Childminder in Chelmsford

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Female Non-smoker Member since Apr 2015 Last Updated Jan 2020 Last Login Jan 2020 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

We provide a homely, relaxed option to child care and we love sharing our family home with others, and enjoy looking after children.
We open at 7am and close by 6.30pm, offering flexible hours throughout the year.
Children are encouraged to play, discover, have fun and develop the skills they need to be a unique individual.
With a highly qualified, lead childcare professional who is constantly striving to improve practice as well as provision at the setting, your child will receive the best possible care while here with us.
And to add to that - we are competitively priced to ensure we support all families in Boreham.
Just a short walk from the school, we are ideally placed for before and after-school care, as well as being a 2 minute walk from the Recreation ground, providing children with opportunities to use the equipment and play area everyday.

We except childcare vouchers, tax-free childcare options, as well as payment plans to suit each individual family.

If Shell’s House sounds like somewhere you’d like to visit, please contact us.

We currently have vacancies every day before and afterschool, as well as in the February half term.

My Experience

I had my first OFSTED inspection in May 2018 where I was awarded a “GOOD” grading!! I am so proud of this as I work so hard to maintain a high level of provision, and believe I care for children the way I would want my own cared for.

I have had experience in many areas, including starting 2 day care settings from “scratch”, working in full day nurseries as a room leader and nursery nurse, out of school clubs, wraparound care, schools, preschool and nannying, 1:1 LSA in primary school, managing a preschool as voluntary co-chair at the locally (where we gained a "GOOD" Ofsted grade in April 2016), new born experience, and experience with additional needs including speech and language, ADHD and attachment.

I am an experienced childcare practitioner having qualified to cache NVQ level 3 Childcare and Education in 2002 and have 4 children of my own. I am currently studying for a BA honours degree in childhood and youth studies.

I can currently offer care between 7am-9am and 3pm-6pm/6.30pm for school aged children, serving school runs at Boreham primary only.
I can also offer non pupil day cover and school holiday care 7am-6pm - other hours negotiable. I am only usually closed over the Xmas period and pride myself on being flexible to meet the needs of the families I work for.

I have current first aid, DBS, EYFS and safeguarding as well as many other qualifications - please feel free to ask to see my certificates. I enjoy updating my knowledge and keeping up with regular changes within the sector.

My Qualifications

CACHE Diploma in Child Care and Education nvq level 3
Level 3 paediatric first aid
Level 2 safeguarding and child protection
Managing effectively in early years
Safe recruitment of early years practitioners
Level 2 Health and safety
Level 2 food safety and hygiene

My Availability

Before and after school - Term time 7am-9am and 3pm-6pm (pick up and drop off at/from Boreham primary school only)

Full day care (not currently available in term time).

Holiday care (All except Xmas) children aged 3+ (spaces limited), 7am-6pm other hours may be available.
Closed weekends and Bank holidays.
Other closure dates apply, available on request.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Morning no no no no no no no
Afternoon no no no no no no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 03/01/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.00 per hour

Childminding - rates available on request. sibling discount may be available.
Please provide your own meals otherwise an additional charge per meal per day will be added.

Deposit payable to secure place.

My Local Schools

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