My name is Emmie. I live with my partner and I have three children and three grandchildren. We have 2 cockerpoos.
I follow the Early Years Foundation Stage as directed by Ofsted and have been judged Outstanding (twice) by them.
I’m up to date with training including first aid, safeguarding , food hygiene amongst many others.
I provide home cooked meals following a healthy balance.
I am in the process of moving to Lee-On-The-Solent and hope to be starting work there in September.
I have been childminding since 2004 and previously in 1992-1994 as well as having my own children in 1989,1992 and 2002.
I have looked after a child with Aspergers syndrome and speech difficulties.
I have looked after babies through to secondary school children.
1st Aid Paediatric.
NVQ level 3 in Children's Care,Learning and Development.
Child Protection Training
Level 2 Food Safety
Special Educational needs.
The Gender Gap-(raising boys achievement)
Autistic Spectrum Disorders
Full and part time vacancies.
Before and after school.
School holiday cover.
|Last Updated: 03/07/2020|
- Childminding from £4.50 per hour
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- Marriage Certificate (added 11/06/2020)
- DBS Check (added 08/06/2020)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 21/04/2020)
- Inspection Report (added 04/07/2016)
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Emmie really and truly is everything I hoped I'd find in a childminder when I started my search for childcare when my son was 9 months old she put me and my son at ease immediately and I just knew from the moment I walked in the door that this was the place that would be a home from home. My son spent just under 4 years with Emmie full time and since then (he is almost 6) he has been staying during school holidays too and still loves it just as much. She creates a fun and educational environment with great trips outdoors which I think is excellent and is attentive to development opportunities and logs these, so I never feel I miss out on important milestones. Emmie is a kind, patient person and OUTSTANDING childminder, the best by far in my opinion. I am so glad we found her as she has been a big part of our lives and will always have a special place in our hearts!
Response by Emmie Hi on 25/06/2020:
Thank you so much Claire, he certainly fitted straight in like one of the family and will always have a special place in the hearts of all those he’s spent time with and especially mine 😍
I have been using Emmie's childminder services for the last two and a half years. My 7 year old daughter attends, during the school holidays throughout the year.
I was actualled referred to Emmie, by 3 different people, including my daughter's pre-school at the time. She came with great feedback from people in the local area, when I was researching and looking around for a childminder.
Emmie accepts childcare vouchers as a form of payment which has been great for me as I get these through work.
My daughter enjoys the different age ranges of children that attend during the holidays, she has lots of people to play with. Every day spent there is planned down to the minute with activities, arts and crafts and things to do, she never complains she has been bored. Day outings are common in the school holidays and these are planned for the first part of the day either to the nature park, cinema, beach, picnics, garden centre or even a ferry ride across the Thames where they spotted seals in the water. I get so jealous when I hear of my daughters outings.
Emmie's setting is clean and safe, with a nice garden and plenty of toys. I would highly recommend her services and can honestly say I know my daughter is in good hands when she is there.
Response by Emmie Hi on 25/06/2020:
Thank you for writing this, I was truly surprised and proud at how many different people I know had recommended me to you and I’ve glad to be able to help out with the school holidays these last few years, it’s going to be very odd not seeing her this summer, she brings life to every day ☺️
Emmie looked after my 2 year old daughter for 10 months this year, at extremely short notice, and was flexible and accommodating of my varied work schedule. My daughter went from being quite a quiet, socially unconfident child to an outgoing, enthusiastic go-getter, due to being stimulated with exciting creative activities, mixing with other well mannered, happy children of various age groups that Emmie looks after, Emmie's 11 year old daughter who treated my little one like a sister, and Emmie and her husband's kind, family like approach in their well equipped home with a lovely garden and lots of toys, lots of day trips, playing in the park, feeding the ducks and sometimes further afield child centred outdoor activities. My daughter would be banging on the door in the morning to go in, and came home every day with things that she had made. I can't recommend Emmie enough, we miss her very much now we have moved away.
Response by Emmie Hi on 25/06/2020:
Glad we’ve found each other again on fb now and I smile when I saw her happy face 😁
My daughter has been with Emmie for 6 months now and I can not be happier. Emmie was highly recommended to me and I can understand why, she is dependable, flexible, friendly and approachable. My daughter absolutely adores Emmie and thoroughly enjoys her time with her. She has made some lovely friends, always comes home with bright, colourful and imaginative arts and crafts and always has a great big smile on her face when she comes home. I was really worried about going back to work and leaving my daughter but with Emmie's help I have felt confident and assured that my daughter is in very safe hands whilst I'm not there. Thank you Emmie and family x
Response by Emmie Hi on 12/09/2014:
thank you for writing this x
Emmie has looked after both my children - both full time from about 10 months old, to the after school and holiday care she does now. It's quite difficult to put into words the impact she has had on our lives because it wouldn't do her justice. She is quite simply the ideal person to care for children - she wants them to enjoy the time they spend with her, but equally she ensures they have clear routine and structure. She complements her own skill set by engaging with other childminding groups and activities (e.g. music groups, mucky pups) in order that the children can experience a wide range of activities. In holiday time she plans a wide array of activities to entertain the children (almost like a one woman holiday club) - from educational days out to fun excursions, as well as general day to day activities and projects (e.g. watching caterpillars turn into butterflies). After school she ensures the children take time to do their home work before they take on different activities or play with the wide range of toys and games she has in her house - both inside and out in the garden. She helps the children learn about different holidays, festivals and events through themed days e.g. Chinese new year she cooked them chinese food and they discussed which animal they were born under and at Christmas she had the children spellbound with the help of 2 visiting elves who had a new surprise every day of December.
The group of children she looks after currently, all love being there and interacting with each other regardless of age and gender - and that credit goes not only to Emmie but to her family too who are all actively engaged with the children. Its quite simply a fun filled, safe, caring environment and I wouldn't place my children anywhere else (nor would they let me!)
Response by Emmie Hi on 23/05/2014:
Thank you for this, your girls are a real pleasure to care for-they make my job so much fun! I hope they're in our lives for a long time to come.
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