Hi my name is Jackie i live in Gresham ave in westbrook with my family and pets maggie and Brook .Children are cared for from birth to 11 yrs, i can pick up from nurseries and schools your child can enjoy educational activities,crafts,gardening,role play,puzzles,cookery,visits to the library parks and beaches,allotment,wildlife parks museums , I also visit toddler groups and other places of interest. snacks are provided.I have funded places for 2yrs andp i can also take vouchers for 3 and 4 yrs for 15 hours per week. Please call for more details or to arrange a visit .From September 2017 i will be able to offer 30 hours of funding for 3 and for 4 yrs to eligible parents .
I worked voluntry at St Gregorys School in key stage 1.I have also worked in a nursery and i have been childminding since Feb 2010.
During my career as a registered child minder i am committed to keeping up with new legislation and training .So far i have a Diploma in homebased childcare ,first aid paediactric certificate,safeguarding9 children,observation assessment and planning,communication and language.I have recently completed training on the 2yr progress check and a briefing on the new send code of practice .Adding to my Qualifications is joint review for two year olds .I have recently attended a briefing for 3 and 4 yrs funding.
I have just updated my safeguarding children and thresholds for intervention.
continuing with my CPD I have attended a briefing reinforcing my understanding of SEND also I have attended training on slugs and snails how boys brains develop
further training, skilful communicator , and forest school.
Adding to my CPD Butterflies and Bees supporting children's schemas .
Contact me for details and availabilty
|Last Updated: 15/05/2022|
- Childminding from £4.75 per hour
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- First Aid Certificate: PAEDIATRIC FIRST AID (added 07/07/2021)
- Ofsted Certificate (added 07/07/2021)
- DBS Check (added 01/10/2019)
- First Aid Certificate (added 09/02/2018)
- Exam Certificate: Level 3 Diploma (added 09/02/2018)
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My daughter started attending jackie when she was around 18 months, i knew from the start that she was going to love attending.
Jackie takes the children to the park, allotment, museum, zoo, indoor play area’s and many other places as well as having a brilliant set out in her home for the children to enjoy with lots of books, learning resources and educational toys. Jackie really does take pride in her job and cares and loves your children highly. She always lets you know anything you want to know, keeps you updated with your child’s progress. My daughter was a little bit behind with her numbers, Jackie made her a little number game sheet to take home and within no time she grasped the numbers. My daughter always comes home with lovely things they have made weather it be stuff they have cooked or lovely paintings and pictures! It has sadly come to the time where i have had to apply for my daughter to go to primary school, which means she will be leaving Jackie's placement. Honestly if your looking for a lovely childminder that you want your child to feel happy and loved at Jackie is the childminder for you. My daughter will truly miss Jackie, her family and her little friends she has made ❣️
I first became aware of Jackie many years ago when I was looking for someone to have my eldest daughter after school. I remembered thinking this lady is different from the rest, she seems to go above and beyond and observing her with the babies and the preschool aged children she cared for at time it was so reassuring to see how much she really cared for the children she looked after. Sadly my eldest daughter got older and the need for school pick ups ended.
Winding forward to the here and now I was blessed with having my second daughter in 2018. I said to my husband when my youngest daughter was about 8 weeks old, "if Jackie can't have her I'm not going back to work" . Lucky for us Jackie had a child leaving to start school so she would have a space. My daughter started with Jackie in August 2019 and it was then that I realised just how amazing this lady is. Jackie really does put that extra special effort in to everything she does. My daughter absolutely loves going to Jackie's and has right from the very first day. Jackie has such an amazing way of making vital everyday learning fun and it's really easy to see that all the children in her care absolutely adore her.
Jackie makes sure that the children in her care get all the funder mentally important skills required for not only the transition to school but for life in general. My daughters days have been filled with age appropriate activities which encourage and support her learning and boost her self confidence.
Jackie likes to make sure that the children get out and explore the world around them and she recognises the importance of socialising. My daughters days are filled with days out to the allotment, garden centres, library, Manston museum, the beach, castles, zoos, parks the list goes on. When the children aren't out exploring Jackie has an amazing area within her house that's been made specially for the children to play in a safe environment, it is here that Jackie also teaches the children maths skills, number work and activities that promote hand eye coordination and much more. Jackie also has a lovely safe outside garden space where the children can enjoy the fresh air with a variety of outside activities including bikes, trampoline, water play and again much more.
During the covid-19 pandemic when it was at its worst Jackie went to an even higher standard of childcare. Jackie worked like myself and many other keyworkers through the whole pandemic. Jackie implemented robust safety measures to keep the children she looked after and their families safe. Jackie implemented doorstop drop offs, only one family in the grounds of her house at a time, hand sanitiser was provided upon entrance and I also know that Jackie implented a very robust cleaning regime within her own home every evening and morning. There were even times when we were allowed to see family again Jackie made some difficult decisions again to keep the children she looked after safe.
To finish up, I am so incredibly sad that my daughter is coming to a time where she will be starting primary school and leaving Jackies but I can honestly say to anyone reading this, you will not find a childminder that gives as much as Jackie. If you are choosing a childminder because you want that home from home experience or you want your children out exploring and learning whilst having fun and not in front of TV or electronic devices or your looking for someone who will care and love for your children as much you do then Jackie really is the childminder you are looking for.
Our son Oliver has been with Jackie since he was 6 months old he is now coming up to 4yrs. And I cant express how much he loves Jackie and has turned into a lively little boy.
She does all educational activities, outings, walks, nature plus home crafty activity.
He is so very happy with her and quite frankly I never want to lose her, she is just perfect.
My husband and I work full time and we drop Oliver knowing he is perfectly happy and safe.
Jackie's family are part of ours know....
100% better care and focus and support than we would have got from any nursery.
My son Ronnie has been with Jackie since he was 10 months old and he will soon be 4. As soon as I met jackie I was confident that I was making the right decision as I had been unecided between a nursery or chidminding setting.
Jackie is devoted to the children in her care and my son has thrived with her. She reinforces all the good values we try to teach our children including politeness, good hygiene and independence. Her house is clean and tidy, and always feels calm and safe. The dogs are a pleasure and a real asset, my son loves playing with them and learning about caring for, and respecting, animals.
Jackie has worked with me throughout to ensure that Ronnie's needs are met and she has always been flexible in the way she delivers support and education, playing to his strengths.
Jackie always keeps regular contact with me, both verbally and in the form of a daily diary, so that I know what Ronnie has been doing. She provides a huge variety of daily activities and outings, and she always ensures the children get outside for fresh air and exercise.
She provides healthy snacks and encourages children to be independent with eating where appropriate. Jackie also cooks with the children, teaching them where their food comes from and fostering an appreciation of a wide variety of foods and flavours.
Ronnie loves going to Jackie's and it's a battle to get him to come home with me most evenings! I'm so grateful for her support and friendship over the last 3 years.
Jackie has looked after my daughter since she was one years old. She had previously looked after my son, so I was familiar with her childcare routines and care. Three and a half years on, we are still delighted with our childminder and would thoroughly recommend Jackie to anyone with young children.
Both my children have thrived in her home environment and the amount of ‘out of home’ activities and trips that she takes the children on is fantastic. Both were fully prepared for starting school and were confident and knowledgeable.
I chose not to mix childcare with my daughter as I had done with my son originally (with 2 days at Jackie’s and 2 days at a local nursery). This was because I did not feel a nursery setting could offer my daughter the varied days and experiences that Jackie offers on a daily basis. I could not fault the nursery that she perhaps would have attended but I have been delighted with the activities and learning that my daughter has undertaken with Jackie - assisting her in being a bright confident girl who started school last month.
Her home is beautiful and clean in a quiet setting near to the local beach. She has a vast amount of books, toys and learning apparatus that would benefit children of all ages. She keeps you up to date with their days in their diaries so you know exactly what happens day to day including what they eat.
Jackie provides a home from home environment and I could not recommend her enough.
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