in the future, he and his new brother can go back to her, she’ll definitely be the first person I contact.

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by Avatar for Nicki Nicki about Avatar for Helens childminding Helens childminding on 11/11/2017


Response by Avatar for Helens childminding Helens childminding on 11/11/2017:

Thankyou for your amazing words it has been a pleasure to care for your son and we hope to see you in the near future x

Helen has provided holiday cover for my 23 month daughter and I cannot recommend her enough. My daughter settled with her really well. I love Helen's attention to detail and set up and she really cares for the children as she works around their routine. Healthy snacks and fruit is provided free of charge. I will definitely consider Helen for full time childminding in the future if my current arrangements change.

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by Avatar for Boadicea Boadicea about Avatar for Helens childminding Helens childminding on 23/08/2016

From day one Helen and her husband Scott and their whole family have made our daughter welcome. The care they provide is phenomenal, they welcome her each day with open arms and she often cries when I pick her up! She loves her trips to the park, playing in the garden and all the sensory activities Helen offers. I CANNOT recommend Helen and Scotts services enough!!

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by Avatar for Lauram88 Lauram88 about Avatar for Helens childminding Helens childminding on 09/07/2016


Response by Avatar for Helens childminding Helens childminding on 09/07/2016:

Thankyou so much , it will be a sad day when Bella leaves she has grown into an amazing young girl and settled into part of our little group so well, we wish her and the whole of the family all the best in your new home and new adventures xxx

My daughter was very happy with Helen. A great family enviroment. The only reason we don't use Helen at the moment is because my little started school full time. We hope to be using her services again during school holidays.

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by Avatar for Rachel Rachel about Avatar for Helens childminding Helens childminding on 12/05/2016


Response by Avatar for Helens childminding Helens childminding on 23/08/2016:

She was a pleasure to look after xx

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