5 stars (5)

Childminder in Swindon

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Female Non-smoker Member since Jun 2015 Last Updated Jan 2020 Last Login 24 Feb 2020 Email Website

My Summary

Ofsted Registered

About Me

Hello and Welcome to Butterfly childcares profile.

I currently have a full time space Monday to Friday. I accept funded session for 2-3&4 year olds. 20 years of experience all relevant paperwork. References available. Fun relaxed household with plenty of fun learning experiences.

?If you are looking for after school care. I also collect from Swindon Academy?.

I can also provide school holiday care. For more info please send me a pm. ??

Here at Butterfly Childcare we are looking for our next caterpillars to join our energetic friendly fun household.
If you think this could be your caterpillar then book early to avoid disappointment.
Currently accepting 2/3/4 year old funding.

Current Availability for Dropping to school and collecting from school Orchid vale and St Francis.

The setting offers personal childcare to parents all over swindon which is intended to give peace of mind at all times. Using a child friendly home, the business also has a professional work ethos that allows parents to work in partnership with myself.

The setting delivers a wide range of activities that are individuall tailored and educational and fun. The setting has a number of policies and procedures in place to ensure overall well being and safety, making it suitable for babies and children.

I am very passionate about my role with your children and will alway endeavor to understand and listen to you and your children's needs. i have been caring for families like yourself for 19 years which now makes my youngest child 20 and still at home. which reminds me my eldest is now 33 oh my i sound old hahaha. Mind you i now have 5 beautiful grandchildren. I was quite horrified not so long ago when i was referred to as the glamorous granny. I'm a nana really that makes me feel better hahaha, oh boy i sure don't feel any different too what i did 18 years ago except a few more aches and pain after venturing down the slides and climbing thought tunnels just to hear the children's giggles and my groans.

Anyway down to the business side again

I believe in giving all children equal opportunities and know just how important it is to spend our day teaching all children to reach their goals. I love being involved with all children’s play and like to step back at the right time letting and helping children take their own learning to the next steps and challenges, with the guidance and support of knowing a caring adult is close.

All toys and equipment are of British standard all paperwork and training is up to date. Risk assessments are a daily part of my settings policies and procedures. I operate a signing in and out system for the safety of all visitors and children within my home.

Inspection report, insurance and up to date references are available reviews on FreeIndex.

I plan my week to the child's interest. I have lots of toys. board games, educational toys, science activities. books, puzzle, cooking, puppet theatres, dress up, role play, as you can imagine 28 years of childcare you accumulate a lot of toys and equipment too much to list here. i love arts and craft, messy play and my favourite all time messy play would be rainbow painting glup. paint twister and spider play doh. We spend time visiting toddler groups and larger play center and trips to parks forest.

My goals are for all parents to be happy and confident in leaving their children with me to develop a good working relationship where parents views and concern are listened too. For all children to have a fab time and not want to have to wait till tomorrow to come back. I endeavour to have a promising relationship with all parent in the interest of their children, one in which all parents feel confident in approaching me for any matter at hand.

I provide a profession, secure, safe, caring, stable, fun loving and friendly home from home for every child, I adapt to all family’s needs and I hope this is portrayed in my day to day work with existing children and parents. (References are available)

I value and respect every parent’s beliefs and values so therefore I understand it is of paramount importance to help your children grow and learn in our traditions and to teach your children the same values that you would want your children taught.

With all this in mind every child has their very own confidential file on their progress of development and achievement. This is shared with parents and nursery workers which enables
parent/ nursery and i to work closely together to provide every child the best learning opportunities available to every child.

My Experience

I have cared for many children from birth seeing them into secondary school . I have found this to be so rewarding and had the greatest of time and enjoyment with all the children, this has been one of many great expirences in my life. there has been many a sad moment when children have all grown up and no longer need my care and support.

I have cared for children with special needs, children with english as an addition langage. children dealing with unforseen circumstance,children with behaviour problems, gifted children. and challenging children.

I have learnt a lot along the way in helping and supporting all the children and parents though those challenging times. I welcome all individuals with out discrimination and respect all as equal individuals with out prejudice.

My Qualifications

The completion of my pre-registration
NVQ 3 in childcare (11/2010)
ICP (11/11/2003)
DCP (4/7/2006
ECP (3/04/2007)
Safeguarding Children (05/11/2017)
Current Paediatric First Aid certificate (25/04/2018)

Business success module 1 and 2
Oral health (2/7/2000)
Fussy eaters (5/05/2003
Play for over 5s (16/07/2003)
Play for the older child (10/11/2003)
Basic sign language (13/05/2004)
Managing challenging Behaviour (13/06/2006)
Improving your Ofsted Grading (15/03/2006)
Every child matters
Birth to Three Matters (8/02/2006)
Fire safety Awareness (16/03/2006)
Sensory play for under 5s (9/03/2006)
Multicultural Activities for children (9/05/2006
Asthma anaphylaxis and epipen (26/05/2006
Trio network childminder
Swindon quality childminding network stage 1 (11/01/2011)
Swindon quality childminding network stage 2 (23/03/2011)
Channel General Awareness Module ( 13/07/2015
Raising Early Achievement In Literacy (2016)
Have had an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure

My Availability

Funded session for 2/3/4 year olds

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Before School yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Morning yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
Afternoon yes yes yes yes yes no no
After School yes yes yes yes yes no no
Evening yes yes yes yes yes no no
Overnight yes yes yes yes yes no no
Last Updated: 28/01/2020

My Fees

  • Childminding from £3.00 per hour

Please enquire for rates as i wish to keep this private. Disclamer Note Rate mentioned is not a true account of my charges. Thankyou Tina

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Below are the latest reviews for Butterfly ChildCare. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Tina has looked after both our children 12 months and 3 years old. They have both loved their time at Tina’s which is well set up for children of all ages. Tina has been great, and so flexible when we have needed extra hours or last minute changes.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Butterfly ChildCare on 03/06/2019

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the tremendous work you have done with my twins. Looking back in 2016 we can see how far the boys are and that thanks to your support, presentation and professionalism. Your work is outstanding and no other childminder would do what you have done for my boys. Their development and self-esteem had a huge bust. They are praised by the teacher, they have friends and are happy to explore new things.
I am absolutely sure that all your paperwork can evidence their development with your support, but how about our support: parents and grandparents support? You have been there for us as well as you have been there for the boys. You give us the straight, the expertise and the your wisdom. Your support is well appreciated and you professionalism is admirable.
As a professional myself, I can see an outstanding service and a very devoted, passionate and knowledgeable person who runs it.
You do everything from the heart and your results are easily measurable.

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by about Butterfly ChildCare on 09/07/2018

My 4 years old daughter Sophie is attending this childcare for 2 years. We are very happy with the services provided. Tina is very experienced, flexible and reliable childminder. Children love her and we appreciate all she does for us.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about Butterfly ChildCare on 22/06/2016

Response by Butterfly ChildCare on 24/01/2017:

Thankyou. Sophie has gown into a wonderful little girl x

Very happy with the services provided. Friendly and homely atmosphere.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Butterfly ChildCare on 08/12/2015

Response by Butterfly ChildCare on 09/12/2015:

Thankyou Yulia x

My little girl who is now 20 months has been with Tina 4 x full days for almost 6 months now and she loves it. I was worried how she would settle but quite the opposite she would stand and cry at front door on days off asking to go to ninas.....She can now say it properly. Her speech and development has improved fantastically and her ability to hand me her plate when she is done is certainly not my doing. Tina is open, easy to talk to and very caring.....She does however keep them all in line and is firm but fair and has an immaculate home albeit full of love and toys....I enjoy pick up times to have a bit of a chat and my daughter thinks of it much like she does going to her Nannies house....a real home from home

  • 5 stars Overall

by about Butterfly ChildCare on 05/12/2015

Response by Butterfly ChildCare on 07/12/2015:

Thankyou Leisa i must say its an absolute pleasure having such a bright little spark about the place.

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