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Childminder in Durrington

5 stars

Female Member since Jan 2015 Last Updated Feb 2022 Last Login 21 Jun 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Full Driving Licence
School Pickups
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare

About Me

My name is Katie Spooner, I have a step- daughter Eileen (23) and my son Harry Alexander who is 7 years old.


We play lots and Love to help each other. We love time in the fresh air, go for walks to the park and feed the ducks and swans on the River Avon. On sunnier days we have picnics at the park and discuss the environment around us. We visit shops, playgroups and soft play centres, Farms these are not always planned. The children also love to play in the garden with the sand, water and mud play i also provide other messing play activities. They love to play on the trikes and scooters and on the slide, We also have regular fun dates with other childminders and their children. I promote healthy eating and try to get the children try new things and educate the children in what is healthy and what is not.

I also have a wide range of indoor activities to learn from like blocks, dolls, dressing up and role play, ICT toys, cars, train track, books, puzzles etc.

I do try to encourage your children to learn all the time weather that's counting, colours, shapes or saying new words to putting their own coats and shoes on. I am not a qualified teacher but I am qualified in caring for your child and putting their needs first I like to encourage all children to learn, adapt & progress.

My Experience

Here at First Steps i am an extremely experienced child minder graded 'GOOD' by Ofsted I worked at Noah's Ark Nursery in Bulford for 5 years before deciding to make a career in Child Minding on my own in January 2014. During that time I had 2 customers who were extremely happy with the Child Minding service I provided. I then took 10 months maternity leave to bond with our son, Harry Alexander.

I re-opened for business in June 2015 and I have had 20 extremely happy children and parents.

My Qualifications

. CACHE Level 2 NVQ in Children's Care, Leaning and Development

. Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People's Workforce: Early Learning and childcare Pathway

. Level 3 Diploma for Children and Young People's Workforce (How to set up a home based childcare service in child minding)

. Level 2 Key Skills in Application of Number

. Level 2 Key Skills in Communication

. DBS checked

. Paediatric first aid

. GDPR & Safeguarding with Technology

. The Prevent Duty in an Early Years Environment

. Understanding (EIF) - Education Inspection Framework

. Continuous Professional Development

. Inquisitive learning linked to Schematic play

My Availability

Monday to Thursday open from 8am-5pm

I have no available spaces at the moment.

I also do school pick up’s & drop offs to Durrington infants school and junior school.

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Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 21/02/2022

My Fees

  • Childminding from £4.00 per hour

I charge £4 an hour and half rate for holidays

And I charge £5 an hour for pick ups and drop offs for school children and I charge school rates for holidays and I charge full rate if they are with me all day during half term.

£2.00 for breakfast

£2.00 for lunch

£2.00 for dinner

Mid morning snack & afternoon snack is free

I also provide 3-4 year funding

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 Ofsted Inspections

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Ofsted Good Provider Logo
31 August 2016

My Documents

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My son had enjoyed a wide range of activities with Katie. He skips in and comes home with pictures and baking. He is developing well learning his colours and numbers. Would definitely recommend her service. She is professional and caring.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for headmelm headmelm about Avatar for Katie Katie on 17/04/2016

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